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June Was A Successful Month

Wednesday, June 30, 2010      7 comments

June was a successful month for me. After watching the scale go up, up and up for many months (due to steroid shots in the spine), I finally saw a five pound drop in the month of June. Now five pounds may not seem like much weight to some, but... Read more

Birthdays Make June Go Faster

Sunday, June 27, 2010      2 comments

Ever since I was a little girl, in my mind, June has always been shorter than all of the other months. When I was in school it was because the school year was winding down and the excitement of summer vacation held the promise of childhood drea... Read more

Spark Eating Is Working For Hubby

Friday, June 18, 2010      5 comments

Who ever thought when I joined SP that my healthy habits would be a life saver for my husband. Wednesday I went with him to the doctor because he has dropped 33 pounds in the last 2 months without trying. We suspected that he might have develo... Read more

Day 21 of Headache Treatment

Wednesday, June 16, 2010      2 comments

Day 21 has been completed in the headache treatment plan. Week one of the maintenance level of medication is behind me. I can feel that the pain is very localized in three areas which is very strange. So far there have still been no pain spik... Read more

Saturday Morning Yard Sales

Saturday, June 12, 2010      2 comments

This morning hubby and I got up and started going to yard sales in our town. We were hungry so we took a break and stopped for a healthy breakfast (got to love those tasteless egg whites!). After breakfast we got back into our car and drove ar... Read more

Day 12 of Headache Treatment

Saturday, June 05, 2010      5 comments

I'm happy to say (knock on wood!) that in the last 12 days I haven't had one pain spike. How amazing is that? I'm taking two pills a day and by Tuesday I will be at maintenance dose. I've been very careful to avoid all of the movements that b... Read more

Day Six Of Treatment

Sunday, May 30, 2010      3 comments

Today is day six of my headache treatment. So far I haven't had any pain spikes but the headaches themselves, although less severe, are still there. On Tuesday my medication steps up one level. I will say that my sleep is much better because ... Read more

Spine Update

Tuesday, May 25, 2010      5 comments

I got some great news yesterday! The USF pain program at Tampa General Hospital accepted me into their pain management system program. They also have developed a plan for me to deal with my continuous headaches! Yea! Just hearing that they c... Read more

House Work Workout

Friday, May 21, 2010      2 comments

In preparation for the Polk Co. Team Spa Day at our house tomorrow, I spent the day cleaning. I didn't just run the vacuum a little bit and dust a few tables, I used the team event as an exercise opportunity. I vacuumed, shampooed the carpets,... Read more

Thursday

Thursday, May 20, 2010      5 comments

Today I ran an errand on the way to water aerobics and found a shorter route by accident. That is good news because it means less driving time! I did 30 minutes of aqua jogging followed by 60 minutes of water aerobics. On the way home,... Read more

Spa Day Is Coming For The Polk County Team

Wednesday, May 19, 2010      2 comments

This Saturday, May 22, at 12:30p.m., our Polk County Team will be having Spa Day at my home. I can't wait!!! The last time we did this, we all mellowed out and really relaxed. This time we're having healthy snacks, healthy drinks, skin care p... Read more

Take Time For Yourself And Be Happy

Sunday, May 16, 2010      8 comments

Ever have those weeks when it seems like all of your time is spoken for? When I was teaching, I can remember many days when I would work through lunch, attend an after school meeting, rush home, take my child to some activity, fix dinner and th... Read more

Using Gardening For Exercise Today

Wednesday, May 12, 2010      4 comments

I decided to change things up a little today and use gardening as my exercise. I got out the hedge clippers and whacked away at the bushes in the front right side of the house. I love to trim bushes! Next I'm going to tackle the bushes on the... Read more

Have A Wonderful Mother's Day Everyone

Sunday, May 09, 2010      3 comments

To all of my Spark friends, team leaders, team mates who have been so wonderful to me, Happy Mother's Day to all of you! You've raised me up when I was blue and made me laugh with your jokes too! You've encouraged me when I would quit and... Read more

Sleep Mistake

Thursday, May 06, 2010      3 comments

Well, after all of my introspection yesterday, I made a mistake that cost me some sleep last night. I pushed through my fatigue because we had company. The result was that I was over tired and too keyed up to get to sleep. I know better than ... Read more


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