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Saturday's Hail Storm
This afternoon, I was talking to a friend on the phone,
when I heard a sound as though someone had thrown
a rock at one of our windows. It really frightened me!
I ... Read more
My Breast Cancer Story
On November 10, 2010, I was diagnosed with invasive & aggressive
breast cancer. I had decided that if I had cancer, that I would choose a mastectomy. I told my surgeon to please arrange to get the surgery
date affirmed before I left his off... Read more
Birthdays & Cancer
I know that this is a weird title, but true circumstances as well. First of
all, I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this week. I will have a
mastectomy next Thursday and of course, chemo following shortly.
I am the only caretak... Read more
MY DAUGHTER, AN RN NOW
Today, officially my daughter is a registered nurse. She took her state board test on Monday. The night before she took the exam, she was not able to sleep at all, so she took the exam with no sleep, and no caffeine. I know that God was with ... Read more
My Dear Mom, who is 90 wants me to continue to put flowers on the graves of my Dad, 5 of my half siblings graves, and my stepdad's grave. I carried out all her wishes.
I truly enjoyed watching the wonderful Washington's Memorial Program o... Read more
I Bought New Walking Shoes
My brother and his wife are both professors at a college. They do lots of standing and walking everyday. He suggested that I should buy a pair of shoes called Skechers Shape Ups. They both bought them and it has helped them so much. They are l... Read more
Staying In The Fight
I joined SparkPeople February 27, 2009. I felt like I was doing well in starting a plan of healthy foods and the correct portion sizes. I started an exercise plan of strength training with the band and Walking with Leslie Sansone. I felt succ... Read more
GOOD & NOT SO GOOD NEWS
First the good news. My youngest daughter completed her first year of RN Training with a 4.0 grade average. She has three boys ranging in ages just turned 6, 12, & 14. Of course,... Read more
Celebration For Grandson
Yesterday, my husband and I drove a three hour drive to a dinner and celebration of my grandson & his financee's engagement party. The day he granduated from medical school, he pr... Read more
SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker
I did not use the Food Tracker when I first started SP because it took me awhile to get the hang of it. When I did I was so happy. I did not go by the suggested menu but I added my food each day. I really enjoyed knowing the nutritional value a... Read more
Spreading the Spark
I live in a small town where I know lots of people. Almost three weeks ago I started sharing my inter... Read more
A Wonderful Day
I straightened my house today. Then I made Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins. These are favorites for breakfast, both to me and my Hubby. These are healthy and a easy food to grab and have with coffee or another beverage.
In the afternoon we we... Read more
What I like most about tracking my food is when I am finished for the day, I get my report. I can hardly wait to see what my report will tell me, what I did well on or what I didn't do so well. It has really made me pay special attention t... Read more
Although I am losing inches and weight, I have not yet met my goal. Sometimes I feel that I am not doing any good at my lifetime style of healthy eating and exercising. I get discouraged as some of the other members on SP. But like every thi... Read more
I am Stronger
After having back surgery in 2006, I have never attempted to do anything other than walking. I never dreamed that I would ever be able to do anything more.
However, when I joined SP in February, I looked the Site over and thought this is... Read more