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 Sat., May 19th What's your favorite thing to do during the warm weather months? <BR> *************** <BR> I love going to yard sales and flea markets. Sat, 19 May 2018 16:24:20 EST Thursday, May 17th Do you do a lot of snacking? <BR> *************** <BR> A lot more than I should . Thu, 17 May 2018 16:51:28 EST Tues., May 15th How many books do you figure you read in a years time? <BR> ************* <BR> I'd have to say at least 150 books or more. In fact I know it's more but I'll say 150. Tue, 15 May 2018 17:37:35 EST Mother's Day Did everyone have a nice Mother's Day? <BR> ****** <BR> Mine was a good day. Chris called and we talked for about a half hour. Sun, 13 May 2018 16:54:36 EST Sat.,May 12th What is your greatest fear when it comes to your health? <BR> **************** <BR> I worry I'll get sick and have to go into the hospital or get laid up where I can't do for myself, and there will be no one to help Bob. He really can't manage on his own these days, and he depends on me to be here for him. Sat, 12 May 2018 17:36:33 EST Tuesday, May 8th How well do you sleep at night? <BR> ************** <BR> I rarely sleep well. It's hard for me to go to sleep, then if I happen to wake up once asleep, then it's very difficult to go back to sleep. Tue, 8 May 2018 17:40:37 EST Monday, May 7th What plan are you using to lose weight? <BR> ************* <BR> I'm mainly just counting calories. Mon, 7 May 2018 09:29:14 EST Sunday, May 6th How often do you think of food? <BR> ****** <BR> Pretty much all the time for me, in one way or the other. Sun, 6 May 2018 17:32:31 EST Friday, May 4th Do you have a trigger food? <BR> *********** <BR> Mine would have to be Doritos. Fri, 4 May 2018 12:04:39 EST Thurs., May 3rd What was the last diet related book you've read? <BR> ************* <BR> I read Sweet Poison by Janet Starr Hull. Her story about aspartame and how it almost killed her. Thu, 3 May 2018 17:03:07 EST Monday, April 30th What is your biggest issue when losing weight? <BR> *************** <BR> My mouth !! <BR> I try to cram the limit of calories I can most days ( staying within my calorie limits). Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:32:16 EST Sunday, April 29th Have you ever colored your hair? <BR> ************ <BR> Many, many times, but over the last 8 years I've let it go natural so it's mostly gray now. Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:01:46 EST Friday, April 27th If you're a bread eater, do you prefer English muffins or bagels? <BR> ************** <BR> Most times I prefer a bagel with cream cheese Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:48:39 EST Wed., April 25th What time do you usually get up or go to bed? <BR> ************ <BR> I'm usually up by 7:45 and I lay down to sleep at 11:00 most nights. Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:48:05 EST Tuesday, April 24th Have you ever been to any of the Florida attractions? <BR> ************** <BR> We've been to Sea World 3-4 times but haven't gotten to any of the others. With Bob's mobility issues, I doubt we will anytime in the near future. Even Sea World was back before he got sick in 2009. Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:18:54 EST Monday, April 23rd What color do you seem to wear the most of? <BR> ************** <BR> For me it has to be black or blue. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:55:40 EST Sat., April 21st Do you ever wish you could go back in time? <BR> **************** <BR> Sometimes; but knowing what I know now. I wouldn't have made so many mistakes. Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:27:07 EST Thurs., April 19th I've heard it said "The more you exercise, the more you can eat". What do you think about that statement? <BR> *************** <BR> I think it's defeating the whole purpose. If you're exercising to lose weight or tone up, then you should continue to eat within your calorie range, not add more to it just because you're burning calories. Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:40:48 EST Tuesday, April 17th Do you still write handwritten letters? <BR> ************** <BR> I do. I penpal so I average around 20 letters a week going out. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:50:24 EST Monday, April 16th At what age did you leave home and start taking care of yourself? <BR> *********** <BR> I was 14 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:33:18 EST Sat., April 14th How trusting are you? <BR> ******** <BR> I try to trust everyone until they give me a reason not to. Sat, 14 Apr 2018 11:31:21 EST Friday the 13th Does Friday the 13th bother you? <BR> <BR> No, my dad was born on Friday the 13th. My mother was born on the 13th as well as my son. But only dad was on a Friday. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:55:27 EST Thurs., April 12th How many computers do you own? <BR> ********** <BR> We just have one. Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:52:10 EST Tues., April 10th What is one habit you wish you could break? <BR> **************** <BR> For me it has to be speaking before I think it through, especially when Bob &amp; I argue. Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:30:44 EST Monday, April 9th What are you doing today, just for you? <BR> ************* <BR> I cooked up 3 heads of cabbage for healthy lunches for me. Bob can't stand cooked cabbage but I love it. I have enough for 7 hearty lunches now. I add 1/2 a can of tuna to each container and then all I have to do is nuke it when I want one. Yum !! Mon, 9 Apr 2018 13:18:23 EST Sunday, April 8th When was the last time you threw away any of your clothes? <BR> *************** <BR> I threw away 2 tops yesterday that I'd been wearing for the last 10 years. It was time . ( See top I have on in profile photo. That's one of the two) Sun, 8 Apr 2018 09:54:56 EST Friday, April 6th What do you like to do on weekends? <BR> ********* <BR> I like going to yard sales. Fri, 6 Apr 2018 09:30:02 EST Thurs., April 5th Do you have life insurance? <BR> ********** <BR> I don't right now but Bob does. Thu, 5 Apr 2018 16:32:03 EST Wed., April 4th Will you buy a new bathing suit for this Summer? <BR> ************** <BR> No, I have a really pretty one that will work fine should I have a chance to wear it. Wed, 4 Apr 2018 09:33:59 EST Tues., April 3rd Do you watch the daily news? <BR> *************** <BR> We watch very little of it these days. Mainly just check the weather channel. Tue, 3 Apr 2018 09:31:49 EST April Breakfast Challeng e-CLOSED I don't know about you but I have a time making myself eat breakfast, so I'm challenging myself to eat a small breakfast every day. Care to join me? Just mark <em>248</em> on the days you manage it. <BR> ****************************************<BR>*** <BR> 1: <em>248</em> <BR> 2: <em>248</em> <BR> 3: <em>248</em> <BR> 4: <em>248</em> <BR> 5: <em>248</em> <BR> 6: <em>248</em> <BR> 7: <em>248</em> <BR> 8: <em>248</em> <BR> 9: <em>248</em> <BR> 10: <em>248</em> Breakfast is still... Tue, 3 Apr 2018 09:27:45 EST Monday, April 2nd How often do you update your ticker? <BR> *********** <BR> I've been doing it fairly often but I've decided this last update will reflect just my 2018 progress. Mon, 2 Apr 2018 17:09:30 EST Easter Sunday 4/1/18 How long have you been with spark people? <BR> *********** <BR> I've been with spark people off and on for over 10 years now. I'll leave and come back but I've been here a year this last time. Sun, 1 Apr 2018 13:56:28 EST Sat., March 31st What's on the menu for Easter dinner? <BR> *************** <BR> We'll be having lasagna. Sat, 31 Mar 2018 12:14:26 EST Friday, March 30th When you were in school, did you eat the school lunches or bring your own? <BR> ************ <BR> I ate school lunches until high school, then would leave school and go to a fast food place down the street for lunch. We had a 40 minute lunch break and sometimes you'd barely make it back to school in time because of the long lines at the fast food place. Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:59:33 EST Thurs., March 29th What are your April goals? <BR> *********** <BR> Mine are going to be really simple for April. <BR> 1) No snacking after 7pm <BR> 2) Eat a small breakfast every day, even if it's only a piece of toast. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:36:58 EST Wed., March 28th When you were little, did you get a new outfit for Easter? <BR> ************ <BR> Yes, Every year. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:13:54 EST Tuesday, March 27th Do you feel it's the parent's fault when children grow up to be bullies or just plain mean and bad? <BR> ***************** <BR> I think in some ways yes. If children are brought up learning right from wrong, and taught to have decent morals, most will grow up doing right. But some kids refuse to follow parents upbringing and just end up bad. And those I feel should have to pay the price for whatever wrong they do ( the kids or adult children). Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:05:06 EST Monday March 26 <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> When was the last time you had your eyes checked? <BR> ************************* <BR> <BR> Last year - I have to go annually due to the diabetes Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:32:04 EST WED., MARCH 21ST How did the first day of Spring come in where you live? <BR> ************** <BR> We had severe thunder &amp; lightning storms with very heavy rain (6.5" per hour), and winds at 65mph. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 09:04:13 EST Tues., March 20th Do you have physical issues that limit how much you can do ? <BR> ******** <BR> Because of the slipped disc plus sciatica and arthritis of the spine, somedays it's all I can do to walk, much less anything else. But I do as much as I can, and hopefully over time things will get easier. Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:12:31 EST St. Paddy's Day Did you remember to wear green today? <BR> *************** <BR> I remembered, I just didn't . Sat, 17 Mar 2018 12:39:50 EST Tuesday, March 13th When you were growing up, were you given an allowance? <BR> ************** <BR> I wasn't, but I could usually ask daddy for money and he'd give it to me if I needed some. Tue, 13 Mar 2018 12:37:41 EST Sat., March 10th What is one food you would hate to have to give up? <BR> *********** <BR> For me, it would have to be peanut butter. That's a staple in our home. Sat, 10 Mar 2018 16:54:32 EST Fri.,3/9/18 When was the last time you went to a county fair? <BR> ****** <BR> About 35 yrs. ago Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:26:06 EST Thursday, March 8th Did you finish high school? <BR> **************** <BR> No, I quit when I was 14 and went to work. I went to the school of hard knocks. Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:53:20 EST Wed., March 7th Do you feel you're doing everything you can to reach your goals? <BR> ************** <BR> I feel I could probably be doing more but I also feel I'm doing what I can without going crazy over the numbers. Been there, done that. I think slower is better (for me) for the long term. Wed, 7 Mar 2018 16:35:35 EST Monday, March 5th Have you ever been to another country? <BR> ************* <BR> I haven't. Someday maybe. Mon, 5 Mar 2018 10:00:11 EST Sat., March 3rd At what weight did you first feel you were fat, but would now love to be at that weight again? <BR> ************** <BR> Back when I was around 145 lbs., I felt I was way too heavy. But now I'd be beyond thrilled to see it again. Sat, 3 Mar 2018 11:55:22 EST March Challeng s-CLOSED For March, each challenge will only last one week. Please edit your first post each time you update to make it easier to find. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Week 1(1-7) <BR> Add 10 minutes each day to your exercise routine. Just show <em>248</em> on the days you manage it. <BR> <BR> 1: <em>248</em> <BR> 2: <em>248</em> <BR> 3: <em>248</em> <BR> 4: <em>248</em> <BR> 5: <em>248</em> <BR> 6: Hurt knee <BR> 7: Hurt knee <BR> <BR> Week 2 (8-14) <BR> Add one extra vegetable or fruit to yo... Thu, 1 Mar 2018 15:13:56 EST Thurs., March 1st What are your goals for March? <BR> *************** <BR> I'm going to try to lose 2 lbs. in March. Also I'll be starting my Spring cleaning so will be getting in a lot more exercise each day. Thu, 1 Mar 2018 15:02:27 EST Wed., Feb. 28th Why do you think women tend to live longer than men? <BR> *********** <BR> I think it's because generally women tend to take better care of their health than men do. Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:41:30 EST Tues., Feb. 27th How quick are you to judge others by appearance alone <BR> ************* <BR> I'd like to say not at all, but it wouldn't be true. Sometimes I do judge and then have to talk to myself about it because I know it's not right. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:13:38 EST Mon., Feb. 26th Do you track your sodium? <BR> *********** <BR> I have for a long time but I think I'm going to stop and just worry about the calories from now on. Even with an extremely healthy meal, it seems the sodium is way up there. Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:09:57 EST Sunday, Feb. 25th Is there one color you wear more than any other? <BR> ************ <BR> I tend to wear a good bit of black. No specific reason other than I have a lot of black tops that I like. Sun, 25 Feb 2018 12:13:45 EST Sat., Feb. 24th How often to you cut or have your hair cut? <BR> ***************** <BR> I cut my own about every 6 months or so. Sat, 24 Feb 2018 11:56:27 EST Fri., Feb. 23rd Do you get in your 8 glasses of water daily? <BR> ********** <BR> Generally I get in 10 glasses. Some days a little more than that. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:09:40 EST Thurs., Feb. 22nd What kind of challenges would you like to see over the next 9 months? Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:12:01 EST Wed.Feb. 21st Are birthdays important to you? <BR> ********* <BR> They are to me. (Mine's in August.) It brings out the kid in me. <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:56:58 EST Mon/Tues. QOTD What's your favorite bird? <BR> ************ <BR> I love the hummingbirds. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:11:53 EST Sunday, Feb. 18th Do you still have something from your childhood? <BR> ********* <BR> I have a slip I wore when I was 2 or 3 years old. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 18:15:30 EST Sat., Feb. 17th Do you think everyone should own a gun these days? <BR> ****************** <BR> I think it's a good idea as long as you take the training to learn how to use one safely. The bad guys are always going to be able to get them and we need some way to protect ourselves. But Bob &amp; I don't own a gun personally. Sat, 17 Feb 2018 11:31:38 EST Friday, Feb. 16th Do you watch cooking shows on TV? <BR> ********** <BR> Not as much as I used to. Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:52:34 EST Thurs., Feb. 15th Do you ever have days when you can't seem to please anyone? <BR> ************* <BR> Today has been that way for me. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:02:56 EST VALENTINE'S DAY <img src="">HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY !!! <BR> <BR> How often do you grocery shop? <BR> ******** <BR> We shop on the 1st and again mid month (today). If we run out of something I'll make a run to the store. Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:16:42 EST Tuesday, Feb. 13th Any Valentine's Day plans? <BR> ************ <BR> Tomorrow is our big grocery &amp; bill paying day so it won't seem much like Valentine's Day for me. We plan to order a pizza for our dinner and we will exchange gifts. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 11:41:59 EST Monday, Feb. 12th How often do you see a doctor? <BR> ********** <BR> I don't have a regular doctor right now so if I need a doctor, I go to Urgent Care. That's usually less than once a year. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:44:22 EST Sun., Jan. 11th Do you feel you're doing all you can to reach your goals? <BR> **************** <BR> I'm doing what I can right now and over time will be able to do more. Sun, 11 Feb 2018 09:00:03 EST Sat., Feb. 10th Do you feel your parents were good role models? <BR> ********** <BR> In some ways yes, but in other ways, no. But they were my parents and I loved them regardless. Sat, 10 Feb 2018 11:27:45 EST Friday, Feb. 9th Do you like watching scary movies? <BR> ************** <BR> I don't. I have too good of an imagination. Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:39:07 EST Thurs., Feb. 8th Do you have any clothes you wear just because they make you feel good? <BR> ************* <BR> I have a pair of capris that have women's high heel shoes and different purses all over them and they're just comfortable and fun to wear ( I have them on now). Makes me feel good. Thu, 8 Feb 2018 10:21:04 EST Wed., Feb. 7th Do you think most people are quick to judge heavier people than thin people? <BR> ************ <BR> I do to a certain point. I feel there are many that can't look beyond a person's size and see who that person really is, and that's a shame. Wed, 7 Feb 2018 08:48:40 EST Tuesday, Feb. 6th Do you think animals ( other than service animals) should be allowed in stores &amp; restaurants? <BR> ************ <BR> I absolutely do NOT think they should. In restaurants &amp; grocery stores, it's a matter of health codes being ignored. But also, people like me, who are extremely allergic to animals of all kinds, it could cause a real health issue. If I'm around animals my throat closes right up and I can't breathe. Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:09:50 EST Mon., Feb. 5th What's your favorite green vegetable? <BR> *********** <BR> I love boiled cabbage. Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:29:00 EST Sunday, Feb. 4th If you enjoy fishing: What's the largest fish you've ever caught? <BR> ****************** <BR> The biggest fish for me was a 22 lb. catfish. Sun, 4 Feb 2018 10:08:50 EST Sat., Feb. 3rd When you were a teenager, what's the one promise you made to yourself, for the future? <BR> *************** <BR> I told myself and others that if I lived to see 50 years old ( I was a wild teen), then I'd get a tattoo to celebrate. I kept that promise and got a rose tattoo. That was 11 years ago, come August. <img src=""> Sat, 3 Feb 2018 09:14:41 EST Fri., Feb. 2nd Do you think adult children should take care of their parents vs a nursing home? <BR> ***************** <BR> I think it's better to have the parents taken care of by the adult children, if at all possible. I don't feel the elderly get the needed care and personal touch in a nursing home, no matter how good the nursing home is. Fri, 2 Feb 2018 12:37:42 EST Thurs., Feb. 1st What's the last thing you ate? <BR> *********** <BR> I just had a ham &amp; cheese sandwich for lunch. Thu, 1 Feb 2018 12:55:47 EST February Challenges- CLOSED For February, each challenge will only last one week. Please edit your first post each time you update to make it easier to find. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Week 1(1-7) <BR> Add 10 minutes each day to your exercise routine. Just show <em>248</em> on the days you manage it. <BR> <BR> 1: <em>248</em> <BR> 2: <em>248</em> <BR> 3: <em>248</em> <BR> 4: <em>248</em> <BR> 5: <BR> 6: <BR> 7: <BR> <BR> Week 2 (8-14) <BR> Add one extra vegetable to your daily menu. Just show <em>248</em> ... Thu, 1 Feb 2018 12:49:48 EST Wed., Jan. 31st Here it is the last day of the month. How did you do with your January goals? <BR> ************* <BR> I lost 3.6 lbs. for the month and on the sodium challenge, I managed to stay below 2000 grams 17 days out of 31. Not the greatest, but better than it normally would have been. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:14:47 EST Tuesday, Jan. 30th Are there any foods you absolutely have to keep out of the house? <BR> ************ <BR> For me it would be Dorito's and bean dip. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:00:02 EST Mon., Jan. 29th What's your favorite pastime? <BR> ******* <BR> I love to sit and read. It relaxes me. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:29:53 EST Sunday, Jan. 28th Do you consider yourself a homebody? <BR> ************ <BR> NO, I am by necessity but not by choice. If things were different you'd rarely catch me home except to sleep. Sun, 28 Jan 2018 09:50:23 EST Sat., Jan. 27th Do you plan your meals in advance or do you just wait til the last minute? <BR> *************** <BR> I usually TRY to plan the night before but Bob has a tendency to change those plans at the last minute, especially for the supper meal. Sat, 27 Jan 2018 10:12:14 EST Friday, Jan. 26th Do you know how to change a tire? <BR> ************ <BR> I do but I hope I never have to. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 12:54:04 EST Thursday, Jan. 25th If you were given $500,000.00 tax free, what would you do with it? <BR> ************** <BR> First, I'd give 10% to a church in thankfulness. Then I'd pay off all of our bills. Then I'd buy a small RV and move to a RV Lodge. The rest I'd put into my savings account for emergencies. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:12:48 EST Wed., Jan. 24th When did you get your first computer? <BR> ************** <BR> I got my first one in 2000. Until then I had never messed with one before. With friends help and trial &amp; error I've learned a lot. Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:57:31 EST Tuesday, Jan. 23rd What are your 2 favorite exercises? <BR> ******************* <BR> I love biking and swimming. Tue, 23 Jan 2018 10:03:06 EST Monday, Jan. 22nd If you've ever liked watching wrestling, who is or was your favorite wrestler? <BR> ***************** <BR> I used to love to watch Hulk Hogan. He was a hoot ! Mon, 22 Jan 2018 10:32:05 EST Sunday, Jan. 21st Do you believe in reincarnation? <BR> ************* <BR> I don't. Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:46:19 EST Sat., Jan. 20th Cell phone or land line? <BR> ********* <BR> For regular use, I have a landline phone. My cell phone is for emergency use or when I'm away from Bob and he needs to reach me. Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:48:49 EST 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 JANUARY Challeng e-CLOSED Instead of a 6 month challenge, I thought I'd set up a month to month challenge and each month be something different. I hope you'll join me in the monthly challenges. <BR> So the January challenge will be: <BR> *** Keep Your Sodium Under 2000 grams Daily**** <BR> ****************************************<BR>*********** <BR> 1st: 1970 <BR> 2nd:1840 <BR> 3rd: 1292 <BR> 4th: 1242 <BR> 5th: 910 <BR> 6th: 3,567 (soup lunch) <BR> 7th: 3201 ( soup dinner) <BR> 8th: <BR> 9th: <BR> 10th: <BR> 11th... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 09:37:26 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. 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