STUDLEEJOE's SparkPeople Blog STUDLEEJOE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community good bye I am leaving sparkpeople due to the amount of ads and popups this site has. I have been on spark people for several years and have lost almost 100 pounds. I can no longer put up the ads on this site. I will miss everyone on my teams and the friend I have made. <BR> Signing off Sun, 9 Nov 2014 19:44:49 EST pretty good day I had a pretty good day. Spent a lot of time on computer today, doing work on indexing. I made a dinner tonight of wild mushroom ravioli and wilted spinach salad. The ravioli was in a light cream sauce. Mon, 3 Nov 2014 23:27:01 EST Really strange day I went to work today as usual. When I pulled up my schedule it showed I was off today. I went over to the com desk and asked them. I was told they showed the same thing. I will have to work on Thursday, which is my normal day off. My schedule also shows the rest of the week, I am working from 8:30 am with 1 15 minute break at 10:15 am. I am afraid my bladder will have something to say about that. But, anyway I am enjoying my day off walking 3 miles and then working on genealogy. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:19 EST Ok enough of that I am doing a new start. I have set a goal of walking 15 miles per week. Staying within all my goals on my calories, fats and carbs. Spending more time on my genealogy. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:36:24 EST Need to have a new outlook I am really not doing very well in my healthy lifestyle. I just don't seem to care if I do anything or not. <BR> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:18:11 EST sabotage Spark coach asked that I blog about someone sabotaging my weight loss. There is, it is me. Sometimes I think that 1 package of potato chips won't hurt. Just one cookie won't matter, like I could eat only 1 cookie. Then I get depressed when I weigh myself. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:48:35 EST Not very excited about anything today. Spark coach said that I should write about getting fit, and not worrying about weight. I would like to spend more time doing exercise. I always feel better about myself after a good work out. Right now I just do not seem to find the time. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:26:11 EST State fair I went to the state fair of Oklahoma today. I did almost 9000 steps. The only thing I ate was a pork chop sandwich, I only drank water. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:20:24 EST vacation Today is my first day of vacation. It is raining and cold. yuk Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:56:20 EST good day I had a good day today. Started at church. slept a little bit this afternoon and watched some really bad football. A good restful day Sun, 7 Sep 2014 23:27:41 EST A good day I started today with 30 min of Wii golf. I also got in 2 miles of walking today. All I all a good day. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 23:07:46 EST A good day I started today with 30 min of Wii golf. I also got in 2 miles of walking today. All I all a good day. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 23:07:39 EST Ready for Vacation I have one more full week until vacation. Next Monday I was approved for a day off. However, they only approved 7 hours. So, I have to go in for 1 hour. Such a great company I work for. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:11:14 EST wonderfful Sunday I had a wonderful day today. Started off a Church. After that came home and had a long nap, then watched movies. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:33:59 EST very tired I am really tired tonight. Good night everyone Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:36:52 EST First day back Some of you may remember that my spark people name was mormonnomore. Well that no longer fits. We went back to the LDS church today for the first time in 14 years. It was a wonderful experience. We were welcomed back like we had never left. That was the big decision I was dealing with last week. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:09:42 EST 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