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Injury Invites Creativity
A little over a week ago, mu achilles tendon (the one behind my heel) suddenly ruptured (partially) and I ended up wearing a big heavy space boot to keep my foot and ankle immobile.
I'll have to wear it at least 3 more weeks, which means no mo... Read more
Looking Forward To Spring And Summer
When we turned our clocks ahead to start Daylight Saving Time for 2015, it woke me up to the fact that spring is almost here, meaning no more figure-hiding coats and jackets. I ... Read more
Going On A Trip
We've been gone from home for two weeks and have changed time zones a lot. Going from KY to CA via OK and back involves moving the clock back and forth a lot, not to mention going back to standard time from dailylight saving time. Needless to ... Read more
Getting My Head On Straight
Many years ago, I belonged to a weight-loss group in which the leader kept talking about "getting your head on straight." When a member of the group stuck to the prescribed diet for as long as a month, she would say, "You've finally got your he... Read more
Yesterday was our 64th wedding anniversary and we really celebrated. We very rarely eat out, but we went to a local restaurant and, because we have great memories of summers in Maine when my husband was teaching summer school at the University ... Read more
Back Among the Living
A week ago, I suddenly started running a fever, had a terrible headache, and ached in every joint.
I thought, "Uh Oh, I've got the flu." So I did what you're supposed to do for flu. I drank lots of liquids, took ibuprofen for the fever and h... Read more
I NEVER DREAMED I'D BE AN INSPIRATION
Recently I was changing my shoes after a Jazzercise class and one of my fellow Jazzercisers
came up and said to me, "You are my inspiration. Would you mind if I took a picture of you?" I was overwhelmed and just gasped, "OK". I remember way... Read more
Families Are Precious
I have 4 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter and 1 great grandson on the way.
This past weekend we've had a joyous family reunion to which our 4 daughters from across the country ( California, Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky) and 3 ... Read more
Chewing on "all cylinders" Now
I've got a new artificial tooth now that feels just like the old "real" one and I'm back to enjoying the fresh fruits and vegetables I hesitated to eat when I had a 'hole' in my mouth. I just got back from a women's retreat with my church and w... Read more
Eating isn't as pleasurable as it was
Recently I had to have a tooth pulled. For the first 24 hours I lived on liquids and soft foods. Then
I stayed away from raw vegetables and fruits, especially the ones with seeds or strings such as strawberries or celery. I didn't want to g... Read more
I've Become an Exercise Junkie
My husband says if I ever drank an alcoholic drink, I'd become addicted, so I don't drink. But I have bec... Read more
I've been fighting bronchitis and asthma for about 3 weeks now, thinking I could just get over it by keeping up my healthy diet, getting my exercise and using cough medicine and cough drops.
However, my husband finally convinced me to go to th... Read more
You Get Out Of It What You Put In
I've recommended Sparkpeople to friends and relatives ever since I was introduced to this wonderful website by my daughter. It has puzzled me that many have not even bothered to investigate it and some have said they "tried it and didn't like i... Read more
Six Years With Sparkpeople
I reached my goal six years ago and can hardly believe I've stayed slim, fit and healthy this long and haven't gone back to the yo-yo- dieting I did for most of my previous years. Once I found Sparkpeople and faithfully logged everything I ate ... Read more
Maintenance is a Balancing Act
In the past week, I've finally managed to get off the 1 lb. over my goal which hung on after I had lost 3 lbs. I had put on a few weeks ago. As I tried to find out why this pesky little one pound would not go, I realized that my calories in and... Read more