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Weight loss rewarded at quilt festival

Saturday, November 10, 2012      11 comments

Last week I disappeared from SparkPeople to attend my annual marathon quilting event, International Quilt Festival in Houston,Tx. It is an unbelievably large event with 2 full convention center halls of vendors and 2 full halls of exhibits. I al... Read more

Onederland Finally!!!!!

Thursday, October 04, 2012      14 comments

Today is my official weigh in day and I am so excited. My weight is finally below 200 pounds for the first time in decades. It feels wonderful. I saw 199 on Saturday and was excited but tried to not get too excited since my scale seems to bounc... Read more

Changes beyond the scale

Thursday, August 30, 2012      5 comments

I just got my blood work from my 3 month post-surgical visit. At the visit I saw that I've lost 36 pounds and my blood pressure which had been 140/80 is now 100/70. Now I see that my cholesterol went from 245 to 176. I am amazed to see thi... Read more

3 month check up was a-ok

Friday, August 24, 2012      6 comments

Had my 3 month post-surgical visit today and was very excited to see that their scale actually reads less than the one I have at home. I've lost 36 pounds since surgery and the office was really pleased with my progress. I was also surprised at ... Read more

Health and Spiritual thought

Thursday, August 02, 2012      5 comments

I shared something with a Spark friend who thought my thought was worthwhile. I decided to share it publically in case others find it so and so I will be sure to remember it. Years ago I took a class that used the first portion of Genesis t... Read more

Discipline starting with a blog

Saturday, July 28, 2012      4 comments

I have been so impressed with some of my spark friends who blog regularly. I do a reasonably good job at posting to teams but somehow avoid blogs. After reading Sprinklechez's blog, I promised I would start writing! I reviewed my spark goals thi... Read more

Relearning about eating

Saturday, June 30, 2012      5 comments

Today was exciting for me. I found myself at a luncheon and I actually found food that I could eat. I had a small quantity of tuna salad and then tried out 3 cubes of melon and a few leaves of different lettuces. I finished at the same time as m... Read more

Today is an Exciting Day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      4 comments

I had my 1 month check with my surgeon.I'm 5 weeks post op. I've lost 21 pounds and he says I am doing well. As of today, I have no more restrictions. I can lift laundry baskets and not worry about weight (hmm I might not tell DS and DH - just ... Read more

So far so good

Monday, June 11, 2012      3 comments

I haven't moved around a whole lot yet but I think the some of the pain has subsided. Just got out of the shower and I'm resting up a bit before I get dressed but I feel like maybe I will be able to move a bit today. I also got confirmation... Read more

Unhappily learning to be patient and succeeding at being frustrated

Saturday, June 09, 2012      5 comments

I am now 18 days post surgery. On the whole I feel pretty good. My skin is healing and I finally got the remains of the I've bandage tape off my wrist. I am trying to experiment with soft foods - so far only tuna but I think I adore fat free ref... Read more

Just watched Hairspray and feeling a bit sad about it

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      2 comments

Hairspray is a wonderful musical film ( adapted from a play) set in per-integrated 1960 Baltimore. The main character is a chubby highs cool student who wants to dance on the teen tv show, has a crush on the cute boy dancer (Zac Ephron) and want... Read more

Just watched Hairspray and feeling a bit sad about it

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      1 comments

Hairspray is a wonderful musical film ( adapted from a play) set in per-integrated 1960 Baltimore. The main character is a chubby highs cool student who wants to dance on the teen tv show, has a crush on the cute boy dancer (Zac Ephron) and want... Read more

Why I Want Independence from Excess Weight

Sunday, July 04, 2010      2 comments

I have been slip-sliding badly this year. After a year of doctor visits trying to unravel a knee issue, I had arthroscopic surgery to look in the knee and try to correct the problem that did not show on an MRI. The issues impacted my exercise an... Read more

Progress

Monday, January 25, 2010      4 comments

This week I saw again that Spark Streaks are not a tool for me, a recovering perfectionist. I logged in one night close to midnight and that day was not counted. I did not let my head get into a bad loop over it though - I am going to monitor my... Read more

Getting my Spark lit again!

Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

Months of inactivity have left tell-tale signs on my body. I can't say that my eating habits have helped. It seems inactivity, pain and depression seem to keep company with each other. I've been on this site long enough to know that "the buck st... Read more


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