It is very odd, about the burnt feeling in the mouth. It seems to be going away, and I think it is from being sick and breathing through my mouth, you know how your tongue dries out.
I still cannot speak at all, but at least I slept last ni... Read more
Am having a hard time, coughing all night, can't talk at all, my mother calling me frantically every day. Spark is on the back burner. Just doing comfort eating, but not much of that.... Read more
Not only do I have laryngitis, but my mouth feels as if i had burnt it. It is painful to eat. So, I looked it up on the internet and it is a bona fide syndrome. Take a guess which group of people is most affected: middle aged women. How about ... Read more
To be ill, or not to be....
Could not do much Spark, was on a trip to Apple Hill, a lovely region near Placerville, California. Full of farms with pumpkins and apples, beautiful roads through Normal Rockwell painting type countryside.
I was getting sick before the t... Read more
Lately, I keep forgetting things, and doing stupid things. Like I was at Costco, and wildly bought a bunch of stuff I should not have. Then, I had to wait in long lines to return a huge frying pan that would never have fit on my stove, and two ... Read more
Missed a Day
Was overnight at my daughter's house and missed doing the blog. Her husband was away for a few days, and we had a nice intimate time together; she is pregnant with baby #2, a girl, and she has a year and a half year old son. It just seems a ... Read more
Suggestions for Spark???
It would be helpful if all the food tracker items were standardized. For example, I have gotten into the habit of weighing things in grams. Many of the spark foods come in this unit. But today, I wanted to measure grapes, and there were only 2 ... Read more
re: yesterday's fall......I called the advice nurse, and based on the fact that really my ankle is not too bad, I have iced it, elevated it, and compressed it. I did not need to go to the emergency, which was a huge relief. My mom fell 3 years a... Read more
I just missed a step carrying laundry downstairs, and I twisted my ankle to the point of excruciating pain. I am now doing the rest, ice, compression, elevation thing, but really I have no idea how bad it is. I went to the internet for advice,... Read more
Proud of self---spark-wise and bra-wise
Well, I did well yesterday, calorie wise, and exercise wise. And this morning I got all my bills paid, and checkbook balanced. Amazing!!
Now I have to do the same thing for my mom's accounts.
I gave in and got a larger bra. It feels so... Read more
More on iphone
Well, I was making fun of all the young people with their smart phones, too, but let me tell, the thing is revolutionary!!! It just makes everything easier in my life, and getting older and forgetting things, well, it really helps me. A Lot. It... Read more
App for iphone
I am on a roll. I found an "app" for my iphone that I would like to shout about from the house tops. It is called "Map My Tracks." Cost 99 cents. What it does is give you the time you walked (or biked, or ran) and a map of where you went!!! ... Read more
My best energy is in the morning, and my computer room is a total mess, with bills lying underneath letters... lying underneath notes to myself.... lying underneath junk mail.....lying underneath my camera!!!
Instead of cleaning this all up... Read more
Because of the 5% challenge, I did weight lifting yesterday. (3 pound weights) I could tell that I actually did something with my body for once. I was not sore, but I could tell I had used my muscles, whereas in the past, I felt nothing.
I... Read more
Am starting the 5% Challenge today. Hopefully, this will help me focus better and remember to both exercise and measure my portions of food. The weight training has not gone too well, I keep sluffing off (is that a word?) and actually it is t... Read more