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My Buttons

Monday, May 11, 2015      14 comments

It all started with a craft idea I saw about 10 or more years ago in a magazine. Some crafty person had made a pin (brooch) out of buttons. They had bought buttons all the same color and sewed them on to a circle form. I thought to myself, co... Read more

An Update!

Saturday, May 09, 2015      13 comments

Hi everyone! It's been a month since I last told you about my health status. I've been back to the surgeons and the cardiologist, and they are both pleased with my progress so far. I still can not drive, and I still have to ride in the back s... Read more

Hello Spark Friends!

Thursday, April 09, 2015      25 comments

I have been away. Very unexpectedly. On March 25th I went in for a cardiac cathertization, which is where they inject a contrast dye, and then take pictures of your heart and surrounding veins. If there's a minor blockage, they automatica... Read more

Be Pro-Active About Your Health

Saturday, February 21, 2015      16 comments

I currently take high blood pressure and thyroid medications. My doctors like to see me about every 6 months, just for a general check up along with prescription renewals. About 3 years ago, during one of these check ups, my dr and I had a con... Read more

September Plans and Goals and New Gym

Sunday, August 31, 2014      10 comments

So I've joined a new gym. It's called Life Time Fitness and it is truly amazing. It's like belonging to a country club/spa/elite gym, and with everything it offers, it really isn't any more expensive. It has 3 indoor pools and 4 outdoor pools... Read more

Is It Just Too Much?

Thursday, August 07, 2014      7 comments

I had a thought today. emoticon Scarey, I know! Then I was reading another SP friends blog, and she... Read more

August Goals

Friday, August 01, 2014      8 comments

It's August already!! So, I've been thinking about what I want to do differently this month. I've slowly been increasing my sets of ST exercises that I do and still working up to get a small amount of cardio in every day. For the month of ... Read more

What I've Learned from BLC25

Friday, July 18, 2014      5 comments

I've participated in the BLC 4 rounds in a row (BLC 20, 21, 22, 23), and then took a break for a variety of reasons and returned for BLC 25. Some observations: 1. I benefit from the commraderie of teammates. 2. I don't like being told spe... Read more

New Meals, Yumminess, and a Nutritional Victory!

Saturday, June 14, 2014      5 comments

First off, the yumminess! I am SO in love with this recipe that I have it once a week! Yes, it is high in fat, but it's a good fat and if you eat low fat the rest of the day, you're ok. It's easy to prepare. And it tastes so, so good!! ... Read more

A Week's Worth of Meals

Wednesday, May 28, 2014      9 comments

Another BLC Challenge, this time it's for a whole week's worth of meals. So my breakfasts and dinners have been working out very well. The weather was brutally hot on Tuesday, so the salad with shrimp was perfect. Today was cooler, and eating... Read more

5 Dinner Meals for the Week Ahead

Monday, May 26, 2014      7 comments

Yes, you guessed it. This is another challenge for the BLC. I've spent a good bit of time thinking about this. One of my problems is when I get home at the end of the day, I really don't feel like cooking, which is a conundrum. I love to coo... Read more

5 Breakfast meals for The Week Ahead

Friday, May 23, 2014      5 comments

For our weekend challenge in the BLC, we have to plan 5 breakfast meals for the upcoming week. I LOVE breakfast!! Breakfast #1: 1 cup of blueberries, 1/3 cup of Kellog's Bran Buds, 1 single container of Fage Peach Fruyo Greek yogurt (yum!... Read more

Meal Plan for May 11 - 17, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014      6 comments

As part of our WEC this week in BLC, we had to write out our meal plan for 4 days next week. I almost never plan my meals in advance, because I never know what I'll be in the mood to eat on any particular day. I always make sure that I have pl... Read more

CICO for the First Week of BLC

Wednesday, May 07, 2014      4 comments

CICO, for those of who who don't know, means "calories in-calories out". It's a report you can find under your "my trackers" tab. SP calls it a calorie differential, and it's just one more way for you to keep track of your numbers. Each numbe... Read more

My First BLC25 Fitness Test

Sunday, May 04, 2014      6 comments

One of the objectives for this weekend's challenge in the BLC25 was to do a fitness test. This test will be repeated in week 6 and week 12 of the BLC. A goal is to improve your results. There were four parts to the fitness test: 1. Push... Read more

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