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On a new protical...it is working!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      4 comments

As many of you know I have a very rare auto-immune skin disease called Dermatomyositis. It is so rare only one to ten people in a million have this disease. I have been on prednisone for eleven years, therefore, it has caused me to become a d... Read more
Changes are done...
Friday, March 25, 2016      8 comments

We finished our home updates a few weeks ago. We painted the master bedroom and master bathroom. We laid laminate floors in master bedroom. We put up new... Read more
Time to make changes...
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      4 comments

Our home is over 20 years so it is time to make some updates. So far we have painted the master bath and master bedroom an off white. It is so nice and bright now. My husband has also stained our master bedroom door and the floor trim. My husban... Read more
Beating the odds...
Friday, November 27, 2015      7 comments

I read a few days ago that the average person eats 4500 calories on Thanksgiving Day. I personally did not do anything different yesterday than I do any other day. Our Thanksgiving dinner consisted of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy,... Read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      8 comments

Three and a half weeks ago I had a cyst removed from the bottom of my foot. Today, I had my Dr. appointment. He took my stitches out. He said I am doing very well. My last visit, a week ago, he told me I could walk short distances. I could walk ... Read more
Feeling helpless...
Monday, November 09, 2015      6 comments

October 30th I had a cyst removed from the bottom of my foot; 3 inches long and one inch wide. I am not able to bear any weight on it for 4 to 6 weeks. I have a rollling knee walker. It is much better for me than crutches. It takes a lot of movi... Read more
Trip to southwest Wisconsin
Sunday, October 25, 2015      8 comments

As many of you know my favorite season is Autumn. My husband and I took our 2nd annual trip to southwest Wisconsin to view the beauty of the colorful fal... Read more
Weight loss visible
Sunday, October 11, 2015      9 comments

My husband and I went to the grocery store today. A friend of mine works there. The first thing she said to me is "Pam, you are losing weight." I said "I am trying." It made me feel so good. She made my day! You know what you are doing must be r... Read more
Retirees Banquet...
Saturday, October 10, 2015      5 comments

My husband and I went to a letter carriers retiree banquet this evening. It is a once a year function in which we always try to attend. It is nice because there are people there that you do not get to see very often. It gives us a chance to catc... Read more
Chief cook, bottle washer and chauffeur
Friday, August 07, 2015      3 comments

My husband had his knee replaced Monday, August 3rd. He was dismissed from the hospital on Thursday, August 6th. I am now the designated driver for a few weeks. I feel this is my gift from God, a caregiver whenever it is needed so this is right ... Read more
Where are all my spark friends?
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      6 comments

I left Sparkpeople for about a year or so because I got discouraged with myself. I have returned and been on here for a few months now. I am disappointed that all the friends I previously had no longer correspond, encourage or acknowledge anyth... Read more
Excited! Purchased a treadmill!
Monday, May 04, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday I purchased a used treadmill. I am very excited about it! I have a skin disease and the sun is my enemy. My disease flairs up when I am in the sun. This is my opportunity to be able to walk on a daily basis now without having to be ex... Read more
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico vacation
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      3 comments

Vacation...we all need one and deserve to take time for ourselves. My husband and I went to Mexico April 18 to the 25. We stayed at a resort called Hacienda Encantada. The resort is on the Sea of Cortez. It was our first vacation out of the Uni... Read more
Crossing over rainbow bridge
Saturday, April 11, 2015      5 comments

As many of you know I left spark people for a period of time. While off, one of the hardest things I have ever had to do was put our sweet, precious dog, Makenzie down. It was ... Read more
No room for excuses!
Thursday, April 09, 2015      1 comments

I read an article a few days ago about 100 reasons why you should exercise. After reading this article I said to myself, I now have no excuses. We must remind ourselves "I am doing this for me." You are the only one who can change you! I just r... Read more

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