SUNRISE141's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUNRISE141 SUNRISE141'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/ Been a good week ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701264 Wow today is friday again i can't believe another week is almost over ! Got several things done this week to the house and next week i am hoping to paint my kitchen . I really don't enjoy painting anymore but it's been a mint green for 5 years and i want a change . Then i think i am going to paint my bathroom the following week . Still got some under the bed boxes i want to go thru before i finish up my spring cleaning . Yesterday i got bored in the evening and usually on thursday's we go to ... Fri, 23 May 2014 07:34:55 EST Keeping busy ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700520 I know for me i have to keep busy to deal with this weight issue . For me to just sit around and do nothing in just a few hours i feel myself feeling things like WHAT'S THE USE ! I can't do much at all but i can crochet play the piano been trying to learn the recorder with the aim of getting an indian flute for my birthday in july if i can play the recorder by ear , i also play a harmonica cross stitch try to run the sweeper everyday for exercise do at least one thing in my house to keep it l... Thu, 22 May 2014 07:31:20 EST BANANA'S http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699763 Well i been eating a 100 calorie moon pie for breakfast and staying on about 1200 calories but some of them aren't very healthy so i think i am going to try to go back to eating a banana for breakfast again same calories and loaded with vitamins instead of junk . I really don't like the moon pies either or anything to sweet ! I am not losing weight no matter what i do but am working on eating healthier ! I try to keep popsickles that are pure fruit and eat them for a snack . Thank all of you... Wed, 21 May 2014 07:48:46 EST May 19th new week new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698208 This last week has been tough because we been gone to doctor appointments alot and we celebrated our anniversary on friday night and sunday ! DH wanted to and what could i say i might not have him to do it with next year and i would always remember saying we better not ! Back on track today and am going to try to stay on track all week . I can't do the walking it takes to much out of me but i am going to try for the 5 mininutes aday and if i do okay with it i will try 2 times aday . I do run ... Mon, 19 May 2014 08:45:30 EST May 18 th MY 42 ANNIVERSARY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697478 Well it's been along journey but we been blessed walking and talking with Jesus along the way Dh and i got saved 1 year and 1 month after we got married on the same sunday morning in a little country church and about 1 year later we started singing in different church around and still singing in our home church and do to our health we do go out to other churchs some but we have enjoyed our days together and really look forward to better days ahead ! GOD ANSWERS PRAYER AND GOD HAS BEEN SO GOOD... Sun, 18 May 2014 07:51:02 EST MAY 17 FLEA MARKET DAY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696898 I will get some extra exercise in today because on saturday we always go to the flea market but it is only 50 degrease ! I been playing my piano quite abit keeps me entertained and i am learning some ! I love learning new things . Any suggestions of things i can do to keep me busy are welcomed . My heart pretty well keeps me down but i don't give up . If i walk in one spot for 10 minutes a day i can tell i am wore out for the rest of the day so i been doing it about 5 oclock when the news is ... Sat, 17 May 2014 09:21:37 EST May 12 Going to enjoy being home today ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694794 Wow we were gone almost 6 hours yesterday but the doctor said there is no infection in my eyes but i have to go to a glucoma specialist tuesday to make sure something that is very different in my eyes isn't glucoma that's a 110 mile round trip but i! If it is i could lose alot of vision quickly and it can't be repaired . If it's not i will only have to go this one time . I have to see the other doctor every 6 weeks for now if i get the infection again it can tear out the 2 surgery's i have h... Wed, 14 May 2014 10:13:02 EST May 12 = New week ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693067 This last week has been a busy one and tomarrow we have a 90 mile round trip to the eye doctor for us that's a horrible trip . We generally stay in a 25 mile round trip radious and gone from home not over 4 hours at a time because of health issues . This last week we have ate out to many times dh loves to eat out and there isn't much else we can do for entertainment .Gone to relax today for tomarrow then later on in the week i would like to shampoo my carpets and finish using up the white pa... Mon, 12 May 2014 05:51:14 EST May 10 = FLEA MARKET AND LADY'S TEA ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691730 Well today i am going to the flea market with dh for a little while and at 2 i am going to a lady's tea at church . I bought a fruit tray for it so i won't be so tempted with the desserts . I know i need to get more involved with the church i feel so left out because physically i can't help clean the church or do alot of the activities but i can pray and do some things. On pray meeting carry in i usually wash the dishes and usually after any carry in i try to help do the dishes. For years i h... Sat, 10 May 2014 07:38:19 EST MAY 9= MY DAY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691063 Got alot done this week my main project was to get my bedroom painted and it is done also got laundry done so today is my day ! Gone to get some garden plants today fix a roast in crock pot for dinner and play my piano ! Next week i plan to shampoo carpets and wash my windows . I do so much better keeping as busy as possible and making a to do list ! I also take at least 1 hour to enjoy reading or whatever now that it is warm out i will sit outside and read ! Have a great day ! Fri, 9 May 2014 07:07:46 EST May 8 = Keeping busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690269 Today i got another pretty busy day i am going to finish my bedroom painting it and finish up my laundry for the week ! I got to get my house back in order . Next week i think i am going to do the kitchen walls not sure yet ! I forgot to walk 10 minutes yesterday but i got plenty of exercise painting the walls ! LOL!! I have found if i keep busy during the day i sleep better at night and am happier . Ended up going to the dairy queen for their 5 dollar deal again yesterday a quick lunch so i ... Thu, 8 May 2014 06:44:42 EST May 7 = EATING AT THE DAIRY QUEEN ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689536 My step daughter called and wanted us to go to dq for supper for their 5 dollar special i really didn't want to but want to do everything i can to make her happy so we went . I should have got salad but had that in the frig and didn't really want it so i ordered their 3 piece chicken strip basket with fries drink and a sundae. I ate about 5 fries 1 chicken strip 1/2 the gravy and i always get 1 slice of toast on the side for 25 cents then gave step daughter 2 chicken strips kept out a few fri... Wed, 7 May 2014 07:58:54 EST MAY 6 = EATING AT CHURCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688650 We had a business meeting last night at church and a women brought a ham loaf so i got about a 3 oz piece potato salad about 1 tablespoon and a fruit pizza dessert and i got a 2 by 2 piece or smaller that was my supper then i came home and ate a veggie fruit pop for a snack so i didn't do to bad . Been taking fruit salad to our thursday night carry ins so i can stay away from desserts ! Trying to find new healthy things to eat and trying new recipes ! HAVE A GREAT DAY REMEMBER GOD ANSWERS P... Tue, 6 May 2014 06:49:25 EST MAY 5= GOOD FOOD CHOICES ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687906 Yesterday after church we went to wendy's and for the first time in a long time i got a side salad but i ask for extra tomatoes and i got light honey french dressing which had 40 calories in it . I REALLY ENJOYED IT ! Next time i plan to get extra onion in it to . Got an extra pack to take home so when we go out to eat where they don't have light dressing i take it with me. Did forget to walk 10 minutes yesterday but plan to do that today i set my timer for 10 minutes while the news is on and... Mon, 5 May 2014 10:12:20 EST MAY 4TH = FRUIT AND VEGGIE POPSICLES ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686928 I bought at wa-mart a fruit and veggie box of like popsicles and was surprised they were pretty good but i have only ate the strawberry rubarb and there are 4 flavors in the box. I got the one that has the 12 in a box at 35 calories each they had the bigger ones with 6 in a box but i wanted to keep my calories healthy and low ! At the flea market yesterday i got the brats and chips instead of soup . I ate veggie soup for dinner tho so i was okay with that . The chips and drink i didn't need i... Sun, 4 May 2014 06:38:37 EST May 3 rd FLEA MARKET DAY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686259 Every saturday when the weather permits we go to our local flea market and look forward to walking around and just spending time together ! Usually we don't buy much but love just being together. We have been buying tomatoes from florida but i think it's the chemo meds they don't taste good to me and they cause my psorisis to be worse so i won't be eating them much this summer. Last summer i used them for a side dish with my meal maybe i can do cucumbers instead since they don't have acid in ... Sat, 3 May 2014 07:40:37 EST May 2 EATING OUT ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685849 Usually on friday dh and i go on what we call a date day . We look forward to it . Today i had to pay bills , get my dogs heart pills, have a flat tire fixed and was suppose to go to wal-mart but by the time we got other things done i was wore out so we stopped to eat out . I ordered a side salad , homefries and chopped steak . Got a roll with it . I ate about 2 oz of my steak and about 2 tablespoons or less of the homefries the salad and small roll . After we ate i still wasn't able to go to... Fri, 2 May 2014 14:30:14 EST MAY 1 st = WEIGH IN ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684643 Well i did get weighted today and i weigh 195 lbs that's 32 lbs more than i weighted when i started on the chemo meds and the humara but i am doing the best i can and i ha9ve come to peace with it and won't let it destroy my happiness . I don't like weighing this much for 2 reasons the first being my health i have a bad heart ect but also because i want to look the best i can and i was proud of what i acheived with spark but the scriptures says to be satisified in the state you are in and to ... Thu, 1 May 2014 08:01:52 EST DAY 30 AND LAST DAY OF APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683803 Hate to report due to meds i haven't lost any weight and look back over the month and real29theize the challenge is not good for me . I take to many meds that causes weight gain and bloating so the scales are bad news for me . The month of May i am sticking with the blogging daily but am making some changes . I am going to get weighted on the 1st of May and the 29th which is on thursday both days . My goal is to hold my own by eating dinner off of a saucer and only eating 1 slice of bread a d... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:06:21 EST DAY 27 APRL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681132 Today our deck on our self propelled mower broke so we had to get a new one and dh has to have a self propelled . We paid an extra 80 dollars and got one that goes the speed you go nstead of just one speed . DH is having a hard time keeping up with the one with one speed and it also has a electric start he is 78 and you never know when the crank type will be to hard for him. Our other mower is 14 years old so i wanted to get one that would be easier on him. Went to the flea market . Today i ... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 18:37:54 EST DAY 25 OF APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679994 Today i want to run the sweeper and do some laundry for the weekend ! It's raining here . Usually we go out to the dollar store on friday and get a few grocerys not sure if we are going to do that or not . This week i can look back over the week and see where i could have made better food choices and walked my 10 minutes more but i haven't done my best but doing better each day . Have a great weekend ! GOD BLESS YOU ON THIS JOURNEY ! Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:29:38 EST DAY 24 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679186 Boy yesterday was a tough day with dh in the house sick and neither one of us cared if we ate or not . I took a nerve pill after we got back from wal-mart because i wasn't coping with him being sick the last 3 days well and thought it would help . Layed down at 1 for a nap read awhile and dogs were barking so i got up and felt just down so i sit in my chair and done nothing and that's not me but i felt yucky i basically wasted the day but i did put fabric guard on my coasters and starched the... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:33:47 EST DAY 23 APRIL CHALLENGE ! WAL-MART ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678616 DH is still sick from food poisioning eating at a smorgasboard Easter sunday so i went to wal-mart to get him some oats and icecream ! I got him a 1/2 gallon of double strawberry which i could eat or do without till i take that first bite so i found me a new product with portion control with the frozen fruit BANANA DIPPERS by DOLE ! They are banana slices dipped in dark chocolate with 4 in a package totalling 120 calories a pack . Frozen hard and sucked on instead of eaten is pretty satisfin... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:00:23 EST DAY 22 APRIL CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677799 To day i want to eat more fruit and make wiser food choices . I really messed up yesterday calorie wise i was ok but didn't eat healthy things because i ran into a gas station in a hurry and hungry and got a sub and a 99 cent bag of chips which i thought dh was going to eat 1/2 of and didn't so there went 300 calories in chips alone . Next time he can get his own if he wants them . He was sick and didn't eat dinner so i figured i had enough for lunch and ate some fresh fruit and about 4 littl... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:41:32 EST DAY 21 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676988 Well for Easter we went to a smorgasboard and i didn't pig out but i never do so that's good . Today i start a new week and new choices and along time ago i made up my mind i will do the best i can and leave the rest to the Lord well i don't think any of us do our very best me included but daily i am finding better ways and choices and if i don't lose because of meds at least i am holding my own ! My friend yesterday said something to me that really was a light bulb moment . I said to her i ... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:47:55 EST Day 19 + 20 OF APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676156 I must be honest with you sparkfriends yesterday was weigh day and i am up another lb making me 193 lbs ! I AM NOT HAPPY ! I stayed in my calorie range and walked 10 minutes a day but my meds are making me gain no matter what i do . I won't give up GOD ANSWERS PRAYER and if the best i can do is make wise choices and walk 10 minutes aday then so be it . I really appreciate all the support and the members of the GOD ANSWERS PRAYER TEAM ! Hope next week is better ! HAVE A GREAT EASTER ! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:13:51 EST DAY 18 OF APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674873 Yesterday i had a great day . I got my kitchen bathroom and hall moped and waxed and put some metalic tape up on bathroom boarder to help it to lay down but it come off so today i am going to us a hair dryer to get the edge of the boarder paper to lay down and then try to put the tape back up . Gonna wash a couple blankets and crochet the boarder edges on 7 coasters i got almost finished. Yesterday i sat back and crocheted and watched a shirley temple movie and i think i am going to do that t... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:48:50 EST DAY 17 OF APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674106 Today i am going to mop and wax my kitchen hall and bath ! We have a small moblile home so it's not that much but like to keep up with it . I am going to crochet hopefully 5 pinwheel coasters today i done 5 yesterday i got at least 11 to go i probably will make 50 i want to make sure everyone gets one . I am scotch guarding them and spray starching so they won't soil easy . I'm not sure which to put on first but i think the scotch guard then the spray starch it's basically double protection ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:54:50 EST DAY 16 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673307 I can't believe Sunday is easter this year is going so quickly ! Yesterday i got 5 coasters done so that's a total of 23 got 17 to go ! LOL!! I think time i get these done i might not have to read the instructions ! LOL!! Bought a book at dollar tree that is called CROSS GARNER it was 1 dollar and AWESOME ! I was reading it at after 1 am the other night you need to pick it up i am going back to get some for gifts for my secret sister at church and others . I love to read good religious books ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:37:10 EST DAY 15 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671888 Today i am going to try to make wiser choices than yesterday . Ended up eating a taco salad for lunch and a ham salad sandwich for dinner which calorie wise wasn't to bad but not the best nutritional choices . I like to eat at least 1 hot meal aday . Last night i crochet 2 pinwheel coasters i got about 15 now and need 40 by the 10th of May so i got to start doing more daily !LOL!! I am not a last minute person at all i don't like to have the pressure on i am sorta laid back organized and doin... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:52:36 EST DAY 14 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671010 Went to the flea market and got quit abit of walking in . We had the lunch deal of a brats 50 cents bag chips unsweetened ice tea ! The next time i think i am going to try the home made soups but this is my treat for the week . I bought a vaniy mirror to put my little bottles of cologne on for 3 dollars and a piano vhs tape to learn how to play . I play with that the harmonica and a 12 string guitar . Next week i am going to work on an old song called TWO SHOES i lost the words to years ago a... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:05:06 EST DAY 13 APRIL CHALLENGE ! WEIGH DAY ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670315 Today i got weighted and went from 191.8 lb to 192 lbs. Am i bumbed ? Yea a little because i done good this week but i also take my humaria shot every other friday and this was the week and it always makes my weight go up alittle so it is what it is and i thank God i can take it without it i would go blind and am having issues anyway so here i start a new week and pray for better next week but on the positive side i have made some healthy changes this week . I ate my homemade juice scicles 1/... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:20:54 EST DAY 12 APRIL CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669682 Today i don't feel good so i am going to run the sweeper and draw some . Got some cloths to fluff in dryer and put away . It's raining here a gloomy ! Yesterday i went over my calories some ate too many high calorie foods . Today i won't be doing that . Tomarrow i get my perm hope it takes with me taking my meds but won't know if i don't try ! Got up about 4 this morning so i think i am going to lie down for awhile and read . Have a great day ! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:17:30 EST DAY 11 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668770 The days of this challenge are really going by quickly and i am feeling better about my plan . For the most part i am eating healthy but in the mornings i have a pastry like moon pies ect that are within 110 calories for my breakfast with a cup of coffee . I am not a breakfast person so even tho i feel this is empty calories at least i am eating something. I been eating quite a few home made freezer pops at 30 calories or less made out of no sugar added pure fruit juice . I also keep tootsie ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:41:56 EST WOW DAY 10 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668422 Each day i improve a little food wise and exercise ! I have opt to eat a freezer pop that i make out of half welches grape juice and half water which is about 15 calories in place of a 100 calorie snack at 8 pm for the rest of the month and doing my best not to eat anything between meals . I am running late tonight i got my walking to do yet and dinner to cook but am thankful for this challenge and praying i will lose some saturday when i get weighted . Thanks for the support my friends! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:18:25 EST DAY 9 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667480 Today i did walk 10 minutes and run the sweeper . Tomarrow i am planning on giving my back and front door a coat of paint inside and out ! Found my phone i lost long story but it is back on the hook !LOL!! I had a serving of cheesy potatoes and only ate 1/2 of them and a large piece of cod fish eating only 1/2 of it and drank water for my lunch meal . I am planning on eating some tomato soup for dinner . This has been a good day i have chilled out some but we did go to town for alittle while... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:01:29 EST DAY 8 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666767 Today has went by quickly . DH and i went down to the hospital to eat our lunch they fix everything healthy and fairly cheap . I had a 1/2 order of split beef and 1/2 cup mash potatoes and grilled cabbage it was great . Tonight for dinner i am going to open up some chilli i canned and maybe 1/2 of a ham and cheese sandwich . I got some walking done and part of my living room wall painted it sure looks better. Gonna crochet a pinwheel coaster tonight i am doing about 40 of them for our ladies... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:23:18 EST DAY 7 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665472 Yesterday i got at least 10 minutes of walking in at the flea market . I been wanting something to put above my windows in my living room and found 2 long canvas paintings on says AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD and the other says LET'S KEEP SILENT BEFORE THE LORD SO WE CAN HEAR THE WISPER OF GOD ! Both has a house and trees and the other also has a church on it . I like them real well ! Throughout the house i have pictures and plaques that have scriptures here and there that s... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 06:45:10 EST DAY 5 APRIL CHALLENGE = GOT WEIGHTED ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664944 I am so happy to report that this week i weigh 191.8 lbs that makes me 1 lb loss PRAISE THE LORD ! My RA doctor told me my body was in a starvation mode because i do no exercise . My heart doctor advised me not to exercise at all because my heart is wearing out but with steryoids chemo meds and humaria i have gained 30 lbs and can't breath good ect everything is a challenge so i decided to walk in small area 10 min aday at my speed well this week i lost 1 lb so there must be something to wha... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 10:31:21 EST DAY 4 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664003 I can't believe it i forgot to do my 10 minute walk yesterday ! I am going to wal-mart today so i will get in enough walking to make up for it . I took my fruit salad to bible study last night and didn't eat no other desserts so that was good . Today i need to hem some of my dresses and i am crocheting pinwheel coasters for our tea in may for the women i will need about 40 of them ! Life is good i try to stay buzy but have to do things that require little effort because i get in trouble with ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:56:24 EST DAY 3 APRIL CHALLENGE ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663398 Yesterday i went shopping at hobby lobby so i did get some walking in but didn't buy anything . I didn't get as many veggies and fruit in as i would have liked to . Today we are having bible study and we eat before it and i am going to fix a fruit salad so i won't be eating the sweets . I am going to do that every week . I am getting my water in and eating pretty healthy . Trying to eat a small salad everyday to get more veggies in . Getting weighted saturday for the 5% spring challenge . It ... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:03:42 EST APRIL CHALLENGED DAY 2 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662556 I feel good about yesterday i made some wise choices and did go shopping so i got in alot of walking and will be doing 10 minutes with my dvd today . Also today i was going to get a cup of hot chocolate at 70 calories and decided to go with a berry tea instead with a touch of honey saved myself some calories . Today i will be running the sweeper and probably drawing . Tonight for supper i am going to make mash potatoes and chicken and noodles and will limit myself to 1/2 cup mash potatoes and... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:04:27 EST APRIL NEW MONTH NEW CHALLENGES ! DAY 1 OF CHALLENGE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661977 Don't know where march went but it's passed and i didn't always make the wisest of choices to help me lose weight but i am trying to do better for april . One of my goals is to walk 10 minutes aday and eat 5 fruits and veggies aday . I will continue to get weighted every sunday and drink my water daily log my food and try to stay in my calorie range of 1200-1500 ! I want to be the best example i can and help others here . Have a great week ! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 18:02:22 EST GOD ANSWERS PRAYER ! LADY GOT SAVED ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660531 I requested prayer for salvation for a lady in her late 70's and sunday morning she gave her heart to the Lord along with a mother and daughter . The girls dh is afraid he will disappoint the Lord afraid of failing pray he will understand the devil is just trying to get him to put it off . Right now there are tears and sincerity . Pray God will help him make a commitment . Been a tough week food wise but it's a new week and i pray i make wiser choices . I am so tired of sandwiches salads for ... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 05:55:38 EST Weigh in for March 23 to 30 ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659812 I must say i made some bad choices this week some that interfered with my weight loss no doubt about it but the last 2 days i have ate chilli for lunch which is a good choice but not before weight day ! So my scales went from 192.6 lbs to 195.6 lbs that's a 3 lbs gained but i know it's because i ate CHILLI ! I probably didn't lose anything but i am hoping i didn't gain either but what is IS right . I am so glad this last week is OVER i was not a good stewart over my food choices . I usually... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 07:49:58 EST SPRING CLEANING ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659185 This week i got some windows washed curtains and blinds washed and next week i go 3 more pairs of curtains i want to wash and 2 windows . Working on the walls as i go want to redue some of them . Taking things to church that i don't use and the women are tickled to get them and i am tickled to give them up ! LOL !!! This week has been tough emotionally but that's my fault for not thinking things thru God's way i know all things will work out if i let go and let God take care of it . I had tu... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:31:58 EST I KNOW BETTER ! STRESS EATING ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658573 Wow i did it again i fell into another stress related eating sabatoge ! We went to get our jeep fixed and they told it was rubber gaskets and when we paid it was that but the stabilizer bars had to be replaced well i was planing on 50 dollars and it was 158 dollars and the guy only charged us 25 dollars labor the rest was parts ! Well i dug into my purse and got into every pocket and spent money i needed for other things. Needless to say our 50 dollar grocery money went on repairing the car ... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:32:00 EST POPCORN AT THE MOVIES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656767 Well the other night when we went to see GOD IS NOT DEAD i had ate dinner before we left and was going to buy a small popcorn and eat about 1/2 and give the rest away . Well we got in line dh said i'd like to have a hot dog and just alittle popcorn ! HINT ! So before i thought it thru i got a hot dog and a medium popcorn so dh could eat half or more of it and i had left my purse at home and it had my welch's kool-aid pack that i add to a large water using 1/2 the pack gives it enough flavor i... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:36:10 EST Need your prayers today ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656022 I am going to my eye doctor that specialises in the immune system . I like him and he has help me but he is now considering putting me on a med that cost about 300 dollars a month the one i am on it cost 270 dollars for 3 months supply which is bad enough so please pray if he changes it he also has a manufactor that will supply it at a lower cost. He will be very upset if i say i can't do that because i can't afford it . He is the only specialist within hundreds of miles from us and he is 100... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:09:28 EST TRAIL MIX ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655311 Bought some trail mix a couple weeks ago at the dollar store and it had m and m's in it !THAT WAS A MISTAKE ! I usually eat 4-6 pieces once in awhile but i find myself picking out the m and m's first ! LOL!! I like the raisons and nuts to and can have better control over them . I don't buy the ones with banana chips because i don't like them but i know i won't be buying the ones with the m and m's anymore . I have a secret sister at church and yesterday i received a container dish and it had... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:27:22 EST