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  • One more week to go...

    12/15/2014 9:45:51 AM, by PLMITCH

    Today starts my last full work week of the year, and even though we are not going any place special, I am looking forward to no alarms for an ext... Read more

  • GULP!

    12/8/2014 10:01:00 PM, by PLMITCH

    Over the past few years I've done some pretty "interesting" things, many related to a healthy lifestyle. But I have to admit my latest decision... Read more

  • Thanksgiving leftovers are FINISHED!

    12/2/2014 10:00:42 AM, by PLMITCH

    Even though we bought just a turkey breast and cooked for 5 people last Thursday, we did end up with a fair amount of Thanksgiving leftovers, so ... Read more

  • "Greyt" News!

    11/13/2014 5:21:10 PM, by PLMITCH

    Got a call from our vet this afternoon to give me the results of our greyhound Gigi's biopsy on the growth on her ear. It was benign!! She has b... Read more

  • Yes they are family...

    11/6/2014 10:17:36 PM, by PLMITCH

    Tomorrow we take our oldest greyhound, Gigi, in for two procedures. One, to remove a growth on one of her ears that blossomed up in the past few... Read more

  • Wonderful trip to Jamaica!

    11/4/2014 8:53:57 AM, by PLMITCH

    The sign of a good vacation: it went by quick! And by our standards, this was a short one -- just 4 days in Jamaica -- we usually try to go for... Read more

  • Trip with Grandson

    10/21/2014 12:12:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We just took a four day trip with our 10 year old grandson. Took him to celebrate his birthday with his cousins. We had such a good time in Sea... Read more

  • Day 54 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/21/2014 12:01:07 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Ouch! Another bad morning on the scale, but I do think I'm getting back on track. My fear is failure as in a few days I must drive out to care ... Read more

  • One week and counting...

    10/21/2014 10:37:26 AM, by PLMITCH

    If all goes according to plan, my wife and I will be jetting our way to Jamaica one week from now. Short vacation, but a joyous trip -- my son a... Read more

  • Day 55 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/20/2014 5:07:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A bit sad today after gaining 2 pounds on trip to visit son's family. We ate out every day, usually twice each day. Had some amazing meals and ... Read more

  • Day 59 of Vacation Countdown

    10/16/2014 1:35:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It may be 59 days until our tropical get away in December, but in an hour or so we leave to pick up our 10 year old grandson to board a plane for... Read more

  • Day 61 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/14/2014 7:35:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I walked for quite a long time today as I hunted for gifts for granddaughters and then once home I had to walk back down to find a lightweight tr... Read more

  • Day 62 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/13/2014 4:46:26 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Another week has passed and though I think I'm becoming more toned, the weight isn't budging. Perhaps this will be the week I see it drop. Mean... Read more

  • Day 69 - Countdown to Vacation Readiness

    10/6/2014 6:36:57 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I did very poorly over the past several days. Way too much celebrating of birthdays - parties, cakes, dining out. So, this week i'm back on tra... Read more

  • Yet another "new" thing...

    10/3/2014 8:59:10 PM, by PLMITCH

    So a few weeks ago I learned about SSD's from a wonderfully smart guy at the Apple Genius Bar. I thought that was pretty cool. But earlier this ... Read more

  • Normally I don't cheer for October to come but...

    9/30/2014 4:47:04 PM, by PLMITCH

    Lots of fun stuff going on this October: - Greyhounds Reach the Beach - Brunch at our favorite winery - My wife's birthday (which usuall... Read more

  • Day 76 - Countdown to Vacation Readiness

    9/29/2014 7:27:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was pleased to discover that my weight dropped ever so slightly over the weekend. Still, that beats the alternative. Then today I literally w... Read more

  • And Day 77 Countdown Begins

    9/28/2014 7:46:29 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After reading a countdown blog from another Sparker I decided to add this to my plans. So, this is day 77 before going on vacation that includes... Read more

  • Day 38 - exercise 20 minutes or more each day

    9/28/2014 7:13:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today was a pretty awesome exercise day. Although I woke with a cold/sore throat and had been really fatigued as this came on the past couple of... Read more

  • Day 34

    9/24/2014 7:07:58 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Today I spent part of my 20 minutes of exercise doing couch exercises - couch squats, couch crunches and couch push ups. I then got in some walk... Read more

  • Day 33

    9/23/2014 4:40:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Still on target with daily exercise...some days a lot, some days a little, but everyday something. But, unfortunately I've not been very good on... Read more

  • Nice to have my Mac back again!

    9/20/2014 2:32:43 PM, by PLMITCH

    We were in Arizona last week and into early this week when my MacBook Pro decided to go "toes up". It had done the same thing in W Virginia just... Read more

  • Day 30

    9/20/2014 12:07:02 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Had to amend my streak of 20 minutes per day of exercise when I reviewed my calendar. I hadn't counted all the days that I worked in my mom's ga... Read more

  • Day 9

    9/19/2014 3:06:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I wrote a blog and managed to delete instead of post. Basically, thanks friends for encouraging me along the way. I decided to challenge myself... Read more

  • New Gyms!

    9/16/2014 3:18:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I get a bit claustrophobic and lonely in our little condo gym so we finally joined one that includes all the county facilities. The one closest ... Read more

  • Travel funny!

    9/12/2014 2:34:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I was heading to my gate I needed to take the elevator down a flight as i was not comfortable enough in my ortho boot to use the stairs or esc... Read more

  • My new way of remembering...

    9/11/2014 3:41:04 PM, by PLMITCH

    On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it's odd just how searing that event still is to me. It's almost hard to imagine 13 years has gone ... Read more

  • Home and Discouraged

    9/10/2014 9:09:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After caring for 100 year old mom for three weeks I was so pleased to leave her in much better shape than I found her. I was also pleased to hav... Read more

  • Golf

    8/23/2014 10:10:15 AM, by PLMITCH

    Had a really enjoyable round of golf on Friday. No, I did not have a great score -- 108 -- but it was just getting outside with friends, having ... Read more

  • Confusion...dementia

    8/20/2014 1:18:04 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I encourage Mom in new behaviors I feel a bit like the bad guy. She balks, argues, says what she thinks we want to hear and goes about her me... Read more

  • Arthritis

    8/19/2014 9:16:46 AM, by PLMITCH

    Visited with a sports Dr. yesterday to get a prognosis on my right knee, which a month ago was really hurting me. It actually was (and is) much ... Read more

  • Another example of great customer service (Fitbit)

    8/18/2014 11:16:56 AM, by PLMITCH

    So easy to get caught up in the negative side of customer service, so I really try to make a point to let people know about great customer servic... Read more

  • Day 14

    8/17/2014 1:47:02 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This is my last day on the elimination plan. So, I can begin adding back items to see what happens. In addition, I want to begin eating more fr... Read more

  • Day 12

    8/15/2014 4:04:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Nearly at the place to begin adding in items to check for sensitivities. However, yesterday I got put in a boot to let a tendon rest and heal. ... Read more

  • Day11

    8/14/2014 4:05:56 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After taping and/or ignoring a foot tendon issue for about two months, I finally went to specialist. This foot and Achilles' tendon were rebuilt... Read more

  • Day 10 of 14

    8/13/2014 1:00:35 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Another day of discovering how challenging it can be to prepare dinner for a spouse who has no interest in the plan I'm following to discern any ... Read more

  • New Heating and A/C System

    8/13/2014 10:34:12 AM, by PLMITCH

    OK, so not as much fun as say a new PC or some other "toy" I'd like, but I am pretty excited that we are getting our new heating and A/C system i... Read more

  • Day 9; 2 week elimination plan

    8/12/2014 12:46:26 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I finally tried the detox bath recommended on this plan. It is using epsom salts and baking soda. I was supposed to do each day, but it has bee... Read more

  • Days 6-7-8 of two-week elimination journey

    8/11/2014 12:59:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I can hardly believe I made it through the weekend without indulging in any of the eliminated foods. With just a week to go, I'm feeling pretty ... Read more

  • Day 5 - 2-week plan

    8/8/2014 1:03:52 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I now find it difficult to eat all that I ought to eat in a day. However, I also find I am eating more protein than I've been used to. I know I... Read more

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