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well....THAT was quite a surprise.
I had a doctor's appointment today....first follow up since my diabetes diagnosis in September. I nearly fell over when I got on the scale. I have lost nearly 30 pounds!!! (27.5 exactly). No wonder my pants fall down when I walk upstairs! So, wh... Read more
OK, so I am going over my grocery needs for the next several days based on the Spark menus. I live in New England and finding fresh peaches in January is just not going to happen! Now I need to decide if I get canned or pick a fruit substitute. ... Read more
gotta get it together....
I've been back for about a week now, and I'm doing ok. I am usually not TOO far off in calories, but nutritionally I'm all over the place. Some things are way too high and some nowhere near enough.I always plan my shopping list but don't always ... Read more
whew...I think I have landed on my feet.
Well, this has been a heck of a year. My daughter had a baby, and my mom passed away a few weeks after in the summer of 2014. She was 92 and had serious dementia. I was her sole care giver. I have 2 siblings, but my sister has been out of my li... Read more
I haven't been in touch lately, life has a way of getting in the way of routine! We (and by "we" I really mean I) have been busy trying to empty my mom's house and list it for sale, and find a place to live all at the same time. In the meantime,... Read more
big snow...miserable day.
This snow is making people crazy. The neighbors on our tiny little street are getting out of control. There was a huge confrontation on our street about where to put the snow!! (plows haven't even come down our little private way for the past 2 ... Read more
SAturday....well, tomorrow is another day!
I had a not so good day for what I eat. I did reach my goal in protein!! (EVERYTHING else was over.) I had Chinese food...and beer... with my daughter as we hunkered down for yet another blizzard. ahhh well. it's all good, and tomorrow is anoth... Read more
Today was ok...Stayed within calories, nutritional balance was pretty good. I didn't go over on anything, and only under on a couple. I got some exercise in today too. I made all good choices. All that is good, but I had a tough day. I found mys... Read more
WOW! I earned 841 sparkpoints today!!! That's amazing. I started using more of the spark people resources....reading more articles and starting spark coach. It is very motivating. (before I was mostly chatting and hanging out in my groups and c... Read more
success!! Another day not going over my calories....actually I am a bit under but I can't eat another bite!! I drank lots of water. I have also discovered Almond Milk...it is AWESOME! I'm so glad i tried it.
I start physical therapy tomorrow ... Read more
Well, day 3 is under my belt. Feel pretty good. Stayed within my calories and just a little low on calcium and protein! Not bad. We are buried in snow, so I did not get out. I am a home based child care provider, so I was busy today with toddler... Read more
not too bad today...
I did ok on the eating today. I planned ahead yesterday and did a little shopping...stuck to the plan, so far. It is another snowy day here so I haven't done much, as a matter of fact I haven't even gotten out of my PJs. So food 1 exercise 0.... Read more
I am back for the support. I feel really rundown and unhealthy. My legs hurt, by feet swell by the end of every day. I often have headaches in the morning. I need to get it together. So, here I am again.... Read more
Well, an interesting thing happened today. I read a Spark Article yesterday about hunger, and feeling hungry. I decided to try to be aware of my hunger today. The interesting thing is that I never actually felt hungry all day! I had a bit of bre... Read more
Hi all. Here I am again. Time to pull myself up by my boot straps and get things done! My mom passed away at the end of July and I miss her terribly. I was her sole care giver/guardian for 4 years. I have a lot to do concerning the sale of the h... Read more