MAW_OH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MAW%5FOH MAW_OH'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/ Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Holidays! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572357 I've been off of work and having a great time! <em>442</em> Ho Ho Ho! Thu, 26 Dec 2013 15:11:03 EST Great Thanksgiving, now back to work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555112 I visited my brother who lives in Maryland for Thanksgiving. He is a vegetarian, but eats fish so we had salmon with crab stuffing, mussels, corn chowder, colcannon and pumpkin pie and cheese cake for dessert. It was yummy! . I didn't drink as much water as I should have, I guess I don't like the way it tasted in Maryland. <BR> <BR> We visited the National Aquarium in Baltimore. It was really crowded. They had a dolphin show, which was great! I took this picture: <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 14:01:09 EST 272 point to go. . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510988 I will reach Level 17 in a few more days. Whoo hoo! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:19:19 EST Goodbye to June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406284 Hard to believe how this year has flown! Work has been so busy. My grandson is enjoying his summer, but even he can't believe that school is only 2 months away, lol. <BR> <BR> I love the outside pool at the Y this time of year. Lazy hazy crazy days of summer! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1043153971.jpg"> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:46:24 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379686 Made it to Level 16! 10000 till the next level... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 22:37:53 EST One more day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378100 I'm almost at level 16. I think I'll get there tomorrow! Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:00:30 EST 100 days in a row http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302560 I have hit 100 days in a row <BR> ! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> javascript: void(0); Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:12:13 EST So far so good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274909 Well, it's March and we are having the biggest winter storm of the season,,, (I think we need a new groundhog). Anyway, before the snowfall causes my internet to go out (frequent occurrence in rain/snow situations) I thought I'd take a moment to post. <BR> <BR> I have been much more active this year, walking the dog and going to the Y to swim mostly. I swam Sunday and Monday but stayed home tonight - snow is pouring down outside. I have been working from home and putting in more hours on a... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 20:43:44 EST I have a Happy Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200506 I started working from home on Monday and have gotten out and walked him at lunchtime every day so far. He really loves to get that exercise,,, and so do I! Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:41:41 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183963 I got up early and made my kraut, sausage and potato's in one of the slow cookers and made lentils with onion and pork chops in the other. I am optimistic about this coming year! I have been given the opportunity to work full time from home, so one of my goals is to be able to make it to water fitness classes a couple evenings a week (before I couldn't get there because of my commute back from work). I will be able to walk my dog when I take a break, so he will be happy too! <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:33:04 EST Summer coming around again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900599 I look forward to not having to wake kids up and help them dress to get to school. It will just be me getting up and getting off to work for 2+ months. Yeah! Mon, 28 May 2012 00:18:26 EST Hello Autumn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4526023 The trees are changing colors and even though it has been warm this past couple days, I know that ole man winter is heading this way. I am back at work now, infection healed. I am working on walking without a cane. I have not been using it this past week or so. At first my hip and knee hurt, but slowly they are starting to feel better. <BR> <BR> That's my update! Sat, 8 Oct 2011 21:24:25 EST First week of summer vacation for the kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4280746 I am working from home still dealing with my incision infection and now there are kids underfoot. I tried to be very quiet to keep them asleep as long as possible, but they are up now. C'est la vie! Mon, 6 Jun 2011 13:19:49 EST Saturday = Soccer Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4102404 Its actually soccer weekend! Kids playing soccer - Whoo HOO! Sat, 19 Mar 2011 06:57:21 EST makes you stronger since it didn't kill you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4012491 Well I went swimming as soon as the Dr OK'd it, Developed a nasty infection overnight! Dr said he'd never seen anything like it. I was about to start commuting to work again and now I' m taking 2 different antibiotics and changing bandages twice a day! Its one of those "makes you stronger since it didn't kill you" things. <BR> <BR> <BR> On the bright side, it seems to be responding to the meds, I'm still working from home a bit longer and it's supposed to warm up this coming week! <BR> <B... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 18:22:01 EST Housebound while ankle healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3907045 Since my surgery, I have only been out of the house twice. Well, I did go on the porch but I mean out in the car to somewhere else. I can't drive a car until my tendon heals. I went to the doctor on the last Wed of December and on Friday my daughter drove me to the cell phone place so I could get a new phone. My old phone got wet and the display was ruined. <BR> <BR> I have missed a couple soccer games. Luckily I can work from home. And that does save me gas and bus fare too. Still, I am ... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 16:10:18 EST Recovery from foot surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3894197 I like being home while my tendon reattaches to the back of my heel, but I do get a little bit tired of being stuck at home all the time. On Friday I will get my daughter to take me out for a little bit. Wed, 5 Jan 2011 20:06:47 EST back to PT 10/20/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3729087 For a second time for the bone spurs. The Dr is talking surgery if it dosent work. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 17:23:37 EST Ankle, spurs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3613609 After a year of not being able to walk correctly I have discovered that my pain is NOT caused by my weight but by 3 bone spurs. I , at first, did not get a medical opinion because I felt I 'knew' that the problem was that I was carrying too much extra weight. Not so. After an xray by the orthopedic consult, there are 3 spurs , 2 at the back of my right foot and 1 at the bottom. It was there, plain as day, on the xray that was taken. So started the walking cast, the PT, the stretching and ult... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 02:05:03 EST right ankle blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2998302 My ankle has been swelling and painful for awhile now. And then a few weeks ago I slipped on some ice and hurt it worse. I couldn't use crutches, so I got a knee walker and used it for 2 weeks. I think it helped but it was difficult to use going back and forth to work. Sun, 14 Mar 2010 14:54:33 EST Swimming!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2234056 My wonderful granddaughter won a 3 mth family membership to the Y so now I am getting to swim 3-4 times a week! I feel better for it. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/6/b366277103.jpg"> <BR> Cassie's first fish. (not as big as it looks here) Thu, 16 Jul 2009 12:52:33 EST Family is most important, especially in these tough financial times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1818624 I am so grateful for my family and my extended family right now. I try to keep giving and donating,,, after all what goes around comes around. I pray that the US gets back on her feet and back to business, employment and industry. Sat, 21 Feb 2009 22:47:20 EST A little more active http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=927664 I have been stepping up my activity slowly. I will be glad when it gets warmer out and then I'll feel more motivated to get out and walk the dogs. Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:50:16 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=882413 I have been battling my weight for most of my life. When I look back at pictures from my past, I think of how thin I was and I wish I looked like that again but at the time, I remember that I felt fat. Meanwhile life has gone on and year after year I have become less active and more overweight. I'd like to turn this around. I have been a member of Spark People for quite some time. I like the exercises, nutritional advice, community message boards, everything! Maybe this year I can keep at it ... Tue, 1 Jan 2008 15:33:37 EST