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Healing and losing
I am still a bit stunned by the results of my medical tests. I've done more research on Fatty Liver and came across a few things that get better search results: one is metabolic syndrome, which includes fatty liver with diabetes, hypothyroid, ob... Read more
Bit the Bullet
Last year I decided that the Spark People plan sounded smart, so I did it for about 9 months faithfully and gained ten pounds... I became convinced my thyroid was shot or I was diabetic. I worked in a hospital, medical school and NIH doing resea... Read more
When I started aqua aerobics a few months ago it was mainly a step to my first fitness goal -to do an hour of laps. That first day I was able 'nice to only do 2 laps! and it was hard. Today, I do 10 minutes after water aerobics on MWF and now I... Read more
Weeding as meditation
I read an article about being in the moment and they used weeding as a meditation. Since I can't get on the treadmill I spent 2 hours in the garden today, weeding! I was great exercise and I felt like I ran a couple of hours. I also felt zero st... Read more
Dog is in doghouse!
Poor Mukki, he is in the doghouse and I am in bed with foot on a pillow -actually, that should be poor me!
Someone dumped a cat on our property last year, we have tried to get someone to take her but no luck. We had her spayed and shots but... Read more
Life is a Buffet, let's not be anorexic!
Waking with a smile is easy for kids but we forget as adults that we are gifted with the same wonders as adults as we were as kids. A new day, new opportunities, a fresh start and new adventures.
This morning I saw my dogs run to the windo... Read more
Well, let's burn some calories!
This has been one of those weeks that used to really upset me and make me feel a little taken for granted but this week I had the Spark!
Husband remembered late one night that they had a pot luck at work the next day and he promised my home... Read more
The other side of the coin
So, lately I've been dealing with the emotional issues that have been plaguing me for a while. I do a lot of chakras work but took for granted they were fine. My emotional issues have made it clear that I have a few weak and closed chakras, so l... Read more
Started JulNoWriMo today, the goal is to write a 50000 word novel this month. I'll have to write at least 1666 words daily. Today, I wrote 1744 words. Of to a great start.
Spark People has me feeling more positive about goal oriented tasks.... Read more
learning more each day
Yesterday I kept within my calorie intake but swapped out the recommended lunch for a mini binge of pickled herring and crackers. I'm calling it a mini-binge, since I didn't eat the whole jar! But I did eat about 4 servings. I noticed all aftern... Read more
Drop the Armor!
Stress, trauma, and hard times can often leave us feeling vulnerable. There was a time when I felt like a 'soft shell' crab. I was a very young widow; suddenly alone after seven years of care-giving. I was lost and confused by the single world o... Read more
My Glass is Always Full!
I was recently asked if I was a glass half full or half empty kinda gal.
The other half of the glass is oxygen -so, my glass is always full!
It kinda puts a new spin on the empty plate... we aren't cows, chewing doesn't have to be a f... Read more
ah and a pause for menopause.....
Yesterday my mood plummeted, along with my energy and I felt bloated... oh oh! PMS, which needs a new name during peri-menopausal hell.
I'll call my treadmill experience yesterday the Zombie walk... and sleeping was more like swimming in s... Read more
A very good day
Before I started Spark, I was doing Jillian iFit workouts on my treadmill and they were so hard! I started level 2 and it was killer! I stopped doing Jillian's iFit workouts when I began SparkP mainly to get more minutes.
Today I tried add... Read more
Getting to know me better!
I've been Sparking now for 3 weeks.
I have really been fussy about tracking my meals, calculating serving and converting my recipes. I study the reports daily and monitor how I 'feel'.
I am slowly coming to understand what my body ne... Read more