SNUZSUZ's SparkPeople Blog SNUZSUZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New Boots! I had ordered a new pair of winter boots for work and yesterday I went to JC Penny's and picked them up, but while I was there, they had some dressier boots that were on sale so I bought those also! I work at a small trucking company so I need the waterproof boots for doing yard checks when it rains, but I like to have the nicer boots for the office too:) <img src=""> <img src=""> <B... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:15:05 EST 1921 Egg Beater/ My DD and I stopped at an Estate Sale yesterday and I bought this old egg beater. My mom had one for years except the wooden handle was painted red. I just love it! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:34:53 EST My Birthday Walk Team <img src="">This is Alyssa, my great neice! <img src=""> We walked around the Capitol building in downtown Sacramento, CA. <img src="">Another picture of the event! <BR> We had a great time! My sister and brother in law, her daughter and granddaughter, My daughter, my nephew, another niece and her husband. It was a fun way to star... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:03:28 EST October 25, 2014 I have been sick all week with sore throat and headache. Then Friday I woke up all night with severe diarrhea and vomiting. I guess the flu is going around and I have it! <BR> <BR> I was going to go camping at Collins Lake with my kids today, but I was too sick to go. It did rain all morning, so it's probably a good thing I didn't go. I hope they are doing okay and having fun! They have a travel trailer so they should be fine:) <BR> <BR> I missed work on Friday, and wasn't able to pick up m... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:49:34 EST 1 Timothy 3:16 16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: <BR> He appeared in the flesh, <BR> was vindicated by the Spirit, <BR> was seen by angels, <BR> was preached among the nations, <BR> was believed on in the world, <BR> was taken up in glory. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:29:09 EST Collossians 2:6-7 6 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:20:52 EST My daughter and I on her 40th birthday. <img src=""> <img src="">At the Firehouse in Folsom, CA Thu, 9 Oct 2014 23:07:55 EST Results of the chest xray/ I got the results of my chest xray that I had done last week and it shows I have a "tortuous aorta" and a slight elevation of the right hilum with linear stranding to the apex. I'm not sure what that means, other than the tortuous aorta means my aorta is twisted and that is what is causing the pain in my lungs all the time. I guess it cuts off the oxygen to parts of my lungs and causes the pain. I get severe pain in my lungs throughout the day, and I have a constant tingling in the upper par... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:45:37 EST Monday October 6, 2014 Well, I bought a new hp computer on Saturday, and I had to go into work on Saturday so I missed my great-niece's baby shower. My DD went and took her my gift and my apology, so I hope she understood. I am loving this new computer and have been on it a lot since I got it. My other one was so messed up, I was rarely on it these past few months. It was just so frustrating trying to do anything, and then on Saturday, it would not work at all. I am giving my oldest son my old one and he has a frie... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 09:30:56 EST October 3, 2014 I'm so happy it is October and fall weather is upon us:) It is still hot here in CA and feels like summer but I know cooler weather is just around the corner! <BR> <BR> Saturday, I take Nellie in for her 5,000 mile check up. My DD and I are going to drop her off and go to breakfast, then do a little shopping until time to pick up my car again. It should be a good day:) <BR> <BR> I love the start of a new month! It is a chance to start with new goals, and a lot of new possibilities to eat be... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:24:40 EST ...more pics of Ft. Brag. <img src=""> <BR> This is my oldest son, Geremy:) <img src=""> <BR> Another ocean view from the top of the trail. I like this one the best! <img src=""> I thought this tree was spooky looking and it was on the way to the <BR> Had such a good time and got in lots of exercise walking down to the ocean and on the beach plu... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:22:19 EST My trip to Ft. Brag! With pics! <img src="">This is a little cemetery at the top of the trail. <img src="">The ocean view across from the Caspar RV park. <img src="">More ocean pictures but I'm just too tired! It was 4 hours one way and I'm exhausted:) Great trip though! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:07:10 EST We got rain today! Finally! It rained quite a bit last night and this morning! It was pouring on my way to work. <BR> <BR> My oldest son came over last night and we had a nice dinner then watched the season premier of Survivor and then the Big Brother finale. It was a perfect night until......we thought we heard the rain coming down, but instead it was my kitchen sink! It filled up both sides with dirty water, then overflowed and overflowed, and overflowed, off and on for about an hour. It soaked the carpet on... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:30:05 EST My DD's birthday today! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We had a dinner party last night for my DD's 40th birthday! It was so much fun with so many of my nephews and nieces and their spouses, and both of my sisters were there. I spent the day shopping with my DD and bought her a new dress for her birthday then went to Mr. Pickles to grab a quick sandwich and it was the best sandwich I've ever had! I love sandwiches, but this one my daughter ordered and I told her anythi... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:29:29 EST Sunday, September 14, 2014 My sister called and said she was going to stop by yesterday so I jumped up and started cleaning my apartment! An hour or so later, she called back and said something came up and she wouldn't be able to make it after all. But, by then, I was on a roll! I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned, and it feels so good this morning to wake up to a clean apartment! <BR> <BR> I have not been to Church in a couple of months now. I was going to a little church right around the corner from me, but after goin... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 10:40:41 EST 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:59:29 EST Trying the ecigarette-again!! Well, I can hardly breathe, and now I cough with a drag off my cigarettes. Before I would only cough in the morning, or when I first light up, but now it's constant so I am trying the ecig for about the 3rd time. I sure hope I can use it and I hope it really helps me to quit! <BR> I have been smoking for 49 years and just don't know how to do anything without a cigarette in my hand. I have to figure it out this time. My emphysema is so much worse now then ever. <BR> For those of you that pray... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:16:13 EST September! My dad was born on Sept. 1, 1917. He lived to be 86 but I think of him every September and miss him so much! Happy Birthday Dad! <BR> <BR> My goal for September is to continue to do something for at least 10 minutes a day. I have been able to do that for at least a week or so now:) <BR> I have to start eating better! I have been eating a whole lot of sandwiches lately, out of pure laziness! At least I do eat a lot of fruits! <BR> <BR> Friday, my coworkers called in sick so I was the only on... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:13:44 EST Good News! I got the results of the scan yesterday and they said there are "no new abnormalities"! Woohoo! I thought, hmmm......what are they trying to say, that I'm naturally "abnormal" therefore, there are no new abnormalities? lol <BR> <BR> I got to get off my butt and start moving again! I have no excuse to lay in bed 24/7 when I'm not at work. I need to really think about this and get myself motivated again to start exercising and living life again! <BR> <BR> I also thought it had been 2 years s... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:29:01 EST CT Scan Well, Monday is the 18th and my appointment with my oncologist for the test results is on the 20th. I still have not had the scan! I called them once again last week and reminded them my appointment for the results were this week and I really needed to get an appointment for the scan. Once again, they told me to call my doctor because they needed an authorization, so I called the doctor and they said I didn't need prior authorization and to call radiology, and round and round I went once more... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:54:30 EST My brother. My brother is diabetic and about a month ago, his wife of 37 years left him over money problems.A big mix up at the bank and she was so embarrassed, she just couldn't handle all the money problems anymore.At least that's what she says. There has to be more to it than that I think, But anyways..... He hasn't been able to eat hardly at all and has lost weight. His blood sugar was NORMAL yesterday! First time he said that he can ever remember it being normal! He is really overweight but is reall... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:35:22 EST Joined the New You Boot Camp team-Again! Well, tonight I decided I would join the New You Boot Camp team again, for about the 3rd time over the years. When I did it before, it really got me motivated and moving again. I was doing the videos everyday and walking all the time. I really enjoyed it and was really enthused about exercise, so I thought maybe that is what I need again to get me out of this bed and back to living life again! <BR> <BR> It has been 2 years since I went into remission from Stage IIIa Adenocarcinoma Lung Cance... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 02:44:44 EST August 6, 1973 41 years ago today I had my first beautiful little baby boy! He was born on a Monday at 6:17 pm and was 19 inches long and weighed 6 lbs 4 oz. I had been in labor since 11 pm the night before. I remember it like it was yesterday! <BR> I had said I wanted a girl, and my Mom was afraid I was disappointed when he was a boy, but all I saw was a beautiful baby, and it didn't matter if he was a boy or a girl. He was mine! He has grown into such a wonderful man! Tall, light and handsome if I do say ... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:03:48 EST In memory of my husband. my husband, Dave, passed away 6 years ago today from cancer. He was a week from turning 55 years old. We were the same age, well he was a little more than 3 months older than me, and we were married for 34 years, although we had been separated for a long time before he passed. We had 3 children together, and had been together since we were 17 years old. I always felt like we grew up together, then grew apart as we got older and our lives took different paths. We were still friends when he pas... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:04:49 EST July 2014 My goals for July: <BR> <BR> Track ALL my food. <BR> Exercise 3x a week <BR> Lose 5 lbs-again! lol <BR> Cut down on smoking! <BR> <BR> I want my goals in writing so hopefully I will stick to them! I was down to 155 for about a month or so then started gaining it right back. I vow to lose that 5 lbs again this month. <BR> <BR> Lately, I have been smoking almost 2 packs a day again, and I vow to cut down to 1 pack a day again. Then I will work on smoking even less next month. <BR> <BR> I ha... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:24:38 EST Life doesn't have a remote control, get up and change it yourself! I read that on Facebook and thought it was pretty <BR> <BR> I got an electric piano keyboard and a disk that teaches you how to play the piano. I really enjoy it and think I am actually learning something:) <BR> It will be slow going, but it's so much fun learning it, that I don't mind. I have wanted to play a musical instrument all my life, but especially the piano, so this is like the top item on my 'bucket list". <BR> I am already feeling better emotionally just from having some... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:16 EST Jesus.... <img src=""> Tue, 27 May 2014 09:07:04 EST I never did post a picture of my new car, so here it is! <img src=""> <BR> It's a 2014 Toyota Yaris and her name is Nellie:) Mon, 26 May 2014 22:58:29 EST You are mine. Copied from "God Vine" off of FB <img src=""> Tue, 20 May 2014 07:50:31 EST Had a wonderful Mother's Day with my daughter! We had our Mother's Day yesterday since I was sick on the real Mother's Day. We walked 2 miles in the morning, then I went to Bible Study for an hour, then we went to lunch at Bella Bru, then went shopping for a couple of hours and I got a skirt, a dress, two blouses, slip and bra, purse and wallet. She got a few tops and a new dress and a pair of shoes and a pair of sandals. After, we went and had s cherry shaved ice. We got back home about 4:30 pm, and I fell right to sleep:) <BR> My son ca... Sun, 18 May 2014 09:53:01 EST 22,112 days old;) I found this time conversion site online and found out that today I am 22,112 days <BR> 530,688 Hours old! You don't even want to know how many seconds I have been alive! It's in the billions! What a fun site! I think I will see how many minutes there are in a day, and see how many minutes I waste a day doing nothing:) Maybe it will motivate me to do more! Sat, 17 May 2014 10:39:08 EST Book Study Tonight! Tonight I am going to a book study. We are reading, "The Secret of the Singing Heart". We are to read the first 4 chapters and I have read them and the book is really good! I understand it, and that is so important to me! I know when I am close to Jesus, I always have a song in my heart:) and when I have drifted far away, there is no song to sing, only routine and just going through the motions of living day to day. <BR> I want to always have the joy and peace that comes naturally, when you h... Fri, 16 May 2014 09:31:21 EST I did it! 5 miles! I did it! I walked the 5 mile Chicken run in 1 hour and 50 minutes, but oh well! at least I did it! and now I'm late for church.....see ya all later:) Sun, 4 May 2014 13:57:04 EST I bought my first brand new car! I never thought I would be able to afford a brand spanking new car! I am now the proud owner of a 2014 Toyota Yaris! <BR> I have been working full time now for 6 months and I love my job. I can finally afford nice things:) <BR> <BR> My daughter took a picture of me in it, and I will post that later. I am so tired I spent all day at the dealership! I never knew it was an all day thing either! <BR> <BR> My DD and I have the Chicken Run in the morning, and I have never done a 5 mile race befo... Sat, 3 May 2014 22:06:33 EST I am saved! I was saved about 5 or 6 years ago, but then I got a job working weekends, and stopped going to church, then I got cancer, and never went, when I went into remission, I went back to work, and back to working weekends. I was so far away from Jesus, and yet I had to so much to be thankful for! <BR> <BR> I prayed I would find a job with weekends off, and now I have a full time job, with weekends off! Then I prayed I would find a church close by that would make me feel welcome, that I would fee... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 10:09:48 EST Ugh! My computer has a virus! Not again! every thing I click on, I get all these stupid advertisements! it' so frustrating! If I can't get it cleaned up, I won't be on here for the next couple of days. I ran the spyware and virus scan, and rebooted it, but it just won't stop! any suggestions/?? Fri, 25 Apr 2014 20:59:23 EST Happy Easter! Happy Easter all my Spark friends! We are going to have an adult Easter Egg hunt today:) <BR> My GS is 21, and my GD is 12 and lives in AZ, so we have no small children to have fun with today, so I bought 4 dozen, hard boiled, colored eggs, and we will hide them and have fun finding them today! <BR> <BR> My oldest son's jeep broke down so both boys will be working on the jeep at my DD's, and I will hide the eggs, and hopefully we will have a BBQ out back or something. <BR> <BR> We didn't ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:09:32 EST Oh, what a week it's been! It has been one heck of a week, at home and at work, but life is getting better every day! I did walk this weekend, and doing good on my points this week. I have not been keeping within my points for the past week or so, but I'm determined to eat right this week and make up for it:) <BR> <BR> I finally made it to Bible Study on Tuesday, and I really enjoyed it! I hope to go back every Tuesday! I went to lunch with a couple of the ladies from church, and really enjoyed that too! I am so glad ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:40:23 EST Have my cable tv back! <em>244</em> Finally have the cable and the DVR back, and I am so happy with Xfinity! Their basic package has all the channels that I like, already included! The other company's wanted extra money to get those channels! It was worth the wait! <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor about my eyes hurting all the time, and the weird feeling I have when they hurt, and she said she thinks that whatever is going on with my eyes, is causing small, seizures in my brain. Which in turn, causes the headaches... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:51:22 EST Saturday morning! Woohoo! <em>524</em> my <em>220</em> 's! The <em>67</em> is coming up and the <em>27</em> will be off and on through out the day. I hope to do some <em>311</em> today! <BR> <BR> My <em>376</em> needs tending, but it's really looking good with the rain we've had the past few day:) <BR> <BR> I've been eating my <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>277</em> and <em>291</em> <em>370</em> and keeping within my WW's points. <BR> <BR> I went through all the old files at work the... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 07:40:43 EST Walking with DD. Yesterday, my daughter and I walked the entire course for the Chicken Run! 4.5 miles! The hills are so steep, I can't believe I made it! Well, we did miss one little loop, otherwise it would have been 5 miles, but we plan on doing that next week. <BR> <BR> I have never walked 5 miles at one time in my life! It was so beautiful out too! It had rained on Saturday, so everything felt fresh and clean. There were a couple of people on the trails, but not many, and they were really nice and encour... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:12:27 EST January meet up with the Sacramento Sparkers! 2012? <img src=""> My friend has this picture on her page and I found it while looking at the new picture of the ones that went to the spark lunch yesterday. I had to work so I couldn't go. <BR> <BR> In the picture though from left to right I believe isMissViv, Getdone, Mimulsbug, standing up, then I'm in the front on the far right, Miajoeb is next to me, and the other two ladies I don't remember what their screen names are. Great picture thou... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 04:38:39 EST Getting ready for the Chicken Run in May! My DD and I walked 2 miles this morning up and down hills in preparation! We CAN do this! I was a little worried about the hills, because they are really steep, but I did them! I barely made up one of them the other day, but I did make it, so that's what counts:) <BR> <BR> We did get a good amount of rain yesterday, and even had a tornado touch down about 15 miles away. They sent out alerts on our phones and scared us all half to <BR> We have never had a tornado alert before in Sa... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 11:32:21 EST I planted, "My little garden" today! w/pics I planted 3 tomato plants, and some cucumbers, then had to re-plant the broccoli and cau <img src="">liflower from last year. <BR> <BR> I live in a studio apartment so I started a garden in a little wading pool last year and it worked pretty good. I still need to clean up the mess I made on the patio though:) <BR> <BR> I re-potted the flowers I bought last week, but the tulips have fallen off their stems, so I hope they will grow back n... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:09:51 EST Beautiful day! The <em>67</em> is shining! The <em>259</em> is perfect! I have <em>335</em> in my soul today since the good results from the MRI. <BR> My DD and I <em>311</em> up and down hills this morning for an hour and 2.75 miles! <BR> I want to start my <em>376</em> today or tomorrow and I have a few new <em>378</em> that need to be planted soon:) <BR> Going to my DD with both of my DS's later on for a <em>274</em> and <em>496</em> and lots of fresh <em>370</em> and other ve... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:07:18 EST Hello everyone! My brother is doing good and staying home from work to keep his foot up all day. last time he had a toe removed, he wouldn't stay home from work, and I don't think it ever healed properly. I hope he does take better care of himself now. <BR> My son is doing so good! His arm is almost back to normal! Thank you all for your prayers:) <BR> I get the results of the MRI tomorrow. I figure, since they weren't in any hurry to give me the results, then nothing bad is going on:) <BR> I am feeling bett... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:27:46 EST I finished the race! Yesterday I walked the 5k and sprinted in on the final leg of the race! I walked over 13,000 steps and 5,7 miles! It was so much fun! We had a little party afterwards, and my daughter and SIL showed up to see me finish it:) <BR> I lost my spark activity tracker sometime after though. I went to my neice's new boutique downtown, and was trying on clothes. I think it came off in her dressing room. She looked for it and asked her employees if anyone turned it in, but she never found it either. Lu... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:41:30 EST Pictures of my son and the results of a snake bite. He is doing better tonight! Thank you all for your prayers and support! He is still not out of the woods though. They may have to do surgery to relieve the pressure from the swelling in his muscles. He is feeling better though. <img src="">' <BR> <BR> <BR> I wanted to show you the size of his arm in comparison to his other arm. Amazing and so scary! Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:18:16 EST Update on my son. First of all , thank you all for your concern and your prayers! <BR> He is not getting better. They are now saying there is a blockage in his vein, causing the swelling to worsen. They said he will lose his hand if he does not keep it raised above his heart 24//7! They had a specialist come in, and he scared us to death! I think he did that so Geremy (my son) would realize the severity of the situation and follow his instructions. I don't know.... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:50:22 EST Please pray for my son! <img src="">Last night after work, my oldest son was bit by a rattlesnake. His hand and arm are so swollen up and his body started going numb all over. He went to the emergency room, in critical condition! He is in the intensive care unit and I am praying that this morning, he will be able to be moved to a regular room. <BR> <BR> He wasn't going to go to the doctor, because he doesn't have any insurance yet. So he tried to suck out the ... 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