THINAGIN2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=THINAGIN2 THINAGIN2'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/ Back finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727835 I've been busy with Dr. appointments and DH's days off. It was a sad time for me last week as our German Shepard died suddenly. I put her out when we got up and she didn't come when DH called her. He went looking and found her dead in the corner of the fenced in yard. She was my protector and friend, I miss her very much. <BR> <BR> The post office has called wanting be to come back to work but I have not been released as yet so guess I will have to decline for now. We are still waiting ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:49:16 EST More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722971 More steps, more cycling, more strength training but resting in between. I even took time to watch a movie, believe it or not. I haven't done that in ages! DH is working late this afternoon so I've got loads of time to take it easy! Sat, 21 Jun 2014 19:06:32 EST Still trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722278 I haven't given up just greatly slowed down. At least I have put the brakes on the weight gain but am not losing any either. I guess you just can't go for two months without doing much of anything and not expect to lose some ground. I can't wait until I am released to get back to more vigorous workouts. I am sure that it will take a while to get back to the level that I was at. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:53:52 EST really tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717480 This is the first time that I have done all of my exercises in quite a while and I am so tired, can hardly keep my eyes open. What's amazing is that I even did my sparking, too. I have got to quit for tonight! Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:55:42 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716622 I decided to do some sparking this morning and didn't get any exercises done. I did clean house a little and that does count! We had a storm during the night and we lost our storm door off of the back door. I must have really been sleeping as I didn't hear a thing and was surprised when I let the dogs out this morning. I don't know if it is salvageable or not, DH will have to look at it when he gets home. It has been a pretty nice day all in all and we are thankful for all of the rain th... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:55:26 EST A beautiful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700163 It has not been quite as warm today as it was yesterday. A slight breeze from the North make it seem not so warm. It was welcome after the warm night that we tried to sleep through last night. <BR> <BR> We got the AC cleaned out and running. It was not as bad as we had suspected that it would be. We are ready for whatever is ahead now! Wed, 21 May 2014 16:41:41 EST It's a warm day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699389 We have been so busy that we haven't gotten the air conditioner cleaned out after the big dirt blow. I am afraid to turn it on for fear that it will just blow dirt all through the house. I have stayed pretty cool just by keeping the doors and windows closed and running the fans. Maybe we can get it done on DH'S next days off! <BR> <BR> So many things to take care of before the final day. Will have to clean house again, I can see. Always something! Tue, 20 May 2014 17:01:12 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698643 I've made it back again, finally. I have had so much family here to see me. My brother stopped by and my oldest son was her for a couple of days. He will be coming back to be here for my surgery and he may be the one taking care of me for a day or so. I have been pretty busy trying to get everything done for when I will be down but it seems that there is always something else that comes up. <BR> <BR> Thank you so much, my faithful friends, you can never know how much you mean to me. T... Mon, 19 May 2014 18:17:41 EST Making lemonade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694102 My dear Spark Friends, As the old saying goes, " when God gives you lemons, make lemonade" As many of you know I have been pretty lax on being here as much as I should be for the last two months. I was diagnosed with breast cancer last month and I have been running to the Dr.s a lot lately. Yesterday I had an appointment and we were given our options on how to fight this disease. Considering my age we have opted for a bi-lateral mastectomy which will happen on the 27th of this month. Th... Tue, 13 May 2014 10:54:23 EST Windy today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689866 Today is DH's day off and we have some business to take care of so I am taking a day off from my exercises. Need to go into town and go to the court house and to the bank. This evening we are meeting DH's family for dinner in the city. We haven't been together since our New Year's eve party so lot's of news to catch up on. It should be a fun, relaxing evening Wed, 7 May 2014 14:23:49 EST Another georgeous day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689133 It is warmer again today but the sunshine is beautiful and it's not so hot that you can't stand it. I don't mind this kind of a day at all. <BR> <BR> I am back in the waiting mode again but I do believe that I am getting closer to the answer. Tue, 6 May 2014 17:31:49 EST Beautiful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688207 It is a gloriously sun shiny day but the air is cool and crisp. There is hardly any wind blowing for a change, it's just an ideal day. <BR> <BR> I have done every one of my exercises today and am feeling pretty proud of myself for that! <BR> <BR> I took a day off yesterday and went to church with my son, DIL and the three grandsons. Then they took me out for lunch, a wonderful fried chicken buffet. I, of course, ate more than I have in two weeks. <BR> <BR> Still have not heard the... Mon, 5 May 2014 16:22:54 EST Thank you, my friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685891 I really appreciate those of you who stop by to greet me each day! I had some side effects from the surgery the other day so couldn't make it back until today. I am still waiting on the report to come back but the surgeon was pretty sure of the outcome. I will continue to do what I can for now and then when I am over this hurdle I may just start over. Thanks for your encouragement! Fri, 2 May 2014 15:39:39 EST A dirty day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682563 The wind is blowing again and the field behind us is surrounding our house not with dust but pure dirt! There is nothing that I can do to keep it out so will have a great mess to clean up. DH is having a lot of difficulty breathing with so much dirt in the air. We are leaving, when DH gets home from work, to go to my Niece's house, so that we don't have to get up so early to be at the hospital in the morning. I hope that that will get us out of it for awhile! <BR> <BR> I got my walking d... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:49:36 EST It's been a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681724 I have gotten my walking done today and that was a real accomplishment. Even got to cycle some so I am feeling like I have at least made an effort today. I sure am tired though so am ready to rest. Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:05:46 EST Glad to be here today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681057 I have been making much progress in the wrong direction lately. I have been spending so much time driving to the doctors or in their waiting rooms. Since we live in the middle of the great nowhere we are also eating many of our meals out. I can tell you that that is not conducive to losing weight. <BR> <BR> My retesting that I had did not turn out so good and now I am getting ready to have some surgery next Tues. morning. At this point I do not know what will come next as it is a wait a... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:04:46 EST A good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674538 It has been cooler again today and even sprinkled this morning. That is as close as we seem to get to a rain. I have gotten my exercises done and finished my Sparking. Tomorrow is the day that I go for my retesting so will have the morning to do my exercises but will probably not get to Spark. <BR> <BR> I am still headed in the opposite direction of where I need to be going. I am having a hard time figuring this out as I am below my allotted calories. Maybe I need to eat more, I have ... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:45:49 EST A little cooler http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673735 It's just a little cooler today but the wind is not blowing and you can go outside and enjoy your time out in nature. <BR> <BR> I am still struggling with trying to get back on track. It seems that no matter what I do, it is not helping. Things just keep getting worse! I will keep trying and won't give up but it is discouraging. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:48:14 EST Training done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673032 My three days of training are done! There is so much to learn and I hope that I don't forget anything before the 22nd when I go on my own for the first time. If you never hear from me again you will know that I lost my way! <BR> <BR> The hospital called this morning and rescheduled my retesting. I am quite anxious about this and hope that I can maintain the positive feeling that I have for another day. One thing about it is that I am not losing an excessive amount of weight so maybe that... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:02:42 EST Home again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669247 I have been off to school for my new part time job! I will be a substitute rural mail carrier and will be going on training tomorrow with the regular carrier. I think that I will like it and right now doesn't sound real demanding. We will see as I get further into it! It will greatly change my exercise routine so that will be something that will need attention. <BR> <BR> I have struggled with my program all last month and so far this month. There always seems to be a demand on my time... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:13:50 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663167 To all of my friends who have wished me good luck with my computer. Today is the day that I take PC back to the doctor to find out just what is the matter with him! I am doing things all backward this morning so that I can get this done before I am off line again. I intend to find out if PC needs a hard disc transplant or can make it with some stronger medicine. It seems that we can never get rid of this old virus completely and it just creeps back to haunt us. DH thinks that it is time... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:15:54 EST Words of wisdom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661242 I have an appointment to get this durn computer fixed on Thurs. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:16:13 EST I made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660340 I would like to share all of my wisdom but I think that I was lucky to reach this point so will sign off and save it for tomorrow! Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:12:39 EST Day is done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657399 It has been one miserable day due to the wind. It blew so hard and my house shook and banged until I was sure that it was blowing away one piece at a time. In case you haven't heard me say it before, I really dislike the wind especially the 60 MPH ones! It has died down this evening, probably so that it can change directions and take another blow at us tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Have gotten all of my exercises done and Sparked that means that I can relax for awhile! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:50:05 EST Finally done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654809 I get so tired of fighting this computer all day that sometimes I think that I just will not do the Sparking. I find that I can't do it half way. Maybe it will be better tomorrow! Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:34:16 EST Cold and windy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654116 It's been cold here all day but it is getting colder all of the time. It seems that since it warmed up for awhile it seems colder now. There is snow not too far from us so don't know if we will get some or not. I am so ready for Spring and sunshine! Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:44:38 EST Home again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653567 It's been a very long day for me but I have gotten all of my exercises done and just now finished my Sparking. <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful visit with my brother. We finally got the chair working and he is getting used to it. My niece stayed with me all week and left this morning, I will miss her! DH went back to work and is working a double shift. Our son went to visit some of his friends for the weekend. It will be a long quiet weekend for me! Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:24:46 EST Grrrr! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647200 I really do hate computers! I can't believe that I am having so much trouble with this again. At least I could finish up today's business! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will be going to see my brother. In December he lost a leg due to diabetes and I intended to go then but the weather has kept me away. My niece and my son will be going with me and we will stay for the weekend. We are taking him an electric mobility chair that I have had stored here in my house, it was our Aunt's. I am so excite... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:13:10 EST Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643116 We got it again but not much and it is all gone this evening. The wind and air was sure cold this morning. DH is working late and I am having leftovers for my dinner so that won't take a great amount of time to prepare. I have been doing some laundry while I've been Sparking so I've taken a lot of time. I am ready to rest! Sat, 8 Mar 2014 19:41:49 EST Windy today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642371 It started out being a nice day then after noon it got cloudy and windy. DH says that it is cold outside now and we are supposed to get snow. I have had a pretty good day but still have some steps to take while I am finishing dinner. I stuck a pork roast and sauerkraut in the oven this afternoon and it smells so good. DH is ready for me to get it out of the oven! Fri, 7 Mar 2014 18:19:27 EST Nice day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641598 Finally made it back! I have kept up with my exercises except for the day we had to take the car to the dealers. Yesterday I cleaned house and counted that as my strength training. Today I am so sore from all of the stooping and bending that I can hardly move so that must have been pretty close to exercise! I was taking out the trash and stepped on a rusty shingle nail that went through my shoe and caught the side of my foot. Today I had to go to the Dr. to get a Tetanus shot and my foot... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 18:52:58 EST Day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638878 This was DH's first day off and we stayed home. The snow is over but the temperatures are still very cold. It was -7 this morning but at least the wind was not blowing. Tomorrow we have an appointment to take my car into the shop so that will be a day long thing. <BR> <BR> I got all of my exercises done again today and have stayed within my nutrition guidelines! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 18:44:35 EST White out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637964 After snowing all day again the ground is completely white now. It's still not very deep but that suits me. I am not sure how long it is supposed to snow but I would think that it would quit soon. <BR> <BR> Another good day for my exercises! I missed out on some sleep last night and I can hardly keep my eyes open. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 19:17:03 EST It's here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637076 The snow started about 9 AM this morning and has been snowing all day. It is so cold here that I have no desire to go outside for anything. I was out just after daylight so that I could read the electric meter and that's all of it that I wanted. The dogs go out just long enough to do their business and I don't blame them. The wind is blowing so hard that we don't have much snow on the ground but I'll bet that either CO or OK has a lot. The wind direction has changed several times today s... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 17:57:48 EST Come on March! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636301 I finished up February in fine form, 3.2 pounds less than when it started! I got all of my exercises done and caught up on my challenge that I was doing for one of my teams. I hope that I can continue this and keep losing those extra pounds that I picked up along the way. <BR> <BR> Our weather is supposed to turn to miserable tomorrow and through the weekend. A good time for me to stay home and keep my nose to the grindstone! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:42:44 EST Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635460 Time has flown by this week and here we are almost to the end of this one. I don't know why, left over feelings from working, but I still get excited for Fridays! All of my days run together and one is just like the last one. The only different days are DH's days off and I count them as my days off, too. I still have some steps to get in today and it is time to start dinner. Guess I will walk around the kitchen while the oven heats up. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:41:28 EST A good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634668 I have gotten all of my exercises done today and that's even with taking time out to pay some bills. It has really been a good day for me and that is always a blessing! I have been having trouble with being hungry all day but have managed to resist too much snacking. It's a good thing that we go to bed early or I might not make it. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:49:09 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633752 Here I am back again after another 3 days off. We worked on the dining room a little bit more and I am becoming convinced that we will finish it in this century! There are just always so many things that need doing, not all of the work, but play is essential, too. I have done good with my exercises and staying on track with my eating. I am almost back to where I was when I made my spectacular gain in December. Why is it so much harder to lose than it is to gain? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:50:26 EST You would never know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630274 but we did get our snow yesterday. It came early in almost blizzard conditions and then quietly went away. Not a trace of it today! I had an appointment in town and was dreading the thought of driving in by myself but it was already melting by that time. It is cool here today but beautiful sunshine and clear! This was one of those early mornings (1 AM) so I am ready to rest. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:26:09 EST Sparking is done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628522 Doing things just a little bit different today so that it breaks up the routine a little bit. Keeps things more interesting that way! I did half of my exercises this morning so now it is time to do strength training and the second half of my balance exercises. <BR> <BR> The weather has been beautiful again today but the weatherman says to expect rain turning to snow this evening. I am not looking forward to it but what should you expect in Feb.? Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:00:06 EST Yahoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627561 Getting done at a reasonable time today! That doesn't happen very often for me it seems. I am not sure what I do all day that takes so much time but I am always sitting here at the computer when DH comes home from work. I am going to start dinner so that we can get it over with and I can relax a little before bedtime! Tue, 18 Feb 2014 17:23:39 EST Oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626809 We were gone somewhere every day of our days off. Did as much of my exercises that I could but that was not much! Now I really have to buckle down and get my nose back to the grindstone! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:02:21 EST What a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623309 I slept for 7.5 hours last night and woke up this morning feeling like a better woman! I got all of my exercises and Sparking done and it isn't even dark yet, that's good for me. I am starting to feel like I will be able to do it all over again tonight and DH didn't have to work late. Tomorrow starts his 3 days off and I don't know what he has planned to do but will play it by ear here on my end! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 17:27:45 EST Another day done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622613 I have done pretty good today but didn't quite get all of my exercises done. One of our sons stopped by since he was coming through and I took the time to spend with him and his FIL. I had already made the Taco soup for our dinner so I wasn't even rushed for that! DH didn't have to work late this evening so am looking forward to retiring in about 45 minutes. I will get at least 7 hours of sleep tonight, I hope! Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:17:14 EST Two day in a row! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620732 I made it again and even had to make a trip to town this afternoon. I can amaze myself sometimes! DH is working late and DS just came home, he had a Dr. appointment after work, so I am even on time to start dinner. I have been up since 3 AM so have accomplished a lot! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:51:34 EST Patting my back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619658 I finally got it all done today! Exercises and Sparking and I am feeling so proud of that! I have to get some dinner ready for these hungry men now, then I will have some time for me! Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:10:58 EST Backwards day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618759 I decided that I would take care of my Sparking today so did that first! Now I will start my exercises, so much harder in the afternoon! That's shaking things up! Sat, 8 Feb 2014 15:53:44 EST Will I ever be normal again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616230 Somewhere along the line I have lost the ability to get all of these things done every day! It seems that either there is more that I need to do outside of working on SparkPeople or I am just wasting too much time. I will have to figure it out soon! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:16:53 EST Super Bowl Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613206 Even though I don't have a "dog in the race" we will be watching the game. DH has a team that he would like to win so that will give him something to cheer about. I have gotten all of my exercises done and my Sparking and am now ready to finish up our sons taxes before the game begins! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:31:42 EST A new start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612388 January was awful for me. I had a hard time getting exercising done or Sparking. Sometimes it was one or the other and other times it was just none. I have been busy with Income Tax and taking a test for the part time job that I applied for. I passed the test but still haven't gotten all of the taxes done, am still waiting on some documents. I guess that everyone waited until the absolute last minute to mail them! Hoping for a better February! Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:22:51 EST