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Hope everyone had a safe & sane holiday.
7/7/2014 1:14:58 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We had our 29th wedding anniversary on the 29th. lol Jeff had to work and I got another migraine. My daughter Samra and her guy Carl came out from Ar...  Read more

XENA1956

New phone on the way!
7/6/2014 11:23:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I soon will pass my Blackberry phone onto my husband. ATT required us to replace his "dumbphone." I will swap the new phone; he'll get mine. I...  Read more

SBECKER526

07/05/14
7/5/2014 5:59:44 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I cleaned house this morning. Then went for a bike ride,it was busy there. Tomorrow am i'm going biking again,early enough while the holiday people ar...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Mindful eating and social gatherings
7/5/2014 12:17:38 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am finding that I am in social gatherings more than usual during last week and next week. I am dedicated to entering the foods in my nutrition trac...  Read more

SBECKER526

Happy Independence Day!
7/5/2014 12:10:14 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Wishing everyone a happy, fun safe holiday! Our garage sale was slow today, mostly neighbors and friends, but what you would expect on a worki...  Read more

_LINDA

Rescue Cat and Fireworks
7/4/2014 10:07:09 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Snaggles, my rescue cat, has separation anxiety with respect to me. If I am away, he chews his fur off. I am working with him and comforting him. H...  Read more

SBECKER526

07/03/14
7/3/2014 5:40:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had a better day today,stronger,more time out of bed. I cleaned the house,walked with a daughter a few miles,felt great. I'm hoping to go for a bike...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Getting Help For My Bad Knee
7/3/2014 3:39:51 PM,  22 COMMENTS

I thought that I should let all my buddies know that I've been doctoring with my bad right knee. I was to my doctor last week and x-rays were done an...  Read more

SEATTLE58

Easy dessert-great for July 4th!
7/3/2014 12:07:09 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Blueberry Squares 1 package angel food mix ( use mix that you just add water, like Duncan Hines) 21 ounce light blueberry pie filling Pre...  Read more

ROCKPORT9

issues...
7/3/2014 12:11:07 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have reinjured my left rotator cuff. 'roid injection Muscle relaxer so I can a sleep, the pain is just that bad Sling 24/7, yes, even at night...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Staycation Treats
7/2/2014 10:31:29 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I decided to claim the month of July as my vacation at home. So I went shopping at the farmer's market and got great items to cook. I planned wellne...  Read more

SBECKER526

Freggies
7/2/2014 8:11:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I had two refreshing freggies (fruits/vegetables) today---- Tomato slices, string cheese, balsamic vinegar, pepper (when available, I love adding...  Read more

ROCKPORT9

07/02/2014
7/2/2014 5:56:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm feeling slightly better,the dr called n confirmed my blood test,lyme and ra flare-up. I rested a lot,all i feel like doing still. I had breakfast...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Busy Times Ahead
7/2/2014 2:06:52 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I gave myself a long and invigorating workout this morning as this was the first time in a long time my pain was tolerable. I did 30 minutes on the E...  Read more

_LINDA

Tuesday
7/1/2014 6:12:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Since late last week,i havent been feeling well. I push it down and keep going. Saturday am,it hit,i called out of work,slept the whole weekend away....  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Moving forward
7/1/2014 1:04:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I spoke to the GP about my depression getting worse. I've been started on a second anti-depressant that will hopefully augment the first and help my m...  Read more

FINDINGMENANLT

Happy Canada Day! Catch up in Photos.
7/1/2014 10:12:59 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian Sparkies! As the dark clouds and never ending rain finally lift, my spirits rise. But I did have a...  Read more

_LINDA

Preadmission. Up date and brain overload
7/1/2014 6:23:40 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I had preadmission clinic for both surgeries saw a whole team of people ot etc picc lines booked for both surgeries so much info on LTKR brain over...  Read more

MUSIC66

Remembering who I am.
7/1/2014 2:32:29 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Today in the mail, I received a book that was written by one of my favorite authors. It was like visiting with an old friend. That friend reminde...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Limiting Fast Food
6/30/2014 11:21:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I watched a movie titled Super Size Me. I am committed to avoiding quick solutions to my cravings. I also read a book, Fast Food Nation. I will be...  Read more

SBECKER526

Limiting Fast Food
6/30/2014 11:21:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I watched a movie titled Super Size Me. I am committed to avoiding quick solutions to my cravings. I also read a book, Fast Food Nation. I will be...  Read more

SBECKER526

Things that worked!
6/28/2014 8:44:29 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I just finished the first week of the 5% Summer Challenge. I lost 2 pounds, and though I didn't exercise a lot....30 to 75 minutes, but mainly 30 minu...  Read more

ROCKPORT9

RA day...
6/28/2014 7:24:58 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yeah, it is one of those days. ::eyeroll:: I love the rain and the nourishment that it brings but since the development of this stupid disease, my bod...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Beginner's Yoga
6/28/2014 11:22:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I just completed my first 6 weeks of Beginner's Yoga. The instructor was awesome in her ability to immerse the class of 6 women in a yoga practice....  Read more

SBECKER526

And so it Goes
6/28/2014 10:18:14 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I really wish I could go somewhere this summer. With every summer that passes I slide further and further away from "health" and "strength" But our ga...  Read more

DEDICATED2HIM

Preadmission clinic
6/26/2014 11:23:07 PM,  4 COMMENTS

On the 1 st of July I have preadmission clinic for LTKR she said looks like both surgeries will be in August so as the hysterscopy does not clas...  Read more

MUSIC66

Managing Stress
6/26/2014 5:43:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As a caregiver and person with 2 chronic diseases, I am faced with daily stresses of living. I am also active in groups that causes some more stress....  Read more

SBECKER526

Blah...
6/26/2014 2:05:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Feeling blah today. I think that the pain in the knees is getting mighty old. Hoping that this weather clears up soon. Usually in July and August we h...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Wii, update...
6/25/2014 10:51:10 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Welp, the Wii that the Hubs picked up off of eBay rocks! Yes, it is an older model, but that is more than ok by us. We didn't want to dump a lot...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Enjoying each day
6/25/2014 10:25:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am really enjoying each day. I make time for both Bob and Snaggles, our cat. I have one exercise or golf event per day. I am doing cycling at ho...  Read more

SBECKER526

Yesterday, I wanted brownie bites!
6/24/2014 11:38:11 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I wanted brownie bites! I did have brownie bites the day before 494 ...and some more....and more. I decided to fight back! 216 I w...  Read more

ROCKPORT9

Lost 2 lbs!
6/23/2014 11:43:27 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Another overcast day, preparing for yet more rain! We have had 75 mL (3 inches) so far this last week when our monthly normal is 55 mL (2.1 inches)!!...  Read more

_LINDA

Challenging Week
6/22/2014 10:55:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I had bridge every day of the week, including working two games Saturday. I was doing a pile of speedwalking while dealing with a bad GI tract. I bo...  Read more

_LINDA

Examination of life goals...
6/22/2014 10:38:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It seems that at this time of year, I always go over where I am and where I want to be the next year. So, I have come up with a few goals. By Jun...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Recognizing limitations
6/22/2014 9:13:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am a doer. I am glad to assume tasks and make things happen with the help of others. I am facing limitations as to what I can do in a day without...  Read more

SBECKER526

I see you...
6/21/2014 6:59:57 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello, I see you. You with the achy knees, you with Rheumatiod Arthritis, you with the walker, you with the wheel chair, you with the achy l...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Trying more video exercises
6/21/2014 10:29:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This week I have a goal to do more SparkPeople exercise videos. I want to push myself to do 10 minutes more per day. You are correct to remind m...  Read more

SBECKER526

Reality check...
6/20/2014 10:46:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The bright idea finally dawned upon me to actually go and have a look at what I have been eating. Looks good but there are areas that I need to t...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Yoga and me
6/20/2014 6:49:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I tried yoga several times over the years. I bought a mat, several DVDs and even took gym classes. I was not flexible enough to do most of the poses...  Read more

SBECKER526

Do No Harm
6/20/2014 1:39:43 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is a bit embarrassing. I agreed to be EL for the Starfish team for the Summer challenge, and I am doing my best to support and encourage. However...  Read more

ROCKPORT9

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