SUNRISE14's SparkPeople Blog SUNRISE14's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community GOOD CHILLI DAY ! I made chilli last night for dinner so at 7 am i woke up thinking about it ! <em>211</em> I am the one that measures out 1/2 cup to 1 cup of soup and happy with that but i made a big pot of chilli last night and i could have ate the whole pot ! <em>29</em> I guess all those pills are doing a number on me ! <em>24</em> This morning i warmed me up a bowl of chilli but didn't measure it . It was over a cup tho . I GOT TO GET A GRIP OR I WILL GAIN MYWEIGHT BACK! Doctor says i w... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 08:01:02 EST This to will pass ! This has been a tough week for me giving up my birds broke my heart but in the serenity prayer it says accept the things you cant change and that was a big one for me. It's a no brainer as they say because the birds bowl movement is airborn and my eyes are infected all the time anyway which opens them to eye diseases that birds carry . I thank the Lord for the strength he has given me thru all this. HE HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME ! <em>211</em> Today i am going to check on pepper my meyer he's ... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 08:58:51 EST My first positive step ! GOD IS GOOD! I feel now i can get back on my feet and fight for what eyesight i got left! <em>211</em> GOD IS SOOOO AWESOME ! I been praying and i'm going to take the first pills after lunch on Sunday afternoon because we don't go to church on sunday night and in the afternoon ijust rest anyway ! Today i am going to try to figure out 7 dinner meals and 3 healthy snacks aday I want to try to keep my weight where it is. I'm taking predisone drop 3 times aday and 2 of the pills aday but if ... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 06:26:34 EST Monday i will start chemo! Sorry but after thinking about it i decided to start my chemo Monday instead of yesterday because if it makes me sick it will be on the weekend and i want to go to church . I have to take 17 pills that day and don't know how my body will handle it. I been praying and i have decided i got to do this to try to save my eyesight that i got left so i might as well make it a positive thing . <em>211</em> I told dh i was going to prepare monday nights dinner in crockpot before i take the pills. I ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 07:55:03 EST Starting chemo therapy tomarrow! I went to the arthritis doctor yesterday and i have psoriatic arthritis which is robbing me of my eyesight so starting tomarrow i am going to have 6 weeks or more of chemo therapy and predisone therapy. Once a week i take 6 chemo pills all at once and 2 predisone pills till at least feb 6th. I have to have blood drawn every month and take floric acid daily , I will lose my eyesight if i don't do this and the doctor said i can't promise you anything only i will do the best i can to save what e... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:29:15 EST Went grocery shopping yesterday ! I went to savealot yesterday and got their 5 packages of meat for 20 dollars and some odds and ends . It come to 56 dollars i usually allow us 50 aweek but i had to get coffee so that made it go over alittle . Since our electric went out and we lost our meat in the summer we don't have much in the freezer . Dh lost his deer from last year and can't go this year because he has had cataract surgery and leary of getting out in the cold . He has his other eye done dec 12th ! I am relieved he's no... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 10:48:30 EST Sitting in my p.j.'s at 11:00 am ! Today is Friday and we have had a busy week so i decided to do sparkpeople in my p.j.'s ! <em>334</em> I usually get dressed first but dh went out to take care of the goats ect . If i wasn't married i would wear those moo moo dresses all day in the house and probably never get dressed ! <em>246</em> I love being married it's been 40 years now and i hope it's 60 before something happens to one or the other but i do get stressed just cooking cleaning cooking cleaning . I would probably nev... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:04:52 EST Medicare part D ? Today we are going up to the hospital to talk to a woman about taking out the medicare part d . I got to take a list of the meds dh and i take / We are insurance poor now . Between us we pay over 500 dollars for our health insurance and thats no perscriptions and we have to pay the first 165 a year. DH has a suppliment ins but i don't so i got to pay 1500 for first day in hospital and 20 % of what medicare don't pay. They have really changed things like dh 's cataract surgery if he didn't ha... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 07:26:22 EST Awesome day ! I just want to say i have read some awesome blogs today ! Today we are going to senior citizens for lunch and a birthday party ! I'm gonna get a lb of hamburger so i can make some spegetti this week end and have a salad with it. For lunch we always eat healthy at senior citzens! About 3 oz meat veggie fruit milk ect so i'm gonna have vegetable soup tonight , I am trying to make some healthy changes in my diet and i think a cup of 2% milk is going to be added daily because i don't drink any m... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 10:21:01 EST Getting back on track! I'm doing alot better this week. We got the eye dr behind us Don't have to go back till the 10 th of Dec for the other eye ! Had a taco salad today and only ate 1/2 of it . Been cutting down more on portions . Tonight i'll have 3 oz of ham 1/2 cup of mixed veggies 1/2 of a bake potato 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce and a 35 calorie slice of bread . <em>4</em> Tomarrow we don't have to do anything special so maybe i will put up our christmas tree and decorations. We have a dickens village . ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:35:01 EST Chicken and veggie egg rolls ? Today we went to walmart and i bought a box of 12 chicken and veggie egg rolls. I thought when dh has fried foods i could eat one of those for 120 calories. I know they been fried but at least i am getting a little meat and some veggies and know the calorie count in it. We got a personal size pizza at the subway and i ate part of it and took the rest home. That is something else i am really getting tired of . It's been snowing alittle here and really cold 35 during the day today ! I want to t... Sat, 24 Nov 2012 15:50:38 EST We are so blessed ! Just thinking today how blessed we are to have a home and food on our table ! Thanksgiving was nice we went out to eat because there is usually just dh and i stepdaughter stopped for a little while in the evening ! She went to her moms this year which we encourage because her mom is usually in florida for holidays and we just eat out . At the smorgasboard we saw where people had got several pieces of chicken and left 2 or3 pieces on there plate that had to be throwed away when there are peop... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:06:59 EST Fixing a beef roast today ! I've got a beef roast with potatoes carrot and onions in the crock pot for dinner ! <em>4</em> It's been forever since we have had a beef roast but krogers had them on sale buy one get one free . I will eat about 3 oz. of the meat and 1 cup of the potatoes/carrot and onions a slice of 35 calorie bread and 1/2 cup applesauce 1/2 cup of cottage cheese . We are going out to eat for thanksgiving so i will warm the beef roast for dinner tomarrow if i want anything else . It's been a beautiful da... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:53:10 EST Gonna give up chocolate for awhile ! Yesterday i drank a cup of hot chocolate and before the day was at a close my eyes got really irratated ! <em>39</em> They say chocolate causes inflamation and i found out yesterday it does cause trouble with my eyes so the only thing i can do is quit it and i have already quite soda pop which they say can cause problems . I'll do anything it takes to save my eyesight . Today i went back to 4 times aday for the eye drops till this clears up again. I been keeping my portions down and keeping... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:10:56 EST Restraunt trap ! Yesterday we ate out and i done pretty good only i had a side of a salad and used 2 packs of blue cheese dressing ! <em>24</em> Lots of sodium and calories so i thought about it and most of the time i am going to get applesauce instead as one of my sides or maybe cottage cheese tho it is alittle high in sodium it is healthy for you ! This has been a pretty good week for me i am feeling better and even felt like playing the piano ! Hopefully next week won't be as busy so i can have more do... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:10:53 EST Buzy week ! Well our potato soup is all gone and i think i am going to make some vegetable soup today ! <em>104</em> I just don't have the time to make up enough to can but i can make a big pot for the weekend. I love homemade vegetable soup ! I like cabbage in it but don't have any and don't want to go to town. Got to go to town after lunch i might get some and cook it on the side and add it to the pot ! I guess there is more than one way to skin a cat ! <em>211</em> DH is at the doctors office get... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 11:10:56 EST What a beautiful day ! I am so happy today i feel so much better and the sun is shinning ! Gone out to eat today and shop alittle probably at the dollar store ! <em>211</em> We eat our lunch out on Fridays for 4 -5 dollars including the drink and just enjoy being together . GOD IS SO GOOD TO US ! We have had close to 41 years together and the time has went so fast . I am trying to think of some inside projects to keep my hands busy this winter . There are alot of things i can't do because of my eyesight but i wi... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:03:04 EST Canning soup ! As bad as i hated it last night when i got dinner i got a quart of green beans out that i canned and it unsealed and i had to throw them out ! I HATE THAT THERE IS SO MUCH WORK TO DOING THEM . I opened another quart and added 1 slice of bacon to them for seasoning but it made the beans to salty not so bad that you couldn't eat them . We had pork steak cottage cheese applesauce mash potatoes and green beans . I usually eat 1/2 cup of each and about 3 ounces of meat . I really need to get buz... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 07:49:54 EST Try on summer dress ? This morning i put on one of my cotton dresses that i took up during the summer. It made me face reality and it was tight . Not to tight but back in the summer it was lose . I am trying to get back where i was in the summer before the first of the year . I know how to do it and will do my best to do it. I'm still in my 160's I weigh 167 most of the time but i was down to 159.9 and that's where i want to be the first of the year. I need to boil potatoes when dh has fried potatos ect. I am goin... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 11:15:47 EST Buzy week this week ! Sunday we went to church and the wedding. Monday we went after dh john deer tracktor todya we are going to senior center to eat and pay bills . Wednesday we have to go to the funeral of a friends daughter died. Thursday we got church . Friday to the grocery and eat out . Saturday flee market Sunday church again . <em>211</em> I am so thankful that i am able to do these things . I have to break them up because about 3-4 hours out is the best i can do. I'm doing some laundry today when i get ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 09:24:44 EST GOD ANSWERED PRAYER AGAIN ! <BR> I must share this . Talking about a great sunday Jewell and Les my friends got married after the church service yesterday! IT WAS BEAUTIFUL ! The preacher preached on making choices in our lives and how some of our choices are eternal others short term but most effect everyone around us . After the service he announce there was going to be a wedding and everyone was invited to stay. He read some scripture about how God made woman for man ect then I sang a song called I WANT US TO BE TOG... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 07:18:35 EST Making wise choices ! Making wise choices is really important to lose weight. I went to the dairy queen today and got a kids meal which isn't to bad but then got a jr. hot fudge sundae instead of a kids icecream cone. That sunday cost me 300 calories and i can't really say i enjoyed it. I don't know why i am doing things like that but i know i need to put legs to my prayers to get this weight off. I am down 1.8 lbs but doing things like that will put my weight right back up if i'm not careful. I don't mind the jr... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 17:02:09 EST GOD HAS ANSWERED PRAYER ! I just want to say THANK YOU ALL FOR PRAYING FOR ME ! I feel better today than i have for about 3 months. My eyes are about the same today but i know GOD CAN HEAL THEM ! I can't explain how i have felt this last 3 months just wanted to cover me head and not get up and i have never been like that but i didn't do that i tryed to keep going and enjoying life the best i can at the time. I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS GOD HAS BEEN THERE FOR ME AND I LOVE HIM WITH ALL MY HEART ! Today dh and i are having l... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 11:35:53 EST New month new goals! I can't believe October is gone already . I haven't done good eating healthy like i use to matter of fact i haven't done very good on anything . I am trying to get back on a plan as far as the house before i got feeling so bad i was doing something everyday to the house and keeping up with the laundry ect . I pray i can get back to doing somethings again. I have been eating applesauce and cottage cheese on regular basis. I am going to make me a list of things i want to do this month. Fixing d... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 17:09:16 EST I won't give up ! I am really having a hard time getting back on track. I know GOD ANSWERS PRAYER but i also know i got to do my part first and i have been slacking some. Last night DH and i went out to eat and i had a grill cheese sandwich and a cup of broccoli cheddar cheese soup which wasn't bad but the restraunt had a 1 dollar sale on desserts I thought i could eat a piece of cake for my snack which i did then i get up this morning and have a piece for breakfast ! <em>198</em> There is at least 1,000 e... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 11:07:59 EST We still have power ! I am really thankful that so far we have power ! Our cable and internet went out for about 2 hours but then came back on. I am having alot of headaches from the steriods and dilating my eyes 4 times aday but it's worth it to get my eye better again. I am logging my food and drinking plenty of fluids so thats a good thing. I know i should be eating more veggies . I'm doing ok tho on other things. I didn't get anything done today because we went to the senior center to eat but didn't stay for b... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:17:48 EST Veggie Pizza Went to domino's today and on mondays you get half off so i ordered me a large veggie pizza to bring home it was still 7.99 but it's cut into 8 pieces and alot of times i like 1 slice for breakfast or 2 for lunch. The combo has 350 calories a slice so i am going to guess 300 a slice for the veggie. I have really had a hard time with eating lately and i don't want to skip meals and i can eat veggie pizza anytime so i thought this might help !My goal for the month of November is to lose 4 lbs ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:08:48 EST Out of cottage cheese ! Got to go to the store tomarrow i am out of cottage cheese !That doesn't happen very often i always like to have it for one of my side dishes for dinner. I measure out 1/2 cup i could eat the whole carton ! <em>211</em> Also unsweetened applesauce is another staple i keep on hand for a side for dinner i also measure it 1/2 cup they are both good for you . Do you have any certain foods you keep on hand all the time? I love veggie rolls for lunch . Gonna start tomarrow logging my food again ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:57:46 EST Setting new goals ! For almost 3 months i have been fighting this iritus daily and i have took my eyes off of my health and weight loss goals. With taking steroids i am having a battle with my weight to but i sure don't want to gain my weight back no matter what it takes to keep it off. I can't exercise at all i'm doing good to make it thru the day . I'm not complaining i thank God for the health i have but at this point i know i got to just keep busy without exerting myself at all . I want to work on some lo c... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 06:54:32 EST Two steps forward and one step back ! Had to go to the eye doctor today because i had another attack on my eyes. GOD DOES ANSWER PRAYER when i called this morning at 9 am the doctor herself answered the phone and said the office wasn't open today but ask my name and what was going on with my eyes i told her and she said well i will see you anyway we can't let this go so within 1 hour i was in her office and i did have another attack on my eyes as i thought. I have to dilate and use steriod drops 4 times aday again over a 3 month ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:20:14 EST GOD IS SO GOOD ! Yesterday i had an extra good day . DH and i went to the flea market but it started to rain so we cut it short and went out for lunch. This little restraunt we go to has a special 1/2 of a grill cheese sandwich and a cup of soup and drink for 4 dollars ! <em>104</em> It wasn't about the food we just sat there a talked about what was important to us to accompish to make each other happy ! We have these talks all the time and i thank God we do. DH has decided going deer hunting is somethin... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 07:57:27 EST Lost 15 pints of beets i canned ! The other night i was gonna have beets for dinner and realised i really messed up. I have canned beets for about 35 years but i looked in the canning book and got the processing time was 30 min but didn't realize i was suppose to boil bath them ! <em>198</em> I pressure canned them and they got soft no good at all so i got to throw them out ! <em>39</em> At first i was so mad at myself but then i got to thinking at least i could look in the book and read it even if i did miss those words... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:16:34 EST What happen to sparkpeople ? I can't believe the changes on sparkpeople ! Did i click something to change it ?I DON'T LIKE IT ! Can i set it back to where it was ? I can't get into a doctor till January 23 rd but i am going to try a different one monday . It's 50 miles away but i got to get help . Have a good weekend and don't give up ! Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:00:59 EST Should hear from blood work today ! I did pick up my blood work yesterday and i have tested positive for rheumatoid factor and it is efffecting my eyes , I will talk to the doctor today and know more what to do . I was high on 6 things of the blood work all to do with lupus and the ra but whatever happens I KNOW I WON'T HAVE TO WALK THIS PATH ALONE GOD WILL BE THERE FOR ME . My main concern is being a burden on others if i lose all my sight . I only have my right eye to work with and it is so blurry most of the time i can't te... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 07:59:46 EST Went to the grocery today ! We had to go in town this morning to have our van heater checked out so i followed dh in the truck . On the way back we got our grocerys for the week i usually get them on thursday but he wouldn't eat bread out of the freezer and we were going in to have van checked out anyway so at subway he had sausage gravy and biscuit coffee for 3 dollars i went and got my grocerys while he ate i had a cup of dry chex cereal with my coffee for breakfast. <em>211</em> While i was at the grocery i got m... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 11:47:24 EST Planning on eating better today ! Wow yesterday was the craziest day i have had in along time as far as sweets and i will leave it at that ! <em>198</em> Today is going to be better tho ! <em>104</em> Today for breakfast i had 1/2 cup of cinnomon chex cereal with a cup of coffee and for lunch i will have some kind of soup and dinner will be kraut/mash potatoes/hotdogs and macaroni and cheese ! I was told yesterday hot dogs arent good for you but i only eat 1 and also mash potatoes was to starchy i eat 2 tablespoons full a... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:53:29 EST What goes good with kraut/hotdogs/mash potatoes? Well it's been a good day we went to the flea market today . Got to get dinner and thought i would have some hotdogs kraut and mashpotatoes but want something to go with it . I ate horrible today . Had a cream horn for breakfst and a mini pecan pie for lunch ! To tell you the truth i forgot about having the cream horn or i wouldn't have eaten the pecan pie. It was one of those little individual ones but still . We had to go to daughters after flea market so we got her a peach pie and we had c... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 17:59:48 EST Canning pinto soup beans today ! Won't have much time today because i am canning 3 lbs of pinto beans today with ham hocks for seasoning. Not sure how many quarts i'll have probably 7 and some to eat . Last week we had so many appointments but i am happy to report GOD ANSWERS PRAYER my step daughter had 4 paulapes and none of them were cancerous ! <em>104</em> I plan to make some pumpkin butter for dh maybe next week ! I found a crock pot recipe that sounds good ! I have been really sick for a couple month and i am just go... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:49:16 EST HLA b 27 test come back positive The iritus in my eyes has taken the vision of one eye and working on the other eye. My test come back HLA b 27 came back positive so there is a reason for the problems with my eyes i just don't know where to go from here. I have been having issues when it comes time to fix something to eat nothing sounds good but i eat it anyway. I wish i could take a pill for my meals and forget fixing something and eating when i don't want to . I am doing the best i can but i really seem to be going downh... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:17:40 EST GONE TO EYE DOCTOR TODAY ! The last week has been really buzy ! <em>198</em> I have done some canning dh has been sick around the clock with a cough ect . DD had surgery yesterday and had some pulps taken out but the doctor said they didn't look cancerous so that's answered prayer . I haven't had much time to do spark but i always check in and pray for my team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER and try to encourage all i can . Today i go to the eye doctor i sure hope she can tell me something from that bloodwork. I was at the flea m... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 06:42:40 EST Gone out for dinner tonight ! DH and i have been taking friday evenings and getting grocerys gone to the dollar store and eating out . We eat at a restraunt you get your drink , a sandwich and fries or chips for 4 dollars it's good home cooked food so we usually go there. Drying laundry today and maybe i will take some time to draw . I sure hope DH don't buy anymore of those amish pasteries for awhile i am going to have to stay totally away from them if i don't take the first bite i am ok ! <em>334</em> The leaves are ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:40:41 EST Gonna do laundry and draw today ! Thought maybe i would be canning green beans today but i won't be able to do those till Monday so i thought i's get my laundry done today instead then i won't have to do it Monday ! <em>211</em> I can't do much in one day and sometimes nothing but if i am couch bound because of my heart i enjoy a book ! <em>104</em> No since in wasting the down time. I'm reading an amish book right now it's a series and this is book number 1 . Gonna draw a cute little boy today that is in the pooh book a... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:49:25 EST Canned beets today ! When we went to the amish action dh bought a peck of beets which i put up today and got 16 pints . We both like pickled beets. Also got a bushel of green beans and a bushel of tomatoes coming at the same time. DH will help string the beans. It's been a busy day but a good one. Got to go it's 8 pm and i haven't done my devotions yet . Take care don't give up we can do this my friends ! Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:07:34 EST Going to an amish flea market today ! Dh and i are going to an amish flea market today it's actually an auction where they sell produce by bidding it off . Want to try to get some beets and green beans to can . I canned 14 quarts of tomatoes yesterday and we think we will have some green beans next week. Tomarrow i think i will can some pinto beans maybe 14 quarts ! We went to dominos with daughter last night and got a pizza all the way which is 350 calories each so i ate to pieces and that was my dinner. On mondays we get 1/2 of... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:37:40 EST THANK THE LORD I GOT TOMATOES TO CAN TODAY ! Wow dh is bringing in some tomatoes from the garden and we didn't think we would get enough to can but i think i will have 7-14 quarts ! <em>104</em> He also said there was a few green beans to can so i am really thankful for that. I am doing alot better on my goal to eat healthier foods this last week. We did go to the chinese restraunt one day but i always count it as 1,000 calories and most everything i ate was a healthy version of what i like . I only go up once for food food and once f... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:54:41 EST Where do you get your coupons ? I was really surprised with the sunday dispatch i paid 1.75 cents for because it use to be filled with coupons but now it just has the coupons our local paper has ! I get a coupon every so often from save a lot for 5 dollars and that really helps and some for cvs like 20 % off . I am trying to get enough coupons a month to pay for my internet which is 25 a month . I get alot of enjoyment from it but feel sorta guilty because i know we could live without it and the big electric bills will be s... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:16:09 EST Got 100 points today on spark ! Got up early so i could get my sparing done before the day gets buzy ! I got tomatoes and rubarb to put up today and if i have time i would like to do some drawing ! I been doing pretty good last night we had our york bar at 170 calories around 8 but about 10 pm i got thinking about the pizza that was left over from Monday night ! <em>198</em> It haunted me so i ate a small piece and some diet pop i should have went to bed because i wasn't hungry ! I only went over 15 calories but could hav... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 10:50:09 EST Went to senior center for lunch ! Dh and i went to senior center for lunch and we played bingo !DH won a package that had 2 sent candles in it and one of those wick jars . The bingo is free and the gifts are donated . It's a good time and they always have good food. We had roast beef /mash potatoes cooked carrot roll and peaches . I ate all my peaches carrots 1/2 roll and half the potatoes and beef roast then they had pop corn while playing bingo and i ate a small bag ! Tonight since that was our big meal i am going to have ... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:37:24 EST Fall is in the air ! Today you can just feel fall in the air ! <em>211</em> I will be getting my thermal wear out because i am cold natured. There are a few things i got set up to do the next 3 or 4 months while hubby is outside i want to go thru pictures of his family that has passed away and put them in a photo book for him. He gets depressed when he sees them for a very long period at a time. I also want to work on my piano learning new songs and spending more time doing my devotions . I am working at not sn... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:22:42 EST I CAN DO THIS ! Wow this has been a rough two months but the Lord has always been there for me it's me that has been fighting diet issues because of all the stress . I know it's no excuse but i have slipped here and there just little things like when we go to the flea market on saturdays i use to get a no bake cookie just 1 and take a bite off of it then give it to dh . Every saturday i been getting one and eating the whole thing. You say well that's no big deal if you just stick to 1 but it is i went over 2... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 07:54:11 EST