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Shoulder Surgery II

Monday, August 04, 2014      4 comments

1 week into recover from second shoulder surgery. First one was to repair a bicep tendon in June 2012. That progressed into full on frozen shoulder. The new surgeon has me out of a sling and doing passive range of motion exercises. Sti... Read more

The Big Question for an Entrepreneur: "How's The Business Going?"

Thursday, July 17, 2014      0 comments

Every year I teach at a CLE event in Houston. This year I'm not feeling great for a few reasons. I have a shoulder surgery (again) scheduled for next week. I also have a nagging feeling that my little start-up should be doing better befo... Read more

The Tipping Point

Sunday, July 13, 2014      2 comments

So, here I am two years after my first surgery to repair a bicep tendon repair. I quickly progressed from surgery to a pretty severe case of frozen shoulder. It's been a mixed blessing. On the physical side, I still have very restricted m... Read more

Celebrating 7 Years on SparkPeople

Tuesday, February 11, 2014      6 comments

It's hard to believe that I started sparking way back in 2007. Back then I was at the height of my career with a major retailer. I travelled every week and wanted to drop a few pounds, which led me here to SparkPeople. We didn't know ... Read more

Birthday Check-Up

Tuesday, October 01, 2013      2 comments

Sparkers, I'm writing this blog so when I look back next year, I can remember how far I've come. It's kind of long, so if you do read on, I apologize for the length. ____________________________
_______________________ Happy Birthday ... Read more

Sparking my Life!

Saturday, September 21, 2013      4 comments

My dear friend BRADMILL2922 wrote about his weight loss journey on my Sparkpage: "The first step really is the hardest to take. At least for me, I really had to convince myself that I could do it. It is strange but I also had to convince my... Read more

Come Escape On A Virtual Vacation

Friday, August 16, 2013      4 comments

It's been a few very stressful weeks at my household. I need a mental health break. So, let's daydream for a minute: You win the lottery and money is no object. You take care of your family, friends, and interests. You still have a bund... Read more

Need Stress Management Tips

Sunday, August 11, 2013      9 comments

Sparkfriends, You know from my last blog entry that DH is going through very tough times at work. My heart goes out to him. He just wants to go into work, do a great job, and go home without drama. He suffers from anxiety, so this is... Read more

When Are You Too Old To Fight For Your Job?

Saturday, August 10, 2013      9 comments

Sparkers, This was a hard week for DH and me. DH has worked for his company for 14 years. Always great reviews and increases. He's going to be 66 in a couple of weeks and hopes to stay at his job until he retires in 4 years. Re... Read more

My Spark Spirit

Thursday, August 01, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday was tough. I made my first formal presentation at a company. I didn't think I was nervous, but I sweated through my clothes. It was literally pouring off my face. Not cute. I'm not normally that nervous. But I am learning tha... Read more


Wednesday, July 31, 2013      5 comments

Spark Friends, I've dreamed of having my own business my whole life. Many of you know that I have a frozen shoulder as a result of surgery last year. I'm a hopeless optimist, so I'm taking advantage of this break in my corporate caree... Read more

Celebrating a 2 Week Spark Streak -- Food Tracking

Thursday, June 27, 2013      5 comments

Haven't missed a day in two weeks. I've had good days and bad days. Some days I've gone way over my goals, but I've exercised faithfully. And guess what? I'm down a few pounds! I'm less than 3 pounds from my mini goal of 165. Like Tony... Read more

Food Tracking....Day 5

Sunday, June 16, 2013      3 comments

It's still a drag, but it is eye opening!!! I realized I've been eating an extra 200-500 calories/day. I tried to be good yesterday when I had lunch with a friend, and then dinner at another friend's house. But when I tallied everything u... Read more

The Kryptonite to My Weight Loss Program

Saturday, June 15, 2013      7 comments

About 2 months ago I joined Spark Coach. I really like the daily motivation and check-ins. I'm not a numbers person, but I can spot a trend when I see it. A few weeks ago I realized that I was doing a fantastic job with exercise, check-... Read more

Mexican Coleslaw/5 Minute Fish Tacos

Sunday, February 03, 2013      4 comments

My walking partner shared this with me. I created the recipes on Sparkrecipes, so if you try it, you can just import the nutritional info. (It's under Liz's Cookbook) It's so easy! 1 bag coleslaw mix (toss the packet of mayo) 2-3 avoc... Read more

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