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Reflecting on 10 years
Thursday, May 12, 2016      13 comments

emoticon Today is my 10 year Spark Anniversary! It has been a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs. I'm pro... Read more
Saturday, February 27, 2016      16 comments

Goal met! After ten years of Sparking, I have finally reached my goal weight! emoticon ... Read more
Saturday, February 20, 2016      8 comments

So, I've been playing it safe most of this week with my food choices. I've been limiting myself to liquids and semi soft foods. This diet seems to decrease the bloating and cramping that comes with Gastroparesis (although the symptoms are unpred... Read more
Saturday, February 13, 2016      7 comments

So, I'm starting to feel better & consequently my appetite has returned. I know that sounds like a good thing BUT with Gastroparesis a good appetite can be dangerous. It is so easy to make bad food choices that will end up making me sick again. ... Read more
Winter Carnival
Saturday, February 06, 2016      7 comments

So, tomorrow we're headed to McCall for the Winter Carnival. We'll ride the city bus downtown and then view the ice sculptures before checking into our timeshare for the night. I'm excited since our last visit was in July of last year. It will b... Read more
Friday, January 29, 2016      10 comments

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Blessing in Disguise?
Saturday, January 23, 2016      12 comments

So, looks like I'm dealing with Gastroparesis as well as acid reflux. UGH! I'm limiting my fat to 40 grams daily and fiber to 10-15 grams daily. Hopefully, this will get my nausea and vomiting under control. I'm also eating several mini meals th... Read more
Winter Blahs
Saturday, January 16, 2016      7 comments

Winter has just begun and I'm already wishing for Spring! emoticon ... Read more
This is the Year!
Saturday, January 09, 2016      11 comments

Well today I started using the Nutrition tracker again. Sometimes I forget that it is the best tool out there for monitoring & controlling eating habits. My weight gain over the Holidays was minimal so I'm happy about that! I'm determined to rea... Read more
Candy Temptations
Thursday, October 22, 2015      6 comments

Well, I succumbed to Whoppers, Milk Duds, and Twizzlers. emoticon The really good news is: It was actually disappoi... Read more
Sad Day
Saturday, October 10, 2015      11 comments

Our old cat, Butters, is still not doing well. He is losing weight; not eating or drinking much. emoticon We deci... Read more
Mediterranean Struggles
Saturday, October 03, 2015      12 comments

So, I'm supposed to limit my red meat to one serving a month. Since I'm not a meat fan, I thought this would be relatively easy... not so! The "natural" lunch meat I bought for my hubby the other day was surprisingly delicious. UGH! I think some... Read more
Mediterranean Musings
Thursday, September 24, 2015      7 comments

So, I've been fascinated with the Mediterranean diet for some time now. It incorporates so many of the foods that I like such as dairy, olives, whole grains, nuts, etc. with an emphasis on less meat and more plant proteins. So, why do I have suc... Read more
Life Lessons
Friday, September 18, 2015      12 comments

This has been a really hard, depressing week. Our old cat, Butters, has been to the Vet several times this week (twice just for hydration). He is on antibiotics, anti vomiting/nausea med, steroid, appetite stimulant, and a pain patch. He is drin... Read more
Plans Change
Saturday, September 12, 2015      5 comments

It's often said that "change is the only constant in life". We had planned a getaway for this weekend but our old cat, Butters, was obviously not feeling well. We took him to the Cat Doc yesterday and it appears that his pancreatitis has flared ... Read more

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