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  • Major Decision Made

    10/13/2014 10:26:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob got the doctor's verdict on his tests. He has both thyroid and lung cancer. This week he has an MRI on his pancreas. We will know about pa... Read more

  • Water Aerboics...

    10/13/2014 6:02:04 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    made it back to Water Aerobics. Woooo! Won't take time off again. I am so achy. That was expected. Talked to the doctor last week about why I was... Read more

  • Happy Harvest Day!

    10/12/2014 9:49:36 PM, by _LINDA

    Wishing all Canadian Sparkies a Happy Thanksgiving, and a Happy Harvest to UK and US! The one thing I really love about this time of the... Read more

  • Friends With the Scale

    10/12/2014 1:24:56 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    I am currently on Day 42 of Linda Spangle's book "100 Days of Weight Loss". It is not a diet book but a book of daily messages that can give you... Read more

  • Day 41 of 100 days of weight loss

    10/11/2014 9:51:43 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    The message for Day 41 is "Motivation is a choice!" Motivation is the push that helps us get things done. We all have times when we are at a... Read more

  • Trying the Fast Diet

    10/11/2014 6:12:06 PM, by JKANT88

    A lot has happened since my last blog. My husband and I bought a house over the summer and I started a new job at a different high school. I ha... Read more

  • Updates

    10/11/2014 1:44:33 PM, by XENA1956

    Ok for those of you who are not on my face-book page my biopsy came back normal. My ENT found that the node was larger than he an anticipated clo... Read more

  • Would You Like An App With That?

    10/10/2014 12:06:17 PM, by _LINDA

    It seems to be the new age that people are married to their phones so that more mundane old fashioned ideas like sitting down at a computer or on... Read more

  • No place to hide...

    10/9/2014 11:40:05 PM, by LOLLYLOOP

    Today at CVS, as I was waiting on a refill of my RA meds...I ran into a Dr that I used to work for, 15 years ago. Literally, he hadn't changed a... Read more

  • Small pleasures

    10/9/2014 9:58:26 PM, by SBECKER526

    Snaggles, our cat, loves time with me. He delights in play and loves a plain ribbon. He runs and chases. He seems happy. He breaks up a tough... Read more

  • RA and Fatigue

    10/9/2014 2:09:48 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    Today, it was so hard to be motivated to do ....anything. I have found that the fatigue from RA is as bad as the pain and deformities, just in ... Read more

  • Knee at two - three weeks

    10/9/2014 12:46:51 AM, by MUSIC66

    My knee is going well it has such a big cut from the Your flower is the tulip pls copy and paste text below. The intention is to fill up Fac... Read more

  • Franken-Arm and Last Trail Photos

    10/8/2014 11:33:39 PM, by _LINDA

    Imagine my surprise when the young resident cut my cast off and I was told it stays off! I got X-Rays and saw what my arm looked like for the fi... Read more

  • Day 36 of 100 Days of Weight Loss

    10/6/2014 10:34:06 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    Linda Spangle's message for Day 36 is to "Slow down your eating". To practice listening to your body skills, set timer to eat a meal for 20 minut... Read more

  • Desperate Moves for Desperate People

    10/6/2014 4:19:57 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Well, my box of books arrived. How exciting to see my name on the front cover and picture on the back. (of course the pic was taken a few years ... Read more

  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park

    10/6/2014 1:00:59 PM, by _LINDA

    This is a national historic site along the Saskatchewan river 5 km outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where the Northern Plains Indians u... Read more

  • Yum Yum in my Tum Tum!

    10/6/2014 12:01:52 AM, by LOLLYLOOP

    For dinner tonight I made Butternut Squash Spaghetti with Broccoli. My teenagers licked their plates! I bought a butternut squash, peeled, dese... Read more

  • Days 31-35 of 100 Days of Weight Loss

    10/5/2014 10:09:16 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    In Linda Spangle's book, Lessons 31-35 show you ways to "Listen to your body" for hunger. You can use the 3 point minus scale to gauge your... Read more

  • Fall Walk Photos

    10/5/2014 11:05:36 AM, by _LINDA

    This is another walk I took before my surgery. Some places have turned brown... Read more

  • Three Year Anniversary

    10/5/2014 10:34:29 AM, by BIJOUX7

    This Tuesday marks the 3 year anniversary of the accident which almost took my life. Each year I take a few moments to reflect on the lessons le... Read more

  • Really content

    10/4/2014 8:27:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    Many friends wonder how I can be so content and positive with all the problems and life experiences. I do some soul searching and feel that I ha... Read more

  • It's time for me to get real with myself, I've got to do this NOW

    10/4/2014 7:45:45 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    I wrote last about some eye openers I had. One being my body is still recouping from emotional and physical drainage. That's why I wear out so ... Read more

  • Off week

    10/3/2014 7:13:37 PM, by XENA1956

    So had a biopsy done on a enlarge neck node. It has slowly gotten larger and we are hoping for a negative result. My mothers started out the same... Read more

  • Time - Where did it go?

    10/3/2014 6:27:15 PM, by SBECKER526

    Just when I thought I was getting my life together and getting more time, we ran into problems. Our church was robbed 6 times by a career thief.... Read more

  • Pre-Surgery Fall Hike Photos

    10/2/2014 9:02:05 PM, by _LINDA

    Gabriel Dumont Park. We had to cross the foot bridge to get to it: Down th... Read more

  • September 30,2014

    9/30/2014 8:24:44 AM, by NYKIMMIE

    Its morning,i'm up n moving. I wasn't feeling well yesterday. I have been working a lot of hours lately. My enbrel shots i give myself on Sunda... Read more

  • An Eye Opener

    9/30/2014 1:15:23 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    Recently one of the Home Health Nurses that worked with my Dad told me what she thinks is happening. She told me that because of all the physica... Read more

  • Long term care - how to begin

    9/28/2014 10:54:01 PM, by SBECKER526

    Both Bob and I have long term care policies. We have reached the stage to activate our account. I will ask my doctor for a letter that states m... Read more

  • End of week one of Fall 5% challenge

    9/27/2014 11:05:17 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    During this week, my weight fluctuated between 164.5 - 167.0. Yikes! I started ... Read more

  • LTKR

    9/26/2014 11:50:03 PM, by MUSIC66

    On the 15th of sept had picc line Done then put into hospital ready for LTKR The op was on the 16th of September they did a spinal block an... Read more

  • Kelowna, BC, Photos

    9/26/2014 11:11:36 PM, by _LINDA

    Our ultimate destination was to visit my Father. On the road to his house we saw this cloud formation: Read more

  • Doing a bit better.

    9/26/2014 5:29:04 PM, by XENA1956

    Went out to Sun City with my friend Irene on Tuesday and had a great day. She and her husband are fixing up the retirement home of his parents to... Read more

  • My life in 7 points

    9/26/2014 5:05:21 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I have a lot to say....since almost a whole month has gone by since I last did much of anything on Spark's site. Here's a quick summary: 1) My... Read more

  • I went to Church this morning....

    9/25/2014 9:56:13 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    ....online. I am a avid follower of a fellow Sparker MOSTMOM1, and I just got caught up on her posts this morning, and thanks to her post about ... Read more

  • Excellent improvements

    9/24/2014 9:40:40 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so pleased with the painter/restoration person that is working on our home. He offered sound advice with respect to my purchases. He has a... Read more

  • Vision update:

    9/23/2014 7:30:18 PM, by ECHOJULIET

    Went to the City to see the retina surgeon, for the one year follow up, today. Everything is going well. He said that the retina looked like ever... Read more

  • Days 21-23 of 100 Days of Weight Loss

    9/23/2014 1:00:56 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    The lessons in Linda Spangle's book for Days 21 -23 are on how to eat with more awareness. Day 21- Remember the two purposes of eating--- ... Read more

  • Weekend in Quebec

    9/23/2014 12:29:06 PM, by BKWERM

    I've returned from my weekend away. I managed to exercise for an hour for 3 of the 4 days of the BLC26 weekend challenge and got 119 points with... Read more

  • Forgot to wear my Sparks Tracker again. Darn!

    9/22/2014 9:51:56 PM, by XENA1956

    So I was getting ready for my morning walk and on the way I was going to drop off Phred for his hair cut. In my rush to get him there I forgot to... Read more

  • My expectations BLC 26

    9/22/2014 9:38:09 PM, by --MAY--

    As a Hot Mocha Maniac, I expect to lose 20 pounds, I will eat breakfast everyday, and with the help of my teammates, I will be able to do this. ... Read more

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