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Pics of our new kitties
Yesterday hubby and I adopted two kittens (sisters). Since our cat died a month or so ago, we've thought about adopting. I wasn't ready as soon as hubby was, but I did get there. Then I decided that we should adopt two (hopefully siblings) so th... Read more
I DID IT!!! I'M PSYCHED!!!
I started my journey here on SparkPeople a little over 5 years ago with many fits and starts. I lost a lot of weight in the beginning, which helped to keep me on track, then, I hit the dreaded plateau that I never thought would end. I was gainin... Read more
First time in EIGHT years...
Today we took our bicycles out for the first time in 8 years! It was 8 years ago this month that Mike popped a wheelie on his mountain bike, fell off, and broke his femur (the biggest bone in the body!). Our friend tuned up the bikes for us so w... Read more
Trying to go "scale-free", but not "Spark-free"
I've been too reliant on my scale for my weight-loss journey. I only go on once a week - some times more, but I still want to stop. Why, you might ask? Because I know that due to medical reasons I cannot keep weight off of me anymore. The 20-od... Read more
STRESSED OUT to the max!!!
Life has been sooooooooooo stressful. My Mom was in the hospital for almost a week. She got diagnosed with diabetes and they also found a growth on her kidney. They didn't call it a tumor, just a growth. It's about 98% the size of her kidney, so... Read more
Graduation Pics, etc.
Just wanted to share with all of you that I passed EVERYTHING and graduated today. There was a chance that I wasn't going to (long story) because of some things that happened at clinical. The instructor told me what was going on, what needed to ... Read more
My Training Program - so far!
The first day we did CPR and spent hours on the concrete floor practicing. My knees were killing me. At one point they let me do it on the table instead, but the damage was done. I woke up the next morning barely able to move because I was in so... Read more
Final Vacation Blog with tons of pics
OK. This is it. The final installation of my vacation pics. There's a lot here, so bare with me. These were taken the Wednesday of our vacation. We were d... Read more
I feel that I was discriminated against - what do you think?
I've been working as a home health aide (HHA) for the past 2 years. My client went into the nursing home and then later died. I've been without a new client since then, so I've been on unemployment. One thing that I MUST do to keep collecting is... Read more
Monday of Vacation - Beautiful Sunrise and Self-Guided Walking Tour
Most people sleep in during vacation. Me, being the strange person that I am, woke up earlier than ever. First morning I was up at 5:11 AM because of the birds. Then the rest of the time I was up around 6 AM. Monday I got some nice pics of the s... Read more
Car Show Sunday of Vacation
We went to a free yearly car show .on by the Phillips House. Mr. Phillips was a famous architect and built many houses in the area. We went of a self-guided tour of his houses. That took place on a different day, so I will share those pics later... Read more
Vacation Blog #1
We did a lot of walking during our vacation. There was one day that we did over 11 miles and another day we did over 12 miles. There was one day that we took a boat to Misery Island for a hike. We would've hiked more but it was too hot, and the ... Read more
OMG - I'm gonna lose it! I need mental help!
I had been seeing my therapist Marie for a long time. Then she introduced me to Terry, who could do some specialized work. At one point, the company said that I can no longer have two therapist, even though they do different things for me. I cho... Read more
I'm on Exercise Restrictions - UGH!!!
Last week I was in pain. Then I over did it over the weekend. Sunday I was in so much pain I could barely move. I didn't even make 3,000 steps for the day. I went to the chiropractor's and he made an adjustment. My right hip was bothering me mor... Read more