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Making it work
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      8 comments

Here is the Reader's Digest Condensed Version of my life lately. Back on 9/9, I had pain just below my breastbone in the center of my chest/above my stomach. Long story short, I was hospitalized for 6 days with a diagnosis of gallstones/pan... Read more
Scale Recommendation Requested
Friday, September 16, 2016      3 comments

Hi all, Does anyone have a good recommendation for a scale to weigh myself on that is fit for home use. I can google it, but I would love a recommendation from our community; The max weight needs to at least hit 420 lbs. THANK YOU! M... Read more
On the Mend
Thursday, September 15, 2016      13 comments

Just a few words tonight as I must know get to bed. I have been in the hospital for the past 6 days, and it is something I do not want to repeat again. I'll get into more details when I am more fully rested. It is good to be home. ... Read more
Getting On Top of Things
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      4 comments

Control is not the right word for the way I am feeling these last few days --- and explained as much to my health coach. I feel like I am going with the flow, and it is not just an unintentional ride. I have power. I have choices. I am exercisin... Read more
Head On
Monday, August 29, 2016      5 comments

I a learning what is happening in my body and I am facing it head on. I went for the nerve test today and Doc indicated that he thinks I am experiencing nerve pain from the condition of my back. He's a conduit to passing on information to my doc... Read more
We Shall See what we shall see
Monday, August 29, 2016      2 comments

I have a doc's appt in the morning for an EMG, which is a test to see how my nerves react when the muscles are stimulated. I am nervous about it, but sitting up praying and playing computer games to try to relax before heading to bed. This... Read more
The Blessings of Making Yourself a Priority
Saturday, August 27, 2016      4 comments

Hi all, I hope you are all doing great out in Sparkie-land. I have just returned from a fabulous week off in Alexandria, VA, where I felt relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated. My mobility was limited, but I did what I could as I could, and ... Read more
and the Goodness flows on...
Friday, August 12, 2016      7 comments

I'm on the lookout for good things. I am a happy camper by nature, and I look for more silver linings and bright sides than dirt. Today, I reached out to the general manager of the gym I belong to and shared why I have been MIA, and despite havi... Read more
Concerns won't stop me
Friday, August 12, 2016      5 comments

While not without concerns, I am forging ahead today. I am going to work after 2 days off. The days were meant as productive vacation days, but I ended up being in so much pain, it amounted to little more than a lot of laying down and even that ... Read more
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      9 comments

When you get so hungry at work, you break into the "emergency" oatmeal packet. At least I avoided going to the convenience store that is IN THE BUILDING!... Read more
Leg cramps
Thursday, July 28, 2016      11 comments

Well, they go on. Not every day, But I feel like I am making headway on eliminating things that may cause them. They suck, pure and simple. This is not of the charlie horse variety. While I would not classify charlie horses as pleasant, compared... Read more
Out of my Shell
Friday, July 22, 2016      4 comments

When I am feeling good about myself and relaxed, I open up. Today was one of those days. THe day started out with a meeting and participation in a large group, and I made my mark. Later one of the presenters came over and I shared some sto... Read more
Not Looking Behind Me
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      9 comments

Today was a little surprise, and it was a fun one. It's been hot out, and today no different. I wore a sleeveless shirt to work. I do it infrequently, but today was one of those days. I sat in a bit of traffic and noticed the convertible in fron... Read more
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      5 comments

I need more stamina. My lack of working out regularly has totally tanked my stamina. Between leg pain and just the crappy way I feel lately, my stamina has been trashed. I know I will get it back with hard work, but I am just reminding myse... Read more
Monday, July 18, 2016      9 comments

I come from a long line of people who other people love to be around. We are a contagiously happy bunch. Tonight while driving home, I heard a song that my uncle loved by Al Green. He introduced us to a lot of Motown music, and this song brought... Read more

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