SparkPeople SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team Messageboard Even the longest journey starts with a single step. Take time to focus on small healthy habits like drinking more water or stretching after each workout. Small changes can lead to big progress! SparkPeople SparkPeople's Official Healthy Habits Challenge Team Messageboard Wed., May 4th Do you track every bite you eat? <BR> *********************** <BR> I do as much as I can. Sometimes if I'm tracking a meal out I may have to estimate. Wed, 4 May 2016 08:47:57 EST Tuesday, May 3rd Do you try to get the recommended amounts of fiber in your daily meals? <BR> *************** <BR> I try but rarely manage it. Tue, 3 May 2016 09:49:16 EST Monday, May 2nd If you could afford it, would you have a house keeper? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> I would in a minute. Some days it's hard for me to do even the daily basics and weekly chores sometimes don't get done weekly. So a house keeper would be a huge blessing to me. Mon, 2 May 2016 08:37:18 EST SUNDAY, MAY 1st What are your May goals? <BR> ********************* <BR> My ultimate goal is to stay off the scale now for the rest of the month and to trust myself to eat as I should so I'll see a decent loss June 1st. <BR> My second goal is absolutely no snacking after 7pm. <BR> My third goal is to remember to use lotion after every bath. I have extremely dry skin and need to lotion daily but lots of times I just don't do it. Sun, 1 May 2016 09:45:30 EST Sat., April 30th What's your favorite protein? <BR> ***************** <BR> <BR> Mine is canned tuna. I use it in many, many dishes. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 08:47:20 EST Friday, April 29th Do you own or lease your car? <BR> **************** <BR> We (&amp; the bank) own our car. We're going in this morning to see about trading up to a 2016 model. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:48:55 EST Thursday, April 28th Are there any TV shows you get upset over if you miss an episode? <BR> ************************* <BR> <BR> I have several: NCIS, NCIS-LA, NCIS-NEW ORLEANS, HAWAII 5-0, BLUE BLOODS, &amp; BONES. Also seasonal ones like Major Crimes &amp; Royal Pains. The only reason I ever miss them is if Bob has another show on at the same time. At least my shows I can see later on Demand. Some of Bob's aren't on Demand. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:41:33 EST Wed., April 27th Do you use a night light at night? <BR> ******************* <BR> Bob can't stand any light at night. Says he can't sleep. So I have to walk in the dark to get to the bathroom. Ran into the hall wall last night and almost knocked myself out. Still have a headache this morning from it. From now on I'll carry a pocket flashlight. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:45:52 EST Tuesday, April 26th Do you remember your first kiss? <BR> ****************** <BR> I do. I was 8 and the neighborhood boy kissed me. He was 11. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:44:17 EST Monday, April 25th What's your favorite outdoor activity? <BR> ************** <BR> Mine used to be biking. I don't have one now. Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:18:06 EST Sunday, April 24th Do you like to cook outside or grill? <BR> ************************ <BR> I used to but not so much anymore as it makes it hard on Bob and gives me twice the work. Sun, 24 Apr 2016 10:00:16 EST Sat., April 23rd What's the last book you read? <BR> ********************************* <BR> Mine is "BULLETPROOF BADGE", by Angi Morgan (Harlequin Intrigue). I'm actually still reading it. Have about 4 chapters left to read. Sat, 23 Apr 2016 09:41:49 EST Friday, April 22nd Do you have a daily morning routine you do without fail? <BR> ************************ <BR> I do. I usually get up about a hour before Bob does so I'll get a cup of coffee, then I'll answer any pen pal letters I have or just write to someone. Once Bob is up, while he's in the bathroom and getting dressed, I'll straighten out his chair covers ( he has sheets on his chair so he doesn't feel the leather), open the drapes and unlock the front door. Then I cut on the TV so he can watch the morning... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 09:34:12 EST Thursday, April 21st What do you consider the worse chore in the house that has to be done? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> For me, it's cleaning the bathroom, bar none. Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:37:27 EST Wed., April 20th What specific short term goal do you have for yourself for the next 4 months? <BR> *************************** <BR> My birthday is 4 months from today and I'm going to push myself just as hard as I can to drop 40 lbs. by then. That's only 10 lbs. a month and I really feel if I'm super careful with my eating I can do it. Going to give it my best shot. Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:33:17 EST Tuesday, April 19th Do you eat your meals at the kitchen table or do you eat in front of the TV? <BR> ********************************** <BR> We don't have a regular kitchen table so we eat on TV stands while watching TV. Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:49:00 EST Monday, April 18th Have you ever made your own bread (oven or bread machine) ? <BR> **************************************** <BR> *************** <BR> Bob is using our bread machine and making a loaf now. <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:52:40 EST Sunday, April 17th What's your favorite weekend activity? <BR> ************************* <BR> Mine would be either relaxing on the beach or curled up in my recliner with a good book. Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:22:09 EST Sat., April 16th Have you ever had a snake get into your house? <BR> *************************** <BR> We have. I found a dead one in my towel closet this morning. The spray I put down to kill ants and roaches killed it too. I HATEEEEEEEEEEE snakes But thankfully I didn't see it while it was still alive. Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:23:36 EST Friday, April 15th Through out history, who is your favorite President up to now? <BR> ************************* <BR> Mine would have to be Lincoln. He was the most honest and wanted equality for all, regardless of race. Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:18:05 EST Thursday, April 14th Who is your favorite Disney character? <BR> ****************** <BR> Mine is Mickey Mouse Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:30:55 EST Wed., April 13th Doing tomorrow's early as I'll be gone a good portion of the day tomorrow. <BR> *************************************** <BR> Have you ever done anything you immediately wished you hadn't done? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> MANY, MANY TIMES !! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:22:00 EST Tuesday, April 12th Do you do your own taxes or do you have someone do them for you? <BR> ****************************** <BR> We used to go to H&amp;R Block but found out now that Bob is over 70 we don't need to file unless we just want to due to our yearly income. If we filed we'd get most of what we paid out in taxes back, but we set it up so we just get a little more each month from his pension. Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:22:30 EST Monday, April 11th Do you think about food all the time? <BR> *********************** <BR> It's hard for me not to, what with trying to lose weight. And we'll be in the middle of supper and Bob will ask what we're having the next night for supper. He can't even enjoy the current meal without worrying about the next days meal. Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:13:25 EST Sunday, April 10th What are your goals for this week? <BR> ************* <BR> My goals are to keep my calories right at 1200 per day. I've been allowing myself larger portions than I need and it's showing on the scale. I'll be getting in a good bit of extra walking this week also since Wednesday is our big shopping day and we're heading back to BJ's for stocking up on some items. Sun, 10 Apr 2016 09:50:39 EST Sat., April 9th Any weekend plans? <BR> ************** <BR> None here. Next week will be busy for us plus celebrating out anniversary (20 years) on Thursday, so we won't do anything special over the weekend, if we can help it. Sat, 9 Apr 2016 09:42:41 EST Friday, April 8th Sorry I'm late with the QOTD. Bob had lab work done this morning and we just got back. <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> How often do you cook? <BR> ************* <BR> I cook pretty much every night unless it's a night we go out to dinner ( 1-2 times a month). Fri, 8 Apr 2016 11:11:34 EST Thursday, April 7th Here's a Christmas question: <BR> What's your favorite part of the Christmas season? <BR> ******************* <BR> If we were closer to family, it'd be seeing all of them, but since we never see them, my favorite part is seeing all the outdoor decorations people put up. Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:01:32 EST Wed., April 6th What makes you happy? <BR> **************** <BR> A lot of things make me happy but what makes me happiest is when Bob is having a good day and I'm not having a lot of back pain. Days are just a whole lot easier then. Wed, 6 Apr 2016 09:51:45 EST Tuesday, April 5th Do you like to feed the birds or squirrels in your yard? <BR> **************************** <BR> We have 3 feeders in our yard and although birds visit them, it's mainly for the squirrels. We have one squirrel that will come up on our front porch rail and look in the window and fuss at us if the feeders are empty. Bob loves to sit in his chair and watch them. Tue, 5 Apr 2016 09:06:37 EST Monday, April 4th What's your favorite musical instrument? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I love the guitar. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:46:18 EST Sunday, April 3rd Did you have a special actor you were crazy about when you were a teenager? <BR> ************************************* <BR> I was crazy about Bobby Sherman. Sun, 3 Apr 2016 10:46:38 EST Sat., April 2nd What's your favorite childhood memory? <BR> *********************************** <BR> <BR> Mine is Saturday mornings with Daddy, watching Sky King, and My Friend Flicka, and Daddy fixing us saltine crackers with Vienna sausages for lunch. Right after lunch the dry cleaner guy would come to the house to pick up clothes to be dry cleaned and deliver ones already done, and he always had a pack of chicklets gum for me in his pocket. I was 3-4 years old. Sat, 2 Apr 2016 09:36:23 EST What is your main health issue? I have several issues, but the one that is prominent in my life right now is Acid Re-flux. I have been having to make some lifestyle changes to help the situation. If you have any suggestions please share. <BR> <BR> If you have an health issue you would like to share, maybe someone could give you some helpful suggestions. <BR> <BR> John Fri, 1 Apr 2016 14:15:29 EST Fri., April 1st Do you like opera? <BR> ***************** <BR> <BR> No, I have no use for it. <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 08:44:22 EST Thursday, March 31st Do you have a "date night" with your spouse or someone special? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*********** <BR> <BR> We don't really have a date night per se. We go out to dinner on our big shopping day mid month, so I don't have to cook that day. In April it'll be the day before our 20th wedding anniversary, so that'll be our celebration as well. Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:36:29 EST Wed., March 30th What' s your all time favorite snack ( diet or non diet) ? <BR> ********************************* <BR> Mine's cheesy doritos with bean dip Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:21:11 EST Tuesday, March 29th What's your favorite quote or saying? <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> Mine is: When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on ! (Teddy Roosevelt) Tue, 29 Mar 2016 09:06:33 EST Monday, March 28th How often do you visit your doctor? <BR> *********************** <BR> I don't go but once a year if I can help it. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 09:51:53 EST Easter Sunday How old were you when you learned to ride a bicycle? <BR> ******************************* <BR> <BR> I was 7. My stepmom didn't know how to ride one either so she told me if I'd learn how, so would she. I learned but she went back into the trailer we were living in at the time. She was too chicken to try. But biking has always been my favorite form of exercise. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 10:21:20 EST Sat., March 26th Are there any books (besides Spark People's) that have helped you in your weight loss journey, and if there are, name them. <BR> **************************************** <BR> I think Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Solution book has helped me more than any other book. Sat, 26 Mar 2016 09:17:41 EST Good Friday Did you buy yourself a new Easter outfit? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I haven't done that in over 30 years. Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:10:10 EST Thursday, March 24th Will you make up an Easter basket? <BR> ******************* <BR> I stopped making them when my son moved out on his own. Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:49:56 EST Wednesday, March 23rd How do you de-stress at the end of the day? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> I used to take bubble baths but I can no longer get down into the tub ( have to use a tub chair), so I get lost in a good book. Wed, 23 Mar 2016 09:47:18 EST Tuesday, March 22nd Do you have a family member that supports your weight loss efforts? <BR> ************************************** <BR> Bob supports me in his own way, but not in a way that really helps. He tries but he doesn't grasp the idea I can't eat anything I want and still lose weight. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 09:45:26 EST Monday, March 21st What's your favorite season? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> Mine has to be Autumn. I love seeing the leaves change color and it starts cooling down some from the Hot Florida Summers. Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:40:11 EST Sunday, March 20th What progress do you feel you've made over the last 3 months when it comes to your weight loss and getting healthier? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****** <BR> <BR> It's been a hit and miss for me. I really haven't made much progress, but I feel I'm on the right track now and my future is going to be much healthier. Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:54:11 EST Sat., March 19th Do you have a regular dress code you go by regularly? <BR> ************************************ <BR> Living in Florida I normally wear capri's &amp; tee's 98% of the time. Sat, 19 Mar 2016 11:05:18 EST Friday, March 18th What's the most weight you've ever lost in one month's time? <BR> ******************************* <BR> Back in the 80's when I first started dieting, I lost 32 lbs. the first month. It slowed down after that. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:05:27 EST ST. PADDY'S DAY Did you remember to wear green today? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I did but it's more of a teal green. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 09:50:01 EST Wed., March 16th This is a 2 parter. <BR> Do you rent or own your home, and if you rent, do you live in a house or an apartment? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> We rent but we have a house. Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:37:59 EST Tuesday, March 15th What health issues do you have? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I have mildly high blood pressure, anemia, slipped disc in my lower back, sciatica, and RA of the spine. Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:13:51 EST Monday, March 14th Sorry I'm a little late this morning. I slept in this am. <BR> <BR> How will you celebrate Easter this year? <BR> ************************************ <BR> We don't do anything special for Easter. I used to go to Sunrise Services but haven't gone in years. Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:31:33 EST Sunday, March 13th Do you like doing crossword puzzles? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I prefer the find the word puzzles better. Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:47:56 EST Sat., March 12th Have you ever made any clothes for yourself or others? <BR> ************************ <BR> I've made a number of outfits for myself as well as for others. Bob got me a sewing machine our first Christmas together and it's been a good one. Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:15:35 EST Friday, March 11th If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be and why? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******** <BR> I would have never allowed myself to regain all the weight I'd worked so hard to lose and keep off for so many years, because back then I had plenty of energy and these days that's in short supply and I need it more now than I ever did back then. Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:14:33 EST Thurs., March 10th How many children do you have? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> I have one son and 4 step children ( 3 boys, 1 girl- never met any of them) Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:41:41 EST Wed, March 9th (early) 20 years ago, did you see yourself as having the weight issues you have now? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I sure didn't. Twenty years ago I was 117 lbs. and in the best shape of my life. I would never have believed <BR> I'd let myself regain all the weight I had fought for years to keep off, plus add on another 50 lbs. to it. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 19:38:10 EST Tuesday, March 8th How often do you grocery shop? <BR> ******************************** <BR> We do 2 big shopping trips a month plus usually need to make a run to the store for things we've run out of at least twice a month. Tue, 8 Mar 2016 09:38:31 EST Monday, March 7th What's your favorite exercise? <BR> ********************** <BR> Before I hurt my back, it was bike riding (outdoor). Now I don't have a favorite. Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:22:33 EST Sunday, March 6th Do you watch the political debates? <BR> *************************** <BR> I don't, as they lie so much what's the point? Sun, 6 Mar 2016 10:14:09 EST Sat., March 5th What's your earliest childhood memory? <BR> **************************************** <BR> Mine is watching Sky King and My Friend Flicka on Saturday mornings when I was about 3 years old and the dry cleaning would be delivered and the delivery man always gave me a pack of chicklets gum. Then daddy would fix our lunch of Vienna sausages and saltine crackers ( mother would be at the beauty shop getting her hair done). Sat, 5 Mar 2016 09:29:17 EST Fri., March 4th Do you believe in Murphy's Law? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> I do. It's shown me time and time again it's real. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:51:39 EST Thursday, March 3rd Do you have a favorite actor/actress? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> I really like Mark Harman ( NCIS) and I like Lindsay Wagner ( played Bionic Woman &amp; Jessie). Not so much the younger shows they were in but as they've matured they've gotten better. <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Mar 2016 17:00:48 EST Wednesday, March 2nd Will you wear green on St. Paddy's Day" <BR> ************************************ <BR> I do since I'm half Irish. Wed, 2 Mar 2016 17:47:05 EST Tuesday, March 1st What will your day be like tomorrow? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> We have a couple places we have to go to first thing in the morning, but the rest of the day will be a rest day since today was our shopping day and so much walking was done. I put in over 3 hours walking today ( Bob used electric scooters) and my ankles want to disown me). Tue, 1 Mar 2016 17:31:50 EST Monday, Feb. 29th What are you going to do this week to help you reach your goals? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************* <BR> For me, I'll be changing my eating pretty drastically but I think it's necessary. Mon, 29 Feb 2016 10:22:48 EST Sunday, Feb. 28th Do you exercise morning or evening? <BR> ********************** <BR> <BR> I prefer mornings myself. Sun, 28 Feb 2016 16:30:37 EST Sat., Feb. 27th What are your March goals? <BR> ************************ <BR> I've posted todays blog, telling about my goals. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 15:05:38 EST Friday, Feb. 26th If you could never lose another pound, could you be satisfied at your current size? <BR> *********************************** <BR> My weight doesn't bother me as much as my inches do, so I'd want to continue working to bring my over all inches down, especially in the waist. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:09:38 EST Thursday, Feb. 25th What's your favorite time of day? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I usually wake up around 7:15 and Bob doesn't usually wake up til around 9:00, so the time in between is "ME" time for writing letters and having a cup or two of coffee before he wakes up and quiet time is gone. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:57:07 EST Wed., Feb. 24th Have you ever gone bowling and do you like to bowl ? <BR> ****************************************<BR>********* <BR> <BR> It's been about 18 years since I bowled, but I used to love it. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:24:51 EST Tuesday, Feb. 23rd How many times a day do you visit spark people? <BR> *************************************** <BR> I get on the computer 3 times a day so I check spark people 3 times a day. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:05:30 EST Monday, Feb. 22 Do you blog? <BR> ********** <BR> I do because it's easier for me to write things out and see it written down than to just think it in my head. Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:04:46 EST Sun., Feb. 21st Will you be watching the Daytona 500 race today? <BR> ******************************** <BR> Bob will flip channels off and on to see how it's going, but he won't just sit and watch the whole race. Sun, 21 Feb 2016 10:22:31 EST Sat., Feb. 20th What is your favorite Summer pastime? <BR> ******************************* <BR> I love going to yard sales and flea markets. Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:53:17 EST Fri., Feb. 19th Do you like to visit art galleries? <BR> ************************** <BR> I do but haven't been to one in years. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 18:26:03 EST Thursday, Feb. 18th How old were you when you purposely went on your first diet? <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> I was 23 and weighed 249.5 pounds. I lost 105 lbs. in 13 months, and kept it off for quite a few years. Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:42:43 EST Wed., Feb. 17th Do you have someone you can go to when everything is going wrong for you? <BR> ************************************* <BR> In most ways, I have Bob I can go to or call my son, Chris. But when it comes to the struggles with weight loss and motivation, I depend on spark people to keep me moving in the right direction. Wed, 17 Feb 2016 17:26:21 EST Tuesday, Feb. 16th What's your biggest fears when it comes to losing a bunch of weight? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************ <BR> I think for me, it's 2 things: the fear of not being able to keep it off plus I don't like the thought of having a lot of loose skin hanging. <BR> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:46:22 EST Monday, Feb. 15th How long have you been on your journey to better health? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> I have been a work in progress this time around since Aug. 2014, but I've been weight conscious since the 80's when I lost 105 lbs. in 13 months. It's been a real struggle for me though since 2005. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:21:08 EST Valentine's Day What will you do this week to help you move forward to reach your healthier goals? <BR> **************************************** <BR> <BR> I am back to eating a small breakfast every day. Sun, 14 Feb 2016 18:37:13 EST Sat., Feb. 13th What are you giving your special someone for Valentine's Day? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************ <BR> <BR> I got Bob 2 pair of jogging pants. He got me a slew of writing pads w/envelopes for my pen palling, plus we went out to dinner Thursday evening as an early celebration. Sat, 13 Feb 2016 17:20:16 EST Emotional Freedom Technique I found that EFT (or tapping) is a great way to uncover and correct negative thoughts or emotions that are holding you back. A recent video <link><BR>Series/nick-ortner-explains-tapping-post/ </link> discloses just how EFT does that. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:31:34 EST Friday, Feb. 12th If you could afford to have a nutritionist cook for you full time, would you? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******* <BR> In a heart beat !! Fri, 12 Feb 2016 17:29:08 EST Hello Hi, my name is Tennille and I'm a 40-year-old female living in northern Michigan. I was obese from the age of 6 until 2014 when I finally cracked down on myself. I lost 150 lbs., with 50 left to go (yes, I was 200 lbs. overweight!), but then gained back 44. Now I've lost 17 of that and I'm back on track again. I need to get down to 135 lbs., or as close to it as I can. I feel a lot better mentally and physically and my life has changed 150%. I went from having no self-esteem and being c... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 20:50:23 EST Thursday, Feb. 11th What would be your favorite Valentine gift? <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> Bob most always gets me yellow roses ( my favorite). Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:28:30 EST Wed., Feb. 10th What's your favorite TV show? <BR> ************************* <BR> Mine would have to be NCIS, although I like all the shows like that Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:53:07 EST Tuesday, Feb. 9th How often do you shop for groceries? <BR> ********************************** <BR> We do two big shopping trips a month but I usually end up having to run to the store at least a couple times more per month for things we run out of. Tue, 9 Feb 2016 17:58:16 EST Monday, Feb. 8th Did you watch the super bowl game? <BR> ************************* <BR> We didn't as we're not big on football. Mon, 8 Feb 2016 17:17:34 EST Sunday, Feb. 7th What would be your dream vacation? <BR> ********************************** <BR> I'd love to be able to go on a luxury cruise and just relax for a week; eat great food, see exotic places, and have no worries for a solid week. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 17:03:09 EST Sat., Feb. 6th Do you live in a town or city? <BR> ********************** <BR> We live in a mid size town. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:35:48 EST Fri., Feb. 5th What's your favorite way to have chicken? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> I love to make my mother's homemade chicken and dumplings. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:55:11 EST Thursday, Feb. 4th Do you have a family member you're closer to than others? <BR> **************************************** <BR> For me, it's my son. For the most part I raised him alone <BR> so we are extremely close. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 17:03:03 EST Wednesday, Feb. 3rd Do you carry a lot of change in your pocket or purse? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> I usually carry a couple dollars worth of change except for pennies. Those go into a jar. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:50:33 EST Tuesday, Feb. 2nd Do you eat bread? <BR> ****************** <BR> We do but we try to eat a healthy type than white. Usually Italian, rye, or 7 grain. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 13:44:19 EST Mon., Feb. 1st Do you have health insurance? <BR> **************************** <BR> We do thru where Bob used to work plus he has his medicare. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:04:49 EST Sunday, Jan. 31st What do you see when you look in the mirror? <BR> *************************************** <BR> <img src=""> I see a woman that is trying hard to get healthier but that is extremely over weight right now. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 14:10:36 EST Sat., Jan. 30th If you were given $1,000,000.00, tax free, what's the first thing you'd do with it? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************** <BR> I would pay off everything we owe that we make monthly payments on. Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:42:29 EST Friday, Jan. 29th Who is your favorite singer? <BR> *********************** <BR> Mine is Kenny Rogers Sat, 30 Jan 2016 13:40:16 EST Thursday, Jan. 28th Is there one family member that has passed that you wish you could talk to one more time? <BR> *********************************** <BR> In actual family members, it'd have to be my mother. She died when I was 5. <BR> In family member by choice, it'd be my best friend Virginia, that died 8 years ago. She was my biggest cheering squad and was ALWAYS there for me, no matter if I was right or wrong, she always had my back. I miss her terribly at times. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:06:39 EST Wed. Jan. 27th What is the one thing ( not person, body part, or food) you couldn't do without? <BR> ************************* <BR> For me it'd be my books. I'm a huge reader and to not be able to read would be like a living hell for me here on earth. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:50:33 EST Tuesday, Jan. 26th Do you think it's more important to eat 3 meals &amp; 2 snacks a day as most diet books tell you to do, or do you think it's better to only eat when you're hungry? <BR> *********************************** <BR> Being married, we tend to eat at set times for the basic meals but there are lots of times I'm not actually hungry at meal times, and it causes a few arguments if I won't eat ( Bob gets ticked off). But I think the worse thing I can do is force myself to eat if I'm not hungry. What are ... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:11:51 EST Monday, Jan. 25th Which do you think is more important; low calorie or low fat? What about low carb? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************************* <BR> I think it has to be a balancing act between all 3, but I tend to try to stay low calorie more than the rest. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:09:25 EST Sunday, Jan. 24th Do you follow the nutritional guidelines spark people gives you to lose 1-2 pounds a week? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****************************** <BR> <BR> I don't follow what they listed for me. I had to adjust it as they had me listed for a high carb program and if I follow it, I'll just gain more and more weight. I try to keep my nutrients down to: <BR> Calories: 1000-1500 <BR> Fat: 25-90 <BR> Carbs: 60-150 <BR> Protein: 40-125 <BR> Sodium: 500-2000 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 13:19:02 EST Saturday Jan 23rd <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favourite TV shows,Theatre Productions or Movies of all time? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I chose another tough one. I love the mysteries on TV and things like NCIS, however I also like the Big Bang Theory. Theatre had to be Pirates of Penzance, and movies I do not have a favourite Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:44:04 EST riday Jan 22 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite color? <BR> <BR> FOR ME...Red - but I also like pink and purple Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:06:36 EST Thursday Jan 21 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite Meat or Vegetable, and how do you cook it? <BR> <BR> FOR ME....This is very hard as I love meat. I guess if pushed I would say beef and in just about any manner - steaks, ground into chilis or shepherds pie. etc Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:42:22 EST Wednesday Jan 20 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Would you rather spend an evening at a theater or at a club? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I would rather go to a theatre Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:49:25 EST Tueday Jan 19 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Which alternative health treatment would you most like to try? <BR> <BR> <BR> Accupuncture <BR> Meditation <BR> Reflexology <BR> Chiropractic <BR> Hypnosis <BR> Massage therapy <BR> Biofeedback <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> None of the above <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME... massage therapy Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:16:41 EST Monday Jan 18 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Which of the following would you wish for? <BR> <BR> The power to stop time <BR> Winning the lottery <BR> A traffic-stopping body <BR> The ability to read minds <BR> Landing my dream job <BR> <BR> FOR is winning the lottery <BR> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:50:58 EST Sunday Jan 17 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> When you have a it usually for something salty or something sweet???? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR is sweets for sure Sun, 17 Jan 2016 17:08:11 EST Friday Jan 15 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How often do you eat eggs? <BR> <BR> Never <BR> Rarely <BR> Once per week <BR> 2-3 times per week <BR> 4-6 times per week <BR> Every day <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I eat them on the weekends and on the very odd occasion during the week Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:06:09 EST Thursday Jan 14 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite mode of transportation when going on a holiday? <BR> <BR> Car <BR> Bus <BR> Plane <BR> Boat <BR> Other <BR> <BR> FOR sort of depends on where I am going. but I guess most often I drive followed closely by flying Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:01:35 EST Wednesday Jan 13 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you tend to get sick when the weather changes? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...not normally with weather changes. I had a really bad last year though and I am hoping this year will be better Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:41:14 EST Tuesday Jan 12 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite T.V. show or movie? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I watch a lot of tv and go to most movies. I am not sure I have a favourite. I usually record the tv shows and watch them on the weekends Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:47:30 EST Monday Jan 11 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your drink of choice first thing in the morning and during the day? <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I start with water, have coffee when I first get to work and then water the rest of the day Mon, 11 Jan 2016 11:05:04 EST Friday Jan 8 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Does your workout routine change with the weather? <BR> <BR> FOR Fri, 8 Jan 2016 11:01:23 EST Thursday Jan 7 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> You have made plans to take a long vacation. Plane reservations made, hotel reservations made, tour trips booked; then a catastrophe happens at the place you are heading. You are told that by the time you get there everything will be fine. What do you do? Do you trust what you are being told? Do you cancel or carry on? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I would still go. you never know there could be a lot of deals you could get Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:51:52 EST Wednesday Jan 6 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you like to exercise or is it still a chore to be accomplished? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR is still a chore except for walking Wed, 6 Jan 2016 11:58:26 EST Tuesday Jan 5 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Where in the world are you from??? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME..... I'm from Canada, the province of British Columbia and the town of Coquitlam Tue, 5 Jan 2016 10:45:48 EST Monday Jan 4 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What do you do with leftover pizza? <BR> <BR> Eat it cold. <BR> Reheat it. <BR> Trash it. <BR> Give it away. <BR> What leftover pizza?! <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I do not like cold pizza so I give it to my husband. LOL Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:46:51 EST Sunday Jan 3 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What Part Of Your Body Do You Work On Most.... Trouble Zones or Total Body? <BR> <BR> Trouble zones <BR> Total body <BR> A little of both <BR> Other <BR> <BR> FOR ME...I walk Sun, 3 Jan 2016 18:40:42 EST Friday Jan 1 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are some goals you have set for yourself for 2016? <BR> <BR> FOR ME....Drink more water, exercise daily (even if it is a quick walk around the block on those busy days), Bewared of plate size and portion control and last but not kind to myself. Fri, 1 Jan 2016 18:44:52 EST Thursday Dec 31 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are your plans for this New Years Eve??? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I am spending a quiet evening at home with my husband. We will watch the ceremonies on tv <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:52:46 EST Wednesday Dec 30 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> On a cold winter's night, what do you prefer to drink? <BR> <BR> hot tea <BR> hot coffee <BR> hot chocolate <BR> hot apple cider <BR> hot buttered rum <BR> plain hot water <BR> something else <BR> <BR> FOR chocolate or hot tea Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:50:36 EST Tuesday Dec 29 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have one thing you really want to accomplish in the New Year? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I want to get on track and stay there and lose 30 pounds Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:50:07 EST Monday Dec 28 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do You Buy new clothes throughout your weight-loss journey? <BR> <BR> Yes <BR> No <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....No Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:02:05 EST Saturday Dec 26 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you keep a secret food stash at your house? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME..I do have some chocolate stashed away but I rarely touch it and when I do I discover it has gone white with <BR> Sat, 26 Dec 2015 22:21:29 EST Friday Dec 25 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Name 3 things you can do while eating at home that you can't do in a restaurant? Let's be honest now. <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....wear comfy clothes or my pyjamas, listen to music that I want to listen to, save money Fri, 25 Dec 2015 14:39:58 EST Thursday Dec 24 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What are your Christmas Eve Plans? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR step daughter is coming over for a visit. But first I am going to pick up the turducken for dinner and then a relaxing evening with my husband <BR> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 11:59:35 EST Wed Dec 23 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Will you attend a Christmas party this year? <BR> <BR> Yes! I love Christmas Parties! <BR> Maybe. I was invited but haven't decided. <BR> No way. I'd rather stay home! <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I went to my office Christmas party - but it was an afternoon thing at Boston Pizza. Other than that I have not heard of any others. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:32:15 EST Tuesday Dec 22 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Have you ever driven in the snow? <BR> <BR> FOR ME.yes I was born in Edmonton AB Canada and we got lots of snow in the winter Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:23:15 EST Saturday Dec 19 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have any walks or activities planned for today? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I walked the dogs and did 20 minutes of tai chi Sat, 19 Dec 2015 20:32:57 EST Friday Dec 18 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite breakfast starter? <BR> <BR> <BR> Cereal <BR> <BR> Oatmeal <BR> <BR> Other <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME....cereal in the summer and oatmeal in the winter Fri, 18 Dec 2015 11:05:20 EST Thursday Dec 17 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What is your favorite food to eat over the holidays? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME...mincemeat pies Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:23:11 EST Wednesday, Dec 16 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Are you a meat lover, Vegan or Vegetarian? <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME.....I am a meat lover Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:58:13 EST Tuesday Dec 15 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Where will you celebrate the Christmas this year? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> We are going to be at friends place in Whiterock, I will see my children and grandchildren on the 27th when I have them all over for dinner Tue, 15 Dec 2015 11:12:34 EST The Healthy Holiday Eating Challenge This is a 2 week eating challenge to help us stay motivated to continue our healthy eating habits through the Christmas Holiday. Earn points for eating and making healthy choices. First and second place get an awesome goodie! We can do it!! Add up you healthy eating points each day and keep a running total. Have fun and maintain that healthy lifestyle!! <BR> <BR> Logging all your food intake: 10 points <BR> Acheived your daily water goal- 10 points <BR> Acheived Your daily ... Tue, 15 Dec 2015 01:56:50 EST Monday Dec 14 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> What would you rather do...Cook A Meal or Clean Up? <BR> <BR> <BR> Cook <BR> Clean Up <BR> Other <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I would rather cook the meal. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:00:11 EST Sunday Dec 13 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you getting into the Christmas Spirit? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FOR ME... definitely, for quite some time now. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 21:17:17 EST Saturday, Dec 12 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What's your favorite food to cook on the grill? <BR> <BR> Meat <BR> Veggie burgers <BR> Vegetables <BR> Kabobs <BR> Fruit <BR> I don't like cooking on the grill <BR> Something else not listed here <BR> <BR> FOR ME....I love a tasty steak and baked potatoes cooked on the grill Sat, 12 Dec 2015 20:33:19 EST Friday, Dec. 11th What is your horoscope sign? <BR> *************************** <BR> I'm a Leo Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:08:47 EST Thursday, Dec. 10th How often do you compare yourself to others, weight wise? <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> I try not to but sometimes I'll think about this or that person that has a lot of the same health issues I have and is about the same age, and I'll think why can she lose the weight when it's so hard for me? Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:10:51 EST Wed., Dec. 9th Do you listen to the political debates from those running for President? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> <BR> I have no interest at all in what they say. They lie to get votes so I don't believe a word they say. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 15:58:16 EST Tuesday, Dec. 8th Do you wait to the last moment to finish your Christmas shopping? <BR> **************************************** <BR> ** <BR> <BR> We will have our shopping finished tomorrow and everything is being mailed out tomorrow as well. <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Dec 2015 17:32:04 EST Monday, Dec. 7th Sweet potatoes or yams? <BR> ***************** <BR> Sweet potatoes for me baked then add a little butter an brown sugar. Mon, 7 Dec 2015 17:50:28 EST Sunday, Dec. 6th What is the one treat you feel you have to have at Christmas? <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> <BR> For me, it's fruitcake. It's the only time of the year I want it. Sun, 6 Dec 2015 17:44:49 EST Sat., Dec. 5th Do you prefer snailmail or e-mail ? <BR> <BR> ******************************** <BR> <BR> I prefer snailmail 9 out of 10 times. Snailmail is much more personal as far as I'm concerned. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 17:18:33 EST Sodium, Hiding in Plain Sight Sodium, Hiding in Plain Sight <BR> By Jane E. Brody <BR> <BR> <BR> Centuries ago, salt was more valuable than gold, but today the condiment has fallen out of favor. Now we know that its main component, sodium, can raise blood pressure, increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. <BR> <BR> A new report, prepared by experts from three leading universities, projects that a small, steady reduction of sodium in the American diet could save up to half a million lives over the next decade... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 17:20:00 EST Friday, Dec. 4th Did you go to your high school prom? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> I didn't finish high school because I had to go to work so I wasn't there for the prom. Fri, 4 Dec 2015 16:51:14 EST Thursday, Dec. 3rd Have you ever won money on a lottery ticket? <BR> ********************** <BR> <BR> Years ago I won $100.00 on the Michigan lottery. Thu, 3 Dec 2015 13:14:08 EST Wed., Dec. 2nd Do you stay up til midnight on New Year's Eve to toast in the new year? <BR> ******************************** <BR> We're usually asleep by 11pm. Wed, 2 Dec 2015 17:02:33 EST Tuesday, Dec. 1st At what age do you think children should be told the truth about Santa Clause? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***************************** <BR> <BR> I think by about 9 years old, at the latest. If they start really questioning it, tell them sooner. I told my son when he was 7. Tue, 1 Dec 2015 17:30:30 EST December Game: MERRY CHRISTMAS How many words can you make out of the words "Merry Christmas"? One word per post. No repeats................................... <BR> .. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> Christ Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:22:28 EST Monday, Nov. 30th What is the one present you'd like to get for Christmas? <BR> **************************************** <BR> ************* <BR> <BR> For me, it'd be anything Bob ACTUALLY picked out himself. He very rarely does that. He'll ask me what I want and he'll get it for me or else hand me the money and tell me to get what I want. That takes the fun right out of it. There's NEVER any surprises. <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:20:00 EST Sunday, Nov. 29th What are your goals for 2016? <BR> ***************************** <BR> Mine are: to stay off the scale except for Jan. 1st and Aug. 20th <BR> : stay within my set nutritional range <BR> : to get in what exercise I can without hurting my back more than it already is <BR> : to train myself to think more as a non-dieter would and trust myself to eat healthier and treat myself more like I would my best friend. Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:18:58 EST Sat., Nov. 28th Do you think stretching before a workout is important? <BR> ****************************************<BR>** <BR> <BR> Right now stretching exercises are about all I can do. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 16:56:57 EST Friday, Nov. 27th Do you like watching the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> I try to catch all the new ones as they come out. Most tend to be romantic and I'm a romantic at heart. Love them. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 17:05:35 EST Thursday, Nov. 26th Do you shop on Black Friday? <BR> ************************ <BR> We don't as Bob doesn't do well in big crowds. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:45:37 EST Wednesday, Nov. 25th What's your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert? <BR> ******************* <BR> Bob loves cherry or pecan pie. I love pumpkin or mincemeat pie. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:52:25 EST Tuesday, Nov. 24th Do you have someone in your immediate circle of friends or family that don't support you in your weight loss efforts? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****************** <BR> <BR> For me, it's not so much give his opinion as much as sabotage. Bob doesn't mean to put roadblocks in my path but he wants me to eat like he does, good or bad. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:33:58 EST Monday, Nov. 23rd When was the last time you went on vacation? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> It's been over 16 years for us. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:50:14 EST Sunday, Nov. 22nd What's your favorite Christmas song? <BR> ************ <BR> <BR> I have two. One is I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas. The other one is I'll Be Home For Christmas. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 11:07:54 EST Sat., Nov. 21st Will you be having a big Thanksgiving meal this year? <BR> ************************************ <BR> We're keeping ours very simple this year. Just having fried chicken, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls, and one pie (cherry). It's just going to be the two of us so no reason to make a huge meal. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 10:08:35 EST Friday, Nov. 20th How do you reward yourself for NSV's? <BR> ************************************* <BR> I like to buy a new book or some little thing I see that I like, like a new nail polish or maybe a new angel item for my collection. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:54:54 EST Thursday, Nov. 19th Land line or cell phone? <BR> *************** <BR> We have both but the cell phone is our emergency phone if we're out in the car somewhere. My son got it for us for Christmas 2 years ago and buys us a years worth of minutes every year so we can keep it. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 17:57:15 EST Wed. Nov. 18th Do you do holiday baking? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> I bake one pie for Thanksgiving and for Christmas I do one pie and I make NO-Bake cookies for Bob ( family tradition). Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:52:57 EST Tuesday, Nov. 17th Do you plan to visit relatives over Thanksgiving or will you be staying home? <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> All of our family live hundreds of miles from us so it'll just be Bob &amp; me for both Thanksgiving &amp; Christmas. Tue, 17 Nov 2015 13:16:17 EST Mon Nov 16 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you like peanut butter..almond butter...any special nut butter? <BR> <BR> <BR> - I like peanut butter and have not really tried any of the others Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:54:52 EST Saturday Nov 14 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What was your favorite toy as a child? <BR> <BR> For me it was my barbie doll Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:01:39 EST Friday Nov 13 <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you think stress causes over eating? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> - I think it certainly helps. Stress can cause emotional eating. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:58:46 EST WED., NOV. 11TH Do you have any family that is in the service or that served? <BR> ****************** <BR> Bob was in the Navy. My sister and my dad were in the Army. Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:59:07 EST Monday, Nov. 9th Have you started Christmas shopping yet? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I'm done except for 2 I still need to buy for family members, then I have to get something for Bob. Mon, 9 Nov 2015 18:09:46 EST Friday, Nov. 6th Have you started Christmas shopping yet? <BR> ************************** <BR> I have most of mine done. Only a couple more things to buy, then I have to wrap and mail them off. Fri, 6 Nov 2015 18:10:48 EST stay healthy I want to at least lose 60 pounds Thu, 5 Nov 2015 19:02:59 EST Tuesday, Nov. 3rd How many calories to you normally try to stay under daily? <BR> ******************************** <BR> I had been working to stay between 1300-1600 but I've cut it back down to 1000-1200 per day. Tue, 3 Nov 2015 09:27:16 EST I am Thankful! Let's make November a " Thankful" month Each day post something you are thankful for. Mon, 2 Nov 2015 23:20:00 EST NOVEMBER GAME: THANKSGIVING How many words can you make out of the word "THANKSGIVING"? One word per post. No repeats................................... <BR> .. <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 17:36:23 EST Nov. 1st, Sunday Will you spend Thanksgiving at home or elsewhere? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> We'll be staying home. Plan to keep it very simple this year. Sun, 1 Nov 2015 17:20:41 EST Sat., Oct. 31st Do you decorate for the holidays? <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> I used to but we decided not to do it this year. Sat, 31 Oct 2015 16:53:24 EST Friday, Oct. 30th I didn't realize I missed yesterdays QOTD. Sorry about that. <BR> Todays question: What are your November goals? <BR> *************************** <BR> I have 2 goals for November. 1) Just weigh on the 1st, then no more all month. <BR> 2) Once again cut out all sugar. I just feel better off of it. Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:29:10 EST Wed., Oct. 28th What is the worse spook/evil movie you've ever watched? <BR> *************************** <BR> For me it had to be "The Exodus". I had read the book so wanted to see the movie. I saw the last 10 minutes of it then the starting 15 minutes and that was all she wrote. Walked out shaking. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:54:57 EST Tuesday, Oct. 27th How often do you walk into a room and "forget" what you went in there for, or someone tells you something or asks you to do something, and 5 minutes later you've completely forgotten? <BR> ******************************** <BR> <BR> I'm like that all the time now ( since menopause). It used to scare me a little but no one in my family (blood kin) has had alzheimers so I think it's just something that's hit me since I went into full menopause. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 16:23:37 EST Monday, Oct. 26th What is the last thing you ate that you feel you shouldn't have eaten? <BR> ******************************* <BR> I made BBQ pulled pork sandwiches for supper and I ate 2 instead of just one, so I'm feeling a little overstuffed. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:16:52 EST Sunday, Oct. 25th If you could only eat one specific meal/food for the rest of your life, what would it be? <BR> ******************** <BR> Mine would be buttered rice with some type fish (steamed), mixed together like a stir-fry. I ate this for 2 months straight back in the early 90's because money was too tight to buy anything but the cheapest foods. A friend gave me a freezer of assorted fish filets he had caught and cleaned and cut into filets and I bought a 20 lb. bag of rice, and 10 lbs. of margarine. Th... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 16:30:50 EST Sat., Oct. 24th How do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> We give out treats to the kids, but that's it. <BR> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 16:58:56 EST Fri., Oct. 23rd What's your favorite board game? <BR> ******************** <BR> Mine's Monopoly Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:24:21 EST Thursday, Oct. 22nd What is your favorite saying? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> Mine is: When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on ! Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:08:28 EST Wed., Oct. 21st How much weight do you feel you need to lose to feel good in your own skin? <BR> ******************** <BR> In a perfect world I'd lose 100 lbs, but since the world isn't perfect and I'm definately not perfect, <BR> I'm rethinking my goals and am going to try and drop 35 lbs. If or when I manage that, then I'll decide where I want to go from there. Wed, 21 Oct 2015 17:27:11 EST Tuesday, Oct. 20th How flexable are you when it comes to your weight loss goals? <BR> ********************* <BR> <BR> Up until now I've been pretty rigid, but now I'm looking at things in a totally different way, so we'll see what happens. Tue, 20 Oct 2015 17:18:27 EST Monday, Oct.19th Do you ever feel like what you do to try to be healthier is never enough? <BR> ************************** <BR> I feel that way ALL the time. Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:02:35 EST Sunday, Oct. 18th Is there anyone here on spark people you kind of look to as inspirational? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> For me it has to be Beth Donovan ( ~INDYGIRL). She has come so far and nothing stops her. Sun, 18 Oct 2015 14:39:53 EST Sat., Oct.17th If you had to change one thing in your weight loss journey, what would it be and why? <BR> ****************************************<BR>**** <BR> For me, if I could do it without a lot of arguing from Bob, I'd do a very strict low carb plan because I have a real weakness for carbs and I know the less of them I eat, the better off I am, weight wise. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:29:36 EST FRIDAY, OCT. 16TH Is there a sports team you like above all others? <BR> ************************* <BR> I've always been a Cubs fan. Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:51:42 EST Wed. 14th & Thurs. 15th What is one thing you've done in the past that you wish you had never done? <BR> ****************** <BR> <BR> There are plenty of things I probably shouldn't have done but I'm going to say nothing because my past is what has made me the strong minded woman I am today. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:14:37 EST Tuesday, Oct. 13th What is your all time favorite breakfast? <BR> ************************************** <BR> <BR> Mine would have to be biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:42:12 EST Monday, Oct. 12th Are you a milk drinker? <BR> *************** <BR> <BR> I love it but have to drink lactoise free as I'm allergic to most dairy products. Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:09:42 EST Sunday, Oct. 11th Who plans the meals in your home? <BR> ************ <BR> I will ask Bob what he wants for supper for the next day then plan the meal around it. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:14:11 EST Sat., Oct. 10th How often do you eat dessert? <BR> *************** <BR> Bob has gotten to where he wants a fudgecycle after dinner just about every night, but I usually only have one a couple times a week. <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 16:52:05 EST FRIDAY, OCT. 9TH Do you like to shop in secondhand stores ? <BR> *************** <BR> <BR> I like to when I can because sometimes you can come across some real bargains. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 17:00:30 EST THURSDAY, OCT. 8TH Do you think the minimum wage should be $15.00 an hour ? <BR> ****************** <BR> I do since the cost of living keeps going up, up, up. People can't live on $5.00 an hour anymore; not unless they still live at home and have no bills to pay. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 16:56:18 EST WED., OCT. 7TH Do you tuck your shirt in or let it hang loose? <BR> ******************* <BR> I let mine hang loose. I prefer tunics to cover my butt area. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 16:37:52 EST Tuesday, Oct. 6th What part of the nutrition tracker do you feel is most important for you? <BR> ************************ <BR> For me, it's counting the grams sodium as I retain fluid so badly. Next would be the calories. I try to stay between 1300-1500 calories a day. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 16:47:56 EST MONDAY, OCT. 5TH How old were you when you married your current spouse? <BR> ****************************************<BR>********************** <BR> I was 39 years old. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 16:59:24 EST Sunday, Oct. 4th Do you get up during the night for bathroom breaks? <BR> ****************************** <BR> I get up at least 2 times a night. Sometimes even more than that. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 16:43:41 EST Sat., Oct. 3rd What is the one thing you've learned since starting your weight loss journey? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***************** <BR> <BR> For me, I've learned to have patience because I'm not going to lose it overnight, and things don't always go as planned. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 17:52:38 EST Friday, Oct. 2nd When was the last time you hugged someone "just because"? <BR> ************************************** <BR> I'm always hugging hubby but the other day a friend stopped by to check up on us and I gave her a big hug. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 18:07:28 EST Indy Area Organic Food Tasting W/ ~Indygirl FREE Nov 7@ 11:30 am Organic Food Tasting Event- food and beverages provided at no cost. <BR> We will be tasting organic Wild Tree products made light and learning how to make them. <BR> <BR> Food, water, and teas provided. <BR> <BR> Talk will be on organics, whole foods and weight loss. <BR> <BR> Spark mail me to reserve a seat. I have room for 12 people <BR> <BR> Event is in Fishers, IN, NE Indianapolis area. Put on by SparkPeople Members and not by SparkPeople, the company. <BR> <BR> SPARK... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 17:40:50 EST October Discussion Would you hire a personal trainer who is overweight/obese even if they have the same knowledge and education as the personal trainers who are fit and in shape? Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:33:24 EST Thursday, Oct. 1st Do you think the USA is ready for a woman President? <BR> ******************************* <BR> <BR> I really don't think so. At least not the ones that are in the running right now Thu, 1 Oct 2015 17:17:33 EST Healthy Habits That Will Actually Change Your Life Healthy Habits That Will Actually Change Your Life <BR> Do these five things, and watch your mindset, and physique, change. <BR> <BR> BY JEFF HADEN <BR> <BR> Why do most people fail to stick to something challenging, like losing weight or getting in better shape? They don't start small. They immediately go all in. <BR> They change everything, which pretty soon results in not changing anything. <BR> Why going all in never works <BR> The temptation to go all in is understandable. Take losing ... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:15:30 EST Wed., Sept. 30th Does your town allow trick or treating on Halloween? <BR> ********************* <BR> Ours does but only until around 8:30pm. We don't get but around 25 kids to our area though <BR> But the fire stations have Halloween get togethers for the kids. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:02:53 EST Tuesday, Sept. 29th Which do you prefer: coffee or tea in the mornings? <BR> ********************************* <BR> Coffee for me, to be sure. I'll drink herbal tea at night or iced tea during the day but I have to have my 2-3 cups coffee when I first get up. It used to be 2-3 POTS of coffee, so I've cut way back on it. <img src=""> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:32:36 EST Monday, Sept. 28th How often to you remember to say thank you in a day? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> I'm always saying thank you for something thru-out the day. I was raised to be very polite. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 17:54:18 EST Sunday, Sept. 27th Who is your favorite musical group? <BR> ********************** <BR> I have a number of them but my favorite would have to be the Oakridge Boys. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:10:03 EST Sat., Sept. 26th When you were a kid, what was your favorite outdoor activity? <BR> ************************ <BR> I loved to ride my bike. That was my big thing to do. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 17:17:27 EST Friday, Sept. 25th Do you celebrate Halloween? <BR> ****************** <BR> We do support the kids around our neighborhood with a few suckers. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:47:45 EST THURSDAY, SEPT. 24TH If you had to pick one diet book as your favorite ( NOT counting spark people books), what book would you pick and why? <BR> ************************* <BR> I actually have 2. One is: "When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair" by Geneen Roth and the other one is: "Trust God, and Buy Broccoli" by Gerri Helms. <BR> Both follow more into intuitive eating and listening to your inner self. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:12:47 EST WED., SEPT. 23RD When you think of the Fall season, what do you enjoy most about it? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******* <BR> I love the slightly cooler temperatures and the changing colors on the trees. You don't see it as much in Florida as you do other states but you can still see small changes. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:11:57 EST Tuesday, Sept. 22nd When you think about actors and actresses and their sizes, who would you most like to have a body like? <BR> ****************************** <BR> <BR> For me, it'd be Marg Helgenberger , who plays Catherine on CSI. She's not all skin and bones but has a nice shape and looks like a woman should look (HEALTHY). Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:32:05 EST Monday, Sept. 21st If you were an animal ( not human), what would you be? <BR> ******************************* <BR> I think I'd want to be a cat. I could do my own thing and noone would expect otherwise. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 17:53:54 EST Sunday, Sept. 20th If it only took one day for you to learn something and do it well, what would it be, and why? <BR> ********************************* <BR> I would take flying lessons to overcome my fear of flying. Sun, 20 Sep 2015 16:38:23 EST Sat., Sept. 19th What is your biggest trouble spot body wise? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> Mine would have to be my stomach. Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:57:30 EST Friday, Sept. 18th What is your favorite junk food? <BR> ************************ <BR> <BR> Mine would have to be Dorito's with bean dip. I rarely get it but once in awhile I'll get a craving for it. Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:07:39 EST Thursday, Sept. 17th When you put on weight, do you gain all over or do you tend to have specific trouble spots? <BR> **************************************** <BR> <BR> I gain all over but tend to show it first in my stomach unless it's fluid retention. Then it shows more in my hands and ankles. Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:00:45 EST Wed., Sept. 16th Where could you improve your chances to do more to reach your goals? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************** <BR> By being more careful over my food choices when grocery shopping and meal planning. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:54:33 EST Intro 1) User Name? Egcsimile <BR> 2) Name You Want To Be called Here? Egcsimile's or just Emily <BR> 3) Married or Single? married <BR> 4) Kids? two daughters and a son <BR> 5) Pet's? none <BR> 6) Hometown? California <BR> 7) I Hobbies? Video games, crochet <BR> 8) Favorite Food? Cereal <BR> 9) Favorite Color? Blue <BR> 10) Where Would You Like To Vacation? Yosemite <BR> 11) Your Favorite Exercise? My new peddler <BR> 12) Your Birthday? Jan 20 <BR> <BR> Thanks to John for the invite! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 21:43:01 EST Tuesday, Sept. 15th When you were in high school, what after school activities were you involved in? <BR> ************************************ <BR> <BR> I was in the high school chorus and in the 4-H Club. I also was on the volleyball team. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:08:47 EST Monday, Sept. 14th When eating out, what's your favorite restaurant to go to? <BR> ******************************** <BR> I really like Golden Corral. It gives a variety to choose from and the prices are reasonable. Mon, 14 Sep 2015 16:46:53 EST Sunday, Sept. 13th Do you have a Presidential candidate you really like? <BR> ********************************** <BR> I'm for Marc Rubio all the way. Sun, 13 Sep 2015 14:48:28 EST Sat., Sept. 12th If you could live anywhere, were would you live? <BR> **************************************** <BR> ******* <BR> I've loved Florida all my life so I'm satisfied living right in this state. I might would go a little further South but still stay in Florida. <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 16:52:22 EST Friday, Sept. 11th How many hours daily do you spend watching TV? <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> I'd say generally for me it's about 4 hours in the evening unless it's something Bob is watching I don't like, then I'll read while he's watching his shows. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:41:00 EST Thursday, Sept. 10th Do you like spicy foods? <BR> ****************** <BR> I do but they don't like me since I have GERD. Have to be very careful about spices. Thu, 10 Sep 2015 17:36:03 EST Wed.,Sept. 9th Do you like regular books or do you prefer e-books or those you can download? <BR> ************************************* <BR> I much prefer a regular book as I like to hold it in my hand and turn the pages. I get lost in a good book. Wed, 9 Sep 2015 18:03:46 EST Tuesday, Sept. 8th Do you pay all your bills thru bank bill pay, auto transfer, by check, cash, or a little of all? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> Most of ours are paid thru the bank thru either bill pay or automatic transfer, but there's a couple we pay by regular check and one we pay cash. I do as much thru the bank as possible so I don't have to worry about it. Tue, 8 Sep 2015 16:50:04 EST Monday, Sept.7th When you think of being healthy, what does it mean to you? <BR> ********************************** <BR> For me it would mean being at a size where I could do things much more easily and not have to worry about pills for blood pressure or daily pain meds. It would mean being comfortable in my own skin. Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:33:39 EST Sunday, Sept. 6th Do you prefer showers or baths? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> I prefer baths cause I love a bubble bath but I'm getting to the point where it's difficult for me to get down into the tub and out of it. I'm afraid of falling. So I'm probably going to have to switch to showers in the very near future. Sun, 6 Sep 2015 16:44:51 EST Sat., Sept. 5th How long does a meal take you most days? <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> I try to make each meal last at least 20 minutes but some days it's quicker, depending on what we're eating. Sat, 5 Sep 2015 09:21:53 EST Friday Sep 4 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you snack on plain/salted nuts? <BR> <BR> ****Yes I do on both - for peanuts mostly salted but other nuts mostly unsalted Fri, 4 Sep 2015 10:43:40 EST Thursday Sep 3 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Did you take typing in school, or did you just learn it on your own? <BR> <BR> <BR> ****yes I took it in Grade 9 <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Sep 2015 11:26:37 EST Wednesday Sep 2 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> What's your biggest healthy eating accomplishment so far? <BR> <BR> **I have stopped drinking pop and reach for water Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:50:43 EST September Discussion So many smokers are switching over to the electronic vapor cigarettes in attempt to quit smoking. And E-Cigs can be smoked where smoking cigarettes is prohibited. What are your feelings about Electronic Vapor Cigarettes ? Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:15:23 EST Tuesday September 1 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you like all-you-can-eat buffets? <BR> <BR> ***I do - but I try to stay away from them as I eat way too much <BR> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 11:24:00 EST Monday August 31 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you enjoy listening to music that is in a language you don't understand ? <BR> <BR> ****Yes I love the opera Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:34:15 EST Saturday August 29 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you give to the food banks? <BR> <BR> <BR> ****Yes I do Sat, 29 Aug 2015 14:43:18 EST Friday August 28 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> How many keys do you have for your front door? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ***5 - I have one, my husband has one, our neighbor has one for emergencies, my daughter has one and there is a spare just in Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:32:37 EST New to spark people and the team hello, my name is Tammy. A little about me? I am a 42 year old female, I live alone. I live in Delaware. I weigh well over 300 pounds. my goals are to get some daily exercise in even though I have bone on bone arthritis in my knees. Drink 8 glasses of water daily and eat plenty of vegetables and some fruit. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:54:14 EST Thursday Aug 27 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you like jelly/jam on your toast? <BR> <BR> <BR> I do but I prefer marmalade Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:35:51 EST Wednesday August 26 Sometimes when you have a stressful day or week, you need some silliness to break up the day. Here is your dose of humor... <BR> <BR> Follow the instructions to find your new name. <BR> <BR> The following is excerpted from a children's book, Captain Underpants And the Perilous Plot Professor Poopypants, by Dave Pilkey, in which the evil Professor forces everyone to assume new names... <BR> <BR> <BR> So:- <BR> <BR> 1. Use the 3rd letter of your first name to determine your New first n... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:15:58 EST Monday Aug 24 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Is walking part of your fitness routine? <BR> <BR> Yes it is what I do most Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:43:09 EST Saturday August 22 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> You have been given a five day vacation all expenses paid. However, you have to choose from two places. <BR> <BR> 1./ The Paris catacombs <BR> <BR> 2./ Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel in Bali <BR> <BR> <BR> I would choose the Paris Catacombs Sat, 22 Aug 2015 23:43:12 EST Friday Aug 20 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Are you a happy person? <BR> <BR> I think so <BR> <BR> And sorry this should say Friday Aug 21...sheesh Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:02:54 EST Thursday Aug 20 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Do you do the same exercise routine all the time or do you change things up occasionally? <BR> <BR> <BR> I have mostly the same routine, although I do have a number of dvd's Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:55:19 EST Wednesday August 19 What drives you crazy? <BR> <BR> for me it is people who dont do what they said they were going to do Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:44:29 EST Monday, Aug. 10th What is your favorite restaurant? <BR> ******************** <BR> I love Golden Correl. Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:11:07 EST Sunday, Aug. 9th How old were you when you had your first boy/girl kiss? <BR> ************************************** <BR> <BR> I was 9 years old and a 13 year old neighbor's boy kissed me. Sun, 9 Aug 2015 16:14:01 EST Sat., Aug. 8 What non scale victory are you looking forward to reaching in the next 4 months? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****************** <BR> I'd love to see a drop of 5 inches from my waist by Jan. 1-2016 Sat, 8 Aug 2015 16:34:20 EST Friday, Aug. 7th Do you like card games? <BR> ********** <BR> I like to play solitaire and gin rummy. Fri, 7 Aug 2015 17:29:08 EST Thursday, Aug. 6th Do you feel losing weight will make <BR> everything better for you? <BR> ************************* <BR> I think it'll help as far as making <BR> things a little easier for me, energy wise, but <BR> it won't cure everything. Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:35:24 EST Wednesday, Aug. 5th Do you think you'd make as much progress in your weight loss goals if you weren't a member of sparkpeople? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************ <BR> I love the motivation I get from the website and the awesome friends I have here, but to be honest, sometimes I feel I'd do better with my personal goals if I went it alone. Coming to the site daily tends to keep me thinking about "diets" and constantly thinking about weight, etc. On my own I don't think about it as much... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:44:17 EST Tuesday, Aug. 4th How healthy is your food pantry? <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> Mine could be a lot better. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 17:39:15 EST Monday, Aug. 3rd When you were younger and weren't worried about growing old, <BR> what was the one thing you swore you'd never let happen when you got old? <BR> ****************************************<BR>************************** <BR> I swore I'd never get to the point where I needed others help. That I'd stay <BR> slim and active and be able to care for myself. But now that I am older <BR> I find myself not able to do as much as I'd thought I'd be able to do and I certainly <BR> didn't stay slim and activ... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 16:37:16 EST Sunday Aug. 2nd What is the one thing you plan to do in August to help you reach your goals? <BR> ****************************************<BR>*************************** <BR> I'm going to push myself the rest of this month to stay below 2000 grams of sodium each day. This tends to be hard for me so I think it's something I really need to work on. Sun, 2 Aug 2015 17:03:40 EST Sat., Aug. 1st What is one healthy habit you plan to start or continue with this month? <BR> ******************************* <BR> I intend to continue my no soda streak. I'm on day 42 so far. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:21:36 EST Friday, July 31st Do you feel you did everything you could do this month to go in the right direction in your healthier living plan, and what will you do differently in August? <BR> ****************************************<BR>********** <BR> I needed to be a lot more mindful of what I was eating, especially foods high in sodium, so next month I will be working to keep my sodium between 1500-2000 grams. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:39:04 EST Thursday, July 30th How many hours per day do you generally spend on the computer? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************************** <BR> <BR> If I'm home all day then I average 6 hours ( 2 hours 3 times a day). If it's a busy day like on our shopping day then I average about 3 hours total. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:21:10 EST Beat the Heat August Challenge Let's Beat the Heat to stay Healthy: <BR> Just edit your page when you update your point status. You can just put the date and the total of the up to date points. For example Aug 1 total points = 30 <BR> Aug 2 total points= 30= 60 <BR> <BR> <BR> 6 to 8 hours of sleep= 5 points <BR> 30+ minutes of cardio exercise= 10 points <BR> Make a Sparkpeople recipe= 20 points- Please list the recipe on your update <BR> pushups- 1 poi... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 02:11:10 EST Wed., July 29th Does your home have smoke alarms? <BR> ********************************** <BR> <BR> We have one but just came from a seminar on them and what we found out is that most are completely useless. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:12:44 EST Mon. & Tues. July 27 & 28 Sorry I missed yesterday's QOTD. It slipped my mind. <BR> <BR> When was the last time you were really scared about something? <BR> ****************************************<BR>****************** <BR> For me, it was Sep. 13-2014, when I had to call an ambulance for Bob. He was having another bout with Congestive Heart Failure and couldn't even make it out to the car for me to drive him to the emergency room. For him to tell me to call an ambulance let me know it was serious. And it was. Since ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:54:09 EST Sunday, July 26th Do you believe things happen for a reason? <BR> *************************************** <BR> <BR> I do and I think it can either break you or make you stronger. That choice is up to you. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 16:52:04 EST Saturday, July 25th What color are your eyes? <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> Mine are hazel Sat, 25 Jul 2015 16:15:32 EST Friday, July 24th Do you do the big Sunday dinner like our families did way back when? <BR> ****************************************<BR>***** <BR> <BR> I used to, but these days I'm more apt to put a roast in the crock pot with assorted veggies, and let that be it. Saves me a lot of cooking time and the food is still great. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:56:07 EST Thursday, July 23rd What changes do you feel you need to make to reach your healthier goals? <BR> ****************************************<BR>********** <BR> <BR> I need to stop worrying about how others see me and focus more on taking care of myself. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:50:50 EST Wed., July 22nd Do you think you get enough exercise on a daily basis? <BR> ************************************* <BR> <BR> Some days I get more than enough, some days not so much. I figure it evens out over a weeks time. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:24:32 EST Tuesday, July 21st What do you like doing on a daily basis that is just for you? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******** <BR> <BR> I love my pen palling and I love to sit down with a good book. <BR> Both make me feel happier. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:46:48 EST Monday, July 20th Are you right or left handed? <BR> ******************************* <BR> <BR> I can do some things left handed but I'm right handed in as far as writing, etc. goes. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:10:00 EST Sunday, July 19th If you could only do ONE of the two below, which would you choose and why? <BR> 1) Lose weight <BR> 2) Exercise <BR> ****************************************<BR>**************** <BR> <BR> This is a tough one for me. I know with exercise you can lose the weight <BR> but you may be in constant pain from it because of your weight. <BR> But you can lose the weight without exercise and then once you've lost the weight, <BR> then you could exercise to firm things up as much as possible. <BR> But ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 16:41:27 EST Sat., July 18th What is the one kitchen tool you can't do without? <BR> ****************************************<BR>******** <BR> I actually have two. I couldn't do without my coffee maker or my can opener. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 11:41:19 EST Friday, July 17th How many OTC meds do you take per day? <BR> ******************************** <BR> I take 4 a day. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:49:55 EST Thursday, July 16th Do you think ALL restaurants should post the nutrients for everything <BR> they serve? <BR> ****************************************<BR>**** <BR> <BR> I do think so because it'd make it much easier to pick what you want to eat <BR> if you know what all it has in it as far as calories, carbs, Proteins, Fat, and sodium. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 17:46:35 EST Wed., July 15th Do you see your doctor regularly for check-ups? <BR> *************************** <BR> I tend to only see mine when I'm sick and that's not very often. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 17:08:37 EST Tuesday, July 14th What type disposition do you normally have? <BR> ************************ <BR> For me, I'd have to say I tend to be a very serious <BR> minded person with a heavy dose of daily stress. I've <BR> forgotten what it's like to be care-free. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:34:52 EST Monday, July 13th Do you watch the cooking channel or watch cooking shows? <BR> ********************************* <BR> <BR> We do seem to watch a good many of them which is funny <BR> since neither of us would eat half of the foods cooked on those <BR> shows. We tend to eat foods well done and most meats they cooked <BR> are rare or close to it. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:57:28 EST Sunday, July 12th What is the craziest diet you ever tried? <BR> ********************************** <BR> This is hard for me to answer because I've tried a LOT <BR> of different diets. I guess it would have to be the chew and spit <BR> diet. You could chew any food you wanted but you couldn't <BR> swallow it. You had to spit it out. You were supposed to get all the nutrients <BR> from the juices without all the added weight from the actual food. I think I was about <BR> 17 when I tried that one. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 17:11:39 EST Sat., July 11th Have you ever read any books by Geneen Roth, and do you like her books? <BR> **************************************** <BR> ****** <BR> I've read all of her books but my favorite is <BR> "When You Eat at the Refrigerator, Pull Up a Chair". <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 16:24:31 EST Friday, July 10th What is your greatest fear? <BR> ******************** <BR> Mine would have to be dying alone. <BR> I'm not really afraid of dying per se, I just don't want to die <BR> and no one know it and me just lay there. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 17:21:29 EST July 7-9 QOTD Sorry I've not been here to post the QOTD the last couple of days. I'll do a 3 question one today... <BR> <BR> 1) Do you prefer being all natural or do you think make-up is important to make you look your best? <BR> ********************** <BR> I wore make up for years but Bob prefers me all natural so I haven't worn make-up in about 10 years now. <BR> <BR> 2) Do you follow your astrology sign? <BR> ************************************** <BR> I like reading what mine says but only for ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 16:45:46 EST Monday, July 6th If you could change your look without losing weight ( magic wand), <BR> what would you change? <BR> ****************************************<BR>* <BR> I'd have very thick long hair ( mine is short and baby fine thin) <BR> and I'd have a full set of very white teeth ( I have peridontal disease <BR> and have lost most of my teeth, especially on the bottom) Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:20:39 EST Sunday, July 5th What is one thing you feel you could be doing <BR> that would improve your chances of reaching <BR> a healthier weight? <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> For me, it would have to be getting more exercise. <BR> I have a daily routine but I feel I need to up it a little more. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 12:45:26 EST 4th of July Do you take your measurements as well as weigh? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I generally weigh daily but measure once a month. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 16:41:39 EST Friday, July 3rd What kind of books do you like to read? <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> I love anything diet related as well as Harlequin Intrigue, and a good mystery. Fri, 3 Jul 2015 15:31:26 EST