STITCH4EVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=STITCH4EVER STITCH4EVER'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/ WHAT'S TO LOVE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241861 A WONDERFUL BLOG WAS POSTED (THANKS PIXIE) ABOUT LOVING OUR VARIOUS BODY PARTS. CAN YOU SAY THERE ARE PARTS OF YOUR BODY THAT YOU LOVE? MOST OF US ON SPARK, ARE HERE FOR THE SAME REASON - WE HAVE SERIOUS WEIGHT ISSUES AND WANT TO GET HEALTHY. SO DO I LOVE MY BODY? WELL, LET'S TAKE STOCK. I'LL START AT THE TOP AND WORK DOWN. <BR> <BR> THE HAIR. TRULY, TRULY SAD. I HAD FINE, THIN, GRAY HAIR THAT JUST LAID THERE SO I LET SOMEONE TALK ME INTO GETTING A PERM. BIG MISTAKE - HUGE! I LOOKED ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 16:46:35 EST SKIN ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233592 ON ONE OF MY SPARK TEAMS, WE WERE DISCUSSING SKIN. LIKE, WHAT DO YOU DO WITH IT WHEN IT REALLY STARTS TO SAG? <BR> <BR> LET ME TELL YOU, IF THERE WAS AN AWARD OUT THERE FOR THE MOST HANGING SKIN IN THE WORLD, I WOULD BE IN THE TOP TEN! AT MY HIGHEST WEIGHT, I WAS 354. NOW I AM AT 227. THAT ISN'T GREAT BUT IT'S PRETTY BIG TIME FOR ME. BUT THE SKIN! <BR> <BR> THIS HAPPENS TO SO MANY PEOPLE AS THEY LOSE WEIGHT. WHAT YOU SEE ON THE BIGGEST LOSER, IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. WE KNEW A WOMAN THA... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:08:06 EST I GIVE UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227184 AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I HAVE SPENT THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS ATTEMPTING TO DO SOME TAXES. I GOT THE ONES FOR MY MIL DONE - EASY PEASY. FOR DH AND I, A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT WITH ALL THE VARIOUS CANCER TREATMENTS AND WHO PAID WHAT. BUT THEN HE BROUGHT HOME THE DREADED BOXES OF "PAPERWORK" FROM HIS BUSINESS. <BR> <BR> I HAVE BEEN DOING HIS BUSINESS TAXES NOW, FOR ABOUT 15 YEARS. WHO DID IT BEFORE ME? HE HAD A COMPTROLLER AT HIS COMPANY THAT KEPT AN EYE ON EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED ON A DAILY B... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 13:20:51 EST INSANE HEARTLANDERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171306 I HAVE BEEN SAYING, EVER SINCE I MOVED TO THIS GOD AWFUL STATE, THAT PEOPLE HERE ARE MORE THAN A LITTLE NUTS. BUT TODAY, I DO BELIEVE I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD IT ALL. <BR> <BR> IT STARTED LAST NIGHT WHEN THEY WARNED EVERYONE OF A "SEVERE WEATHER DAY" COMING FOR TODAY AND PART OF TOMORROW. 12-18 INCHES OF SNOW PREDICTED WITH 50 TO 60 MPH WINDS. I AM DOING MY HAPPY DANCE. YES! A WHITE CHRISTMAS! SNOW AT LAST! I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR 19 YEARS AND THAT'S AS LONG AS I'VE LIVED HERE. ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 17:26:51 EST Top 10 things I don't want for Christmas ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170283 10. AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE OF HILARY CLINTON <BR> <BR> 9. A WATERBED THAT LEAKS <BR> <BR> 8. A BLOW UP DOLL OF A NAKED MAN (ANATOMICALLY CORRECT) <BR> <BR> 7. A TRIP TO THE BAHAMS ON A CATTLE BOAT <BR> <BR> 6. A BATTERY OPERATED SINGING FISH (YES, I SAW THIS IN THE STORE) <BR> <BR> 5. A CHRISTMAS RAP MUSIC CD <BR> <BR> 4. CHRISTMAS DINNER AT A GAS STATION <BR> <BR> 3. A 3 COLOR RUSTED OUT '79 BUICK <BR> <BR> 2. A DIET BARBIE DOLL (YES! I SAW THIS TOO! SHE IS REALLY FA... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:38:51 EST CHRISTMAS MIRACLE? I'M NOT SURE .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163411 YESTERDAY, I HAD MY FINAL VISIT WITH THE ENDOCRINOLOGIST THAT I HAVE BEEN SEEING FOR 10 YEARS. HE IS LEAVING THE COUNTRY AND MY DIABETES CARE WILL BE TURNED OVER TO MY FAMILY DR. ALTHOUGH I LOVE BOTH OF THESE MEN, THE ONE THAT I AM LOSING IS TRULY A BRILLIANT MAN AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. SO WHAT WAS THIS MIRACLE OF WHICH I SPEAK? AFTER REVIEWING MY BLOOD SUGAR READINGS FOR THE PAST 2 21/2 MONTHS, HE ALMOST CAME UNGLUED. <BR> <BR> "YOU ARE BEEN HAVING 67 TOO LOW IS THIS SHORT OF TIME?"... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:50:25 EST WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149523 HAVING JUST PASSED THANKSGIVING, I CAME ACROSS A SAYING ON PINTEREST THAT REALLY BLEW ME AWAY. "WHAT IF YOU WOKE UP TOMORROW WITH ONLY THE THINGS THAT YOU GAVE THANKS FOR TODAY?" THINK ABOUT THAT! ALL THE THINGS THAT WE TAKE FOR GRANTED COULD BE GONE IS A BLINK OF AN EYE. WHAT COULD YOU DO WITHOUT? <BR> <BR> I REALLY HAD TO GIVE THIS SOME SOLID THOUGHT. I AM THANKFUL FOR SOME OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS, A PLACE TO LIVE, FOOD TO EAT, CLOTHES TO KEEP ME COVERED, HEAT AND AIR (SINCE I CAN'T CONT... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:00:47 EST WHAT I HATE ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141719 I KNOW! YOU ARE ALL GOING TO TELL ME I AM A MAJOR "BAH HUMBUG!" NOT TRUE. WHAT I HATE ABOUT THE HOLIDAYS IS THE TOTAL LACK OF CONTROL. IT'S ALMOST LIKE EVERYONE FORGETS THAT THERE ARE STILL JOBS TO GO TO, STILL CLEANING TO BE DONE, STILL SICK FRIENDS YOU NEED TO SPEND TIME WITH (WHILE YOU CAN) AND STILL A BUDGET TO STAY WITHIN. BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, I HATE WHAT THE HOLIDAYS DO TO PEOPLE. <BR> <BR> IT ISN'T EVEN THANKSGIVING YET AND I ACTUALLY HAD SOMEONE YELL AT ME IN THE GROCERY... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:02:15 EST HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135214 SO HERE IT IS - EXACTLY ONE WEEK AND A DAY SINCE I DISLOCATED MY KNEE. I DID NOTHING - AND I MEAN NOTHING - TO CAUSE THIS. I HAD DECIDED TO CHANGE DH'S SHEETS ON HIS BED SINCE I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT CENTURY IN WHICH THEY WERE LAST WASHED. I ALSO CAN NO LONGER RECOGNIZE THE COLOR OF THEM. HMMM ... PERHAPS THEY REALLY DO MAKE GRAY SHEETS. BUT ONE IS TAKING THEIR LIVES IN THEIR HANDS TO VENTURE FORTH INTO THE "INNER SANCTUM". <BR> <BR> OF COURSE I HAVE MY ZIP LINE FOR GETTING TO THE LAU... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 13:11:26 EST AND THE MAN SAID "CLEAN" ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124900 I HAVE BEEN PUT ON VERY LIMITED MOVEMENT FOR A WEEK. NO WALKING - UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. TOTAL REST IN A RECLINER OR ON A BED. SINCE I SLEEP IN A RECLINER, THAT WAS MY POSITION OF CHOICE. BUT THERE WERE ISSUES. <BR> <BR> I CANNOT, AND I DO MEAN CANNOT; STAND A DIRTY HOUSE. I REFUSE TO PUT FRESH FOOD ITEMS IN THE FRIDGE WITHOUT CLEANING IT OUT FIRST TO BE SURE THINGS DON'T GET SHOVED TO THE BACK. I REALLY HATE THOSE LITTLE PACKAGES OF SOMETHING GREEN WHERE YOU HAVE NO IDEA AS TO I... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 13:04:38 EST MORE CHANGES .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119259 SO I LEFT SPARK FOR AWHILE TO GET MY HEAD TOGETHER (A MONUMENTAL TASK I MAY ADD) AND TO SEE IF I COULD FIND OUT A WAY TO SIMPLIFY MY GOOFY LIFE. I DID GET SOME MAJOR HELP IN THAT AREA. WHAT I DIDN'T EXPECT WAS SOME CHANGES IN MY PERFECTLY WORKING FOOD PLAN AND HEALTH ISSUES. IF IT ISN'T ONE THING, IT'S 15 OTHERS. <BR> <BR> SO I WENT TO SEE MY ENDOCRINOLOGIST. HE SPECIALIZES IN MY TYPE OF BRITTLE DIABETES. THIS MAN JUST LOVES TO USE ME AS A GUINEA PIG. I MUST HAVE SOME KIND OF SIGN ON M... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:13:05 EST FRIDAY FUNNIES ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113827 AN OLDER GENTLEMAN HAD AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE THE UROLOGIST WHO SHARED AN OFFICE WITH SEVERAL OTHER DOCTORS. THE WAITING ROOM WAS FILLED WITH PATIENTS. AS HE APPROACHED THE RECEPTIONIST'S DESK, HE NOTICED THAT THE RECEPTIONIST WAS A LARGE UNFRIENDLY WOMAN WHO LOOKED LIKE A SUMO WRESTLER. HE GAVE HER HIS NAME. <BR> <BR> IN A VERY LOUD VOICE, THE RECEPTIONIST SAID, "YES, I HAVE YOUR NAME HERE; YOU WANT TO SEE THE DOCTOR ABOUT IMPOTENCE, RIGHT?" <BR> <BR> ALL THE PATIENTS IN THE WAITING ROOM... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 14:59:28 EST "OLD BAG" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102566 I USUALLY GET THE INSPIRATION FOR SOME OF MY BLOGS, FROM OTHER SPARK FRIENDS. THIS ONE COMES FROM OFFICIALOLDY. WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE A OLDY? <BR> <BR> I HAVE NEVER GIVEN THAT MUCH THOUGHT SINCE I AM NOTHING BUT A BIG GRAY HAIRED KID. I HAVE NEVER, NOR DO I EVER, WANT TO BE A G"GROW UP". TO ME, THAT MEANS YOU HAVE TO BE SERIOUS AND LOSE YOUR ABILITY TO BE SILLY. WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD ANYONE WANT TO DO THAT? AND YET, BEING YOUNG AT HEART AND FUN LOVING CAN ALSO COST YOU A LOT. ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:22:46 EST MODERN FASHION? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100026 ON ONE OF MY TEAMS, I NOTICED A REFERENCE TO WOMEN'S "MUFFIN TOPS". I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT THIS WAS. BUT WHEN I WENT SHOPPING THIS WEEKEND, I DID, IN FACT, PERUSE THE PUBLIC IN SEARCH OF THESE SO CALLED "MUFFIN TOPS". IT TOOK ME ALL OF ABOUT ONE MINUTE TO DEVINE WHAT THIS STRANGE TERM REFERRED TO. <BR> <BR> REMEMBER BACK WHEN WE WORE BODY SUITS (HATED THOSE DARN SNAPS IN THE CROTCH) WITH OUR BELL BOTTOM JEANS? THE BODY SUITS WERE SKIN TIGHT BUT, OF COURSE, ALWAYS STAYED TUCKED IN. ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 14:20:47 EST FRIDAY FUNNIES ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096439 OXYMORON'S YOU CAN ENJOY: <BR> <BR> 1. IS IT GOOD IF A VACUUM CLEANER REALLY SUCKS? <BR> 2. WHY IS THE THIRD HAND ON THE WATCH CALLED THE SECOND HAND? <BR> 3. IF A WORD IS MISSPELLED IN THE DICTIONARY HOW WOULD WE KNOW? <BR> 4. IF WEBSTER WROTE THE 1ST DICTIONARY, WHERE DID HE FIND THE WORDS? <BR> 5. WHY DO WE SAY SOMETHING IS OUT OF WHACK? WHAT IS WHACK? <BR> 6. WHY DO "SLOW DOWN" AND "SLOW UP" MEAN THE SAME THING? <BR> 7. WHY DOES "FAT CHANCE" AND "SLIM CHANCE" MEAN THE SAME THING?... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:07 EST SEASONS CHANGE .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094127 I DON'T THINK THERE IS A PERSON ALIVE THAT HASN'T GONE THROUGH SOME KIND OF MAJOR CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES. IF YOU HAVEN'T, YOU PROBABLY LIVE IN A HOME FOR THE TERMINALLY STRANGE. I HAVE MANY FRIENDS THERE - THEY KNOW ME WELL. BUT IT'S THE CHANGES THAT ARE THRUST UPON US THAT EITHER MAKE US OR BREAK US. THERE IS SOME KIND OF SAYING THAT GOES, "THAT WHICH DOESN'T KILL YOU, MAKES YOU STRONGER". AT THIS POINT, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO BENCH PRESS A BUICK! <BR> <BR> BUT IT CAN ALSO BE THOSE VERY CH... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:20:22 EST