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Challenging Week
6/22/2014 10:55:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I had bridge every day of the week, including working two games Saturday. I was doing a pile of speedwalking while dealing with a bad GI tract. I bo...  Read more


Examination of life goals...
6/22/2014 10:38:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It seems that at this time of year, I always go over where I am and where I want to be the next year. So, I have come up with a few goals. By Jun...  Read more


Recognizing limitations
6/22/2014 9:13:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am a doer. I am glad to assume tasks and make things happen with the help of others. I am facing limitations as to what I can do in a day without...  Read more


I see you...
6/21/2014 6:59:57 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hello, I see you. You with the achy knees, you with Rheumatiod Arthritis, you with the walker, you with the wheel chair, you with the achy l...  Read more


Trying more video exercises
6/21/2014 10:29:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This week I have a goal to do more SparkPeople exercise videos. I want to push myself to do 10 minutes more per day. You are correct to remind m...  Read more


Reality check...
6/20/2014 10:46:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The bright idea finally dawned upon me to actually go and have a look at what I have been eating. Looks good but there are areas that I need to t...  Read more


Yoga and me
6/20/2014 6:49:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I tried yoga several times over the years. I bought a mat, several DVDs and even took gym classes. I was not flexible enough to do most of the poses...  Read more


Do No Harm
6/20/2014 1:39:43 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is a bit embarrassing. I agreed to be EL for the Starfish team for the Summer challenge, and I am doing my best to support and encourage. However...  Read more


Turning 65
6/19/2014 9:47:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I will be turning 65 years old soon. I have been on social security since age 63 so the entrance to medicare was so smooth. The Berks County Associa...  Read more


6/19/2014 7:49:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The Hubs informed me that he found a Wii and a couple of programs for the Wii on eBay and purchased it for me. I am amazed, confused, and pleased with...  Read more


Depression is an insidious thing
6/19/2014 6:28:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I've been using the tracker to monitor my mood each day and I am noticing a rather strong trend veering towards the depression end of the scale. I am...  Read more


Thanks to everyone.
6/18/2014 10:25:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I wanted to thank all those who read my previous blog about my migraine. I am really feeling so much better. Been walking everyday, slower than normal...  Read more


Slight setback
6/18/2014 8:59:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am having a slight setback this week. My breast and arm are causing me pain and some problems. I talked to the executive director of the Breast Ca...  Read more


Anyone else having to deal with again?
6/18/2014 2:00:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Anyone else get notification needed more information? I have been trying to take care of getting them my information but I spent 2 day...  Read more


Boogie Race and Zoo Photos
6/18/2014 12:50:14 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Last night was the zoo party for volunteers for the Bridge City Boogie race. I both volunteered for the event and participated in the 10 km race. ...  Read more


Worse week in a long time due to migraines
6/17/2014 8:25:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I got a horrible migraine on Sunday evening the 8th of June. Took my prescription meds and it sort of worked after a while. Then Monday afternoon the...  Read more


6 week recap
6/17/2014 8:08:17 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Wow! Has it already been six weeks since my last blog?! EEP! I meant to do much better than that. Anyway we did our 6 week fitness tests to look f...  Read more


Salmon and veggies recipe (reposted from Jan 20, 2014)
6/16/2014 9:42:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Salmon recipe (We had it again tonight- one of my favorite recipes!) Monday, January 20, 2014 My husband and I love this recipe! Being...  Read more


Figured something out...
6/16/2014 3:15:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

That I can take a bite or two of something and am satisfied!!! Who'd a thunk that I would have had that kind of feeling with so little in my stomach....  Read more


6/16/2014 11:10:15 AM,  20 COMMENTS

I had a good weekend. Lots of exercise and kept the calories in range and was even low on Sunday which is phenomenal. Sunday is when I play in the M...  Read more


Busy, but good week
6/15/2014 11:18:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I get some weeks that balancing my life and being a quality caregiver are challenging. This week has many happenings that I am looking forward to par...  Read more


Sunday 6/15/14
6/15/2014 9:08:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had the day,i love my days off. I got a bike ride in this morning. Got my nails done,hot pink with glitter,love em. Then took a walk at a state park...  Read more


6/14/2014 7:03:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The difficult thing that I have had to wrap my head around has been that this lifestyle change is a permanent thing. I simply cannot afford to eat 'co...  Read more


Climbing A Mountain
6/14/2014 3:54:53 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I will weigh in once a week on Mondays. That is to ensure any weekend transgressions are accounted for or more motivating to avoid them. I lose weig...  Read more


Exhaustion caught up with me
6/14/2014 12:14:34 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I still try to do too much! I thought I had my fatigue under control and could do more. I golfed on Thursday morning, then took a yoga class that la...  Read more


My feelings today at Relay for Life
6/13/2014 9:56:38 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am a survivor. I have a loving husband who tried to be the best caregiver that he could be. He has health concerns that do limit what he can do....  Read more


Accountability Blog
6/13/2014 11:31:53 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Food: stayed under calorie range for the first time in a long time. Ate no junk and stayed away from grains. When I was at Mom's recovering and una...  Read more


Back to normal
6/12/2014 5:32:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

For the first time in two and a half weeks I feel normal. I am not even taking cold medicine. Yeah!! My stamina is just this side of normal but I figu...  Read more


Complete Failure -Restart
6/12/2014 1:44:49 PM,  74 COMMENTS

I am a big fat failure. A disappointment to myself and my circle of Spark friends who say I inspire them, to my family who was so proud of all...  Read more


officially no longer married
6/12/2014 4:51:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I got an email from my solicitor ysterday, the judge signed the order granting the divorce (the decree absolute) on the 4th of June. I've been w...  Read more


New Challenges
6/11/2014 10:44:31 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am enjoying my experiences with the Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County. I find the women to be outgoing, caring, and intent on helping...  Read more


Can We Restart June Please?
6/11/2014 10:29:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm pretty certain that I'm not the only one thinking that right now, and it's only the 11th day! What a wild ride it has been so far for many of my f...  Read more


6/10/2014 4:58:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The more I eat 'clean' the more I taste grease when it crosses my pallet. Yeah, I like the crunch of the occasional tortilla chip, but I just can't de...  Read more


Working on odds and ends
6/9/2014 9:03:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have a few projects to complete - minutes from a regional meeting, hemming slacks, cleaning up the back bedroom, purging clothes from the attic clos...  Read more


My Walk
6/9/2014 8:08:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did a great 2 mile walk this morning. I seen 2 bears on the way back. One crossed in front of me,,,,i kept hearing noises from the side the bear was...  Read more


My resolve...
6/9/2014 7:09:25 PM,  0 COMMENTS

seems to be holding. I think that realizing what I was doing and addressing the issue has helped with my keeping well within my calorie counts....  Read more


First 10 km Race & Good News!
6/9/2014 11:21:29 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Touted as a family event, Bridge City Boogie had events ranging from 2 km, 5 km run & walk and 10 km run & walk. I entered the 10 km walk event. My...  Read more


BLC Fit Test - Week 6
6/9/2014 11:02:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

SP has an article that talks about fit tests you can do at home and for this weekend's challenge, we were repeat the test which we did 6 weeks ago to...  Read more


Hike Photos
6/8/2014 11:53:11 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I wanted to take photos to show Mom as she has been busy getting her garden in and she doesn't usually go this way. It was a lovely clear day: ...  Read more


6/8/2014 8:46:17 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had a rough morning,kind of a melt down,lol. I put on my big girl panties and didnt let it stop me. I did a 30 minute dvd. Then went to the lake wit...  Read more


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