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High Cholesterol & BP are Detressing
Monday, April 02, 2012      2 comments

I finally got lab results from a bunch of tests done over a month ago. Not surprisingly, the lipid profile was terrible and I understand that goes hand in hand with high blood pressure. I've never before had either high cholesterol or high blo... Read more
Binge Eating???
Thursday, March 29, 2012      4 comments

So, I thought I'd gotten past those binges and really didn't consider binging to be my problem anymore. Then I read something that described the condition of binge eating and the psychological issues associated with it. One statement was that ... Read more
Too much sitting...
Monday, March 26, 2012      3 comments

Being dutiful grandparents we were more than willing to pitch in to take our oldest grandson to his Tae Qwon Do black belt prep class a few days ago. We often go to other classes and competitions, but this one was three hours long and most folk... Read more
A new mall to walk
Thursday, March 22, 2012      4 comments

Today a new mall opened about two blocks from you condo in the city. It is spectacular. Fountains designed by the designer who did those for the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Stairs everywhere (also escalators and elevators for those who need them. ... Read more
Keeping on...
Monday, March 19, 2012      1 comments

Spring is just around the corner as I reflect on where this year has taken me so far. Then I stop in mid thought. Stop thinking that the year is taking me anyplace. Yes, there have been many challenges, both great and small, but the bottom lin... Read more
A bit more focus!
Saturday, March 17, 2012      3 comments

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Another loss
Monday, February 13, 2012      6 comments

I came to help my nearly 98 yo mom as she struggles with the death of my younger brother in January. No sooner had I gotten here than an email arrived letting me know my birth father had just died. I had planned to go visit him this week. Now ... Read more
Google shock
Tuesday, January 31, 2012      4 comments

After reading what some of my Spark friends had to say about locating pages via google or other means, I decided to edit my own page. I also edited one of my blogs to protect a family member's privacy just in case someone still could get in the... Read more
Home and Beat
Monday, January 30, 2012      4 comments

January has been way more challenging than I had ever anticipated back when I was thinking of 2012 resolution possibilities. I didn't expect to watch my little brother die on 1/11. I didn't expect my 97 year old mom to dive so quickly and comp... Read more
Sunday, January 15, 2012      5 comments

I just made arrangements at a mortuary for my brother who died 1/11 of multiple organ failure due to a lifetime of alcoholism. I will miss him so much. Part of me is very sad. Part is very angry. He was awake and aware right up to the moment... Read more
Thank you friends
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      3 comments

I am so blessed by you who sent encouraging words in response to my last blog. With blood pressure at 51/29 and respirations of about 6, I know the end is near for my brother. Now, at the end I've seen glimpses of that sweet little boy who wa... Read more
Sad outcome coming!
Monday, January 09, 2012      7 comments

Why do we so often persist in doing things to ourselves that can't possibly have good outcomes? My 'baby' brother's drug of choice has been alcohol for over 35 years. Now he is soon to succumb to liver failure, renal failure a d blood that no ... Read more
Too Much Weekend!
Monday, December 19, 2011      1 comments

Today I have lots of cleaning up to do ... I also need to res a bit from a really full weekend. It was such fun. Friday was a lot of racing around to plan a birthday party for our two year old grand daughter. Decided on Dora the Explorer and ... Read more
Yo yo no more!
Monday, December 12, 2011      4 comments

I never realized that I've been ruining my metabolism and losing all my muscle by all my yoyo dieting through the years. Now I wonder if I will ever have optimum fat/muscle ratios to best burn through the foods I eat. This is so discouraging. ... Read more
Here and There Exercise today
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      2 comments

For the next few weeks I will be very busy making decorations for a special tree we're donating in honor of our granddaughter. So, to fit in a bit more exercise I do some stretches, squats, jumping jacks and balance work every time I finish an ... Read more

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