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I did it!
Monday, May 27, 2013      8 comments

To most of you, this would be nothing, but I'm proud of myself. A dear SP friend and I have both been having difficulty getting back into an exercise routine. I can do some isometrics and heavy hand exercises in the car on the way to work, ... Read more
Friday, May 24, 2013      7 comments

I promised an entry today to update my SP friends on my situation. If you're clicking on this and don't know me yet, I fear this is not much about SP goals, etc (except for my Kickin' it to Cancer team). I do vow to get back on track ... Read more
How will this all work out?!
Thursday, April 25, 2013      11 comments

Many of you know that I am facing a breast cancer diagnosis (and did you know that the illness is more prevalent in overweight women?) I have my appointment tomorrow with the oncologist at Loyola University Medical Center. I work for the St... Read more
Am I? Yes, I am!
Saturday, April 20, 2013      7 comments

Am I starting a downhill slide With cancer riding now at my side? Am I giving up or in Thinking now I know that I can’t win? Moment by moment I vacillate Thinking that I am or, “It’s not too late!” I have the support of friends and f... Read more
You Don't Have to Look Like Me to be My Friend!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      12 comments

If we were like these friends - either eating just what we're given or snacking a bit of nutritious food as we need it and staying active - we wouldn't need our trackers! src=... Read more
Good news, I think!
Saturday, April 13, 2013      16 comments

I am cancelling the appointment with the oncologist. My son (a cardiologist who trained at Loyola-you can see him and his family on my photo blog done in August, I think) wants me to see a world renown breast cancer specialist with whom he has c... Read more
I got it!
Friday, April 12, 2013      9 comments

I see the oncologist Thursday at noon. Gosh, I've taken so much time off work. Hope I don't lose my job as I need it a few more years! I strongly believe that we create our 'lives' by our thoughts. I plan to keep a positive attitude. I also... Read more
Saturday, April 06, 2013      9 comments

These are on a co-worker's desk. I share them here now and again. These signs always make me smile. I hope they cause the same response for you. ESPECIALLY note the last one ! ... Read more
Laughter burns Calories!
Thursday, February 28, 2013      11 comments

Do you remember? Q.. Paul, what is a good reason for pounding meat? A. Paul Lynde: Loneliness! (The audience laughed so long and so hard it took up almos... Read more
Do you think this will work?
Monday, February 25, 2013      9 comments

I'm altering my eating plan a bit. Oh, I will still try to stick within ranges recommended by SP, of course, but I've been reading about wheat causing belly fat. Well, of course, that depends on where you carry most of the fat on your body. ... Read more
A Reminder for SP and Life!
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      9 comments

Reminders come to me seemingly out of the blue! Has that happened to you? Like a voice in your head....this is the latest. Realizing that my arthritis pain is better when I'm involved in something (like Sparking, reading a good book, even h... Read more
Here's a New Year thought
Tuesday, January 01, 2013      15 comments

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. Edith Lovejoy Pierce Happy New Year to all! ... Read more
My Fav Non-Traditional Christmas Music
Sunday, December 23, 2012      6 comments

Here they are for your enjoyment. The first three are just fun songs (none involves Grandma having an accident!). The last one is just lovely! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
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New Dx requires a New Spark Start!
Thursday, December 06, 2012      12 comments

Just came back from a dr visit. First time I've seen a rhumetologist. He said my hip joint seems fine; my pain (lower back, sciatica, hip and sometimes down the leg into the foot) is emanating from my lower back. I knew there was a rea... Read more
I'm SO Excited!
Saturday, November 24, 2012      9 comments

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Susie went to her son and DIL's house to be with them, her DD and DGDs. I went to my daughter's to be with her, her DH and DS and 2 out of her 3 brothers with their spouses and their kids. I saw 6 of my grandkids... Read more

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