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 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 Red eye lids! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226745 I just hope that the doctor will know what is wrong with my eyes as they are not comfortable. I will be seeing my doctor tomorrow so I do have hope. I have allergies and live with a cat that I am allergic to. My niece is also allergic to the cat but no one wants the cat and my sister will not give her to a shelter! Even a no kill shelter. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:51:02 EST 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