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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

Turning 65
6/19/2014 9:47:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I will be turning 65 years old soon. I have been on social security since age 63 so the entrance to medicare was so smooth. The Berks County Associa...  Read more

SBECKER526

Wii...
6/19/2014 7:49:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The Hubs informed me that he found a Wii and a couple of programs for the Wii on eBay and purchased it for me. I am amazed, confused, and pleased with...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Depression is an insidious thing
6/19/2014 6:28:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I've been using the tracker to monitor my mood each day and I am noticing a rather strong trend veering towards the depression end of the scale. I am...  Read more

FINDINGMENANLT

Thanks to everyone.
6/18/2014 10:25:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I wanted to thank all those who read my previous blog about my migraine. I am really feeling so much better. Been walking everyday, slower than normal...  Read more

XENA1956

Slight setback
6/18/2014 8:59:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am having a slight setback this week. My breast and arm are causing me pain and some problems. I talked to the executive director of the Breast Ca...  Read more

SBECKER526

Anyone else having to deal with Healthcare.gov again?
6/18/2014 2:00:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Anyone else get notification Healthcare.gov needed more information? I have been trying to take care of getting them my information but I spent 2 day...  Read more

DANMAR1

Boogie Race and Zoo Photos
6/18/2014 12:50:14 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Last night was the zoo party for volunteers for the Bridge City Boogie race. I both volunteered for the event and participated in the 10 km race. ...  Read more

_LINDA

Worse week in a long time due to migraines
6/17/2014 8:25:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I got a horrible migraine on Sunday evening the 8th of June. Took my prescription meds and it sort of worked after a while. Then Monday afternoon the...  Read more

XENA1956

6 week recap
6/17/2014 8:08:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Wow! Has it already been six weeks since my last blog?! EEP! I meant to do much better than that. Anyway we did our 6 week fitness tests to look f...  Read more

4-1HEALTHYCYNDI

Salmon and veggies recipe (reposted from Jan 20, 2014)
6/16/2014 9:42:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Salmon recipe (We had it again tonight- one of my favorite recipes!) Monday, January 20, 2014 My husband and I love this recipe! Being...  Read more

ROCKPORT9

Figured something out...
6/16/2014 3:15:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

That I can take a bite or two of something and am satisfied!!! Who'd a thunk that I would have had that kind of feeling with so little in my stomach....  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Victory
6/16/2014 11:10:15 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I had a good weekend. Lots of exercise and kept the calories in range and was even low on Sunday which is phenomenal. Sunday is when I play in the M...  Read more

_LINDA

Busy, but good week
6/15/2014 11:18:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I get some weeks that balancing my life and being a quality caregiver are challenging. This week has many happenings that I am looking forward to par...  Read more

SBECKER526

Sunday 6/15/14
6/15/2014 9:08:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had the day,i love my days off. I got a bike ride in this morning. Got my nails done,hot pink with glitter,love em. Then took a walk at a state park...  Read more

NYKIMMIE

Changes
6/14/2014 7:03:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The difficult thing that I have had to wrap my head around has been that this lifestyle change is a permanent thing. I simply cannot afford to eat 'co...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Climbing A Mountain
6/14/2014 3:54:53 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I will weigh in once a week on Mondays. That is to ensure any weekend transgressions are accounted for or more motivating to avoid them. I lose weig...  Read more

_LINDA

Exhaustion caught up with me
6/14/2014 12:14:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I still try to do too much! I thought I had my fatigue under control and could do more. I golfed on Thursday morning, then took a yoga class that la...  Read more

SBECKER526

My feelings today at Relay for Life
6/13/2014 9:56:38 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am a survivor. I have a loving husband who tried to be the best caregiver that he could be. He has health concerns that do limit what he can do....  Read more

SBECKER526

Accountability Blog
6/13/2014 11:31:53 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Food: stayed under calorie range for the first time in a long time. Ate no junk and stayed away from grains. When I was at Mom's recovering and una...  Read more

_LINDA

Back to normal
6/12/2014 5:32:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

For the first time in two and a half weeks I feel normal. I am not even taking cold medicine. Yeah!! My stamina is just this side of normal but I figu...  Read more

ECHOJULIET

Complete Failure -Restart
6/12/2014 1:44:49 PM,  75 COMMENTS

I am a big fat failure. A disappointment to myself and my circle of Spark friends who say I inspire them, to my family who was so proud of all...  Read more

_LINDA

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