I've said this before, but it bears repeating: The Biggest Loser is a terrible, dangerous show that no one who cares about health should watch.
Don't believe me? Read this from someone who participated years ago and whose health is still da... Read more
Spark inspirations has this video available:
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/dailyspark-videos-det ail.asp?video=142
It's adorable. But what really struck me is the number of people standing around *not* dancing. Peo... Read more
Mom died just before midnight last night. Talked with all my siblings, cried a lot, got a really bad headache from the crying, and then finally fell asleep.
Mom did not want a funeral. But last night I gave her about 12 of them, including o... Read more
A year ago, Team Becca participated in the CureSearch Walk. We were a sea of purple, led by a lively and laughing 5-year-old who ran wild on the grass, chasing other children, teasing her uncles, getting tossed in the air and squealing in deligh... Read more
This summer has been a real challenge between grief and back injury. I lost my inertia, and for the last few weeks just haven't managed to do anything. So I decided that this week was going to be me getting back on track.
I got up this mor... Read more
1. Italians love their dogs. We saw dogs everywhere. Including in restaurants and shops. In Venice, many of them weren't even on leashes, just walking with their owners (no cars, no worry of being hit). And they were almost all well-behaved; onl... Read more
I went water jogging yesterday. I'm water jogging because my back injury prohibits many other activities that will get my heartrate high, including running, biking, the elliptical machine, and, oh, pretty much everything except walking and water... Read more
And here is the tale of my… I was going to say failure, but maybe I should make myself feel better by saying wisdom. I drove an hour and a quarter to the triathlon site. Looking at the lake, I realized that the swim was very long and it reminded... Read more
Tomorrow is my second scheduled triathlon (out of four) of the year. I contacted the organizers and explained my inability to bike but my desire to participate as much as I could. They were wonderfully gracious. So I'm getting up at 5:30 a.m. to... Read more
Steroid shots: insurance coverage denied.
I have already called the insurance company, been shunted off to their contractor, and been told that as my examination did not show neurological deterioration, treatment for pain is denied. They h... Read more
The pain management doctor told me that I needed a steroid shot to the back, and that I was not allowed to ride my bike until he had reevaluated me at least two weeks after that shot. He only does the shots on Wednesdays. I hadn't heard from him... Read more
For almost two weeks, we lived in the home of Rebecca's family. This was incredibly difficult for my back, since they have no chair that begins to provide me with the support and comfort of my own chair. We sat shiva with them for the full seven... Read more
We were all with her when the final breath left her body. We cradled her body in our arms and kissed and cuddled her. We helped her mother cut locks of her hair to keep in memory. After she was dressed and laid out, I sat with her and told the s... Read more