ROSEWCI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ROSEWCI ROSEWCI'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/ Quilt, Progress, & Granddaughter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630619 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> We're well into the new year & I hope everyone is doing well! I'm finally able to get back to the gym after having surgery back in December. I'm going daily & it feels so good to have my routine back! I'm modifying when I need to (it's amazing how much strength you lose over a short period of time)! My plan is to do ST 3x a week & some form of cardio everyday (some days it's a walk). Spin class is my most favorite! <BR> <BR> I'm done w/my daughter's quilt, so ... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 06:43:07 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577411 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> I just enJOYed a wonderful Christmas w/my family! I'm sorry if I worried anyone because I haven't been logging on. Reason being was that the computer was in the den & my grandson was sleeping on the sofa bed in there, so I didn't have access to the 'puter early in the morning. Once they were up, I was making breakfast & spending time w/them before we headed out for the day. I've missed you all though! I'm doing well, still in healin... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 05:46:36 EST Projects & Stuff! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569114 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope this holiday season finds you all in good spirits! My wish is that you can relax & enJOY every moment spent with family & friends! <BR> <BR> As many of you know, I've been recuperating from surgery & I'm laid up for 6-8 weeks. This means NO exercise except for walking...doctor's orders! It's been difficult, since I'm an exercise everyday kinda person...& I just don't sit idle very well! So, here's what I've been doing to while away the hours! <BR> <BR... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:25:06 EST Quilt Projects! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521964 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> My machine isn't functioning properly so I have to take it into the shop on Friday. I had wanted to post the pics of the completed quilts, but I so wanted to share them w/you! So, here they are! They still need binding but you can at least see what they look like! I've started a third one but it's in the cutting stage, so not much to see yet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1281091112.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 06:18:51 EST I Had NO Doubt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406460 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526491979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello Fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I had NO doubt I would be successful when I chose to begin The Summer Challenge! I'm down exactly 4 lbs, my friends!!! And that's in just one week!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Now, THAT'S what I'm talking about!!! <BR> <BR> As many of you know, I had been on Weight Watchers for quite a few months & had done very well, losing over 30+ lbs. It's a good program, but costly...& s... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:21:04 EST Marco Island Fun Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383327 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd share pics from the run this morning! It was very HOT & HUMID ...& I ended up walking a segment of the run! This also was a SURGE COLOR run...& they threw water & color on us throughout the event! Um, I was NOT a big fan, by the way! lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l314950741.jpg"> <BR> My friend Caryle (who's gonna be 70 in a couple of weeks!) & I as we await the festivities <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 11:43:12 EST No Excuses!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372474 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l298734422.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I gave myself 2 weeks to get back on track...& well, so it goes! I'm up exactly 6 lbs today! Geeezzzzz... <BR> <BR> Okay, NO EXCUSES! Time to get serious & get back on track!!! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Time to move forward! I CAN do it!!! <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Beginning this morning! I will... <BR> <BR> - exercise every morning! Cardio & ST <BR> - weigh & measure my port... Thu, 30 May 2013 11:24:49 EST 5K Pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5358211 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I arrived back in Florida yesterday evening & I'm so glad to be home! I hope everyone is well & staying healthy! I, for one, have caught a bad cold along the way & am under the weather at the moment. I haven't been sick in quick a long time, so my body is a wreck & I'm miserable! I did want to get these pics of the 5K out to ya, even though I know Cathy has posted many already! By the way, she did a FABULOUS job, my friends! It was her first 5K, so a big CONGR... Thu, 16 May 2013 06:58:33 EST Pictures of the Kayak Outing!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340333 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1221173547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1129321903.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We had so much fun out on the Marco River! It was a beautiful day! We traveled all up into the mangroves...we saw an eagle & a few dolphins! Ahhh yes, I do believe I live in paradise! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share my JOY w/you all!!! <em>247</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:47:51 EST How Far I've Come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335965 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> I hope all is well in your world! I know many of you are STILL awaiting Spring! Hmmmmmm, I just don't know what the problem is! Calendar says it's the end of April! That means, Spring has Sprung! Am I right??? Okay, let's use the power of positive thinking to move it along, shall we?!! On the count of three.....1-2-3! <BR> <BR> Come on Spring!!!! <em>126</em> <em>67</em> <em>145</em> <BR> <BR> Alright, I hope that did the job! <em>334</em> <BR... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 05:25:25 EST LQQK At What I Did Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333014 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l969014966.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep! That's me on a paddle-board! First time ever & I didn't fall in the water, not once! It was an awesome experience, friends! Not bad for going on 60 years young, huh! Laughing..... Four of us ladies went out...one of the gals is gonna be 70 in June! We're a spunky group, we are!!! It's all about balance & using your core! Fun! Fun! Fun! <BR> <BR> Awwww, I just had to share my JOY w/you all today!!! ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:32:35 EST Look What I Got!!! (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329335 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> Look what I got! An early 60th Birthday gift from hubby!!! (Birthday is May 19th) WooHoo!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l112637151.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1331774501.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was soooo excited, I had to share my JOY!!! I can't wait to hit the water!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Weekend, all!!! <em>247</em> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 06:14:30 EST All Moved In! (pics!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328347 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I've blogged! Between family visiting & our move, well...time's slipped away! First of all, my weight's up a 0.8 of a pound, & understandably. I'm not surprised since I've not been exercising like I normally do. Let me explain. I'm a member of the Marco Y & have access to all the equipment & group classes except for tennis & spinning. For spin class, I pay an extra $30.00 a month for unlimited use & I pay on a monthly basis, so I can d... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 06:50:50 EST Movin' & Groovin'! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302794 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all well, my friends! I know many of you are STILL waiting for Spring! Awwww, it's coming, honest!!! <BR> <em>126</em> <em>450</em> <em>448</em> <em>87</em> <em>126</em> <BR> Alright, so I'm down 1.6 lbs for a total of 33.2! Now, that's even with my daughter having been here for a visit!!! Mind you, it was mainly because I was able to keep my work out routine! Oh, I ate while she was here! We ate out a few times & I cooked at ho... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 06:03:21 EST Happy Days!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294557 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all well, my friends! And I'm hoping Spring has Sprung in your part of the world! My daughter's visiting from Ohio & she's loving our sunshine! We were on the beach all afternoon & I got a little sunburn! Um, yeah...you'd think I'd know better, living in Florida for 2 years now, huh?!! Well, smarty pants me, didn't apply any suntan lotion cause I thought I didn't need it! Uh, sadly mistaken... <BR> <BR> And I'm red as a beet this morning! <em... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 05:57:00 EST So Close, & Yet So Far!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286096 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope that all is well in your world!!! Spring has Sprung for many of you!!! EnJOY!!! <BR> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, drum rolls pleeeeaaassee!!! (...for the NOT so big reveal!) <BR> <BR> I'm down 0.4 lbs for a total of............29.8 lbs gone since I began WW's! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> So CLOSE, & yet so FAR!!! <BR> <BR> Oh, believe me, I WAS shooting for that final 3... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 05:41:33 EST Reaching For The Stars!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276921 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all healthy & well! The new year is in full swing & we're anticipating the arrival of Spring!!! Not soon enough for most, I hear!!! Well, let's just put it right out for all to see, shall we?!! <BR> <BR> <em>126</em> <em>448</em> <em>450</em> <em>378</em> <em>376</em> <em>126</em> <em>87</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> There, doesn't it feel better already?!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Alright...(cue the trumpets, please!!) ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 05:45:56 EST Holding Steady! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266799 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope all is well in your world, my friends! As for me, I'm holding steady! Yep! My weight remained exactly the same this week! My initial reaction? Well, I was a bit shocked & disappointed & then angry! And the women weighing me in at Weight Watcher's says to me, she says... "well, you can just add a little more exercise!" What?!! <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> More exercise????!!! Uh, NO! I think NOT! <BR> <BR> What I do think though, is that I need to ta... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:15:37 EST My Cup Runneth Over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257822 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all doing well! I am so excited to report I'm down 3 lbs this week! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Go me!!! <BR> <BR> Here's how the week went... <BR> <BR> - I increased intake of fruits & veggies <BR> -Focus was on increasing water intake daily <BR> -I TRACKED everything I put in my mouth <BR> -I measured/weighed most portions <BR> -I increased my intake of the good fats <BR> -I walked for a half hour most evenings <BR> -I (but of course!) cont'd to e... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 17:58:04 EST The Glass Is Half Full!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251185 Hello Fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is well! The media's reporting that the flu season has eased up a bit, but I gotta tell ya, I'm hearing a lot of people say that there are a lot of sick folks out there! And those that get this nasty flu have been very, very ill! Please take special care, my friends! I'm not wanting any of ya's out there to be sick! Stay healthy! <BR> <BR> Now, I'm not complaining or anything, but I just find it a little "odd" that last week, I lost ... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:17:22 EST And I'm Back!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242381 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> And I'm back! Back on track, that is!!! WooHoo!!! Down 1.8 lbs this week! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Honestly, I can't say I'm doing anything different, when it comes to my routine. I am doing a spinning class 3X a week now & this past week, I've started back to walking before or after dinner for a half hour. I just like how I feel after a walk & it sets the tone for my evening right nicely! Our instructors tell me that you can burn 800-1000 calories in one h... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 05:33:08 EST The Good, Bad, & Ugly of it all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232626 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am setting the record straight & getting back on track, starting this morning! I hope everyone is doing well & staying warm! Oh, I know most of the country is in the deep freeze, so I won't rub it in that our weather has been beau-ti-ful! Awwww, well it has! <BR> <BR> Okay, now for the GOOD! <BR> <BR> Brennan's visit! <BR> FYI: he's 14 & doesn't like his picture taken! I could hardly ever get him to pose, let alone smile! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 05:25:00 EST Headed In The Right Direction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201589 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all beginning 2013 in good health & with good intentions! <BR> <BR> I'm just getting over what I think was a mild case of the flu! Yes, Yes, I got a flu shot last September! I woke up Tuesday not feeling well, but still planning on going to a spin class...I was so looking forward to it! Well, I didn't even make it out the door! I went directly to bed & pretty much stayed there for 2 days with nausea & vomiting, headache & body aches...not fun. ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 05:48:09 EST I Definitely Went Over That Cliff!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189441 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy New Year! I hope all is well in your world! <BR> <BR> Well my friends, I'm beginning the new year with a holiday weight gain of....(drum roll, please!)) <BR> <BR> 4.4 lbs! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Yikes! How the heck did that happen?!! Uh, NOT a surprise! I know EXACTLY how it happened! I took my eye off the ball for not 1 week, but 2! The first week my family was here visiting, my focus was on them & not me. I didn't exercise or track or even THIN... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 06:03:39 EST Nothing Lost...Nothing Gained! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172336 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Yep! You heard it right, my friends! My weight remains exactly the same as last week's weigh in! Now, what are the changes of that! So, total lost remains at 29.2 lbs! WooHoo! <BR> <BR> I'll take it! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> With Christmas just a few days away, I know everyone is extremely busy...myself included! My daughter's family is leaving Ohio for Florida tomorrow evening by car, apparently in the midst of a snow storm, no less! Please pray for the... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 19:54:33 EST It Goes To Show... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166113 That perseverance & hard work pays off! Now, I know this statement applies to just about everything we do in life...but particularly when it comes to our weight loss efforts! I say this because I honestly have been struggling this week! I attended a party over the weekend, & had planned for it by eating light on the day before & the day after. And I made wise choices...& did try a dessert or two, but only ate half of whatever I ate. And I drank wine & enJOYed the company of my friends! <... Fri, 14 Dec 2012 05:51:18 EST It's more than just a number on the scale, now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159910 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays! I hope all is well in your world! <BR> <BR> I've been busy, getting ready for my grandchildren, daughter, & SIL's visit to SW Florida! I so want to show them a good time while they're here! Our weather's been gorgeous...we're in the low 80's & it's sunny & beautiful! I've talked w/the kids, & they are extremely excited! Ya know guys, this is my very first Florida Christmas! Gosh, I'm excited too!!! <BR> <BR> Um, I DID decorate, just a bit...&... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 06:13:03 EST Double WooHoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151283 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> I hope all is well in your world! We're in the thick of the holidays, by golly... & I hope you're all hanging in there! Cause I know the stress can take its toll! Been there, done that! I'm feeling the pressure, just a bit, because my young granddaughter called last evening & wanted to know if grandma "decorates" for Christmas & if Santa will be able to "find her" in Florida! <BR> <BR> Oh oh! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I hadn't planned on decorating or eve... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:41:59 EST How We All Doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137047 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I was wondering, how ya all doing out there? It's holiday time, by golly! And I know how there's so much to get done & there's lots going on! I'm not heading up north this year, so no hustle & bustle for me, so much. But I know you're all in the thick of it! Many of you are still working & planning holiday events & meals. It's all added stress! I think sometimes things just get out of hand & more complicated than it has to be, don't you think? My wish for yo... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:13:18 EST Successful!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129149 Hello My Friends! <BR> <BR> Good Morning everyone! I hope you're all well! <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here drinking my coffee & contemplating what I should write. Actually, I'm quite excited & thrilled I had such success on the scales yesterday! <em>9</em> And I want to share not only what went right this week, but give you all a glimpse of how I did it! Cause I know we're all, somewhat, on the same journey...& we're all thriving to be successful! So, I'm gonna do my very best to sha... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 05:52:43 EST BACK TO THE BASICS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121061 Absolutely Friends! It's back to the basics because I'm up 0.8 lbs this week! Well, & here's why! (No surprise!) <BR> <BR> -I only partially tracked most days, & on 2 days, not at all! <BR> -Was sick & ate soup & crackers x2 days. Mind you, I would eat a WHOLE package of saltines each time! Food addict that I am, I didn't stop at just 4-6! <BR> -Experienced increased cravings & indulged in comfort foods <BR> -Less exercise <BR> -Low energy <BR> -Eating less fruits & veggies <BR> -Hall... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 05:19:40 EST Down 0.2 X 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113273 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> I hope all is well in your world! <BR> <BR> I'm down another 0.2 lbs for a total of 22 lbs gone! <em>185</em> <BR> Honestly, I was hoping for more, but not surprised that it wasn't, & I'll tell ya why. I just got back from visiting up north about a week ago. And every time I make that trip, something happens to my psyche...I don't know if it's because we're eating out in restaurants, or that I become "bored" just sitting in the car, or just that I have to... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:44:11 EST Way To Lose a Pound!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092536 Hiya Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm down 1.2 lbs for a total of 21.6! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Let me just say that it's not been easy this week, as I was on the road for 2 days...eating out in restaurants & now staying w/family. As you know, when you're traveling, it's very difficult to remain in control & on track! I'll share what works for me! <BR> <BR> *TRACKING everything! & stay in range! <BR> *pack a cooler w/low fat yogurt/fruit/cheese/nuts/water for the road! <BR> *exercise of some... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:06:01 EST The BIG 2-0! (deja vu!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084699 Yep, my friends! I hit it!!! The BIG 2-0!!! <em>185</em> <BR> Yep! 10% of my body weight! GONE!!! <BR> Um, can ya tell I'm a bit excited?!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Well, I am, by golly! And I'm at the half way mark of where I wanna be! I was down 2.4 lbs this week for a total of 20.4! And I did it in 8 weeks! Uh, and ya know what? I've been down this road before...deja vu! As I'm writing this, it occurs to me that I've written this before! Oh yea, so I'm asking myself ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 06:06:43 EST I Think We CAN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075274 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> Happy Wednesday to all! I hope you are well! <BR> <BR> Hey, I'm down another 0.8 lbs for a total of 18!!! WooHoo!!! I'm feeling GOOD about it!!! <BR> <BR> This week was a bit messy, as I was sick on Saturday & Sunday. I actually lost 2 lbs, due to not eating much... <BR> & I think the vomiting & diarrhea had something to do w/it too! <em>39</em> <BR> But alas, I was all better on Monday, & well...my appetite kicked in! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> At Weight ... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:50:59 EST We CAN do it! Go Us! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065827 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you are all well! Happy Fall to ya!!! <BR> <BR> This week was a great success! I'm down another 1.6 lbs! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> I tracked my foods religiously, exercised a lot (I had 132 activity points on WW's!), drank the water, & stayed in caloric range! Oh, & I ate well, my friends!!! Let's see, this week I made... <BR> <BR> Chicken Fajitas (foodnetwork.com) <BR> Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche (Kraftfoods.com) <BR> Shrimp w/garlic Sauce (foodnetwor... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 06:02:04 EST It Matters!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055475 Hiya Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all doing SUPER & enJOYing a transition into fall in your hometown! I'm still waiting for the humidity to break, here in Florida...soon, I hope! <BR> <BR> Cue the trumpets please! <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> I'm down 2.8 lbs! For a total of 15.6!!! Ta-ta-ta-da! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> I've been working really hard guys! And eaten very well, I must say! Let's see, I've done.... <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> Spin Class! <BR> <em>406</em> Pila... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 05:57:29 EST I'm In It To Win It!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044997 Hello Friends! <BR> <BR> Oh yes! I'm down another 2 pounds! WooHoo!!! I'm doing the happy dance! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> And I just saw the doctor yesterday, for my 3000 mile checkup! And labs are all good! HgA1C was 5.7. That's on the high end of being normal & I'm teetering on the edge a bit there w/those blood sugars. I knew that by being "off my game" those many weeks was gonna show up in those lab numbers somewhere! And I was right! I mean, it's still okay, but....I can do b... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 05:01:15 EST Off My Game! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036971 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope you're all doing well! <BR> <BR> Well, I just got done with a colonoscopy! I have to say the bowel prep is getting harder & harder to take as I age! None too pleasant! I got through it though, thank goodness! They found 1 small polyp & that's it! Now I'm good for 4 years! Phew! So glad!!! The hardest part for me wasn't the prep tho, guys...it was being withOUT coffee in the morning! I was soooooo GRUMPY!!! <BR> <BR> That was the WORST! <em>23... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 06:50:45 EST Moving Right Along! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027345 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> Well, I'm 10.8 lbs down! WooHoo! Thanks to Weight Watchers & SparkPeople! Oh, & of course, thanks to my perseverance & determination to get back on track! And my fabulous friends who encourage & support me!!! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna let ya in on some of the workings of Weight Watchers, for those of you who aren't familiar, so you can compare the program w/SP! If you're not familiar, WW's uses a points system, & I'm permitted 26 points a day for my weight class.... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 06:29:46 EST Hitting the Reset Button & I'm Back on Track!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016121 Hello Everyone! <BR> <BR> It's been a long time, I know! And so much has happened! Let me just say that it's feels sooooo good to be back on track & feeling in control once again! <BR> <BR> As many of you may know, this has been a very stressful year for me, & I'm just now getting to the point where I feel normal again! The one constant in my life, I have to say, has been the exercise...& it's been my saving grace! Even though I've maintained my activity level, my eating has been anothe... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:04:27 EST It's All Good!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869863 Hello Everyone! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you're all well! I just have to share! <BR> <BR> My annual bloodwork was FANTASTIC, including... <BR> <BR> HgA1C - 5.4! <BR> Cholesterol - 174 <BR> HDL - 65 <BR> LDL - 94 <BR> <BR> BONE DENSITY was very good & NORMAL! <BR> <BR> Blood pressure is ALWAYS good! <BR> <BR> My weight is up but.....I still exercise 90-120 min every day! I continue to eat healthy & nutritious foods! I get LOTS of Omega 3 into my diet by eating tuna, sardines... Mon, 7 May 2012 05:58:47 EST The Time Has Come.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818570 Hello My Friends... <BR> <BR> I know I haven't been very active on here, & I apologize for not being there to support you all on your weight loss journey. I promise to do better... <BR> <BR> I'm in Ohio, staying with my oldest daughter & her family. My mother-in-law was recently diagnosed w/ovarian cancer & is currently in the hospital being treated for pneumonia & an infection. I don't know what's going to happen... She's been referred to Hospice..she's 83 & lives on her own (as her hus... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:58:15 EST The Way It Is & What's REALLY important! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584896 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l371972505.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've lost the Spark mojo, my friends...& I've been mulling it over & over in my head, trying to make some sense of it all! You all know I've worked so hard on this journey to be where I'm at in life! And I have no just cause for why I'm at this juncture! No reason at all! So here's the way it is! <BR> <BR> My original plan was to get my weight down before my 40th high school reunion (June 2011) & get off the d... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:09:23 EST Status Update on Hubby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4497926 Hello My Friends! <BR> <BR> Well, so much has happened! I'll keep it brief...just want to keep you all in the loop! <BR> <BR> First of all! Hubby had surgery yesterday & is doing okay, although it wasn't without complications. Let me give you a quick history run down... <BR> <BR> He had stomach discomfort which started last Monday. On Thursday, he tells me about it...cause it's really bad & cause he started having chest pain. So, off to the ER we go & they admit him for observation... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 06:29:06 EST Working SMARTer not HARDer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4486783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l632340409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep! That's right! I'm telling ya, my friends! This is me looking out over the expansive highway! And I'm strategizing what I should do next! Ya see, my weight's plateaued & I'm feeling frustrated! And I hate it when I feel this way! So, I've gotta take action! <BR> <BR> First of all, let me explain! I made up a list of what's working for me...& what's not! <BR> <BR> What's working is... <BR> <BR> -Spark... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:41:10 EST What Goes Up MUST Come Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4451402 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958484297.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was so afraid to face the number on that scale this morning, my friends....& for good reason! <BR> <BR> Yikes! I'm up 5.6 lbs! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Well, whatcha expect, I tell myself! I've NOT been tracking & my exercise was cut in half. I WAS mindful MOST days...& I did maintain eating 5 fruits & veggies daily! Oh, but that eating out will getcha every time, by golly! I found it so difficult to ma... Sat, 27 Aug 2011 14:26:56 EST Updates & What's Been Happening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l6318132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello My Friends! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm doing well & I'm missing you all! Just wanna let you know what's been happening & what's going on! <BR> <BR> First of all, I want to <em>304</em> & give lots of <em>247</em> to all that have sent flower goodies & have kept our family in your thoughts & prayers! I feel the love! It's times like this that make one take pause & think about what's really important... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:35:09 EST 1 Year SparkVersary! (with pics!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4420869 I got "Sparked" 1 year ago today! Oh yeah babe! I did! I did! <BR> Oh, how time FLIES when we're havin' FUN, my friends! <BR> I've been UP - & I've been DOWN...& I've been ALL around! <BR> Let me just say that I've LOST & I've GAINED so much! <BR> <BR> So what's different now? EVERYTHING! <BR> And what's changed? Well, what HASN'T is a better question! <BR> <BR> In 1 year, I've... <BR> <BR> * Moved from living in NE Ohio to REALLY living in SW Florida! <BR> * Retired from Nursing (wel... Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:58:07 EST I'M NORMAL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4389598 HgA1C is 5.5! <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Just wanna share the good news!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Went for bloodwork last Friday & got called with the lab results yesterday afternoon! <BR> <BR> FYI: Hemoglobin A1C is a blood test that is done to check blood sugars. It actually lets the doctor know how your blood sugars have been running for a 3-month period. So, I've been NORMAL these last 3 months! <BR> <BR> And that's WITHOUT medication!!! OMG! I'm NO... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 11:33:50 EST