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I'm throwing out my bathroom scale . . . .
Monday, June 27, 2016      5 comments

I've been weighing myself every morning and getting obsessed about the number on the scale. Today I was at the pharmacy and weighed myself on a lar... Read more
20,160 minutes
Friday, June 24, 2016      10 comments

After taking a LONG break from SP, I've been back to Sparking for 20,160 minutes. That's 336 hours. Or 14 days. Or 2 whole weeks. LOL I've m... Read more
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How Does Your Garden Grow ?
Monday, June 20, 2016      6 comments

Last time I went to see my Ob/Gyn, she asked me, "Do you garden ?" I thought it was a strange question. What does that have to do with my reprodu... Read more
If I Should Die Before I wake . . . .
Monday, June 20, 2016      5 comments

Ever hear the song "Enter Sandman" by Metallica ? In it they recite a prayer my mother used to say before I went to bed when I was a little girl. ... Read more
Saturday, June 18, 2016      11 comments

I've always been conscious about my weight and tried to eat healthy. In fact, in high school at the age of 16, I became obsessed about my weight an... Read more
Ready, Set, Go
Friday, June 17, 2016      7 comments

I'm off to a great RE-START on SparkPeople after a long break. I had lost 35 pounds in 2013 and in the years since, have regained it all back. ... Read more
Several Prayers Came True This Year
Sunday, December 27, 2015      4 comments

Several of my prayers have come true this year. First of all, I found out that I did NOT have cancer after receiving a bad medical report in October. Thank God for THAT ! Also, I had been praying for a girlfriend IRL (in real life) ... Read more
Had a medical scare - and found out I have a lot of people in my life who love me
Saturday, December 19, 2015      7 comments

The past couple of months have been a whirlwind. I had had pain in my hip for many months so my doctor ordered an X-ray. The radiologist reported that he saw a "neoplasm" (cancerous growth) in the L5 vertebra which he added was "probably meta... Read more
I'm overweight but otherwise healthy.
Monday, August 31, 2015      6 comments

I rode my bike over to my doctor's office and picked up a copy of my last blood work results and then spent an hour writing a blog about how great my results were . . . . and then when I went to post it . . . it DISAPPEARED ! DARN IT ! ... Read more
RECIPE for A Good Morning
Sunday, August 30, 2015      8 comments

Step One: Have an alcohol-free evening and go to bed at a reasonable hour. Step Two: Sleep at least 8 hours on a good mattress. (I don't ... Read more
Do you always eat breakfast ?
Monday, August 17, 2015      11 comments

I found an old magazine "all*you" from August 23, 2013 and I discovered something interesting in it. You know how everybody ALWAYS said you should ALWAYS eat breakfast ? Well this article by Aviva Patz said the "old rule" was that ... Read more
Whipped up a batch of homemade doggie biscuits today.
Thursday, August 06, 2015      7 comments

Here's the recipe: 1 cup boiling water 2 Bouillon Cubes (beef or chicken) 1 cup oats 1 cup cornmeal 1/3 cup butter melted 1 Tablespoo... Read more
Why do you drink to excess ?
Friday, July 31, 2015      5 comments

On my recent vacation, I read an excellent book titled "Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs" by Johann Hari As the name suggests, it is about drug addiction and drug dealing and how our current "war on drugs" ... Read more
One Day at a Time. . . .
Thursday, July 30, 2015      7 comments

. . . . . . is the inscription on my new silver ring and my new mantra. One Day at a Time . . . I Will - stay alcohol-free I Will - ... Read more
What are the symptoms of an Alcohol Use Disorder ?
Monday, July 06, 2015      6 comments

This is from "Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and your health" a booklet published by the National Institutes of Health/US Dept. of Health and Human ... Read more

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