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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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


officially no longer married
6/12/2014 4:51:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I got an email from my solicitor ysterday, the judge signed the order granting the divorce (the decree absolute) on the 4th of June. I've been w...  Read more


New Challenges
6/11/2014 10:44:31 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am enjoying my experiences with the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County. I find the women to be outgoing, caring, and intent on helping...  Read more


Can We Restart June Please?
6/11/2014 10:29:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm pretty certain that I'm not the only one thinking that right now, and it's only the 11th day! What a wild ride it has been so far for many of my f...  Read more


6/10/2014 4:58:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The more I eat 'clean' the more I taste grease when it crosses my pallet. Yeah, I like the crunch of the occasional tortilla chip, but I just can't de...  Read more


Working on odds and ends
6/9/2014 9:03:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have a few projects to complete - minutes from a regional meeting, hemming slacks, cleaning up the back bedroom, purging clothes from the attic clos...  Read more


My Walk
6/9/2014 8:08:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did a great 2 mile walk this morning. I seen 2 bears on the way back. One crossed in front of me,,,,i kept hearing noises from the side the bear was...  Read more


My resolve...
6/9/2014 7:09:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

seems to be holding. I think that realizing what I was doing and addressing the issue has helped with my keeping well within my calorie counts....  Read more


First 10 km Race & Good News!
6/9/2014 11:21:29 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Touted as a family event, Bridge City Boogie had events ranging from 2 km, 5 km run & walk and 10 km run & walk. I entered the 10 km walk event. My...  Read more


BLC Fit Test - Week 6
6/9/2014 11:02:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

SP has an article that talks about fit tests you can do at home and for this weekend's challenge, we were repeat the test which we did 6 weeks ago to...  Read more


Hike Photos
6/8/2014 11:53:11 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I wanted to take photos to show Mom as she has been busy getting her garden in and she doesn't usually go this way. It was a lovely clear day: ...  Read more


6/8/2014 8:46:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a rough morning,kind of a melt down,lol. I put on my big girl panties and didnt let it stop me. I did a 30 minute dvd. Then went to the lake wit...  Read more


Appreciating Small Things
6/8/2014 7:49:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I feel so blessed to have caring friends and a wonderful church family. I also feel a new lease on life. I have golf buddies, church friends, SparkP...  Read more


10 suggestions for meeting my goal
6/8/2014 6:10:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

yes.I lost 8 lbs in the hospital....came home on oral steroids and gained 6 lbs back. I struggled with despair.Why is it that I'm having such a hard t...  Read more


Fishing, running, playing in hay
6/7/2014 9:12:42 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today was a beautiful day. We took the grandkids and my niece fishing and had a great time. Everyone caught fish. Madeline even kissed a fish. ...  Read more


Weekly review
6/7/2014 6:59:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My focus this week has been on eating more healthy at lunch time and moving more during the day. Since we moved in February I have either skipped lunc...  Read more


6/6/2014 11:07:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

In my reading for the day, I came across something that seemed to drive the point home that what I am trying to do is change a pattern of unhealthy li...  Read more


Feeling more energetic
6/6/2014 10:15:20 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This is a big week for me. I am getting my energy back. I had pain in my shoulder and arm. I remembered that swimming felt so good on my shoulders...  Read more


After having eaten clean...
6/6/2014 2:01:18 PM,  0 COMMENTS

for this long, when I throw garbage on my stomach I physically sick to my stomach. Gah!!! Another lesson learned. The serious down side it that t...  Read more


Thursday June 5
6/5/2014 8:52:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was a dr day,2 hours at the dr office is unacceptable. Had a nice lunch at Applebees with my sister after. I did a 30 minute workout dvd this m...  Read more


Turns out that I am learning.
6/5/2014 7:31:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I started eating those boxed dinners back about a three weeks ago, Lean Cuisine and Healthy Choice. I figured that if they worked what could it hurt,...  Read more


Fixing up my home
6/5/2014 1:10:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am slowly fixing up my home. I had the carpeting cleaned yesterday. Today I am working on getting quotes for my upstairs window treatments. Next...  Read more


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