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  • Tomorrow Is Bloodwork And Update On Eyes

    12/15/2019 6:02:54 PM, by PORTIA70

    Not sure if I posted about my eyes. I have several conditions due to Autoimmune Disease, so I am in a wheelchair most of the time. I started noticing a few months back that my eyes would burn when the sun hits it and the blurriness was so bad that it was almost blinding me. As you might imagine that... Read more

  • What A Year What A Week

    12/14/2019 5:25:29 PM, by BOOHOOBEAR6863

    Spark Cheers & Hello Sparkpeople friends! Been back to Sparkpeople for just over 2 weeks after a hiatus from the app for over a year. Some may wonder why I left. Let me just say someone was offended by a meme I posted to the feed & yeah, I felt a little jilted because my intentions were/are never to... Read more

  • Temporary Flower Pot Fix

    12/13/2019 9:49:45 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I can't believe how long it's been since the last time I wrote a blog! This will be a quick one. I figured out a way to cover the pink and black flower pots with silver. I'm not a huge fan of the crinkle look but it does look better to have them all the same color. ... Read more

  • Blood Sugar A Little High This Morning

    12/12/2019 12:04:35 PM, by PORTIA70

    Woke up about a half an hour ago, decided I should check my sugar and it is 123 after fasting. I have not ate anything since around 9 or so last night. My blood pressure has been low too, and they are trying to figure out what is causing that. I have autoimmune disease, where my im... Read more

  • Starting To Get Back Into It

    12/11/2019 2:24:21 PM, by PORTIA70

    Whew, what a whirlwind since I have signed back up to SparkPeople. I went to my doctor yesterday, and I am 279 now. I averaged between 280 to 290 at times, so this has really motivated me that I am going in the right direction. I spent some time adding introductions and going through more S... Read more

  • Need To Get Back In The Habit

    12/7/2019 11:43:40 AM, by PORTIA70

    This was one of my weak points on my last SparkPeople Profile, tracking my food. Often I would get embarrassed over going above my calorie intake that I would just skip it. So in this profile I plan to be more honest about it. We all mess up sometimes, but by facing our fears of what other ... Read more

  • Another Week

    12/7/2019 10:40:05 AM, by BEARSLOVER

    Well, I have another week done. And I'm still here. I'm so happy I'm feelin' so much better. It's been a long time since I've been this sick. I'm on the downside of takin' the steroids. Two more days and I'm done. I hate takin' em. They make me so hungry. Good thang Jessie and I don't keep sn... Read more

  • weight

    12/5/2019 4:51:24 PM, by ILENEJ

    I am finally down below 140. 252... Read more

  • Feeling Disappointed With SparkTeams

    12/4/2019 10:10:51 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hi everyone :) Welcome to my new SparkPage and Blog Post. I was a member before, but losing my login information and with the changes in my life, I decided to create a whole new profile. So here I am. I discovered while going through all the groups, that even with the ones that hav... Read more

  • Grins and giggles

    12/4/2019 7:15:09 PM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • This weekend

    12/2/2019 9:16:06 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    It's been a hard weekend. I have ta stay home an not do too much. Just doin' my stretches for the day wears me out. I tried ta do more than 10 mins but that seems ta be all for now. I want ta be able ta get back ta 20 mins soon but the doc told me ta slow down. My lungs won't handle it. So her... Read more

  • Warning: long and rambling

    12/2/2019 7:35:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been away a long time It's an immense, meandering story. This year I've had exactly one roommate who didn't have severe dementia. The current roommate (who's going home tomorrow) is convinced that there are severed legs all over the room and that she's supposed to spend tonight in a... Read more

  • December

    12/2/2019 5:25:34 PM, by WADDLINGALONG

    December has arrived, Seems we all are anticipating something or another. Either the joy or the angst. Holiday gatherings of people we want to see. Or those we Do not. The angst of having too much to do. And too many places to be. Or the angst of isolation. And nowhere that fee... Read more

  • Hello! It's Me, the BOOHOOBEAR!

    12/1/2019 2:34:33 PM, by BOOHOOBEAR6863

    Hello to all Sparkers! Especially to those friends I had & there were many of you who might remember me. I'm writing this blog just to get the word out that I have returned after being away for awhile. I'm looking forward to adding new Spark Buddies & to hopefully be able to reconnect with all my... Read more

  • Thanksgiving that almost was not.

    12/1/2019 1:23:00 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I did not want to have Thanksgiving this year and I had almost made up mind to treat the day like any other..I mean why not? I live a life of thanks-giving..My husband with his dementia hardly knows that it is a special day..his days run into each other and they all feel the same. Me with my Fibro a... Read more

  • December's Goals

    11/30/2019 2:04:23 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Stay on track with my eating to not gain through the holiday's Get my exercise in by walking daily Drink my water Remember to be thankful and grateful and to remember that I am blessed in so many ways. I have dropped a few things this year and not just weight..(still more to go)..... Read more

  • If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It!

    11/29/2019 3:55:58 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I got one of our Christmas wreaths out with the intention of looking to change the bow to match the pots. Hubby caught me as I came in from the garage with the wreath. He said, "Is that the wreath you were going to try to change? It looks perfect the way it is! Blue would not go with it. I... Read more

  • THE DAY AFTER !

    11/29/2019 9:06:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Maybe you all are out shopping. In my younger days, hubby and I ALWAYS went shopping the day after. Even if we had hosted the big meal the day before. Nothing stopped us ! Fast Forward. At this time, hubby is at Dialysis. It's just me and Sadie Mae ( our newest fur-baby ). Did you all... Read more

  • Craft Project Solution

    11/29/2019 8:53:29 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    A big thank you to Positivehope for her suggestion of making the pots used in my floral project silver! Hubby and I both agree that all six pots would look better if they were the same color and the silver color works. So.....on Wednesday, I braved the crazy crowds of last minute Thanksgiving shop... Read more

  • Great News!

    11/29/2019 6:36:54 AM, by MISSA526

    I'm so happy! My new liver numbers came in and.... They're perfect 224 ! They were all over 500 last time and now they're in the normal range! I ct way back on drinking and stopped taking all over the counter painkillers, ever those prescribed to me. The only issue is constant migraines. like... Read more

  • Thanks

    11/28/2019 5:32:10 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    I want ta thank ya very very much for all the blessin' and prayers y'all have given me. I loved readin' what ya had ta say. It made my days better. Y'all helped me more than Y'all know. It's really still hard ta talk and if I do too much my voice is gone. THANK Y'ALL SO VERY MUCH! ... Read more

  • HOME

    11/28/2019 5:15:32 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    I'm home! And it's sure is nice ta be here. I gotta sleep or take a nap without bein' bothered or poked. I can hear the TV. Ziva was so happy ta see me. She hasn't left my side since I got home. Our neighbor drove our van ta come and get me. He smokes and he did want me ta smell the smo... Read more

  • Thanks-Living

    11/28/2019 1:04:05 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • Thanksgiving Menu At Our House

    11/28/2019 10:54:31 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    About ten years ago, we made a family decision to change our Thanksgiving and Christmas menus. Gone is the gravy, the fat laden side dishes and the sugar bombs. Here are our Thanksgiving menus for 2019: Breakfast: Trop50 orange juice Sliced cooked red bliss potato Egg whites ... Read more

  • Still here

    11/27/2019 2:39:47 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    Well, I'm still here in the hospital. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be out. I'm prayin' I can. Jessie walked all the way here in the blowin' snow. It's 2 miles but NOT uphill both ways. LOL, I'm doin' better but doc said it will be about 2 or 3 weeks b4 I can exercise like I did b4. I really want... Read more

  • Verdict

    11/26/2019 11:34:41 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    It took till this mornin' for' em ta tell me what was wrong. I'm havin' a COPD flare. I've never had one. And ta be honest I don't want ta have another one. The pain is so bad and it's so hard ta breathe. I thought it was pleurisy. The ER doc thought it might be a PE. I'm so thankful it was t... Read more

  • My Current Craft Project

    11/26/2019 4:53:23 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    The seasons are a'changing! Along with the change of seasons, comes new floral decorations. Hubby doesn't usually request anything in particular for decorations. However, I've been trying, over the years, to get his input and thus get him involved more with what I design for our decorations. He s... Read more

  • What a Sunday!

    11/25/2019 11:30:47 AM, by BEARSLOVER

    I'm in the hospital till I can breathe without pain. Which is gonna be a few days. I'm hopin' I can get out b4 Thanksgivin'. I'm not cookin' but I want ta be with Jessie and my dog. I miss Ziva so much. I can talk ta Jessie but not Ziva. She always sleeps at my feet. Last night was a bad nigh... Read more

  • A Good Reminder..

    11/25/2019 11:28:38 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I am going to try to remember this during this Thanksgiving week.... Read more

  • Perspective...

    11/24/2019 12:48:08 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • Angel on my doorstep..............

    11/23/2019 9:52:49 PM, by L*I*T*A*

    Angel on my doorstep Angel on my doorstep There is an Angel on my doorstep, waiting with a smile, A kind hand, touch or offer to go an extra mile. The Angel on my doorstep outstretched — a helping hand, To help me when I've fallen and care for me when sad. There w... Read more

  • Holiday Horrors

    11/23/2019 2:43:52 PM, by BYWAYOFTHEMUSE

    I've been struggling with staying on track with my diet and exercise routines the majority of this year. I keep going back and forth between feeling motivated and feeling depressed, I had some self control during Halloween, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I'd love to hear some tips you ... Read more

  • Getting Back On Track

    11/23/2019 2:31:52 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • Football Weekend, Again

    11/23/2019 10:23:15 AM, by BEARSLOVER

    I'm not feelin' well so I'm gonna make this short and sweet. Y'all have the best weekend ya can. Be sure to love your family and friends as long as ya can. Cause ya never know who or what will take' em away from ya. This time of year I miss my children so very much. There are liers and ot... Read more

  • I'm Allowed To Go To Water Aerobics!

    11/22/2019 9:36:56 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    This week I felt the need to get all four of my joints checked before resuming my exercise program. This was due to four episodes of crushing pain around my right hip. All four occurred during a period of ten days. This was around two weeks ago. I ended up flat on my back in bed. If not for t... Read more

  • Yikes, again?

    11/20/2019 12:17:50 AM, by SASSIBUNNY

    Our household is prepping for yet another public safety power shutoff paired with extreme fire danger. The last one had us in the dark for a week, watching the Kincade fire grow ever closer. This one is only meant to last from 1-4 days, but I'm still awfully anxious about it. Between my disabilities... Read more

  • What a Day

    11/19/2019 4:52:16 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    Hi, Y'all, Jessie woke me up at the normal time of 9 am this mornin'. I thought it was earlier than it was. I was havin' another nightmare. So I'm very thankful that he woke me up when he did. I don't usually wake up on time. Sometimes I do wake up at 8 but not very often. I finally... Read more

  • My friend, the pain

    11/18/2019 5:18:00 PM, by 1BLUEMAC

    I am attending pain management sessions I am trying to live with my chronic pain 24/7, I will not give my pain a name just yet, I find it very hard to live with it some days... Read more

  • Monday

    11/18/2019 2:55:43 PM, by BEARSLOVER

    It's noon and it's been a busy day already. I had ta take Wade ta get his dog from bein' boarded for the weekend, while they were gone. I help out Karen when I can. She works all day. And can't do these kind of thangs. After that Jessie and I put out some lights out on the patio railin'. ... Read more

  • Monday's Motivation

    11/18/2019 9:17:35 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • Bologna Completed!

    11/18/2019 5:43:02 AM, by SASSIBUNNY

    After Edinburgh, I went to look for my next vitrual walk. I'm slowly working through them all, from shortest to longest. Every now and then, they sneak a new short walk in. I still had a bunch of distance logged for the day, so I was able to zip right through Bologna. Now, I'm about a third o... Read more

  • Edinburgh Completed!

    11/18/2019 5:40:04 AM, by SASSIBUNNY

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  • Just Breathe..

    11/17/2019 2:38:45 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    If this is all you can manage to do today...it will be enough... Read more

  • Sat and Sunday

    11/17/2019 11:19:49 AM, by BEARSLOVER

    Hi, Y'all, I hope everyone is doin' good. I've had a hard week. It's been really hard bc of havin' that money taken out of our account. I might not be able ta drive till after we get paid, again. They took the money for our plates for the van. I called the bank again and they said that t... Read more

  • 16 November 2019

    11/17/2019 1:06:00 AM, by SASSIBUNNY

    Coaching Notes - Day 3 {Daily Visualization For today's visualization exercise, imagine yourself doing something at your goal weight that you can't do at your current weight, whether it's fitting into an airplane seat, riding a rollercoaster or walking up a flight of stairs without getting wi... Read more

  • MAYBE SOME ONE KNOWS

    11/16/2019 6:21:36 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have a question for all you readers. I must admit I don't know very much about Chihuahuas. As I have had Yorkies for some 43yrs.. But, Sadie Mae is maybe 12 - 18 mos. Old. But the Vets agree she is a White Chihuahua. But, we noticed a ltitle sprinkling of light tan hair. Now aft... Read more

  • 15 November 2019

    11/16/2019 2:23:42 AM, by SASSIBUNNY

    Coaching Notes - Day 2 {Daily Visualization Today, imagine that you decline someone who offers you a tempting treat because you know it won't fit into your food budget for the day. What do you say? How do you remain firm? How does it feel to know that you are in control of what you eat? Think... Read more