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Surgery went very well!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      2 comments

I had my second cataract surgery today. As far as surgeries go, it was an easy one, but one that I'm hoping to not have again. Shouldn't unless problems develop. Wasn't able to eat or drink for 6 hours before surgery. That's ok. I had lunch... Read more

Today's Challenges

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      4 comments

Didn't sleep very well last night because of my cataract surgery this morning. I know it's the easiest surgery to have, but I am uncomfortable thinking of having my eye cut despite knowing that it will be numbed. Such a baby I am! haha I've ... Read more

Changes Yield Results Little by Little

Monday, September 29, 2014      4 comments

This is my second go around on SP for weight loss. When I had health issues that lead to several surgeries I abandoned my healthy lifestyle that included lots of good exercise to recuperate and the weight came on so FAST! Now, I have other hea... Read more


Wednesday, September 17, 2014      4 comments

Today is day 2 of my renewal to weight loss. It's been such a hard journey the past three years. I am dealing with much daily pain. Exercise is part of my weekly routine, but it often comes at a price in the pain department. No exercise crea... Read more


Tuesday, May 13, 2014      3 comments

My mood is surprisingly emoticon considering my weight gain! I have been working the spark for several months in ... Read more

Getting food in check again

Friday, January 24, 2014      6 comments

Time to get some things written down. I have struggled, struggled to get the weight off that I put back on. My exercise is excellent, but still the weight has hung on. The joy of getting older!! I have realized that my food must be in ... Read more

Back on Track, Day Two

Wednesday, September 04, 2013      7 comments

I haven't blogged since January! I have been busy at home since then. My dear, dear client died in January and I have needed to take time off from elder care to grieve her loss. In the mean time, my middle son's family moved from Seattle to M... Read more


Sunday, January 20, 2013      6 comments

For the past 24 hours I've been dealing with grief from losing the 90 year old client I cared for and loved for the past 2 years. Yes, we knew she was dying, yes, it wasn't a surprise, but it still hurts. She was the kindest person I ever knew... Read more

Official Streak in Process!

Friday, January 11, 2013      11 comments

Today begins day 3 of my streak of 1) staying within my calorie range and 2) not eating at night to satisfy emotional deficit. It doesn't sound like anything, but I've been trying and trying to get myself back to not falling into the snacking ... Read more

Progress, Slow, but sure

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      6 comments

I love the promise of a new year! I am so very motivated to work my food plan and add to my exercise program by walking more. It has worked for me to walk to work and home yesterday and today. Tomorrow will be another opportunity to do that a... Read more

Bright start to 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013      7 comments

2012 was physically very difficult with 3 surgeries to go through and recover from. I had a weight gain and had to get refocused over and over to getting the exercise I need and had worked up to before I had health problems. Bob and I are in t... Read more

Back to Exercise! Oh happy day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      4 comments

What a great day this is! Today was the first day I was able to return to my vigorous water aerobics class since I had my hysterectomy November 28th. A few weeks ago I swam for a half hour, it felt great, but I suffered for two days after that... Read more

A Friend's Mark on My Life

Sunday, July 31, 2011      12 comments

My heart is heavy this morn with the news of the death of my dear, dear friend Cindy. She was a believer in the Lord and is now in the presence of our Heavenly Father, no longer suffering from the ravages of cancer that she so valiantly fought... Read more

Seattle--time with family

Monday, April 25, 2011      6 comments

My husband and I are visiting our middle son, his wife and our amazingly adorable granddaughter who is turning 1 in a few days. It was so good to be with them on Easter. We only see them 2-3 times a year so this is very precious to us. I a... Read more

Goodbye Mom

Sunday, February 27, 2011      26 comments

Today my mother died. Last Tuesday she stopped taking food and water. We had a difficult relationship since my birth. She let me know that she only wanted two kids and had five. I was the fourth. Three weeks ago she was in a nursing h... Read more

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