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  • take a deep breath!!!

    1/18/2017 2:38:12 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Today has been a good day. No smoke has invaded my airways!! I think in a matter of days, my lungs will feel better, my skin and hair will look better and my eyes wont be red and irriated all the time..... I am happy with the decision I made and I know when one door closes..... I got to t... Read more

  • cant you read the signs....

    1/17/2017 4:39:28 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Headache today. Came home, cooking supper. Cleaned a little, very little. Each day I ask myself, why? and yet I get up and go right back. But the ball is rolling and its time to do what i knew weeks ago I needed to do. I cant blame this entirely on one thing, but I know it is contributing...... Read more

  • Opinions are like....(what would YOU do)??

    1/16/2017 3:10:46 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Opinions are like....... Well, I would like to know everyones thoughts on this subject. Second hand smoke in the work place???? If you were a nonsmoker, and had recently had health issues, including your blood pressure suddenly increasing and you were constantly coughing a dry cough, eyes h... Read more

  • Don't forget to stretch!

    1/15/2017 1:33:25 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    Not too long ago I wrote about how important I have found that eating right is. When my husband and I skip dinner or don't eat a well balanced healthy dinner our energy levels are low and our ability to lift heavy weights early in the morning is diminished. We found out yesterday how important som... Read more


    1/12/2017 8:47:08 AM, by SIMPLY_JUDY

    Who knew?...Life is difficult for me at this moment.. I am trying to learn some life lessons that really should have been learned a long time ago. Everyday brings new revelations, new challenges..I am grateful that my depression, at least at this point..seems to be at bay for now.. I only noti... Read more

  • sitting under a blanket with hot coffee like

    1/11/2017 8:30:24 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I have not walked since January 1st!! I am pretty aggravated with myself. I can lay some of it off on the weather, as we did get about 5 inches of snow here and it has been bitter cold. I can also lay part of it off on my ear infection, and strep throat. But, even though my ear still aches, the... Read more

  • ears eyes and epic fails

    1/10/2017 7:59:51 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    My Kingdom for some antibiotic eardrops!! I went to the clinic the day after Christmas, I was very very sick. I had strep throat and a very bad middle ear infection. Because it was the middle ear, the NP said it would do no good to give me antibiotic ear drops and told me to buy some sweet oil. ... Read more

  • its just a glimmer

    1/9/2017 8:34:07 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Cold. That pretty much sums it up folks. I think it is around 16 right now. I am having some coffee and cottage cheese with peaches, anticipating opening that front door, dreading it really. Dreading even more venturing outside to my car. Warmer temps will return this week, along with rain. ... Read more

  • Survive, Thrive, Grow

    1/5/2017 8:38:53 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    I've been looking at my old blogs from when I first started using SparkPeople. I'm happy about how far I have come. Since 2007 I have become more fit, more patient, more able to deal with stress, stronger, happier, more chill, to name a few. I've truly grown. That reminds me. Starting in 2... Read more

  • Resolutions: The 2017 Edition

    1/4/2017 9:38:06 PM, by TAYGRL

    #nuffsaid ... Read more

  • ups but not too many downs

    1/3/2017 8:51:31 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So, I had a scope done recently and was determined to have a large esophogeal hernia. But I have been dealing with high blood pressure. For years. Keep in mind, when reading on, that I have a malabsorption disorder, I have had this since I had my gallbladder removed years ago. My body doe... Read more

  • day 1 again

    1/1/2017 5:32:00 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So far, so good. Into this new year. I walked 2 miles this morning, and plan to go again in the morning. That isnt too bad for someone who has been coughing up both lungs all week. I have been on antibiotics and cough meds since the 26th and am just now beginning to feel like this is almost g... Read more

  • I feel prettiest when...

    12/29/2016 10:18:14 AM, by TAYGRL

    How about you? ... Read more

  • that isnt a dog barking, its me coughing!!

    12/27/2016 8:01:50 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So, I am sick. Yesterday the coughing, and intense pain in my ear and throat became more than i could stand any longer. My doctors office was closed, so I went to the clinic at Walmart. I almost left in the first 10 minutes, as I looked around at the 15 or so sitting in chairs waiting, ahead o... Read more

  • Christmas is over - Back to the routine & 2017 goals

    12/26/2016 4:51:20 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    We made it through Christmas without going overboard. Well, almost anyhow. We did eat out more often than we planned but it's so much fun hanging out and spending time together. The good thing is we ate well, the bad thing is we went over on the budget. We did skip all the holiday treats except f... Read more

  • Change is good!

    12/23/2016 9:30:21 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    We used to work out in the evening but it was getting difficult with working long hours so we decided to start working out in the morning. We've been getting up at 4am for at least 2 months now but we only started working out in the morning about a month ago. It has been working really well for u... Read more