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I came out of the closet...

Sunday, July 26, 2009      13 comments

I came out of the closet yesterday!! My dad was in hospital again and the nurse left us so my dad could get into his hospital gown. Well, I helped with the gown part then I generally go out into the hallway so he can remove his pants. ... Read more

90 down, 3 to go!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009      12 comments

I know that tomorrow I will be over 121 again but for today I am 120.9 and am officially down 90 lbs! Does it matter that my weight will be up again tomorrow? Nope! Bec... Read more

Nifty new feature on the Nutrition Tracker!

Saturday, July 18, 2009      5 comments

There's a nifty new feature on the Nutrition Tracker I just now discovered! I clicked on one of my food items and it brings up a box asking if I wish to Edit This Food - it then gives me the chance to change the amount and/or move it to ano... Read more


Thursday, July 16, 2009      13 comments

I am feeling lighter than air! Today is a new low!! emoticon I told DH I believe a new picture is in ord... Read more

Eating healthy doesn't have to cost more...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      6 comments

I get several news feeds on my homepage (SP of course) and today one of them is an article entitled, "Eating healthy can cost more, but doesn't have to, experts say" from USA Today.
alth/weightloss/2009-07... Read more

This works for me and is part of my program.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      8 comments

edit: I have changed the title and put this into 1st person (I and me) mainly due to some of the comments. I don't focus on food. I am blessed not to need a lot of variety with my foods. We are here at SparkPeople because we all hav... Read more

Time to get back in the saddle again.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009      13 comments

The family reunion has come and gone. I made my goal of 125 and was even lower!! My dad's arm is finally showing some improvement! It is time to get back on track and get rid of these last 6 pounds. **edit: I am missing the extr... Read more

A typical Meal Plan for me.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009      9 comments

Today I was asked what my typical day's food plan is like and what I do for exercise. So I thought, maybe this will help others too. Breakfast: 10 Bing cherries 6 oz. Peaches 1 Cup Cantaloupe 6 oz. Strawberries 1 Cup Cottage Che... Read more

I was so-o-o-o bad, but it tasted so-o-o-o good!

Sunday, July 05, 2009      12 comments

I was so-o-o-o bad, but it tasted so-o-o-o good! Started the day really good, nice normal Saturday other than it was the 4th of July and for the first time ever I had to take Dad to Dialysis on a Saturday (my sister had an opportunity to tr... Read more

Update on Ray & Pop

Friday, July 03, 2009      11 comments

I want to thank everyone for their caring and prayers this past week. Now that we have changed the procedure for cleaning and bandaging Ray's arm, I can see healing taking place before my eyes! The Wound Center was treating it as a burn an... Read more

The "whys" behind my step-down as leader.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009      16 comments

My dad had to have the Fistula removed from his left arm and put into his right arm but his left arm is still swollen, really badly swollen. The short version is the blood cannot get out of his left arm due to the lead from his defibrillator/pa... Read more

Blog Prompt - Am I afraid of regaining lost weight...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009      7 comments

Nope! Ain't gonna happen! I haven't been "good" these past few days, but I haven't been bad either. Just maxed out my calories for several days. My dad, the baker, has been working on his strudel recipe and since he is famous for his... Read more


Monday, June 29, 2009      14 comments

I am human. I had to step down as leader on both my teams due to inadequate leadership - mine. I also left behind me the Leader Team as well as The Community Team - I hope to have more time to spend with my few remaining teams. I do f... Read more

I will be MIA until my shoulder mends.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009      11 comments

I hurt my shoulder last week during preparations for the annual family reunion which includes a visit from family - it tends to be a bit stressful for me. On Monday, June 22nd, the pain escalated to throbbing and I have been in a pain-pill ... Read more

And the winner is.........

Sunday, June 21, 2009      7 comments

...So I didn't post my weight yesterday - it was 122.6! And I did enjoy myself and did a lot of sampling yesterday! Today is 124.3 for a difference of 1.7 lbs - but I am still under 125! WooHoo!! I had a reasonable lunch plate too, really... Read more

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