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Good evening team sisters!

Grace - Gravol is medication for nausea. It is sold only in drugstore. There is the non-drowsy and drowsy. I don`t know if it is sold in the United States though. It is like a little miracle pill. Since my daughter was often car sick, I made it a point of always having some on hand.

We did not clean the pantry after all. Val asked if I minded and of course I said no. I did want her to rest up for tomorrow. She spent the afternoon in her room cleaning instead. She took out a Lot of stuff to go into the recycling bin.

This evening she applied for financial assistance. She did this on line. She said they will look her application and let her know. Now it`s let`s hurry up and wait. I sure hope she gets it. One of the question asked was if she was residing with her mother and father. That one was easy.

Tonight she prepared her school bag in the living room. I stayed to watch and to keep her company. I now feel like I felt when my children were getting ready for their first day of school. I was feeling a bit teary all day thinking about tomorrow. I have laundry to do so it should help to keep my mind occupied.

While we were talking, Val actually asked if I could cook a roast of beef for supper tomorrow. I was surprised because she seldom asks for something specific to eat. She also asked if we can have potatoes. I said yes right away. I think I will also have corn as a side.

You should see my living room. We could not take anything out today. We had a thunder storm this afternoon. Rain was coming down in sheets. If it`s nice tomorrow, I am going to start taking some of the stuff out. I would like to re-claim said room.

I`ll let you know tomorrow how things went today.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight. emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and keep us safe! emoticon emoticon

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8/28/16 10:34 P

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Good evening team:

I read all the posts, hello to everyone.

I am just checking in. Everyone sleep well.

Allie


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8/28/16 10:19 P

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Happy Sunday! emoticon

We actually made it out of the house at 8 am this morning and drove the 18 miles to our church's main campus for 9am services. If we take interstates we can get there in 25 minutes.
I ended reading and talking to my oldest sister.

On giving up gardening... Our vegetable garden is big. We use to grow several rows of okra, six to eight tomato plants, green, red peppers, green beans, zucchini, etc. We have a big tiller we would use in the spring that I am too small to handle. Of course it would have to be watered and hoed for weeds. Grass and weeds have totally taken it over and I was pulling up giant weeds when I started feeling light headed. My plans was to pull the weeds and then he next morning mow with the push mower. The garden has a wire fence around it to keep out wild animals. I just can't do this kind of gardening by myself.

I think we are going to take down some of the fence so we can get the riding lawn mower in there. That would lighten the load.

Grace- I have been thinking of growing cherry tomatoes in pots. I love the smell of tomato plants and fresh cherry tomatoes are so good!!

Slimmer- loved the photos! It made me feel like I was there. That place was really open! A high wind could have caused a disaster with your art work!

Bonnie- I could handle the flower gardens around the house. It is the big vegetable garden that I can't do without my DH. *That is great about the city's free mulch! Our city has something like that, but we have never taken advantage of it since we would have to drive quite a ways for it.

Grace- Be careful with doing too much! *I do hope the Synvisc shots will help you put off knee replacements for as long as you want, but donít wait too long. I was climbing the steps into the church this morning and remembering when it was painful to do that. Now, I dance up them. Last yearís agony was worth it this year!

Shirley- I still think you should have something on the challenge to reflect the extra steps you take when you are doing a lot of shopping. For example: if on a average day at home you walk 5,000 steps, but walk 7,000 on a shopping day, then you would show the 2,000 extra steps.

Debbie- I think prayer walking is so spiritual! If I ever get back to walking, I want to do that.


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8/28/16 9:33 P

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Good evening team! Our weather was perfect today. I have a flower bed thatís about 20íx8í and the astilbe had taken it over and swallowed up the hostas and daylilies so Iíve been working on cleaning it out. I was trying to use electric hedge trimmers, yesterday and it didnít take me more than 15 minutes to accidentally cut the electric cord.
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I did a lot of raking yesterday, so my shoulder throbbed last night. I did more raking today. So far, itís OK.

ELLEN, Iíve been thinking about what you said about giving up gardening. I have a suggestion for you. If I were you, Iíd start considering container gardening. You can spend the winter thinking about it and checking out books and magazines on the subject, planning where youíd put the containers and what youíd plant. You shouldn't have to give up something you enjoy so much.

BONNIE, What a pleasant way to spend the day. Good for you for listening to your body and taking a day off from spreading mulch.

DEBBIE, Thank you for updating us on your birthday. Iím sure Shirley will see in and add it to her list. Iím pretty sure youíre the youngest active team member.
Iím glad that your ďdownĒ went away so quickly. Maybe it was hormonal?

Wow, PEGGY! That was some job you had moving that pool cover. You should be able to count it in your Fitness Minutes somehow. (smile)

CECILE, What is "Gravol"? It's sounds like magic! I'm glad it cured your nausea. That's a horrible feeling to have to deal with.

MILLER, I find that sitting makes me stiff and sore as well. I do way too much of it when I'm on the computer. Today was the first day my knee didn't hurt, especially after sitting a while. I had the last Synvisc shot on 8/11 and I was beginning to think it didn't work because the knee continued to hurt. Maybe I "turned the corner" today. We'll see.

ALLIE, Were you wearing sandals when you hurt your toe? I'd love to wear them but I'm always afraid of stubbing my toes. Plus, I have 1 toe nail that's been deformed since i lost it after a 10 miles road race.

Well, Iím fading fast so Iíll say goodnight. emoticon

Grace


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Good Evening Team,
Not much going on today. I sat out in the back yard for a couple hours reading a book and ďmightĒ have dozed off a couple times!! The sun was hot but I was in the shade and there was a light breeze blowing by frequently.

The city has a big ďmulch mountainĒ that anyone in the city is free to take from. DH & I went down there a couple days ago and got 5 bags of it. Iíve spread about one-third of it and wanted to do more today but I just didnít have the energy for it. Plus my back was hurting. Maybe tomorrow!!

@Shirley - Since you told us about your dog, 2 friends of mine have also lost their dogs this week. Susan, across the street, had a border collie cross named Betty. DH used to call her Elizabeth which made Susan laugh. Betty was old, 14, and died this week. Another friend had a St. Bernard that died this week. She was 10 and Shiela, who has had several St. Bernards, said she never had one that lived past 9. Hannah was a sweetie. So much love and so many memories.

@Ellen - I donít know how big your garden is but couldnít you just start out with a small garden and then see how much you can take care of? I hate to hear people give up what they love without trying to make a compromise. I know you donít want to faint again but maybe you just need to work out in the garden a shorter amount of time and see what you can handle. Work out in the morning when it is cooler. Just a thought.

@Slimmer - So glad you were awarded so many ribbons. That makes all the driving and work worth it. Iím glad you are getting your art projects out there for others to see and admire.

I hope everyone had a great week-end.
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Gracie, my birthday is April 5th.

Peggy, that's so sweet of you! I've been looking too. I guess get rid of my cats!!! Lol!! Finally talked to that spirit place . They said they didn't rent.

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Happy Sunday

Miller, thank you for reminding me about digging the trench. I count vacuuming since I have cleaning people and only vacuum when I deem necessary.

Yesterday we carried the pool cover from the far side of the backyard, over the pool down the side yard, out the gate to the driveway. Then we removed the protective cover from the pool cover, unrolled the pool cover across the driveway and then unhooked the cover from the very large spindle that is it rolls around when not in use. Folded it up and put it in the recycle bin since it has been losing little blue parts. It is like very heavy duty bubble wrap.

Debbie, I have been looking for places that take cats.

Slimmer, congrats on all the ribbons.

Today is my brother's 76 birthday and my DGD Jenna 12 birthday. I had better sign off and give them both a call.

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DEBBIE, What day in April is your birthday? Shirley will add you to the birthday/anniversary list if you wish!

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Happy Sunday!

Miller, I woke up feeling a little down yesterday and by afternoon, I was back to myself. I'm doing well. I think a let down from the fun of the fair and all the walking. Thank you for your well wishes. Miller, your a year older then me. I turned 61 in April.

Shirley, I do prayer walking sometimes. I've done that for years. Reading the scriptures and praying always helps get a better perspective. I didn't get out for a walk. It was sprinkling on and off. Yes, I thought it was the let down from the fair. After having a quiet time and reflecting I'm sure that's what it was. I'm back to myself today. Also, my daughter wasn't married. She broke up with her boyfriend. He wasn't good for her. He has done this before. In fact 3x before. I hope she's done with him.

Next few days it's going to be hot and humid. In the 80's for temps and humidity high. I'll be doing indoor exercise and visiting the Gym.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

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Hola... Sunny and probably hot out...

I spent some hours taking photos with the blue ribbon winners. The other 7 I am waiting maybe they can win a higher ribbons in another show and I will take that photo after. I am trying to save double work.

I updated my Christina Packard Digication pages mostly on the Awards page and then the Art Exhibit 2 page with the Rabun Fair info etc. That takes a lot of work but once done it is always there for reference.

I am putting on pictures of the Rabun Fair.. it is not put on by the county just individuals that try to help the kids get scholarships and also have booths that look like a fair is being put on.

Ellen.... it was not one cow that smelled.... half that building was cows they were being shown and the smell was ..thick solid cow ... and even the booth my stuff was in smell horribly of pee... then all the straw and sawdust... it was horrible.. it was like there was no clean oxygen there... aughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh uck...

Yes Gail and Sandy went with me and it was a help to get 4 bulky bags etc of items to the car.

Rabun was a great place to get ribbons, but it sure was not a place I will talk up with any ..artists..!!! ...and what they don't know won't hurt them and I don't think too many will look at all the pictures I do put on my Digication which is my art resume... so it is ok. Notice on the art exhibit tables.. all is my stuff except the big frame with photos in it!

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Miller - if you consider vacuuming additional exercise then you should count it for the Challenge. I have cleaning people to clean my house every two weeks. If I had to vacuum in between I don't know if I'd count that or not, but that's just me. I trust your opinion about what to count and what not to.

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Shirley, I think I misspoke - you are correct that android phones are smart phones. I just looked up the definition of a smart phone and it turns out my phone is a smart phone. That's always confused me before, so I'm glad this came up. I guess I thought it was "basic" because it isn't fancy and isn't up to the level of an Iphone. Also, I think that Iphones can get special apps that my phone can't get. I don't really know much about cellphones. I only started texting a couple of years ago and am still not very proficient.

Thanks for explaining about the additional exercise for the Challenge. For the SparkPeople Fitness Tracker I usually count walks I take and SparkPeople videos I do, but I also count vacuuming my house because I don't do it every day and it's so hard and I get out of breath and break into a sweat (and SparkPeople lists "Heavy Cleaning or House Cleaning" as cardio exercise). Still, for the purposes of the Challenge here, I won't count it because it might be considered a routine household chore. I will keep in mind that the Challenge is to encourage us to get additional exercise from what we normally would.

Thanks again.

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PS - Regarding ages of the new members - I turned 62 in July. Debbie joined about the same time I did and I think she's younger than I am.




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Happy Sunday Everyone -

Debbie - you posted about the same time as I did yesterday. * I'm so sorry to hear of your daughter's failed marriage, but know you are enjoying having her with you for awhile. Our son had to move back home a couple of times before he bought a house and settled down. * I think you did very well at the fair. I used to enjoy such, but can no longer handle all that walking. I miss going to our wonderful zoo and the botanical gardens. Oh well... I have the memories. * Do you think your sad feeling could be caused by a "come-down" from your fun outing at the fair? Like you I find prayer to put things in perspective. If the weather is such, try praying while you walk. I used to do that often when I walked the school track. I didn't have to worry about uneven pavement, rocks or where I was stepping, dogs or someone grabbing me, which made the combination work well for me.

Miller - exercise for the Challenge is "additional" exercise. By "additional" it means if you do something routinely as part of your everyday living it isn't additional exercise, like me walking back and forth through my house and amassing steps on my Fitbit that isn't additional exercise, but if I were to deliberately walk from one end of my house to the other for no other purpose but exercise that would be additional exercise. I don't count all the walking I do when I go shopping since that is just part of what I do normally, but if I walked all over a fair as Debbie did, I might count that. I've found people who do the team challenges to be fair about what they report. And yes, I would say Peggy's digging up her irrigation system definitely would be additional exercise. If I could bring myself to weed I would count that, as it would be hard for me and definitely additional exercise, but for someone else weeding and puttering in their gardens isn't something extra but a routine chore like housework. But I'd never argue they are both exercise. The point of the exercise on the challenge is to encourage us to move more and do more. I know this is a bit confusing, but I'm confident that you can do this. One more example, on your beach vacation if you or you and your family take a walk on the beach, that's additional exercise, but if you walk along the beach to visit your neighbor, I wouldn't count that. I hope you and your daughter get your walk in today. And yes, walking helps arthritic legs and if also helps depression. * I thought that the Androids were smart phones, just as the iPhone is a smart phone. I didn't think they made just a basic cell phone. Thanks for letting me know this.

Cecile - Val is smart to be careful when on a ladder. Even for the young and agile it is so easy to misstep on those things. * I'm glad the medicine helped your nausea. I hate when I feel that way. * Thankfully I don't have to do laundry tomorrow. I hope your day goes well.

Allie - I know you are happy to have your grandson's and their mother back home. Glad too to hear that your toe is feeling better. * As for the iPhone, I still don't use or know many of the things it will do. It is my guess you could teach me a thing or two about it - smile.

Ellen - I know you will miss your grandson. Our family is scattered too. I think this is true now days for many families. You did indeed have a sad day yesterday with your friend/Bible study classmate dying plus having to say goodbye to your grandson. Like you, I've had far too many friends to die from cancer. * I saw on the news yesterday about the flooding in Kansas City. I hope it didn't effect you. * During my lifetime I've had really big gardens, but I know I can no longer take care of them. Even the small beds I started when I moved here I'm no longer able to take care of. When we get to this point in life we mustn't give up of course, but accept what we can no longer do and move on. As you've seen, if we push too hard we can get into trouble.

Slimmer - I'm glad you did so well with your ribbons. You had to work hard for those ribbons, and I'm not talking about painting the pictures, but exhibiting them. You used the pronoun "we," I'm gathering that your friend must have traveled with you. That was a lot of driving and hauling, so I'm glad you had company and hopefully some help too. * As far as I know, if you aren't the youngest of our posting membership you are among the youngest. We had someone join not too long ago that was just turning 60, but whether they have remained on the team or not I don't know, as I can't remember who it was now, We have a membership of 575 people, and you see how few post or are active. I know some blog, some have quit, but didn't bother to or know how to exit a team, others will post on the Team Wall, but no real interaction with the team.

Peggy - that's the pits about the meds Tom is having to take. I do hope he will feel better soon. I had bad morning sickness (which was really all day long) with my son - I wouldn't throw up, but felt nauseated all the time. The doctor told me to eat soda crackers and to drink milkshakes. I didn't drink the milkshakes, but I found the soda crackers to help. Perhaps this would help Tom. * I heard on the news that your area had got a lot of rain. 85 with no humidity must be delightful.

Have a good day everyone -

Shirley

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Hello everyone.


Grace, thank you for the prayers for my daughter. Thanks, also, for giving us an update on Jay. Iím glad the surgery went well and I'm happy that Yvonneís children are with her.


Slimmer, congratulations on winning so many ribbons! That must be a good feeling!


Debbie, Iím glad you enjoyed the fair - you certainly got in a lot of steps!! I hope things go well with your daughter moving back home. And I hope you wake up tomorrow feeling happy and refreshed!


Shirley, thank you for explaining the difference between the Challenge thread and the Weight Loss Talk thread. After you mentioned it, I remembered that I had seen both threads when I first joined the team. Iím looking forward to starting the Challenge. *Regarding sunflowers, my middle sister, Rosemary, grew some this year and she is getting so much enjoyment from them. I always think sunflowers look quite impressive - theyíre so tall and bright and strong.


Peggy, I read that you said you had done no accountable exercise this month, but I was thinking that you had done some digging this month. Would that count? I guess I need to figure out what types of exercises count for the Challenge and which donít. *I hope Tom begins to feel better soon.


Ellen, Iím so sorry youíve had such a sad day. It must be so hard to say goodbye to your grandson - I can only imagine. Iím very sorry to hear about the Bible study friend who died from cancer - itís always so heartbreaking when someone loses their battle with cancer. *As far as the young man selling books, he sounds very rude - and kind of scary. Some years back, we had a salesman get very upset and angry with us when we said we couldnít buy what he was selling. He wouldnít take no for an answer and my husband, who is gentle and kind to everyone, finally told him we would call the police if he didnít leave. I donít imagine a person with such poor people skills will sell many books. *I wonder if next year, you could hire someone to dig the garden and then you could do the planting, watering and harvesting yourself. I hate to think you will have to abandon your garden plans altogether. Was it to be a vegetable garden or a large flower garden? In any case, it might not cost too much to have someone do the digging/plowing, etc. Itís just a thought.


Allie, Iím glad your toe is feeling better and you were able to swim. I imagine learning about your Iphone is challenging, but also satisfying. I hear such great things about Iphones. We have android phones by Virgin Mobile - theyíre very basic. You would think my daughter would want an Iphone, but she uses her cell phone even less than I use mine, which is very unusual for a 25 yr. old, I think.


Cecile, I'm sorry you were feeling so nauseous today and I'm glad the medicine helped. If you have to go up and down stairs to do the laundry, please be careful.



I did chores today - the laundry and bathrooms. I didnít walk much today and have done way too much sitting. I can tell because itís hard for me to get up out of my chair - I'm so stiff and the pressure of standing up hurts. The arthritis in my knees is much less painful when I walk every day. DD says sheíll walk with me tomorrow. She can out-pace me easily, so Iíll tell her to go on ahead and I'll walk at my own speed.

I hope everyone has a good night and a peaceful day tomorrow.

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Good evening team sisters.

Not much to talk about tonight. Val is off tomorrow and plans on cleaning the pantry.

I do believe she is afraid of heights. She acts funny every time she needs to use the step ladder. I will be helping and will try to make things easier for her.

I have been feeling nauseous all day. I called Val at work, something I hate to do. It was to ask her to pick up some ginger ale after work. She asked if I could take Gravol. I had completely forgotten we had some in the medicine cabinet. I took two doses and now feel more human. However I am feeling tomorrow, I will be helping.

This week is laundry. I plan on sorting the clothes in the afternoon. I have started to soak the whites in bleach. It works better this way!

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon emoticon

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Ellen: I hope things get better for you.

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Good evening team:

Peggy: I am glad you were able to make the print larger. I am going to try that, thanks Grace.

Miller: My DIL and grandsons are home now. I am sure the cats were happy to see them.

Grace: My doctor mentioned acidophilus. I am going to try it.

Ellen: My toe is feeling better. I am wearing my sneakers and that is giving me more support. I was wearing sandals because they were easier to slip on and off.

Debbie: I hope your mood improves. emoticon

Shirley: I love sunflowers to. I know the birds seem to love them.

I am more mobile today then yesterday. I got a good swim in and that helped. I am gradually learning more about my iphone. It has been a challenge but fun.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend and you all sleep well.

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This has been a sad day. First we drove 90 miles to say goodbye to our grandson who is moving to Texas. Our little family is down to my son and us. Then a teenager came by trying to sell children's books for a soccer trip. The books were $61 and we told him we couldn't help. He got angry and was rude. After dinner I checked emails and a Bible Study friend died today from cancer. This is the third member we have lost to cancer in five years. Now I just feel down.

Peggy- that was a lot of rain for your area! We had three inches last night but further east in the city they had six inches with flooding in cars and buildings.

Shirley- I planted big sunflowers one year and my DH said he saw birds hanging on them eating the seeds. One of the biggest disappointment of my retirement is that I had looked forward to raising a big garden but my DH doesn't care anymore about it and when I tried on my own, I fainted.

Cherie- hopefully a good nights of sleep will help your sad feeling.

Slimmer- goodness! That was crazy about the exhibit but you made out like a bandit! Also crazy how you reacted to the cow smile.

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Hola, HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT Today!

I am back... 7 hrs to go pick up art from Rabun.

First I stopped in Clarksville to the art gallery of the lady I spot to months ago.. she had a nice store but the location Is not getting her what she would like.

Then on to Rabun.. I was afraid we would get charged so we got there at 1:15 and hmmm not much better looking than it was when I saw it with nothing in the building. They let me take my items 1 hr later.

Good thing I entered... because they had about 6 dresses some quilts and a few hand made sewing items.. and 1 poster of photos.. My stuff covered two tables.. so they would not have had a showing.. the lady said if I had not brought my stuff.

I got 3 Blue 5 Second 3 Third and 2 with no ribbons... no money just .. really really nice ribbons with a metal name and real frilly ribbons... So I didn't do bad.

Then downtown to a few stores and the cafť was closed. Then we found a Zaxby's.. good thing we were about to drop from the heat and I needed fluids bad!

That was it.. in the fair building the smell of Cows etc was so bad I got sooooooooo dizzy I nearly fell to the ground.. I had to hold on to a table and took a good many minutes to walk a few feet to sit on hay.. way tooooooooooo many smells I can't stand for me... it was bad.. I still smell the cows now!.. I have to shower and wash my hair!!!!!!!!!!!

Shirley... but at 67 I am not the youngest on here ...any more :(

I do try to pace myself but usually only after I know I am fading fast... I feel like I could go go go.. but no no noooooooooo

Nap time
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Happy Saturday

There is only one other antibiotic that Tom can take and it has the same side effects. He has to take the med with 8 ounces of water and food but still upsets him.

Yvonne, glad to hear Jay came through very well.

Thanks for the CTRL+. I can now see what I am writing.

We got 3 1/2 inches of rain!! emoticon The temp is 85, no humidity and a nice breeze.

I have not done any accountable exercise this month. Have to get better at it.

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Good Morning Everyone -

I must share one of life's little pleasures. As I think I've mentioned our new neighbors of about a year, the wife is quite the gardener. She has plants and blooming plants everywhere. I notice in one garden at the back of their lot vines growing on supports. I wasn't sure about the foliage, but it looked as though she might be growing squash. Well as it turns out it is Sunflowers. They were open yesterday and so beautiful. I love that flower but have never grown them. I must tell her how much her efforts have brightened one neighbor's day every time I look out my back.

Ellen - thank you. I think one of the reasons my husband pushed so for a puppy is that we knew Ivy's days were numbered. * Thank you for your input on arms becoming less toned as we age. You do very well, whether you think so or not. I wish I did as well as you. * Yesterday's weather turned out nice, but then we had a rather heavy shower late afternoon.

Slimmer - I know you are among the youngest on the team with more energy than two people, but please pace yourself. You are no longer a young chick, and we can hurt ourselves before we know it if we aren't careful. I do hope the pain in your shoulder/back goes away quickly. It sound like you had a very productive day. * I'm not fond of driving , and I wouldn't like to spend 5 hours on the road picking up art work. There is good reason I didn't get into showing when I was young. * What I was saying, that we are all effected by sugar highs and plummets. Not all carbs do this, but sugar definitely will do this as well as too many starches. I'm not discounting what your are saying as I have some knowledge or hyper and hypoglycemic conditions. But what I'm saying, it is these sugar highs and plummets can cause us all to have cravings and binges even if we are in good health. It's just how our bodies metabolizes sugar and starches. * Good Grief - 5 donuts plus a Coke that's a Lot of sugar at one time!

Grace - thank you so much for sharing the Facebook post from Yvonne. I found myself thinking about Jay first thing this morning. I'm glad they have their children with them, and more importantly he came through the surgery okay. * We've had some hot afternoons, but if this awful humidity will ever break it won't be too bad. It is low 70s in the mornings, but the humidity is awful.. As for your walks, I found if I waited to walk until the sun was up, even if the sun was a problem, it tended to burn off some of the humidity and it wasn't so bad. * Good Grief! If I'd done all you did yesterday - I'll stop right there - there is no way I could have done all of that. Good for you! * Murphy - it has become obvious that he realizes Ivy isn't here any longer. Yesterday, he just couldn't find enough to do to entertain himself. When Ivy was with us although she could no longer play he'd bug her and make her get up and bark. As annoying as I'm sure he was to her, it entertained him, and it made her get up and move a little. * Your sleep isn't good either, but if you can get 5 hours uninterrupted sleep that's good - not perfect but good. I hate when I wake up and can't get back to sleep. If something is aching bad enough I will get up and take 1 or 2 Advil, and that will usually calm things down eventually and I will go back to sleep for an hour or two before I have to get up again and go to the bathroom. * What you have said about toning the upper arm is my understanding too. I can't remember when exactly it happened, but it seemed my arms were normal size one day and the next I'd sprouted "wings." Yes, I know it didn't happen that fast, but it seemed that way. * I'm glad you stepped in with the texting from your daughter to her stepmother. That could have really caused some hurt feelings, and the stepmother wouldn't have had a clue why. For two days I've had a number of calls that were wrong numbers.

Miller - I too hope you will find the Challenge helpful. Just so you know - the Challenge Thread isn't for discussions or chatting. We just post our weekly progress there. Where we chat about exercising, weight loss, etc. is the Weight Loss Talk, Etc. thread. That's where Cherie has been posting. Drop by sometime, we'd love to see you posting there. * It sounds like you and your daughter had a very good day yesterday. This is so good to hear - especially that she is feeling better.

Peggy - Antibiotics - did you read the sheet that comes with that med. It should tell you about side effects and what you should or should not do. If they are still making him sick, I'd run this past his doctor tomorrow. I used to have to take a massive dose of antibiotics before any dental work because of mitral valve prolapse. The dentist told me to take it with yogurt to ward of a yeast infection. I've never had them to make me sick. However... I was given an antibiotic for a UTI about 6 months ago, and the sheet told me not to take it with yogurt, which I would have done had I not read the sheet. I'd never been given this particular antibiotic before, and after reading the sheet, don't want it again - for one thing it is not recommended for people with arthritis. There are all kinds of antibiotics, so perhaps they could give Tom one that doesn't cause nausea. I'm not going to delete all I've said here since it could be of value to someone else, but I missed the part of your post where you said you'd already asked the doctor about this. At any rate I hope he is feeling better soon. * I don't have a problem reading this screen, but my Earthlink (email inbox) screen I am. Miller's suggestion is a good one. I use it all the time. To reduce the size print you use Control and the minus sign. I still haven't gotten to the eye doctor plus haven't had new glasses in a few years now. I so must get that done.

Wishing everyone a happy day and a most enjoyable weekend.

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Good Morning!

It's been awhile since I've been able to post.

Our daughter moved back home this month. After a break up. It's good having her here. Yet I was so use to my empty nest. She may be finding a place in October. I will miss her of course when you moves out again. Nice to have her here.

We went to our State Fair on Thursday. Had a wonderful time. We did lots and lots of walking. I got in 25,000 or more steps in that day. My feet were tired and hurting by the end of day. Was glad to go home. I did well on the food. I had my favorite nacho's. I had a chicken and rice bowl. Which was like a salad. No dressing. And I had a strawberry smoothie. Did really well I think.

I continue to look for a snow bird place. We are planning on getting out of Minnesota this winter. I want to be in a warmer climate with no snow!

Woke up feeling kinda sad this morning. Not really sure why. Plan on praying and journaling to see why I'm feeling this way. I usually don't get sad or feeling down.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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So glad that Jay is doing well so far! I was concerned.

On flabby arms. Despite my weight exercise, mine are not as firm as when I was younger and did not even lift weights. Of course, the past 7 weeks of lifting only 1-3 pound weights has not helped. I have a long road back.

It is pouring down rain here tonight. The news is reporting flash flooding all over the city. So far we are ok.

Allie- I hope your toe gets better quickly.

Peggy- my DH reacted badly to one antibiotics also. I'm sure the doctor can find another one.

Shirley- puppies, Kirsten's and babies - oh, they can make us feel so happy. I am glad you already had Murphy.

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Hola.... a rain storm just went through... was hot today.

Good to hear Jay is doing well...!

Today I worked at the Quinlan for 5 hours!!!!!!!!!!

I worked with a high school home school Intern and she was a good worker! I pretty much directed her and just started off inches by inches of moving and sweeping and then turned the corner and just worked inch by inch. Boxes stacked over most all the floor and as high as 6 feet. I think we worked miracles!

We tossed out 3 huge bags of smaller items and boxes of magazines and then boxes and boxes of empty boxes. We did a lot of organizing and putting like items together. Two different times I had the lady over this room look at all we had on the table to say keep or toss it and she actually did that for me!!!!!! I do think she wanted to keep way too much from years past and hope I don't see it back in that room! I also painted White.. about 20 painting boards that instead of tossing they will paint on top of. The room is shaping up really good and the lady over it even kept on working on more items after the other girl left and I left an hour later.

I am not really in pain, but my back between my shoulder blades is taking my breath away it is so ache... I may have to break down and take a Tylenol... and I am inside just so completely spent and not bouncing back at all. I feel like I could go on, but my body sure doesn't want to.

Not looking forward to the 5 plus hours I will have to drive around picking my art up from Rabun County. The other 2 ladies said sure lets go early because they just want to Stop at whatever they see and do photos of things to paint and they want to eat out etc... I am more in the mood go there and come home.

Shirley... you are right about carbs go high and quickly crash after... when people really crash that is more like one is Hyperglycmic.... going to low sugar.. and they say when people are this way.. usually they turn into Diabetics... I think I used to be this way ..I got hit hard by the sugar and even after eating say a brownie.. I would slur my words. If ones system is working right and as I call it not broken... A friend tested me after I had eaten like 5 donuts and maybe a coke and other bad stuff.. and my sugar was 85 which is way normal.. I was not broken at that point....so I was one that no matter how much they eat.. their sugar count will not go very high and will go back to normal within 1-2 hours. But, those that are not processing the carbs right any more.. can go high and then crash... and a Diabetic will go high and the difference is ...it may take them a long time to get back to where they were in the morning. That is why I am kind of excited that I went high and then pretty quickly went down.. that is acting like my carbs are being handled better by my system.

Interesting the talk of our fat arms... No I don't think surgery is a good thing... could be dangerous and is expensive. BUT.. oh my arms are so much flapping. I must have easily 6 inches from where it should end and probably 2 inches thick. I never did have small arms but they were solid and I don't think this wide... but I was pretty big at 288 lbs. ..212 this AM

Sleeping... I have been sleeping really good for like almost 8 hrs. I have a 3 hour Bladder. So usually I have to get up one time... but lately right back to sleep! The high sugar helped but now it is down and I am still doing good.

I only have a second here and there of being dizzy... So it starts around the 18th of the month and gone by the 24th... Hmmm could be a harmone thing.. if I have any of that left? I still am wondering about the Coke, Water, Ice Cream ... it has to be one of those.. or it is the smell... at times I smell... when I run the A/C a lot... it is like smelly pond water... nobody that has been up there has ever wanted to put the bleach in the pan and flush it. I used to do that back in FL.. I think it would make a difference. I just put on the heat to dry out the house again.. and wherever that watery smell is coming from.. thank heaven it is not like a critter smell.. I'm think I did have a family of critters each year... and now they are gone.

on to the next adventure!
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UPDATE on Yvonne's DH Jay, who had colon surgery Below is her Facebook post:

""Jay sailed through the surgery just fine. We're waiting for the report from the pathologist to see if anything else needs to be done. Our son just came in from California, and of course Alyson has been steady support throughout. So grateful for our many praying friends.""


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Good evening team! Weíve been having a very steamy day. It was already too muggy for me to go for my walk when I woke up at 7:00, so I spent the day sorting and shredding a box of ďpaperworkĒ that was in the back corner of my closet.
Yesterday I went carpet shopping, PT, Walmart, gym and grocery shopping at the commissary. It was a full day for me.

CHERIE, Welcome to Gen Chat! Itís a lot busier than the Weight Loss thread, with a lot more posters and a wide variety of subjects. It can be overwhelming.

PEGGY, Maybe acidophilus will help with Tomís stomach problems. The anti-biotic is killing off the ďgoodĒ bacteria in his stomach, as well as the bad. The acidophilus helps restore the balance. You can buy acidophilus pills or buy yogurt that has the active cultures in it.

SHIRLEY, How is Murphy adjusting to Ivyís passing? Itís so hard when thereís no way for Murphy to understand what happened to her.
I understand about your sleep problem. My ďsleepĒ pattern is that Iím having a hard time staying awake in my recliner. I struggle to stay awake until 9:30 or 10:00. Then I go to bed and sleep for about an hour and then I wake up and canít get back to sleep, tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable. All my joints are conspiring against me every night. I usually fall back to sleep around 2:00ish and sleep until about 7:00. Of course included in the night are 2 -3 bathroom trips.
About whether exercise can ďcureĒ flabby arms. You can fill up the flab, slightly, with muscle and get the hanging flesh to hug the bone more through exercise but the tricep muscle is extremely hard to keep toned.
And if you lose a lot of weight, you canít get rid of the flab without surgery. In the ďold daysĒ (last year!) my arms looked pretty good. That was when I was doing 40 reps, 3xs a week of tricep and bicep exercises. Thatís 120 reps a week! When I backed down to 30 reps 2xs a week, I lost almost all my muscle tone.

ELLEN, I donít think I could stand having my grandkids around for very long and I think the feeling is mutual. The relationship that Cecile has with Val is wonderful but extremely rare (in my opinion)
About the cost of prescriptions, as was pointed out with the Epipen CEO, Heather Bresch, and that other little crude ball, Martin Shkreli who was price gouging an HIV drug, last year, itís corporate greed as well as advertising costs. As long as we have drug company lobbyist lining the pockets of politicians it wonít change. The regulating laws wonít be made and the politicians will look the other way, while all this is going on. Other countries donít have lobbyist which is why their meds are cheaper.
About your GS not answering his sisterís calls Ė I had a similar situation in our family, this week. My DD texted her step mother 4 times to ask them to go to her house on Labor Day and the step mother never replied. So I texted the stepmother and asked if she was getting any of the texts and she said she wasnít and was glad I let her know about my DD trying to reach her. I think my DD was texting a wrong number. The reason my kids donít communicate with their father is because he never returns their calls, so they deal with their step mother instead.


ALLIE, Iím so glad you straightened out the people at the senior center. You most likely, helped the next ďnewbieĒ at the center feel much more welcomed. As I said before, I donít think the seniors were intentional snubbing you. They just werenít thinking, in their own little world. Itís good that you shook things up a little bit.

SLIMMER, I have the flabby arms right now, because of my shoulder flare-up, I havenít been able to do my upper body workout. And itís going to get worse because the therapist told me Iím definitely not to do any until Iím all done with PT. at the end of September. I have one PT exercise that I have to do in front of a mirror and I told the therapist it was least favorite because I donít like seeing my arms in this condition.

MILLER, That's wonderful news that your DD is finally feeling better. I will pray that this continues for her.

I hope everybody has a great weekend!

Grace


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Hello everyone.


Shirley, Iím looking forward to the September Challenge. I hope it will help keep me accountable - and light a fire under me, too!! *smile*


Cherie, Hi! I hope to see you on the Challenge discussion thread next month - it will be my first time doing the challenge.


Allie, I hope your toe gets well soon and I hope you donít have insomnia again. Itís great that the folks at the senior center have apologized and are making you feel welcome. Iím so glad you gave them a second chance!! Hope things continue to go well with the cat-sitting.


Cecile, I agree with Shirley - thereís no reason Val would be embarrassed to go out with you. It sounds like you both enjoy each otherís company very much!!


Slimmer, Oh - my arms!!! Theyíre so fat right now, but theyíre still like ďwings.Ē I remember when they were so slim and taut. But, like others have said, I donít want to undergo surgery just to fix loose skin. *Hope you can get some rest - you sound so busy!


Peggy, I hope the antibiotics will work their magic and that Tom will recover soon. Itís such a bad feeling when the cure seems worse than the disease. As I said in my earlier post, Iím sure the antibiotics are very strong, as Iíve read that MRSA seems resistant to common ordinary antibiotics.

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It was a good day and Iím grateful for it. After DDís appointment, we did some shopping. Thatís been a very rare thing for us until recently. Sheís definitely feeling better and Iím so glad. *We got earrings for my daughter and I found some cotton ďtopsĒ (shirts/blouses) at Kohlís that were on sale from $4.50 up to $7.50. I bought four (and would have bought more if they'd had more in my size) as Iíve been wearing the same things for so long that Iím tired of looking at them. *smile*

I hope everyone has a peaceful, happy weekend. emoticon

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Peggy, if you haven't already, try typing the Ctrl and plus key + at the same time. Ctrl+ should make the print appear larger.

Sorry the meds are making Tom so sick. I imagine they are very strong ones. Maybe some ginger ale and saltine crackers, or something like that, might settle his stomach down.

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Happy Friday

The meds Tom is on for MRSA are making him sick to his stomach so we have not moved the pool cover. It is over twenty feet long and has a 26 foot cover rolled around it. 14 days of the antibiotic cost less than $2.00.

This morning I went to the memoirs group at the library and we have 4 new women join. Then off to get my allergy shots and to see if Tom could change his meds. The doctor said that a different medicine would have the same side effects.

Slimmer, the town just north of me is having an art fair and I am thinking of entering. Just can't decide what.

For some reason the print on this computer is soooooooooooooooooo small I can hardly read what I am typing.

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Good afternoon team:

Shirley: My dils' cats are quite old. I baby them and don't want to upset their routine. One of them meows a lot and gets on my nerves so they need to stay home

I have to stay off my feet and I am finding it quite a challenge. I am getting pretty good at taping my toes and that really helps with the pain.

I hope everyone has a good day and a good weekend.

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Good Morning Everyone -

Slimmer - thank you. It was the vet that made the comment about pets needing good homes. He'd been our vet for a while and had put down two of our dogs before the last one. I took what he said as a compliment since he'd seen first hand how we care for our animals. What confused you was that my husband wanted another dog right away, and I just wasn't sure I was up to it. We bought our first Shih Tzu, Holly, a week later, and I don't regret it for a moment. And yes, if you are wondering about her name this was a couple weeks before Christmas. * You know much more than I do about diabetes, but I do know a little about eating too much sugar. One of the perils of too much sugar or other high carb foods like starches is that it causes our insulin to spike and then drop as quickly, causing us to want more sugar. A good balance of protein, carbs, and healthy fat (avoiding sugar, starches and saturated fat) is the best for all of us whether we have diabetes or not, but especially if we are trying to control diabetes. * As for flabby arms and I guess legs too, that comes with old age. I have a friend that is tiny, but her upper arms although small are not firm. Ellen, Allie, and Grace - especially Ellen, would be able to tell us if doing upper body and arm exercises eliminates this or not. * As I understand it removing flabby skin from all over the body keeps plastic surgeons in busy. As for my flabby arms I wear longer sleeves. Yes, I'd love to have my small, firm arms that I had most of my life, but I'm just not vain enough to want to endure a painful surgery to have them again.

Allie - stubbed toes do so hurt. I actually broke the little toe on one foot and had to go to an emergency clinic and see an orthopedist once. * Have you ever thought about bringing your DIL's cats to your house when you need to sit them? I would think it would be easier for you, and that the cats would love it. * It is so good to hear how things have turned around at the Senior Center, as you really seem to enjoy going there. Yes, it is hard when older to make new friends. For many of us we stop being involved with church or other groups and stay to ourselves more. So unless we are out meeting new people it stands to reason we can't make new friends, doesn't it? - smile * With a history of cancer in your family, you are a very smart woman (if I haven't told you this before - smile) to get regular mammograms.

Cecile - why on earth would Val feel embarrassed about going out with you? I sometimes wish I heard of her doing more with people her own age, but when I was her age I wouldn't have had a problem going out with my mother or grandmother at all, and believe me my grandmother was much older than me, than you are to Val. And not only that, it sounds like you are fun to be with, and that's why both your granddaughters want to be with you. * Val is absolutely correct. You speak of using a walker from time to time, and if so you definitely don't want to even think about climbing on a step stool, ladder or anything else. And yes, I agree you've got such a bond with both your granddaughters that they will have such good stories to tell and memories to hold of you.

Ellen - you have no energy?!! Boy you could have fooled me. With all that you do, you must have not only lots of energy, but drive/motivation too. They say we never see ourselves as others see us, and this is certainly true when it comes to you and your energy level. I often wish I had your energy level. * Oh My... you don't want to get me started again on the cost of prescription drugs. This thing about those Epi Pens makes me furious every time I hear about it. And yes, all the advertising, wining and dining by drug salesmen plus small gifts not to mention return to stockholders all drive the price of meds up. One time when leaving my daughters I asked if she happened to have some tissues that I was out. She gave me a purse size pack, and with a grimace she said your prescription drug money at work - meaning of course that drug salesmen had supplied her with them. I just hope the main stream media has made as big a deal over this Epi Pen thing as Fox has. * I'm looking forward to seeing your new hair style. I tried wearing mine that way or similar for awhile, and then went back to it being cut short. * My husband tried to find a French Bulldog through rescue services, but couldn't. So we bought Murphy from a breeder in southern Missouri - somewhere around Springfield - the breeder met us half way to deliver him. If you are serious about having a dog Shih Tzus, Schnuzers and Poodles are good dogs for people with allergies. My DIL's father is very allergic, but they've owned both Poodles and Schnauzers. His wife has talked about going to parties where the host had cats or dogs, and they had to leave shortly after arriving because he had such a bad allergic reaction. And yes, he has medication, but sometimes it doesn't work.

Cherie - how nice to see you posting here. I don't want to lose you on Weight Loss Talk, Etc., but it is nice to have you posting here too. * Thank you so much. Anyone who has ever lost a pet knows the pain it causes.

Peggy - you've already seen my rant about prescription drug companies price gouging, and especially this Epi Pen thing. To put it lightly, it makes me furious. I was on Celebrex for years, and finally took myself off of it. Another over priced drug, but nothing to compare with this Epi Pen thing. * How is Tom doing? Please be careful moving that big pool cover.

Miller - thank you. Yes, Murphy does take some of the sting out of Ivy's death. He is so full of energy and just loves everyone - smile. * It is so good to hear that you've made your beach vacation a reality. Wish I could join you. * As for sleep - that is a problem for me too. It's been many years since I've slept through the night. By 9 pm I'm ready for bed, but am up anywhere from 5:30 - 6:30. I hope you sleep better tonight.

Grace - I finally got down to the post that everyone was talking about for Val's services - smile. I not only wish that were true for Val but Cecile's Guy too - Smile. If Val decides interior decorating isn't for her we know she will have another profession to fall back on - smile. Actually two since she seems to have made quite a good reputation for herself where she works now. And I agree with you, Val is exceptional to pitch in and clean as she does. Of course she has an exceptional grandmother too.

Wishing everyone a very good day -

Shirley

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Cecile- I'm glad you let Val read Grace's comment. It was clever.

Allie- you going back to the Senior Center had a big lesson in it. You allowed others a second chance. You expressed your hurt in a calm way and then went back so they could make it good. My grandson is not answering his sister's calls or texts because he says she never calls unless she wants something. She called me asking if I knew why he was snubbing. I decided not to get in the middle of it and suggested she drive to his house and say she was sorry for anything she might have done. My grandson should call her and tell her, not me.

Slimmer- it would have to be really bad before I would have surgery for cosmetic reasons. Being put to sleep is always a little scary. Fortunately if I stay away from mirrors I don't see myself.

Just a morning response while I was thinking about the posts.

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Hola... looks sunny out.. the air feels cool coming in the window right now but I saw it will be 91 in Gainesville where the Quinlan is where I will be cleaning this morning.

I don't want to work all day.. just get some hours in... got to get back to reading! I also have to figure out what to take to the next 2 Fairs.

Ellen... yes.. terrible.. I asked about rain.. she said the end two spaces could get rain but I guess they don't use those.. and they have plastic to put over items. There were no pictures of this fair when I went to find one on line. It was a real eye opener to just see these 2 single huge... covered areas on this mountain top.. the view is something. Well, this is North GA and they say the whole county has 16,000 people and only half live here year round. I don't think I will be doing this again here, but I get to count a new County and I hope earn some ribbons for my Awards Page.

Allie... I am having fun.. but I am getting worn out.. all the hours of driving are getting to me and it is like I can't rest up enough.

I told you all how after eating that Checkers Meal.. that my sugar went up to 409.. well I can't believe it has dropped fast 240 points already... It is not good to pike.. that is go up and down like that.. better to be consistently around a number and the low numbers of course are better. But I see something new that has been happening when I do go up.. I come down fast and that is really good.. means my system ..is.. handling the carbs with my own insulin ..almost fast enough.. like something ..is.. working again.

Most people never get off the meds to see what ..is actually happening in themselves. Plus, usually it takes months and months to come back down after sugars have been high. I've always had pretty good luck with them going back in normal range after a few weeks.. but then I just find too much good food to keep it down.

Kids that are Type 1 diabetics... even though they take meds.. they over eat the carbs and I read that many use it as a way to diet and take off weight... if they eat more carbs and get their sugar up over 300 plus and keep it there... the body will get what it needs from itself ..and it actually ..eats the fat...

I noticed right before I was labeled that my fat solid legs I always had.. I kept telling the doctor it is like I am being eaten from the inside out... I was getting thinner. Actually my legs are thinner now than they were in high school. My skin on my legs and arms are very flabby and I used to be very round and filled out hard.. I know some is probably lost from being older, but I think more is caused from my body eating up so much of that hard fat... wish it would work harder on my stomach.

I see on TV so many people that used to be say 300 pounds once they get to 200 they give them skin surgery... well I used to almost be 300 and I am almost 200 and I bet a Dr would say that a lot of my skin could be taken off.... but that ain't going to happen and I don't look as bad as some people do.. I bet if I really got down to 150.. it would look as bad as those on TV.

time to go clean :)
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Hello again:

Insomnia again. I don't think it helped that I took a nap. I stubbed my toe today and it isn't looking to good. I am going to tape it and put gauze between the toes and see if that helps. Just had to vent.

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Good evening team:

Cecile: Val sounds so special.

Slimmer: I love all the exciting things you are doing. You go girl.

Miller: It sounds like you have a really nice vacation planned. I hope you get better sleep.

Peggy: Saying howdy.

I have been house sitting for my ex-DIL. She has two cats and they have kept me hopping. It has been a long time since I have taken care of them and I had to get used to them all over again. I love animals and they were good company so it wasn't too much trouble.

I got a good workout in today. I went to the senior center today and had a great time. Everyone was so welcoming and a couple of them apologized for the way they had treated me. I feel like I made some new friends today. As I get older it is harder to make new friends.

I hope everyone has a good evening and you all sleep well.

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Good evening team sisters.

Grace - I had Val read your comment about the catalog ordering. She got a good chuckle. I also had her read the other comments from the team members. She told me how nice you people are!

The thing I admire most about Val is the fact that she is not embarrassed about going out with me.

She cleaned out the cupboard under the vanity in the upstairs bathroom this afternoon. When I looked, I found that she did a beautiful job. As always! When garbage comes around next week, there is going to be a lot of bags.

Not much else to talk about tonight. Maybe tomorrow.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon emoticon

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Cherie- a little hoping from one topic to another is always fun. Feel free to par tipster when you can. emoticon

Grace- I got a chuckle about ordering Val catalog. There may a business opportunity of being a for hire grandchild, free room and board in exchange for helping when your not working.

Allie- I sleep well, just have no energy.

Slimmer- somehow an open building sounds like a horrible idea for an art show. What it rains during the night ? Are they going to cover everything up?

Miller- I read your post and now I'm yawning!

Peggy- don't get me started on the cost of prescription drugs!! If they would stop advertising, they might have lower costs. I understand in some countries that is not allowed. We are talking about people's lives!!!

Shirley- thanks for the reminder about the challenge.
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Hi all!

a lot of you don't know me here. I've been on Weight loss talk. Its just kinda hard to be on both.

You are a sweet heart Shirley, So sorry about your little dog. I have been there. Take care...Glad the vet helped you out.

Have a nice evening! We are hot here!

Cherie

I was on a medication, with a side affect of weight gain. Doc said I can stop taking it. I,ve cleaned up my eating, am walking, I did this before, I can do this again!
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PEGGY, Did you see my FB post on the Epipen CEO who's father is (or was) a governor
( forgot what state) and a senator?

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Happy Thursday (Laundry Day)

Grace, I really like your Val Catalog. I can hardly wait until I get my issue so that I can order Pantry Val and drawer Val. :)

EpiPen is going up 500% and my DGS Alex doesn't have health insurance. He is highly allergic to bees and needs his pen. Ridiculous!!!

Allie, glad you slept better.

Miller, enjoy the beach.

Shirley, I will try to post better on the Challenge.

Tom is on 2 antibiotics. One is oral and the other is a cream (my part).

Today we are moving the pool cover from the backyard to the driveway in the front to cut it up and throw it out. The thing weighs a TON!

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emoticon ATTENTION ALL "NEW MONTH - NEW ME!" CHALLENGERS and WOULD BE CHALLENGERS -

We are into the last week of another Challenge - AUGUST 2016 Challenge. This Challenge will end on Wednesday, August 31st. The SEPTEMBER Challenge will begin on Thursday, September 1st, and will end on Friday, September 30th! If you know you will be joining the September Challenge, or if you've been a Challenge member and don't plan to return in September I'd appreciate knowing that too as soon as you can. Please post this on the "New Month-New Me!" Challenge thread.

I have a request, and I'd really appreciate your cooperation with this - if you decide to quit the Challenge for any reason - illness, vacation, a new member who has decided this isn't the team for them, or any other reason, please, Please send me a Spark Mail (if you don't wish others to know you've dropped out), or you can simply post it on the "New Month-New Me!" Challenge thread if you choose, that you wish to drop out of the Challenge for the current month. When people don't check-in each week/Monday I go checking to make sure that I haven't missed you, and this can go on for days until I'm sure.

If you've never done a Challenge - the Guidelines are on our team home page (Please Do Not Post There as it is for information only), but briefly - you will need to give me your weight as of September 1st. Keep up with your exercise minutes beginning September 1st, and then on Monday, September 5th -report in on the "New Month-New Me!" Challenge thread and give me your minutes for those days. Then each Monday thereafter you will give me your exercise minutes for the previous week, just as you did this time. You might wish to say how you did weight-wise to keep yourself accountable, but I won't need your exact weight again until the last day of the Challenge Friday, September 30th.

As always I wish for us all a healthy and happy September, and may we find ourselves fitter and lighter when the month ends.

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Hello everyone.


Ellen, Iím happy to hear that you were able to do the weeding. Iím sure you enjoyed gardening again. So glad your sister is enjoying her time with family in Charlotte.


Shirley, Iím so glad you and your husband have Murphy (I really like that name), as Iím sure he keeps your spirits up. Still thinking of you and wishing you comfort.


Peggy, your DDís experience with MRSA sounds like a scary ordeal. Iím glad the extensive treatment worked for her and I hope Tom gets well soon.


Allie, Iím glad your pain medicine worked and you were able to get some sleep. I also hope your mammogram results are good.


Cecile, itís great that Valís first day back at work went so well. She seems to have such a wonderful attitude about everything. Congrats on getting the cupboards done.


Slimmer, it sounds like youíre going to be super-busy for the next few weeks with all your activities - take some time to rest in between!



I didnít sleep well last night and woke up early. I keep yawning. Iíve been waking too early for over a week now - I wish I knew how to fix it. *I made a reservation for myself and my DH and daughter to go to the beach for a few days in September. Iím looking forward to it. Weíll be staying in Pine Knoll Shores, which is between Atlantic Beach and Emerald Isle off the NC coast. Weíll be close enough to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse to take a ferry day trip to see it. I wonít be able to climb up all those stairs to get to the top, but my DD can and maybe my husband, too. They say the park around it is very nice so Iím sure weíll all enjoy ourselves.


Hope everyone has a good day.

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Hola... looks like it will be sunny, but fall is in the air. I already have one tree in the yard turning colors and dropping leaves.

Somewhere I have lost a day or days of posts... nothing being sent for me to look at.

Shirley... so sorry to hear about Ivy.. I totally missed that post. So glad you now have your new little pup!... your husband is right there are so many animals that need a good home.

Peggy... sorry to hear about Tom and I hope the Doctor is telling you all you need to know. The closest I ever got to the germ was when a prisoner told the judge he had it.. and here we had all of his paper work touching everything. They get it in jail a lot.

I'd only suggest that yes since you have been touching that you just take the time to clean Everything ... both of you touch... just over and over until his ear clears up. I don't know how long it lives on surfaces, but you could have a time exposing yourselves over and over... and having it just out there even if it does not kick in... and my favorite.. just Google all you can and see how others deal with this. Hope Tom is better real soon!

Allie... hope all goes well with your test and that you are feeling better!

Cecile... so Proud of you for all the decluttering and cleaning you are doing.. Keep It Goin'!

Went yesterday to Rabun County and dropped off my 13 art items.. and Oh My.. the fair is just held in a Covered huge metal shelter.. no sides!!!!!!!!!! The items will just be under this shelter and they have a locked gate and a guard at night... Glad it is only there until Sat. afternoon. The land and view is beautiful... but aughhhh I wish it was all in an inclosed building.

I went into the town of Clayton GA.. and downtown looked at a couple of stores.. both said they would like to see my work.. One fellow buys items outright.. which I think is so much better than leaving items hopeing for them to sell... Someday...

The drive was like 1.5 hrs away... I was pooped when I got home...Very pooped!

I did stop at Checkers and got some food... and if not diabetic.. it was a Great Deal..! For $3.21 you get a choice of 3 sandwiches a large drink, fries, and an apple pie... That is a lot of food! and it was all very good. I have not eaten at Checkers for like 7 years... it was wonderful in taste and good food but ohhhhhhhhhh it was also worth like 200 points up in my sugar... poo... just not fair

Today... still working with pharmacy to get my test strips straightened out... what a pain!

Then I think I will go to the Quinlan and clean.

I see these next 2 weeks are going to be soooooooo busy. I have my eye appointment and 2 fairs to deliver to next week... plus trying to do the internship... and I am very tired right now.

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CECILE, I wish Val was in a catalog and that we could place an "order" to have her delivered to my house. I'd like the "cleaning out cupboards Val", the "grocery shopping Val" and the "gardening Val" that comes with the weed pulling attachment. I understand that if I order within the next 10 minutes I can get the "Great company Val" for free!
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But, seriously, it must be so nice to have her around the house to help out the way she
does and be such wonderful company. When many grandkids run or look the other way when their grandparents need help(unless you pay them), she's always right there to lend a hand.

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Good morning team sisters.

I just finished a nice two hour conversation with Val. We spoke of everything on earth it seems. Of course grandpa was part of the conversation.

She went back to work with a good frame of mind today. Yesterday, I thought she would find it very hard but she took it in stride. That`s Val for you. Another store`s manager was there today. Val said she talked to her for about 15 minutes and she got very good vibes from her. She knows she will get along very well with her. The arrangement is only temporary until they find a permanent manager for Val`s store. She had a very positive attitude when she came home.

Today I came up with another cupboard to clean out. It`s the one under the vanity. I had told Val that I might do the pantry but she said no way. She`s afraid I`ll fall off the step ladder. Who am I to argue? Although she does the majority of the work I do help. It`s fun working together. It reminds me of when I was single and helping mom around the house. That is why I am sure I am helping Val develop good memories.

Good night, sweet dreams and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon emoticon

P.S. Let us have a special prayer for the people of Italy.

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Good evening team:

I have read all of your posts and respond privately to a few of them.

I had to take some pain medicine last night and I got some much needed sleep.

I had my mammogram done this morning. They have a walk in clinic at the local hospital. There is breast cancer in my family so I try to keep up to date on my mammograms.

I hope everyone has a good evening.

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Good afternoon team! I had a busy morning with physical therapy early and then Toastmasters meeting over the lunch hour. I returned off the two novels that I zoomed through at the library. Libraries are wonderful!! I still like hard back books although I could read ebooks through them.

I have been letting my hair grow out into a short bob over the summer. When I get it the way I like, I will take a photo and post it and see if you like me in a bob vs. short hair.

Cecile- I have had our kitchen pantry on my list of things to clean out since spring! I am determined to do it before year-end. I am like Shirley- I need a Val.

Miller- my sister had a good flight to Charlotte and now is texting beautiful photos of her granddaughter. I can tell she is having a wonderful time with her DD and son-in-law. My DS works so hard taking care of her house and garden as well as weeding in my motherís flower beds that she desires a wonderful break to relax and she enjoy being the guest.

Marlene- you are so right- a lot of sadness of this team right now.

Shirley- my step-son and his wife who live in New Jersey both love animals and they got their dog from a rescue place. They just love him. I think your vet makes a good point of so many animals needing homes that it is a good thing to do. Iím sure Murphy (love that name!) is thrilled to have such a good home. My DH is allergic to animals so it would not good for us to have one. We are content with our wildlife.

Peggy- I donít think I understood at first what was wrong with Tom. MRSA sounds very scary! I so hope he does not end up in the hospital. Iím glad you are having your drip line replace at no cost! That is wonderful!* I literally just sit down on the sidewalk and the side of the hill to weed my flower beds. I canít bend my knees but now that long.

Ellen

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Happy Wednesday

Today we are having our drip line to 2 trees dug up and replaced for no charge. They also have to tear apart my little garden.

My middle DD Michele had MRSA about 13 years ago and she was in the hospital for a week and then on an IV for 3 months at home. MRSA attacked her organs. At that time she was a teacher's assistant at a grammar school. Now she is a social worker.

Ellen, glad you are able to do some weeding again. I can't get down low enough to weed so I am going to start yoga classes next month.

Yvonne, I will keep Jay in my prayers.

Peggy

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Good Morning Everyone -

I want to thank all of you more than you will ever know for your kind words, Goodies, and private messages to me. I've shared them all with my husband. Ivy was a special little pup, but aren't they all. When we got her I could literally hold her in the palm of my hand, and I don't have large hands. We know we did the right thing, and the vet assured us that she was ready to go. We've been through this7 times, and it hurts as much now as it did the first time. We have our pets for such a short time. After the death of our Springer, I told my husband and the vet no more, that I just couldn't go through losing another one. The vet's words changed my mind, when he said there are so many animals out there in need of a good home, I hope you will reconsider, and with that my husband and I went out and bought our first Shih Tzu, Holly, and we got Ivy two years later. As for Murphy, I think he is a bit confused. I told my husband that in his brief 8 months of life, he's been taken away from his first home, his mother and his siblings and playmates, and now Ivy is gone.

Marlene - thank you for all you said in your post, and thank you for your prayers.

Cecile - I definitely need to hire you and Val to clean my cupboards, and especially the ledge on top of it with all kinds of pots and other decorative things up there.

Ellen - we got quite a bit of rain yesterday, and it was delightfully cool. It's already to 79 this morning, and oh is it ever muggy out. * I'm glad to hear that you were able to get some yard work done without problems. * The Muslim faith is quite complicated, with all the break off groups, not to mention the fundamentalist and terrorist groups that claim to do the awful things they do in the name of their God. I'm sure many who haven't grown up in the Christian faith could find our belief systems confusing too. As a Christian I find some of the distorted thinking of some who claim to be Christian and knowledgeable of the Bible strange too. * Can't see why walking outside would be more beneficial than on a treadmill other than the fresh air. That being said, I much prefer to walk outside than on a treadmill. One thing crosses my mind - if you walk a treadmill holding onto the bars instead of your arms moving by your side, I can see that making a big difference.

Peggy - I had to look up what MRSA is. Yes, I've heard of it before but haven't known what it is. I'm so sorry to hear this. I do so hope you've avoided getting it, and I do hope it doesn't effect that graft, and they can get rid of it quickly. * I am so very sorry to hear about Christina. She will remain in my prayers, as will you and Tom. Please keep us posted on how both she and Tom are doing, and don't forget about taking care of yourself too.

Miller - I hope your day is going well, and thank you again for your thoughtfulness.

Bonnie - yes, having Murphy has helped a Great deal. When my husband kept talking about a French Bulldog I really kept that thought at bay. But we both knew Ivy was to the end of her lifetime, although she was doing pretty well at the time. I don't regret giving into him. It is pretty hard to feel too down with an 8 month old puppy in the house - smile. * That is awful what happened to Barbara and the rental car company. A couple of hairs is no indication she had dogs in the car, such can be transferred by clothing. Murphy has short hair, but is a shedder. I'm sure we transfer dog hair all the time. One of my son's dogs was a shedder - big dog, thick coat - and I'd always come home with dog hair on me after a visit. A lawyer would cost more than the $125., but if I could find one that would take the case on a contingent basis, I think I'd fight it. What you've told us just isn't right. * Kids going back to school in August - around here it seems like the kids are out of school more than they are in for one reason or the other. When I was going to school, we had a week off at Christmas, a week off at Easter, and from the first of June until September was summer break and that was it. * Thank you for the update on Ellicott City - like the people in Louisiana - I felt so sorry for those people. * I too hadn't heard about drugs effecting people over 65 differently. But since everything else seems to, I don't know why I should be surprise - smile.

Debbie - did you make it to the State Fair? If so, I hope you had a good time.

Allie - I hope you got rested up. Feeling too tired is a most uncomfortable feeling, and it is especially bad if you know you need sleep, and sleep won't come.

Slimmer - I don't think I've ever experienced fruity breath. But yes, I know enough about diabetes that it can be hard to manage whether taking insulin or not. * That book on Muslims sounds both interesting and scary.

Have a good day everyone -

Shirley

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8/23/16 11:34 P

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Oh my goodness this has been a sorrowful day for our team.

Shirley, I am so sorry about the loss of your little dog. I'm sure you both will miss her. It is never easy to lose a pet. They are a big part of our family.

Yvonne, I hope Jay's surgery goes well, and he has a smooth recovery.

Peggy, that is terrible that Tom has MRSA. As you already know that can be very serious. Take all precaution that you don't get it and I hope it doesn't spread on Tom. Your dear daughter is having a really bad time right now. I hope she soon will be on the road to recovery.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families at this
stressful time.

God bless you all.

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8/23/16 9:25 P

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Good evening team sisters.

There is so much sadness on the team tonight.

Shirley - I am so sorry to read about your little dog. I shall pray for the courage to get through this tough time!

Yvonne - Good luck to Jay! He shall be in my prayers.

Peggy - Your husband Tom and your daughter are in my prayers.

The cupboards are all done. We finished today. The pantry is not done because I wanted Val to relax this afternoon as she is back to work tomorrow. I know she will probably find it hard as she has been off for 12 days. Tonight she ordered our supper. She said it was my birthday meal and her end of holiday meal. I find it very thoughtful of her. But then, are we surprised?

Good night, sweet dreams, and sleep tight! emoticon emoticon emoticon

God bless and keep us safe. May His angels watch over us and protect us! emoticon emoticon

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8/23/16 4:33 P

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Peggy, I'm so sorry to hear about MRSA on Tom's skin graft. Can it be treated effectively or will this affect the graft's success? I hope you don't get it, too. I'm sure this is all so stressful. Hang in there!!

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I was out early this morning and in within two fifteen minutes of pulling grass I cleaned out my front and hillside flower beds. It is a good feeling to have that done. I took a break between the beds and drank a glass of Gatorade.

Then I did my physical therapy for both my shoulder and my knees so that is all done for the day. WE have a chance of rain but it appears to be sailing off to the east in Missouri. I seriously doubt if we receive anything.

Yvonne- I am so sorry to hear this news about Jay. I hope all goes well tomorrow and the results are positive. I know how scary this must be.

Shirley Ė I am so sorry to hear about you loss of your dog. We know most likely we will outlive our pets, but the pain is still there.

Slimmer- in the book I just finished, ďGrowing Up MoslemĒ the author mentioned the Black Muslins. I am like you, the more I read the less I feel like I know. I have thought for years that if you think you understand something, it is probably because you donít know enough about it.

Debbie- I think some walks would be good for both my DH and me. I have read that walking outside is better than on a treadmill. Of course, if it is really warm or cold, walking on treadmill is better than nothing.

Allie- I hope you feel better after some rest.

Cecile- I emailed my youngest sister yesterday and she responded this morning. I realized that I had not communicated with her in several weeks. That is not good.

Bonnie- are deer flies like horse flies? We sometimes get these big flies in the summer that bite bad! I think they are worse than mosquitoes.

Peggy- I am so sorry that your DD is having all these problems. I know part of you wishes you could be the one going through this instead of her. *I will be interested in the results of Tomís dye test. I think my DH had a test like that years ago with no clear cut results.

Ellen

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I am here to vent!!!!!

Tom's dermatologist just called and he has MRSA behind his ear where the surgical graft is. I have been touching it twice a day to put the cream on. It is spread by contact. I hope no one minds.

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Hello everyone.


Yvonne, I'm very sorry to hear about Jay's upcoming surgery. I hope all goes well and that the outcome is good.


Shirley, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious little Shih Tzu. I wish you and your husband comfort and peace.


Peggy, I hope your daughter's surgery goes well and that having it will ease her pain.



Hugs to all,

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@Shirley - So sorry to hear about your dog. I know how it is to have a pet put down and I feel your pain. Your new dog should be of comfort to you. You are in my thoughts today.

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Dear Team members Ė This team needs a little sunshine and much prayer today.

SHIRLEY, JAY and PEGGY - I think I speak for all of us when I say all of you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers today.

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Happy Tuesday

First thing this morning I got an email from my DD Christina. She is the one with breast cancer. Well in Sept. she is going to have a hysterectomy. She is in a lot of pain and cramping. She still isn't talking to her middle sister.

Tom has to have some dye run from his hip to his leg to see why he is have leg pain.

Shirley, so sorry to hear you had to put your dog down.

I have an app on my iPhone that tells me how many steps I take and how far I have walked. I just stick it in my back pocket and it does all the steps.

Cecile, happy belated birthday.

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Good Morning All -

I'm not going to respond to posts today. It is almost noon, and I still haven't had breakfast. We have just gotten home from the vet. We had to have our 13.5 year old Shih Tzu put down. We have been watching her slowly decline now for months - loss of sight and hearing (how much we aren't sure), dementia and other problems. After a conversation with her vet it was determined it was time. Yes, a very sad time.

Yvonne - I did see your post when I signed on. I am so sorry to hear the news of Jay, Know he, you and the family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Be sure to keep us posted as to how he is doing.

Wishing everyone a good day -

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