XNANNY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=XNANNY XNANNY'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/ Friday deals at the grocery store! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351798 I got $1.00 frozen meals and $.99 Pepsi I was happy to get things for less! Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:56:29 EST Easter Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350376 I like to think in terms of the church's old way of talking about the year! Easter lasts many weeks acourding to the church! Candy will be gone much sooner anyway! <em>494</em> <em>449</em> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 21:34:28 EST Easter Vigil Mass! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349879 Saturday evening mass was long but good! 4 adult baptisms happened at that mass so it was even longer than it would have been normally for Easter Vigil Mass! Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:02:01 EST Good Friday Mass! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348610 Longer than a normal mass but very nice with some very good singing from the choir! I had a walk after mass and I fasted all day today! I do not feel hungry so I will not eat any dinner after all! Fri, 14 Apr 2017 20:58:20 EST Had an interview this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348120 I am happy that I got to the bus in time and found the office with only about eight blocks of unnecessary walking. I was still early for my apiontment so it was good. The man that interviewed me had no jobs open now but is hopeful that something will open soon! A 9:30 bus is not easy for me to get but I did it today! I can get up early in the morning if I have to it is just hard for new. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:45:32 EST It can be hard to find work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345801 I am feeling desperate about a job and a place to live! I have not had this kind of challenge before in my life. I trust in God to help me but I still feel sick to my stomach over this! Sat, 8 Apr 2017 23:54:15 EST No job to go back to! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345326 My boss said I could go back after a two month break but she changed her mind. Monday will be a job center day! Tuesday is a class on job hunting so that will be good! Fri, 7 Apr 2017 22:24:27 EST Got over that headache! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343915 I am happy to say that the headache went away over night. That happens for me often just not always! It is nice to live in Minnesota where free medical insurance is available for the poor! Thanks for the good wishes and good health to all! Tue, 4 Apr 2017 22:51:42 EST Sinus headache tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342490 Not sure what brings one on but that is the only kind of headache I get! Hope this one goes away by tomorrow but sometimes they stay for a sinus infection! I will see a doctor if this is still here on Monday. Hope everyone else is doing well tonight! Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:24:15 EST Got up too early today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339821 I don't normally do this but today I wock up at about 3 am and could not sleep any more! Tonight will be an early sleeping night! I will have dinner soon so I will not have indesgestion tonight! If I eat within three hours of trying to sleep I have lots of trouble with indesgestion! Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:07:21 EST Boxes all over my room make it hard to tidy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335965 I have been try to tidy my room for weeks and still it is a mess! I need to do more about it but it is hard with so little space to move around in! With warmer weather coming I might be able to do more, but I am not sure about that. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:48:32 EST Daylight savings time is hard to take! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332003 I had not considered how hard it could be to change times, but it can kill you! I did not get enough sleep last night so this morning was less then happy, but I got to church in time to do the volunteer work I had signed up for! Tonight I am sleepy and it is still light out! Sun, 12 Mar 2017 20:06:10 EST Reading political news is boring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330572 I have never much cared for political news so I quess that makes sense! Trump is going to cut the money for urban renewal so I will need to move fast on the section 8 application! Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:11:51 EST Does anyone know about section 8 housing support? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330007 I am only working part time and my sister needs me to move out soon! I hope section 8 will be of some help to me. I know that it can take a long time to get section 8 help but the sooner the better for me! June first is not so far off and that is the date I need to be gone by. Wed, 8 Mar 2017 22:11:32 EST Snow tonight and tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320580 It has been so warm that it almost seemed like spring! Luckily the plants did not think that it was time to grow. I like snow better than rain but I will probably not go outside tomorrow except to shovel the sidewalks! Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:25:25 EST Being sick is no fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316141 Today my tummy is upset along with the flue coughing that is the main thing. I hate an upset tummy. It is nice my sister has her cast off now so she can cook instead of me, flue and cooking do not work well together! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:26:44 EST Enchiladas are easier to time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312598 Even with making our own tortillas this was easier to get on the table. Getting it into the oven was not smooth but not too bad. I even made the enchilada sauce from scratch. This is something my sister has made often in the past but this was my first time making it! We used leftover chicken breast meat in the enchiladas and used up some cheese that was getting old. I would like to eat some tomorrow but that would be hard on a fasting day! Tue, 7 Feb 2017 23:32:56 EST Gilmore Girls! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311409 The last show from the year in the life of the Gilmore Girls left me wanting more! I hate when a show leaves you in the middle of something and not at the end. This way you came imagine any ending that you want; but I would rather see what the author had in mind! Sun, 5 Feb 2017 20:41:56 EST Cooking dinner is hard to time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310950 I still find it hard to get everything to be done at the same time! I was good at this when I did the cooking all the time but that was year's ago and I am not cooking every day even now. Tonight was fried chicken breasts, cream gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans and corn, so it was a bit hard to make everything done at the same time! The potatoes kept in the microwave on defrost until the other things got done! Not the worst dinner I have made but I was not calm about it. Sat, 4 Feb 2017 22:53:29 EST Headache still with me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310370 I started today with a small headache that I hoped would go away but it has just gotten worse. I need to take some medicine soon for this. Fri, 3 Feb 2017 19:39:26 EST Points are hard to accumulate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309196 This is mostly for points, but also I have been eating more than I should on the days I do not fast. I am planning to not fast for the last two weeks of February! That might help me get back to controlled eating after wards. I did not stop fasting at Christmas as I have in the past so it is not too surprising that I am a bit tired of dieting. Lifestyle is sparks way of thinking on this but I need a break! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 17:45:25 EST Mulan 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307009 I just watched it and I enjoyed this movies very much! I know it was panned but that does not stop me from liking the movie. I might not see it again for a some time but it was good! Sun, 29 Jan 2017 00:07:58 EST Counciling for a problem I have getting places on time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305275 Mostly it is work that I have not been getting to on time and on the days I said I would! I also need to tidy my room the Konmari way! I read her book and she is very Japanese but her ideas can be used by others. Tomorrow will be clothes sorting for me! Wed, 25 Jan 2017 20:51:39 EST Getting to bed early tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303311 This might be hard to arrange but I need to be up early tomorrow so I must go to bed early. I have a resume writing class tomorrow and will not be late for it. God bless everyone! Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:48:20 EST Fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300929 I fasted today with little green tea, in the past I have had a lot of green tea on my fasting days! I did not have any fiber supplement or vitamins today. Water and apple cider vinegar then a banana with peanut butter on a low calorie flatbread plus some Kashi Go Lean cereal with apple and almond milk. About 475 calories today and that is just the wayI like my fasting days to end! Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:01:54 EST I need to do more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296852 I get up and do nothing for hours! I need to take care of stuff not goof off. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:48:06 EST No work for a time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296303 I am on a work break to get myself in a better place. I need a counselor to help me. Life can be too much at times. I would love to find a really good job for me. I need to cut back on spark as well! Take care of yourselves and I will pray for everyone! Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:54:45 EST Dinner is late tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295562 I am baking acorn squash and it is going to take a while! Squash is so good for us! With a bit of butter and some raw sugar it is very tasty! It is nice to have a day off work! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 20:17:03 EST Up late and have a headache! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295019 I am usually asleep about now but today has been odd and I am not working tomorrow so it is not a problem to be up late. I did go over my fasting day calories to night with a little piece of peanut brittle. It can be hard to not eat sweets sometimes. Good night and happy sleep! Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:23:19 EST 1/7/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293442 Mostly for the points today! I find this hard to do often but the points are nice to have! Sat, 7 Jan 2017 19:57:36 EST Happy Epiphany! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292956 We have call today the Three Kings Day since we where kids. And we got presents from the Three Kings too! The other kids in our nieghborhood did not think it fair but we enjoyed it! If Santa did not get the right gift the Three Kings did! Sat, 7 Jan 2017 00:22:28 EST Cooking for my sister and niece! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292106 I made creamed tuna today for my sister and her daughter for their dinner. Not a well balanced meal but tasty! And just what they wanted. I had a bit myself but not much! I will be doing this a lot until my sister is feeling better! Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:19:21 EST Dinner is hard to get to! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290667 I find that dinner is never easy to eat at a reasonable time as I do not get home until after 5:30 pm and then I need to take some pills before I can eat. I am silly about this kind of stuff so don't worry about it! I want to eat more than I can afford to if I want to lose weight! Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:12:57 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288826 I am not using my time well today so far but I will get moving soon! It can be hard to get things done when you want to do spark instead! Walking to stores for cat food and groceries will be good for me! Sun, 1 Jan 2017 16:37:55 EST Christmas Season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287143 Many people think that it comes before Christmas, but It is after Christmas Day that the season comes. My family even celebrates all Twelve Days of Christmas with more presents on Epiphany! Sometimes we call it Three Kings Day or Little Christmas! Thu, 29 Dec 2016 19:10:24 EST Intermittent Fasting can be misunderstood! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286604 I am not anorexic nor am I killing myself, I just do IF and it works well for me! This Christmas Season I will not keep my up days as low as I was because the food in the house is not going to keep if we do not eat it soon! I will keep fasting three days a week so I hope my weight will stay the same instead of going up. I know that Sparkpeople does not like fasting so this is maybe the wrong place to do it but there are teams for IF on here so the information is available for the ignorant... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 18:02:12 EST Caffeine is needed some days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286188 I went looking for a caffeine pill at work today and was disappointed to find I forgot to bring any with me. I will put some in my bag tonight so I have it next time I need it! I drink green tea at work but the caffeine in it is not enough for me some days! Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:26:35 EST Saint Stephen's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285681 I have heard a song about a St. Stephen's Day murder that haunts me on this day. We celebrate all twelve days of Christmas in my family and have little Christmas on Epiphany! I am fasting until dinner today with a 500 calorie or less dinner, hard with goodies and food in the house! <BR> <em>428</em> <em>494</em> <em>443</em> Mon, 26 Dec 2016 19:34:36 EST My average is 1300 or so! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281418 I fast on three days each week but eat normally on the other days. On Sunday I let myself eat more than a normal diet so that I do not get burnt out on this way of eating. I have been doing something like this for about eight years and find it easy mostly, just now and again I want more than I had planned to eat! Thu, 15 Dec 2016 19:50:52 EST My fasting day was good until dinner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281067 I planned just 500 calories but ate more! Under 600 but not the five I wanted. I need to stay lower on my fasting days as I still am trying to lose weight! Wed, 14 Dec 2016 22:58:53 EST I will make cookie dough tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275520 With Saint Nicholas Day coming on the sixth I want to get them going early! I will make a double batch so I can cook some for a work party next week! Fri, 2 Dec 2016 22:19:19 EST Sunday and my nefew is still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272965 My sisters son has a dog that he likes to leave here. It barks like crazy all the time when he is gone. He need a ride to Albert Lea, MN. Not very far but too far to walk. As she lets me stay here I do try to accept her low life kids. Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:04:08 EST Friday 11/11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265298 I am having a hard time doing anything today and feel tired. I have to get going as I need to go shopping today! Fri, 11 Nov 2016 14:09:09 EST November 10 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264995 I went a bit high on my calories today. Potato chips at dinner was a bad idea and even one cookies was more than I needed! I will be fasting until dinner time tomorrow and will try to go light on dinner with lots of vegetables. Thu, 10 Nov 2016 21:56:11 EST Job hunting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6264571 One of the hardest things I have tried to do is apply for a job online! Every time I try it seems harder and even if I really want the job the site gets in the way. I did not grow up with computers so they are harder for me to use. My nieces are very computer comfortable and they have helped me in the past, but they are both in college now and one is pregnant as well! I will have to go to the job center in town and ask for help. Wed, 9 Nov 2016 23:15:00 EST Sunday 11/6/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262986 I have been reading more than I should today. My bedroom is a mess and needs cleaning, but books are more fun to read! I am having a very big salad for dinner first and more if I am still hungry after the salad. God bless everyone. Sun, 6 Nov 2016 21:00:00 EST Doctor's report! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262026 My orthopedic doctor is happy with my progress and said that the problems I have had are normal. I will still see the physical therapist for a time but can do the exercises at home after that. Fri, 4 Nov 2016 20:16:36 EST I am a bit full tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261579 I did not think I would get a tummy ache but taking my fiber after dinner instead of before as I usually do. I need to remember my fiber before meals not after. It is supposed to help one not over eat so that is more reason to do that. I am taking my vitamins now and feel very sick at the moment. Thu, 3 Nov 2016 21:20:08 EST Controlling my eating can be hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260026 Most days are not too bad as far as control goes, but holidays are much harder as today has been. A big bowl of candy in the living room just makes it worse! I was fasting until dinner then planned for about 800 calories, but it will be more before I go to bed. I will have to keep tomorrow's calories even lower than most Tuesday's calories. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 22:19:30 EST Friday Oct. 28 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258482 Today has been a bit odd for me. I need to get going soon. Each day is still hard with my wrist and my family can make it harder! God bless everyone! Fri, 28 Oct 2016 14:46:26 EST