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The new me!

Saturday, August 28, 2010      28 comments

I was asked for some new pictures - I learned that my dearly beloved Ray is lousy with a camera! Twice he took fuzzies and twice I wasn't even in the fuzzies! em... <a href=Read more

"The Step and Visit Plan"

Friday, August 27, 2010      8 comments

Today's blog came from a column in my local paper. I think it is a catchy title for a walking plan so I am borrowing it and linking to the blog itself: www.writerlyhaphazardry.
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Want to lose weight?

Thursday, August 26, 2010      9 comments

Quit Strength Training - - - muscle weighs more than fat. emoticon Read more

Thank you - we got great news!

Monday, August 23, 2010      16 comments

My dad was very touched when I told him my sparkfriends were praying for him! After the surgery, his cardiologist told me the battery is good for another 8 years and we would do this again when my dad turns 95!! WooHoo!! I wish you ... Read more

Please, if you can spare another prayer?

Sunday, August 22, 2010      24 comments

I must take my dad to the hospital at 5:30 a.m. tomorrow to have the battery changed on his heart defibrillator/pacemaker unit - it will be done on an out-patient basis. As always, any time the skin is broken, infection is a possibility. ... Read more

I made Matzo today!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010      10 comments

Matzo (many spelling variations) is unleavened bread that was used for the first Passover because the Israelite Slaves did not have enough time before fleeing from Egypt to allow the bread to rise. Why did I want to make it? No idea! Bu... Read more

Just an example of different weights and BMR

Monday, August 16, 2010      12 comments

My sister gave me the best advice when she told me not to think of a number but to go as low as my body can handle. There isn't much difference in the BMR for even 10-20 lbs. Here is an example for my 58 years at 61.5 inches. 115 - 14... Read more

A 'Neater' Way to Cook Fish!

Sunday, August 15, 2010      12 comments

I have a HealthZone grill (think Foreman "Wannabe" Grill) and they are awful to clean! I wrapped a piece of frozen salmon (works with Tilapia & Catfish too) in foil and placed it in the heated up grill and cooked 5 minutes - then flipped th... Read more

The bleeding stopped!

Saturday, August 14, 2010      16 comments

Thank you all! The bleeding did stop and it has been 24 hours now! Praise The Lord!! I can breathe easier now. Thank you my wonderful spark buddies! Love you, linda... Read more

WooHoo! He's doing better, fingers crossed!

Friday, August 13, 2010      11 comments

He was still bleeding badly this morning so I took him back to the doctor (thankfully he was in today!). Poor Pop had to pretty much just lay there for over an hour before they got to him - but the bleeding had lessened with his arm elevate... Read more

Thankful on Thursday!

Thursday, August 12, 2010      14 comments

Yesterday my dad fell on the oven door - the oven had been heated to 375 to bake a pizza. He skinned the underside of his forearm from wrist to elbow in a strip about 1" wide. Why am I thankful? Because he didn't get burned. The dama... Read more

Thank you!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      13 comments

Thank you for the outpouring of love to Ray & Me on our 24th Anniversary yesterday. Ray will be 89 next month and I pray for many more years to share with him. ... and to think, no one thought it would last a year! We love each ... Read more

It's a life sentence!

Monday, August 09, 2010      28 comments

It's a life sentence! emoticon Today Ray & I are married 24 years! Read more

It was terrible! OMG!!

Friday, August 06, 2010      18 comments

I was so glad to wake up from this dream I had last night! It is almost too scary to even write about it. emoticonRead more

It's too hot to think...

Sunday, August 01, 2010      18 comments

... and yet, I need to blog. I have been hugely affected by the heat this past week and my body has been craving pretzels, peanut butter and bread. It led to a temporary 2 lb gain. Today I decided to up my protein and add a slice of... Read more


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