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  • Aug 20 SGCC - and more!

    8/21/2017 12:58:15 AM, by ANDEEWI

    105 days ago I went in search of my FOCUS & zeroed in on Activity #1 of SparkPeople's Small Goals Commitment Challenge: Why I Want To Be Healthy & Fit. I discovered many reasons why I want this. In the last 3+ months I've added to that list. And I've already accomplished Activity #2: Healthy Foods, ... Read more

  • Saving Money By Using Beans Instead of Meat and Insurance Trouble Again

    8/20/2017 5:08:29 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I am revamping the menu this week. The tofu broccoli enchiladas will go into Tuesday since we made 20 of them. The recipe said to put 1/2 cup of mixture in tortilla but that is too much cause it falls out so we put 1/3 cup instead . After that we will have lentil burgers and lentil salad. and ... Read more

  • Well...

    8/19/2017 2:56:49 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My great niece Elizabeth is off of oxygen and breathing totally on her own! I'm so excited, I'm about to burst. I've been awake since 1:45 this morning (roomie had insomnia and refuses to use headphones for her TV). I may have to invest in a set of noise-cancelling headphones. They're not... Read more

  • Trouble with Mail and New class Coming Up

    8/18/2017 11:42:56 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I do not know what is wrong with the mail service lately but twice the company that has my IRA money tried to send me a check and both times it never got here. Someone must be dropping it somewhere. I could use a little extra money now. Too many things need fixing and I am low in cash flow. To... Read more

  • Stronger Today!

    8/18/2017 7:05:37 AM, by MSLOUIE3

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  • It's a Thursday thing

    8/17/2017 10:17:37 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday a state inspector came to talk to us about the ongoing problems this place has with the plumbing. Apropos of which, roomie told her, "I told the executive director I have to have another room. She's a sweetheart but she just has too much stuff." I hope they dismiss her as a crabapple, and ... Read more

  • Happy dance!

    8/16/2017 2:51:06 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I am so excited! My new great-niece now weighs over four pounds. Her oxygen is down to 21%, which is room air, so they should be able to discontinue the breathing support soon. I said from the git-go that she's a feisty little firecracker, and I couldn't be more proud without exploding. ... Read more

  • The silly season

    8/16/2017 9:46:53 AM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • Please pray for a nurse I know

    8/15/2017 9:25:48 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    I wouldn't normally ask for prayer for a nurse. But in this case I am. The nurse in question is grieving the loss of her mother and also getting married at the same time. I know this because someone else told me who is a nurse for a doctor who I see at Aurora in my area. Her name is Ashley Noasconi.... Read more

  • Low Sodium Food

    8/15/2017 5:48:34 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I know there were a couple of people on my BLC team that mentioned buying low sodium food or making everything from scratch. is I cannot afford it since my food money has been cut. I have to go with what I can manage each week. I will try to use lower sodium recipes when I can instead. `As it is nex... Read more

  • Update

    8/15/2017 3:13:19 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    They helped me sit up on the edge of the bed today. Harder than I thought, but it has been a year. They measured me to get the right size chair, which they currently don't have. It's a process, not an event. I'm pleased with it. Meantime, I get to enjoy the day-long Chopped marathon. (If my crush on... Read more

  • Favoritism on the Senior Van and Kmart

    8/15/2017 2:53:41 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I think the van driver and the transportation coordinator are playing favorites now. When I talked to the van driver about this guy Josh who was on again and what happened on the bus; he said that the coordinator said it was okay for him to drop him off at home . This time we were in the minivan an... Read more

  • Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy & Joyous Living

    8/15/2017 9:15:37 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I decided that I should amend my Spark page as follows: First I note that although I attend a Christian church with my wife, I am not a full believer in the divinity of Jesus and that the bible does have its faults. However, I believe a) that Jesus and his followers were inspired by God or by t... Read more

  • Just another manic Monday

    8/14/2017 2:51:23 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I'm getting old. But if I ever turn into a crabapple who hates everything and enjoys bad news, PLEASE lock me up. Yesterday she told my best friend Sacha that I take up more than my half of the space, that she wants the stacker with MY belongings in MY corner of the room removed, and that I n... Read more

  • Ode to a Better Monday

    8/14/2017 8:49:37 AM, by MSLOUIE3

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  • Fighting Evil

    8/14/2017 12:04:59 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I decided that I add to my blog the following paragraph: First I note that although I attend a Christian church with my wife, I am not a full believer in the divinity of Jesus and that the bible does have its faults. However, I believe a) that Jesus and his followers were inspired by God or by ... Read more

  • A lot of random stuff (sorry, long and rambling)

    8/13/2017 1:00:57 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today is my great-niece Elizabeth's six-week birthday. She's progressed way beyond what they told my niece to expect. She's almost ready to be weaned off of breathing support, and she's as opinionated as all get-out. She lets them know -- LOUDLY -- when she disapproves of anything. Best of all, she... Read more

  • jokes and this week in review

    8/12/2017 8:26:12 PM, by CANDOK1260

    this week in review good things 1 I got allot of quality time with mom 2 I got to spend time with my great niece 3 got some me time 4 have a good boss who let me off this week and next for a family emergency 6 on my 65 day of a exercise streak with a friend what is where my streak e... Read more

  • Morning already?

    8/12/2017 10:11:44 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Not even seven AM and roomie is already in full gripe mode. She's only happy when she's miserable. I've asked for peanut butter and toast for breakfast. Sounds weird at my age, but it's actually delicious. Also full of protein and fiber. When I have a kitchen, it's one of my go-to weekday break... Read more

  • This is what 55 pounds looks like

    8/12/2017 2:57:57 AM, by RSCHWARTZ2

    This is Q laying around being lazy. He weighs 55 pounds. That is how much weight I am no longer dragging around!... Read more

  • Fines, Weight, Sodium and Thinking Too Much

    8/11/2017 6:51:02 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I lost 2.4 pounds this week but my sodium was high last week. Only had a few days where it was low and same with this week. Guess i have to drink plenty of water to keep it down then. I managed to remember my library DVD's this week and renewed them on Wednesday. My daughter found a free thing ... Read more

  • The Friday Follies

    8/11/2017 2:40:13 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today is my adopted sister's birthday (she passed nearly three years ago). I still miss her every day. Thank God some of her kids have stayed close with me. I'll never have grandchildren, but thanks to them I have two way-beyond-awesome great-nieces that I love to absolute distraction. ... Read more

  • Helena Evelyn looks Beautiful

    8/11/2017 9:57:19 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    A girl that Sherry works with took Helena's 3rd birthday pictures for her. We got the CD yesterday and sat down to look at them. We both cried. Helena looks so grown up, so poised, so confident! I wish I had her confidence. It's hard to believe that 4 years ago today, Helena wasn't even in exis... Read more

  • Today's Mantra

    8/10/2017 8:14:05 AM, by MSLOUIE3

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  • Let's get silly

    8/9/2017 8:49:19 AM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • How Are You ? What are you feeling/Doing ?

    8/8/2017 10:11:32 PM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    Hello Sparkies, Just dropping in to say hello and to not be a Spark People Recluse who doesn't make any contact anymore. I'm still doing the usual yo yoing up and down the scale. I'm on day two-hehe I know right (for the trillionth time). But I am persistent so I will continue this crazy journey ... Read more

  • Time for an update on me and my book

    8/8/2017 9:46:54 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    I know I haven't blogged in a while. I have been feeling down in the dumps with all that's going on. Today I seen a new provider hoping for a solution to something I am dealing with and basically got the runaround and now I feel like I want to throw my hands up in the air and just quit! I am tired o... Read more

  • If it's Tuesday...

    8/8/2017 10:33:28 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    I am so excited! My little great-niece is almost ready to be taken off of supplemental oxygen. She's also a world-class eater and a feisty little spitfire who isn't afraid to let people know -- loudly -- when she disapproves of something.The women of her family are beautiful, strong and thoroughly b... Read more

  • Really? Another Monday already?

    8/7/2017 1:09:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday my best friend Sacha came to visit and brought some insanely delicious nachos for lunch. We had a great visit. Sacha is a trained massage therapist, and whenever she visits she massages my feet and calves with cream. They were so dried they looked like reptile skin. Thanks to her they're l... Read more

  • Oops I did it again!

    8/7/2017 11:44:38 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I am told frequently I do too much. Do I listen? Of course not! Friday, I got the step ladder out to try to corral the overgrown mess of a bush that's on the property line. We have a 3-foot retaining wall there as the neighbor's yard is lower. I was quitting as I was a little nervous close ... Read more

  • Connects and disconnects

    8/5/2017 6:52:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Last Sunday on Facebook I posted on a couple of knitting pages I follow that I was having trouble with a sock I was doing. I got a couple of replies stating that I shouldn't be knitting on the Sabbath and that the difficulties I had were Divine displeasure! Seriously not the answer I expected, and d... Read more

  • Updates and Fines

    8/5/2017 12:24:43 AM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well the professor just made a typo when she graded my response; so I got full points for that. I am about a quarter way done with the term paper now. I am writing about ageism for mine. How appropriate since my daughter heard from my neighbor that his work place was letting him go because of his ... Read more

  • Back again trying to lose the weight

    8/3/2017 11:04:47 PM, by SARAGUN

    I am at the biggest ever and do not even see it coming. I am mad at me for doing this to myself... Read more

  • jokes : Review/Goals for July/August

    8/2/2017 8:13:55 PM, by CANDOK1260

    July goals 1Review my goals weekly and plan my week to meet those goals-did this 2 eat less bread -did 3 tried to eat 5 freggie a day-need more work on this 4 eat less crap C-CARBONATED DRINKS-did this R-REFINED SUGAR - did this A- ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS & COLOR working on this P- PRO... Read more

  • Silly time

    8/2/2017 10:17:16 AM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • My Life , Professor, Term Paper , Losing Food and New Guy on Van

    8/1/2017 8:58:42 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well all I have to say is my life is totally on the other end of the spectrum compared to the new lady on the van. Unlike me she not only gets out once a week to go shopping but she goes to the meal site every week. She has family around that she sees and has a different viewpoint of the town then... Read more

  • jokes and this week in review

    7/30/2017 9:27:48 PM, by CANDOK1260

    this week in review good things 1 I got to meet my great nephew 2 I got to spend time with my great niece 3 got some me time 4 was introduce to a new park to walk in 5 got a niece hair cut and it easy to take cared of 6 enjoying my book 7 on my 52 day of a exercise streak with a fri... Read more

  • Another headache

    7/30/2017 3:22:52 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have a headache just about every day. Part of it is my glasses (I've asked for a new pair) and part of it is allergy sinus irritation (never had allergies in my life and I get them NOW). But I'm sure depression and stress play a BIG part. I can't get anything right today. I got chewed out for... Read more

  • So there...

    7/29/2017 2:35:03 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My roommate told me she's been married four times and dumped one of them because she didn't like his toenails (!). Then she told me she dislikes Bobby Flay because of his marital misadventures (hypocrite much?). I have craters in my tongue from biting it so much. I'm trying to cultivate the fine art... Read more

  • Please make it stop

    7/28/2017 2:54:32 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Let's just say that the high point of my day so far was a bug drowning itself in my coffee. I got my new roommate yesterday. She has her cell phone on loudspeaker (emphasis on "loud"). Yesterday she talked to a friend and right in front of me said, "she's nice but she's not that great." Hello? ... Read more

  • Need a laugh?

    7/26/2017 10:08:20 AM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • Fractured a vertebra

    7/25/2017 10:57:29 PM, by I-CAN-DO-IT-2

    2/17/7 fell on the bathroom tile. almost better...... Read more

  • My Daughters' Little Red Wagon

    7/25/2017 12:57:10 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Sarah and Sherry got the wagon for Christmas one year as a present from their paternal grandmother. I can't tell you how many times that the wagon was used. It really saved us quite a few times. (If you ever sold Girl Scout Cookies you understand what I mean. I never would get ride of that w... Read more

  • My Long Term Goals

    7/25/2017 9:14:39 AM, by MSLOUIE3

    Learn maintenance Walk a 5k Hike Germany... Read more

  • What I am Learning and Have You Tried Cize?

    7/24/2017 8:34:24 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Last week we learned all about physical attraction and helping others. For my part I think this beauty thing we have in the U.S. is a bunch of crock! We focus so much on the facial beauty and the body shape we forget about the person. There is more to a person than just a body. There is the personal... Read more

  • I still hate Mondays

    7/24/2017 11:48:05 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Two-plus years into retirement, I still hate Mondays and love Fridays. Go figure. I have to laugh. I asked my niece to measure my nine-year-old great-niece’s foot for her Christmas socks. It turns out that her foot is only an inch shorter than mine -- and I have big feet! Guess I’m not knitting... Read more

  • More about my book

    7/23/2017 6:31:38 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    My book's main character is Gwen Jeffreys. Her opposition is Julie Prince. Gwen's love interest is Gunn Buffton. Throughout the series the reader they will see Gwen challenged by her opposition. I introduced several new characters in the first book. Since four characters fade out.... Read more

  • Good grief...

    7/22/2017 1:39:46 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My roommate leaves today. Unfortunately, they've already reassigned the bed. They're transferring someone in from another room. I had hoped to get at least a day or two to myself. Oh, well... We had a bomb threat yesterday. It turned out to be a hoax, but you just have to wonder. This part of C... Read more