SHARMELLEO's SparkPeople Blog SHARMELLEO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I am finally back to have fun and lose the weight ~ November 13, 2015 Good Evening Friends, <BR> <BR> I am finally back and I am sorry it took me three years to get back on the Internet after I move three years ago. <BR> <BR> Well I am proud to say I am about 82 days Smoke Free now lol. I am so much better after I quit smoking lol. But since I quit smoking I have gained about 20 pounds so far. In which I am not happy about. I feel like I am always eating and I am eating way to much at my meals times. <BR> <BR> But while I was out I have been working on my gr... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 22:53:23 EST Update From Sharmelle 'Shar' June 14, 2014 Good Afternoon Friends, <BR> <BR> Sorry I have not been here in a while... I am with out internet again but I am here at dad's using his internet until 3 pm CDT this afternoon. Dad wants to take Rob and me home at 3 pm this afternoon ok. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes!!! And Thank you all for all the comments from my last blog in February! <BR> <BR> Rob and I have the portable washer and drier now and we started doing laundry last night. We hang up our close to dry due to ... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:36:53 EST Up Date From Sharmelle 'Shar' Thank you all for your comments and I will stop by personally to comment on your page. I am sorry I have been here every day but I have not been participating but for my tracking meals and exercise. I have had a ruff week this week but I have been here for the most of it. <BR> <BR> I went to my diabetes class Monday and I gained ten pounds in three/six months. My blood sugars have been sky high to due to I was on a brownie kick for about a week. And I have been eating right before I go to be... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:25:22 EST Welcome to 2014!!! I am Back But for a Short Time... Welcome to 2014!!! I hope that everyone had a blessed New Year!!! <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone for all your support through the months that I have not been here! It is greatly appreciated! <BR> <BR> Now I am only going to be here until April or May and this is due to the main drain pipe busted in the home we are renting and they cannot do anything about it until April or May when it warms up since we have been having below zero temperatures here. My landlord has called many companies to com... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 00:21:15 EST Happy Holidays & Check In December 24, 2013 Hello My Friends, <BR> <BR> I am so sorry I have not been here in a long time. I forgot my password for here and I just finally found it lol. So I am back and would like to say thank you to all that has commented on my blog, left comments on my page, and left me some gifts! I will give back as soon as I can ok. I will also try to be here more often when I can; I am still with out internet right now ok. <BR> <BR> I have been losing more wait but I forgot my purse downstairs where I keep note... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 23:33:36 EST September 20th 2013 * Check in Thank you ladies for all you comments back from all my blogs, Ladies! And Thank you Chelsea for the advice about leave comments for everyone that leaves comments any of my blogs. I do not have much time to do it right now so I am saying thank you to them and you here ok. <BR> <BR> Well everything is going great here, I just do not have internet still yet lol. But we are hoping to get it soon and we use it when we can get to ma's or dad's. Right now we are visiting Rob's Family and I can use... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:27:54 EST Just Check-In Again August 24, 2013 Hello Ladies, <BR> <BR> I am here to check in again... Everything is going great at home we have added a cat to our family for about two months. The neighbor guy went out of town for a couple of months and asked us if we would watch him for a couple of months and we said yes sure we will. He even gave us some money for cat litter and cat food so we are all good there. <BR> <BR> This time I am at ma's visiting and I was debating if I wanted to go up stairs to use the computer or not. I made ... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 21:53:50 EST Just Checking in After Move August 12, 2013 Just stopping by to check in again. The landlord brought a washer, drier, and a sofa over yesterday lol. The drier was gas and they could not figure out where to hook it up at so they gave it to the neighbor. We talk more with this landlord and we have not been there for a month yet. That is more than we talked with our last landlord in the past four years. <BR> <BR> I am still waiting for my card if we can get one, so it will be a little bit longer for getting the internet. We are just abou... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:48:37 EST Update on Move August 7, 2013 Hello Ladies, I am back again to check in lol. Every thing is going great here, I still do not have internet but I am hoping to get it soon. I still have a lot of unpacking to do lol. But it is all good... We are getting stuff organized day by day. <BR> <BR> I love it where I live now the landlord and her husband are on top of everything when stuff goes wrong. We had a problem in the basement over the weekend and it was fixed up on Monday morning lol. We are having a problem with one of the... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 17:42:01 EST Up Date on Move August 1, 2013 Hello Ladies, I am back to check in again lol. Everything is great now, I had to go to court today for the apartment I was in before. But everything is ok the landlord was just taking us to court due to she did not know we were moved out. She did not go to the apartment for on Monday the 22nd of July to check to see if we were gone or not and check for the keys on the counter next to the stove. She stopped by last week and told us we do not have to go to court but we figured we go anyways due... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 17:33:26 EST Up Date On The Move... July 27, 2013 It is Saturday and I am at dad's again due to the new landlords were trying to sell the house before we moved in and they cannot take it off the market until there contract is up. So they are showing the house today. But once they get it off contract they said they would sell it to us for a lesser price. <BR> <BR> Other than that I am doing great... we are all moved in and we are just trying to get everything organized in our new home. Rob and I are going to try for Dish internet on Monday ... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:41:21 EST I am Still Moving... July 17, 2014 Hello again, I am at dad's again to shower and get back to moving. Our hot water heater is not on yet, it is a gas heater and DTE Energy could not light the water heater and we are waiting for the land lord to come and fix it. We are just to busy moving to meet them at the house right now. We have until Friday to be moved out and have the apartment cleaned up. Right now we are using dad's van to move since we do not have a car; thatis why we are at dad's besides to shower. <BR> <BR> <em>43... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 21:54:26 EST I am Still Moving... Just stopping by to let you know the move is going ok. I still do not have internet yet, I am at dad's right now using his computer since we will not have hot water until Thursday. I will stick around here for a little bit before I have to go and get back to moving lol. Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:15:34 EST About My Day Today July 13, 2013 <em>244</em> Today is the best day ever!!! I had about five and a half hours of sleep last night. <BR> <BR> We start moving tomorrow and we just found out we are going to have extra help with the move tomorrow. We have two neighbors helping, Rob dad, and his mom and her husband. Plus we may have two other friends helping if they will take a free dinner for payment. We should get out of here in no time with all the help we are getting. We did not start moving today due to we were expecting... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 00:31:12 EST About My Day Today July 12, 2013 It has been an odd and long day today and I am ready for bed lol... I had about five hours of sleep last night. I was gone all day today and I was not planning on it. I went to the post office to to take care of business there, the DMV to take care of some business and the bank to take care of some business. After that we went to Houghton to take care of some business and on the way back we turned on the wrong highway than Rob and his dad saw a sign for waterfalls and decided to go site seein... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:57:18 EST About My Day Today July 11, 2013 Today was a good day until I received a phone call this afternoon... I had about five hours of sleep last night. So I had a phone call this afternoon from this landlord that wants us move out by July 19th. Well she is being a person right now and will not give us a few extra days to move since the inspection is not until this coming Wednesday. So we have to start moving right away now with out the inspection. <BR> <BR> Well if we can get the money for the deposit and the rest of this months ... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:03:11 EST About My Day Today July 10, 2013 I am so happy today... I only had eleven hours of sleep last night. I finally packed my angels, other nicknacs and candles tonight. Now all I need to do is clear of the bed lol. <BR> <BR> I ate three meals today and I drank ten glasses of water today. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>473</em> <em>286</em> <em>362</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:59:13 EST About My Day Today July 9, 2013 <em>244</em> Today is another great day for me!!! I had about five hours of sleep last night. Today we went to sign the lease and the new landlord has faxed all the paper work in right after we signed the lease. We have everything worked out so far, the only thing we need to do is see if we can get help with the rest of the damage deposit and we have everything worked out with the rent for this month. But we will not be able to move until after Wednesday next week due to they could not add ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 23:45:45 EST About My Day Today July 8, 2013 <em>244</em> today is the best day ever lol!!! I had four and a half hours of sleep though. But today I paid a visit to HUD with a letter stating that the landlord is not cooperating to transfer to the new home and it was given the ok to move forward <em>244</em> !!! We just need to sign a lease agreement and get the new address with the P O Box number and a few other things that are needed. As soon as this is all done and we get the rest of the deposit and rent we are all good for the m... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 00:26:21 EST About My Day Today July 7, 2013 Today has been a slow day... I have had about ten hours of sleep last night. I found my testing strip this morning so I am all good there. <BR> <BR> I will not be on SparkPeople for most of the day tomorrow but I will catch up later in the afternoon ok. <BR> <BR> I did not get much exercising/packing done today. I have only eaten two meals today. I have drank eight glasses of water today. <BR> <BR> I talked with my step mother tonight to let her know what is going on and everything is good... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 23:28:50 EST About My Day Today July 6, 2013 Today has been an ok day for me... I think I had about five hours of sleep last night. I just do not remember what time I woke up today lol. I have been trying to cut down on my serving sizes today. I am doing a little bit better on it. I drank twelve glasses of water today and I am about to make it fourteen glasses of water today. <BR> <BR> I am going to be packing some stuff tonight, I am just waiting on Rob to get the spare bedroom organized so that we can reorganize where our packed bel... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 23:45:30 EST About My Day Today July 5, 2013 Today was an odd day... I slept nine and a half hours last night and I woke up in a lot of pain when I woke up. It is due to I slept way to much last night and that happens every time I sleep more than 8 hours at night. I was unable to go out with Rob today with my back the way it is so I stayed home today. I am suppose to be going to physical therapy right now for it but I cannot do that until after the move. There is just not enough time to do it now when Rob and I need to pack and move to ... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 00:28:08 EST About My Day Today July 4, 2013 Today was an off day for me I had about four hours of sleep last night. But I sleeped most of the day away at my desk from 6 am on and off til 6 pm. I think it is due to my sleeping pills so I only took one tonight instead of two. <BR> <BR> again today I did not eat very well. I over ate and I had to much fat today. I walked about 30 minutes today along with some chores. I have dank about 12 cups of water today. That is not unusual for me, I can drink up to fourteen glasses a water a day lol... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 01:11:50 EST About My Day Today July 3, 2013 Today was a busy day for me and I was barely home all day today. I had seven hours of sleep last night. I did not get any packing done today but I did a lot of walking today. I am a little warn out today so I may be going to bed soon lol. <BR> <BR> Today I had chili tamale's for lunch with a little debbie frosted fudge cake for a snack at lunch time. For dinner I had two cheeseburgers. I should have only had one but I did not do so tonight. So far I have had four glasses of water today and p... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 00:51:11 EST About My Day Today July 2, 2013 Today was a pretty good day even though my first appointment the clinic called and reschedule my appointment due to my doctor had an emergency surgery. So I have to wait until August to see him lol. But that is ok I will live lol. <BR> <BR> I had seven hours of sleep last night. I drank six classes of water so far but I will have a toddle of eight glasses of water before this day is over. We are having Macaroni and cheese with Tuna and hopefully we still have peas to add to it so I can get m... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 23:38:42 EST About My Day Today July 1, 2013 Today was kind of an off day... I had eight hours of sleep again last night and I am caught up on all my Blog Comments and Comments on My Page today lol. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Rob's Sisters stuff is gone now we have a place to put our packed up belongings. <BR> <BR> I goofed up today... I thought I had my friend coming over today with News Papers but it was not supposed to be until tomorrow. So I did not pack anything today, I decided to take a break today from packing. But tomorrow I a... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:47:18 EST About My Day Today June 30, 2013 Today was another pretty good day... I had eight hours of sleep last night. I did not pack to much today due to we are running out of room to store the packed boxes because we still have Rob's sisters stuff here which will be picked up some time tomorrow. Once we get her stuff out of here we can clean up/reorganize the one bedroom to put all of the packed belongings in. I start packing dishes and my Angels tomorrow afternoon <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I have drank ten glasses water today, an... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 23:47:40 EST About My Day Today June 29, 2013 Today was a pretty good day... I had ten hours of sleep last night and a couple of hour after I woke up Rob got up and I started packing again after he got up lol. I have been packing all day today. I tried eating good today. I drank eight glasses if water today. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>286</em> <em>362</em> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:46:50 EST About My Day Today June 28, 2013 I had a good day today... I sleeped for five hours and forty five minutes last night. I had an appointment today that took five hours lol. A two hour drive there, an hour appointment, and another two hour drive home. When I returned home I sat around for a little bit, than Rob's ma came over with our laundry and hefty black bags to pack with. So I started packing again... now I have to bags full of clothes and a suitcase full of clothes. I even put some clothes away in dresser droors. I was f... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:47:03 EST About My Day Today June 27, 2013 Today has been an odd day for me and I am a little upset right now but I will get over it. I sleeped for seven hours and forty five minutes last night so I am finally getting some sleep. I had another appointment today and I called HUD. Now I cannot move until August 1st, But we can move in the middle of the month since we can get the paperwork taken care of after the 8th of July even if I do not get the letter from the landlord. I just need to come up with about eight hundred dollars for Jul... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:37:22 EST About My Day Today June 26, 2013 Today was a bad day... Well I am on five hours of sleep today and we had thunderstorms tonight. I made the phone calls I needed to today but I could not get a hold of my landlord to get a letter from her for HUD. I did leave her a message but she never called me back. So I will try her again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I did not eat until dinner tonight, I just was not hungry all day and I had to make myself eat dinner tonight. We went over to ma's again for dinner and to do some laundry. We brought... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:59:17 EST About My Day Today June 25, 2013 Today was a good day. I am on about four hours of sleep again today. I had two appointments this afternoon and I got a hold of HUD today. I have to go do some paperwork with HUD again in order to have an inspection. So I will work on that tomorrow to get a move on this. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I may not be here much but I will try to log and post another blog tomorrow ok. This is because I am going to start packing tomorrow ok. <BR> <BR> Today I have eaten to meals so far and I have to eat one m... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:18:53 EST About My Day Today June 25, 2013 Today was a good day... Again I am on four hours of sleep But I am still up and moving. I had two appointments today and they went well. In addition to that I got a hold of HUD and I have to do some paper work before they can do an inspection. So that is in the works right now. Bur we are doing good, it took us about a week to find a place to live lol. <BR> <BR> I am going to start packing tomorrow so I may not be here as much as I normally am. I will check in and use my Meal and Fitness Log... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:02:07 EST About My Day Today June 24, 2013 Today was a good day but for my eating today. I did get a little more sleep for the day than yesterday, I am on four and a half hours of sleep which I am use to. But I did sleep the rest of the day at my desk after I did what I needed to do today. <BR> <BR> What is good about my day today is that I went to see one of my doctors today and she changed one of my medications. THE BIG NEWS ABOUT THE HOUSE FOR RENT... Rob and I went to see it today and it all looks good all I have to do is call HU... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:44:59 EST About My Day Today June 23 2013 Today was an odd day for me but a good day for me. I did not get to bed until 7:30 am and I woke up around 10 am. so I am only on two and a half hours of sleep right now. Rob's ma came over for a little bit today and than we went to her place and had a BBQ. <BR> <BR> All was good for the BBQ until this old lady came over uninvited so we did not get to eat until around 9 pm. She is a all free for me type person/a mooch. She always comes over at meal times uninvited expecting to be feed. So w... Mon, 24 Jun 2013 01:17:07 EST About My Day Today June 22, 2013 Well I did not go to bed last night so I have been dozing off at my desk on and off today. But I did finally get a call back on a house for rent that is looking good for us. I have called all of the other numbers I had for housing today and there was no luck on those though. <BR> <BR> So the one I had a call back from is looking good we go see the house on Monday after my appointment and than I have to call HUD to have it checked for section 8. If it is approved we will be moving by the 1st ... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:57:07 EST About My Day Today June 21, 2013 I had an off day today... I went to my appointment today and everything looks good. I did not get may phone calls made today about housing though. But I am waiting for two phone calls back. Tomorrow I will be making a bunch of phone calls since it is the weekend and I am more than likely going to get a hold of the people that are renting. <BR> <BR> I did not eat much today due to I kept sleeping/dozing off at my desk today. I drank eight glasses of water today. I also walked for about fiftee... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 03:48:22 EST About My Day Today June 20, 2013 Today was a pretty god day... I woke up at 8:30 am and had an appointment an about an hour and fifteen minutes later. I went to exchange a out fit today and stopped at Century 21 and picked up some name and numbers of some peoples who are renting. I did call one of the numbers today and they are suppose to call me back, so I hope to here from them tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Than Rob went to a friends house and found out that there is another house for rent near by and we got the number for that per... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:11:23 EST About My Day Today June 19, 2013 Today was another busy day for me, I was gone most of the day today. In the morning Rob and I went to see a house that was for sale and we liked the house but the only problem is, is that it will take about $10,000 or more to fix it up. So it is a no go there. <BR> <BR> We came back to the house and Rob mowed part of the lawn today before I had to go to the doctor. I spent about an hour and a half at the hospital Out Patient Clinic and after that I had to get my labs done that I should have ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:51:32 EST About My Day Today June 18, 2013 Today was a pretty good day... I made the phone calls I needed to in the morning, played email tag with my friend that is helping me out with my situation, I went to my appointment today and found out my doctor is retiring, After that appointment Rob and I went to a house down the street and we may be able to rent it. I have to make some phone calls again tomorrow and we are going to see about another house tomorrow morning. Than I have another appointment tomorrow afternoon. <BR> <BR> Other... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:45:04 EST About My day today June 17, 2013 Well today I have just found out that I have 30 days to move out of my apartment due to the land lord cannot afford to paint the house again for section 8. There is more to the story but I am going to leave it at that ok. So I will be here when I can be ok. I will also try to keep you updated on what is going on when I can ok. <BR> <BR> Other than that I had a pretty good day today, I had oatmeal for breakfast and S***-on-Shingles for lunch. I drank 8 glasses of water today. I will be having... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:12:04 EST About my day today June 16, 2013 Today has been a pretty good day. I did not sleep in to late today. I also helped make Oatmeal for breakfast today. I was going to have a salad for a snack tonight but I cannot stand for long periods of time so I cannot have the salad tonight (My Rob normally cuts the romaine lettuce for me). So I have to take it out of my Food Log for today lol. But that is ok I can have my salad tomorrow. It is to late for me to eat a salad anyways. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>88</em> <em>188</em> ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:16:28 EST About my day today June 15, 2013 Today has been a very odd day for me... To start of my day I told my Rob that I wanted to be up at 5 am this morning and what did he do he set the alarms for 6 and 7 am, so I did not get up until 7 am. <BR> <BR> I had an appointment in the morning and did not eat my first meal until a few hours after the appointment. Which was a Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie which I put as a snack on my food and exercise log. <BR> <BR> A few hour after that I had a peanut butter sandwich which I added to my ... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:48:25 EST About my day today June 13, 2013 Today was a pretty good day for me Although I may have ate to much but I did get some walking in today. I just need to log more foods and my walking for the day. <BR> <BR> Many Blessings, Sharmelle Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:41:57 EST It is Worth Reading About Magnesium Deficiency. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that about 60% of adults in the United States do not consume the estimated average requirement for magnesium. What they don't tell us is that this 60% is based on minimum daily estimates set by the Department of Agriculture are set terribly low, so actually the number is much higher. In the best of times magnesium intake from white processed foods is on the level of starvation of this precious and very necessary mineral. Most Americans are actually maln... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:48:04 EST