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Doctor Update
7/21/2014 7:38:07 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I went to the doctor today and found out that all my biopsies were negative so GOOD NEWS, no cancer! However, the biopsies showed that I have Ulc...  Read more


After NINE rounds, still loving the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge)!
7/21/2014 12:53:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

510 It is hard to believe that I've been SParking for over five years, now. If you know me, or have read the bio information on my SPark Page, you kn...  Read more


Update on How I am Feeling
7/20/2014 8:18:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I went to church today for the first time in three weeks! I came home and ate lunch and took a short nap and I am feeling okay! Tomorrow I go to...  Read more


Halfway through July
7/17/2014 6:28:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just like that, the month is half over and I have some time to myself before the semester starts... now what do i do? I've been a bit of a slac...  Read more


morning on the greenway
7/16/2014 8:27:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

wow did we have rain yesterday! Good gentle moving along the greenway-enjoying this cooler air and the freshness of the foliage. Healthy fo...  Read more


Todays Findings
7/11/2014 8:10:42 PM,  8 COMMENTS

They found Diverticulosis two places in my colon, they found colitis also but I do not have Crohn's disease. They have put me on heavy duty steroids....  Read more


thursday lunch
7/10/2014 8:09:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

this morning on my way home from my walk, I picked a cucumber, a green pepper, a red tomato and a handful of herbs. Lunch is just a few chops away. ...  Read more


CHANGE it up
7/9/2014 11:12:05 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Happy July! I am getting out of a wild--but too sedentary--June. I have been concentrating on being more active (okay, not counting the holiday week...  Read more


Update from Doctor
7/8/2014 9:33:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I went to the GI doctor yesterday and my blood pressure and pulse were very high. He gave me 4 bags of fluids through an IV because he said I was...  Read more


Bucket List Goal
7/4/2014 3:39:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have decided to add a Wild Africa Trek tour to my Bucket List. I would LOVE to be able to photograph the safari animals up-close. The brochure...  Read more


7/3/2014 9:47:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

*cue battle roar* Ok, so the June Challenges have finally been defeated with only one extra day needed. Woohoo! The last week was a bit tougher...  Read more


7/3/2014 11:20:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Living in eastern NC can be hazardous to your health. My husband and I have been very fortunate in our 60 years not to have experienced a major hurr...  Read more


Still Not Feeling Well
7/2/2014 7:23:01 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I went back to the Doctor yesterday because I feel so awful. I can't eat and I have absolutely no energy. She was shocked to see that I have lost 18...  Read more


7/2/2014 7:21:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had been dormant from exercise for about the last 3 years and couldn't find my old pedometer when I rejoined Spark a few days ago. I picked up my n...  Read more


New goal
7/1/2014 8:20:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I need to put this out there into the universe...I want to be able to run a 5k. Ok, there, I said it. Now, to make it happen. Here is the plan......  Read more


Back to worship today for the first time in a couple of months!
6/29/2014 4:45:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The meditation of my heart be pleasing to YOU! Oh Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer! How lovely to be back and make it through and thoroughly b...  Read more


doc visit #2
6/26/2014 7:28:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Saw Gastro-guy Monday and we are trying the first antibiotic for the second time. He is still putting his brain on an infection, not diet related. We...  Read more


Back from 5 Days on the Appalachian Trail
6/25/2014 3:19:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This month has been so busy for me! Friday the 13th (oooooo), we drove to Ohio from NC for my cousin's wedding (10.5 hour trip that day) and stayed u...  Read more


A good challenge
6/24/2014 9:31:57 AM,  1 COMMENTS

If you haven't guessed by now, I like challenges. The feeling of completing something difficult, outside of a comfort zone or that there are naysayer...  Read more


Vacation Pictures
6/23/2014 6:42:48 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I am probably posting too many but this is about 1/10 of what I took! This is my Mom and her children! My Sister-in-law, Niece a...  Read more


Our Wacky Red Male Cardinal
6/22/2014 9:51:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

He is beautiful! He is bright red! He is persistent! He is wacky!!! For 3 months this beautiful red cardinal has flown into our windows with a...  Read more


Streaks & Weekly Goal Review (June 15-21)
6/22/2014 10:33:57 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Trying hard not to get discouraged this week because I gained a pound ... and can't pinpoint why. I worked hard all week to do everything right. Guess...  Read more


doc visit
6/21/2014 10:31:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Saw doc yesterday. Monkeying with meds a bit. She asked if FODMAP was helping and I said that I didn't think so................. BUT Went to...  Read more


Updates - excuses - and accountability
6/20/2014 2:22:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The last couple of weeks I have been a bit astray. I am focusing now... Made it through a killer finals week. Started a new term. Re-injured my ach...  Read more


6/17/2014 3:36:11 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Back in February I wrote a blog stating I had lost all respect for Dr. Oz because he was promoting this weight loss product which we all know is fake....  Read more


hangeth thou in there
6/17/2014 9:26:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

better and better mowed the front yard today energy returning...................YAAY!!!!!!!!!!
!!!...  Read more


Weekly Goal Review (June 8-14)
6/16/2014 1:41:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been tracking 8 goals. Last week, while I was on vacation, I met 55% of them. This is I met 87% with 2 days at 100% (meeting all 8 goals). Here...  Read more


Back at it
6/16/2014 12:30:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My family and I went on vacation last week and although I didn't do as well as I'd hoped, I didn't do as poorly as I might have. This past Saturd...  Read more


Father's Day
6/15/2014 7:48:06 AM,  3 COMMENTS

i was thinking lately about Father's Day.I know it is hard for us.My dad died 12 years ago.He was a wonderful ,godly father.I was so blessed to have h...  Read more


6/14/2014 9:47:06 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I am off to our family reunion at the beach today. We will be out of town for a week. I am looking forward to seeing my family! I wis...  Read more


6/14/2014 7:58:11 AM,  3 COMMENTS

walking with a friend this morning and supposed to walk with a friend this afternoon.Looking forward to this as I hadn't been able to walk with eithe...  Read more


summer break
6/13/2014 3:50:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

today is the first day of summer break for me.I need to get back on track with my eating.I had 20 hours of training for my summer job within the past...  Read more


Awful awful awful day
6/9/2014 7:55:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Well, I just thought I was being so smart! Since I haven't been absorbing my green or really any veggies I figured I would Vitamix them. Blended zucch...  Read more


Home from Vacation
6/8/2014 2:44:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm home from vacation now and laundry is done. The end of the week didn't go as well as the beginning of the week, but I still feel like I was succes...  Read more


One month in
6/8/2014 9:18:05 AM,  9 COMMENTS

One month in and 12# down. This low carb FODMAP combo continues. Wish I could say I was all well, and I am getting better. Some energy returning bit b...  Read more


6/7/2014 9:16:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Finally got in a full hour of water aerobics - and I am very tired tonight. Going to bed early. Grandson graduates tomorrow evening and service sta...  Read more


A well-stocked pantry
6/5/2014 9:46:38 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Just a heads up of all the places I get the myriad ingredients I put in my food to make it taste better-- see if you have something like it near you!...  Read more


A flurry of curry!
6/4/2014 8:00:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I had a slightly panicky moment today... but through the power of teamwork, good knife skills and a well-stocked pantry and spice drawer, it was...  Read more


Vacation Days 2&3
6/4/2014 10:21:46 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Monday I went to the Florida Aquarium and took their Dolphin sighting boat cruise. Then Tuesday was the tour of downtown Tampa and surrounding neighbo...  Read more


Thought my first day of low carb FODMAP combo was a success until....
6/4/2014 9:17:43 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Until I looked at the whey protein powder I used and the vitamin D that I took and realized that both contained soy. Yesterday, before I chewed my cal...  Read more


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