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 Friday, Jan. 19th What size are you currently and what size are you working to reach? <BR> *************** <BR> In most things, I'm a size 2x or 3x, depending on how it's made. My goal is to get back down to no bigger than an XL. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:27:20 EST Thursday, Jan. 18th Do you think you're getting enough exercise daily? <BR> ************ <BR> I don't exercise in the traditional sense. I get my exercise from what I do extra in the house, and since Bob's double fall in October, my inside walking has doubled as well as bending and lifting things since I am Bob's go'fer. And of course on shopping days, I'm walking anywhere from 2-5 hours, depending on how many stores I have to go to. Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:22:38 EST Wed., Jan. 17th When was the last time you had jury duty? <BR> ************* <BR> It's been many years for me. Since I'm Bob's caregiver, I always get excused. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:44:13 EST Tuesday, Jan. 16th What is your definition of a truly bad person? <BR> ********** <BR> I think it's someone that does things with no regard of whom they hurt in the process as long as they do or get what they want. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:09:15 EST Mon., Jan. 15th How often do you try new recipes? <BR> ********** <BR> Not very often as Bob's pretty much a meat &amp; potatoes guy and doesn't like trying new things. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:19:07 EST Sun., Jan. 14th What's your favorite pot luck meal? <BR> *************** <BR> I love chili &amp; cornbread. Nothing better when it's a chilly day. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:49:39 EST Sat., Jan. 13th If you could change one thing about yourself and know it was a permanent change, what would that change be? <BR> ************************** <BR> I would have all the energy I'd ever need to do whatever I needed to get done. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:17:16 EST Fri., Jan. 12th What are your views on yogurt? <BR> **************** <BR> I love it personally. I think it helps when I'm not at my best as it's light and not heavy feeling in my stomach. And I finds it does help with staying regular if eaten daily. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 09:38:54 EST Thurs., Jan. 11th What do you think your biggest challenge will be for 2018? <BR> ********************* <BR> I think trying to keep my energy levels up will be the biggest thing. Since Bob's double fall in October, I have to do a lot more for him so I'm on my feet a lot more, being his go'fer, and by the end of the day I'm wiped out. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:53:44 EST Wed., Jan. 10th When you get sick, do you have someone to help you? <BR> ************* <BR> Bob does what he can but for the most part I have to do for myself. I can't sit around and be taken care of. Bob's just not able to do that. Right now he's sick (stomach flu), so it's all on me right now. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:58:46 EST Tuesday, Jan. 9th Did you play sports in high school or college? <BR> ************* <BR> I didn't. I was in chorus and drama class. Tue, 9 Jan 2018 10:29:19 EST Mon., Jan. 8th If you're a Bible reader, what's your favorite book in the Bible? <BR> ********** <BR> Mine's the book of Psalms. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:32:32 EST Sunday, Jan. 7th When was the last time you took a vacation? <BR> ******************* <BR> We haven't gone on vacation since 1998. We were living in Michigan then and went to Mackinaw Island. Sun, 7 Jan 2018 10:03:06 EST Sat., Jan. 6th Who is the most important person in your life ( not counting God) ? <BR> **************** <BR> My husband &amp; son are very important to me, but I'd have to say I'm the most important to me, because if I don't take care of myself first, then I can't take care of my family if they need me. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 09:07:48 EST Fri., Jan. 5th What's the hardest floor exercise for you? <BR> *********** <BR> For me it has to be push-ups. I have no upper body strength and since I broke my wrist, I worry about putting too much weight on that hand/wrist. Fri, 5 Jan 2018 09:36:40 EST Thurs., Jan. 4th How has your weight changed since you hit your 50's, 60's, etc.? <BR> ********************** <BR> I had stayed at a very healthy weight until I hit menopause in my 50's. I gained 133 lbs., and now I'm struggling to lose as much of it as I can. It's a very slow process now. Thu, 4 Jan 2018 12:26:44 EST Wed., Jan. 3rd When it comes to your "diet", what's the hardest thing for you to over come? <BR> ************** <BR> For me it's snacking on foods I KNOW to stay away from. Wed, 3 Jan 2018 10:51:13 EST Tuesday, Jan. 2nd How often do you take your measurements? <BR> ****************** <BR> I usually try to take mine once a month. Sometimes it's every 2 months. Tue, 2 Jan 2018 10:31:18 EST NEW YEAR'S EVE I know most of us make goals for the new year, whether we follow thru or not. What's your No.#1 goal for 2018? <BR> *********************** <BR> In my heart, it's to get healthier, period. But to do that, I still need to lose quite a bit of weight. So my no.#1 goal is to be below 200 lbs. on Jan. 1-2019. That means losing 38.6 lbs. Sun, 31 Dec 2017 09:21:27 EST Sat., Dec. 30th What's your favorite go to breakfast? <BR> *********** <BR> Mine has to be biscuits w/ sausage gravy, and scrambled eggs. Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:17:37 EST Friday, Dec. 29th What would you say is the most expensive gift your spouse has ever given you? <BR> **************** <BR> It would have to be my car. We both use it now but he bought it so I'd have a reliable car I loved that would last me years after he was gone. Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:47:52 EST Thursday, Dec. 28th Where do you hope to be midnight New Year's Eve/Day? <BR> ********************* <BR> I plan to be asleep in my chair. Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:50:00 EST Wed., Dec. 27th Do you think a person can run from their mistakes? <BR> ************* <BR> I believe you can leave mistakes in the past but you carry them inside you forever. Wed, 27 Dec 2017 08:57:08 EST Tuesday, Dec. 26th How was your Christmas? <BR> ***************** <BR> Ours was very quiet and peaceful. We called and talked to family by phone, and it was just a nice day for us. Tue, 26 Dec 2017 10:25:55 EST Sat., Dec. 23rd I'm going to take off a couple of days of dong the QOTD. I'll start it back up the 26th. <img src=""> Sat, 23 Dec 2017 09:52:34 EST Friday, Dec. 22nd Do you give holiday parties? <BR> ****************** <BR> I haven't given a party in years. Fri, 22 Dec 2017 18:11:58 EST Thurs., Dec. 21st What's your favorite holiday brunch? <BR> ********* <BR> We like strawberries &amp; waffles. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:57:37 EST Wed., Dec. 20th Do rainy days bother you? <BR> *********** <BR> I don't mind the rain, but I can do without thunder &amp; lightning. Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:36:47 EST Tues., Dec. 19th Do you prefer coffee or tea? <BR> ************** <BR> It has to be coffee in the morning, but I like iced tea in the afternoon and hot, herbal tea in the evenings. Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:05:14 EST Mon., Dec. 18th Do you feel like you've failed in your weight loss efforts in 2017? <BR> ******************** <BR> I've had a few setbacks, but since Jan. 10th, I'm down 29 lbs., so no I don't feel I've failed at all. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:18:57 EST Sunday, Dec. 17th How will you celebrate New Year's Eve? <BR> ********** <BR> We'll have a wine cooler to toast in the New Year, but we do it early since Bob usually tries to be asleep by 11pm. Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:03:04 EST Sat., Dec. 16th Do you ever play games on Facebook? <BR> *************** <BR> I play a number of different BINGO games on there. Sat, 16 Dec 2017 09:05:48 EST Thursday, Dec. 15th What's your favorite holiday drink? <BR> ************ <BR> For New Year's Eve, I usually have a wine cooler with Bob. But for Christmas, for me, it has to be eggnog and apple cider for Bob. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:29:41 EST Thursday, Dec. 14th Can you name one specific time when you were your very happiest? <BR> ********************* <BR> Yes, when my son was born. Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:12:21 EST Tuesday, Dec. 12th Do changes to your everyday routine throw you off your game? <BR> *********************** <BR> Big time. I have routine and if I sleep in or things get changed, I feel I'm playing catch-up the rest of the day. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 08:48:43 EST Mon., Dec. 11th What does "healthy" mean to you? <BR> ********** <BR> For me, it means moving easily without pain and being able to do what I need or want to do, regardless of my size. Mon, 11 Dec 2017 10:10:18 EST Sunday, Dec. 10th What is one food you feel you have to have at Christmas or the meal isn't complete? <BR> **************** <BR> For me, it has to be sweet potatoes. Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:50:05 EST Sat., Dec. 9th What do you think about extreme sports? <BR> ********* <BR> I think some of them seem to be for those that have a death wish. Sat, 9 Dec 2017 12:55:43 EST Friday, Dec. 8th How many hours a day do you spend watching TV? <BR> ************ <BR> Bob has the TV on all day but I actually only watch it mainly in the late afternoon/evenings, so about 6 hours. Fri, 8 Dec 2017 09:34:11 EST Thurs., Dec. 7th Have you noticed that the closer to Christmas it gets, the friendlier people get in the stores? Most seem to have more patience when in check out lines, and they start up conversations with you. But once Christmas is over, they go back to the normal way of being. Wouldn't it be wonderful if people could be nice and friendly all year round and not just at Christmas? Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:18:35 EST Wed., Dec. 6th Do you feel your doctor/doctors have your best interest at heart or do you feel it's all about the money? <BR> **************** <BR> I feel it's half &amp; half. I know one of Bob's doctors truly cares about his health, but his other doctor seems to think only the most expensive medicines work and if we complain about it then he gets all bent out of shape. <BR> BTW: I currently don't have a doctor because of the money issue. Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:29:43 EST Tuesday, Nov. 5th Were you in the scouts, growing up? <BR> ************* <BR> I wasn't, but I sure wanted to be. Tue, 5 Dec 2017 09:54:34 EST Mon., Dec. 4th Do you have a favorite Christmas memory? <BR> ************* <BR> I remember how excited my son would get on Christmas morning and how he'd tear into his presents to see if he'd gotten all he'd asked for. Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:39:52 EST Sun., Dec. 3rd Have you ever been on a Disney Cruise? <BR> *************** <BR> I haven't yet but one day I will. Sun, 3 Dec 2017 10:10:46 EST Sat., Dec. 2nd Is there anything special you're hoping to get from "Santa" this year? <BR> ******************* <BR> For me, it has to be money. I'm badly needing to go to the dentist and get a tooth pulled but with the extraction &amp; office visit bill, I need about $60.00 extra dollars. So I'm hoping that's what family or friends send this year. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 11:34:39 EST Fri., Dec. 1st What are your December goals? <BR> *************** <BR> Mine's to not gain any of the weight back that I've lost and to keep my sodium down as low as possible. Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:28:38 EST Thurs., Nov. 30th Where do you eat most of your meals? <BR> ****************** <BR> We eat in our chairs in the family room, watching TV. We don't even own a regular kitchen table. I just have a butcher block work station Bob built me years ago. Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:52:13 EST Wed., Nov. 29th Are there any family Christmas traditions you no longer do? <BR> ****************** <BR> Bob &amp; I used to buy a new ornament for the tree each year to celebrate another year together, but we stopped putting up the tree last year so have no need for the newest ornament. But it makes me sad that we no longer do that. Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:27:40 EST Tues., Nov. 28th What's your favorite Christmas movie? <BR> *********** <BR> Mine is "WHITE CHRISTMAS" Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:51:56 EST Mon., Nov. 27th Have you ever gone ice fishing? <BR> *************** <BR> I haven't since I'm not a fan of sitting out on a cold, frozen lake, but when we lived in Michigan, Bob went all the time during the Winter months. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 09:26:29 EST Sunday, Nov. 26th Who is your favorite comedian, living or dead? <BR> ****************** <BR> If I had to pick just one, I'd say Bob Hope. But there's been a number of comedians thru the years I've really liked. Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:26:53 EST Sat., Nov. 25th The United States sends billions of dollars to other countries yet our country still has thousands of people in need right here. Do you think it's right for our country to ignore our own growing problem of the homeless, children going hungry, etc., to help other countries? <BR> ***************** <BR> I feel bad for other countries in need but I feel we need to take care of our own country first. Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:50:32 EST Friday, Nov. 24th Do you feel you over did the eating for Thanksgiving? <BR> ****************** <BR> I don't think so calorie wise, but I did sodium wise, big time. Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:48:27 EST Thanksgiving In what way do you practice self care to increase your happiness? <BR> ********************** <BR> I take vitamins to insure I get all the nutrients my food plan may not give me. Thu, 23 Nov 2017 10:03:37 EST Wed., Nov. 22nd What's your favorite protein on Thanksgiving? <BR> ******** <BR> We normally have turkey but this year we're having chicken strips. Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:36:34 EST Tuesday, Nov. 21st Have you ever protested against something you felt was wrong? <BR> ****************** <BR> I have but it was many years ago. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:08:59 EST Monday, Nov. 20th Do you consider yourself a patient person? <BR> ********************* <BR> I do for the most part. Sometimes I feel pushed to the limit, but thankfully that doesn't happen often. Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:52:26 EST Sunday, Nov. 19th What's your favorite holiday "brunch"? <BR> ************ <BR> We like strawberries &amp; waffles. Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:53:04 EST Sat., Nov. 18th What's your favorite Christmas song? <BR> ******** <BR> Mine's " I'll Be Home For Christmas" Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:03:06 EST Friday, Nov. 17th How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa? <BR> *********** <BR> I was 8, living with my oldest sister. I went into her closet and found a bunch of wrapped stuff with "from Santa" on them. Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:18:20 EST Thurs., Nov. 16th Have you ever helped out in a soup kitchen? <BR> ********* <BR> I have, but it was many years ago. Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:41:44 EST Wed., Nov. 15th Who is your favorite book author? <BR> ************* <BR> Right now I'm hooked on books by Sharon Sala. ( Romantic Intrigue style books) Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:14:35 EST Tues., Nov. 14th What's your favorite holiday dessert? <BR> ********** <BR> I love fruitcake loaded with fruit and nuts. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:26:41 EST Mon. Nov. 13th Will you travel during the upcoming holidays? <BR> ********* <BR> No, all our family live too far away. Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:35:45 EST Sunday, Nov. 12th Do you measure everything you eat? <BR> *************** <BR> I try to but a lot of times I just eyeball it. Sun, 12 Nov 2017 10:19:21 EST Veterans Day, Nov. 11th Have you ever been baptized ? <BR> ***************** <BR> I was baptized when I was 10. Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:41:59 EST Friday, Nov. 10th What is your favorite city or town in the world? <BR> ******************** <BR> I think New York would have to be mine. I lived there for 2 years (Manhattan) and loved it then but I was much younger and could go and do so much more than I can now. At my age now, I'd have to say right here where I'm at. I'm only 11 miles from the ocean, which I love, and I'm in a small enough town that it's not hard to get from one place to the other. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:29:16 EST Thurs., Nov. 9th What age do you feel you are on the inside? <BR> ******************** <BR> If I'm not moving around, just sitting still, then I feel like I should be in my 40's at the most. But when I get up and start moving around, I feel my age and then some. Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:02:24 EST Tuesday, Nov. 7th Do you like to eat wild game animals? <BR> ********** <BR> I love deer, elk, and bear meats. Haven't had any of it in awhile though. Tue, 7 Nov 2017 09:04:39 EST Mon., Nov. 6th What's the last snack you had? <BR> **************** <BR> I had a mixed berry yogurt. Mon, 6 Nov 2017 08:47:20 EST Sun., Nov. 5th Do you follow the current fashion trends or do your own thing? <BR> ****************** <BR> I follow my own sense of style and prefer comfort to anything else. Sun, 5 Nov 2017 09:09:14 EST Sat., Nov. 4th What's your favorite meal of the day? <BR> ************* <BR> I rarely eat breakfast, so I'd have to say lunch since it's the first meal for me. I don't get much enjoyment from eating anymore. Sat, 4 Nov 2017 08:54:38 EST Fri., Nov. 3rd How do you spend your time when being at a party? Do you mingle or do you stay pretty much to yourself? <BR> **************** <BR> I haven't been to a party since 2005 so I don't know how I'd do now. I used to mingle. Fri, 3 Nov 2017 08:59:53 EST Thurs., Nov. 2nd How much exercise do you do daily? <BR> ************ <BR> Most days I try for 30 minutes. Two days a month I get much more time in walking. Thu, 2 Nov 2017 12:41:47 EST Wed., Nov. 1st What are your Nov. goals? <BR> ********** <BR> I'd like to drop another 4 lbs. Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:50:44 EST Monday, Oct. 30th What do you do to prepare to go to the doctor? <BR> ***************** <BR> I rarely go to a doctor these days, but with Bob we make sure he has his list of medications with us to show the nurse. Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:43:46 EST Sunday, Oct. 29th What location would you choose if you had to start over? <BR> ************************************ <BR> Right where I am here in Florida, just maybe in another area. I've loved Florida since I was 10 years old and plan to die here when the time comes. Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:38:51 EST Sat., Oct. 28th Would you undertake a new career in your 60's? <BR> ******************* <BR> No, I'm past being able to handle working outside of the home again. Sat, 28 Oct 2017 09:20:10 EST Friday, Oct. 27th What's the luckiest thing that's ever happened to you? <BR> ************** <BR> Having my son was the first, then marrying Bob was the 2nd. My life only changed for the better. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 09:19:01 EST Thursday, Oct. 26th Do you have a good sense of what you like and dislike? <BR> ********************** <BR> Yes, I feel I do. Thu, 26 Oct 2017 08:47:36 EST Wed., Oct. 25th What's the last thing you ate last night? <BR> **************** <BR> Didn't eat much supper so around 8pm I had a peanut butter sandwich. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:03:34 EST Tuesday, Oct. 24th What morning routine gets you off to a good start to the day? <BR> ************* <BR> Usually I wake up about a hour before Bob so I spend the time having my first cup of coffee and either answering mail I've received or else I'll read until he wakes up. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:31:00 EST Mon., Oct. 23rd Do you feel comfortable at your current weight? <BR> ******************** <BR> No, but I'd accept it more if I could do everything I wanted to do without pain. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:10:02 EST Sunday, Oct. 22nd Do you have any tips from your personal experience with eating healthy? <BR> ********************** <BR> My biggest tip would be to keep the sodium count as low as possible. Sodium can really mess up the weight loss by retaining fluids. Sun, 22 Oct 2017 09:59:42 EST Sat., Oct. 21st What would you tell someone in their 20's if they asked you how to live a healthy life as a senior? <BR> ****************** <BR> To live as healthy as they can in their 20's up so it won't be as hard to do as a senior. Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:44:40 EST Friday, Oct. 20th Do you find it hard to let go of books when downsizing? <BR> *********** <BR> Yes, I'm a huge reader so I have a huge collection. But I find I need larger print these days so have started donating the smaller print books to the library. Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:15:28 EST Thurs., Oct. 19th Do you think stress shows on your face? <BR> *********** <BR> I know it does on mine. Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:20:59 EST Wed., Oct. 18th Do you use honey as a sweetner? <BR> ************* <BR> No, honey has too sweet a taste for me. Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:32:06 EST Tuesday, Oct. 17th When it comes to food; what is your favorite guilty pleasure? <BR> ****************** <BR> Either peanut butter and crackers or cheesy doritos with bean dip. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:32:33 EST Mon., Oct. 16th Do you wear hearing aids? <BR> ************** <BR> No Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:49:54 EST Sunday, Oct. 15th Do you prefer online shopping or going to the stores? <BR> ***************** <BR> I used to love to go to the stores shopping but these days I prefer shopping for clothes online. Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:40:07 EST Sat., Oct. 14th Have you ever considered writing your life story? <BR> ************ <BR> Actually, I have considered it since I led a pretty interesting lifestyle in my teens and early 20's, I've been told more than once I should write a book about it all. Sat, 14 Oct 2017 09:17:39 EST Friday the 13th Do you consider yourself an emotional eater? <BR> ************** <BR> Not really. I don't eat at all if I'm upset or very stressed. I tend to eat too much if I'm bored. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:03:48 EST Thursday, Oct. 12th Do you think you take good care of yourself? <BR> *********** <BR> Not as well as I should be doing. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:36:31 EST Wed., Oct. 11th Is it difficult for you to talk to your spouse about finances? <BR> **************** <BR> Not really. We're on a tight budget ad he knows that. Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:48:09 EST Tuesday, Oct. 10th Do you take vitamins? <BR> *********** <BR> Yes, I take a gummy multivitamin with added calcium &amp; omega-3's in it. Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:28:13 EST Mon., Oct. 9th Have you ever asked your doctor about the risks of certain medicines you take or the combinations of medicines? <BR> ************************* <BR> Not for myself but I have asked concerning Bob's meds. Mon, 9 Oct 2017 09:25:22 EST Sunday, Oct. 8th What type of music gets you up and dancing? <BR> ************* <BR> Beach or soft rock from the 50's, 60's, &amp; 70's plus country. Sun, 8 Oct 2017 10:13:35 EST Sat., Oct. 7th Will you give out treats to the trick or treaters on Halloween? <BR> ***************** <BR> We always do although we don't get a lot of kids on our street. A neighbor on the corner of our block always decorates his yard like a cemetery with tombstones and lots of ghosts, so we have kids coming to see that and some come over to our house as well since we have our porch light on. Sat, 7 Oct 2017 09:14:41 EST Fri., Oct. 6th When it comes to fashion for women over 40, do you think that there are any styles or patterns we should avoid? <BR> ******************** <BR> I don't think women over 40 should wear mini skirts or dresses. Or tank tops. I just feel they're trying to hold on to their youth by wearing styles better left to the younger women. Fri, 6 Oct 2017 09:08:49 EST Thursday, Oct. 5th If you could have one wish granted just for you ( no one else), what would you wish for? <BR> ********************** <BR> I'd wish for unlimited energy to do whatever I needed or wanted to do, forever. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 12:06:12 EST Wed., Oct. 4th What would happen if you had no spouse, and you found yourself unable to do for yourself anymore? <BR> **************** <BR> I would hope my son would step in and help me. Wed, 4 Oct 2017 10:06:10 EST Tuesday, Oct. 3rd What’s been instrumental in your life in propelling you toward self-acceptance and self-love? <BR> **************** <BR> I think just the fact that for me losing this weight is going so slowly, I have to accept the fact I may never get back down to the size I want to be so I need to be able to accept it even though I work toward making it happen. And I feel I need to be kinder to myself than in the past because I've been hard on my body thru the years. Tue, 3 Oct 2017 08:55:18 EST Mon., Oct. 2nd What are your October goals? <BR> ************** <BR> My biggest goal is to not weigh the rest of the month. I weighed yesterday and I want to see what I can manage to lose by Nov. 1st, without scale watching. I plan to eat in a sensible manner and stay within my nutritional limits as much as possible. Mon, 2 Oct 2017 09:57:26 EST Sunday, Oct. 1st What's your favorite qoute of all time? <BR> ************* <BR> Mine's " When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on " by Ben Franklin Sun, 1 Oct 2017 08:16:17 EST Sat., Sept. 30th What kind of funeral would you organize for yourself if you had the choice? <BR> ********************* <BR> Bob &amp; I have already preplanned and paid for our funerals so it won't be a burden on whomever survives the other. Bob wants a military funeral while I want mine to be a closed casket and as simple as possible. I don't want families last memories of me as how I looked in the casket so there will be no viewing. Sat, 30 Sep 2017 14:30:05 EST Fri., Sept. 29th Do you set goals for the year? <BR> ************ <BR> I do, but never seem to follow thru completely. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:14:40 EST Thurs., Sept. 28th What do you do when you get angry? <BR> ***************** <BR> It depends on what or who I'm angry about . If Bob's made me mad I tend to get quiet. I don't want to say something I'll regret. If it's anyone else or a situation, I tend to raise hell about it til I have it out of my system. Thu, 28 Sep 2017 09:18:03 EST Wed., Sept. 27th What is one step you can take today toward thinking positively about your age? <BR> *********************************** <BR> Stop looking back at what was and start looking forward towards what can be if I want it badly enough. <BR> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:28:34 EST Tues., Sept. 26th What goal did you have the most fun achieving? <BR> ********************* <BR> Learning how to use a computer. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:05:23 EST Mon., Sept 25th What crazy thing do you do that brings you happiness? <BR> ************************ <BR> I penpal to women all over the world. Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:52:57 EST Sunday, Sept. 24th <BR> Did you like reading comic books growing up as a kid? <BR> *************** <BR> I loved them. Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:35:51 EST Sat., Sept. 23rd Would you call yourself a creative person? <BR> **************** <BR> Not really. Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:09:45 EST Friday, Sept. 22nd Do you read more than one book at a time? <BR> ********************** <BR> I have at one time or the other depending on what type books I happen to be reading. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:27:44 EST Thurs., Sept. 21st Do you agree that weight training for seniors is important? <BR> ***************** <BR> I do but it depends on their health. Some people simply can't do it because of health issues they have, or disabilities. Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:47:45 EST Wed., Sept. 20th What do you love about getting older? <BR> ************************* <BR> Not having to deal with the monthly visitor. Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:54:27 EST Tuesday, Sept. 19th Are you tired of buying new clothes? Or do you still enjoy shopping for clothes? <BR> **************** <BR> I only buy new clothes when I have to. I stopped enjoying clothes shopping years ago. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 08:43:17 EST Monday, Sept. 18th What are your greatest fears? <BR> ************* <BR> I guess my biggest fear is being alone should I outlive Bob and not having enough money to support myself and not being able to work if that happened. I'd have Bob's insurance and a portion of his pension &amp; SS but it wouldn't be as much as we have now and we barely make ends meet as it is. And I'd have to save the insurance money for emergencies since it's not a lot. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 09:20:20 EST Sunday, Sept. 17th How do you feel about your level of fitness? <BR> ****************** <BR> It leaves a lot to be desired. But I have to just do what I can as I'm able. Sun, 17 Sep 2017 09:57:27 EST Sat., Sept. 16th How are you dealing with physical limitations as you get a little older? <BR> ******************** <BR> I just do what I can and let the rest take care of itself. Sat, 16 Sep 2017 09:40:26 EST Thurs., Sept. 14th Do you suffer from digestive problems? What do you do to get relief? <BR> **************** <BR> I have Gerd but decided not to take the OTC meds for it. If it really bothers me, I use baking soda mixed in water. Usually works very well. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:10:41 EST Sunday, Sept. 10th Would you describe yourself as a confident person? <BR> *********** <BR> In some ways, yes, but in some areas, not at all. Sun, 10 Sep 2017 08:22:55 EST Sat., Sept. 9th Do you feel like you allow the world to see your true self? <BR> ******************** <BR> I do. I used to try to be someone I wasn't, but over the last few years I decided either you take me as I am, or not at all. Sat, 9 Sep 2017 08:43:52 EST Fri., Sept. 8th Have you ever had a bad fall? How did you respond and recover? <BR> ******************* <BR> Yes, in 2012 I fell and badly broke my wrist, which required surgery. Had to have 3 plates, 8 screws, and 18 staples. Had to wear a wrist brace for 3 months, and home PT for another 6 months to regain full use of my wrist and hand. It as my right wrist so I had to use my left hand for everything, which wasn't easy for me. And I still had to help Bob with everyday things but he helped me where he coul... Fri, 8 Sep 2017 08:40:19 EST Thurs., Sept. 7th What is holding you back from getting more from life these days? <BR> ***************** <BR> Bob's health limits us from doing more of what we'd like to do. Thu, 7 Sep 2017 09:43:58 EST Wed., Sept. 6th What is your experience with memory loss? <BR> ****************** <BR> Over the last 10 years I've found my short term memory is getting pretty bad. I can say something and 5 minutes later repeat what I said because I'd forgotten I'd already said it. <BR> I make up my monthly bill check list and 2-3 times a month I have to refer back to the list because I can't remember if I added this or that bill. Wed, 6 Sep 2017 08:53:24 EST Tuesday, Sept. 5th Do you compare yourself with others and secretly wish you were them? <BR> ************************ <BR> No, I don't compare myself to others but there are some women I'd love to have the same shape as. Tue, 5 Sep 2017 09:52:18 EST Labor Day, Sept. 4th What's your favorite protein? <BR> ************* <BR> In actual meat, mine would have to be tuna. But I also eat a lot of eggs and beans which are another good source of protein. Mon, 4 Sep 2017 08:22:15 EST Sunday, Sept. 3rd Do you think they should remove everything "confederate" as they are doing now? <BR> ********* <BR> I think it's a crock. They can remove all the statues, etc. they want, but it's not going to change history. And I think taking down the statues, etc. are just plain silly. Doesn't change a thing. Sun, 3 Sep 2017 09:46:35 EST Sat., Sept. 2nd Do you feel appreciated by your loved ones? <BR> *********** <BR> Sometimes, not so much, but I know in my heart Bob appreciates all I do for him. And lately he has told me so. Sat, 2 Sep 2017 09:34:17 EST Friday, Sept. 1st Somehow I missed doing the QOTD yesterday. I honestly thought I had done it. Oh well... <BR> <BR> Who are your favorite singers, male and female? <BR> ******************* <BR> It would have to be Kenny Rogers and Reba McIntire for me. Fri, 1 Sep 2017 13:27:49 EST Thurs., Aug. 31st Do you think people can be fat and healthy at the same time? <BR> ******************* <BR> I feel you can be overweight and still be healthy, but not obese. If you're that overweight then there are bound to be health issues involved, be it high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, to name a few. I know at my size I'm far from healthy, but it's something I'm working hard to change. Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:59:17 EST Wed., Aug. 30th Do you hand write letters or do you mainly just use email? <BR> ******************** <BR> I mainly handwrite letters. I feel emails are too impersonal. Wed, 30 Aug 2017 09:33:58 EST Tuesday, Aug. 29th How do you feel about the diet industry? Do you think they should make millions of dollars off of other's suffering? <BR> ******************* <BR> I think it's a shame that the diet industry is still strong and getting stronger. For every new "wonder" diet pill that comes out, millions of people will spend their hard earned dollars on it thinking it'll do what hard work and determination hasn't or will take it off faster. And in most cases, all they lose is the money they spent. Tue, 29 Aug 2017 08:39:28 EST Mon., Aug. 28th What's the biggest adventure you've ever had? <BR> ****************** <BR> I hitchhiked all over the United States. Mon, 28 Aug 2017 09:19:00 EST Sunday, Aug. 27th How do you see yourself 5 years down the road? Do you think you'll have reached your weight loss goals? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I'd like to think I'd be at the goal I had set for myself and a lot healthier, but unless something changes, I think I'll be struggling as I have been. Sun, 27 Aug 2017 09:39:01 EST Saturday, Aug. 26th Do you watch any of the Little League World Series? <BR> ****************** <BR> We've been watching it. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:00:26 EST Friday, Aug. 25th Have you ever been a volunteer for anything special? <BR> ******************** <BR> Bob &amp; I were both officers in the USCG-AUX. for 5 years. <img src=""> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:32:11 EST Thurs., Aug. 24th Have you ever been homeless? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> Yes, a couple of times. Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:21:14 EST Wed., Aug. 23rd If you fell in love again, would you remarry or just live together? <BR> ***************** <BR> I doubt it'd ever happen again, but if it did, I think we'd just live together. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:38:58 EST Tuesday, Aug. 22nd Have you ever gone vegetarian? <BR> *************** <BR> I haven't completely. I'm more a flexitarian. I like fish and chicken. Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:58:11 EST Monday, Aug. 21st How often do you wash clothes? <BR> ***************** <BR> At least twice a week and each time at least 2 or 3 loads. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 09:45:04 EST Sunday, Aug. 20th What's the best birthday present you ever got? <BR> **************** <BR> For me, it was my son. He came a week before my birthday, but I consider him my birthday present from God. Sun, 20 Aug 2017 08:51:14 EST Sat., Aug. 19th What kind of movies do you enjoy? <BR> ************** <BR> <BR> I love Hallmark movies ( especially Christmas ones), and action movies (think Steven Segall). Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:02:27 EST Friday, Aug. 18th Do you prefer pie or cake? <BR> **************** <BR> Over the last year or so I've gone with pie because with cakes, I taste the chemicals in the frosting and it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:55:18 EST Thursday, Aug. 17th Have you ever been to a spa? <BR> *********** <BR> I haven't but I plan to . Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:56:26 EST Wed., Aug. 16th Has your opinion of things that meant a lot years ago changed as you got older? <BR> ******************** <BR> In some ways yes. Like it used to mean a lot to me how others thought of me. Now, it's not so important. Either people accept me as I am or not at all. Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:45:27 EST Tuesday, Aug. 15th What's your favorite song (songs) from the 60's/70's? <BR> ************* <BR> For me it'd be YMCA by The Village People <BR> and <BR> Johnny B Good (can't remember who sang it) Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:23:41 EST Monday, Aug.14th Do you use coupons when you shop? <BR> ******************* <BR> Whenever I can, I do. Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:36:40 EST Sunday, Aug. 13th Do you think pets should be allowed in stores &amp; restaurants even if they aren't "service" animals? <BR> ********************* <BR> I'm very allergic to animals and I don't think they belong in a grocery store, riding in the buggy, or being in restaurants. I understand a service animal is needed at times, but now it seems everyone is bringing their pets with them into the stores, etc. Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:04:59 EST Sat., Aug. 12th Do you hand wash your car/truck/van, or do you go to a car wash? <BR> ****************** <BR> Car wash for certain. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 08:57:39 EST Fri., Aug. 11th Do you enjoy your own company? <BR> ************ <BR> <BR> I do. It's rare for me to have any alone time so it means a lot when I have it. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:18:56 EST Thursday, Aug. 10th Do you ever play the lottery? <BR> ********* <BR> I haven't in years. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:25:50 EST Wed., Aug. 9th Outside of your immediate family, do you have a favorite relative? <BR> ************** <BR> I do. I have a cousin that I adore. He says I'm his baby sister more than cousin and he's the one that gave me my middle name. Wed, 9 Aug 2017 08:30:55 EST Tues., Aug. 8th How often do you go out to eat? <BR> **************** <BR> We go out to eat on our 2 shopping days per month but we usually go out for breakfast and for dinner each time so I don't have to do any cooking that day. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 08:11:41 EST Mon., Aug. 7th If you're a bread eater, what's your favorite? <BR> ***************** <BR> Mine's Italian. Mon, 7 Aug 2017 08:10:49 EST Sunday, Aug. 6th Are you on Facebook? <BR> ************* <BR> I am. You can find me by looking for Vicki Nelms Bishop. Sun, 6 Aug 2017 08:35:58 EST Sat., Aug. 5th What is one food you just won't eat? <BR> ********** <BR> For me it has to be sardines. Sat, 5 Aug 2017 08:25:37 EST Friday, Aug. 4th When you were little, did you have a favorite TV show? <BR> ************** <BR> I had 2. Mine were Sky King &amp; My Friend Flicka. Fri, 4 Aug 2017 07:24:54 EST Thurs., Aug. 3rd How much water do you drink daily? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> I average 10 glasses a day. Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:04:41 EST Wed., Aug. 2nd Is there a specific number that you feel you have to reach to be totally satisfied for losing weight? <BR> ***************** <BR> I'll be happy to just get below 200 lbs., but won't be totally satisfied til I'm under at least 160 lbs. My happy place would be somewhere between 150-160 lbs. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 07:42:33 EST Tuesday, Aug. 1st How old were you when you got married? <BR> ****************** <BR> I was 19 my first marriage and 39 my current marriage. Tue, 1 Aug 2017 07:45:54 EST Monday, July 31st What's your favorite style of house? <BR> *************** <BR> I like the country style with wrap around porch or else log cabin style. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 07:42:28 EST Sunday, July 30th If you could go back in time, what topic would you discuss with your 20-year-older self? <BR> **************** <BR> Self-love. My self esteem has never been that great and it stems from my teenage years. Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:37:57 EST Sat., July 29th How often do you see the dentist? <BR> **************** <BR> I'd love to be able to go twice a year, but I haven't been able to go in a number of years. Sat, 29 Jul 2017 08:37:15 EST Friday, July 28th Do you think that there is such as thing as age-appropriate dressing? <BR> ********** <BR> Definitely. Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:31:40 EST Thurs., July 27th What home improvement job are you doing or having done ( if any) this Summer? <BR> ******************** <BR> We are in the first three days of getting a new roof put on the house. <BR> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:49:20 EST Wed., July 26th What's your favorite soup? <BR> *********** <BR> It used to be my homemade potato soup, but lately it's been my homemade chicken noodle veggie soup. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:24:35 EST Tuesday, July 25th Do you like to try new recipes? <BR> ***************** <BR> I do but Bob doesn't. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 08:16:26 EST Monday, July 24th Do you like watching the different awards shows for actors, movies, and music? <BR> **************** <BR> I love to watch them but Bob hates them and with only one TV, I lose out on watching them. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:50:05 EST Sunday, July 23rd Have you ever had a work from home type job? <BR> *************************** <BR> I've sold magazine subscriptions from home by phone, and I've stuffed envelopes for a company. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:14:44 EST Sat., July 22nd Do you like to play board games? <BR> ********* <BR> I do but haven't played any in years. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:13:15 EST Friday, July 21st What do you do to have fun? <BR> *********** <BR> I pen pal. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:02:35 EST Thursday, July 20th If your inner child could talk to you, what would they say? <BR> ******************** <BR> That I'm a strong woman and I can do anything I set my mind to doing. Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:39:21 EST Wed., July 19th How would you feel if you knew you could live to be 100 years old? <BR> ************ <BR> As long as I was healthy, I'd love it. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 13:03:10 EST Tuesday, July 18th If you won the lottery, but couldn't spend a dime of it on yourself, what would you do with the money? <BR> ******************** <BR> I'd first make certain my son was well taken care of. Then I'd use as much of the money as I could to help others that needed housing or needed food and basic necessities. <BR> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 08:56:25 EST Monday, July 17th What would you do if you couldn't use your cell phone for a whole day? <BR> ************* <BR> That wouldn't be a problem for me since I only use my cell phone for emergencies anyway. I use my landline phone mostly. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:13:01 EST Sunday, July 16th If you were told you only had one year to live, would you still try to lose weight? <BR> *************** <BR> Most likely no. I'd have more important things to do in the time left to me than worry about my weight. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:30:05 EST Sat., July 15th Do you think you could go all day without looking in a mirror? <BR> ************* <BR> I really don't think it'd be that hard to stay away from a mirror. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:54:28 EST Friday, July 14th Where do you want to spend your retirement years? <BR> ********************** <BR> Right here in Florida. Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:00:45 EST Thursday, July 13th Do you think the dead can hear you when you talk to them? <BR> ******************** <BR> I like to think in some ways they do. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:55:24 EST Wed., July 12th Do you sometimes feel like you are not good enough? <BR> ******************** <BR> No Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:24:03 EST Tuesday, July 11th Where do you see yourself in 10 years? <BR> *************** <BR> I hope to be much smaller and much healthier than I am now. I really don't expect Bob to still be here by then so I want to be as healthy as I can be so I'll be able to do whatever I need to do. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:17:07 EST Monday, July 10th Have you ever had a life or death experience? <BR> ************* <BR> Yes, when I was 17 I was attacked and held at knife point for 17 hours before being turned loose. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 08:53:40 EST Sunday, July 9th What was your first job? <BR> *********** <BR> I was a waitress, making $1.00 per hour plus tips. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 09:30:08 EST Sat., July 8th What do you do today that your mother would never, ever have considered doing? <BR> *************** <BR> A number of things but the biggest thing is I stand up for myself. My mother didn't. Oh daddy wasn't an abuser but his word was law in our home and mother didn't question it. Sat, 8 Jul 2017 08:46:05 EST Friday, July 7th If you could ask me just one question, what would it be? <BR> ********************** Fri, 7 Jul 2017 08:57:24 EST Thursday, July 6th What keeps you from reaching your weight loss goals? <BR> ************** <BR> For me, it comes down to me. I don't push myself to stay on track. I allow others to influence me over what I eat, or how much. I need to have more backbone when it comes to my food choices instead of just letting myself be talked into less healthy options. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 09:00:02 EST Wed., July 5th Have you ever been to the Grand Canyon? <BR> **************** <BR> No. I came close one time but it started snowing badly so had to turn back. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 09:25:35 EST 4th of July Will you do anything special today to celebrate the 4th? <BR> ************* <BR> Other than putting out our flag, and having hot dogs for supper, no. Tue, 4 Jul 2017 09:54:06 EST Monday, July 3rd Have you already made the switch to e-books for the majority of your reading or do you prefer paper books? <BR> ****************** <BR> Paper books all the way. Mon, 3 Jul 2017 09:52:33 EST Sunday, July 2nd Do you worry about the future? <BR> *********** <BR> To a certain degree, yes. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 10:00:28 EST Sat., July 1st Have you ever been on a blind date? How did it go? <BR> *************** <BR> Yes, once, and it went horribly. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 12:13:22 EST Friday, June 30th Do you get frustrated when you're doing everything you can to drop weight, yet the scale moves in the wrong direction? <BR> *************** <BR> YES, YES, YES !!! Fri, 30 Jun 2017 08:30:58 EST Thurs., June 29th Do you like to feed the squirrels &amp; birds? <BR> *********** <BR> Bob loves to do it and watch them eat and play around. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:40:35 EST Wed., June 28th Do you think prescription meds should be so expensive <BR> ************* <BR> No, some meds are so expensive people have to chose between getting meds or groceries. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:47:49 EST Tuesday, June 27th Which is more important to you, diet or exercise? <BR> ************* <BR> <BR> Diet for me. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:43:25 EST Mon., June 26th Do you think your mindset on aging is affecting your ability to lose weight? <BR> ******** <BR> To a certain degree, yes. I get to feeling the fact I'm almost 61, a full time wife &amp; homemaker, and I'm not out to impress anyone. So it does tend to make it a little harder at times. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:47:08 EST Sunday, June 25th When you are craving sweets, what do you eat? <BR> *********** <BR> I usually try to keep yogurt on hand and I have a jar of peppermint. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 09:15:05 EST Sat., June 24th When did you get your first computer? <BR> ********************* <BR> I got mine in 2000. Before then, I had never had any dealings with a computer at all other than using the library computer to check on books I was trying to find. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:26:24 EST Friday, June 23rd Do you feel all Americans have the right to have guns? <BR> *************** <BR> I do, as long as they haven't got a criminal record. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:18:02 EST Thursday, June 22nd Do you think children under the age of 10 need cell phones? <BR> ******************** <BR> I really don't unless for emergency use only. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:12:53 EST Wed., June 21st Do you prefer cats or dogs? <BR> ************ <BR> Due to allergies, I can't be around either, but I prefer dogs. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:53:51 EST Tuesday, June 20th Do you ever batch cook for later heat &amp; serve meals? <BR> ****************** <BR> I do it all the time so I can spend as little time cooking as possible. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:33:19 EST Mon., June 19th Do you think it's right for our government to send money to all other countries when we have so many people here that are homeless or starving? <BR> ************ <BR> I don't think it's right. We need to take care of our own country first. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 09:53:15 EST Father's Day Any special plans for today? <BR> ********* <BR> I'll fix a special meal but that will be it. My son will call. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 09:33:24 EST Sat., June 17th Have you ever tried yoga? <BR> ************ <BR> I haven't, but I'm thinking about trying it. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:35:34 EST Friday, June 16th Would you or have you ever gone up in a hot air balloon? <BR> ************** <BR> I've never been in one but would love to do it at least once. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:54:30 EST Thursday, June 15th Do you think a parent should be fined or jailed if their teenager breaks the law? <BR> *********** <BR> No, I think after age 12, if the child does wrong they should have to pay the consequences. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:30:03 EST Wed., June 14th What's your favorite TV show? <BR> ******** <BR> I have several but my favorite has to be NCIS. Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:04:48 EST Tues., June 13th Do you prefer watching the sun rise or sun set? <BR> ***************** <BR> I love both but prefer watching it set. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:01:30 EST Monday, June 12th Do you think sports players in the big league games, should get the huge salaries they get? <BR> ******************** <BR> I don't. Some players get up to $5,000,000.00 over a 2-3 year time, and they get it whether they actually play all season or not. Noone should get that kind of money just for playing a game, IMHO. Mon, 12 Jun 2017 08:58:45 EST Sun., June 11th If you had the money to start up your own business and keep it running for the first year without any problem, what would it be? <BR> **************** <BR> I've always wanted to have my own book store. Sun, 11 Jun 2017 09:19:34 EST Sat., June 10th How do you celebrate birthdays? <BR> ********* <BR> We usually go out to dinner and will give a small gift. Usually Bob will give me pen pal supplies and I either give him clothing or something he's mentioned wanting. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:06:45 EST Friday, June 9th Do you follow your astrology sign? <BR> ********** <BR> I like to read it for fun ( I'm a Leo), but no, I don't follow it. Fri, 9 Jun 2017 09:00:10 EST Thursday,June 8th When you were in school, were you ever bullied? <BR> ************** <BR> I was never actually bullied but I was made fun of because I was heavy in my teenage years and I wore homemade clothes instead of store bought things. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 09:24:10 EST Wed., June 7th What's your favorite pasttime? <BR> *********** <BR> I love to read. I get so lost in my book that I hate to put it down. Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:01:03 EST Tuesday, June 6th What is your favorite "go to" snack when you just have to have something? <BR> ***************** <BR> Mine is peanut butter on saltine crackers. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 11:25:29 EST Monday, June 5th Are you a big soup eater? <BR> ***************** <BR> We do eat a lot of soups and they have way too much sodium, so I've started making my own soups so I can cut way back on the sodium. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:01:03 EST Sunday, June 4th What healthy habit are you going to do this week to help reach your goals? <BR> ****************** <BR> I'm going to do my best to keep my sodium under 1500 grams each day. Sun, 4 Jun 2017 09:22:01 EST Sat., June 3rd When was the last time you went to the movies? <BR> **************** <BR> It's been about 18 years now. We wait til it comes on TV. Sat, 3 Jun 2017 09:59:01 EST Friday, June 2nd What is your least favorite sport? <BR> *********** <BR> I have 2; hockey &amp; football. Both are way too violent for me. Fri, 2 Jun 2017 10:14:49 EST 5% Weight Loss Challenge 6/1 thru 1/1(CLOSED) This challenge is to lose 5 % of what you currently weighed on 6-1. <em>192</em> <BR> Weigh-in's are weekly or monthly, preferably on Sundays. Please edit your original post so it's easier to find. <BR> REMEMBER: WE ARE WORTH THE EFFORT !!!!! <BR> *********************** <BR> Highest weight: 273 lbs. <BR> Starting Weight: 254 lbs. <BR> Pounds to lose: 12.5 lbs. <BR> <BR> June <BR> 4th: 254 <BR> 11th: 251 <BR> 18th: 247.6 <BR> 25th: 244.8 <BR> <BR> July <BR> 2nd: 250.8 <BR> 9th: 247 <B... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:31:57 EST Thursday, June 1st What are your June goals? <BR> **************** <BR> Mine are to stay off the scale the rest of the month, trust myself to eat right, and cut way back on the sugar. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:23:05 EST Wed., May 31st Is your home all electric, all gas, or a combination of the two? <BR> **************** <BR> Ours is all electric. Wed, 31 May 2017 09:08:42 EST Tuesday, May 30th What sports and activities do you enjoy and why? <BR> ************************ <BR> I'm not much for sports at all but I enjoy fishing and biking ( when I can do it). Tue, 30 May 2017 08:41:09 EST MEMORIAL DAY <BR> What kind of end of life care would you want if you faced a serious illness and couldn’t speak for yourself? <BR> ************ <BR> If I needed to be hooked up to a machine to live, I'd expect family to honor my DNR. I don't want to be kept alive by artificial means. Mon, 29 May 2017 09:59:51 EST Sun., May 28th At what age do you think a woman should stop wearing the very short dresses or skirts? <BR> ************************ <BR> I think anything past 40 for the most part. Just looks better IMHO. Sun, 28 May 2017 08:17:15 EST Sat., May 27th Do you still use “to do” lists? <BR> ************** <BR> Yes, along with grocery lists. If I don't, I'll forget something. Sat, 27 May 2017 08:27:49 EST Fri., May 26th What's the last thing you do before going to sleep at night? <BR> ********************** <BR> I say a prayer. Fri, 26 May 2017 08:25:48 EST Thurs., May 25th At your current age, do you see yourself as old? At what age do you consider yourself old? <BR> **************************** <BR> I'm 60 and for the younger crowd I'm old, and sometimes I feel older than I am. But I'd like to reach the age my grandparents all were. They lived to be in their 90's. Thu, 25 May 2017 09:11:56 EST WED., MAY 24TH Would you generally call yourself a happy person? <BR> ********************* <BR> For me, that's hard to say. A better word would be content. Things could be a lot better but I'm thankful they're no worse. Wed, 24 May 2017 10:35:31 EST Tuesday, May 23rd Have you ever thought about moving to Mexico? <BR> *********************** <BR> Years ago, but not in recent years. Tue, 23 May 2017 08:10:13 EST Mon., May 22nd Have you ever taken a cruise? <BR> ************** <BR> No, but it's on my bucket list. <BR> Mon, 22 May 2017 09:44:19 EST Sunday, May 21st What's the most weight you've ever lost in a one month period of time? <BR> ******************* <BR> Back in the 80's, when I first went on my first major diet and lost 105 lbs. in 13 months, I lost the first 32 lbs. the first month. Sun, 21 May 2017 08:13:56 EST Sat., May 20th Any weekend plans? <BR> ************ <BR> Just resting at home and being here when son calls. Sat, 20 May 2017 09:03:02 EST Friday, May 19th How many hours a day do you spend on the computer? <BR> **************** <BR> I average about 6 hours a day. Fri, 19 May 2017 08:16:44 EST Thursday, May 18th Do you prefer to exercise with a group or by yourself? <BR> *************** <BR> I prefer on my own. Thu, 18 May 2017 10:16:50 EST Wed., May 17th Knowing both exercise &amp; weight loss are important; which do you consider the MOST important? <BR> ********************************** <BR> I think exercise since you can exercise no matter what your size and you need that movement thru-out your day. Wed, 17 May 2017 10:16:48 EST Tuesday, May 16th As an adult, at what age do you feel like you were or are at your physical best? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I was in good shape, size wise, in my mid 20's to mid 30's, but physically, I was in my best shape in my mid to late 40's. I was at a good weight and could do most anything I wanted or needed to do without pain. Tue, 16 May 2017 08:49:00 EST Monday, May 15th What's your favorite exercise? <BR> ************* <BR> Mine has always been biking. Mon, 15 May 2017 08:52:57 EST Mother's Day Do you believe everything happens for a reason? <BR> ************** <BR> I do. It makes us the way we are, good or bad, or somewhere in between. Sun, 14 May 2017 09:00:55 EST Sat., May 13th How do you deal with fear and uncertainty in your life? <BR> **************************** <BR> I pray a lot. Sat, 13 May 2017 09:10:20 EST Friday, May 12th If you were stranded on a desert island and only had one thing with you, what would you want it to be? <BR> *************************** <BR> I think it'd be a toss up between water proof matches and bottled water. Both would be a necessity. Fri, 12 May 2017 08:22:30 EST Thursday, May 11th How many minutes per week do you think you spend on exercise? <BR> ********************** <BR> I try to average about 300 minutes a week. The first week and mid month I usually have a good bit more because of all the added walking I have to do on the shopping days. Thu, 11 May 2017 09:27:31 EST Wed., May 10th What is your hardest challenge when it comes to eating healthy? <BR> ******************** <BR> For me, it's cutting the sodium as much as I can. Wed, 10 May 2017 14:36:43 EST Tuesday, May 9th Do you sometimes find yourself dwelling on the past? Or, do you live in the present? <BR> ************************ <BR> I try to live in the present but I do dwell on the past a lot; especially when it comes to my weight and how I used to look. Tue, 9 May 2017 08:54:43 EST Monday, May 8th What do you feel your ideal weight would be and what weight would you settle for if you realized you couldn't reach your ideal weight? <BR> *********************** <BR> My ideal weight would be between 150-165 lbs. But if I can't get that low, I'd settle for anything below 198 lbs. But right now I'd be thrilled just to get down to 225 lbs. Mon, 8 May 2017 10:02:31 EST Sunday, May 7th When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? <BR> ****************** <BR> So many different things. But the main two were: I wanted to be a lawyer, and I wanted to be a professional dancer. Sun, 7 May 2017 08:57:19 EST Sat., May 6th Do you love drinking fruit infused water? What is your favorite? <BR> ***************************** <BR> I do. I enjoy the grape ones as well as the berry, berry ones. Sat, 6 May 2017 09:13:52 EST Fri., May 5th Why do you think some people find it so hard to make healthier changes? <BR> ****************** <BR> I think we get use to doing things a certain way and it's just easier to stick with it than to disrupt everything we know and do something different. Some manage it ok, others, not so much. Fri, 5 May 2017 08:17:35 EST Thursday, May 4th How have you adjusted your eating habits over time? <BR> ************ <BR> I eat much smaller portions, and I work to eat foods that are better for me and not so much junk foods. And I try to watch my sodium a lot more. Thu, 4 May 2017 09:40:36 EST Wed., May 3rd What is your goal for the next year? <BR> ******** <BR> My goal is to be a lot healthier by this time next year. I intend to change a lot of what I'm eating so my weight comes down plus my blood work will be better ( in pretty good shape now but could be better). Wed, 3 May 2017 09:03:39 EST Tuesday, May 2nd Do you consider yourself to be a messy or a tidy person? <BR> ******************** <BR> For years I was a neat freak, but after marrying Bob and he did woodworking in the house, I had to be less neat or go nuts because of constant saw dust in the house. Tue, 2 May 2017 08:57:18 EST Monday, May 1st <BR> What are your May goals? <BR> ************** <BR> My main goal is to not regain any weight. I'd like to drop about 5 lbs. if possible. <BR> I'm also doing a no soda streak this month. The last no soda streak I did, I didn't have any for 13 months. <BR> Mon, 1 May 2017 10:00:29 EST Sunday, April 30th Would you ever consider living on a cruise ship? <BR> ******************** <BR> Yes, I've actually thought about it. You'd have a doctor on call, eat whenever you felt like it, people to do everything to keep you happy, and you'd see all different places and meet new people all the time, so you'd never have to be alone. And it'd be a lot cheaper than a nursing home. Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:54:01 EST Sat., April 29th Do you feel comfortable in your own skin? <BR> ******************* <BR> For the most part, yes. It's only when I look in the mirror that I'm not happy. So I don't look in a mirror any more than I have to. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:37:22 EST Friday, April 28th Are you planning to buy a new bathing suit this year? <BR> ******************** <BR> No, I'd have no use for one. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:38:47 EST Thursday, April 27th Do you think it's wrong to spank a child when they do something wrong? <BR> ******************** <BR> No, as long as it's an actual spanking and not a beating. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:48:30 EST Wed., April 26th What is the one food you'd hate to have to give up if you were told you could never have it again? <BR> ********************** <BR> I think potatoes would top the list. But also rice or peanut butter. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:21:06 EST Tuesday, April 25th What makes a good friend to you? <BR> ***************** <BR> One that listens and that has my back when needed. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:08:03 EST Mon., April 24th If you could have any type house you wanted, what would it be? <BR> ***************** <BR> Mine would be a cedar log cabin, with hard wood floors, and cabinetry. It would have plenty of the convienences but very simple lines. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:12:11 EST Sunday, April 23rd What foods do you choose to eat in order to maintain a healthy body? <BR> ****************** <BR> I try to eat as many green veggies as I can, less sodium, and drink plenty of water. Sun, 23 Apr 2017 10:21:01 EST Sat., April 22nd Would you ever fly in a hot air balloon? <BR> ******************** <BR> Not in this lifetime. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:29:42 EST Friday, April 21st Do you believe in the death penalty? <BR> **************** <BR> I was brought up not to believe in it for religious reasons, but I do believe in some cases it's needed. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:44:03 EST Thursday, April 20th Sorry I'm late today, had someone here all morning. <BR> <BR> What's your go-to dish you always take for special gatherings like reunions, cook-outs, etc.? <BR> **************************** <BR> I take my special homemade German potato salad. It's a crowd pleaser. Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:11:46 EST Wed., April 19th Do you have a "bucket list"? <BR> *************** <BR> I do. My #1 is finish my education. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:33:48 EST Tuesday, April 18th When is the best time for you to exercise? <BR> ****************** <BR> Usually mornings for me Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:02:36 EST Monday, April 17th Did you have a happy childhood? <BR> ******************* <BR> For the most part it was far from happy. Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:40:15 EST Easter Sunday What's your favorite Sunday meal? <BR> ********************* <BR> I love stew beef with rice or chicken &amp; dumplings. Add cooked carrots and Hawiian rolls and I'm a happy camper. Sun, 16 Apr 2017 09:33:22 EST Sat., April 15th Do you chew gum? <BR> ********** <BR> Very rarely, but when I do, it's bubble gum. Sat, 15 Apr 2017 09:04:39 EST Friday, April 14th Are you married, and if so, how many years? <BR> ********************** <BR> I've been married to Bob 21 years as of today . Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:41:29 EST Thursday, April 13th Bath or shower? <BR> ********** <BR> A little of both. I use the shower but use a chair. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:12:21 EST Wed., April 12th Any Easter plans? <BR> ********** <BR> No, we won't do anything special to celebrate Easter. Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:29:12 EST Tuesday, April 11th If you were to get the ultimate gift for yourself, what would it be? <BR> *************************** <BR> <BR> The ultimate gift for me would be a housekeeper that would come in at least twice a week to clean the house and keep everything in order. Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:32:24 EST Monday, April 10th Do you get a daily newspaper? <BR> ************* <BR> No, we get a freebie one once a week for our local news. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:14:22 EST Sunday, April 9th Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you work at it, you're getting nowhere with your weight loss goals? <BR> ************************* <BR> <BR> Yes, especially like this week. I pushed hard all week and was having good daily loses until yesterday ( changed meds on Friday) and today I'm 3.2 lbs. heavier than last Sunday. That gets really frustrating. Sun, 9 Apr 2017 08:50:27 EST Sat., April 8th Do you think things get easier the older you get? <BR> ************* <BR> Certain things, yes, because you get well trained in how to do certain things and the older you get, the easier it becomes, because it's a routine thing you do often. But I think the older you get, some things become much harder because your body doesn't work the way it did when you were younger, so it becomes harder to do just because your body won't do all you want it to do. Sat, 8 Apr 2017 09:06:39 EST Friday, April 7th What's your favorite season? <BR> ************** <BR> Mine used to be Summer but these days I prefer Fall weather, where the temps are in the 70's. Fri, 7 Apr 2017 09:32:38 EST Thurs., April 6th When was the last time you bought something just for yourself? <BR> *********************** <BR> Last month. I bought 3 pair of deck shoes with memory foam inserts. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 08:46:22 EST Wed., April 5th Do you feel lonely at times, or do you love your own company? <BR> **************************** <BR> I think you can feel lonely in a crowded room. Generally I'm ok with my own company since I'm rarely alone. Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:19:55 EST Tues., April 4th Do you still read paper style books? <BR> *********************** <BR> <BR> That's all I read. I don't read books online, etc. I average about 25 books a month. Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:55:34 EST Monday, April 3rd Have you found that there is a certain temperature that you sleep best at? <BR> ***************** <BR> We keep the house at 75 degrees year round and I use a fan at night as well. Mon, 3 Apr 2017 10:04:06 EST Sunday, April 2nd What kind of vacation makes you feel like a millionaire? <BR> *********************** <BR> One where I'm totally pampered. ( It's never happened) Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:54:41 EST April Fool's Day Are you living within your means or struggling financially ? <BR> ************************* <BR> Yes, we have to. I watch every penny closely or we'd be in real trouble. Sat, 1 Apr 2017 08:26:21 EST Friday, March 31st Do you have trouble saving money? <BR> ************** <BR> Yes, between medical bills and other expenses, there's just never anything left to save. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 09:40:58 EST Thursday, March 30th How would you describe your style? <BR> ****************** <BR> Casual comfortable Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:08:23 EST Wed., March 29th What are the biggest sources of stress in your life? <BR> ******************* <BR> <BR> Bob's health is what I stress over the most. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:20 EST Tuesday, March 28th Do you think grown children should take care of their aging parents (if they can afford to)? <BR> ********************** <BR> I do. Our family has always taken care of our parents unless it was medically impossible to do so. Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:30:59 EST Mon., March 27th Do you color your hair? <BR> ************** <BR> Not in the last 9 years. Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:34:15 EST Sunday, March 26th Do you have grandchildren? <BR> **************** <BR> <BR> I have step-grandchildren I have never met, but no grandchildren of my own. Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:30:17 EST Sat., March 25th Have you watched any great movies lately? <BR> ************************ <BR> We haven't gone to the movies in 15 years. We wait til they come on TV. I think the last good one we watched was "Fast &amp; Furious Five". Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:18:42 EST Friday, March 24th What was your first paid job? <BR> *********** <BR> <BR> I worked as a spinner in a cotton mill and made $1.75 a hour. I was 14 years old. Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:13:30 EST THURSDAY, MARCH 23RD Have you started doing your Spring cleaning? <BR> *********************** <BR> Ours start this weekend. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:03:23 EST Wed., March 22nd Do you have a set time for meals? <BR> **************** <BR> We generally eat lunch and dinner about the same time every day. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 09:48:28 EST Tuesday, March 21st Do you go to Easter Sunrise Service? <BR> ************** <BR> <BR> I used to but haven't gone in years. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:54:42 EST Monday, March 20th Do you eat breakfast? <BR> ************** <BR> Very rarely. I've never been much on breakfast; just give me my coffee. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:41:55 EST Sunday, March 19th Do you have a special someone to talk to when you're really stressed out? <BR> **************************** <BR> <BR> I have a friend here in town and I have a close pen pal. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:34:41 EST