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Lots of changes
8/18/2014 6:22:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I realized I haven't posted in several months. I'll be honest, I fell off the SP wagon. I got married, I moved 200 miles to a tourist destination, and...  Read more


Final Beach Pictures
8/14/2014 8:54:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Black and white picture ...  Read more


Beach Trip - Day 2
8/13/2014 9:20:22 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Our second day at the beach was really nice. Not too hot and breezy. We had a really good time! Sunday afternoon Leilani's Mom left to go back to R...  Read more


SP and pregnancy
8/13/2014 5:42:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I've been gone for a while again... mainly because after years of trying and a miscarriage, then focusing on my health since Oct 2013, I'm finally pre...  Read more


RMR & Extreme Weight Loss
8/12/2014 9:57:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm watching Extreme Weight Loss, the episode with Sara, who is 4'5" and started her journey at 265 pounds. She's a dynamo! She did fantastic through...  Read more


Beach Trip - Day 1
8/12/2014 9:17:58 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I had a really good time at the beach with my 12 year old cousin and her mom. It was a break that I really needed! It was short but great. I to...  Read more


Starting a New Goal
8/11/2014 5:14:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

For every day that I do a good job counting calories, I have about 2 or 3 binge days. That's not a good ratio! I realized that counting calories rig...  Read more


-15 lbs Closer to The Trek
8/10/2014 1:48:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I'm down 15 lbs and getting closer to where I'd like to be for my dream Wild Africa Trek! Tuesday is my last nutritionist visit to sati...  Read more


Frustrated with Annual Physical
8/9/2014 12:15:35 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I've worked hard the last four months for good results at my annual physical. The good news is that my blood pressure and HDL (bad) cholesterol number...  Read more


home again
8/7/2014 8:42:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

after 2 weeks of caring for elderly and eating hospital food and gaining 4 pounds, I'm back again and on the Greenway and eating healthy. I guess if I...  Read more


Day 3 on The Plan
8/3/2014 8:40:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I on my 3rd day and I'm feeling pretty good. Still tired especially since I didn't sleep well last night. Just "started" today so am probably a bit...  Read more


8/2/2014 3:58:31 PM,  15 COMMENTS

As many of you know, I have been sick for about 3 months now. The doctor's diagnosed me first with a bacteria infection, then a sinus infection and t...  Read more


Binging Myself To Bad Health
7/30/2014 9:34:49 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am currently 195 pounds. That is almost 200 pounds on a 5'3 body. I have borderline high cholesterol at age 25 and get winded walking up my apartm...  Read more


This is silly
7/30/2014 10:03:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Its been forever since I made a blog post and my motivation to do so right now is because I want the three points. I'm only 12 points away from my nex...  Read more


South Beach Diet (Lifestyle)
7/28/2014 12:36:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Day One Plan: B: 2 Eggs, Spinach, Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Feta Cheese S: 2 Mozzarella Sticks, Tomatoes L: Big 'ole salad w/grilled chicken...  Read more


Update on Me
7/24/2014 8:46:31 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This has been a long and hard week for me working half days but next week will be harder since I go back full-time. I am starting to feel better...  Read more


Doctor Update
7/21/2014 7:38:07 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I went to the doctor today and found out that all my biopsies were negative so GOOD NEWS, no cancer! However, the biopsies showed that I have Ulc...  Read more


After NINE rounds, still loving the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge)!
7/21/2014 12:53:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

510 It is hard to believe that I've been SParking for over five years, now. If you know me, or have read the bio information on my SPark Page, you kn...  Read more


Update on How I am Feeling
7/20/2014 8:18:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I went to church today for the first time in three weeks! I came home and ate lunch and took a short nap and I am feeling okay! Tomorrow I go to...  Read more


Halfway through July
7/17/2014 6:28:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Just like that, the month is half over and I have some time to myself before the semester starts... now what do i do? I've been a bit of a slac...  Read more


morning on the greenway
7/16/2014 8:27:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

wow did we have rain yesterday! Good gentle moving along the greenway-enjoying this cooler air and the freshness of the foliage. Healthy fo...  Read more


Todays Findings
7/11/2014 8:10:42 PM,  8 COMMENTS

They found Diverticulosis two places in my colon, they found colitis also but I do not have Crohn's disease. They have put me on heavy duty steroids....  Read more


thursday lunch
7/10/2014 8:09:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

this morning on my way home from my walk, I picked a cucumber, a green pepper, a red tomato and a handful of herbs. Lunch is just a few chops away. ...  Read more


CHANGE it up
7/9/2014 11:12:05 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Happy July! I am getting out of a wild--but too sedentary--June. I have been concentrating on being more active (okay, not counting the holiday week...  Read more


Update from Doctor
7/8/2014 9:33:49 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I went to the GI doctor yesterday and my blood pressure and pulse were very high. He gave me 4 bags of fluids through an IV because he said I was...  Read more


Bucket List Goal
7/4/2014 3:39:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have decided to add a Wild Africa Trek tour to my Bucket List. I would LOVE to be able to photograph the safari animals up-close. The brochure...  Read more


7/3/2014 9:47:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

*cue battle roar* Ok, so the June Challenges have finally been defeated with only one extra day needed. Woohoo! The last week was a bit tougher...  Read more


7/3/2014 11:20:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Living in eastern NC can be hazardous to your health. My husband and I have been very fortunate in our 60 years not to have experienced a major hurr...  Read more


Still Not Feeling Well
7/2/2014 7:23:01 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I went back to the Doctor yesterday because I feel so awful. I can't eat and I have absolutely no energy. She was shocked to see that I have lost 18...  Read more


7/2/2014 7:21:08 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I had been dormant from exercise for about the last 3 years and couldn't find my old pedometer when I rejoined Spark a few days ago. I picked up my n...  Read more


New goal
7/1/2014 8:20:46 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I need to put this out there into the universe...I want to be able to run a 5k. Ok, there, I said it. Now, to make it happen. Here is the plan......  Read more


Back to worship today for the first time in a couple of months!
6/29/2014 4:45:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The meditation of my heart be pleasing to YOU! Oh Lord, my Strength and my Redeemer! How lovely to be back and make it through and thoroughly b...  Read more


doc visit #2
6/26/2014 7:28:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Saw Gastro-guy Monday and we are trying the first antibiotic for the second time. He is still putting his brain on an infection, not diet related. We...  Read more


Back from 5 Days on the Appalachian Trail
6/25/2014 3:19:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This month has been so busy for me! Friday the 13th (oooooo), we drove to Ohio from NC for my cousin's wedding (10.5 hour trip that day) and stayed u...  Read more


A good challenge
6/24/2014 9:31:57 AM,  1 COMMENTS

If you haven't guessed by now, I like challenges. The feeling of completing something difficult, outside of a comfort zone or that there are naysayer...  Read more


Vacation Pictures
6/23/2014 6:42:48 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I am probably posting too many but this is about 1/10 of what I took! This is my Mom and her children! My Sister-in-law, Niece a...  Read more


Our Wacky Red Male Cardinal
6/22/2014 9:51:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

He is beautiful! He is bright red! He is persistent! He is wacky!!! For 3 months this beautiful red cardinal has flown into our windows with a...  Read more


Streaks & Weekly Goal Review (June 15-21)
6/22/2014 10:33:57 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Trying hard not to get discouraged this week because I gained a pound ... and can't pinpoint why. I worked hard all week to do everything right. Guess...  Read more


doc visit
6/21/2014 10:31:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Saw doc yesterday. Monkeying with meds a bit. She asked if FODMAP was helping and I said that I didn't think so................. BUT Went to...  Read more


Updates - excuses - and accountability
6/20/2014 2:22:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The last couple of weeks I have been a bit astray. I am focusing now... Made it through a killer finals week. Started a new term. Re-injured my ach...  Read more


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