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/ Cooler weather today and tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224386 I am enjoying cooler weather here in Mankato, Minnesota! A high about 75 degrees is very nice in August. Some of the plants are changing colors already even! I am eating a bit more than I had planned for today, but that is the way it goes sometimes. Having cottage cheese ready to go bad makes for eating it instead. At least it is good for me unlike candy or cookies. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:03:02 EST Nurse said wrist will get better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223970 The nurse I talked to at the orthopedic clinic told me to keep it elevated use ice and it will get better! I think that it will still take time but I do elevate, ice and use an ace bandage. I want to get back to work but not if my wrist is not up to it. My teeth are still hurting some but they are better with the worst one pulled. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:25:40 EST Still not working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220357 I wish my wrist would heal faster. It stays swollen even with ice on it. I think the doctor was wrong about my going back to work this week as that one day has made things much worse. I need to find some way to help this wrist as what I am doing is not working well. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:27:18 EST One day on one day off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219067 That seems to be the way it will go as yesterday I worker end and today I can not working! My wrist is swollen and my fingers are asleep. I hope everyone else is healthy and happy! Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:48:28 EST Soft food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216327 I am finding it hard to only eat soft foods! I just finished some mashed rutabagas, they are not as nice as mashed potatoes but lower in calories. I need to eat more soup with this limit on the kinds of things I can eat. Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:24:04 EST Going to a movie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215076 Being home alone and hot I decided to see a movie tonight! I will have dinner after that. It is about three quarters of a mile to the movie theater so good exercise included. I hope everyone is having a nice afternoon/evening! The movie was The BFG and I loved it! Tue, 9 Aug 2016 17:25:53 EST Warm today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214486 It was warmer than I like but not as hot as some days have been! I walked to a mall and sat in the AC for about an hour, it was lovely. I prefer cool for reading even if a walk is involved! Sometimes sitting in front of a fan is better than a walk to AC. Wednesday is my day for oral surgery and I just hope I come out alive as they are using full nock out drugs, and I have had some trouble with that in the past. Mon, 8 Aug 2016 18:48:32 EST Locally grown vegetables. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212469 This town has a place where each week in summer you can get a share, a half share or a quarter share of fresh vegetables and fruits. We pay extra to get local eggs, they are brown and taste better than the ones from the store. If only we eat them before they go bad! <em>39</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 23:58:29 EST Walking good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211788 I went for walk and to shop at HyVee. I got fruit, tea and frozen foods on sale! No candy, cookies, donuts or ice cream! I am happy to have controlled my shopping! Tomorrow I go get some locally grown vegetables and eggs. My broken wrist is out of it's cast but weak and sore still. Next week I get my tooth pulled as it can not stay where it is. Life is as good as I could hope for. Wed, 3 Aug 2016 21:04:00 EST Hot and sticky! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211084 It would seem odd having lived in the Deep South that I find Minnesota Summers too hot for me! In the Deep South everyone has AC and here it is much less common. We do have fans so it could be worse. Exercise in this weather is hard to consider. I might walk to a theater for movie this evening, at least they have AC. Tue, 2 Aug 2016 16:27:19 EST Walking good, buying candy bad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210542 Today I took a walk and went to Walgreens and found candy on sale, so I bought a lot of them. I still have fruit in the frig. I think I will have lots of candy tomorrow. Today I am staying at 502 or 507 if I need tums before bed. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 18:37:13 EST Eating when not hungry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207820 I try not to do this but sometimes it does happen! Drinking green tea kills my hunger even on days I am not trying to eat lightly. I am looking forward to more calories tomorrow, but my Kashi Go Lean for breakfast will be a good start. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:09:37 EST Hot nights in Minnesota! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204528 I have lived in the Deep South so heat should not be such a problem, the thing is that in the Deep South everyone has AC! Here it is not so common and as we are not rich we do not have any. Today the heat index was at 117 degrees F. Hotter than I can recall from my time in the Deep South. Tomorrow should be a bit cooler with less humidity! I am looking forward to nicer weather. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:51:08 EST Living with family can be hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201701 My niece moved back home today and has stuff piled all over the house. If I could get to my room or the bathroom without going through an obstacle course I would find this less trouble! My sister does not see the problem so it will have to be put up with. I can't imagine how she could share an apartment with three other students and still be a slob! <em>40</em> Sat, 16 Jul 2016 22:00:11 EST Eating with bad teeth! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194684 Soft food is what the dentist recommends for me to eat, but that gets way boring for me. I can chew with my molars so that is the way I am doing it. Still the softer the food the easier it is to eat. Mon, 4 Jul 2016 14:42:45 EST Today will be over 500 calories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153092 I like to make my Friday's to be a 500 or less calories. I did well on Wednesday at just about 400 but today will not be so good. I think of these days as fasting days so the less calories the better! I can't do more than one fasting day at a time as I have allergies that get worse if I do. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 21:39:22 EST Wet hair on a cool day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151007 This morning I washed my hair and didn't have time to dry it so wore it wet all day at work. It is still damp as I write this. I have very thick hair with lots of body to it. It could be worse as in going bald or having very thin hair! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:54:52 EST Medium Day that should have been a low calorie one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063577 I started the day with Cheerios, banana and almond milk, for a good low calorie breakfast. I had fiber one bars for lunch for about 230 more calories. It was being at home with all the leftover Christmas goodies that put me into a medium day. If I had stayed with the foods I planed I would only have been at 650 or so calories. But today became a 1250 calorie kind of day. Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:18:22 EST Lazy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028311 I got up nice and early today but ran out of energy before noon! I am not sure why I get so tired some days but that is they way it seems to go! Exercise is supposed to help but finding the energy to do it can be hard. Sat, 7 Nov 2015 16:56:15 EST Friday from hell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008155 I am feeling way roten and just wish this day was over! I do not like it when my body is out of wack and it is far more often than I would like! Fri, 2 Oct 2015 18:19:29 EST Fasting for my health. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789308 This is the main reason I fast so it is not too surprising that I am not reaching my goal weight very fast. I love the Food my Sister cooks here so that is also a reason. I would like to get to goal but that will happen some time I am sure. Fasting is the only way I have found to even stay at the weight I am at, let alone make it to goal. I do not have sweets every eating day so that could help me in my weight program. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:15:13 EST I missed the bus again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781926 I have a very hard time getting to the bus on time. I will have to go to bed early tonight. This is the second fast of the week, but not a water fast as I had celery and carrots with Light Ranch Dressing. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:49:51 EST Fasting for the Third Time this Week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774796 Today I have had only vitamins and fiber for calories. I think I will have some carrots as I am far hungrier than most fasting days. I need to control my eating tomorrow as I will be fasting again on Monday. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:11:15 EST Getting a Handle on Sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774174 I have eaten a whole box of Whopper Malted Milk Balls today, 3.5 servings! One Reese's Peanut butter Cup and a See's Sucker. Not the worst day of my life but not the best. This first week is to understand why we eat sweets but not to stop just yet. That will work well for me I think. <BR> <BR> I eat sweets when I feel indigestion as well as when I want some. Odd as that is not a good way to end heartburn. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:28:54 EST Doing Well on my Job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598736 I am getting along well with my job. The one problem I had was making it to my bus on time, but that will not happen again with God's grace. I am able to buy cloths from the thrift store for half price so I am getting some replacement things for ones I lost in my moves. I will be able to furnish my room from there also when my nephew gets his things out of the room I am sleeping in. It is odd to live in the mess of a teenage boy, he is older now but the teen mess is still to be seen. Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:59:56 EST I have a Job that starts tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483221 I just thought that a blog would help spread the news that I have a seasonal job until after Halloween. I am so happy to have a job. I have been looking for so long and been turned down so many times that my Mother started a novena to Saint Jude to help me find work, so thank you Saint Jude, I am so glad that you came through with a job for me. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:59:59 EST I Am Going To Do Some Voluteer Work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475993 I am volunteering at the local food shelf in hopes that will make me more employable. I need to rewrite my resume as well for the job I want. I have read that you need to tailor your resume for each job you apply for. This just seemed like more work than I wanted to do before I got turned down for even fast food work. I am still praying for a job to come my way. Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:15:41 EST Job Interviews http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467170 I am getting better at interviews the more I do them. I did not get the last job I interviewed for but I had two more today and that is hopeful. Telephone interviews are hard for me as I depend on seeing a persons face when talking to them. My Mother is praying for me to find a job soon, I am also pray for a job as well, I would be happy to have any prayers that anyone cares to give me. God bless and keep us all! Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:13:19 EST Lost 3 pounds this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456230 I am over the moon about my weight loss this week. I am not sure just what I did that made this happen but I am glad it did. I do fast three days each week but this does not lead to regular weight loss. It seem to be a combination of exercise and calorie control that works for me. I want to get to my goal soon, but that will happen in its own time. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:02:53 EST Eating healthy is hard to do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447065 I find that eating healthy is not as easy as some people say it is. I am living with my youngest sister who is naturally thin; 5'7" and 120#. I am 5'5" and 155# so you see that she can eat things that would make me gain weight. Even with three days of fasting each week it is hard to lose weight now. I need to find my inner motivation for weight loss. A weight loss diary is something I have been doing off and on for a few years, I need to get back to it as it has helped in the past. If a... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 23:44:37 EST Got to Mass at last! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390439 I have not been able to get to Mass since I fell so long ago. Today I was able to walk the three blocks to St. John the Baptists Church for Mass. I was happy to go at last. Hurting can make it so hard to do what we want to do. Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:02:14 EST Arrived in Minnesota this last evening, too tried to sleep!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381009 I have never done this before. I am usually asleep soon after getting where I am going. I got on the wrong bus in Kansas City so I was far later getting here than I had planned. At least I did not have to pay extra for my mistake. I met some nice people on this trip and got some sleep at night. I woke up when we drove into the light of a town or city, I am light sensitive! I like to sleep with an eye-mask on and should have packed one for the trip, but I forgot that it would be nice to ... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 02:58:11 EST Had a good Birthday last Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373094 I enjoyed my Birthday even with a smaller number of family with me to share it with. We had Williamsburg Orange Cake from the Betty Crocker cookbook. It is a good cake with orange zest, golden raisins and pecans, frosted with a butter cream frosting flavored with more orange zest and OJ. We have Daiquiri Ice to go with the cake. It is good cake but we have too much of it, the only good thing for me is that I did my fast yesterday and had my cake today. <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> <em>409... Thu, 30 May 2013 23:19:49 EST TV and headache! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355800 I get sinus headaches sometimes and have one today! Even with Claritin I have allergy trouble. I have taken medicine and that will work soon, I know. I hope to be better tomorrow as my Mother and sister want to go out to dinner to celebrate Mother's Day late, but very nice. <BR> I am not sure if TV makes my headache worse or not, it is hard to know. I will go to bed soon and put the computer to bed as well. Mon, 13 May 2013 23:51:18 EST Lost 1.4 pounds!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353507 I am so happy to have lost some more weight this week. I went up last week so this week is more of a surprise to me. Fasting three days a week seems to be the way for me to get to goal. I just wish that I felt 100% in my health. My leg needs more time to get better I guess. I am still happy about my weight and hope to be well soon. Sat, 11 May 2013 22:19:19 EST I fell yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339947 I am sore and having a hard time doing much with a strained tendon in my right thigh and some bruising on the outer side of my right thigh. It was so stupid of me to fall over the dog gate into the kitchen. I even broke my tea pot and cut my right hand when I fell, the good thing was that the cups in my left hand came through unharmed. I am fasting today even though it is hard to move, even into the bathroom! I hope to feel better tomorrow, as I have read that healing is faster when you f... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:24:01 EST I am not getting enough sleep now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336805 Last night I stayed up all night and had a nap this morning. Less than 5 hours is not good for me. I will need to go to bed soon. Computers are hard to close down sometimes. I am also looking at a show on TV. I hope everyone is doing well with their life as I have trouble living with relatives. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:47:54 EST Wishing everyone Health and Happiness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318864 I am finding life interesting just now. So wishing good things to others is a good thing for me to do now. I will be going back to Minnesota sometime soon. I have had no luck in finding work here in San Antonio, so it is back to the North to find work there. My Mother is letting me keep her computer with me when I go North. She is the best when it comes to sharing her things. I hope that things go well for me in Mankato living with my Sisters that are kind enough to let me stay with the... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:30:27 EST Sleep!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269221 I am finding it hard to get my sleep as my nephew is a night owl and very loud at night. I do get to sleep late in the day so all is not lost. I just hope when I do get a job it is not early in the day. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 00:26:16 EST Over ate today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239479 Does this ever happen to you? I have not done this for so long that I forgot how bad it feels! I will be fasting tomorrow so that will feel better for me. I hope that I will not do this again for many years! Tue, 5 Feb 2013 23:00:13 EST I HATE Football!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236473 Just a little something for those of us that find the game an abomination! I know more than I like about the game and that makes it worse. I am glad to be in a house where no-one watches it in the normal way of things. My Father loved to watch the games on TV every time they where on. Too often for my happiness. He has been dead for over twenty years but that is one thing I do not miss. Today was my oldest sister's Birthday, she is 65 now and has Alzheimer's. God is good, even though... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 00:43:30 EST My cough has not gone yet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225080 I guess that a cough is much better than a cold, but I like to be well as in one hundred percent! I need to go job hunting on Monday and every day after that. As the saying goes" hunting a job is a job in it's self" if I can just remember that! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:32:33 EST I now have a wand for my tablet and a cold that is rotten! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207610 I am finding it hard to eat well with this cold. I am learning how to use my wand and my tablet both. I hope to get well soon, but I am finding it hard to go to bed at a good hour. Life is not so fun for me just now. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:11:26 EST New internet tablet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180191 This is a hard thing to learn to use. I need to get a wand for this at the least my sister says it will help. I hope I can learn this soon. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 20:18:54 EST Going back to San Antonio on Saint Steven's Day(the day after Christmas) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175409 I will be away from Spark for a day or two as I celebrate Christmas and travel the day after. I am looking forward to being back in San Antonio again. Looking for work will be not as nice, but I hope that I find a job soon. God Bless everyone and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:09:50 EST HAPPY ST. NICHOLAS DAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158512 Not everyone knows about this holiday but it is a favorite for me. I make a special butter spice cookie to eat on this day. I cooked them last night and had some today, they are great. I hope everyone will have a good Christmas season. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:36:27 EST Candy is my down-fall!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135579 <em>494</em> <em>493</em> <em>255</em> I enjoy ice cream treats as well. This has lead to a slight gain this past week, just 0.2 of a pound so I am not too unhappy about it. This came from both candy and ice cream in the house. My fasting days are still going well. The green tea is supposed to help with fat loss and I am finding it true. Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:59:25 EST Green Tea and Weight loss! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117126 I am losing weight at an unheard of speed and I believe it is green tea doing the trick. I hope to get down to 140 pounds before Christmas, but I will be happy just to be lower by then. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:42:34 EST Fall Colds from San Antonio! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093196 My Mother, two Sister's and a niece all came to visit here in Metarie. One sister and my Mother have colds that they got from my nephew that is still living in San Antonio. I pray that no one else will get sick from this cold. We also have my niece in the Hospital for a gall stone that was not removed when they got the Gall Bladder, last August. She will have an operation tomorrow and be home soon. The babies are having some trouble sleeping with extra people around and Mommy not here. Th... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 20:55:41 EST Isaac the hurrican that could! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049055 The storm was not that bad or so the weather people said. Too bad the damage was so bad. We where without power for a week, but we went to relatives and if they did not have cats I would have been happier, as I am allergic to cats. We are home again and my niece is back at work after her sick leave ended. I am working with the babies Grandmother from their Father's side, it is much better to have two of us for the twins. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 21:07:08 EST