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/ Funny how things are not as you think! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432409 I got some Garlic and Herb cheese wedges at HyVee thinking they where the same as Laughing Cow cheese wedges, but HyVee's are lower in calories than Laughing Cow's. I need to look more carefully at the packages when I am shopping. At least it is lower rather than higher, that would have been much more of a surprise. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 23:36:58 EST Getting a capsule stuck in my throat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431761 This has been happening often lately. It makes me have to throw up sometimes. I just hate this and need to find a cure for it. I will be seeing my Doctor after Thanksgiving and I hope she will help. God bless and keep you! Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:25:13 EST Life is hard some days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431141 I just wish I had more energy! I need to find an herb that helps with this. God bless and keep everyone! <BR> <em>459</em> <em>529</em> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 22:04:39 EST A bad fasting day for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6428916 I find it hard to not eat when my sister bakes Apple turnovers and Praline Charlottes! I find it hard not to eat the Praline Charlottes even when they are a day or three old. I did stay under 1000 calories, but I like to stay below 500. I am finding it hard to do what I need to do, I do what I do not want to do. As my Mother said Saint Peter even had this trouble! Mon, 6 Nov 2017 22:38:06 EST Having a hard time getting used to cold weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426633 I find that dressing warmly enough can be very hard! Some days start cold and get warm later, that is the worst! I hope everyone else is doing better than I am! Depreson is still part of my life but I hope my meds will help soon! Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:22:42 EST Fall is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419807 Most of the trees are still green but it is cool and getting colder! We will have to turn on the heat soon. I am glad I have good thermal under ware and lots of turtleneck tops! Praise the Lord! God bless everyone! Mon, 9 Oct 2017 17:33:58 EST Depression still here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418818 My counselor see me as much, better but I feel less than well. I am on the maximum dose of both my meds so when I see my Doctor next week he might try something thing else! I would like to feel well again! <em>574</em> <em>587</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 6 Oct 2017 19:19:02 EST Rainy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417462 Cloudy day make it extra hard for me to get up out of bed! And with the rain coming down at any moment it is very hard to want to go outside! I hope other people have had a nice Monday. <BR> <em>27</em> <em>257</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 2 Oct 2017 22:05:05 EST Took a note to my county worker today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416471 She needed a note for my Mother about the money she is sending me. Without this conformation on the money I get no food stamps! This past month has been very hard money wise. Hopefully the food stamps will be back soon, I do like having food stamps! Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:59:44 EST Failed Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414023 I was so hot today and slept so late that I have done nothing much at all! The Library in this town closes at five most days, so it can be very hard for me to get to. Maybe tomorrow will be better, not as hot as today anyway. My sister is baking fudge cupcakes and they smell delicious! One tomorrow for breakfast maybe, with cereal for fiber. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:38:08 EST Thursday's thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413712 I got a nice walk done today, in the cooler late afternoon. I would like to walk to the library tomorrow, if I get up early enough! My meds seem to be helping me feel a little better. Each day is different and special. God bless and care for everyone! Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:25:23 EST Tuesday's thoughts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412940 I spend more time reading books than any other activities. Getting any other thing done is very hard for me. Even a walk that I want to take is not getting me moving! I just hope I find the motivation to do more later this week! Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:46:27 EST My counselor was happy with my progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412658 She said I was laughing more and looking happier than before. I hope to get my bedroom sorted out this week. If the meds are really working for me I should be able to do some! I also want to go to the library this week, maybe tomorrow as the weather should be nice! Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:38:54 EST Ruben Sandwich for dinner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411919 My sister and I are going to share it, as we both think it too big for either of us. Coleslaw with homemade dressing is good even if a bit old. I need to change my food tracker as I had not considered a Ruben for dinner tonight. Sat, 16 Sep 2017 21:06:01 EST Red Cross was good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410982 I got there just a few minutes late but it was not crowed and everything went smoothly. I had raisins afterward and two cookies that I should have left alone! My frozen spot has gotten scratched and was hurting a lot today. It is better now as I put some pain killer cream on it! Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:19:25 EST It looked like a wart but was not one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410631 My Doctor froze it off for me anyway. I get odd things on my skin. Moles have been the nastiest ones to remove. Giving blood tomorrow at the Red Cross and that is the third appointment this week! Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:10:20 EST Up to 450 mg. of Wellbutren! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409832 I have to take two pills for this as they do not make a 450 mg of Wellbutren, only a 150 and a 300 mg sizes. I have been at the highest dose of the other med for some time. Lucky for me I have no side affects from these meds. Sun, 10 Sep 2017 21:49:43 EST Lector at Mass this evening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409501 I was one of two lectores at the 5:15 Mass and he was very sweet to take care of the things I forgot. My mind is not working very well these days and I am not sure of why that is. My doctor uped the Wellbutren that I was already taking. I just hope and pray that it will work. I see him again in about one month! Sat, 9 Sep 2017 23:14:46 EST I have three appointments next week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409163 I just hope I can get to all of them, unlike this week when I got to two but canceled the third. Hope everyone in the Hurricanes way can evecuate well. Fri, 8 Sep 2017 21:52:44 EST I am feeling old today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405488 At age 60 I should just be middle aged. Depression seems to make every day longer and me feel older. I would so like my meds to work on me, but they haven't yet! <BR> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 20:42:10 EST Over ate today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404773 Sunday's are the one day a week I do not try to keep my calories in check. Today I just went farther than usual. Strawberry Shortcake with whipped cream for dessert helped to make it higher than most, but peanut butter oatmeal cookies helped too. Bed soon for me! God bless. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 00:08:49 EST I need to get more sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404166 I just don't go to bed at a reasonable time. I have been awake since yesterday morning and I need some breakfast before I try sleeping! I can be very stupid about my health as sleep is a really big part of health. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:05:03 EST Rain had me down today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402488 I did not go to my appointment today as the rain had me too depressed to do anything. Some days I feel much better and others are just horrid. God bless and keep everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>459</em> <em>43</em> <em>459</em> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:09:39 EST Three in the house again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401758 My niece came home on Friday and will be starting her second year of college on Monday! I was wrong about the year she is a Thrid year college student. She has her first class at 9:30 am and is studying theatre at MSU! Two sisters and one brother got degrees from the same school. A family tradition in a way! <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> <em>58</em> Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:12:03 EST Feeling a bit better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399429 I hope this is the start of the end of my depression! The higher dose seems to be helping but this could be the result of my Dr said that I looked better and that looking better comes before feeling better! Even one day is great! God bless! Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:35:24 EST Life is not going my way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399160 I think this is probably my own fault but depression makes it hard to take responsibility for your choices! Each day seems to slip away from me with little or nothing done. I want to go to Mass in the morning so need to go to bed early tonigtht! God bless and keep you all! Sat, 12 Aug 2017 20:36:48 EST I am having a hard time going to bed on time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398803 I was up until sunrise this morning and that is not good for me! Getting to bed earlier is much better for me then I can get up in the morning instead of going to sleep then! Maybe tonight will be better! God bless and keep you all! Fri, 11 Aug 2017 20:42:07 EST I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396472 I am not very interested in my weight anymore! Some day's I still eat well but others I eat junk food and high calories! Depression seems to work this way for me! God bless and keep everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>529</em> Sat, 5 Aug 2017 22:01:45 EST Up late and not sleepy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395758 Funny that this should happen tonight as I had wanted to get up early tomorrow and take care of some business that needs doing! Next week will have to do. I am a major procrastinator and depression adds to it! Fri, 4 Aug 2017 00:35:06 EST It is comforting to know I am not alone in my depression! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394843 We each have our own specific problems but we are together in the overall depression! I think my Dr. needs to be a little more proactive with my troubles as the meds so far are not helping. I will see him on the eleventh of this month and hope he will do more for me! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 21:35:09 EST Monday blues! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394393 Even without a job I find Monday's hard to live through. I wish I felt better and wanted to exercise most days! I will be walking soon but am not happy about it. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 20:15:03 EST My Mother will be seeing her heart Doctor soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393921 She is in South Dakota with my sister Rosslyn until her heart troubles are delt with. Dizziness is one of her symptoms along with fatigue. At 92 and 1/2 she is in good shape, but her children want her to be as healthy as she can be. <BR> <BR> My sister that I live with is back from her vacation and working today! It is nice to have her here again so I feel more accountable about my eating! <em>9</em> Sun, 30 Jul 2017 17:33:28 EST Got some yard work done yesterday, but am depressed today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393245 I almost felt normal yesterday and hoped the meds had finally started working! Today it is clear they have not, as I am as low as ever. I know exercise can help depression get better but it can be so hard to get going on even a walk. I do pray about this and hope others will too! Fri, 28 Jul 2017 20:05:48 EST I did not take a walk on Friday but did on Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391073 I am very sleepy today, my sister is off on vacation this week so the house is extra quiet. I will need to mow the lawn tomorrow, but she got an electric mower with two batteries so it is not as hard as it could be! God bless and keep you all! Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:21:58 EST Need a walk this evening! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390364 I have not gone for a walk in many days but today I will! I need to get some sleeping med at the store so I can go to bed early! Today's lunch was a nice one with three of my sister's, my aunt, my niece and her baby! She is the best behaved baby I have ever seen, only one fuss and that was for her bottle. She is growing like a weed as my sister Erin said, only three months old and looks more like a six month baby. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:27:18 EST My ninth blog in a row! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389934 I have never had a streak of blogs before so this is my first! Being depressed makes it hard to do much. I will be going out to lunch tomorrow with my family! I will fast on Saturday instead of Friday as I want to share food and not just sit and watch others eating! I hope the friends reading my blogs are not too disappointed by my lack of writing ability, some of my relatives are much better at this sort of thing than I am! Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:59:08 EST Thunderstorms and strong winds today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389511 The window screen blew out of my sister's bedroom window and is siting on the sidewalk out front. I do not want to go out and get it but might if the rain stops for a long time. I watered the potted plants we have indoors today, the rain made me think of wet Wednesday a reminder to water! Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:41:42 EST It is hard to get moving today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389036 I have been awake for five or more hours and have done little or nothing so far! I need to get up earlier and go to sleep earlier too. My days are mostly waisted full of depression and reading. I do hope my meds will start to work soon! Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:33:49 EST To hot to do much today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388720 With no AC the weather has been bad for me this summer and it is hard to do much of anything on these days! Global warming seems to be part of the problem, as years ago summer's where much cooler. I was in this town one summer in the early 1970's and it was much nicer weather then. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 22:12:33 EST Nephew's dog is back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388318 If she was well behaved it would be easier to have her here, but she is a very bad dog! She barks at most things outside, she attacts other dogs if she gets close enough and she has a habit of wandering around smelling things befor she will do her business! Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:12:17 EST Hot today but the church is airconditioned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387796 It will be nice to sit in the air conditioning before Mass this afternoon! I plan to get there about 4:30 maybe go to confession as well! Depression is hard to live with! Reading books is my favorite thing to do, even when I am depressed I still love to read! PS vitamins are a major part of my expenditures so I get a good amount of everything! Sat, 15 Jul 2017 15:43:18 EST Blood donation day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387511 I even made an appointment for next time today! I like to go to the Red Cross place here in Mankato as it is a nice walk from the bus stop! My niece gave blood a day or so ago and I did not know about it! I am not staying involved with my family as much as I had been. It might be part of my mental health problem as I normally keep in close contact with my family! Fri, 14 Jul 2017 20:07:40 EST May have a trip later this summer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387024 My Mother thinks we might take a little trip someplace near just for fun later this summer! We might go to Winona on the Mississippi River as it is not far and has some fun things to do! As she is 92 it will depend on her health and energy level! I am a little disappointed at the cancellation of our trip to South Dakota but my great niece needs to be cared for and her GG likes to do that!! Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:02:10 EST Started on Wellbutren this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386637 My Doctor has added another med for my depression and we both hope it will be the thing needed for an improvement! I am still on the first med just added the other one! My weight is up a bit but the Dr said as it is close to the first weight I am steady as far as weight goes! Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:47:28 EST Barb my counselor will be on vacation soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383870 My next appointment will be next Wednesday and then it will be on Monday the 17th with two weeks off after that. I might get to go someplace with my Mother and sister this summer! I would like to feel better soon but the meds are slow to work for me! Thu, 6 Jul 2017 00:15:18 EST Intermittent fasting is good for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382996 I like to fast three days a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday! I have been doing this for over five years and find I never feel weak on my fasting days. I would like to get to my goal but depression has slowed me down. I hope nobody is concerned about my fasting as it really is a good way to live! I also take fiber pills before meals with a glass of water mixed with organic apple cider vinegar, it helps my digestion! Mon, 3 Jul 2017 21:58:15 EST Trying to keep the calories in check! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382190 Today I wanted to keep medium to low calorie but that can be so hard! I had a banana and peanut butter for lunch at about 190 calories dinner was much higher and the day ended with a count of 1488 or so! Tomorrow will be a high calorie day as I like to make my Sunday's fun foods day! Sat, 1 Jul 2017 22:49:16 EST My youngest sister's Birthday is today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381347 She has bipolar syndrome and does not feel well enough for a family party today! I called her and wished her a happy birthday! She is nine years younger than I am and we commiserated each other over growing old as she just turned 51 and I am 60 years old! Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:39:30 EST Low calorie day, today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380998 I did not eat until dinner time and then I kept my calories down to near 500! I went a little over as I wanted a nice wrap to eat with dinner! A 90 calorie flatbread, 28 grams of turkey, a slice of white cheddar cheese and 20 grams of baby spinach! I had Kashi Go Lean Original cereal with blueberries, strawberries and almond milk first and was still hungry so had the wrap too! Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:18:33 EST Nice concert across the street! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380602 We life across from a small park and each year the local band plays a concert in that park! We sit on the sidewalk just outside our house and it is a nice time together! Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:31:17 EST