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A challenge to me!
7/20/2014 1:13:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I am on the Starfish team doing an 8 week challenge. The first week I was focused and lost two pounds. 224 The last three weeks, I have done acceptab...  Read more


Please Support Our Soldiers
7/19/2014 7:45:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

227 232 195 381 303 To all of my family & friends - of all the things that you will read today *THIS* is really important to me. *PLEASE STO...  Read more


7/19/2014 12:38:05 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Its official! Down to 137 from a high of 144! Going to Mom's to help in the garden and to the Taste Of Saskatchewan. I will indulge, but hopefully...  Read more


5 words or less
7/18/2014 7:45:14 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I feel: Hopeful Content Energetic Peaceful Grateful...  Read more


How things are going here.
7/17/2014 10:35:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Saw my Rheumy last Thursday and was down another 10 pounds from 195.4 to 185.2. Very happy with that since I was stuck for so long a just above 200 po...  Read more


My Day Off
7/17/2014 7:12:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I love my days off :). I walked 4.5 miles in 80 minutes,my time will get better with more walking. I'm still trying to rid the prednisone weight. My s...  Read more


Well, Duh!
7/17/2014 1:40:33 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Another piece of the puzzle falls into place. If it is not in the house, I can't eat it. Well, duh!...  Read more


Attempted Break-in! I'm Onyx! Ordered Fitbit Flex!
7/17/2014 11:57:28 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I am furious with my Mom :-( She was hiding an attempted break-in from me :-( A few days ago, when they left on one of their frequent shopping trips...  Read more


Some decisions made
7/16/2014 8:58:34 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Bob decided to accept his surgeon's decision to have follow up. Can you believe no doctor ordered thyroid blood tests? Yet Bob had a CT scan, an ul...  Read more


Good News with Photos
7/15/2014 9:46:06 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a great day! Wonderful weigh-in but because I did not weigh in at my usual time, I am discounting it. On Monday and Tuesda...  Read more


At his limits
7/14/2014 10:27:57 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband is really at his limits with respect to tests, procedures, and his many health problems. We will go to the surgeon tomorrow afternoon and...  Read more


7/14/2014 3:55:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Again with the issues. This time it's carpel tunnel in the right wrist. No 'puter today. ::eyeroll::...  Read more


Identify This Plant!
7/14/2014 8:21:14 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Mom bought this from a greenhouse and the staff member couldn't tell her what it was: Close up of the flower or whatever it is lol: I a...  Read more


Eating pattern...
7/13/2014 2:24:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Welp, now that I have stopped eating when the hubs gets home after work, the scale is moving south again. Yeah!!! Lesson learned: Don't eat with...  Read more


Being Supportive
7/12/2014 10:21:37 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband faces so many medical challenges. He is showing some weariness with tests and procedures. I am willing to listen and to offer suggestions...  Read more


7/11/2014 12:12:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Got the update on Tuesday that I didn't have to wear the sling any longer. Yeah! I lost 2 pounds in that week that I was out of commission. ...  Read more


7/10/2014 10:42:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband and I face many challenges, yet grow closer with each one. We can express our deepest fears snd joys. We are present to each other. It is...  Read more


7/10/2014 5:48:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I weighed myself today,i feel i have been gaining,my clothes are tight. I'm up 10 lbs thanks to prednisone. I have to work harder to resolve this,i...  Read more


More medical problems for my husband
7/9/2014 10:51:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My husband, Bob, has courage and wants to do the best he can. Recently he had a CAT scan of the chest and a MRI of the thyroid. He then needed to ha...  Read more


7/9/2014 8:41:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I got a 30 minute yoga dvd done this morning and a 30 minute walk. Then worked til 7. I'm off tomorrow,not sure what i shall do,a bike ride or rent...  Read more


Tales and Photos From The Gemini Side!
7/9/2014 9:26:28 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Sometimes I feel like I am two different people, like my star sign! I seem to swing from highs to lows like the monkeys in the forest trees! ...  Read more


7/8/2014 9:05:23 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I was up at 5 am,did 12 laps at the pool. Went to the mall (1 hour drive),got new nike's,then went to work til 7. I walked my half hour break,was hot...  Read more


7/7/2014 5:49:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I got a great bike ride in this morning,i seen more baby bunnies then people (my kind of ride. I love my days off. I got a walk in this afternoon. Bac...  Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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