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October (Almost) Bye, Bye!
Thursday, October 30, 2008      3 comments

For the One-Day Challenge Team, I'm supposed to blog today. I was going to wait till tomorrow - but, hey, I can blog again tomorrow too. I'm excited about month-end (where did it go anyway?) because I'm going to meet my cardio goal, after ... Read more
One Week - EEK!
Saturday, October 25, 2008      3 comments

Reviewing my October goals with one week to go: 1) I've been doing my 30 minutes of exercise a day, so my streak is at 27 days. 2) Track food two days a week--- got off to a good start, but have slacked off this past week. Will track... Read more
4 Weeks - EEK!
Saturday, October 25, 2008      0 comments

I've been working long days at the language school this past week, working on getting some funds together for my trip. So, I haven't been keeping up on SP, but now with the weekend upon us, I have a bit of time to catch up. Even better, my stud... Read more
Down and Out
Friday, October 17, 2008      6 comments

I was down a pound on Monday! But I've been doing some emotional eating since then. Stressing out a bit about all that needs to be done before my trip to the States, and also fighting a cold. But hanging in there none the less... DMom is a... Read more
Saturday, October 11, 2008      4 comments

I snuck a peek at the scale this morning and think I'm going to have some good news to report after my "official" Monday weigh-in. Thought I'd post that here so that I won't be tempted to sabotage myself over the weekend. Instead, I'm going to g... Read more
Changes coming
Wednesday, October 08, 2008      4 comments

I got the good news that my boss has okayed my leave of absence. This is also kind of scary because now I have to make the big decisions about my stay in the States and set a time frame. I did a little panicky snacking today as a result, but not... Read more
Day of Germany Unity
Friday, October 03, 2008      4 comments

Today is the German national holiday. It's also the day, one year ago, that I finally reached my goal weight of 58 kilos. I actually lost a bit more, then gained a bit and have been mostly hovering within my maintenance range of 58-60 kilos sin... Read more
October goals
Wednesday, October 01, 2008      3 comments

October goals: 1) Tracking 30 minutes a day intentional exercise, restarting the streak I broke on Aug. 30 after 224 days. 2) Track food two days a week. 3) Minimum 7 hours of sleep a night. 4) Make and go to doctor appoi... Read more
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!
Monday, September 29, 2008      4 comments

58 years together - Here's one of their wedding photos dated September 30, 1950.... Read more
Looking up
Thursday, September 25, 2008      5 comments

The trip to the ER on Monday, seemed to have gotten the attention of the staff at the rehab/nursing home and Dad reports that they are keeping a better eye on Mom since that incident. I guess sometimes things have to get worse before they get be... Read more
Jet Lag Day 3
Tuesday, September 23, 2008      3 comments

Didn't get much sleep last night at all. I called Dad yesterday evening and found out that Mom had to go to the emergency room Monday afternoon. Her blood oxygen level was down and they wanted to check her out. Turns out it wasn't anything too u... Read more
One week later
Sunday, September 21, 2008      3 comments

I decided to postpone my return trip to Germany. We had a huge challenge and much frustration trying to find a rehab place that would take Mom because of her tracheal breathing tube. Finally found ONE in their home county that would take her and... Read more
Thursday, September 11, 2008      4 comments

Mom was finally moved out of the SICU yesterday. That was encouraging for us. Now, we wait and see about the next steps. There are so many decisions to make. We're definitely on new territory here, but the hospital staff has been very help... Read more
From Florida
Friday, September 05, 2008      8 comments

Thank you for your comments and prayers and forgive me for not responding individually. We're spending most of our time at the hospital. Mom is making some progress and will have a second surgery today (Friday) I'll go into more details later, b... Read more
Flying Home
Sunday, August 31, 2008      4 comments

I'll be flying to Florida on Tuesday. Dparents had a serious car accident and Dmom needs surgery. DDad is fine but, of course, somewhat under shock. Prayers appreciated for both of them and a safe flight, unaffected by hurricane activity, for me... Read more

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