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More good news

Wednesday, March 10, 2010      2 comments

I was worried about my Patrick all morning. Yesterday his oxygen level was 94% and the doctor put him on prednisone. This is the first time he's needed oral steroids for his asthma. I kept him home again today and took him back for a recheck ... Read more

Good News

Tuesday, March 09, 2010      5 comments

Well, I debated all day about this. Patrick, my 11 year old, has been sick and I took him to the doctor today. That made the accurate doctor's scale available to me. The last time I was weighed was Feb 16. It hasn't been a month yet. I usua... Read more

Fun Kid Quote

Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

This picture is from 2005 when I was pregnant with my twins, Sean and Bridget. At birth Sean weighed 8 lbs 8 oz and Bridget was 6 lbs 12 oz. Yes, four months of bedrest a... Read more

My work weekend

Saturday, March 06, 2010      4 comments

After last night, I was ready for a new job. Over ten hours of busy pharmacy work. I work in a hospital, so it's not the type of job most people associate with being a pharmacist, ie Walgreens. We make sure all the med orders are entered corr... Read more

Husbands-part 2

Thursday, March 04, 2010      5 comments

Thanks for listening to me vent the other day about my husband. I've settled down a lot since then. Brian has taken a few steps to a healthier him this week. We went on our second walk last night, first one on Sunday. He stopped taking his 2... Read more

Strength Training

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      4 comments

Okay, I have to admit, I'm learning new stuff on this site. I'm educated in healthcare (pharmacist) and I've read tons over the last 20 years to get in shape, but yes, I learned something about strength training yesterday. The articles and blo... Read more

Kid Quote of the Day

Tuesday, March 02, 2010      5 comments

First, I have to set up this kid quote. Brian came home from work with a surprise for the kids. He bought an electronic snap kit, the kind kids can build different electronic items like an alarm or a radio. Five of the six kids were enthralle... Read more


Monday, March 01, 2010      9 comments

I've been married for 15 1/2 years to a wonderful man, Brian. We've been through a lot together: moving to a small town, having six kids, two miscarriages, being laid off (but getting hired back at the same stressful job 9 months later), me go... Read more


Saturday, February 27, 2010      2 comments

Groan... What's that? Oh, it's morning. That's the radio alarm scaring me to death. Ouch! Why won't my body move? Groan... That's pretty much how I've felt every morning this week. I have to admit, I've been pretty slow to move in th... Read more

Country Songs

Thursday, February 25, 2010      4 comments

Well, I did it. I finally sat down at the computer with my i-pod shuffle and had my husband talk me through updating it. I've had the silly thing for a few years now. Brian somehow loaded it with songs from the internet (mostly not the iTunes... Read more

My First 1000 Spark Points!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      6 comments

Woo Hoo!! I just passed 1000 Spark Points!! It's so funny how these points keep me at my goals. I guess the whole point thing appeals to the video game lover in all of us. Thank you everyone for supporting and encouraging me. I really feel ... Read more

Feels Like Day 1 Again

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

Well, I survived last week's migraine. It sure took it's toll on me. My brain felt "bruised" through the weekend. It's been a week since I exercised, but I got through the elliptical, weights and stretching. Moving a little slower than last ... Read more

Nerf Guns-One Weapon Against Childhood Obesity

Thursday, February 18, 2010      1 comments

With bitter cold temperatures and more snow than I can remember as an adult, this winter has been a tough one on kids. Blizzard condition snow days mean the kids are getting cooped up and re-addicted to video games. This week, however, things ... Read more

Thyroid Labs

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      4 comments

Many doctors will base a hypothyroid diagnosis on one lab, the TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone). Unfortunately, patients have found that the TSH is unreliable at diagnosing and with helping to get the correct dose of medication. The so-called... Read more


Tuesday, February 16, 2010      0 comments

I'll take a break today from my thyroid blogs. Tomorrow's Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. It's a wonderful time to take our healthy lifestyles to another level. Everything we sacrifice we can offer up to our Lord as penance for our sins... Read more

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