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Squats Made Easier!

Sunday, September 12, 2010      14 comments

Squats Made Easier! My 87 year old dad has been given squats to do daily and he was advised to hold onto the sink. I promised Dad I would do every exercise he is required to do and my walking buddy decided that if an 87 year old on dia... Read more

Don't Be A Human Trashcan

Friday, September 10, 2010      20 comments

When your friends and coworkers bring food for you to eat - don't be their personal trashcans. While they are doing it to be nice, they are also doing it to keep from eating it themselves. Learn to "Just Say No Thank You!" Read more

Thanks Pop, I am still losing inches!

Thursday, September 09, 2010      18 comments

It has been a long time since I measured so today I remembered to do this before eating breakfast. I listed some earlier measurements but sadly I no longer have my beginni... Read more

You look great! But....

Saturday, September 04, 2010      30 comments

what are you doing about the loose skin? Today's blog comes from a recent comment (last night) about how I don't need to lose more weight - I look great - maybe too skinny.... ... then the kicker, "what about all that loose skin?" ... Read more

My dad and exercising...

Friday, September 03, 2010      13 comments

My dad has been getting more wobbly and you might remember his falling a couple of weeks ago? The doctor at Dialysis ordered Home Health Therapy and they are giving him exercises to do daily. I made him a promise that I would join him and ... Read more

Biker & His Babe...

Monday, August 30, 2010      20 comments

This is what happens when your kids take away your car keys!! P.S. My dad has a Jazzy Scooter! I wonder if he can pull a 'little red wagon' with a babe on it?! ... Read more

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

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