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Stroke? Me? At the tender age of 57?!!
Friday, October 12, 2012      7 comments

Our sparkfriend, JohnTJ1 said in a recent blog, "My decisions or reactions are what I can control. No use crying over spilt milk and all that rot." That is very true for me this week. I found out the other day that I had a mini stroke o... Read more
Recommit to Low Carb Day 13.
Sunday, September 23, 2012      5 comments

I have tried to stay low carb now for 2 weeks (actually 13 days), and I'me happy with my results. Weight: 240 (down 5 lbs). Fasting Blood Glucose: 124 (down from 165). Excellent, although it varies. Going out for breakfast with a... Read more
Recommit to Low Carb Check In Day 1
Monday, September 10, 2012      2 comments

Well, I finished my box of Rice Chex last night. Got it out of my system and I am again committed to low carb after spending some time yesterday reading some low carb blogs and watching Tom Naughton's movie Fat Head. Here are the numbers... Read more
Rice Chex
Friday, August 31, 2012      3 comments

I haven't had cereal for at least 5 years or more since I went low carb, but ever since I answered the 50 questions in a bog and said that my favorite cereal is Rice Chex, I have been craving Rice Chex for the past 2 or 3 weeks. I just couldn't... Read more
My Anwers to the Fabulous 50 Questions
Sunday, July 22, 2012      3 comments

50 Things About Me 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No. My mom wanted to name me Susan and my father wanted to name me Yvonne. So I'm Susan Yvonne, but my father's family called me Suzie and my mom didn't like that, so she and everyone... Read more
Olympic Trials and Our SP Olympiads
Sunday, July 01, 2012      5 comments

The past few nights I've been watching the olympic trials and it brought to mind all of my SP friends who truly have the mind set of an olympic winner. Dedication, pushing through pain and everyday problems, and just plain hard work to get the ... Read more
Inspiration and Lessons Learned in 5 Days.
Saturday, June 16, 2012      4 comments

I started a new job this week, which was Very Stressful. I went home for lunch on Thursday and almost didn't go back to the job because it appears that my new boss has black mood days when she shows her frustration and impatience in a not very ... Read more
Should we let others drown us? NO!!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      5 comments

I am so tired of the other person in my home who is so tired, sore and unhappy when it is me who is out of the house for 10+ hours a day getting ready for, going to, being at and getting home again from WORK. Sorry ya'all didn't have a great da... Read more
Heather in Heaven
Monday, December 05, 2011      5 comments

So my former co-worker died peacefully at the very tender age of 33 a few hours ago. I feel so bad for her fiance and family. She had so many friends because she was one of those truly sweet, friendly and happy people that we all want to be ne... Read more
It's all a Matter of Perspective
Sunday, December 04, 2011      3 comments

I used to work with a lovely woman named Heather who was in her late 20's when we worked together. She is the most sincere and friendly person you ever want to meet. She just loves Disney and Disney World. About 6 weeks ago I saw on Facebook... Read more
Yet Another Wake Up Call
Monday, October 03, 2011      7 comments

I found out yesterday that a man I worked with at my last job died from complications of . . . . Drum Roll. . . . . OBESITY AND DIABETES. He was just a few years older than me and at a time in his life when he should have been enjoying the beg... Read more
Wishing on a star Won't get it done.
Sunday, September 25, 2011      4 comments

While on vacation in NC this past week, I saw a few things I don’t get to see in my everyday life in northeastern NJ . . . The ocean, a rainbow and lots of stars in the sky. Getting to the end of the rainbow takes a lot of hard work and perseve... Read more
Clambake Day
Saturday, July 23, 2011      1 comments

I woke on this super hot and humid day wishing I was at the ocean, but I am not really fit enough to walk from my car to the ocean, across the sand and then jump and play in the ocean. OK. Next year I will be. For now I decided to make a cla... Read more
Remembering How to Stay Independent
Monday, July 04, 2011      1 comments

Since it's Independence Day, I am reminded how much I want to stay personally independent. That is, healthy and able to work, walk and take care of myself. That can only be accomplished in the long term by taking good care of myself by eating ... Read more
Dusting off my Resume Even though I'm still too Fat.
Saturday, May 14, 2011      3 comments

I work as a paralegal for the all time kindest and fun person I have ever met in my life. That said, I saw an ad for a job with a large company with benefits which are beyond anything I have ever been offered in 35 years of my working career.... Read more

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