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  • A Long Way to Go

    4/24/2017 10:10:20 PM, by BRENCESS914

    I have 80 pound to lose until I reach my goal weight. I've never been so far from what I wanted to weigh before. I blame several things for my si... Read more

  • Reminding myself...

    4/24/2017 4:17:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I find great encouragement in reminding myself how far I've come. Remembering challenges and triumphs help me to want to continue working toward... Read more

  • Catching Up

    4/23/2017 4:46:24 PM, by BEENHEREB4

    Since my last blog entry, life has been quite a roller coaster. We finished the work at our daughter's house. The "Where the Wild Things Are" t... Read more

  • Cool, but great day to walk

    4/22/2017 4:31:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband and I cheered our daughter on to her marathon victory (won her age division) today. I took her special water to her at two locations ... Read more

  • Gotta Stay on track despite a couple added challenges!

    4/20/2017 10:05:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Too much salt and not enough water led to a couple extra pounds. I know they will stop away, but I do frustrate myself when I know better. But,... Read more

  • We are worth it

    4/19/2017 4:55:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We are worth every healthy choice we make. When I make a choice that is not good for my body, my mind or my spirit I always deal with at least a... Read more

  • Another Beginning

    4/18/2017 12:35:36 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Now that I'm healing from surgery to repair my shattered right wrist I am ready to begin weight training again as well as increase cardio. I am ... Read more

  • Just for today...

    4/17/2017 1:59:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm learning maintenance and one thing that works for me is to not look too far ahead. I hold myself accountable just for today for nutrition, e... Read more

  • Grandkids +

    4/13/2017 7:04:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Our son and family were here the last four days. We got together with our local daughter and her family as much as possible. Her one and his tw... Read more


    4/6/2017 8:25:06 AM, by ESMERELDA1220

    I'm finally awake. For about 3 months l slept 20 hrs a... Read more

  • Day 2/21 Ultimate Reset

    4/4/2017 10:38:49 PM, by LUCKEE40

    I made it to day 2! I woke up kind of feeling eh, not really depressed, but just not feeling myself. The Ultimate Reset book talks about the emot... Read more

  • Shattered wrist update

    4/3/2017 10:46:22 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Got splint off today. May still need it some. X-rays show surgery is healing well. Plate and all the screws are doing their jobs. However, th... Read more

  • Day 1/21 Ultimate Reset

    4/3/2017 10:40:58 PM, by LUCKEE40

    Today was the first day and I have to say it went pretty good. I cannot believe how much food there was today! I didn't have my morning snack, (w... Read more

  • Ultimate Reset

    4/2/2017 7:52:07 PM, by LUCKEE40

    I finally decided to do it, I am pushing to reset button on my nutrition. I am not going to lie, nutrition is still something I struggle with. I ... Read more

  • Challenges of maintenance...

    4/2/2017 6:38:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    ...I thought when I hit my goal it would suddenly become a much easier journey. Surprise! I've continued to lose weight and am getting a bit an... Read more

  • Four days of eating differently...

    3/30/2017 12:15:51 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband and I flew out to pack up items we are bringing home or shipping to our kids from my mother-in-law's home. We ended up eating pizza a... Read more


    3/27/2017 11:30:56 PM, by ESMERELDA1220

    I've been very lucky with my MS...I can still walk and my hand still have slight tremors, but I can use them now...but this year, starting after ... Read more

  • Four days eating out will be a good test?

    3/23/2017 9:56:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We are going out of town for four days to pack up part of my mother-in-law's house so my husband's brother and sister can move forward with havin... Read more

  • Up to travel?

    3/21/2017 2:28:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Wrist pain and swelling continue and will have splint for at least two more weeks. However, we need to fly out to pack up my mother-in-law's hou... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning Me!

    3/20/2017 2:49:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I start spring cleaning it is a somewhat different task this year. I still must do my home, but that includes cleaning out closets and dresse... Read more

  • Luckee 40!

    3/19/2017 7:43:35 PM, by LUCKEE40

    Well I did it, I am now fourty flirty and thriving, (doesn't work the same as 30, but you get it). When I chose my screen name of luckee40 ... Read more

  • One day at a time...

    3/16/2017 2:10:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    That is a good way to look at any challenge that will take some time. Whether it's a school or work goal, planning a wedding, raising a child, m... Read more

  • Caught a bug...still walking.

    3/13/2017 3:03:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Caught a bug while out to some appointments and events the last few days. Today I'm so weak and have a sore throat. Drinking extra water and wa... Read more

  • Happy weekend!

    3/10/2017 5:56:41 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Spring will soon be here. Flowers are popping up and the days are getting longer and somewhat warmer! Hope everybody has an awesome weekend. I... Read more

  • Surgery follow-up

    3/8/2017 6:01:14 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Surgeon called me Humpty Dumpty as he described the puzzle of putting shattered bones back together as best as he could. Discarded pieces that w... Read more

  • more successful than Humpty Dumpty

    3/7/2017 6:39:23 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Three weeks ago I shattered my right wrist. At surgery follow-up yesterday the doctor detailed what he did. There were so many small fragments ... Read more

  • I'm finally back!

    3/6/2017 12:07:48 AM, by HANNAHSGRAMMIE

    I don't know why I quit sparkpeople. I just skipped 1 day, then 2 days, now it's been 1 1/2 years. I've known I needed to get back on track, bu... Read more

  • Thank you for helping me celebrate 44 years

    3/3/2017 7:05:40 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I can hardly believe I've been married to my sweet husband for 44 years today. So many wonderful memories. In recent years SP has been an impor... Read more

  • Challenges and triumphs Thank You

    3/2/2017 10:00:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Thanks to all who commented on my blog. I continue to learn more ways to use just my left hand and arm. I did have another dizzy spell today an... Read more

  • We can do this...

    3/2/2017 8:52:50 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    -one choice at a time -one step at a time -one bite at a time -one sip at a time ... Read more

  • Lion

    3/1/2017 7:32:50 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Thoughts and prayers for all who are dealing with such a fierce lion as March begins. ... Read more

  • Challenges and Triumphs

    2/28/2017 6:29:59 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Since shattering my right wrist two weeks ago I've seen some of both. At first I was fearful that I would gain weight while so limited in activi... Read more

  • Recovery will be slow

    2/25/2017 10:05:25 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Doctor put my right wrist back together with plate and about 12 screws. Removed bone fragments. We'll know in about two weeks if smaller bone p... Read more

  • Busy Week

    2/25/2017 6:15:33 PM, by BEENHEREB4

    My routine has been disrupted this week. My husband and I have been working at our daughter's home, helping remodel and get ready for the birth ... Read more

  • Wrong Handed Living

    2/18/2017 5:36:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm right handed. i shattered my right wrist on Valentine's Day. Having surgery in three days. I'm not able to do much and feel like doing eve... Read more

  • like a slog

    2/17/2017 7:41:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Can't do much with shattered right wrist. it is splinted until surgery next Tuesday. Every motion is painful and I am very dizzy, too. Guess I... Read more

  • ouch update

    2/16/2017 5:24:47 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    saw hand surgeon yesterday. complicated break that will require plate and a lot of screws and perhaps a second surgery later. besides the big b... Read more

  • What was I thinking???

    2/15/2017 5:30:21 PM, by BEENHEREB4

    This morning I weighed in 3 pounds lighter than last week and I was encouraged and motivated. I knew the plan for the morning was to run errands... Read more

  • ouch!

    2/14/2017 5:21:55 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    walked this morning...fell. nice young msn actually picked me up and walked with me a bit until I assured him I could manage. drove to urgent c... Read more

  • Monday, a New Day

    2/13/2017 7:44:20 PM, by BEENHEREB4

    For the past few days, I've known that a migraine was coming. It finally exploded yesterday, and now it's over. It's such a relief to wake up a... Read more

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