WWREFUGI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WWREFUGI WWREFUGI'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/ tracking again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645421 With the last few weeks being full of pain, I just stopped weighing my food and tracking it. I have been staying on the way I eat, but tracking is always a good idea. So now that I feel improvement I am going to try to get here every day and track. Get back into my old routine. It is positive reinforcement every time I stay within my carb goal, water goal, and calorie goal. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:01:43 EST finally improving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642830 I am finally feeling better from the fibro flare. About 4 days now that my legs no longer buckle and I have been able to put the cane aside again. The pain is so much less! This was a long one. It is also above freezing today, a second day in a row! Where I am, it has not been above freezing for 5 weeks, mostly single digits to teens. This is the coldest winter I can remember. Snow is no big deal, but single digits, below zero, and wind chills into the below teens... everyone I know i... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 11:10:24 EST In a lot of pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633777 I have fibromyalgia and it has been pretty stable for awhile now. But it flared up super bad over a week ago and I am in agony and feeling weak in the legs so I do not move around a lot. I am still eating right tho! I do some slow movements when the pain meds kick in, since sitting still may feel good, in the end it only makes things worse. I just wish I wasn't so weak in the legs, they buckle without warning. Makes me afraid of walking. Back to using my cane for now, but it is always t... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:22:42 EST happy doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619567 I was 22 pounds less than my last visit and my cholesterol was below 200 for the first time ever. My good cholesterol was high and my bad was low. My triglycerides where a little above normal but that goes with the low thyroid so she was unconcerned. My sugar was fine, my blood count was perfect. She could not have been happier. Neither could I! I love getting a good medical report. <BR> <em>380</em> Sun, 9 Feb 2014 15:53:01 EST Hmm, same weight for 2 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615970 I hate it when my body seems to stall out on the scale. But I have noticed a change. I look like I lost weight. I actually see it in the mirror now. So my body seems to be pausing and readjusting. If it needs to do that, fine, but I want it do go back to losing again. I am sure I will. I see my doctor for a physical Friday and it doesn't matter what I weigh, she will be glad it isn't what it was 3 months ago. I think she will be surprised! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:36:57 EST thyroid test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611449 I have Hashimotos's and my body is killing off my thyroid, has been going on for decades. My most recent test shows that my TSH is high, meaning I need an increase in my thyroid replacement hormone. I am so glad! I have been suffering the cold horribly, to the point that others say that there must be something wrong with me when I have the heat on and I am still layered up. To find out that it is this just makes me relieved. I am also surprised, since I have been losing weight anyway. I... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:27:06 EST Had to buy a sweater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605351 I found myself in need of a nice sweater so I had to think of where to go, I decided Dress Barn might have one I could fit into. They only go up to 24 and the ones I wear now are 26, but I thought, a little tight on the hips is okay since it is with a skirt and I can kind of pull it up a bit at the waist and it would still look okay. Imagine my surprise when it fit! I found three on clearance and bought them all!! I felt like a kid in a candy store! I may not be able to wear less than 2... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:17:25 EST How did you do it?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591343 This morning at my religious meeting someone told me it was like a new person was there, I looked so different. I told her I had lost 70 pounds. Her eyes opened wide! She asked, how did you do it? <BR> <BR> How do you answer that question? There are so many answers. No I did not follow a diet. No I did not have stomach surgery. No I don't exercise a lot. So, how am I doing it? I have another 100 to go and I will still be overweight. So how? <BR> <BR> The answer is looking at what ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:29:26 EST odd turn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572670 I actually have to force myself to eat, reminding myself. Food is a source of anxiety for me now. I am eating only things that are healthy, and every new thing I try I wait in fear to see if it will cause me more pain. I find myself eating only what I know is okay. <BR> <BR> I love salad and thankfully I can eat that, but only a mid day meal. If I eat one for dinner I am up in agonizing pain around 3 in the morning. So for me, not wanting to eat and having no appetite is really an odd t... Thu, 26 Dec 2013 23:51:31 EST Improving slowly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558726 The doctor told me if I do not see improvement of any kind in four weeks she needs to see me. I can honestly say that I am having less pain so the road to recovery is finally real to me. Three weeks in on meds and my ulcer is causing less pain and I am so happy about that! I live in fear of that pain and worry with every mouthful of food that it will hit again. It is keeping my appetite in check. My reflux pain is still bad but not all bad. I feel the constant burn and it reminds me al... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 23:22:34 EST doctor's visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546808 All the stress the last 8 weeks and the eating of sugar and not treating my reflux has resulted in an inflamed esophagus and an ulcer. The scleroderma makes everything move slowly and the esophagus doesn't move food down well, so when acid goes up it sits there. I am glad nothing perforated. The things we do to ourselves. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:58:24 EST I keep trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540461 So I am trying again. I had a loss in my life and ate and ate. But I cannot use that anymore. Bad choice. Trying again. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:24:56 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437286 Went off grid for a couple months, I had a severe fibromyalgia flare for the entire month of June, and the spasms pinched a nerve and I got sciatica for the first time ever, and it was debilitating. That lasted 3 weeks and then finally disappeared, slowly over three days. Then the fibro flare eased off, and now I am back to my normal. Except I regained 11 pounds over that 2 months. I know why, I ate all the wrong foods. I am back and going to make the changes I know so well. I find it ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:43:25 EST finally feeling better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365775 I have been sick, 3 times really really sick, since mid Feb. The last one was a super bad sinus/throat/ear/bronchial infection. The third round of antibiotics finally did the trick, and I can breathe a sigh of relief. My sense of smell has not returned fully yet. Thus food doesn't taste much of anything at all. I lost this in Feb. I am maintaining my weight, and since I am just now feeling like I can move around more, the weight will start to go down again I am sure. As I packed away m... Thu, 23 May 2013 14:25:50 EST a new number http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345960 I have been steady and secure with my number for awhile now, so happy to be in the 60s and not the 70s for a change. 263 on April 1. Finally 262 this morning's weigh in. I am glad I leveled out for a month, it made the change real and secure. I was ready to start a downward trend again though. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> I got really sick again, this is #3 since mid-Feb. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow, it will be day nine and no sign of improvement. I do not want to be back on antibioti... Sun, 5 May 2013 07:41:07 EST can't believe this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311748 I am sick again. <em>24</em> <BR> The doctor was right, she thought the sinus infection wasn't cleared, and my face exploded in pain 3 days later. I am now on round 2 of antibiotics. It is working, I feel a big difference 4 days into it, so I hope this will be it. I want Spring weather to come. I babysat my granddaughter on Tuesday and we needed winter coats with hoods up, and we had snow squalls. Spring is overdue here in New England. There is hope, I saw crocuses up and blooming, a... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 18:00:32 EST my doctor is SO HAPPY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5302994 Not as happy as I am though! Since my last visit with her I have lost 25 pounds on the dot. She is so proud of me, breaking through the 270s wall at last after over a year and a half. She said, 'I guess what they say about plateaus is right, when the body is ready, the weight will come off again' She said "do you know how rare it is for someone of your size to lose weight, hit a block, and quit, regain what they lost out of frustration and disappointment?" I told her that the biggest cha... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:32:23 EST long recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299180 The day after my antibiotics stopped I physically crashed, and was beyond exhausted. I still am feeling it but can do more than one thing before needing a nap. I actually felt worse last week that I did the 3 prior. My body is just having a hard time recovering from the virus and the antibiotics. I see my doctor Wednesday and I am looking forward to getting her opinion. Also very happy to have lost so much weight since my last visit. She cannot say I lost too fast, it has been 4 months ... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:58:25 EST I think I am really getting better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293821 It has been 4 weeks, and today I feel like I am really getting better at last. It is the last day of my antibiotics, the symptoms of my sinus infection have dwindled, and I feel like sewing again. I am not overdoing it, lest I relapse yet again, but it feels oh so good! I am working on my granddaughter's purple and yellow quilt. <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> I managed to eat enough this whole time so that my metabolism didn't slow down. I am in new numbers, numbers I haven't seen in over a ... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 14:30:57 EST Continued to be ill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287903 I was slowly improving but suddenly got worse, and started chills and severe sinus headache, which was a new symptom. Doctor says I have sinus infection as a secondary infection and that I had 'walking pneumonia' (viral). I was treating the pneumonia right, with rest, fluids, and that was improving.. but needed antibiotics for the new bacterial infection in my sinuses. I had to concede the point and now I am on the one thing I was trying so hard to avoid! But the sinus pain is going at la... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 15:21:51 EST ill 15 days and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277374 I can tell I am on the mend but the lingering cough and sore throat are so tiring. And something killed my smell. Someone gave me lovely roses as a gift, and said these smell amazing... and I could not smell even a hint of scent. My nose is clear so I can inhale through it without difficulty, but can't smell a thing. Even my only chocolate indulgence, my hot coca, doesn't even taste like chocolate. I can taste salty, sweet and bitter. I am beside myself. <BR> <em>46</em> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:59:45 EST so sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264647 I have a terrible cold, maybe one of the worst I have ever had. It isn't the flu, no body pain and fever is low, but I am wiped out. I know I am not eating enough but my appetite is low, and I can't taste anything! 6 days and counting. I worry that not eating will change my metabolism to even lower gear, but my body is in a war, so it is using up energy! Nothing I can do about it anyway. I will eat when I get hungry again. <BR> <em>39</em> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:02:07 EST In new numbers at last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254597 What a struggle, lasting over a year. I am finally out of the 270s! I weighed in at 269.4 and I know it isn't much under, but that 6 made my day! Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:33:50 EST 20 pounds lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236824 Since I started my elimination diet one Dec 1. I am so close the the 60s I can hardly stand it. I tried milk again and thought it was okay until I had 2 glasses in a day instead of one, and I suffered horribly for 12 hours, so very sick. So no corn, no milk, and no wheat. I think my 'elimination diet' is over. Now it is just what I eat. I am okay with that, my gut is so much happier and that makes this lady happier too. The constant ache is gone. <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 09:17:14 EST I have lost 18 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216756 This loss is since Dec 1, when I started my elimination diet to help my digestive issues. This was unexpected yet so very welcome! I am back to the weight I was a year ago and I hope this process gets me past my wall into the 60s at last. I have been in the 70s for 2 years, and up to 290 in the Fall last year. This has been the first time I have had such hopeful results, and my tummy feels so much better now that I have settled into avoiding those 3 foods. My doctor suggests that my chan... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 09:37:49 EST Still on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203494 I have added peanuts to my list of things I CAN eat! This is good news, an easier source of protein. I can eat gluten, I had barley with no problem. Wheat is not on my list yet, I am afraid of it for right now. I am going to stay right where I am food wise, and stay away from milk, corn and wheat. I know for sure corn is out, I tried again and I suffered so! I will try lactaid milk in Feb. to see if my reaction was from the lactose. I am proud of myself for continuing to avoid artific... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 11:22:36 EST improving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194689 My poor tummy, it reminds me all the time what it cannot do. My most recent addition was an egg yolk, I did good on that, but adding the white caused great distress. So the verdict is, no egg white. The best part of the egg is the yolk anyway. I have little use for it, but I may figure out how to add it to my diet. I despise boiled eggs, that dry yolk gags me. I am willing to wait though, and figure it out another time. <BR> <BR> I had been so tired, and someone suggested I eat more.... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 10:13:48 EST trying to feel better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178879 I start a large elimination diet on the 1st of this month, my tummy was in bad shape. I did not even care if I lost weight. I took out soy, peanuts, milk, wheat, sugar, artificial sweeteners and corn. I started reintroducing them one at a time. So far, corn is a big no! Next was milk a week later, another no. It feels like my intestines are on fire. I am unsure if its lactose, but I hurt too much to try again right now. When I added soy milk, a bad hurt. Between additions my tummy fe... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 14:02:03 EST stopped Weight Watchers again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093828 It really did nothing more for me than this site, except get me on track to healthier eating again. No losses. This site will do the same thing for me. The problem is in my head, not my food plan. I know this. Paying for WW made me stress out about wasting money while working on my brain. My doctor said, relax, no pressure, focus on getting your bloodwork numbers better and don't think about loss right now. I need to be kinder and gentler in my thoughts, respect myself and *breathe* wh... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:20:32 EST Hit the wall again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034702 Not only hit it, but it bounced me back 6 pounds. I had some kind of mental thing happen on the 19th, and I have been totally off plan and eating without a care. But I woke up today with a clear head again. If I wasn't at the tail end of menopause I would swear I was having PMS. Acne flair, water weight, carb cravings, moody... at 56 I thought this was in the past, and a year and a half since my last monthly too. Oh well, it is a new day and my mind is back. I am going to do whatever it... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:32:28 EST finally a loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009838 I had been at 273 for weeks, and I am 271 now at weigh in today! I hope this is the beginning of finally getting more results. Though I do have to say, my clothes fit better now, like the weight was settling and readjusting. I am on the very edge of wearing a size 26 pants, so today I bought a nice black pair on clearance for the Fall and Winter. I already wear a 26 on top so shirts and dresses are already there. This may seem like a big size to some, but coming from a 34 it is sweet! Fri, 10 Aug 2012 14:22:29 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979088 I lost the 15 pounds I had regained and I am still going strong! Love it! <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 11:02:49 EST Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4938882 I am finally getting somewhere, I have promised myself the I will do everything I need to do to get myself back on track. I am under 280 at last again. I have started to weigh myself every day. I have decided this because I need to get over my dread of the scale. The email I got from Spark was about the 5 habits of naturally thin people. One was they weighed themselves everyday, and the 1 - 2 pound changes they did not worry about. I made a chart and I am charting my weight every day no... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 12:01:51 EST lost some weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909872 I have lost the 5 pounds I regained so I feel like there is hope. I am hoping the new ache in my knees is just temporary, I must continue to walk. <BR> <em>313</em> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 11:16:50 EST 3 weeks and no weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895882 and it is clear as a bell why, I am not eating less food. I am not tracking, and I lack motivation. HOWEVER, I found motivation finally today, figured out what I was missing. The mirror. I just want to look better. I hardly care about 'healthier' and 'smaller sizes' or even 'numbers on the scale'. I looked in the mirror and I remembered why I started to do this in the first place, 2 1/2 years ago. I want to look better in the mirror. This is not about self image, it is about reality ... Thu, 24 May 2012 09:56:20 EST Doing better now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870269 I am really responding well to the change to WW, I feel more motivated and I had a good shopping day on Saturday, those bad habits that had overtaken me did not sneak their way into my basket. I had to really work at it, but it felt so good unpacking food at home and finding self-control won! Mon, 7 May 2012 10:33:34 EST no longer wwrefugi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866127 My name means weight watchers refugee, and I rejoined WW today. I needed to get back into the swing of things and when I was on WW I felt more compelled to getting healthier when I was on it. I do it all online, so no meetings, but I am proud of myself for making the 3 month commitment. I know I can do this! <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 4 May 2012 10:40:45 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856430 I kind of went missing for a bit. I was eating a lot and not healthy either, and did not come too often at all. But yesterday I kicked myself in the bum and I am back to tracking and eating healthier today, like I had never hit that bump in the road. Feels very good! <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:52:11 EST Really sick again/still http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837648 When I saw my doc 2 weeks ago I had the continuing sinus issues. I have Spring allergies and take Flonase every March onward. I got my script, but she said if this doesn't help in a week call me. Well it helped, until Thursday when I got suddenly so ill, and the next day she started me on antibiotics, which I hate. I doubted I had a real sinus infection, but I took them just in case. Well this morning I woke up and feel improved! She was right, I was wrong. If this helps the infection ... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:51:36 EST Interesting test results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823031 the blood test revealed I am very low on B12, which really surprised me. So I have to take supplements and retest in 3 months to see if I actually need shots instead. I am hopeful this is a cause of my fatigue and I will start feeling better soon. I have not been really paying attention to what I eat for 4 days now, but today I begin yet again. It is a start and restart for me a lot. At least I restart! Every day is a new day with no mistakes in it, a clean slate. No carry over of gu... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 09:40:04 EST refocusing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4813905 I am slowly feeling better emotionally, and I have gotten back on track with not eating after 8, and eating healthier foods. My doctor took blood to check for B12 and iron to see what could be a cause of my bad fatigue, in case it is nutritional. She is happy that I am maintaining my total loss and adds no pressure to me about losing more right now, which really helps me. So I hope to really get back on track soon. <BR> <em>41</em> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 17:42:43 EST Crash and burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4801467 I had a terrible experience yesterday trying to get to my important appointments with my pdoc and therapist, I have State provided transportation, but they did not come, so I called and they said I wasn't there. They said they would come back, and they never did. I called and they said again I wasn't there. I was standing in the parking lot, I am a big girl, they could not miss me, so they lied. I missed the appointments. I was crushed, and crying, and I went for a walk and bought food a... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 13:58:28 EST new habit change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4790951 I think I am doing well, and as I had hoped, it is having a ripple effect. Being more aware of my new goal of no eating after 8 has made me more aware in general of my eating throughout the day too. I had a friend, my neighbor across the hallway, die this week, and it made me reflect on my own lifestyle habits. I thought, if only he took better care of himself... I do not want my friends and family saying the same thing one day, so I am taking better care of myself now so that day may not... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:32:06 EST new habit getting stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4784102 My decision to battle night time snacking is going well. I took a cue from my granddaughter's potty training chart... every night I succeed I put a sticker on the calender, the one right here where I go most often in the day. Seeing those stickers gives a chuckle, but also feels good to watch them add up. It sounds silly, but by golly it is working! <BR> <em>52</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 16:43:06 EST thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777702 I actually went for a walk today, the first day I actually felt strong enough. It is super windy here, but in the 60s and what a nice walk I had, discovering the little green sprouts staring from the bulbs. I cannot believe it has already started, but they sure are a welcome sight. If we are not going to get a real winter, let spring be here already. <BR> <BR> I am starting a new good habit, and all my work is going to be focused on making this one happen... no eating after 8 at night. I... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 15:56:26 EST I do keep trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4765178 This recent illness has really derailed me from my healthy eating. I ate what I wanted, because I wanted so little. I have not been well enough to go shopping for groceries, and now I have almost no food in the house which is making me crazy with cravings. I am too tired to do any exercise or walking, my knees buckle with the fatigue. I was going to try to find a ride to the store yesterday or today, but unbelievably we had our first snowstorm of Winter and no one wants to go out right no... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:26:36 EST Turned the corner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761263 I have turned the corner of this illness and am feeling improvement every day. I did some housework yesterday, some sewing, and did good on my food plan. The best part of being sick is the feeling better, really makes one appreciate the level of health we have, no matter what that is. <BR> <em>48</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:50:53 EST illness continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756066 I am still pretty sick with this cold, or maybe the real flu, who knows. Fever for 2 days, and this is day 4 of severe cold symptoms. I am miserable with fatigue, joint pain and cough. At least the chills are gone. I am eating healthy things.... when I eat. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 06:25:24 EST sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4754138 I haven't been around for awhile. I have a nasty cold, the kind that knocks you down, and then sits on you so you can't get back up again. Having the car was nice, it got me out and about, so who knows where this lovely virus came from. All I want to be able to do for now is finally sleep more than an hour at a time. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 22:37:35 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744763 I am still bouncing around with my moods, but I almost finished the dress for my DGD and she likes it, I saw her yesterday. I did a bit of refining, it helps to see it on the person to know where the tweaking needs to be done, and I can get snaps today. My eating today so far is good, but I have an unusual challenge for a few days, I have my son's car for the weekend, and now I am mobile and usually when I want to eat something, I have to go with what I have in the house. I have to think a... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 12:25:49 EST