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Tuesday, May 03, 2011      5 comments

This poem is by Helen Steiner Rice: Nothing is ever too hard to do If your faith is strong and your purpose is true... So never give up, and never stop--- Just journey on to the mountaintop! During my total knee replacem... Read more
HOSPITAL - 3/25/11
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      6 comments

I am being admitted to the hospital this Friday to have a total knee replacement of my left knee. I will be out of contact with Sparks for around a week and a half (approximately April 4-5). They don't allow cell phones in the hospital rooms. ... Read more
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      4 comments

Good news! My stress test results are back and they are normal. My surgery is on for Friday. Love and blessings, Your friend, Yvonne ... Read more
Monday, March 14, 2011      7 comments

I had my stress test today. I pray that the results turned out well so that I can get my much needed surgery scheduled for 3/25/11. My doctor should have the results tomorrow. ... Read more
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      6 comments

There is a woman who is going through a really rough time that is on Sparks. I just saw her cry and she is considering suicide. Following is the link. Could you please send out a call for us Sparkers to rally, pray and support her? Thanks an... Read more
UPDATE - 2/28/11
Monday, February 28, 2011      2 comments

I saw my primary doctor today to get cleared for my 3/25/11 left total knee replacement surgery. She had been away on maternity leave and I haven't seen her since last August. I saw other doctors in the practice while she was away. She was re... Read more
UPDATE - 2/14/11
Monday, February 14, 2011      2 comments

I thought I would give you an update as to how I am doing. Since the weather warmed up and I changed my pain meds, I am not in as much pain. My total knee replacement surgery is scheduled for 3/25/11. I'll be in touch. ... Read more
UPDATES - 1/20/11
Friday, January 21, 2011      4 comments

Surgery Update: My total knee replacement surgery has been scheduled for March 25, 2010. They are keeping me in the hospital for four days. After that I will come home if I am ready (with home nurse visits and physical therapist visits). If... Read more
Friday, January 07, 2011      6 comments

My pain increased since the temperature dropped and the snow started back in December 2010. It is snowing now (with low temperature) with expected next week. I am seeing my doctor regarding my knee replacement on 1/20/10. Please keep me i... Read more
Monday, December 20, 2010      6 comments

It has been three months since I started my new life style. I have lost 25 pounds--100 more to go to reach my goal. I know that I can do it with the encouragement of my friends (and my friend and buddy Sally). Thank you all for all the encour... Read more
Two Months - 11/22/10
Monday, November 22, 2010      6 comments

Eight weeks (two months) have gone by since I started my new lifestyle. I didn't lose any weight this week, but I did lose 3". My total weight loss is 20 pounds and my total inches is 13". Not too bad considering my health situation. Please ... Read more
A Bump In the Road
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      10 comments

It is now week 7 of my weight loss journey. I lost 5 pounds this week for a total of 20 pounds, 105 pounds to go. My starting weight was 275 and I'm now 255. It's a start. I'm in too much pain to measure myself today. My bump in the roa... Read more
10/18/10 - I Can Do It With Your Help
Monday, October 18, 2010      1 comments

It is week three of my new lifestyle. I was a little disappointed when I didn't lose any weight last week, but this week I did lost 5 pounds (for a total of 15 pounds). This week I also lost 2-1/2" (for a total of 9"). I know that I hav... Read more
I Can Do It With Your Help - Week 2
Monday, October 11, 2010      10 comments

It has been one week since I have started my new lifestyle. I just got weighed. I was very surprised to find that I was the same weight as last week. I have, however, lost 6.5 total inches. I guess this is a good, although I am disappointed.... Read more
I Can Do It With Your Help
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      4 comments

emoticon I have been away for two years and have gained alot of weight. My goal is to lose 125 pounds by next... Read more