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  • HUBBY #2

    3/21/2018 8:43:51 AM, by SMIDGON

    Sorry about that! Trouble with Wi-FI. Long story. Two long for now. Here is Hubby, day #2. Sad, isn't it? To see a robust, energetic man reduced to this. Afraid to five or even to let him drive! And, I hate to drive. Also, here is snow we got over nite in CENTRAL OHIO! ... Read more

  • week 21 of my therapy

    3/20/2018 10:41:05 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    this week we got into part 3 of the book and I am starting to see how I processed the book and how it hit as I read it from the beginning. Next week I will be seeing Christine on my birthday as a way to celebrate my recovery and my new life in recovery as well. I need to be honest with myself and my... Read more


    3/19/2018 4:38:48 PM, by SMIDGON

    It all started yesterday afternoon! He wasn't feeling well, so he didn't go to Church with me. After lunch, I went to the Dollar Tree to get bottled water. Upon arriving home I took a couple bottles in the house. My back and legs were really hurting. I said to let me sit for a bit, and I'd ... Read more

  • Good Feelings This Week So Far

    3/19/2018 12:43:23 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I went to the Disney Magic Show with Sherry and Helena yesterday. Any thing to do with Disney is always magic to me and I really enjoyed it. I got an early walk in this morning - the first time in a long time. The apartment complex that I am in has lots of ponds and surrounding woods. It was... Read more

  • Make 3rd Sundays a Day To Note The Goodness in Humanity

    3/18/2018 12:21:46 AM, by OLDEROWL

    There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America or in all peace loving countries. We need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news. PS there will always be evil all over the world on any given day but for the third Sunday of every month the citizens in every peace... Read more

  • update on HUBBY

    3/17/2018 4:58:30 PM, by SMIDGON

    He got home the other day. He hasn't gotten his new pacemaker / defibrillator yet. He has 7.5 months left. They want to see what they can do for his kidneys first. They did get one stent in, but way too much blockage to get the other in. Today I 'crashed'. I spent most of the day on... Read more

  • courage and encouragement

    3/17/2018 9:17:37 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Everyone can nurture the courage and find the encouragement to overcome any obstacle. But how do you grow your courage and find the encouragement? It comes by cherishing each day for the lessons learned, to gain strength by consistent effort even if you must make changes, to try new resources and id... Read more

  • Why am I getting older? I Have Some Answers...

    3/16/2018 11:05:16 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Why are things like this as I am getting older? Some answers I have....most I am still looking for. I wonder why it takes so long to remember something. Then I remember that as I age, there's more to remember. I have to find the file cabinet in my brain that it's filed under. Why does m... Read more

  • Week 20 of therapy and some shocking news

    3/14/2018 7:55:30 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    this week i told Chris what was going on with my weight. For two weeks in a row I went up 4 lbs each and jumped back up to 408! I was not happy about it at all. My food intake has a lot to do with it. When I don't get in the 1600 - 2000 calories I should and I know I am starving the next day and it ... Read more

  • Mood eating, exercise and self blame - huge efforts deserve respect ✊

    3/14/2018 10:54:07 AM, by QWESTING

    I struggle with eating when the anxiety, depression or ptsd is bad. Either restricting or overreating. It’s not unusual. I also struggle to exercise when low. But I do at least get outside to walk in nature; it helps. Today, it motivated me to cook up a healthy meal some for tomorrow, some for ... Read more

  • Wake-up Call and my Thank You

    3/14/2018 9:21:19 AM, by OLDEROWL

    You had your wake-up call and are now on an important journey. It is time to reflect about where you currently stand and the path you want to take. Do not look back on your past with any regrets or self-bashing. You are a work of wonder and well worth the time and resources, you are going to spend f... Read more

  • Okay...

    3/11/2018 8:09:17 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    What a long, crazy several days I've had. I'm still having the pain in the left side of my face. The doctor keeps increasing the dose of a medicine that isn't working because he's afraid I'll get a rash from the medicine that might actually work. I'll take my chances with a possible rash! Meantime, ... Read more

  • We are blessed!

    3/11/2018 5:42:19 PM, by OLDEROWL

    We are blessed. We only need to have the faith and determination, to strive to improve each day. To renew our minds when the spirit is weak; and to push on even when the path ahead is blocked, knowing that there is another path. When in doubt, meditate or pray and remember the following quote! ... Read more


    3/10/2018 8:50:34 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday Hubby felt quite well. On those few days, if someone asks him how he feels. He'll say he's getting better. But, for the most part he doesn't feel that way. He's in DENIAL,! Today his pulse is 123. He's' down! 'And he's sleepy and chilling. His at home monitor will automatically ... Read more

  • More on my dream of recognition of the good in our country/world

    3/6/2018 9:46:56 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Please visit my previous blog re the 3rd Sunday (March 18th this Month) be a day of focus and prayer for a media focus on the goodness in America, which I changed to "our country/world" in response to a few non Americans who felt left out. See
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  • On living a balanced life

    3/6/2018 5:36:12 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Thoughts of OLDEROWL for Spark members who had a difficulty living a balanced life, due to stress of an heavy work load or to emotional and physical abuse and/or abandonment in an early life, but are now on a path to discovery and growth. 1) Our journey in life was sometimes very difficult, and... Read more


    3/5/2018 4:15:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    17mos. Today RIP DEAR SON Yesterday afternoon our elderly neighbor had a start. Apparently a van came flying around a corner, lost control and WHAM The pic appeared on FB. Our youngest saw it there and forwarded it to me. It wasn't even on the TV. Nothing is known about the neighbor o... Read more

  • It's official

    3/3/2018 3:30:33 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm officially old. Today is my 65th birthday. Tomorrow is my great-niece Angie's tenth birthday. I knitted her two pairs of socks (I never do just one pair, always two). I hope she likes them. She's a seriously awesome girl! The other day I overheard roomie tell someone on the phon... Read more

  • Short but not very sweet - 3/2/2018

    3/2/2018 6:54:36 PM, by JANEY2012

    Well, I blew it so badly most of this week that normally I would be gone. But, I'm still here. I didn't weigh myself this morning. I really might be gone then... So, I'll try to get back in the swing of things and do better next week. Or rather I WILL GET BACK into the swing of things! Then next Fri... Read more


    3/2/2018 6:41:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have been MIA! We were w/o phone service and Internet for over a week! It was like pulling teeth to get them to come out and fix it! Finally, yesterday they did. Larry has a leaky valve. He keeps retaining water So, they need to prescribe additional water pills. But, too much wa... Read more

  • BLC, Weight, and Everything Else

    3/2/2018 11:20:51 AM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well, I was not thinking when I wrote down my weight on Wednesday for the challenge. I put down 157 instead of 167. The team leader Spark mailed me and asked me to confirm it since it was a ten-pound difference. I confirmed it without thinking until later last night and then I thought; no it was 167... Read more

  • Sometimes...

    2/28/2018 2:18:57 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Sometimes I think I'm in a bad comedy movie. Sunday night roomie howled that someone had stolen her teabags. A laptop and iPhone have sat untouched on my table for months, but they want her teabags. Right. They tell me I'm stuck with her until April. I talked to the Nurse Practitioner yesterday... Read more

  • Starting over!!?

    2/28/2018 1:53:22 PM, by SALLYANDGENE

    Today I am starting over again!! I had surgery in July to remove cancer!! That was scary now I need to just look forward and make small changes in my life, getting my Joy from God I can do anything!! Still my goal this year is to lose 100 lbs this year!! I can do this!!... Read more

  • Today is a grey day

    2/27/2018 5:13:57 PM, by QWESTING

    Life is a bit emotional overloady at the moment. I’m leaving my job, facing the excitement but also stress of setting up independently as a consultant. Also trying to fit in remaining house renovations after our move four years ago. And then there’s the fertility treatment too... So you c... Read more

  • NEW GOAL - 2/25/2018

    2/25/2018 1:54:09 PM, by JANEY2012

    My goal is to have lost a total of 15 pounds by the end of March! I have currently lost 9.4.... Read more

  • WooHoo - 2/25/2018

    2/25/2018 1:41:19 PM, by JANEY2012

    It's S-L-O-W going but I'm down 9.4 pounds as of 2/23. And, to this point I have a not missed a day signing in. But, the best part is that I have tracked every bite, both good bites and bad bites. I need to work on getting my nutrition better balanced and better meal planning.... Read more

  • Fresh versus dried herbs: nutritional benefits

    2/25/2018 9:08:15 AM, by QWESTING

    My mother, in full critical mode, once told me that my husband and I were overweight because my food is too tasty. I bit back a reply about bland food and joylessness! Anyway, I like using herbs. We use very little salt - my dad had heart disease and my mother in law was very health conscious (... Read more

  • Still alive -- sort of

    2/24/2018 7:06:42 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have been sick for quite a while. I've had terrible pain in the left side of my face, bouncing from sinuses to ear to teeth to tongue (the tongue seems permanently damaged, although the Nurse Practitioner says she can't see anything on it). The pain has been fierce. They're giving me Tramadol and ... Read more

  • Life's Little Pleasures

    2/24/2018 5:05:02 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    There are many little pleasures in life: ways to reward ourselves. 1. Sitting in the sun reading the paper or a good book. 2. Mani-pedi: even if you do it yourself. 3. Window shopping 4. Soak in a bubble bath. 5. Watch old cartoons: I got my granddaughter watching Tweety and LOL> I c... Read more

  • Week 5 of 25 - Ow!

    2/24/2018 4:41:48 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Uuuuggggghhhhhh!!! Ok, gearing up the strength to write this. Please, someone just kill me. Ouch, the pain. So, this is Week 5. And miraculously, I did lose 2lbs this week, which is a very big deal for me. But wow, I am so tired, and I am in pain all over. So here are the stats: ... Read more

  • Catching Up

    2/24/2018 10:39:47 AM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well since the last time I posted a few weeks ago. I fell down coming back from the library the same day we had the sewer come again. I fell on my knees and hurt my left leg more than the right one. I am still in pain in my leg, back, neck and arm from the fall yet. That was 2 weeks ago as of yester... Read more


    2/22/2018 6:03:44 PM, by SMIDGON

    Here it is, Thursday, almost Friday and Larry is still in the hospital. Every day they say maybe tomorrow. Then something shows up and then once again it is maybe tomorrow. They have been trying to regulate his heart. They can't quite figure out what to do. Whenever he does get out, ... Read more