My best friend was buried yesterday. I had cataract surgery a week ago. I mention earlier about this being a hard year since 5 people have died this year, including my Mother, sister, and mother in law, as well as my friend of 61 years and an au... Read more
Big surprise for me today
Even though I have regained much of the weight I lost, I have still attempted to eat healthy...just generally ate too much, too often. My mother in law, aunt, sister and my mother all died over the last 10 months, and my best friend was diagnose... Read more
just a note
I got a lot accomplished today. Emptied and refilled 1 1/2 closets. It took me most of the day, but I have to say that it looks pretty good. No one had better touch anything....including me.
I haven't given up on Sparks, but I sure have sta... Read more
One year later
I am starting my second year at Spark People. I am 25 pounds less than I was on July 6, 2013, ....31 pounds lower than my highest weight. That is the good news. The bad news is that I weigh the same as I did on November 12, 2013. I seemed like I... Read more
Non scale victory
I got up today. No, I mean, I had to get down on the floor to move some boxes. I stood up from a sitting position on the floor without holding on to anything. I did it without thinking and wasn't actually sure I was remembering correctly, so I g... Read more
Tried a stress break.
I took a break and went to a movie today. Wrong choice of movie as a woman in the movie was diagnosed with terminal cancer, as my best friend was. It did not get my mind off things, but certainly reminded me that I was not alone in this kind of ... Read more
I just typed a blog entry and realized 2 weeks ago I typed nearly the same one. All of the issues have gotten a bit worse. Mom's right eye seems to be losing it's vision, she says. We just found out her nephew is expected to die within 2 days fr... Read more
My mother in law died Dec 21. My sister and aunt both died March 18. My mother had a mini stroke March 24. It is my responsibility to notify the family when something like this happens, and I dealt with that this week, along with making the arra... Read more
Rough day got worse
This morning it was up to me to tell my 93 year old mother that her daughter (my younger sister) died suddenly. I did this first thing in the morning. Then, within 15 minutes, I picked up the phone to hear that my mother's favorite sister had al... Read more
I can't do it, I tried.
I have tried to out eat the pain. I has not worked.
I was told on Thursday that my best friend of 59 years has been told she has cancer in her liver and pancreas. How can this be? Her first oncology appointment is tomorrow. I of course pra... Read more
In the blink of an eye
I have a new awareness today. Last Friday my brother called to tell me he had amputated his index finger and half of his middle finger on his dominant hand. I was horrified, but admit I thought he should have been more careful. He was sawing a b... Read more
You know how when we start to get healthy that we institute changes a bit at a time? Been there, done that. I tracked. I stayed in my fat, carb and protein ranges. I tracked my fitness too. I joined challenges, faithfully checking in, recording ... Read more
As I was checking my BMI this morning, I saw where if I reach my original goal of 150, I would still be overweight. Rather than leaving that as my ultimate goal, I decided to change it to 140, which is the top range of healthy weight for me. Thi... Read more
genes? Why am I so confused?
I often hear the doctor mention genes. I sort of know what they are. But, I have more questions than answers.
Until I was 13, I was extremely underweight, then 'normal' until 20, then overweight. Was the whole progression gene related? Or... Read more
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Where have I been?
Someone missed me. They noticed that I have not blogged this month, and even my status became extremely generic. What can I say? Truth be told, I guess I have just been going through the motions. My calories are within range, but my fat grams ce... Read more