SWEETSADDICTION's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWEETSADDICTION SWEETSADDICTION'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/ whats new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350449 I am having so much excitement I cant stand it al yesterday I had allergy testing and I learned I am allergic to milk eggs what oats shrimp watermelon inion and cocoa bean. so if this is all bad what is left to eat? <BR> Wed, 8 May 2013 23:21:17 EST the mighty mississippi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333865 it is one mile out from my back door but all is well since we are above the bluff. the flooding we are experiencing is from the rain overwhelming the sump pump which is close to 40 years old. so we will probably put a new one in to update it and use the tim taylor of tool time more power. ugh ugh ugh Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:53:38 EST bad news comes in threes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330146 so i was out doing the regular sat eerrands one of which is grocery shopping and DH calls and says the basement flooded. the carpeting is soaked and wanted to know where the shop vac and tools were. oh goody there goes our plans to travel again. 8 hours later at least 30 gals hauled upstairs and out to the curb and shifting as much of the stuff in the basement to dryer areas and now almost 7000 steps and 8 flights of stairs. my body hurts in all kinds of places some new others very very old,... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 23:00:48 EST set back on the promotion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329552 three working days before i was to start my new job title i was told they had to withdraw the promotion. they had to offer it to three other people in that agency before they could offer it to me. the reason this happened is because i took the promotion last november to the agency i am in currently working. the central personnel office is behind on paperwork and five months later i am still listed with my previous agency. my heart was broken and i cried for two days felt very blue for four da... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 11:00:33 EST family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329543 i want to thank all those who have posted on my blog about the passing of my mom, in all reality i have more concern for me from my fellow sparkfriends and real life friends than i ever did from my real family. so to all you wonderful and thoughtful people bless you and thank you for caring about me as a person. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:45:36 EST no tears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329538 writing the blog about my mom gave me a lot of peace i kept feeling guilty cause i havent cried and i am not feeling any real loss over her death. writing the blog helped me to understand why i am not crying. i have shed so many tears over the years for a mom who wouldnt or couldnt be there for me. i did go to the services to say an official goodbye and there were many people there who didnt know she had another child. she never had a relationship with my two children and the other sad thing... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 10:43:34 EST My Mom passed away 4/13/13 do not be sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328909 she was 71 and lived her life her way. she was a fan of Elvis and thought all other musicians were drug addicts, and would tell you the south won the civil war and that the history books were wrong. when she was drinking she would get on her soap box and preach at you. she became pregnant with me when she was 15 and blamed me for the loss of her childhood and ruining her life. From the time that i was 9 years old until i was 17 (when i was thrown out of the house), i took care of my sisters w... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:42:09 EST cough is finally getting better since the asthma attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308535 life has been fun with cough nearly taking me out after the asthma attack. yesterday doc took chest xray and he is thinking I should get allergy shots. in my mind I feel too old to be going through the shots but if it helps I will do it Tue, 2 Apr 2013 08:34:32 EST new job title is official Start April 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308531 The job title I have been working for is called human services caseworker. I have been trying for it since 2008. I will be working in the newborn unit adding newborns to the medical card. Tue, 2 Apr 2013 08:30:03 EST my body thinks breathing is optional http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290292 after nearly chocking while trying to talk to DH figured I better make a trip through urgent care. they gave me a breathing treatment but I still am having issues catching my breath. oh well lots of rest time t see if I can make it to work tomorrow. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 20:42:43 EST possible new job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286219 was talking to the DH last night and he told me I got a letter from CMS(the main hiring place for the state) I made him open it and it is a job offer for caseworker position not exactly in the dept I was looking for but I might be able to do it. it is a promotion which would be very very nice. the job title is the one I have been shooting for, for the last 5 years. still need to check out details before I make decision to take it and check on others that were posted at the same time. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:30:36 EST better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274904 when I slid on the ice I don't think it was more than an inch or two difference. I didn't even feel like I lost my balance but my shoulder said otherwise. after more pain drugs a very restless night I am doing much better. thank you for all the warm thoughts I know they made a difference. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 20:41:08 EST ouch ouch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273383 walking to work today the sidewalk was slippery. I had to catch myself sliding once or twice. by the time I got to work my shoulder was killing me. I got a coworker to put one of the pain patches on the area and then tool a pain reliever. it dulled the pain but it was unbearable. went to the chiropractor and he made some pretty good moves still hurts but I can move about 33 percent now compared to not being able to sit let alone move that is progress. he also got me the tems unit on the area ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:26:40 EST busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250867 Carry in for work and my back is telling me about it, took in crock pot for chicken tacos with all the fixings I hadn't carried in. was asked if I could leave the rest for tomorrow. now that was great. climbed two flights of stairs at work and then walked down 5 and then seven at the end of the day. got home put together the new chair for computer desk. it is so nice to sit properly at the desk now. then I entered food items to add to my favorites. feels so proud of me atm. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:29:33 EST I shared with everyone at the dr office http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246957 i shared with everyone at the dr office how grateful i was for the reminder call. ugh is the word on the shot in the knee though, the brace i think helped keep the pain for the next four hours on the drive away from the dr office. dont go back until august. this is what i will do until i reach an acceptable age for knee replacement and trust me i am not in a hurry no matter how much i dont like the knee shot. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:14:22 EST appt reminder thank goodness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246135 lost this appt on my calendar when i changed phones and job position but i had the day scheduled off so it was a good thing the dr used a reminder call for me. so today i get a shot in my knee, oh goody, yes i am lying. ouch but then good for six months Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:13:57 EST new computer desk for alt living site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245202 just got back from shopping for new computer desk, chair, floor mat and keyboard recalled that i could take the mouse off the laptop so saved myself from getting one too many mouse for computer. the one i was really looking for at 75.00 must have sold, oh well likes the one we found for 25.00 more. so looking forward to having the desktop again Sun, 10 Feb 2013 14:38:13 EST syncing to the fitbit site http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209204 spark syncs with the exercise for steps which is awesome. wishes it could sync the food logging too. am i being greedy here? Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:46:34 EST busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207364 today was the follow up appt with the dental surgeon all is mending well. then i went to have an echocardiogram aka stress test for my heart. well the good news is that my heart is fine it is not broken. but it confrims that fact that the asthma is getting more relevant than i want to give it credit for. i also went to get filters for the cpap machine took it in and they checked it out to learn the water part of it was not working so they replaced it. i am looking forward to finding out if m... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:40:18 EST found the fitbit 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207274 it went through the wash the only thing i can think of is that it was never worn that day and was still on the shirt from the day before. knows i checked that shirt at least three times the day i couldnt find the fit bit. yes i survived the wash also and is working fine. i can say that it took three days and much aggravation to connect the fitbit to the alternate computer for syncing. the last day it was still three hours before i figured everything out. so i have been able to track away from... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:42:17 EST tragedy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188983 tragedy struck today my fitbit was not on my shirt when i got home from work. i did do some errands after work i am hoping it is on my desk or i find it on the ground going back to work in the morning. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 21:27:53 EST dental surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182862 started the day off without being able to eat then to have dental surgery. has post implanted in the jaw bone after the follow up check ups i will get a crown to replace the emplty space where a tooth broke off. day will be good. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:40:39 EST Diverticulitis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167576 monday after three days of hurting on my left side i went to the walk in clinic and learned i have Diverticulitis. talk about uncomfortable. a shake diet is almost a good thing to do while being uncomfortable. four days of antibiotics i am better but still have soreness. good news is i can at least stand up now. off to read for a bit <BR> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 19:41:47 EST internet for the work week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161411 i have been objecting about the cost of hooking up the internet at my alternate address for the work week. the building has been updated since i lived there to fiber optic internet and now a modem and hook up is 150.00 just to hook it up without the 20.00 fee per month. sat i broke down and ordered the internet. good news is that i am supposed to be hooked up by wednesday dec 13. i have missed tracking my food and my daily spins. i am walking to work so i am getting 24 min of walking each da... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 19:55:09 EST new job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110057 friday i had a message on the answering machine re one of th epositions that i applied for. today i finally got a hold of the supervisor and it was two different positions that i was up for, so i got to choose which one i took. both are a step up from where i am now. i picked the one in Provider Participation Unit. I will be working with physicians and helping with getting medical records changed to digital. i will start on Nov 16. talked to my old landlord he is holding an apt for me. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:43:33 EST how many calories do you burn? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107608 today i was a cooking fiend, i put roast potaties and carrots in the crock pot, made a pillsbury apple spice bundt cake with apple filling. i made 4 batches of salsa with the food processor went to the store and garden to get 6 more pounds of green tomatoes to prep for making green tomatoe relish and cleaned up as i went including cleaning the store before i started. <BR> <BR> which makes me wonder how many calories i burned Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:12:32 EST uhoh weigh in not so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084281 today i had my weigh in with the dietician which i have been doing since july of 2010 and for the first time in a very long time(since close to the beginning) my numbers went up. now i can be honest with myself and say i was making bad food choices (too many sweets)(not enough food logging) not exercising (got too cold to use my pool) (didn't feel like going downstairs to do the home gym) and no yard work due to the last bout of poison sumac, took a well earned 4 day vacation. so i know not ... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 20:07:16 EST restarted exercise today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082760 last friday i paid the monthly fee to join the salvation army Kroc center pool and fitnees gym. i drive right past it on my way home from work so no excuses not to stop in. <BR> <BR> today was my first day back on track for exercise by swimming laps. only did 200 feet of the crawl and 20-25 min of kickboarding has to build myself back up, but this too i can do. <BR> <BR> body is still not happy with me from 6 hours of yard work yesterday but i will get over that too. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 19:55:31 EST Diablo 1/21/2001-9/14/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060256 my baby (chihuahua) died yesterday, he had personality, and attitude. he will be missed. He could back down a pitbull and send it running home. Great danes would give him a wide path. Everything in his site was his to protect. he couldnt decide if he was a parrot, monkey. when he learned how to use the clapper to turn on and off the light he was in seventh heaven, he was the boss. <BR> <BR> husband was talking about getting another baby but i asked him not to. i want at least a year to reco... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:58:56 EST one month one more pound bites the dust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044557 today was weigh in and i have lost one more pound. the dietician and i discussed how to get myself back on track. still not sure if i will make that yet or not. but i do have a plan. i really really need to do the liquid tracking. tonight i got a new phone and added internet but blocked texting still. i can do the sparkpeople on my phone now. this should make me better at misc tracking. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 20:32:26 EST baggy britches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021767 a new nickname DH has for me wonders if i should be flattered or grumpy? Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:12:21 EST that durn squirrel pic for you slimkiwi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008734 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l202258726.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l214861829.jpg">knows i probably spelled your name wrong but i did get the squirrel pic on the site finally. he constantly throws the outside cover and shell to the english walnuts in the pool. Thu, 9 Aug 2012 19:50:18 EST one tough squirrel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002060 well i have been complaining alot about this squirrel that keeps throwing the shells in the pool. today he threw another squirrel out of the tree while i was clearing the weeds off the fence. they were clawing and scratching and screeching at each other. i will have a photo of this brute when i pick up the cd from the store my computer kept wanting to reformat the sd. bad c omputer. Sun, 5 Aug 2012 14:29:44 EST i feel so dumb today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997623 last night i took a tumble when the pool ladder flipped out of the pool i am sore but moving. gonna have some pretty colorful bruises. iced everything down last night moslty the left leg got the brunt of it but the side and back are sore also. <BR> it was my own fault since i had moved the ladder off the patio blocks and i was attempting to move it back from inside the pool. i didnt get it level enough i guess. i did put it right after i fell. knows the ice made a big difference and that i wo... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 09:11:19 EST sparkpeople sent me an email today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991600 i just want to say how thoughtful and good i felt to read a happy birthday email from sparkpeople on my birthday. thank you Sun, 29 Jul 2012 11:31:50 EST s funny dumb thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957202 thinks i just did a very dumb thing at the end of my 30 min kickboarding and 30 min crawl in the pool i think i threw my glasses with the noodle chair in the pool. opps. wil have to look for them tomorrow. glad i have a back up pair to wear. <BR> <BR> added entry yes i found them at the base of the ladder. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:13:34 EST And the Dr said http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4943619 weight loss 3 pounds since last visit for a total of 37 pounds since he started encouraging me to lose weight. <BR> Fasting blood work- normal for diabetes no threat <BR> blood pressure 120/78 real good <BR> doesnt want to see me for six months unless something comes up. <BR> <BR> i think it went well <BR> and scheduled for mamogram and colonoscopy for prevention Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:32:44 EST todays work out started at 8 am http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940287 it has been an hour here time out hour there hour here doing yard work clearing off growth on the fences. has managed to get the fence in front of the house and about 10-15 feet on the back fence in the side yard really wants to clear that out so ATT will come rehang the house land line wire been pulled down by high winds last year and the fence growth grabbed it and made it worse. down times are for rehydrating. Thinks i have drank 3 - 32 oz glasses of home brewed decaffinated ice tea swee... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:19:52 EST june weigh in results a week and half late but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940280 one pound down, i am happy since i still havent gotten control of the sweets. knows i need more fruit and veggies and water(understatement on that one). but i have been more active in the yard and the pool. this week check in with the doc and see how the fasting blood workup looks. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:15:14 EST monthly weigh in results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894657 yesterday was my monthly weigh in and I have to say I am happy <BR> <BR> I didn't gain but I didnt lose <BR> <BR> with as badly as I have been snacking on sweets and not completely tracking and skipping two weeks of exercise I can accept the results <BR> <BR> my first sparkpeople anniversary is approaching May 28 and i can say i have lost 34 pounds for the year not bad I say Wed, 23 May 2012 13:32:25 EST borrowed some kids time top play in the pool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888731 well their daddy works third shift and 6 nights out of 7. so i borrowed the kids we went shopping for swim suitsand sunscreen to keep at my house and then came back and played in the pool for two hours. then back to the store for a patio table and chairs to sit around the pool and now time to take the kiddos back in and see how many times i can try and dunk them again. Sat, 19 May 2012 16:14:07 EST a job post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877113 attention all you job seekers the open position to work next to me has been posted on the state website work for illinois. http://www.work.illinois.gov if you can pass english and do word problems in math you might just want to check this out. the job title is Rehabilitation case coordinator 1 Veterans have preferance please come Fri, 11 May 2012 13:20:40 EST allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841591 bad timing for an allergic reaction to soap. started coming on yesterday and today i felt like i had fiberglass insulation cutting my skin all over. took half day off from work and came home dosed up with bendryl slept took a shower with dr bonners castile soap and hopefully that will get rid of the bad skin reaction. thinks it may take one or two more doses of bendryl to really get past it all. would rather not go to dr for the shot. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:14:39 EST monthly weigh in made my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839789 weigh in today 2 pounds down from last month Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:23:43 EST what a week ... eeewwwee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4832503 tuesday very serious deep tissue massage long overdue and very tender on wednesday and thursday, excercise has been limited to pacing floors at store after main computer went bonkers for wednesday and today but thursday 8 pm i am up and running again. going to finish the night in peace and spend sunday catching up on missed tv. night night Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:06:24 EST new number http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821939 last night i didnt feel like working out i did go to the basement to work out and did something different. i put in my biggest loser challenge game on the WII and went to the body analyzer, there it stores measurements. thinks the last time i measured was in oct 2011. forgot to write down the numbers before i put the new ones in but i do remember the waist measurement went down 5 inches since oct. i am happy Thu, 5 Apr 2012 13:44:49 EST the sand arrived http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4813557 yeah the sand arrived for the base of the pool that has been waiting like over three years to go up Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:18:45 EST blah day okay week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4810827 today is raining blah day <BR> exercise going well this week <BR> back is giving grief so unfair Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:08:26 EST What Is Chronic Depression or Dysthymia? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797437 Chronic depression, or dysthymia, is characterized by a long-term (two years or more) depressed mood. Chronic depression is less severe than major depression and typically does not disable the person. If you have dysthymia or chronic depression, you may also experience one or more episodes of major depression during your lifetime. <BR> <BR> the doctor gave me the explanation that this is what is causing my tiredness. <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:50:35 EST March monthly weigh in results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4797429 well gonna be a fun one weigh in today bad news no loss good news no gain, i will live with it. start a new medication tomorrow so hopefully that will help. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:46:24 EST