I go to Vanderbilt University's medical system for a lot of my healthcare needs. As a patient there, I occasionally get asked to be part of a study or trial. A couple weeks ago, I was asked to participate i a "Healthy Weight Monitoring Study" ... Read more
I like to subscribe to the blogs of all my SparkFriends. Lately, I've noticed that I wasn't getting very many notifications about new blogs by my friends. I finally got around to investigating why this was happening.
I went to my "manage ... Read more
I usually don't eat processed foods, but occassionally I like to eat a sandwich or have an egg on toast in the mornings. About a year ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac sprue which means I'm intolerant to gluten. I've tried various store bought ... Read more
I just spent the past week up in Illinois visiting with family and friends. I'm back home in Tennessee now and miss my children already. Here's a picture that was taken Saturday of me with my sons. We had just finished a lot of yardwork and d... Read more
I recently discovered that a longtime SparkFriend of mine died last month from breast cancer. Linda had been very active on SparkPeople for many years, but when she was diagnosed last fall with breast cancer, she didn't post here much about it.... Read more
I got a call from Vanderbilt this morning. My biopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10:30. It takes three days to get the results, so it will be next Monday at the earliest that I will know. I'm still not too worried, but I will be gl... Read more
I lost 35 pounds a year and a half ago and have kept it all off.
Here's how I did it.
I stopped eating processed foods.
That's it! Nothing fancy, no calorie counting, no measuring portions. I just quit eating processed food... Read more
I went in today for a regularly scheduled checkup with my breast surgeon and a 3d mammogram. I recently found a lump that felt like it was a lump in my rib right in the breast fold area. It didn't show up on the mammogram because it is too cl... Read more
I got to meet a SparkFriend from the Surviving Cancer spark team in person today. Her Spark name is NANA2JONEMIMAT. Her husband and she are vacationing close by to where we live so we thought we would take the opportunity to meet in person. W... Read more
We got to watch the new baby ducks for their first day on the lake. The next day, our next-door-neighbors had a big family party complete with lots of grandkids and dogs. Mamma took the baby ducks to another part of the lake to get away from a... Read more
For most of this spring, hubby and I have been watching a mommy duck lay eggs in various spots around our back yard and our neighbor's back yard. Most of the eggs were taken by crows or other wildlife, but she managed to lay seven eggs in our n... Read more
We had our carpet installed yesterday and it turns out that the undertones in the grey carpet are different than in the paint we chose. The grey paint has blue undertones and the carpet has brown undertones. I was afraid of that when hubby sta... Read more
I'm happy to report that some carpet we ordered for the basement is finally being installed today. I'm looking forward to the finished product. We have painted the rooms and stairwell where the carpet is going and I think we will have everythi... Read more
We decided to take a spur of the moment trip up to Illinois and Wisconsin to visit friends and family this week. One of the nice things about being retired is that we can do things like this on short notice. I'm loving getting to spend time wi... Read more