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Thanksgiving from the turkeys point of view

Sunday, November 02, 2014

I have been thinking if I were a turkey, what would I feel like?
Well my friend don't get scared but it is Thanksgiving month again.


What did I tell you the other day when you were laughing at me and the new look my owners gave me. I said " Don't laugh its your turn next." Now who's laughitng?

You have to hide me.
Helpppppppp!


I have an idea. If we can put other foods in the mind of those people thingys maybe they will leave you alone.


Right make them think pumpkin pie.


Wait a minute....that's not good either.


To all you people thingys think ham, rabbit and potato stew, roasted veggies and maybe even some porky pig but turkeys is out this year. We are dry and old. turkey is out and ham is in.
See what a nice thing we are. I am wishing you all a great thanksgiving without turkey.

  
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BKNOCK 11/12/2014 4:43PM

    Cute!

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    Well the pigs are going to be complaining next. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COLOR-BLUE 11/3/2014 9:46PM

    Pam,

Too Cute!!!! Thanks!!!

Blessings!


- Nancy Jean -
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    Thanks for posting. Wishing you a Hapy Thanksgiving too! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1FLATLANDER 11/2/2014 2:06PM

  This put a smile on my face today!

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A new month, a new plan, time to count your blessings.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

I can't believe this is already November. The trees are changing into a beautiful array of colors.


My mind is on how fast Christmas will be here but how many of us really see how much we have in our lives and how many blessings?

Hubby is coming home and we will be able to spend the days and holidays together this year, We had a new great granddaughter in March. We have family around us . So many people have no one and I pray they find someone to share life with.

I have started eatng on either a saucer or a single serve baking dish. If I do the dish, I can have two each meal. If the saucer only what it will hold in one layer. I a losing weight this way and learning to control my portions and it does fill me up. You really need a plan because going willy nilly is not working, at least for me.

I have to get back to exercise. I was doing really good with that until the kidney stones and being sick. Getting those blasted Thursday and hope they will take the stint out then too.
It is a little uncomfortable and causes pressure.

Now I hope this month will bring you closer to family, peace in your life, love in your heart and a new sense of happiness. Blessings to you all. Pam

Be thankful and see all your blessings.

  
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FACETOTHEVEIL 11/2/2014 4:35PM

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You are amazing at working around obstacles. Love that you're learning portion control. Exercise will come when you are healthy enough. Let your body put all it's energy into that so you can be back to prowling as soon as possible.



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A_RARE_BEAN 11/2/2014 3:40PM

    Wonderful news that your husband is coming him and you will be able to spend the holidays together. Good that you have found a way that is working for you portion size is so important.

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LKWQUILTER 11/2/2014 3:01PM

    So glad you are doing good Pam and really glad your dh will be home for the holidays. I was so afraid that you would not be together this year. Just emoticon and emoticon . I am like you using the small plates. It does help with portion control.

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Sparkland, follow the yellow brick road and find your brain, heart and courage to go on.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I feel like I have been asleep for years instead of days. I am still hurting but maybe part of that is my fault. I need to exercise starting Wednesday again. The land of spark has videos, I can follow.

I have to journey along with my spark friends and keep to the plan I formulated. I have been eating smaller portions. I have been eating in those little baking dishes. I eat one with veggies and one with fruit for most meals ...sometimes just one for a meal and one later. I have lost another 2 pounds so it is working.
When I get groceries:
1. fish with onions, lemon juice with a baking dish of veggies,3 hushpuppies
2. A pita pocket with veggies, tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and a little drop of vinegar
3. a veggie plate with cornbread on a saucer
4. fruit for snack
5. oatmeal with blueberries and walnuts
these are a few ideas for a menu.


where is my fairygodmother when I need her. I want to lose faster. Please wave that wand and let me go to the land of spark to see the wizard.

If only I had a brain...I would listen to my body and eat the things I need to. Oh wait ..I am eating better.
Maybe the wizard of spark land gave me the tips and tools I needed. Why didn't I keep using them all along instead of searching for the yellow brick road to a fast fix?

The wizard of spark is called spark guy and he has such a big heart to supply us with a land that is free and all the help we need.

I think we just need to muster up the courage to fight the junk food witch and her flying monkey treats.

Look out! There she is and she is loaded with candy and sugary cakes. Help wizard of spark land!

Thank goodness sparkland sent me a friend to help me up and lend a supportive hand.

So if you are struggling down a dark path, reread the articles and use the great tools on spark.

Click those ruby slippers and come back to sparkland. It is the next best thing to home for losing weight and getting healthy. But you can't just lay there , you have to do the work and eat right.

  
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FORZACHANDMATT 10/29/2014 9:29PM

    LOVE THIS!!!

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STAV44 10/29/2014 8:42AM

    Love the Wizard of Oz. I have watched this movie at least once a year since I was a little girl. Now my grandkids are hooked on it, It is always better when watched with a child.
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LADYDL 10/29/2014 8:10AM

    Keep up the good work! You can do it :)

Drink your H2O, rest, movement and feel better soon!

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/28/2014 8:27PM

    thanks Lita

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L*I*T*A* 10/28/2014 8:16PM

    love Oz too...........
take care prayers you will get some relief soon......

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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/28/2014 8:03PM

    thanks bean. I love the wizard of oz too.

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A_RARE_BEAN 10/28/2014 5:33PM

    This blog made me smile, love the wizard of oz. You are losing weight and that is great keep it up, small losses all add up! I hope your pain eases up soon.

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An unexpected gift that brought joy to my heart and a knowing that Jesus and God are with me.

Monday, October 27, 2014

I was feeling pretty down today. I am still hurting and really tired but most of all, I felt so alone. I know God is with me but I still find in my heart that I am asking why? I know it is not for us to understand his plan. I know this! But sometimes when we get tired of being sick. It seems like it goes from one thing to another. I know it is my fault. I ate the wrong things and gained weight and was overweight all my life. It is me who is to blame. God gave us free will.

I had a friend who's house burned down and she said, why? She said" I go to church."
It is to easy to blame God for our troubles when we bring them on ourselves. I feel like my connection is not strong enough yet to feel that undying trust. I want that! I do believe in God with all my heart and I know Jesus died for our sins...but I feel unworthy of so much love. I sometimes think about what a sacrifice he made and I want to cry that I don't feel like I am being what he wants. I know there is more he put me on this earth for but I don't know what that is. I want to help people so bad.

Today, I heard something hit the door and found a package on my porch. A beautiful prayer shawl was in the package. A friend from sp sent it to me. I am not putting her name because I don't know if she wants me too. She said it was a gift from God and I wrapped it around me and felt warm. This note was included.

" Come to me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soul. It was signed, Jesus. " I have loved you with an everlasting love."

It was like she was an angel and God led her to send me this as a sign.
I ask God to bless her and keep her safe because her heart is surely big and her soul blessed.

Even though there are times we feel alone on this journey he is with us.

His hand is always there for us to find strength.

So if you are feeling alone and ready to give up, stretch out your hand and receive him in your heart. I need to listen more deeply to his guidance.
Dear God,
Please bless those who seek your guidance. Take their hand an let them know that you are there always. Help us all find peace and feel your everlasting love. Let all that feel alone feel your love and presence. Send guardian angels to protect and bless them. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

  
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L*I*T*A* 10/28/2014 10:04AM

    whan a beautiful gift of love!!

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GOANNA2 10/28/2014 7:59AM

    Pam, that was a wonderful gift from a spark friend.
Just remember that you are never alone even though
at times it seems like nothing is going our way. hang
in there and keep praying. Hope you feel better soon.
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HAWTGRANNY2014 10/27/2014 10:59PM

    I do feel blessed and really hurting again tonight. Took a pain pill and been wrapped in the warmth for awhile. I am not now because I needed something to focus on besides the pain.

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COLOR-BLUE 10/27/2014 10:49PM

    Pam,

What a wonderful gift, you've been given! Do you realize that this is a tangible gift that a SP member gave to you and then Jesus spoke from the prayer shawl! It just brings to mind the woman with the issue of blood and all she did was touch the hem of His garment! Wrap yourself up in the shawl and rest!

Pam, you are TRULY BLESSED!!

Blessings!


- Nancy Jean -
GA

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SHEENADEE 10/27/2014 6:43PM

    That is such a wonderful gift! And I know that has to make you feel good to know that someone thought so much of you to take the time (and talent) to make the shawl for you.

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SHARON2014 10/27/2014 6:06PM

    Remember Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who went into the fiery furnace because they would not bow down to the king's idol? They told the king that they would not bow down and that their God would save them. Then they said, "But if not, we will still not bow down." God delivered them, but He doesn't always deliver us from pain and hurt. These young men loved and worshipped God unconditionally - not for what he did or did not do, but because of Who He Is. Jesus said that we would have trouble in this world...He certainly did!. emoticon

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BLOOIZEANGEL 10/27/2014 5:52PM

    That is beautiful!

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AUNTALICE2 10/27/2014 2:58PM

    I belong to the prayer shawl ministry in our church and this gift is wonderful! You are prayed for while making the shawl. May God bless you my friend!! emoticon

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LADYDL 10/27/2014 1:50PM

    Amen!

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The little kidney stones that could. Relief at last. plan for victory

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Not feeling as good today as yesterday but my kidney stones are like the little engine that could. They are chugging right out and still going. How many can be in there? As many as want to I guess.

Can you say more fiber? You already know about the constipation issues and my impacted bowel. Boy I bet you just love the subjects of this blog. My body and mind have been saying eat fruit and veggetables and I had been except for the 25 days in the hosptials with hubby. I ate what they gave me but I still didn't eat enough though. My mind tells me to eat just that but not listening very good, I guess. I am going to eat fruit and vegetables but also get back to no meat but fish as soon as I get groceries next week. If I end up in the hospital again for that it will not be for lack of trying.
according to articles I read, you need more fiber and lots of water to push it out. The water I drink most of the time. The last week in and out of hospitals and bed, I guess I needed even more.

Ok so sometimes I crave junk food. What am I crazy or is it those luring commercials on tv and the smell that it evokes? Is having a sandwich of this meat worth the horrible pains in my stomach from being constipated? Meat is a cause of constipation, so is dairy, etc...and all the other things I had gone back to eating. Where in the world is my mind? Is it on vacation in some tropical island while I sit and eat too much?

I was so afraid I would have to go back to the hospital again so I took a laxative and I am back on stool softeners....had them for 3 days... and lots of water and hot tea ( decaf...caffeine can also cause constipation) and finally today, after sitting an hour: I went! What a relief I felt.

I felt like I was facing a tiger on a limited space and kept backing up until that moment that I won the battle!
I am the victor.

I am taking a bite out of that bad food and watching what goes into my mouth. Thing is sometimes I eat without thinking until it is already in there. Oh no you don't junk food. I am on to you!

My mind is back from vacation. My body is trying to co-operate and I am forming a plan.

1. Only eat when I am hungry
2. more fruit and vegetables
3. lots of water
4. get more movement after I have the stint out and am ready for it. Don't overdo at first. Give my body time to adjust.
5.
Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Going to be very hard for me.

Get relief.

Thanks for reading my blog. I appreciate you all. Big hugs. Pam

  
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FIT4MEIN2013 10/27/2014 10:15AM

    Hang in there, Pam.

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A_RARE_BEAN 10/27/2014 8:52AM

    Oh do I hear you on problems with the pipes, I battle it most days and yes fruits and vegetables really are the best way to keep them moving. Sometimes I use aloe Vera juice and as am at my grandmas I have sersi tea daily. You can do it!

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GOANNA2 10/27/2014 2:47AM

    Glad to hear you will plan what you will be eating now.
I am lucky that i don't have constipation problems. I find
that when i eat 2 brazil nuts every morning around breakfast
time and i am off to empty out... emoticon
I hope your hubby is feeling a little better now. is he in the
rehab centre now? I hope they are looking after him there. emoticon
I want to say boo right back at you. Thanks for the Goodie!

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COLOR-BLUE 10/26/2014 11:31PM

    Pam,

I understand about the constipation, as when I was in the hospital I had a bowel obstruction and in was so bad in was all the way up under my breasts. They took me off the rehab ward and put me in the regular hospital for SURGERY! I flat out said "NO" and so I began a regime of mineral oil. 2 TBS. every night and after 5 days man it broke loose and made a really BIG mess all over the hospital room and through into the bathroom an al over me. It took the nurse 4 hours to clean everything, including me, up! I have IBS so I'm from one extreme to the other and the middle ground doesn't exist for me. My heart goes out to you!

Girl, you seem to have it all in order, as to the game plan you'll be following, and that's FANTASTIC!!! Stick to it girl, and all is well!

Blessings!

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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AUNTALICE2 10/26/2014 10:24PM

    I understand your problems with constipation. Since i have had my gastric sleeve - i am taking two stool softeners every day. And i still have problems. I hope it straightens out for you - i know it makes you miserable. Great planning on your goal list! emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 10/26/2014 4:14PM

    Great plan to keep yourself feeling better inside and out emoticon

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