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What Inspires me? A Reminder to Myself

Wednesday, September 09, 2015      4 comments

I realized several weeks ago that “Extreme Weight Loss” was well into a new season and I’d been missing it (thanks to changing cable/internet/phone providers – the new DVR wasn’t set up to record it! We’ve since rectified that oversi... Read more

Mixed Bag of Updates

Sunday, September 06, 2015      8 comments

Today marks 3 weeks of successfully NOT ending my streak and logging into Sparkpeople every day! I'm pretty stoked about that (and the fact I made the decision to set up my browser so it automatically launches Sparkpeople when I first open it fo... Read more

Nursing School is Hazardous to Your Health

Monday, August 17, 2015      14 comments

When I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes (wow, nearly a year ago now) I had to withdraw from school and sit out a semester from the nursing program. I chose to look at that time as being "in training to go back to school... Read more

For My Sparkfriends not on Facebook - GRANDBABY!

Saturday, February 21, 2015      12 comments

Well, okay, he's not much of a "baby" anymore (he's going to end up taller than ALL of us if his 2 year old measurements are any indication). My daughter-in-lawless (and Sparkfriend PHOENIXXRISING) put these up after the family went out to play ... Read more

"You should be REALLY proud of what you've accomplished!"

Tuesday, February 17, 2015      14 comments

See that sentence up there? With the quotes? THAT is what my Nurse Practitioner said to me at the end of my appointment today. emoticonRead more

It's not a diet, it's a "live it"!

Thursday, February 05, 2015      9 comments

My workplace has started a "Biggest Loser Challenge" - anyone who joins in pays $5, and the person who loses the biggest percentage of body weight at the end of 9 weeks gets the pot. I've joined as an extra incentive to keep on track, but ... Read more

When having a UTI is a GOOD thing - A Thankful Post

Thursday, November 27, 2014      9 comments

I've been meaning to do a follow up blog to my last entry for a while now, but life keeps getting in the way. So of course, there's tons to update by now, but I'll try to do the "short version" (those of you who've known me longer than five minu... Read more

Dear Everybody - I'm Scared

Sunday, September 21, 2014      12 comments

First of all, for anyone who has sent me PMs or poked me here, thanks! There's no way I can go back and respond, because my sparkmail is packed and overwhelming (mostly with team notices that are ridiculously out of date) so I'm just going to de... Read more

Sticking a toe in the proverbial pool...

Sunday, January 26, 2014      10 comments

So, I'm in week 4 of Nursing 102 - which means I've mostly made it through "Boot Camp" (they warned us in Nursing 101 that the first 3 weeks were the make-or-break period). And wow, they weren't kidding - I can't remember ever living with such s... Read more

So, I've joined the BLC again. Here, have some goals.

Monday, June 10, 2013      10 comments

I've got a far longer blog percolating regarding my impetus to start working on being healthy again, and news of various sorts...but THIS blog is due for points within the next 20 minutes. So you'll have to wait for the rest. :) Read more

Quick Photo Blog - GRANDBABY!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      24 comments

Because there have been requests... With mommy last week as we helped both his parents and my older son move to Clifton (aka CLOSER TO ME!) With Grandma (whose colla... Read more

Sparkpeople at the Flying Pig Afterparty!

Sunday, May 05, 2013      19 comments

Unfortunately, nobody showed else up for the 12:30 PM photo op at the booth, but we got to meet SHEENADEE and CALIDREAMER76 anyway. Also got a neat reaction to the t... Read more

As the 2013 Flying Pig Approaches...

Friday, April 26, 2013      11 comments

I'm having a very hard time with this. I don't know if I can even begin to write about it. There are something like 40 Sparkpeople participating this year - the JASR crew did themselves proud. Coach Nancy spearheaded an effort to hav... Read more

You're not done 'til you're dead, and even then you can go to medical school...

Sunday, February 24, 2013      17 comments

Or maybe...not. A lot of you know the story of how my dad is my hero. An exceptional student in everything he did, being male he was pressured (as most men were back then) to go into the math and science field, and he got his bachelor's de... Read more

2013 - The Year of No Excuses

Saturday, January 26, 2013      9 comments

Okay, I know we're more than 3/4 through January and I still haven't updated my "goals for 2013" (as I'd promised in my last blog). That's largely because I've been taking things week by week lately, making small goals as I go along. And it's be... Read more

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