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9 Years Later , , ,
Monday, August 15, 2016      7 comments

August 14, 2007, I went online to find a calorie counter. I had quit smoking in February and my weight started creeping up as I substituted food for cigarettes. I found SparkPeople and began my journey to a healthy lifestyle. My experience... Read more
May Goals:
Monday, May 02, 2016      3 comments

Manage blood glucose levels by careful menu planning and tracking food daily. Get sewing projects organized and underway. Weed out wardrobe! Put some items on consignment, donate the rest. Eliminate 5 pounds. Continue to cle... Read more
Starting the week out with a plan.
Sunday, April 24, 2016      6 comments

I figured I should start my week off with a plan in place. Given the lateness of the hour, I hope I can keep it simple and direct. My goal for this week is to eliminate a pound or two and the only way that I will be able to accomplish that... Read more
Back to blogging!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      7 comments

My dad passed away on March 30th. We had his funeral on April 6 to have time to gather all the grandkids to say farewell. I am now back to my home and it is time for me to process all that happened in the last month and a half. I quit my ... Read more
Still working on that blogging thing!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      3 comments

I just noticed that it has been 5 days since I blogged, but I'll allow it due to unusual circumstances. Yesterday I sat and kept my dad company in the ICU, while my sister brought Mom home for a nap and a shower. Today we have traded jobs. M... Read more
Working on regular blogging.
Saturday, March 12, 2016      7 comments

I find that old saying, "if you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say it" can keep one from a regular blogging habit, but the point of "sharing the journey" is to share honestly so that others can identify with the total experience. So I... Read more
Musings of the day. . .
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      7 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning and saw the lowest number I have seen in 20 years or so. 202.8. Getting close to one-derland. The last time I came this close was in 2007 when I first joined SparkPeople and went from 240 pounds down to 205.... Read more
Sunday, February 21, 2016      2 comments

Changing from running to keep up with my imposed schedule, to setting my own schedule is quite the adjustment. Right now the focus is on getting healthy. I have had bronchitis since Thanksgiving. I still have a very deep and nasty cough. Very... Read more
Big Changes!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      4 comments

When I finished with my Dr.'s appointment on Monday, I got a call from my principal who had just had a meeting with the school's owner. Long story short, The owner was angry that I left school early for my Dr.'s appointment and missed the mee... Read more
Keeping up!
Sunday, February 14, 2016      3 comments

I am struggling with keeping up with the pace of meal planning and working and packing meals and taking meds and trying to fit in some healthy exercise and getting enough rest and the list goes on and on and on! Time to re-evaluate and priorit... Read more
Small Victory. Amazing Boost!
Friday, February 05, 2016      6 comments

After 3 low glucose readings in a row, I decided to call the Dr.'s office. They asked me to come in and talk to the Dr. I dread the Dr.'s office because the wait time is unbearable! So today I discovered that I can do an exercise routine in ... Read more
Stop. Rethink. Redirect.
Thursday, February 04, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday I went into work for an hour. I have been involved in a research program for an educational product, and their representative was visiting to observe the product in use. Since I have been involved for two years and they did not want ... Read more
February Goals
Tuesday, February 02, 2016      6 comments

I read a Spark People article today that was about setting goals and being careful to use positive language. As a positive blogger, I saw the wisdom in that. So, with positivity in mind, I will set some goals for February. Reasonable, attaina... Read more
My How Time Flies!
Saturday, January 30, 2016      5 comments

My last entry was almost a year ago. Remarkable! I have been so absorbed in my "new" profession that I have not taken good care of my health, and now I am that all too familiar transition into Senior Living; the onset of daily medications. Hig... Read more
Interesting reading!
Saturday, April 04, 2015      4 comments

It's been almost a year and reading my goals was a fascinating exercise in humility. On Good Friday I had an appointment with my new primary care physician. The results of my physical exam were in and the news was as I suspected. Time to star... Read more

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