SNUZSUZ's SparkPeople Blog SNUZSUZ's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:18:10 EST Good morning! Well, I'm living up to my spark name, snoozy suzy! I slept from 7 lastnight until 7 this morning! Didn't go grocery shopping, or anything! <BR> I missed my last training day for the 5k. The only one I've missed since November! I was supposed to pick up my packet too. I can't believe I missed it! <BR> I called the doctor yesterday, and the nurse said she would have to bring up the results of the MRI on the computer, then she said the doctor wasn't in, and he would have to call me today. I don'... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:51:52 EST Pictures of the flowers I bought for myself:) <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 16:56:19 EST Mark 11:25 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” [26] <BR> Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:51:50 EST No results yet. I called the doctor today and they said they do not have the results back yet. Maybe tomorrow:) My headaches are everyday and today was a really bad one. I hope it's just my sinuses or something they can fix easy enough:) <BR> <BR> I haven't been walking or eating right. after all my great goals for March, I haven't been doing that well. I didn't go grocery shopping this week ( because of my headaches) so I ended up eating fast food all week. I probably have gained back a pound or two. I did... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 23:07:38 EST Mark 9:23 23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.” <BR> <BR> These is my mantra for the day! Hopefully the rest of my life:) Tonight is my 5k training, the last one on Tuesdays then I have one more on Saturday. then we rest next Tuesday, and the actual 5k is the following Saturday. So only 3 more training sessions! I CAN do this! I haven't missed any yet,I sure hope I don't miss these final sessions. <BR> I think my son, and maybe my daughter may go and root for m... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:53:26 EST March 2014 I have a few goals for March and thought I would write them down this time. <BR> I want to do 45 minutes of exercise or walking, 5 days a week. <BR> Continue with eating right on WW's. <BR> Logging in everyday and posting to the boards to keep in touch with my teams. <BR> 45 minutes sounds like a lot to me right now, but one of my teams has posted this as a challenge, so I want to try and do it, even if it's 10 minutes at a time. <BR> I have lost 13lbs. on WW's since November, and I hope to l... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:06:01 EST Copied from Willow49, and TTLEELEE Installing Love emoticon <BR> <BR> Tech Support: Good Day, how can I help you? <BR> <BR> Customer: Well, after much consideration, I've decided to install Love. Can you guide me though the process? <BR> <BR> Tech Support: Yes. I'm so glad you called and I can help you with that. Are you ready to proceed? <BR> <BR> Customer: Well, I'm not very technical, but I think I'm ready. What do I do first? <BR> <BR> Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Hea... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 03:48:51 EST Photographer Olivier Grunewald captures Cano Cristales: 'River of Five Colors' <img src=""> Isn't this beautiful? <img src=""> I came across these on Yahoo, and couldn't resist posting them:) Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:58:37 EST Has a great day yesterday! Yesterday, I got up at 5:30 in the morning to go to my 5k training. We did 19 minutes of warm ups, then walked 2 miles, and another 10 minutes or so of stretching. I had to immediately, go and get gas, and go by the store, then the team had a meeting at Fleet Feet, teaching us about good running form. I even ran about 30 seconds to the end of the alley, but had to walk back. I would love to run, but just can't breathe well enough:) <BR> After that, I had to get home and change my clothes and ... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:36:12 EST Asking for prayers for my brother please! My brother has already lost one toe to diabetes, and now they need to cut off another one, but he wants to get a 2nd opinion first. He is extremely overweight and sits at a desk all day. I am so worried about it. Please send up prayers that he will see the seriousness of his condition and starts eating right and exercising, and that he doesn't lose another toe! <BR> Thank you all in advance, I know many of you will pray for him. His name is Rick. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:58:59 EST Matthew 22:37-40 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:52:39 EST 159.0 down from 170 lbs.! I'm finally out of the 160's! Woohoo! The scale said 159.0 this morning! Not 159.8 or 159.5 but 159.0! I think my WW's subscription ends on the 5th of February, but I may have to renew it for at least another month or two, because it is working! <BR> I had my goal set at 160, but then I changed to 150, so we'll see if I can meet my next goal by March 17 when I do the Shamrock'n 5k on St. Patrick's Day. I'm so excited! <BR> I noticed too that I have been doing more and it's easier too. I can t... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:49:43 EST The Olive Tree A lady at church was using a Bible study app on her ipad and I asked her what it was. It is called the Olive Tree, and it is free! It is really easy to use. It has a drop down menu, where you just touched the book of the Bible you want, and then the verse, and it goes right to it. I am going to use it today on my Kindle and see if I like for sure or not. I think it I will like it! <BR> <BR> I have been using it at home and it is great! I think it will be faster then thumbing through the Bibl... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:17:41 EST