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Good Monday Morning
Monday, August 10, 2020      10 comments

Hope this morning finds you each feeling refreshed & ready to tackle your week. I am. I have been off Spark for a couple weeks. First my sister came to visit for a week. That was so wonderful. I had not seen her for almost a year. We had such a ... Read more
Went swimming last week
Tuesday, July 07, 2020      10 comments

This is me trying to stay afloat while waving hello to you! My friend was taking the picture, but it took her awhile & I kept sinking. We were both lau... Read more
Today's Big Adventure
Tuesday, June 30, 2020      7 comments

Today, for the first time in the four years I have lived here, I'm going swimming in the lake outside my backdoor. Usually, in the summer at this point... Read more
Working at it
Friday, June 19, 2020      9 comments

Hi, I have managed to stick with it long enough to lose 10 lbs, though I regained 1 celebrating ;-) My knee has settled in to a constant sharp ache when I walk on it, but I can walk on it. In my last blog someone suggested a sitting exercise rou... Read more
Back ... Again!
Wednesday, May 13, 2020      5 comments

I need to stick with it this time. Two months ago my right knee have out completely. I have been in a wheel chair or using a cane ever since. I have a Baker's Cyst caused by inflammation. I had been having a lot of problems (pain) with my knees ... Read more
Still at it
Tuesday, March 10, 2020      10 comments

I have managed to track, accurately, for a whole week. Yeah, me! I made it through my Birthday on Saturday with only going over just a little. I am tired though. I think I am not getting enough exercise and protein. I need to address that. So to... Read more
Tech Problems
Thursday, March 05, 2020      4 comments

#tech I cannot get the 'profile comments' to work. I cannot delete them from mine & I cannot leave any on my friends profiled. I have been off the Spark app for a while, was busy regaining the 25 lbs I lost. Has something changed in how the app ... Read more
This is it!
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      6 comments

My mother used to say that every morning as she tried to herd her four children into the car to give them to school on time. It's appropriate in this situation as well. Just back from vacation in Alabama. The weather was cold but not as cold as ... Read more
I am back, again
Monday, August 19, 2019      9 comments

I wonder in this will be the last time I post a blog that starts with the title, I am back again. It didn't take me long to fall off the wagon the last three times. I wonder sometimes if it is possible to actually stick with it after failing so ... Read more
Tech problems
Tuesday, July 02, 2019      9 comments

I need to visit the phone store. My email is not working & Spark is only spotty. So if you don't hear from me, you will know that it isn't because I am not thinking of you. I lost 2 lbs last week counting calories. I have had some spotty days ... Read more
I am back ... again :-)
Monday, June 24, 2019      10 comments

I was going to give you the big long story of everything that I have been doing the last three to four months since last I posted, but I don't think I'll bore you or me with the details. Needless to say, I did not lose the 15 pounds I gained. Th... Read more
I am back...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      13 comments

For the new year. Missed you all. Somewhere back in November, my phone had problems with memory & I could not stay connected to SPARK, especially the community part. At that time, I was also experiencing a sort of diet fatgue, so I quit. I was... Read more
28 Day Snack Challenge
Saturday, October 20, 2018      7 comments

I just signed up for the 28-day snack challenge. I do snack a lot, but I try to stay within my daily calorie range. I thought it might be fun to see if there are other more healthy ways to snack. The challenge today was to invite friends to join... Read more
Making myself uncomfortable
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      12 comments

I made the comment yesterday that my brother's dietitian said that sometimes to lose weight we have to be uncomfortable. She was talking about people who reach a certain weight and then seem stuck there. She said it was different from a plateau ... Read more
Don't you hate it when drama turns out to be your own fault?
Monday, September 17, 2018      8 comments

Well, my insurance issues may come to an end today. Spent a lot of time last week on the phone trying to resolve my insurance issues. It was very stressful and involved many people from my clinic and the insurance company. I finally found someon... Read more

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