RNANGEL13's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RNANGEL13 RNANGEL13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125883 I am trying to get back on the Band Wagon. My hubby has bee very ill and continues to be, but I have to get into shape to be able to continue to help him and myself! I started back on Oct 21 and I have lost a few pounds after gaining a few. I am still not where I was when I was on SP, so I will continue and make my life a little healthier everyday! To those who pray, pray for my Hubby and myself. <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <BR> <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:28:24 EST God Is Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039903 Well I guess I have an excuse for everything in the book! I was sick for awhile and now my Hubby has been diagnosised with Colon and Lung Cancer. They haven't found it anywhere else yet...:-(. He was in the hospital for almost three weeks with them trying to figure out what to do. They wasn't sure if it was just two abscesses on his colon or what, until the colon almost totally blew apart! The Path Report came back cancer. Then they did a CT Scan to see if he had pneumonia or what & th... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:14:25 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961691 I have been a little sluggish and haven't been on SP much lately, but I have to get back in the saddle and get going again. When I don't put my all in my diet and exercise I keep gaining and getting sicker! I have to go 3-4 X's more than most to lose weight and keep it off, thanks to my Hypothyroid and my Gene's!!!!! I know many of you are in my shoes and wish that you can do like normal people, but that is not happening unless a Miracle Pill comes out and speeds up our metabolism and tone... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 08:01:57 EST Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913792 Thank God as of today I am feeling better, I can move without yelping! I have been on muscle relaxers, pain pills, and steroids, I guess something is working. I am going to try exercising this week. Today and tomorrow are long days with teaching class and then doing my regular job, so I don't think exercising is going to fit into my schedule until Thurs or Fri........Hope everyone is having a great week! <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 20:25:50 EST Pinched Nerve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908087 Went to the MD today and it was confirmed that I do have a pinched nerve in my back and I am have muscles in my side due to the pinched nerve. It is doing better, but i am still tired from fighting the pain in my back. Plus, my fibro keeps me in pain most of the time. Anyway, I will be glad when the pinched nerve lets up so I may get started exercising again. Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend. <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>43</em> <em>2... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 22:01:26 EST Happy Memorial Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900989 Hope everyone is enjoying themselves today!!! <BR> <BR> God Bless & Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Mon, 28 May 2012 10:22:09 EST What's Your ThINgY???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899729 Do you beat yourself up for not doing the "PERFECT DIET/EXERCISE PROGRAM"? Most of us do! We're Not Perfect, but we try to fit that mode & get upset when we don't do everything right. We don't lose weight, we are cheating, we are yoyoing, and are at the plateau thing!!!! We punish ourselves & and backslide and then a vious cycle continues over & over again & again!!!!! What is the Thingy, I ask, that makes us keeping trying to reach our GOAL?!?!?!? For each one of us it is something dif... Sun, 27 May 2012 09:33:23 EST Freedom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899404 I am so thankful for freedom to be able to have a wonderful week-end with friends & family. We can laugh & enjoy each other & of course the food too. God is everywhere & in us! Hope everyone is having a great week-end & a happy & Healthy Memorial Holiday. <BR> <BR> God Bless & Keep All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Sat, 26 May 2012 22:58:04 EST Happy Holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897147 Good morning to all, <BR> <BR> I have been under the weather with my back, so that puts me at a slower pace than usual with my health and weight loss. I don't know what is going on with me but I am going through a slump with my weight...... <BR> <BR> Anyway, when my back gets back on the mends, I will have to get back in the saddle and ride this baby home. We have a pool and it is about ready for the season, so when I can climb in it, it will be one of the BEST exercises to help me back t... Fri, 25 May 2012 07:13:57 EST GOOD MORNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873432 Loving self seems easy to most, but some of us it takes a life time to find that LOVE! When that is the case, we tend to self destruct/distrust one's self. When we find others we can confide in sometime that will bring out the beauty in us! GOD is my Saviour, He is the one that has opened my eyes to many things, yet I have many more things that I need to see. I will continue to pray that my EYES become more open so I may see my self and then deal. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a Gr... Wed, 9 May 2012 06:37:49 EST Praise Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861922 I just want to give praise to God: <BR> I am still Alive <BR> I can still go to church <BR> I can still worship God <BR> I still have my family <BR> I can still get out of bed <BR> I still have a job <BR> I can still work <BR> I can still make good decisions <BR> I can still lose weight <BR> I want to Thank All of You All for your Love and Support......... <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Tue, 1 May 2012 20:35:49 EST Wait vs Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847560 Why do we judge our self-worth by the numbers on the scale?!?!?!?! I wait to weight every week hoping the scale will reward me with new numbers that are pleasing to me and then I am sad when I see the number steadily going up.....I think what the HECK! They shouldn't be going up they should be going down. Some weeks my weight can shift from 5-10 pounds.....Lord help me Jesus. How can that be so, I know we all have water weight, but after a while, one should lose some of that water weight!... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:41:32 EST Migraines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4836693 I started having migraines in my early 20's and I am still having them!!!! This is my third day fighting one with other health issues. I am an up beat person, but sickness can put a toll on a person. I have heard some people say they had migraines for years & then they just stopped! Who would be so lucky......anyway, I hope all is doing well today and going forward on your journey of weight loss!!!! <BR> <BR> God Bless & Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 15 Apr 2012 21:32:20 EST Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834130 Changing habits are hard to do......however, it is all in the mind! I change two things and go back to one......LOL I know it takes awhile to make a life style change and hopefully it will become a part of life my. Hope all is enjoying Spring! <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 23:08:40 EST LOVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4825936 He has Risen, He is Alive!!!! Thank you Lord for coming and sacrificing your Life that I may live! <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>43</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 8 Apr 2012 19:04:36 EST Resurrection Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821350 Good Morning to All......This Sunday will be the observation of the Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ, <BR> <BR> Praise the Lord, He has risen and now is setting on His Throne beside His Father in Heaven. I am glad to say that I am a Christian and I celebrate Him today and everyday! He is my reason for living. I have to pray everyday for Him to take me through and help me with my diet (life style) change. The Spirit is willing but, the Flesh is weak. I am weak, but He is Strong. Th... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 06:19:51 EST Spring is in the Air http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4816157 Good Morning to All, <BR> I love Spring and Autumn, it seems to bring the most beautiful times in the year! I thank God that He paints us pictures in this wonderful world everyday. Have you ever looked in the sky and saw a child laughing or a dog running in the clouds, I have! Have you ever saw two birds flirting with each other, flying up and down laughing. Have you ever saw trees and flowers waving as you walk or drive by???? God has Blessed us sooooo much, if we will just look around u... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 06:47:58 EST New Eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814288 I want to take this time and thank God for all His many blessings to my family, friends, and myself. I take so many things for granted day after day, but I want to change a few more things in my life. I want to see things in a new light, see them how others see them! When we see through other peoples eyes we can change the way we live and treat others. God is a good God all of the time and I want to be like Him, loving and caring. Hope everyone is having a great week-end. <BR> <BR> God ... Sat, 31 Mar 2012 23:16:31 EST Count your blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4812680 Thank God for keeping my family and myself safe during the tornado destruction in the past few weeks! We have a new lease on life.......I was looking death in the face when a saw a tornado funnel dropping down from the sky right in front of my house, less than a football field away! I started praying to God for my safety and my life. Evidently it wasn't my time to go. There were so many other tornado's around my home within 10 miles. Some people lost their lives, families, friends, homes... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:59:04 EST Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4809735 WOW, I am taken aback with one of our fellow SP member who lost 200 pounds as of today! That is so amazing to me.....what kind of person is this...? A passionate, strong willed, loves life..I can go on and on. Keep her in your prayers so she can finish her race!!!!! <BR> <BR> God Bless & Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>252</em> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:03:52 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806133 If I didnt have to home at night I think I would almost keep a perfect diet!!!! I do well all day on my diet until I come home!!?!?! Once I get home & eat too many calories or the wrong food, I get mad at myself again.....I know, I am the one to blame and no one else. I try to do my diet thingy & get my husband the non-diet foods because he doesn't want to diet. Some days I have no problem walking past the goodies a MILLION times, yet other times I can't seem to even get in the house with... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:17:56 EST Jump start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4804449 I need a jump start in my daily diet! I have to look in the mirror and do a soul search. The meaning of life is not always clear to me at times. Sometime it gets pretty foggy & I lose my way. I need to get a grip and get it now!!!!! My life & health are at stake... I guess I haven't been following the road map like I should. I pray for my eyes to be enlighten by God & for Him to lead and guide me in the path! <BR> God Bless & Keep You All, <BR> Kathy <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 19:38:20 EST Living one day at a time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803353 Living life changes from day to day! Some days I am strong & some days I am weak....I want the days to even out and become one continuous good day! I want to be grounded in what I know I am suppose to do to stay healthy. Why do some people make up their mind to do something & nothing can change their mind?!?!?! Some things in my life no one can change my mind no matter what & other things like "Chocolate"......I shall continue my journey..it may take longer to change than I want, but it w... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 23:09:00 EST To gain or not to gain!?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800684 I am on the gain weight gang again.... <em>39</em> up and down isn't my thought of getting fit! I think the hormones are taking over at this time: weight gain, bloating, craving chocolate!!! Must I say more??? I have high expectations of myself, so this is driving me CRAZY! I need to change a lot of somethings in my life , but I am not exactly sure what it needs to be to jump start my metabolism. I thought once I started my THYROID medications that would be the answer, wrong! I change m... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:08:06 EST Sleepy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4788624 Where do the nights go???? Got to bed a little after 10PM and had to get up at 3AM!!!!! I know, I need more sleep, but had to do physicals today before the guys went to work. Hopefully I will be able to take a nap later on in the day. I need to go to a case conference and do some more paper work and then maybe I can take off and get some zzzzzzz! Hope everyone is having a great day! <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>102</em> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:50:04 EST I smell Spring in the air.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4786734 God is so good letting us see his glorious works here on earth: Birds singing, flowers and trees blooming, and grass becoming green again! I heard the birds singing the other day and it lifted my spirit. I have many allergies, but I love Spring and Autumn. Hopefully I can get out an exercise while enjoying the beautiful days ahead. Hope everyone is having a Blessed year thus far. <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep You All, <BR> <BR> Kathy <em>247</em> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 06:37:54 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774968 Just a quick note to thank God for a NEW DAY and His Everlasting Love to everyone! I try to start a new day with thinking how I can stay true to my eating plan, but sometime I tend to stray. The only thing with that is I have to learn to forgive myself and love myself no matter how many mistakes/choices I make through out the day....Is that as hard for others as it is for me???? <BR> <BR> We have to pray and trust God for our salvation and life choices!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> God Bless and Keep ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 06:20:44 EST Low Thyroid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4767307 I have always had trouble losing weight and/or keeping it off. It is so hard to be patient with the wait "weight" game from week to week. I am up and down more than the elevator at work......No one can be perfect (I try to leave that to God)! With age, hypothyroid, diabetes, and etc. one can get distracted very easily from time to time. I just want to get my weight down and get healthy. Prayers go a long way! God Bless and keep All..... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 14:15:11 EST Feeling Icky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4746860 Haven't been feeling well today....plus, haven't ate the best either. Hopefully things will be better tomorrow. Better days are coming! <em>24</em> Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:02:54 EST Medical.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740656 First of all, I want to thank everyone for their kind words to me in my previous Blogs...... <BR> My GYN MD wants to ultrasound my uterus and have labs done to see what is happening to me and then decide to continue giving me medication or do surgery. YIKES! I hope all I will need is meds for a short period of time. I thought I was more healthy than I am....I need to quit going to the MD's so I will not know if my arm or leg is going to fall off. LOL Hope everyone is having a relaxing e... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:02:23 EST S-T-R-E-S-S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4727897 Sometime life throws you a curve ball and you have to know what to do with it......We are programmed to eat when stress comes our way! I had a stressful two days. I was physically and emotionally drained when I got off work today and wanted to eat everything in site. I refrained, thank God. However, I did not eat the best, but I did not eat the house down. Tue, 7 Feb 2012 21:24:08 EST Hanging on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720192 When hormones are in to play, some people crave chocolate and foods that are not good for a diet. Well, I am talking about myself. I have been craving and eating things that I should not on my diet! However, it is not as bad as it was in the past two weeks. I need to get back into the saddle and start pushing myself for my goal. Guys don't have an idea what it means to lose control of how you feel and then have to keep starting over again and this depends on the woman how often this happ... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 10:27:50 EST Continuing the race after feeling Yucky...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4717938 I have been ill with the girly thingy with pain/migraines/weight gain/sleepy/chocolate cravings/yucky feelings................I am feeling better with the exceptions of a slight migraine! With that in mind, hopefully I will continue to feel better and will be able to start more exercising. I am determined to lose the weight and get healthy again! Thu, 2 Feb 2012 06:26:23 EST Good Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711527 Life is good, if you don't weaken! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:52:23 EST Another Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704075 I am trying new things everyday and seeing what is working for ME! Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:28:07 EST Staying on my Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4699916 I put a couple pounds back on and I knew I would do to eating too much sodium, but I am still trucking on............ Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:15:07 EST I want to WIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4695204 Winning the weight loss goal, is getting healthy! I want to win at losing weight and becoming healthy. Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:17:47 EST Working a lot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4693783 I haven't been doing as well as my previous blogs.....I have been eating a little too much at times and some things are not healthy. I am not going to the extreme, but not what I want to do. I have been working a lot of hours so it is difficult to track things like I should. Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:26:35 EST Excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683519 I can not believe that I have lost 8lbs this fast.......I know how the body works though. You lose and lose then your body has to adjust to the change and you have to wait a little bit to start losing more!!!! ;-) Mon, 16 Jan 2012 05:49:21 EST Stoked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668214 I am STOKED today due to my weight loss! This gives me an incentive to go on............... <em>205</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 09:57:53 EST Keeping on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4664782 I have felt tired all day, but still had to clean, cook, and do laundry! Sat, 7 Jan 2012 19:58:12 EST Second Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658190 Had a long day after being on a long Christmas Vacation. It was harder trying to get all of my calories in today! Sparkpeople keep me in check, I may not do 100%, but better than I was doing before I started. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:58:24 EST A New Begining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4654282 I am starting a new journey Spiritually and Naturally this year! I have been a Christian for many years, but I want to see Jesus Christ in a New Light this Year! I have been on many Diets and Exercise Programs, but I want to let it start changing my life............. 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