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Time to Update

Saturday, November 28, 2020

I have been intending to update my blog for quite awhile. Blogging is therapeutic as well as a tool for accountability. My eye surgery was such a blessing. In the end I only need glasses for reading. The only downside is that when I look in the mirror, I can now see all my wrinkles. LOL. At 74 you are going to have wrinkles, but they are much worse than I thought.

This Fall I participated in the 5% Challenge. I ended up gaining two pounds. I will not beat myself up about it though because during that time my husband and I vacationed in Branson and then there was Thanksgiving. My husband made something I had never had before: Grasshopper Pie. Oh, my! It was delicious.

Speaking of my husband, Ian, he has been such a support for me. He has even given up potatoes. I am doing Low Carb, so potatoes are a no no. He is such an encourager and mostly eats what I do. He does have gluten free bread and treats. Other than that, we pretty much eat the same.

I had intended to do my own challenge until the Winter Challenge begins sometime in January, but they are having a holiday challenge to cover that time, so I am excited about that.

That is about it for my update. I must say, if it weren't for the Fall Challenge, I would have probably gained more than two pounds. So, I am very thankful to be on Sparkspeople and to be able to participate in challenges that hold me accountable. Oh, did I mention that my TOPS Chapter will not be meeting before the first of the year. Maybe not even then depending on COVID and the rise of cases in our county. What a blessing we all have in Sparkspeople. You all have a blessed day. emoticon
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  • JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy 2021 New Year

    Listen to Robert Cywes M.D. on Youtube as he is the Carb Addict Doc. I've learned so much from him.
    174 days ago
  • SUNSHINE5268


    aawww thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL journey with us all emoticon
    200 days ago
  • no profile photo LAH1222
    I saw my eye doctor yesterday and she told me my cataracts are still too small to need surgery. I was happy to hear that. Glad your eye surgery was successful. Our TOPS chapter is hoping to get one weigh-in only sometime during December with the weight recorder and assistant weight recorder and only one person weighing in the room spaced out, otherwise I have no idea when we will be able to meet in person again. Our group has been doing Zoom meetings since the first of April. We have a program at every meeting and tell each other how our week has gone as well as reporting our weigh from our own scales at home as a way to keep track of our weight. None of the weights are recorded but we can encourage each other .
    204 days ago
  • KALIGIRL
    Good to see you and sounds like you've got this!
    204 days ago
  • 7STIGGYMT
    I have at least another year before the eye doctor will consider cateract surgery on me. I'm ready now.
    204 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Glad to hear about the eye surgery. I love Branson. My grandpa owned land there. Good to hear from you and good luck with the challenges!
    205 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Have a great weekend
    205 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Glad all is well with you. Have a wonderful holiday season.
    205 days ago
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