HOLLYSNOWWOMAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOLLYSNOWWOMAN HOLLYSNOWWOMAN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779743 If you have read any of my blogs recently then you know I have been having a bad time. I have stayed in the house and probably would not have gotten out of the bed if Maggie had not needed me. I saw the doctor last week and he put me back on my antidepressant and I do feel better. I have gained 20 pounds over this time too. I just ate whatever was there, from ice cream and anything else that I could find. I have made out my menu and went grocery shopping and ready to start maybe not ove... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 15:27:19 EST A bad 2 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762311 <BR> I have been having a really bad 2 weeks. Not only have I been weaning off my antidepressant meds but I got some really bad news about someone I cared a great deal about. I heard this thru the grapevine and I don't know what is worse that he is battling cancer or just didn't bother to let me know but I have not talked to him in 2 years. Anyway I am just thinking about myself and proceeded to eat things that were not very good for me. Not much exercise either. I sent him a card ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:59:41 EST Trudging along.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737354 I am really down today and finding it hard to pick myself up. I am in the process of decreasing my antidepressant with the intent of getting off it completely. I expected my mood changes so I am going to work on a crochet project that requires some concentration at times. I really need to check on my bother but will do this by phone. Just too hot and humid for my breathing so I will have to stay inside. So plz say a prayer for me. I know I will be able to get thru this with a little hel... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:59:14 EST My new recumbent bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684328 I got it this week and I love it!!!! Since I live alone it is sitting in front of the TV and I just pedal away while I am watching. I have a bad knee and when I talked with PT they said this was my best option. I wish I had gotten this sooner but I really didn't think abt it. My only problem is my dog Maggie. She hides when I get on it LOL. She will get better since I will be using it most days. She doesn't like change. This is good for people who are limited with activity. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:24:57 EST What I love most with my weight loss journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680398 I thought I just didn't like veggies. Nothing better now than home made veggie soup or a whole pan of roasted veggies. I now work my meal around them and not the other way around. Salads with white wine vinegar and olive oil isn't bad either. Where were these before? SP recipes and yes, cooking shows are my favorite past time now. My sister asked at our Easter get together where I get all of these ideas. I had to smile and spread the Spark; even if she doesn't need to lose weight. Sh... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:50:25 EST I need help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654007 I have had a bad week and made many poor food choices and on top of that unable to do my walkies with my knee. I had it injected Wed but it is still a little sore so I have decided to stay off of it for now. I had 3 doctor appointments Wed and went out to lunch with my best friend Friday so I guess that is my fault for not taking better care of it. What really bums me out was my food intake. That was after I had a weigh in and not lost any in 6 weeks so I sort of when on a food binge I gu... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:55:26 EST 30 days of fit food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629759 I have been looking over this and even though I have a lot of food restrictions for medical reason, I think I will do what I can with this. I have been looking at the recipes and they have given me some good ideals. Since I only cook for myself, I tend to get into food ruts. I was so looking forward to the new Green Giant veggies but when my supermarket got them I could not use them because of the sodium. With my CHF I need to keep my sodium as low as I can. I hardly ever eat out becau... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 02:44:57 EST Best way for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583292 I have found that I can get more veggies in me when I either roast them in the oven or make a big pot of veggie soup. I divide out the soup and eat it over the week and the the rest in the freezer for future meals. I find myself wanting the veggies and if I dont have some in the frig or freezer I may talk myself into something else. I have tried new veggies like parsnips and turnips and wonder why I never ate them before. Growing up my Mom never roasted veggies so I wasnt a big fan of a... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 17:47:23 EST Holidays are over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574741 I am ready to get back on eating right and exercise. Not getting on the scales yet because my chothes are tighter. I have aby 2 weeks before going back to the doctor and will weigh then. I want to feel better abt myself again. <em>409</em> <em>39</em> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:30:08 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553985 I have had an awful week with it being Thanksgiving and all. I looked forward to eating my favs but really did not enjoy them like I thought I would. I am back home and ready to eat healthy and feel better. It is not worth the guilt either. I hope to do better at Christmas but with numerous occasions to eat and everyone expecting you to eat something with them, it will be hard. We will all have temptations but we just need to choose the best and limit ourselves. This is when I need supp... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 08:55:30 EST I have reached a goal!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546310 When I started in Feb of this year I decided that I would try to lose 65 pounds by Feb 2014. Today I went to the doc and I am down 68 pounds!!! I cant believe I DID IT FOR ME. With the holidays around the corner and all the yummy goodies that I know will be there I have decided that between now and next Feb I will try and lose 10 pounds. If I don't...well there is another week and another...until I lose that. When you have so much weight to lose like me it can be really hard to look at t... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 17:15:08 EST Portions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542797 As I was making out my menu for today I was thinking abt when I started measuring and weighing food. The first time I ever measured out a serving of cereal, I thought "no way will I ever be satisfied with this amount". I find myself now having to add more servings of something just to get my daily calorie range. Just a good feeling knowing what "normal or skinny" people eat. Smaller dishes/glasses do help. Don't get me wrong there are days when I could eat the whole box but when I read... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 16:07:25 EST Down 2 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519690 I had a home nurses visit (an annual visit from my insurance wellness program) this morning and of course she weighed me. I was down 2 pounds from my last doc visit and was very happy with this. I made a pot of beans and greens soup and baked 2 loafs of homemade light wheat bread. My bread was very tasty but didn't raise much but it was great with the soup; next time I will let it raise longer before baking) This was a new recipe from the book _Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff ... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:55:14 EST Need to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482141 I have had a rough 3 days with just eating too much in the evening. I felt so guilty but what's done is done. Today is much better and I am feeling better abt myself. I ate all of the ice cream yesterday and will not buy that again. I thought I could handle it but it was still calling my name from the freezer. Have a healthy version of "un-stuffed" cabbage rolls; lots of cabbage, onions, peppers and tomatoes that I plan to make tomorrow. I am on my way and getting back on track. <e... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:55:26 EST Another doctor's appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470171 Down 10 pounds since 07/02013. Tho doc was pleased and said I didn't have to come back for 4 months; to see him anyways. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:30:44 EST Am I on the new DASH diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413348 I just read an article in a woman's magazine about the new DASH diet for weight loss. I wanted to know more so I got on line and began my research. I found out that the guide lines on SP are almost the same. I didn't buy any of the books to tell me how to do this since SP has already done that and this is free. I have made a point to say I am not on a diet but just eating healthier and now I find I have been following the DASH diet LOL. I keep my food tracker here and let SP do all the ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 15:03:21 EST Down 6 pounds since 5/28/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408803 Had to go in for labs today and my INR was high (blood too thin, on blood thinner). I don't weigh except when I go to see the doctor but they had to weigh me to recalculate my medication doses. Good news I had loxt 6 pounds. This was a new nurse doing this who I had never seen before and he wanted to know what kind of diet I was on. I really fell good to say this was not a diet but just eating healthy. <BR> I am now making plans for the 4th. Since we are having hamburgers and hot dogs ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 17:12:54 EST When will people learn..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330885 The other night instead of eating alone I asked a friend who was also alone to join me for dinner, which I occasional do. When he asked what he could bring I politely declined and assured him I had plenty. He proceed to say he would bring dessert and I told him I was really watching my blood sugar so please don't bring it. He knew this was my top health priority because I had explained it several times to him before. Well he showed up with a turtle cheesecake and 2 ice cream bars and ... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:53:36 EST 7 pounds down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326724 Had to go and get labs done and had to walk right pass the scales. I know I promised myself that I would only weigh in when I went to the doctor but I couldn't help myself. I guess I was sort of... <em>9</em> kind of at the doctors office LOL. I would have been upset if I had not lost any, but knew I had because of my clothes. This not dieting and just eating healthy is great LOL. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 17:41:28 EST Bad dream - up at 0200 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295747 I was patting myself on the back yesterday. Since I have been eating healthy I do not crave the sweets like I did. As a matter of fact I can't remember the last time I had chocolate. I like my fresh fruit. Anyway I have awaken in a cold sweat this morning; now I am up. I dreamed that I found a bag in kitchen that had chocolate candy and pastries and none were wrapped but they all were fresh LOL. Anyway I thought I would eat just a bite of candy and one bite lead to me eating the whole... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 03:17:41 EST Down 6 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291529 I went to the doctor and got weighed. I like not weighing every week. Like I said before I am just weighing in at the doctors office and since I am eating healthier , this seems right for me now. The scales are not going to rule me like I let them do before. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:22:09 EST Parsnips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285388 I have heard of parsnips but never tried them. Yesterday at the grocery store I saw some that looked nice so I thought I would try them. They looked a lot like a white carrots so I thought I would treat them as such. I peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes and then added some baby carrots. Tossed them with a little olive oil and Italian seasoning and roasted them in the oven until fork tender. Oh my...they are so good. They are soft, sort of sweet and buttery. I have found a new veggie di... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:32:39 EST 18 pounds lost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265123 Went to the doctor for my 3 month visit and labs. He was very pleased with my weight loss since I had last seen him. Don't plan on weighing again until my next visit and see how that goes. The scales are not going to rule my life! The plan -- concentrate on eating healthy. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:29:16 EST I survived and didn't feel guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263267 Yesterday after breakfast I was invited for dinner to my niece's house who is a trained chef. I gladly accepted but as quick as I hung up the phone I started thinking about our last meal. She had served fettuccini alfredo. It was so good but we all know how it can wreck your calorie intake for the week. Anyway, I had a quick light lunch which is usually my biggest meal and fretted the rest of the day. To make a long store short, things happen and we ended up getting burgers and fries ... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 11:07:42 EST Life is a bowl of cherries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257557 Always wondered what this meant. Since getting back to SP I feel my downward spiral is on its way up . I just opened my " The Spark" book last night when I got in bed and started reading where I opened it. This part could have been written about me. Talking about blowing your diet and saying " so the rest of the day I will binge". This has so been like me in the past. I am not perfect so why should my diet be perfect or for that matter my life. Yes I will screw up but with some momentu... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:23:38 EST Away with the Scales http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251427 In the past the scales was my number one enemy. I have never had anyone or any situation that could change my mood so quickly. When my hard work didn't show on the scales I was very depressed. I think this was a big reason I just gave up on my journey. I have decided that I will just weigh at my doctors office. With my medical condition I am suppose to weigh and watch for fluid retention but I check myself for increased edema and I am really watching my sodium intake. I am on diurectics ... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:16:47 EST I am ready to start again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245141 As you can see I have been gone a long time. I have gained abt 100 pounds and my activity level is centered around going to the doctor and grocery store. Back and knee problems have added to this. I am the only one to blame and I am ready to begin again. Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:29:26 EST Home from Hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3048932 Just got home from a 23 hour stay in the hospital for medication changes; I had an irregular heart rate. Hopefully I can be on line a little more but have to watch out that I don't sit for long periods. Just glad to be back. My exercise regiment has been scaled back too. At least I am still here! LOL Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:03:08 EST New computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3010063 I know I have not been around much lately but my computer was so slow I just didn't have enough time to wait on it. My laptop died so yesterday I went and bought a new desktop and a 22 inch monitor! A friend got it set up last night and I must say I am...overjoyed. So now I hope to spend a lot more time here, I have missed it and my slow weight loss now shows it. Wed, 17 Mar 2010 09:08:20 EST Yet another reason to get my walking in early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2973559 This morning I lowered my treadmill and thought I would begin my walking after lunch but in the meantime I would have to step up and over it to get to my computer. A few extra steps can't hurt -- wrong! After doing this and not 5 minutes later I turned around and promptly fell over it. I know you probably saw this coming but I didn't. I went down and took all the hide off my left knee. I turned around and was sitting on it to assess the damage and thinking at least this time I didn't h... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 13:33:09 EST I am beginning to loose my sparkle, sort of.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2966849 I want to say right off the bat that jelly beans are my favorite candy except for chocolate. I have been eating one serving everyday and they are working within my calorie count too. In the last month I have been slacking on my exercises and the jelly beans are slipping in. I have also just lost 1 pound in 3 wks too SO before this goes any further...I NEED A KICK IN THE BUTT! I know you all will help me. Today I walked on the treadmill and then took the dog around the block which is .25 m... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 19:51:21 EST Finally got my walk in!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2927881 I haven't felt good all week or was that just an excuse? Anyway, I listened to my body and didn't push it this wk. I think this has been the least amt of walking since the first couple of wks I started here. It felt really good when I completed my hour. So I guess I am now back on track. I will let you know if I need a kick in the butt to get me going!!! Love you all and your support. Thu, 25 Feb 2010 17:01:05 EST I have a collar bone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2788155 I was watching TV today and reach up to scratch my shoulder and low and behold there was a collar bone! I has been so long since I could feel this under the layers of fat I had. I was so amazed I got in front of the mirror and I could even see it there. It has been a long time since I have looked in a mirror. The one I have is just from the waist up and I have made a habit of just looking at my hair. Anyway I started stripping off clothes so I could see my body. My poor dog must have ... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 02:25:19 EST Hidden salt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2754987 I was amazed but I don't know why. I had the TV on the FoodNetwork today and as I was passing through heard the words "nice and salty". Of course I stopped to see what they were talking about. Secrets of a Restaurant Chef was on. I must say I have never seen a full episode of the show but it still was a shocker. I thought Paula Deen used a lot of salt but this chef has her beat by a mile. I now know the secret -- salt, salt and more salt. No wonder you cannot eat in a restaurant and w... Sat, 16 Jan 2010 20:36:35 EST Thinking big again.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2710679 I just had to share this; I found it so funny. I ordered a T-shirt from the SP store and received it yesterday. I was so excited. I immediately opened it and to my surprise it seemed to be sooo big when I held it up to me. I thought they had sent the wrong size by mistake. Going back and researching my order, I then realized that I had ordered the wrong size. I ordered the 2x size not even thinking about it. That is the size I was in before losing 60 pounds! How could I have done t... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 16:30:32 EST Monday, Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2690183 It is Monday morning and I am making a list of things I want to accomplished this week. Since I don't work and do not have many visitors I am very bad to put off things because no one will notice. I am talking about sweeping the floors and dusting; the things I most hate to do. . I am going to try and do better and put some balance in my life so I am going to exercise and plan my meals for a couple of days and yes I am going to dust and sweep today. I got my Spark Book last week but ... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 07:54:57 EST Running and workout videos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2679489 Reading all these entries about running and doing the workout videos makes me so envious. With my heart issues I know that I could never do this but I can dream. I guess this is just a case of the mind is willing but the body is weak. I am just thankful I can walk and breath at the same time now. I have come a long way in the last 2 years and looking forward to more but like I like to say, "small changes add up". Sat, 2 Jan 2010 08:47:47 EST Feeling better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2677846 For the first time in weeks I walked one hour on the treadmill and did my upper body strength training exercises. I have been in such a funk (December does this to me and gaining 8 pounds hasn't helped either) I for one am ready for changes. I didn't realize how much I missed my new life style changes until today. Does this make sense? Anyway I am back and just trying to concentrate on me again because I am worth it. Sometimes I am my own worst enemy but I am trying to give myself pep... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:59:05 EST Finally back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2669468 Just got my computer up and running. I have been so off line this month; eating, sick, not exercising, etc. I have also gained 7 pounds. I so missed tracking my food intake and the support from all of my friends. It is so easy to go back to bad habits. I am ready to begin a new year and getting back on track is the first order of business. I missed all of you very much and it will take a few days to get thru my over 500 e-mails! Thanks for all of my birthday wishes. Wed, 30 Dec 2009 17:47:04 EST Miss you guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2607728 Just wanted to let everyone know my computer is in the shop and They say it may be another 2-3 wks. Will post when I can. Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:09:30 EST Miss you guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2607727 Just wanted to let everyone know my computer is in the shop and They say it may be another 2-3 wks. Will post when I can. Thu, 3 Dec 2009 15:09:30 EST BF is doing better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2579483 Thank you for all the messages of support and prayers for my BF. She is doing better and is now on very high doses of Lasix. I know she is not out of the wood yet. We have been BFs for43 years. We have been there for each other through marriages, children, grandchildren, divorces, sickness and health. LOL. I am closer to her than my own sisters. Please continue to pray for her. I would appreciate this greatly. She has primary biliary cirrhosis which is an autoimmune disease not rela... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 20:16:57 EST Good Cardiology report -- I Think http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2572596 The doctor was very impressed with my wt loss but my stress test last month showed a shadow. This could be a blockage or just scar tissue from my mitral valve replacement. She thought about doing another heart cath but was hesitant about this because I feel so good and was not having any chest pain with exercise. Anyway another Echo on Friday and instruction to get to the ER for any chest pain which I would not hesitate to do anyway, then they would do the heart cath. They also reprogra... Wed, 18 Nov 2009 19:51:59 EST Half way to my goal weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2562835 With my weigh in this morning I have lost a total of 60 pounds in 6 months, no less. I have also loss a total of 28.5 inches from this body. I cannot believe this! I just spend about 5 minutes looking at the graph line and saying I was there and now I am here. The changes I have made are just mind boggling and they are life style changes not just a diet. The most important thing I have learned is to be kinder to myself. I am not perfect. I will make mistakes but that is life. I feel s... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 11:29:52 EST Pre Thanksgiving Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2561556 Today I have been cooking all day. I started out roasting a turkey and using lots of herbs and spices but no salt or added fat. Then I took the turkey neck and made stock again with no added salt or fat. Now came the big question, how to make stuffing/dressing. I have been thinking about this for several weeks. I took cornbread I made and 4 slices of lite wheat bread. I decided as an after thought to put 10 low sodium crackers in the mix. I have been thinking of this since I saw Paula ... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 19:41:14 EST I continue to sparkle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2544159 I had a visit from my aunt who is 88 years old that I haven't seen in over a year -- actually it was before my last open heart surgery. She was telling me how much better I looked and was very proud of how much wt I had lost, etc. Then she just said "You just sparkle". When I explained about SP she was amused too. She told me I needed to write a blog about this. Now I am just wondering where my 88 year old aunt learned to blog. At least she didn't ask if I was pregnant after she said I... Sun, 8 Nov 2009 12:48:06 EST You all are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2538309 I was just sitting here and thinking how fortunate I am to have friends like you all on this site. I would have just given up many times without your support and encouragement. In just a few pounds I will be half way to my goal. I thought losing 120 pounds was impossible but not anymore. It is just the question of when I will get there, not if. Until then I will just enjoy the ride. My attitude is different and I am just a happier person now. I owe this to all of my friends here. Lik... Thu, 5 Nov 2009 21:59:52 EST What are "friends" for? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2518792 I can't believe it but my friend of over 40 years just brought me a box of candy bars. They are my favorite too. I did tell him this and told him they were hard to find; so he found them and brought them to me. I guess it was kind of sweet of him but he knows I am trying to loss wt and exercising. I have them in the cabinet and hope they don't call my name during the night. I will give them away tomorrow because I just don't trust myself with them. I've had Halloween candy in the hous... Thu, 29 Oct 2009 20:07:35 EST You Girls have Made my Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2499280 I am so honored to be the DGOTD. I never could have made it this far without your support and encouragement. Thank you, thank you for all the messages. I am DONE with 51 pounds and will march on to get rid of more. I am just about to cry. I go to the Doc tomorrow and the cardiologist the next week. Hope they are impressed. Thank you again. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:54:10 EST Get your mammogram, please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2489176 I was reminded today that this is breast cancer awareness month. I have my annual mammogram scheduled for tomorrow. I just wanted to remind everyone to get theirs. Sun, 18 Oct 2009 21:19:22 EST