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/ 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 Wrist is hurting bad today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257135 The therapist said to use my other hand to make the bad wrist move more. That is not comfortable, but that is the way it has to go. I will stay with the exercises until next Monday! I iced my wrist and that helped a little. I am doing my exercises now just not the way they should be done. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:14:49 EST Crummy day so far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255487 I am finding today to be not so good! Thinking about tidying my room is overwhelming! I need to just get going on it. I have gotten too many clothes from my work and not even worn most of them! They need to be sorted and lots returned to the thrift store. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:42:41 EST My second physical therapy session! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253199 My therapist was happy with my progress and gave me some new exercises to do this week. I used a couple of exercise machines and that was a bit odd for me. I go back for my next appointment next Monday and each Monday after! Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:37:41 EST Walked up hill to a store! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252616 I meant to walk home again but it got dark and I was way tired so I called my sister and she was happy to get me. I got her some milk at the store too! She is very nice to me when I get stuck with no way home but walking. Sunday in this town means no busses. I see the physical therapist tomorrow and have a ride to that appointment. Much better than trying to catch the bus in the morning! Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:57:24 EST Broke the 160 mark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252105 I am happy to be at 159 instead of still at 160! I need to clean my room and make it tidy. I have more clothes than I need so many of them will go to work with me to be sold! Working for a thrift shop can make it hard to control your shopping! We get a discount on anything under $10.00. That is most of the stuff in the store! Sat, 15 Oct 2016 21:13:46 EST First physical therapy session! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250664 A very nice lady did my session but my wrist is hurting more now than yesterday! I got a carpel tunnel brace to use at night so that should help. I have another appointment next week on Monday so I need to do my exercises that she gave me. I will only get in two today but three times tomorrow for sure! I am going down in weight and hope to be under 160 next week! Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:52:19 EST Buy one donut and no over eating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248529 Today I bought only one donut so that I would not be tempted to eat many. I ate my donut on my walk home and enjoyed it very much. I grew up in a large family where a dozen did not go around well. It can be hard to change the way you think about buying food, but I got some low calorie bread, some organic spinach and some tea bags. Not a bad shopping trip for me! Sat, 8 Oct 2016 21:22:30 EST Did some housework today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244918 I cleaned the refrigerator and found some nasty stuff that had to be cleaned out. That took about 3 hours and left me with a sore body. I should have gone to bed at my regular time but I did not finish dinner yet!! Sat, 1 Oct 2016 23:51:35 EST Working on my stamina and having to go slow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242880 I worked for just two hours and I was dragging by the end. I need to keep trying so that I will be able to work longer hours when my wrist is well. I have been having trouble getting to sleep lately. And the construction crew next door starts at 7 am each day so no real sleep after that! Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:41:08 EST Getting to work was hard today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242293 I didn't get up as early as planned then lolygaged all morning and into the afternoon, so it was after 2 pm that I finally got dressed. I work for one hour today but that was better than none. I need money so I have to get to work earlier tomorrow. I have to ware comfortable shoes as today my feet hurt, I wore a pair that look lovely but hurt after about a half hour! I need to eat some healthy food tonight. Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:26:51 EST I am getting Graze boxes and finding it hard to include to my nutrition. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239811 Some of the snacks are very low calorie but others are higher than I like. Funny that 170 calories seems high to me! Just now I am having oatmeal raisin cookies and black tea with milk as I do not drink black tea without it. The cookies are not very sweet but not bad! The tea is very nice. They sent me some jalapeño stuff that I will not eat as jalapeños are way to hot for my tongue. Graze is organic and GMO is not in this stuff. The cookies are oat and spelt so very good for you! Add... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:19:23 EST Worked for just under 2 hours today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238671 I did not get to work early today but did get there! My boss was happy to see me and glad that I am trying to work some. I am not eating sugar most of the week, on Saturday and Sunday I have some but try to control the amount. I want to get my weight down before Christmas! That way I can enjoy the foods we make with no regrets about it! Fasting until dinner time seems to work better for me. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:15:39 EST Lazy Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237485 I need to get ready for Mass soon, but thought that blogging might help me to think clearly. I had donuts for breakfast today and that did not work out very well. I have not gone crazy with my eating but want to eat more sweets. Tomorrow will be a free eating day so that could help with today's cravings. God bless everyone! Sat, 17 Sep 2016 17:07:12 EST No work after all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236441 I was going to go to work at least for an hour or two, but then the rain came and I hate rain! I did not over eat today so staying home was not the total mess it could have been! I need to go to bed early tonight so I can get up and go to work early even if I only stay for two or three hours, early is better than not at all! Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:12:57 EST I was up way late last night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235818 Today is not going very well as I did not get enough sleep last night. I did not get to bed until after 2 am! I need to stop doing this to myself! Sleep is one of the most important things one can do to help losse weight. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:38:55 EST Worked today but not long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235435 I did work but only for two hours! I am going to have to ease into working again. I hope the doctor will give me some exercises for my wrist when I see him next week. Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:20:03 EST Going to try working tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234755 I hope that I will be able to do ok working. My wrist is still hurting, but not so much that I should laze about. Getting bills will make you reassess your health for sure. I need to make my lunch for work tonight! Not my favorite thing to do. <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> <em>473</em> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 18:18:04 EST Cooler day today in Southern Minnesota! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233624 As it is September this is not surprising but a little odd as the weather has been hot so much lately. If I did not feel the cold so much I could enjoy it more. As it is I get to drink hot tea more now but I still shiver more than I like. Shivering does burn calories so I should like that only I don't! <em>40</em> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 22:23:13 EST Blood donation day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232995 I gave blood today and had a good walk getting there and back to the bus stop. I am not very good at blogs but try for the points! I need to go buy some bananas with a coupon at Kwik Trip so they will not cost much. Happy day to everyone! Fri, 9 Sep 2016 17:09:11 EST No money because of no work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232427 Of course this is the way life works but it is still hard to live with no money! My Mother is sending me a check to help me through this and that is very sweet of her. I just wish I could feel better and get back to work. I need to get going on a walk soon. Thu, 8 Sep 2016 18:08:45 EST Lazy, lazy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231979 With my wrist swollen and my eye lid still inflamed I did not do much today. I need to get out and do something tomorrow! Not being able to work is the pits. Wed, 7 Sep 2016 22:04:29 EST Antibiotics are making me feel rotten. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229485 I have not had this much trouble with an antibiotic in years. I took some a few weeks ago that my dentist prescribed and had no problems, but that might be the trouble as a new prescription so soon after could be more trouble for my body. If anyone knows more about this subject I would love to hear from you! Sat, 3 Sep 2016 12:32:21 EST Meds for eyes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227239 I am on a small dose of antibiotics for the next ten days. Also I have a cream to put into my eyes for seven days, the bad thing about this cream is it makes your sight blurry for at least ten minutes! The Pharmacist said that it should not last so long, but each person's body reacts in its own way. If my eyes do not clear up soon I will have to phone the doctor and get another appointment with an eye specialist. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 16:47:59 EST