CAROLEE1945's Blogs

Brandy Calories
Friday, September 23, 2011      1 comments

Not bad!!! Only 65 per serving. Wonder what a serving is, though....... Read more
Stock Market
Friday, September 23, 2011      2 comments

I keep worrying about the stock market, because it is what pays for her caregiver, but she says, "Oh, the stocks go up, the stocks go down"... Read more
Friday, September 23, 2011      2 comments

Just had a shot of brandy with my 93 year old mother. She has one every day at 4pm. (see photo) She will be 94 in December and we spent time discussing the Wall Street Journal and her investments!!! Can you even believe it? Have to find ou... Read more
5% Challenge
Thursday, September 22, 2011      3 comments

I am going to start a Spark challenge to lose 5% of my weight. I have never done anything like this before, and I am not sure if the style of it will fit with my personality, but we will see. What I have noticed about Spark is that each individ... Read more
Spoilage has its benefits
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      4 comments

Figured out my calories before my traditional muesli breakfast. Had leftover half and half from party last week. Was going to treat myself and really looking forward to it. (can't waste it) Guess what? it was spoiled!!! So, I had to use milk, ... Read more
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments

It is so hard to have balance in life. I would like to have just one day with nothing to do, but every day something happens. Most of the things are good, but it is all just too much sometimes. I need a day of rest!!! Still, it is better tha... Read more
Not Well Affects Fitness
Saturday, September 17, 2011      3 comments

I am not real sick, but just not well today, and I do not have the energy to do my Spark exercises. I am just starting to get the hang of how to enter the data. It is more complicated than the food journal and takes time to learn, but I can se... Read more
8:30 am
Friday, September 16, 2011      7 comments

It is 8:30, and I don't dare start in on spark. Before i know it, it will be 10:30 and I have tons of stuff to do today!! Still, I am not skipping it today, just won't be able to do my point trolling!!! ha ha... Read more
Thursday, September 15, 2011      7 comments

I was out of town for a few days, and eating my old way, not recording the calories, wow, it felt weird. I am so glad to be back. I don't dare weigh myself though. I have become very fond of the Spark "trivia" questions. They are hard, a... Read more
In Jammies
Monday, September 12, 2011      6 comments

Wow, it is 9:15 and I am still in my jammies. I usually wake up really early, and even go on my walk by 7:30 am, but yesterday I had a big family party and the house is a mess. I have done these family parties my whole life, but now, I see the... Read more
Hunger fear?
Friday, September 09, 2011      4 comments

Get this: Last night I was eating dinner with a friend and afterwards we were going to a talk given by a bird photographer. I brought a healthy chile to share, and she made cornbread and salad. It was all very Spark friendly. But, because I w... Read more
Days off
Thursday, September 08, 2011      6 comments

Well, I basically took two days off Spark; one was planned, the other not planned. I did not record foods yesterday; it is important to get back in the habit today. So, my plan for today is to do the food journal carefully. On reflection... Read more
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      6 comments

Just discovered Because the computer format uses the same processes of Sparkpeople, it is fairly easy to use. I have been trying to track my money expenditures, which is very similar to tracking calorie expenditures!!! ... Read more
Taking a break
Tuesday, September 06, 2011      5 comments

I am taking a break from Spark today, but I still want to do the blog. I am going for a long walk with a friend at Crissy Field, a beautiful place on the bay, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, birds, clouds, and blue sea.... Read more
Bread Follies continued
Monday, September 05, 2011      2 comments

I looked at the weight of one slice. The Orowheat is 38 grams and the Trader Joe is 42 grams. How could a 4 gram difference compute to a 50 calorie difference? As far as effect goes, both have the same degree of filling power. And visually, ... Read more

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