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  • Getting closer to settlement

    2/21/2016 10:17:42 AM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I are 10 days out in the settlement of our house. It will be a huge relief to have that done. I am getting more into the routine... Read more

  • Friday 2/19/16

    2/21/2016 5:41:19 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Woke up feeling pretty good, got my chores done early. John had a van full of stuff to take to a vendor at the Farmers Market. I actually cleaned... Read more

  • There *is* a recipe for weight loss...

    2/19/2016 1:39:42 PM, by BETHUMZ

    There is a recipe for weight loss ...but it's different for everyone. "There is a 'custom made' recipe for everybody, but the difficult par... Read more

  • Day 6 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    2/18/2016 3:58:57 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    I went to my first post-op visit today. The doctor said everything looks great. He told me again that I had the largest os peroneum ( foot access... Read more

  • Ouch

    2/18/2016 6:03:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well I went for the cortisone shot in my neck. They brought me in the back and I changed into the gown and slippers they gave me. The nurse came ... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey

    2/16/2016 5:01:45 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well so far I have survived the first Nutritional Group Session. Not sure I garnered any new information at that time but I have done a lot of r... Read more

  • Nervous

    2/16/2016 9:46:57 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I have an appointment this afternoon at 1:30 for a cortisone shot in the neck. Hope everything goes well. Hope everyone has a nice day! ... Read more

  • Monday Feb 15 '16

    2/15/2016 6:11:13 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    It's snowing,,,. No repairman today,i called after waiting a few hours,was told by a rude women,they don't service my area,,,i was mad the warran... Read more

  • Don't say that an RA patient doesn't have any pain tolerance :)

    2/15/2016 6:00:15 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    A lot of times as a patient with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid disease, I have actually been told, " You can't be hurting that bad. If you'l... Read more

  • Monday again

    2/15/2016 5:32:48 PM, by ANGRITTER

    Taking the weekend off made me have to start all over again on momentum. I only made us 15 minutes on the stepper but I upped the resistance ano... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2016 6:36:35 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I got called in to work,surprise,lol. Hubby made a turkey today,we stayed in,with the wood stove going and the 3 cats. Was a good day,very cold o... Read more

  • Day 1 - The Fun Begins

    2/13/2016 8:48:47 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    The pain from the surgery itself is not that bad. I have had a lot of surgery in my life and this one has been easier in some respects, more dif... Read more

  • What I am doing different for Lent

    2/12/2016 6:34:28 AM, by --MAY--

    Hello all my SparkFriends, oK I could not figure out what I wanted to give up for Lent, Chocolate is my go to for Lent, but I really do not ... Read more

  • Busier than ever!

    2/11/2016 8:42:22 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have my busy moments. I limit them to two hours a day. I do my phone calls, computer work and meetings. I will not schedule more than two ho... Read more

  • We shall see

    2/11/2016 9:51:06 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Today is the day the Insurance company will make the decision for approving the rest of the STD. Not sure where to go from here but plan on calli... Read more

  • Just an inspiring quote...

    2/10/2016 3:22:42 PM, by ANGRITTER

    A little thing to think about when you feel like you've hit that wall. We've all been there, me maybe more than others in the past 4 years. SO ... Read more

  • Going off the rails on a Crazy Train

    2/9/2016 4:35:37 PM, by ANGRITTER

    ... Thank you Ozzy. Those 10 pounds I gained overnight. I lost them overnight too. It wasn't a scale malfunction because it happened to no one... Read more

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    Surgery Date! Winter Photos.

    2/9/2016 3:33:44 PM, by _LINDA

    The big machine that is responsible for tearing down the remains of the bridge! My foot surgery date is March 22! Finally! I was concern... Read more

  • Back up on my feet

    2/9/2016 11:56:52 AM, by JANNY316

    I am back up on my feet this week-yay! Been two weeks since I have been able to get much of any movement at all. Felt like such a slug! Even w... Read more

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    Bridge Demolition II

    2/9/2016 12:53:11 AM, by _LINDA

    One span of the bridge being demolished There were no less than four guys operating drones: Read more

  • still exercising

    2/8/2016 7:10:28 PM, by SBECKER526

    I really enjoy exercising. I try to walk 3 miles each day. I am cycling 30 minutes on days I don't get to classes. I do one tai chi class , one... Read more

  • Here I go again. Again. Repeat...

    2/8/2016 5:45:49 PM, by ANGRITTER

    (Let me preface by saying I'm known to be a bit of a o... Read more

  • 2/6/16

    2/6/2016 9:58:51 AM, by TONYAYARB

    This morning started very rough but eventually I started feeling better. Man I miss caffeine on those days. I was just able to walk a half mile o... Read more

  • Friday 2/5/16

    2/5/2016 6:33:59 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well got through the colonoscopy. The place I went to was so packed at 7:30 am. I have to say everyone that worked there was extra nice. They wer... Read more

  • 2/5/16

    2/5/2016 6:16:36 AM, by TONYAYARB

    Feeling motivated today. I am even going to try a little exercise today. I will have to start slow but at least it will be something. Going for 1... Read more

  • A step back

    2/4/2016 11:22:01 AM, by FABGRAMMA

    Well I was doing fairly well then had to make a trip to the city to see my sisters, lot's of running with one for some errands, doesn't drive and... Read more

  • Lunch date with friends. :)

    2/4/2016 10:47:20 AM, by BETHUMZ

    I had the most fantastic lunch date with some friends today. We had a blast. We went out for Mexican food. I didn't even have to feel too guilty ... Read more

  • 2/3/16

    2/3/2016 7:25:34 PM, by TONYAYARB

    Still trucking along, begrudgingly at time, but still tracking like I'm suppose to and not going over my calories. The food is fine and the calor... Read more

  • Did You Guys See This???

    2/3/2016 8:35:28 AM, by BETHUMZ

    I just discovered the new "Add Quick Entry" feature under the Add Food section (It's also on the phone app.) and I'm So Excited! NOW I HAVE ... Read more

  • 2/3/2016

    2/3/2016 8:07:59 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Lilly stayed with us from last Thursday night until last Sunday night. She had a ball playing in the snow, john reading to her, playing with sand... Read more

  • 2/2/16

    2/2/2016 6:55:37 AM, by TONYAYARB

    Disappointing day on the scale. I gained a pound. I was very good about tracking and didn't cheat at all this week. I am really hoping it's fluid... Read more

  • And So It Begins... Peroneal Tendon Surgery

    2/1/2016 11:36:12 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    I returned to the foot surgeon today to hear what the verdict is on my foot. As I suspected, I will need surgery to fix it. What I didn't e... Read more

  • 2/1/16

    2/1/2016 7:58:54 AM, by TONYAYARB

    Feeling better today so I am trying to take advantage of that. I did sleep in a little this morning but not too bad. I am trying to be on point t... Read more

  • Sunday Funday

    1/31/2016 6:25:41 AM, by TONYAYARB

    Moving around a little better, let's hope I am able to get more done today without overdoing it.... Read more

  • Hobble in my Wobble

    1/30/2016 6:23:44 AM, by TONYAYARB

    Well the last 2 days I have had to use my cane because of pain. I would really like to add in more exercise but haven't been able yet. Having RA ... Read more

  • Short blog 1/29/2016

    1/29/2016 12:28:19 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Yesterday Melissa had the day off and come over with the kids and laundry. Lilly stayed overnight and she is staying again tonight. Grayson and L... Read more

  • Guess I'm gonna need a new one!

    1/29/2016 11:59:03 AM, by BETHUMZ

    Last night I was shaking my hand at something and one of my rings went flying off of my hand! I just laughed. They've been getting pretty loose b... Read more

  • Appreciation for all those who helped during our 30 inch storm

    1/27/2016 11:21:47 PM, by SBECKER526

    All o f the people who touched my life during the storm gave of themselves. From the drivers who brought key personnel to our residence to keep ... Read more

  • Frustrated but not giving up

    1/27/2016 1:46:28 PM, by JANNY316

    I have had to get a cortisone shot in my knee and it won't cure what is going on but may give me a couple of pain free months. Every time I get ... Read more

  • I am feeling much better

    1/27/2016 11:43:32 AM, by BETHUMZ

    Would you believe a raging case of PMS may have been to blame??? That would have also explained the migraine headache I'd had the day before! I a... Read more

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