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Two Weeks until Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 13, 2008      0 comments

I hadn't even thought about Thanksgiving lately. I didn't realize it was only 2 weeks away. I have promised myself that this year I won't stuff myself and eat smaller portions and pick the ones lowest in calories if possible. My Daughter-i... Read more


Wednesday, November 12, 2008      2 comments

"I think people that have a brother or sister don't realize how lucky they are. Sure, they fight a lot, but to know that there's always somebody there, somebody that's family. " Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Cat Orgy, 1999 I onl... Read more

Color Changes

Friday, November 07, 2008      1 comments

I think I've had the flu last week and weekend. Felt a little better on Sunday but weak and shaky. On Monday, I asked... Read more

Health issues

Wednesday, October 29, 2008      2 comments

I'm really having some health issues right now. I was started on Crestor almost a year ago and have been having bladder and yeast infection problems. I had trouble before with my kidneys while taking some high powered Rhumitoid drugs so I have t... Read more

Seasonal changes

Friday, October 24, 2008      3 comments

I don't know what it is about colder weather. My body seems to think it is going into hibernation mode and I seem to get more hungry. I have really struggled this week to keep the calorie count within my range of 1200-1500. It has been hitting i... Read more


Thursday, October 16, 2008      1 comments

Sometimes we have to take a step back and look at our priorities in life. I've made "getting healthier" a big priority in my life. I've also learned to look at was is the most important thing that is worth using my time for. Some things are nece... Read more


Friday, October 10, 2008      2 comments

LIMITS---Iíve learned this by joining Sparks. I now know my limits and what I can and cannot do. I know exactly how far to push my body before it becomes a chore. I know that I get bored easily (ADHD adult) so I have to change up my routine. I h... Read more


Tuesday, October 07, 2008      2 comments

I've joined the Biggest Loser Challenge Team for 12 weeks and am hoping it will push me off this plateau. I'm excited but a little confused at all the posting and what all we are supposed to be doing but hopefully will get caught up soon. I've u... Read more

October starts a new month!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008      6 comments

September is almost over and October nears. I'm determined to make it through the fall and winter holiday seasons sticking to my diet and exercise. So I've decided to make posting to my calorie count and fitness count a regular daily event. I've... Read more

5 months into Spark

Wednesday, September 24, 2008      3 comments

Wow I can't believe it will be 5 months for me here at Sparkpeople and I've already lost 30 pounds. At my starting point at the end of April, I didn't think I could do this. I was at my highest weight ever and in worse shape physically and healt... Read more

Time for a size change

Thursday, September 18, 2008      1 comments

I know that losing weight is going to take some time. I didn't get this way overnight. And I've not done bad. With Sprakpeople's help I've lost almost 30 pounds and am much healthier than I've been in some time. But I look in the mirror at times... Read more

Whiny Americans

Friday, September 12, 2008      4 comments

I'm not a great fan of Jay Leno but I found something he had written which was pretty profound. I'm putting it here but not in entirely all that was said. "'The other day I was reading Newsweek magazine and came across some Poll data I foun... Read more

Rants from a Former Teacher

Sunday, September 07, 2008      3 comments

Something on one of my teams prompted me to write this rant. I'm on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to schools. As a former teacher of 25+ years I can see the teacher's points of view and as a mother and not a grandmother of childre... Read more

Why Women Should Vote

Friday, September 05, 2008      3 comments

Regardless of your party affiliation get out and vote... WHY WOMEN SHOULD VOTE This is the story of our Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers; they lived only 90 years ago. Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted th... Read more

After Gustov

Thursday, September 04, 2008      1 comments

We were finally able to really get out and view the river and all. Our road was washed out at the far end. But not much traffic there anyway and most can detour around on another road. The river was up to the bottom of the bridge but I've seen i... Read more

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