My dear lovely spark friends,
I just want to thank you for all your positive energy and good wishes these past weeks as I have been wading through the unknowns of this illness and treatments. Ulcerative Colitis. Yep. After many tests now...... Read more
I'm making no sense these days. I've just been whirled about by the slow slow and more painful than anyone tells you process of getting my UC into remission. I am so frustrated with the doctors' failure to communicate. And the powerlessness ov... Read more
So.... an OTHER thing about gravity and weight loss ....
The sag. And the illumination of sculptural perspectives.
It's about angles and visions. Selection and appreciation.
Joe took a couple of photos of me this weekend while I... Read more
Hi there. It's been a while.
As some of you may know, my illness of thre past month (since September really) brought with it some weight loss. A different kind of weight loss -- sudden, the product of pain and feeling out of power. And he... Read more
The Cobbler's Children - Stone Soup - Button button who's got the button
I keep reaching (shadow-boxing style) for MORE but I have no idea How much is enough, or How much I can have! Actually, the only 'more' i'm reaching for is the pun... Read more
"When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternally good."
~Matthew Kelly, classical actor and game show hos... Read more
BMR 1491 lightly active (5'4", 53yrs, 182lbs)
If I want to lose a pound a week I need a deficit of 3500/wk.
How to get there? And does this sound right or wrong to you wise Sparkfriend comrades?
*Eating 1491 daily means wt loss has to... Read more
Love love love Mamadwarf's blog from today!
http://www.sparkpeople.com/m ypage_public_journal.asp?i d=MAMADWARF
I want to remember what I wrote back to her today, so here it is:
Gosh! Thanks for this! YOU fired me up!!
"Am I ... Read more
I clipped this list from MICHCLEARY's Blog of August 30, 2011. I liked it so much that I printed it. Now I want to put it somewhere where I can find it again, and I think some of you may really like it too. So here it is:
TOP TWENTY TIPS ... Read more
whew. home! i loved my trip to babysit my niece. it was an honor and a joy to provide safe consistent daily life for her while her mom traveled for a professional conference.
living on their schedule. living in their kitchen. passing a pan... Read more
Hi me. Don't you just love all the white pumpkins showing up in all the home mags this month? Fall is just beginning. I bought one. A tiny one. Love it.
I feel like a pumpkin. No, not a bumpkin. A pumpkin. Happy. Round. About to beco... Read more
My beloved Dr. O is leaving her office. I'm losing her, the only personal physician that I've had a genuine trusting relationship with... ever. She taught me this was possible. Still I know how rare and special that is and she is. Whhoooo... Read more
186.6 yesterday (not 183. not 181 like I'd hoped for).
Then... today .... (post breakfast, post 20-oz water and coffee, fully clothed - with heavy jeans on-)
i laugh i sigh i bite my lip
Doctor's scale at GI said (I won't even utter it)... Read more
"Believe it or not, I've been waiting for you to come through." (first line of an old James Taylor tune).
Chorus has a really nice refresher... "While my friends were callin' Today Today Today".
The last dream of this morning before wakin... Read more