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Starting over.........again.............SERIOUSLY??
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Sunday, April 28, 2013      3 comments

Looking through my blogs over the last 2 years the majority are about refocusing. Well, now I am in major refocus mode. I had lost 20 lbs with SP and now have successfully gained back almost all of that. OMG!!! How did that happen???? Wel... Read more

Post op recovery done..... now to get back on the "normal" track

Sunday, January 27, 2013      5 comments

I'm BAAAAAAACK!!!! The post op recovery was uneventful for both my niece and myself - we're both healing well, 5 1/2 weeks post op. I even had to go back to work last week...... the down side of being off work for so long is that you REA... Read more

Kidney transplant was a SUCCESS!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      10 comments

Many of you remember I have been trying to donate a kidney for my niece through a Paired Transplant program. Meaning, she and I don't match so they match us with another pair in the same situation. We've been trying to get this going for 3 yea... Read more

Mayday...Mayday.... CHALLENGE WEEK!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012      3 comments

Hubby left to go hunting for a week............ Which means - no more picky eater to fix meals for and I can eat MY favorite foods!!! Which aren't necessarily the healthiest choices. Plus I don't have the food police looking over my shoulder, ... Read more

Check up for the transplant

Saturday, October 27, 2012      4 comments

I posted a year ago that I had been approved to be a kidney donor for my niece. However, since we don't match, we have to do a "paired transplant" which means there is another pair or multiple pairs in the same situation and it's a kidney swap.... Read more

Seriously........ 5 pounds in 10 days

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      4 comments

Seriously - 5 pounds in 10 days. I mean GAINED 5 pounds in 10 days. Is that really possible?? We had an active vacation with walking, biking, swimming, boating, fishing etc.... and I still gained 5 pounds?!?!?!?!?! I guess I must have been ... Read more

I'm on a roll!

Sunday, June 03, 2012      3 comments

I'm on a roll - went for a short hike this morning AND logged my breakfast on Spark! This is my goal this week - log ALL my food............for one week. Maybe this will get me jump started again! Vacation in 5 weeks!!! Read more

Anniversary/Road trip/hot air balloon ride........now to get back on track

Monday, April 23, 2012      1 comments

We had a wonderful, relaxing road trip vacation to celebrate our 34th wedding annversary. Spent a few days in Lake Havasu City AZ. We had a hotel room with a balcony that overlooked the lake. Enjoyed walking around the island and London Bridg... Read more

Busy week.........then vacation

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      4 comments

We had a wonderful Easter weekend. All our kids and granddaughters were able to be with us. I LOVE having all my family celebrate Easter Mass with us. We are so blessed. My mother in law even drove 3 hours each way to be able to spend the da... Read more

I need to get my spark back~

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      3 comments

Wow - I can't believe it is the end of February and I have totally let my diet and exercise slide. After I hurt my knee back in September and I to put my aerobics on hold. After 4 months my knee was feeling better (not 100% by any means) but n... Read more

Sparkversary!

Sunday, January 08, 2012      7 comments

Wow - I just realized that yesterday was my 1 one year here on Spark. This is a bit of an eye opener. I initially lost 20 pounds and then it seems I slacked off. ... <a href=Read more

Movin on to 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      5 comments

Happy New Year fellow Sparkers ~~ So, I really porked out between Christmas and New Years. 2 days ago I found 4 of the large Hershey bars that were playfully enclosed in Rudolph gear that I forgot to give my nieces and nephew. SO, I felt com... Read more

We had a great Christmas

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      3 comments

We had a great Christmas with our kids this past weekend. Of course anytime we can get together with them is a wonderful time. The granddaughters were sick, one with a cold and the other with a weird virus of fever and mouth blisters. My 3 y... Read more

Back on the treadmill

Saturday, December 03, 2011      6 comments

Back in the first week of September I had a hyperflexion injury to my right knee. Then subsequently, while running on the treadmill, continued to flare it until it "popped" on Sept 17 and I was unable to bear any weight at all on it for a few d... Read more

The dreaded month of December

Monday, November 28, 2011      7 comments

As I am reflecting, (and totally repulsed) on how much I ate this past Thanksgiving weekend, I am feeling very anxious about the whole "holiday season" that is about to take over every last bit of willpower I may have ever had. SOOOOO - My... Read more


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