SALLYKWITT's SparkPeople Blog SALLYKWITT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Did you see the video of the Priest in Ireland singing at the wedding? It is so sweet. I showed it to Mom and we were both crying! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:17:58 EST Cranky, Tired, Depressed I admit it, I am a big baby. I use food to keep myself happy and secure. <BR> <BR> Limiting my food intake turns me into another person - one that I don't like that much. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that THIS time I can power through and get used to it. Learn to live happily on less food, less calories, less carbs, and less sugar. <BR> <BR> If I can get to feel that this is normal for me, lots of positive changes can happen. <BR> <BR> I have not been able to do this for over 30 years of tryi... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:05:46 EST Clinical Trail has begun! I know it isn't right, but I have been "coasting" until the trail actually started. Giving myself permission to not be that firm with my program! <BR> <BR> Well, now I have started! <BR> <BR> It is not just me that I am accountable to, but Miki my clinical coordinator as well. <BR> <BR> I can't just say, ok - I am starting again! It is official. Weigh ins have begun. <BR> <BR> I KNOW how to use, and it is the absolutely best set of tools. <BR> <BR> This year wuill see ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:21:14 EST First 24 hours done on Low Carb Atkins - Wow! Got through first day fine. <BR> <BR> Blood sugar was over 50 points less than yesterday. Great progress!! <BR> <BR> Lost 5 pounds already - lots of water. LOL <BR> <BR> Thanks for any support, I need it to get healthier and be successful this time. I have confidence in ME... from the musical movie "The Sound of Music". Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:11:51 EST Challenge to change the way I respond to weight loss stress When the scale goes down, I do my happy dance. I imagine myself moving magically towards my goal and I am hopeful. <BR> <BR> When the scale goes up I get discouraged and depressed. <BR> <BR> In the past, I would give up. Things were "not working and never would". <BR> <BR> I have been on my updated plan, revised meds, and renewed fitness for more than 3 months now, and I don't plan on giving up. <BR> <BR> I am still discouraged, but as I read the success stories from the stars on Sparkp... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:24:43 EST Spark Coach Assignment - Health Goal I have been working for over 3 months now on my blood sugar levels. They are doing so much better. If this continues, I should be able to get an A+ from my doctor on my next visit. <BR> <BR> I have been dealing with a lot of pain, but I have to work with it and still exercise more. My new health goal is to get back to 1-3 workout sessions a day totaling 45 minutes or more a day. I have access to videos, wii-fit, and I just need to do it! Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:01:36 EST Spark Coach Assignment - All or Nothing My whole life has been about All or Nothing! <BR> <BR> The last few months have been about tolerance, moderation, and stretching my comfort zone to be different. <BR> <BR> I am inspired by moderate success and I am prepared to go the distance this time. <BR> <BR> There is no "Nothing" - not an option. There is LIFE, Health, and Progress - even if it is slow and uneven. <BR> <BR> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:43:21 EST Spark Coach Assignment - If "weight" didn't exist... Today I am supposed to blog about - <BR> <BR> If "weight" didn't exist, how would you know if your body was healthy? Blog today about all the signs that you're getting healthier, happier and fitter that don't involve the scale. <BR> <BR> Well, I would love to not feel a belly in my lap when I am sitting down! I would like to have an easier time standing and walking without as much pain. I would like to walk farther without having to sit. <BR> <BR> Yes, that would be an awesome day! Fri, 7 Jun 2013 18:12:48 EST 10 years in the future assignment Wow, in 10 years I will be 65. I think that we might still be living here in our house. My husband will still be working in Philadelphia. <BR> <BR> I will have been much healthier the last 10 years than I was the 10 before that. <BR> <BR> I will be enjoying the updates to technology on the current version of the internet. <BR> <BR> This assignment is so hard to imagine! <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Jun 2013 11:07:18 EST Thinking about Memorial Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is what I wrote on my wordpress blog today -- <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Memorial Day is very important, and is not always remembered for it's purpose. <BR> <BR> Every American has been touched by someone in public service, active and retired from the military, and the brave heroes who been wounded and have died in service. <BR> <BR> This is our day every year to remember, re... Mon, 27 May 2013 17:23:41 EST Happy with my nutrition, need to adjust more I am very pleased that I am eating healthy. <BR> <BR> I need to make my portions smaller and keep drinking more water. <BR> <BR> I need to get back to a regular exercise program when my pain calms down in my legs and back. <BR> <BR> I am so proud that I am continuing to push forward even with the pain and frustration! Sun, 26 May 2013 15:21:17 EST A Beautiful New Day Rain is such an important part of spring. When it is over, the air is clear and fresh. The birds are happy today, and singing their songs. <BR> <BR> Lovely, lovely day! <BR> <BR> Have a great Memorial Day weekend! Sat, 25 May 2013 10:59:37 EST Waiting to start exercising again I have been in a lot of pain for the last few weeks, so I have been doing a very small amount of walking each day until my new medicine helps me to manage the pain. Fri, 24 May 2013 18:47:47 EST Can't stop thinking about Boston's horror There has been too much horror happening in our world. The fact that a team of wonderful runners were in Boston to honor the 26 children and staff murdered in Newtown, CT and that they were exposed to another trauma just breaks my heart. <BR> <BR> All we can do is pray for those involved, and appreciate our family when we have them. <BR> <BR> Pray for the injured, the families, the people exposed to the horror, the first responders, and all the investigators/hospital staff/support staff in... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 18:56:58 EST Beautiful Spring Weekend! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We went for a wonderful walk at the Swarthmore campus this afternoon. Everything was blooming. <BR> <BR> The campus is open to the public through their Aboretum program. <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I noticed on the college's website a note about it's beauty - "Swarthmore's arboretum campus has been described as... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:26:29 EST Feeling Better Today Yesterday I just didn't feel well. I have learned that if I need to go back to bed, I better do it. On days like yesterday, I can't drive or do much of anything. <BR> <BR> Today is definitely better. <BR> <BR> We had wild storms last night, but not as bad as the areas that had tornadoes. There was heavy rain and wild thunder and lightening over multiple waves of storms. We did ok - no blackouts this time! <BR> <BR> I slept with the windows open because the air just smelled so fresh aft... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:02:45 EST Have not blogged here since March 2012~ Well, this Spring has been a great new start for me. <BR> <BR> I am making great progress with managing my blood sugars, thanks to a new med and actually following the program of nuttition/exercise/medications! <BR> <BR> I am honoring my emotional health, and living with my Bipolar Disorder and Depression. <BR> <BR> I am working on a balance between how busy I need to be and having some social interaction - mostly online, <BR> <BR> My weight is moving in the right direction, and I feel b... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:41:16 EST Last Night was the best dinner EVER! <img src=""> <BR> Corned Beef <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Cabbage, Carrots, Onions <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Soda Bread <BR> <BR> Yum, Yum, loved our St. Patrick's Day Dinner!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sally K Witt <BR> Social Media and Ministry <BR> <BR><BR>WeConnect <BR>... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:32:41 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I blog a lot on two different sites, and have not been blogging here in a long time. <BR> <BR> Here is my St. Patrick's Day blog post, please visit me there! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/03/17/lots-of-love-for-st-patricks-day/ </link> <BR> <BR> My other blog site is <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Hugs to all, <BR> <BR> Sally Sat, 17 Mar 2012 12:39:28 EST Keeping it all in balance I have been good about staying in touch with some good friends here on my team, but I have not watched my weight or exercised for almost a year. Having new depression meds is really helping, so I have started again, <BR> <BR> I am not going to go crazy - literally - and be too strict, or join a ton of teams, and set goals that I cannot meet and maintain. That always leads to disappointment and quitting! <BR> <BR> This is my new lifestyle, as they say. There is only one way to quit life -... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:25:24 EST Rain today - downpour Luckily we are not in trouble, but the parts of our town a few blocks away by the river are evacuated for flooding again! Thu, 8 Sep 2011 17:29:12 EST My video diary blog entry won't work today, so I am doing it in a reg one Here is the video on YOUTUBE of our rain today! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Love to all, <BR> <BR> Sally Thu, 8 Sep 2011 16:57:15 EST Baby Boomer Test - Fun! My score was 18/20 BABY BOOMER GAME <BR> <BR> MEMORY TEST! <BR> (Have a paper and pencil handy to record your answers.. Your memory isn't as sharp as it once was!) <BR> <BR> This is NOT a pushover test. It's a Baby Boomer era test! <BR> <BR> There are 20 questions. Average score is 12 . <BR> This one will be difficult for the younger set. (DUDE!) <BR> <BR> Have fun, but no peeking! <BR> <BR> When you forward this to your friends & family , <BR> Put your score in the subject line and let them know yo... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 15:19:20 EST How the Internet Started! (funny) Got this today from a friend, don't know who wrote it! <BR> <BR> <BR> How the internet started: <BR> <BR> In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a young wife by the name of Dot. And Dot Com was a comely woman, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. <BR> <BR> And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ev... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 22:43:08 EST Funny email that I got today <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HOW IS NORMA? <BR> <BR> <BR> A sweet grandmother <BR> telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked, <BR> "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" <BR> <BR> The operator said, <BR> "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?" <BR> <BR> The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice said, <BR> "N... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 14:29:26 EST Tired today Video Blog Decided to make a video blog today anyway, even though I am tired. Talk about being OCD with some websites. Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:41:26 EST I got to meet Tracy in person! Here is a photo that my husband took of me with the beautiful Tracy! It is great to see someone in person the first time when you have loved them for years.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 21 Aug 2011 09:54:25 EST Video Diary Excited to meet Tracy from Sparkpeople in person today! Sat, 20 Aug 2011 22:39:51 EST To make you smile today <img src=""> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 11:18:38 EST Coping with Depression and Bipolar Using social media to stay in touch with the world. <BR> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:59:00 EST Can you check out my Hubpages article on Colonial America places to visit? Hi, <BR> <BR> I wrote a Hubpages article called "Loving Colonial America". I would really appreciate some traffic to the page, and "like" votes! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>olonial-America </link> <BR> <BR> Thank you, <BR> <BR> Sally Sun, 14 Aug 2011 00:19:07 EST Video of flowers in yard Great to see God's work in our life Thu, 11 Aug 2011 18:30:06 EST Thoughts about Baptism Today's video diary, chatting about Christian baptism. <BR> Matthew 28:19 <BR> Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (NIV) <BR> <BR> Social Media and MInistry <BR> <link> </link> Wed, 10 Aug 2011 18:12:09 EST Can you make real friends online? Our sparkpeople friends are a great example. The answer is YES! Tue, 9 Aug 2011 17:32:18 EST Monday Video Blog Talking about my disability, and how social networking helps me. Mon, 8 Aug 2011 21:02:14 EST Social Media thoughts video blog My video diary. Talking about social networks and supporting each other. #Coworking, Empire Avenue, My Linking Power Forum, and Open Networking. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>ile/SallyKWitt <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I accept all invitations! Fri, 5 Aug 2011 23:42:23 EST Starting up Daily Video Blog again My 27th wedding anniversary is today. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 17:42:23 EST Tyler State Park yesterday with the dogs <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Had a great walk with Buddy and our foster dachshund Belle at Tyler State Park this afternoon. Belle loves the water! <BR> <BR> Remember to support Dachshund Rescue of Bucks County any way that you can. Be a foster family, adopt a dog, support a project, or make a donatio... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 15:46:24 EST Hopefully there will be no more computer emergencies for a while! I have really found out how I react far out of my safety zone - horrible! <BR> <BR> It is clear that I need certain activities in my day to cope with my life, and when the computer is acting up, I am acting up as well with anxiety and other issues! <BR> <BR> I still have a bunch of things to figure out. We have wiped hard drives, changed a million things. Now I am starting to put my "life" back together one program or app at a time! Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:34:45 EST Scam Warning ! (Funny) WARNING, PLEASE READ - I don't usually re-post these but... If someone comes to your front door, and asks you to remove your clothes, and dance in your front yard with your arms in the air.. DO NOT do this, it is a scam!! They just want to see you naked. Please copy and post this to your status -- I wish I had received this yesterday.... I feel so stupid now!! Wed, 27 Jul 2011 21:39:27 EST Funny for Women today! National Girlfriend and Sister's Week <BR> <BR> <BR> I am only as strong as the coffee I drink, the hairspray I use, and the friends I have. <BR> <BR> <BR> To the cool women who have touched my life. Here's to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> National Girlfriends Day <BR> <BR> If you get this twice , you know you have more than one girlfriend. <BR> PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR GIRLFRIENDS <BR> <BR> <... Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:24:27 EST Our first foster dog! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Her name is Belle, and she is beautiful. <BR> <BR> It was a rough night getting her integrated. She is not getting along with the cats, and they are terrified. Dachshunds are tough little hunters. When she tries to attack the cats, I am using a spray bottle of water, and she is backing down quickly. <BR> <BR> She and I slept in the den so that Bruce could get some sleep! Sun, 24 Jul 2011 09:09:35 EST Humor for the weekend! A friend sent this to me in an email, and I thought you might like it! <BR> <BR> Paraprosdokian sentences <BR> A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the reader or listener to reframe or reinterpret the first part. It is frequently used for humorous or dramatic effect. <BR> <BR> Ø I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness. <BR> <B... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 20:13:32 EST Book Suggestion - Songbird under a German Moon <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Excellent story. Romantic, mysterious, and interesting. It was great to learn about Germany right after World War II. So refreshing to have a love story without actual descriptions of sex! Highly recommended. <BR> <BR> Songbird under a German Moon <BR> by Tricia Goyer Mon, 11 Jul 2011 14:26:49 EST Happy Birthday USA! Our country was born in the American Revolution! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is the beginning of the 4th of July Holiday weekend. Independence Day for the US. <BR> <BR> I live in a great area to be immersed in American History. We are about an hour away from Philadelphia, and just a few minutes from where General Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas Day 1776. <BR> <BR> We are about an hour away from Valley Forge H... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 15:11:07 EST Clatterford from BBC <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Originally a series called Jam & Jerusalem, the same characters and premise turned into Clatterford. <BR> <BR> Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, and Joanna Lumley are brilliant comedic actresses and work together here with a great number of other good actors an... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:11:42 EST Last weekend at the Philadelphia Zoo <BR> Thought I would share some zoo photos! <BR> <BR> You know I love animals. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 12:42:29 EST Memorial Day Here are some photos from Tyler State Park with Bruce and Buddy yesterday. We were near the covered bridge that was rebuilt a few years ago after a fire. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Tue, 31 May 2011 11:58:52 EST This is the Day that the Lord has made! This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24 <BR> <BR> A few thoughts on how much God loves us, and wants us to have joy in our lives! <BR> <BR> Sally Witt, ordained minister <BR> Member of Calvary Chapel Mercer County in Ewing and Robbinsville, NJ <BR> Wed, 4 May 2011 14:54:28 EST Tips for Working at Home for People with Disabilities <img src=""> <BR> <BR> photo-Sally at a church event in her rolling chair walker with Carrie Turansky, her pastor's wife <BR> <BR> I am very passionate about helping people to overcome their hesitations on working and making a living from home. I have been home with physical problems and depression for over 3 years, and want to help others to feel proud and to give themselves an income during the difficult economic times. <BR> <BR> So... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 14:29:21 EST