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Back in the Saddle Again
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      10 comments

. . .that's the song that comes to mind today. I'm home. I'm chronologically challenged (a jet lag of sorts), but today is mine for the taking or making or doing. Over the holidays (which began with Thanksgiving) and my extended vacatio... Read more
Groundhog Day 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017      6 comments

I did not see my shadow today. It's snowing here in upstate NY. But apparently Punxsutawny Phil saw his. 6 more weeks of winter. In my experience, it makes no difference one way or the other. Winter hangs on about the same duration, regardl... Read more
What's new?
Friday, January 13, 2017      10 comments

Not much! How do you blog when there's not much going on? I'll NIKE it. (just do it) Let's see, where do I start? Well, I have no scale to weigh myself on here at my MIL's. That is new and different. There is a small voice inside th... Read more
Wrong direction!
Saturday, January 07, 2017      6 comments

More than just a geographical situation! I have been trying to get my "word" for 2017. So far no luck. An entire week into the new year and I don... Read more
Heading up north. . .
Sunday, January 01, 2017      5 comments

I volunteered to go to upstate NY in the middle of winter. What was I thinking? Tomorrow I head out. I had a very nice holiday. All my children plus one of their spouses were here to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. 3 left for home tod... Read more
'Tis the season to be jolly. . .
Friday, December 16, 2016      15 comments

When I passed Santa on the weekend, the line was crazy long. I felt sorry for all the parents who were trying to accomplish some Christmas cheer by... Read more
November is gone. On to December MAGIC.
Friday, December 02, 2016      10 comments

November was not my most successful month. It's actually sort of a blur. I need to take a good look back as I move forward into December. I had some solid goals for November - lose 5 pounds. Do a good amount of sorting. Improve my exercise r... Read more
November Goals
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      10 comments

eliminate 5 pounds improve fasting blood sugars, aiming for a.m. numbers below 100 daily exercise, walking, stretching and/or weight lifting drink 8 glasses of water/day clean trouble spots daily using timer in 30 minute i... Read more
Happy Birthday to me!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      13 comments

I had a friend who changed my perspective on becoming a year older. She stated that Dr.'s did not expect her to live past her 30's due to an accident that damaged her kidneys when she was young. Each year she made it to another birthday was a ... Read more
Big Doings! (not really)
Thursday, October 20, 2016      10 comments

I made a deal with myself that I would blog today. I made a lot of deals with myself today. I made a deal that I would go out to the "stores" and have a look around, try on some clothes and not necessarily buy anything. So I headed out to tak... Read more
2 pounds away from "overweight"!
Saturday, October 15, 2016      8 comments

I was taking a trip down memory lane yesterday. I went back and read a couple of my first blogs that were written over 9 years ago. (Thank you SparkPeople for keeping a chronicle of my SparkLife) And one of of the blogs was about numbers and t... Read more
October Goals
Sunday, October 02, 2016      4 comments

The month is already here and I am a day late and a dollar short on getting my goals in order. I want to simplify my goals and narrow my focus to what is most important to me. So . . . -keep blood glucose levels in healthy ranges. 80 -1... Read more
The journey thus far. . .
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      6 comments

Since returning to "sparking" after my summer travels, I have eliminated 18 pounds, gone off diabetes meds (one more pill to go; Blood pressure med next.) I have eliminated all grains and added sugars from my diet and I am feeling much better. ... Read more
So what's new?
Friday, September 09, 2016      6 comments

I have been having the worst time blogging. I tried yesterday and I gave up. But I'll try to grind it out today. What am I trying to convey here? My thoughts of late are how much of an all or nothing person I am. I'm all in here, or ... Read more
FBS - 80
Monday, September 05, 2016      8 comments

Since getting rid of diabetes medication on August 18th, I have been sort of holding my breath every morning when I check my blood sugar. I set a goal for the month of September to have fasting blood sugar levels below 100. But my heart's desi... Read more

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