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My Son Had Success!
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      10 comments

My son lost 65 pounds last year. Actually, he started October 2015 and lost it by spring. He did not exercise. He asked me how to lose. I told him to start by cutting out all orange juice and sweet tea, and replace them with water and unsw... Read more
Gone a Long Time
Friday, December 30, 2016      6 comments

My last blog was October 2015. Right after that, my life started unraveling as far as taking care of myself at all. My dad started falling getting in and out of the car at doctor appointments by the third week of September. By the first week of ... Read more
New Plan
Sunday, October 11, 2015      7 comments

My son and I were walking his dog this afternoon when he said, "Let's start Spark People together on Tuesday." I asked him if he wanted to take up with Spark Teen again or start a new adult account. He chose the latter. He said we should d... Read more
Moving Along
Friday, August 21, 2015      4 comments

I might seem absent at times, but Spark People is with me every day. And that means my Spark Friends. I exercise when I can. I still take care of my parents. This week, it was selling one of their cars, buying clothes for mom, and making a few s... Read more
Almost There
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      3 comments

Even though my parents are in assisted living now, I spent about 25 hours on them last week, mostly my dad. Doctor appointments are still a part time job. There is no affordable transportation to the doctor, and I want to know what's going on wi... Read more
Moving Day - Er, Month
Monday, April 13, 2015      5 comments

Last week, my daughter and I started moving my parents to an adult residential apartment complex (RCAC), which is a lot like assisted living but a little less defined. Fifteen years ago, I helped them downsize from a home to the apartment ... Read more
Check In - Rest and Eating
Friday, October 31, 2014      4 comments

I haven't been able to take a nap in the afternoon, but I take time to sit for a while after lunch. Sometimes it's even a siesta. Before, I often ate standing up. Or sitting at the computer doing other stuff. I realized that mornings I was doing... Read more
Basically Starting Over
Tuesday, October 21, 2014      4 comments

My daughter is in her fourth week of taking care of my parents. At the end of the second week, she called me from her car, crying. It was more than she thought, but is happy with her choice and doing a marvelous job. She does not regret her deci... Read more
Perhaps Coming to Life
Friday, September 05, 2014      5 comments

I dropped out of action the past few months because I'm getting burned out. I knew it would eventually come to this, I just didn't know when. Still, my mind has been with SP all the time. Just taking my parents to the doctor has been a part-time... Read more
Thursday, May 29, 2014      5 comments

I am super busy so am keeping a low profile while still being involved. The task for this period of life is keeping good habits up when the chips are down. When I get harried, I don't plan (i.e. pack meals for when I'm on the run). Yesterday, I ... Read more
Movement Reset
Monday, April 21, 2014      5 comments

Dr. Mickey starts out by emphasizing that a little means a lot. Just "1 degree" of increased effort can make a difference. The simplest way to speed up your metabolism is by increasing your regular daily activity and exercising a little mo... Read more
Diet Reset
Monday, March 31, 2014      5 comments

Dr. Mickey Harpaz, PhD has degrees in applied physiology and nutrition. He has treated more than 10,000 menopausal women. He starts Diet Reset by repeating that during menopause, progesterone, estrogen and testosterone decrease, while andr... Read more
Friday, March 21, 2014      4 comments

I am ready to blog on Diet Reset but got distracted with the conflict and time taken to get my dad off the road. His license expired two months ago and with the cold weather, it was easy enough to keep him in their apartment with the icy conditi... Read more
Mind Reset
Monday, March 17, 2014      6 comments

Overview of Menopause Reset! by Dr. Mickey Harpaz Installment 2: Mind Reset! The most important weapon in your fight to get your body back is your mental attitude. Physiological changes ... Read more
It's Cold but I Don't Care
Sunday, March 16, 2014      5 comments

We live in one of the colder parts of the country. Looking at the weather maps on TV, I get discouraged seeing everybody else having nice walking weather. Then I remembered the Spark person I was when I started in August 2012. I had a diff... Read more

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