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Twenty Fourth Wedding Anniversary, Blues.....
Yesterday started off as a wonderful memory and turned into an even bigger momentous anniversary as my DH was laid off of his long time job and has finally become just another statistic across America. Now we are both unemployed. How very scary ... Read more
Good One Jenny!
I like that, stick-to-it-tive-ness rather than I-can-do-it-tive-ness! You are right though, this time around, not nearly as much to learn or relearn that is. I am also enjoying the weather here in Northern California because it has been beautifu... Read more
Second Time Around:
Second time around for me, is definately harder! I have developed some bad habits along the way (without using my Spark People tools) and I am finding it difficult to break these, like eating late at night, yuck!.
I haven't blogged in ages an... Read more
Pain Before Pleasure!
OMG! I recently had spinal fusion surgery and boy has it ever knocked me off my feet. After three weeks I am finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
It was nearly impossible to find a comfortable position weather I was tying... Read more
Thanks to EVERYONE for your encouragement!
I have gotten SO MUCH POSITIVE feedback from so many people on Spark People, regarding my upcoming spinal fusion surgey on March 10th, I just wanted to thank everyone for making it easier to look forward to a new painfree future for myself.
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Problems Adding Photos To Your Spark Pages?
Try defrag. I was going crazy trying to download some of my latest photos and no one at SP could tell me what was the problem. I continued to get an error that said the file was too big. Since I am not one to let things go, I thought about it ov... Read more
Headed For Surgery!
I will be having spinal fusion surgery on March 10,2008. I am really ready to be pain free and done with pain killers. I am doing my best to build my body and mind, trying to prepare for both the surgery and the recovery period. I took a walk ea... Read more
I finally know where I'm headed!
The month of January marked my one year anniversary with Spark People and now look, here we are already into the month of Feburary and I am still doing it!
I am still waking up every morning and going to sleep everynight with goals accomplis... Read more
Time To Wake UP!!!!
Thanks to Rainbowdragon I am realizing that I am not alone in this gloomy winter.
Unfortunately, being retired can be a huge excuse to give into the "I just wanna crawl back into bed and sleep all day" mode.
Add pain and back troubles... Read more
I Can't Believe!!!
I can't believe that my anniversary date is right around the corner and that I have stuck with Spark People for almost a year! It has been SO EASY, I cannot forsee EVER going back to my old habits and allowing myself to get out of shape again. I... Read more
A Walk In The Rain!
Saturday it rained all day here in "Sunny California", my DH and I bundled up and got out there anyway. What a glorious way to start the day! It really was refreshing and it seemed to set the pace for the rest of the day. It really felt as thoug... Read more
Trying Times of a California Mom
I am living in Northern California while all three of our children and grandchildren are smack dab in the middle of the Southern California fire storms. It has been a trying time. Waiting, watching the news, worrying! Thankfully, things are star... Read more
The Healing Power Of Our Children!
Well, I have been WHINNING about my aches and pains and begging since the end of August. I finally got the epidural one week and a half ago, to no avail of course.
However, I've just enjoyed a visit from our middle child (daughter Michele).... Read more
Colder Weather Makes Me Cook!
The great thing about it though is that this year I have spark recipes I can cook and enjoy. I was on a plateau since the end of August, having terrible back problems, getting very little exercise. So, I decided to do what I could do and eat sma... Read more
Thanks folks for listening to me whine!
Well I have finally gotten the epidural (#4) which I have been longing for. Up till now they always seem to help for about a three month period. However the third seemed to fade much earlier than the others.
Anyway, now I am suffering from th... Read more