Everything went super-great! They did the Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) first and checked the valve and it definitely will not open the way it should (as expected). That went well and they next did the Heart Catheterization (through t... Read more
Recently I was asked, "is maintaining harder than losing the weight?"
The following is my reply:
I don't want to scare you, so I will try to say this the right way.
It's all a battle - but remember always, YOU are worth the effort.... Read more
I know - it sounds so simple, but I still forget it all the time.
Thanks to all my spark-buds for trying to remind me of this. As Carrol said, "maintenance is NOT for sissies!"
No, it doesn't get easier. But I am worth the extra wo... Read more
Every new 5% Challenge gets a new blog.
Yesterday we started the Fall 5% Challenge and I was up a bit at 124.5 but a new challenge brings a new me!
9/20 - 124.5
9/21 - 123.9
9/22 - 122.8
9/23 - 122.9
9/24 - 122... Read more
I'm sorry, I left my blog the last 3-1/2 weeks so anyone wanting to could join the Fall Challenge. I learned today, the Challenge is officially closed now. Anyone that is interested may sparkmail me and I will keep your name for the Winter Cha... Read more
It's time! The 2014 Fall 5% Challenge team is up and posted!!
www.sparkpeople.com/mysp ark/groups_individual.asp? gid=63518
Come one, come all - to lose 5% of your weight in 8 weeks!!
There are many teams t... Read more
Yes, I went way over today - but tomorrow is another day!
I've been fighting my weight for a few days now, ever since getting back to 122-ville, so this really is expected and will pass eventually.
The fact that I lost my lower parti... Read more
I got snacky yesterday after having to shop for a new fridge - we did great BTW!
So, I had bought frozen waffles for the family (reunion) but have you seen the calorie count on a frozen waffle?!
I found Rice Cakes - the highest calorie... Read more
The day after family reunion - could be sooo much worse.
I would have been "ok" if I'd been able to go to bed at normal time, but staying up with family is dangerous stuff, lol. That's when the chips came out and were devoured.
LO... Read more
So I've been keeping my sodium down around 1500 for quite some time now - but lately I have noticed the need for an extra Zantac (ranitidine) for heartburn.
When all else failed, I tried using salt to settle my stomach - white cheddar ric... Read more
Ok, so I do a lot of copy & paste when I see something I like and I save it all to a document.
Today I had some time and decided to try yet again to google "how to" and I actually found it!
It's called: ASCII Art Pictures!
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If it was easy, we'd all be *______* (fill in the blank)
1) Learn to love myself today, as I am, so that I can accept myself when I rid myself of the excess baggage.
2) Be content with what I have today, instead of worrying about wha... Read more