STUDLEEJOE's SparkPeople Blog STUDLEEJOE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A Big change coming I have been thinking of making a change in my life. I have come to a decision, that will change a lot of things. I spoke to Martha tonight and was surprised that she had also been thinking along the same lines. No, we are not getting a divorce or anything like that. I will let everyone know when it comes to pass. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:14:41 EST Happy Sunday I hope everyone is having a happy and restful Sunday Sun, 10 Aug 2014 16:05:51 EST New leg on Friday I am finally getting my definitive leg on Friday. I am really looking forward to not having to put 20 layers of socks to make my leg fit. I am also have a 5k on the next 2 Saturday evenings. Looking forward to getting back to being able exercise without hurting all the time. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:31:27 EST Good day for a monday Today was weigh in day at work. I lost 6 pounds this week. I got in my 3 mile walk and met all of my spark goals Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:53:10 EST Sunday Had a good day. Watched the Cubs game and the Rangers game. Cubs won, Rangers loss. The Royals also won there game. Then for dinner I made a turkey meatloaf. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:31:23 EST Relaxing Saturday Haven't been very busy day. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 19:08:32 EST A good week I have walked 16 miles since Monday. I have met all my nutrition goals this week. Today I walked almost 4 miles, came home and made flatbread pizza for dinner. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:23:32 EST made all my goals today Made all of my goals today and walked 3 miles. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:29:38 EST Not a good day Went over all my food goals today. I did get walk a little over a mile. Highlight of the day was watching the MLB hall of fame inductions. I do love baseball. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:54:41 EST 102 degrees welcome to summer Well, summer has finally come to Oklahoma. It is 102 degrees at our house. Good day to stay in the house watch baseball and play wii games. I finally found my tracker, I had lost it for 3 days. Things are going pretty good today. If I could just get off coke zero, I am really a junkie when it comes to that stuff Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:01:31 EST another day I just can't seem to lose anymore weight. Actually I am gaining weight. It is becoming very depressing. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:13:38 EST July 20 I hope everyone had a blessed day Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:09:40 EST bappy saturday I wound on my foot has cleared up, so no more problems with that. This is my first weekend off since I went to work with William Sonoma. Have had a good day watching baseball and grocery shopping. Then I made flartbread pizza for dinner. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:24:17 EST new problem I have a new infection on my left foot. Hoping I won't lose that foot. I can't go thru that again. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:39:48 EST day 4 of 8 I started my new shift today I am enjoying being home in the evening with my wife. I am having to work a 8 day stretch, but looking forward to my first weekend in a long time, Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:12:42 EST not very much activity this week When I did the 5k last week I had a blister on my stump. So I haven't been able to do any long walks this week. It is healing so I should be ready to do the 5K on Saturday. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:44:08 EST new work schedule I put in for earlier hours at work. My new shift will be 10:00am to 6:30pm with weekends off. These are the same hours my wife works. Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:51:05 EST no more b/p meds I went to the doctor on Tuesday, he took me off all of my blood pressure meds. Also my oral diabetes meds. I am still taking a very small amount of insulin, Victoza for diabetes and a couple of other meds. I am feeling better all of the time. Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:14:32 EST Baseball, hot dogs and apple pie Looking forward to the 4th of July Wed, 2 Jul 2014 17:20:15 EST not bad for a monday I met my goal on steps today. lost 4 pounds this week in the weight loss jouney at work. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:28:19 EST A very good weekend I have had a very good weekend. Yesterday gave blood and went to Bass pro shop. Today I bought a new pair of shoes. Martha smoked pork chops, mustard potato salad and fresh strawberries for lunch. I signed up for a new 5k on Friday July 4. It is on a trail I know will and should be a lot of fun. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:43:42 EST Another step forward I was able to give blood today. That was a big step in my total recovery. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:33:50 EST not one of my best days Didn't have a very good day today. Slept until 11 and did absolutely nothing. Just not motivated Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:42:05 EST One year a amp 1 year ago today, after fighting a blood and bone infection, my right leg was amputated just before the knee. I am really having problem with that today. I have come so far, but not far at all. I am not where I wanted to be. Sorry, just rambling I guess. Fighting being very depressed today. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:50:29 EST Not a very produtive day. Not doing very much today. I did get the oil change on Marthas car. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:13:32 EST A year later A year ago right now I was in the hospital with a blood pressure 40 over 20. 3 days later I had my leg amputated below the knee. I have come along way since then. Looking back I often ask myself why I lived that night. But, I am very thankful for the love of Martha and Love of a Heavenly father. And my sparkpeople family that has been so supportive of my journey Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:57:07 EST My moday Today is been a good day for a Monday. Didn't do much but had a good day at work. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:50:13 EST A good week I have had very good week so far. I went to my leg guy today and got measured for my new leg. It will be good to have a leg that actually fits. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:50:03 EST A C fixed We got the air conditioner fixed. It was actually stuck by lightning. We were lucky that the house didn't burn down. Tue, 3 Jun 2014 14:51:44 EST AC quit The AC quit at the house today. We are supposed to have the first 100 degree day Wednesday. Oh well, summer in OKlahoma. Gotta love it <BR> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 00:30:58 EST first day of global corporate challenge Today is the first day of a 100 day corporate challenge. My goal is 10000 steps today. I didn't make it today. But will have to work harder tomorrow. Wed, 28 May 2014 21:50:50 EST Happy Memorial Day Happy Memorial Day to everyone who has served in the armed force. And to the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice Mon, 26 May 2014 13:13:29 EST had a great trip On my days off I went to Liberty, MO to see my brother. Had great time saw Gary and Sharon. Also my nephew Shane and his family came over. I had not seen any of them since my dad's funeral 6 years ago. On the way home I stopped by Winfield, KS and decorated mom and dad's grave. Sat, 24 May 2014 00:55:23 EST Stomach flu Since Sunday I have been down with a very bad case of stomach flu. I am finally able to get more then 3 feet from a bathroom. At least I am feeling better now, and ready get out and walk. Thu, 15 May 2014 14:59:57 EST Requesting for prayers I want to request prayers for my sister. Citydweller72, she has shingles and her husband Warren is undergoing surgery for prostate cancer on Tuesday. Please keep them in your prayers and thoughts Sat, 10 May 2014 00:37:33 EST The Thunder game inside and the Thunder storm I went to the Thunder game last night. It was a great game. The Thunder won, it was a great time. However, after the game there was more thunder on the outside. This time it was accompanied by hail, torrential rain and 60 mph winds. Instead of parking where I usually park, I parked in another lot about about 2 blocks farther away. I thought I was going to drown before I got to the car. But, I made it home and ended up walking 9000 steps for the day. Thu, 8 May 2014 19:20:53 EST Great win I just watched a great NBA game. Congratulations to the Brooklyn Nets for a great win. Also to the Toronto Raptors for a great series. NBA playoffs nothing like it. Sun, 4 May 2014 15:55:52 EST Having a very relaxed day Martha and I slept late today. Have a very relaxing day, but now I have to go to work Sat, 3 May 2014 15:58:42 EST new month new goals The month of May is here. My goals this month is to walk at least 1 mile per day. Also to track all my calories and exercise every day Thu, 1 May 2014 22:10:07 EST I really do not like the new spark team format The new format is really no good. I do not like it. I always enjoyed going on the team sites. But not the way they are set up now. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 22:39:31 EST goal called on account of rain I went to do the 5k at the memorial marathon. It started raining and became a severe thunderstorm. After the start had been pushed back 2 hrs I left. I had to work yesterday afternoon. Even though I didn't get to run I was there and was ready to go. I can't do anything about the weather. I have a 1 mile walk for this Saturday. I have another 5K in 3 weeks. So even though it was disappointment I am ready for the next one. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:57:01 EST legless day I did not have a very good day. My leg hurt all day. So most of the day I didn't wear it. some days are beter then others Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:56:28 EST doing better I was finally able to get my leg put back together. Today is a wii sports day golf, bowling, tennis and I may even to dance a little bit. It is just that kind of day. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:06:30 EST bad leg day I did get in a 1 1/2 mile walk in before I had problem with my leg. The sleave that the causes the vacuum that holds my leg on came lose. I was at home and getting ready to go to work. When I stood up my leg fell off. I was able to get back in my chair with out falling. But I was not able to go to work. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:19:51 EST Happy Easter Wishing Happy Easter to all of my Spark Family and friends <em>449</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:40:08 EST Need to turn off the TV Every morning I plan to go do a 3-4 mile walk, but I turn on the tv instead. I need to leave the TV turned off. On the other hand today I made a pot of clean out the cabinets beef soup. I used Jack Daniels for flavoring. Of course, I had to taste the Jack to make sure it had not gone bad. I put cans of potatoes, corn, green beans, and tomatoes. I also put in about 1/2 of a large head of cabbage. It was very good and healthy. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:57:28 EST Martha is doing great Martha has lost 8 pounds since she changed her eating habits. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:21:52 EST A great day Started off today with a 5k walk with a new walking club I have joined. First time 1 walked 5k in less then a hour. I ended up with almost 13000 steps, I had a good day at work, Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:44:45 EST rest day I had a restful day today. Finished the lawn then watched the Cubs game. Martha has started on a new food plan today. I bought her a new spark activity tracker. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:24:47 EST another first I mowed the lawn today since my amputation. Another small victory. Spent the rest of the day watching baseball and basketball Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:43:24 EST