Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 58,757


Who said retirement means taking it easy?
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      1 comments

I retired last August and I have not had much time to do things I was looking forward to like swimming a few times a week and spending time on SparkPeople, to name 2 things. If I spent an hour really thinking about things I would like to do I ... Read more
Busy filling out applications and getting ready for tax time....
Saturday, February 06, 2016      4 comments

Hopefully, I will be getting respite care for my husband who has Alzheimer's and it should be in the next month or two. Lately I have had difficulty getting him to go out with me and have started to feel housebound which is one cause of careta... Read more
will start PT on February 1st...for deconditioned state and home program...
Sunday, January 17, 2016      0 comments

Orthopedist was a bit alarmed at the degree of disc degeneration in my entire spine. He recommended PT to get me on a home exercise program. I have a nice treadmill at home and know some of the exercises that help my back pain and strengthenin... Read more
No company for Christmas and staying home and relaxing...
Friday, December 25, 2015      4 comments

Don't have to worry about the weather or anything....just having a couple of sloughing off days and sleeping in. Didn't even get dressed yesterday and lounged in my pink flannel PJs.... Read more
Back to Spark People after hiatus.... feeling better now!
Friday, December 18, 2015      5 comments

I rejoined the gym and actually went swimming today for 30 minutes and enjoyed the whirlpool after swim, I plan to go as often as I can. Bought membership including my husband and hope to get him to be more active in the pool, too. He i... Read more
The budget is done...
Friday, November 13, 2015      2 comments

With present income, I am short $999 a month. My brain hurts from thinking about it. emoticon... Read more
I keep trying to think of ways to earn money at home...
Thursday, November 12, 2015      3 comments

I worked at home for 7 years (about 10 years ago) as a home medical transcriptionist. I have to stay home with my husband whose Alzheimer's is becoming severe enough that his doctor's orders were that he couldn't be left alone any longer so I h... Read more
Progress: Heading in the right direction with weight....
Monday, November 09, 2015      6 comments

I just charted the lowest weight I have had since 2006. I am feeling rather svelte, but have to look at my weight report back to 2004 to see the ghastly trends. I started at about 200 lb and gained about 40 lb in the first year. After that po... Read more
A woman's work is never done.....blah, blah, blah....
Sunday, November 01, 2015      1 comments

I have the house under pretty good (not perfect) control but as I am home and not working any more I find that I spend a lot of time picking up things, washing clothes and dishes (thank goodness for our modern machines). I am stressed out... Read more
Progress on the plains....
Sunday, October 04, 2015      2 comments

I got a reprieve on the dumpster which is half full. They will pick it up tomorrow (Monday) and since I paid a lot to rent it I have to fill it up today. Will be topping it off with a queen size mattress and hope to get a neighbor to get it up... Read more
Making up for being a lazy housekeeper....
Saturday, September 26, 2015      5 comments

It is/was so bad I had to hire a lady who works as a janitor at my previous job. One problem is that we talk too much when we get together and the last few times she was working there was not much progress made. The goal is to get most of the ... Read more
I made it to the gym to swim today.....
Friday, September 04, 2015      2 comments

I swam for 30 minutes, mostly backstroke, 2 laps of front crawl. It was so refreshing on a hot, muggy day...heat index of 94. exercised in whirlpool for additional 15 minutes and then took a nice cold shower before going out in the real world ... Read more
I am no longer employed...yea and nay....
Friday, August 21, 2015      10 comments

Was given choice of resigning, being terminated (really?) and retiring. I chose retiring and will received a $250 gift card for Target for 25 years of loyal service and wearing out my hands and more starting with 18 years as a medical transcrip... Read more
ENT doc's diagnosis now is allergic rhinitis....
Monday, August 03, 2015      1 comments

I do not have a sinus infection at present, but am on generic Claritin (without the D) also known as loratadine. After about 5 days I am much improved without so much sinus pain. She said if I am not improved to go on another antibiotic for 3 w... Read more
Slept 12 hours last night...
Saturday, July 25, 2015      1 comments

Sinus infection has returned and have serious head pains, headaches, earache, etc, Have appointment to see ENT specialist on Tuesday after work. Hope she can help as I am having trouble working, problems with memory and distress over pains in ... Read more

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 Last Page