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  • Off to a Good Start

    11/18/2016 9:43:35 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I finally sucked it in and put my weight ticker back to my current weight. I walked 10 minutes on my treadmill this morning. My plan is to walk... Read more

  • How Do They Do It!

    11/17/2016 11:26:12 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    This is a really hard blog to write. I have avoided writing anything for a long time because I am once again starting over. After I stopped goi... Read more

  • Sigh of relief...

    6/26/2016 1:56:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    In the middle of the night last night my roommate demanded yet again to be taken to the hospital, so the ambulance came for her. I can't fully r... Read more

  • Okay, well...

    6/25/2016 1:43:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My Medicaid is still stalling, but it occurs to me there may be an up-side. The social worker here is looking for housing possibilities for me. T... Read more

  • Roadblocked

    6/19/2016 4:12:04 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My physical therapy is on hold again. Last time it was for a week due to a problem with my Medicaid. Nobody's telling me what's going on despite ... Read more

  • Oh, phooey...

    6/17/2016 4:26:44 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    (Side note: thanks to my social worker Eric for helping me with this IPad!) Now the "phooey" part: I just found out that my favorite show,... Read more

  • I haven't died

    6/17/2016 1:19:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I haven't had access to a computer since February. I was hospitalized the first week in April for cellulitis in my right leg. I was there for fiv... Read more

  • Week #1 of No Dieting

    6/7/2016 2:31:23 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have completed Week #1 of No Dieting. It is a wonderful feeling of freedom. Oh yes, there are times I have fretted and think "I'll never lose... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    5/26/2016 4:57:09 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have a whole new plan. No more diets!!! I am taking some positive steps, yes, they are baby steps, but in the right direction. I simply can'... Read more

  • Diets Really Don't Work

    4/20/2016 5:04:47 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    When will I learn that valuable lesson. I lost 58 pounds with Jenny Craig but the moment I went back to eating real food I gained a lot of it ba... Read more

  • Turning page 4

    4/1/2016 12:51:01 PM, by PATTYSPENCER

    April 1 - wow - where did the month of March go!? Really nothing new - continued to go to the gym 3-4 days a week. I have quite using the b... Read more

  • Leader of the Pack

    3/15/2016 10:52:53 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I am a Leader of the exercise group. As I have mentioned before, I came up with the idea of doing a Walking DVD during our break. Our departmen... Read more

  • Help in Getting Back on Track

    3/8/2016 1:48:43 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I have been reading a lot of motivational stories lately on Sparkpeople in order to help me get back on track. I seem to be in a good place righ... Read more

  • Turning page 3 - March

    3/3/2016 10:46:15 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    Been a while since I last wrote - didn't want to set myself up for a set back ya know? - too much of myself is......well TOO much lol Consis... Read more

  • Confession Time

    3/1/2016 4:27:00 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I am going to own up to it--yes, I have gained 31 pounds back. But I am not going to beat myself up about it because what's done is done. W... Read more

  • How many carbs?

    2/23/2016 8:40:19 PM, by SINCEKINDER

    I have been placed on medicine for diabetes but I am so frustrated. I have no clue how many carbs/meal or carbs/snack a woman should have. I am... Read more

  • Reflections on a Birthday

    2/19/2016 10:50:52 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Last Saturday was my 68th birthday. I had reflected several days before about where the years went and how fast time flew by. I thought about T... Read more

  • The Feel Good Jar

    2/18/2016 7:40:01 PM, by CATTI53

    Prior to the New Year I read somewhere about starting a "What made me feel good today" jar. The idea is to write it down, place the paper in th... Read more

  • Working my way back....slowly

    2/17/2016 7:15:44 PM, by CATTI53

    Not sure what happened in the last year (actually the past few years) that put me on this downward spiral. I can think of a few possible things... Read more

  • Quickly...

    2/17/2016 3:18:07 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Just a quick update. I move to my friend's place Friday morning. Monday I meet with a legal services office for the disabled in Santa Rosa who ma... Read more

  • Finally some good news

    2/14/2016 5:44:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Okay, lots to report. I have to leave the shelter on Friday morning since I've been there for six months. A friend is allowing me to stay with hi... Read more

  • My day

    2/10/2016 11:45:45 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Had a good day today. Look at my Goodwill finds!!! ... Read more

  • Turning pages - week 2

    2/10/2016 10:07:21 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    Interesting - I'm only in week 2 and I'm beginning to think about things different - more on a subconscious level maybe? 1) After the gym la... Read more

  • Finding My Spark

    2/8/2016 9:42:05 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I am still very much a work in progress. I have to own up to the 26 pounds I gained back after losing 58. I will weigh again in the morning and... Read more

  • Wow - talk about turning pages!!

    2/7/2016 9:43:19 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    Something over the last month or so has really changed me - not sure if it was IN myself or the talk I had with my son who said for me to take ca... Read more

  • An update and me possibly turning a page in my life

    1/31/2016 9:36:20 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    First an update on my toilet disaster - NO MORE leaks!! Nothing has been done in the bathroom (typical male - starting a handyman project and no... Read more

  • Wishy Washy

    1/29/2016 9:50:50 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    For those who don't know, wishy washy, it means flipping back and forth between a decision. My decision is whether to continue with Jenny Craig ... Read more

  • Starting the Week off Right

    1/25/2016 10:48:17 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Ringgggg went the alarm clock. It was cold, it was dark and I wanted desperately to snuggle back under the covers and catch some more zzzz's. B... Read more

  • And on it goes

    1/23/2016 5:38:52 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Trying to gather all the necessary documentation for my transitional housing application. Geeze, I wish I'd known at the time that all those "you... Read more

  • amen

    1/23/2016 2:06:49 PM, by RORYLYONS

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  • Back to Basics

    1/18/2016 4:42:22 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I had blogged earlier about coming up with a challenge for myself. I have mulled it over all weekend and here is what I came up with. Get b... Read more

  • And still more

    1/16/2016 4:14:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    The craziness continues. My old landlord is down to one one-bedroom apartment and wants $1,700 a month for it. Yeah, THAT'S gonna happen. I'm not... Read more


    1/16/2016 2:22:14 PM, by YOUNGNSMYLIE

    This morning I woke up and felt sick. Physically sick. My eyes were swollen, my hands and stomach were swollen, my sinuses were clogged. My... Read more

  • Loving Sparkpeople

    1/15/2016 6:54:44 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I do so love Sparkpeople. All my life I have been blessed with fairly good health. Oh, a few little setbacks here and there but nothing I would... Read more

  • Don just dream it, do it!

    1/14/2016 10:37:04 AM, by DAMARIS135

    I am really excited for what I have to offer in 2016.... Read more

  • Good grief...

    1/13/2016 3:34:01 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    As the protagonist on the TV show Fringe once said, "Isn't there a point where it just can't get any weirder?" I am so tired and beaten d... Read more

  • Why can't life be simple??

    1/13/2016 9:59:54 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    Why can't things be simple in life (sigh) - yesterday morning I discovered I had water around my toilet and discovered it was dripping down into ... Read more

  • Life happens (even when you don't want it to)

    1/12/2016 8:56:16 AM, by PATTYSPENCER

    Well I've turn 65 this last December - not good - not bad - it is what it is - there are worse things that can happen lol. On turning 65 -... Read more

  • Good Start to Week

    1/11/2016 9:53:29 AM, by SHORTCAKE48

    I woke up this morning and it was cold, burrrrr. For Tennessee, anything below 40 is cold. It was about 18 degrees. That warm bed sure did cal... Read more

  • One Week Down

    1/8/2016 2:34:52 PM, by SHORTCAKE48

    Well the first week of January is almost history. I am back on track with my calorie counting and have gotten to the gym twice so far this week.... Read more

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