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Almost Down To The Wire
7/19/2014 5:36:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, my hernia surgery is scheduled for August 21st. Thatís just a month away and the surgeon would like me to lose as much weight as possible before t...  Read more

BEBARB149

Outta my way!!!
7/18/2014 11:30:00 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Fun begins in approximately 6 hours...... Hope you have a fantastic time my friends! ...  Read more

TATERCAT

PiYo
6/27/2014 9:37:13 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Tried lower and upper sessions from the PiYo DVDís. I didnít realize what a great workout I did until I woke up to sore arms 104 I have gone to se...  Read more

TATERCAT

More, But Only a Little at a Time
6/24/2014 2:20:52 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The book I've started reading, "The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss," is geared a bit toward veganism...  Read more

BEBARB149

Keep it Simple and Workable
6/20/2014 5:17:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I donít know when Iíll have my next surgery or even who will perform it, only that I need it. The surgeon that did my colectomy and the two parastomal...  Read more

BEBARB149

The Problem:
6/18/2014 12:31:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Having an ileostomy is better than having ulcerative colitis if only because you no longer have the pain and uncertainty that goes with the colitis. T...  Read more

BEBARB149

My father
6/15/2014 11:27:32 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I have spent a good part of today and some of the days leading up to today thinking about my father. I have mixed feelings about him. I feel sorry for...  Read more

NELLIEC

THANK YOU
6/8/2014 9:25:07 PM,  5 COMMENTS

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE BIRTHDAY WISHES AND SPARK GOODIES....  Read more

TNLADY1960

Menu Considerations for Runners [Funnies]
6/5/2014 4:44:34 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Mileage calculations instead of calories. I will never eat 246...  Read more

TATERCAT

PRAISE GOD NO CANCER!
5/27/2014 1:10:13 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Called for results today and biopsy showed no signs that cancer has returned!!!!!...  Read more

TNLADY1960

Update
5/21/2014 11:49:48 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Oncologist 1. We're not doing my 6 mo. PET scan, partly because my counts are so good, but also because Medicare only allows 3 during your lifetime....  Read more

BRAVELUTE

WAITING ON BIOPSY RESULTS
5/17/2014 3:01:11 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Had my biopsy done yesterday so now it is just waiting time. The last time I had chemo/radiation and radical surgery. I am praying that this is just...  Read more

TNLADY1960

NEED PRAYERS FOR MEDICAL ISSUES
5/12/2014 6:55:36 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Was admitted to hospital thru the ER last week with a parastomal hernia that caused a blockage. After being referred to a surgeon he just routinely ex...  Read more

TNLADY1960

My mother
5/10/2014 12:33:41 AM,  13 COMMENTS

This is a picture of my mother holding me as an infant. My mother had a difficult life. She was born to a Methodist minister and his wife w...  Read more

NELLIEC

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS
4/29/2014 1:14:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Thank you for all of your encouraging words. I was almost afraid to post it because I did not want a bunch of negative comments and people trying to p...  Read more

TNLADY1960

WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
4/28/2014 6:58:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I don't know what is wrong with me lately but I just cannot get back on track and it is driving me nuts! My CIDP prevents me from exercising and my a...  Read more

TNLADY1960

EASTER PAGE
4/8/2014 9:10:08 AM,  12 COMMENTS

Have my Spark page all ready for Easter. Where has the time gone? Wasn't it Christmas just a few weeks ago? The old saying is true, the older you get...  Read more

TNLADY1960

MY SPARK PAGE
3/20/2014 12:32:41 PM,  9 COMMENTS

MY SPARK PAGE IS NOW READY FOR SPRING! CHECK IT OUT!...  Read more

TNLADY1960

Konza Prairie Hiking trip (pictures)
3/16/2014 1:42:26 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Some pictures of Saturday's hike through the Konza prairie in Kansas. It was the best day for a hike - warm temperatures, nice blue skies, a touch of...  Read more

TATERCAT

1000 Fitness Minutes March!
2/26/2014 12:23:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

That equals to 32.25 minutes a day Ė doable, right? I use an app for my runs and I programed 2 challenges on it Ė one of them is to log 100 miles...  Read more

TATERCAT

A GOOD MORNING PRAYER
2/24/2014 1:19:37 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I don't know who wrote this but it is beautiful. 458 Breathe on me, breath of God, Fill me with life anew, That I may love the things you lo...  Read more

TNLADY1960

NEW START
2/24/2014 1:00:23 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Once again Monday is here. It is a new day, a new week and a new clean slate. I am going to try my best to be more diligent when it comes to tracking...  Read more

TNLADY1960

MY SPARK PAGE
2/18/2014 7:05:49 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I HAVE MY PAGE ALL DECORATED FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY. DOESN'T SEEM THAT LONG SINCE I WAS DECORATING IT FOR CHRISTMAS! 137 440 441 438...  Read more

TNLADY1960

Sparkle everywhere
1/7/2014 1:56:00 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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TATERCAT

A New Year A New Beginning
1/6/2014 2:09:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It seems I'm always saying here we go again! Or this time it will happen! Well, I don't know this time if I'm going to fall on my face all over agai...  Read more

LADYRIVKA

HAPPY NEW YEAR
12/31/2013 3:27:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year and I hope we all meet our goals for 2014! 409 408...  Read more

TNLADY1960

Back To Life
12/15/2013 10:56:55 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The surgery went as well as can be expected. I developed pneumonia, an infection that led to a second operation and finally got out of the hospital 2...  Read more

SAGELADY2

Maintain, Don't Gain Challenge Tips and Tricks
11/27/2013 9:24:26 AM,  3 COMMENTS

My health insurance gives out incentives every year for its members to save $480 per year. These include biometric screening, health challenges, and a...  Read more

TATERCAT

CardioSculpt class that is not meant to be
11/22/2013 10:59:27 AM,  3 COMMENTS

So yesterday I was pretty excited about my cardiosculpt class at the gym. 5 PM rolls around, I dash to the staff lounge, put on my workout clothe...  Read more

TATERCAT

Forming new habits
11/17/2013 5:47:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have trouble with being on time to the barn. My hubby upsets me quite often. My way of dealing with his yelling and complaining is running late. I n...  Read more

LORNE67

TAKE CARE OF THE ANGELS
10/30/2013 11:02:40 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Note: This article is posted in its entirety because some virus protectors are blocking it, and this is the only way some people can read it. *Ta...  Read more

ANTIOCHIA

Good book about diabetes
10/26/2013 4:09:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm reading Richard K. Bernstein's book "Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution." It's a pretty thick book, and I only intended to skim through it but I've...  Read more

BEBARB149

Time-Out
10/14/2013 11:50:21 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I went bike riding yesterday which cost me some injuries. I decided to try and be a 7 year old boy apparently, but ended up eating tarmac instead. I t...  Read more

TATERCAT

Yesterday, was leg day
10/10/2013 4:15:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hahaha this came at such the right day. After the exercises the last two days, this is exactly how I feel. I am feeling muscles which I am prett...  Read more

TATERCAT

It has been ages - but I am still losing inches!
10/7/2013 9:11:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I have not been in any groups or been posting here but I have been monitoring what I am eating and trying to do what I can for exercise. I poke in eve...  Read more

TINKERSMOMMA

The Theory of Relativity Speaking
10/2/2013 9:44:04 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Sunday, 217 minutes of walking, 21, 136 steps, 9.6 Tuesday, 45 minutes of walking, 2, 124 steps, .9 miles You might be ready to WOO the HOO...  Read more

BRAVELUTE

Run through everything...
10/2/2013 12:08:45 PM,  3 COMMENTS

These thoughts constantly go through my mind. Running has become my antidepressant - my stress reliever, my anger-reducer. When I am...  Read more

TATERCAT

Don't underestimate your strength
9/23/2013 4:32:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Determination is key to a better, healthier body. Dream, Think, Achieve, Bigger and Better things for yourself! ...  Read more

TATERCAT

Water Water Everywhere, but not a drop to drink
9/21/2013 10:53:24 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Well, not really. I'm drinking my 8 glasses and more every day. So you'd think there wouldn't be any extra lying around my house, BUT THERE IS!. My po...  Read more

BRAVELUTE

Getting ready for surgery
9/18/2013 8:03:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I decided on a new surgeon and have met with him and his partner. The surgery is next week to take down the colostomy and repair the hernias. I was...  Read more

SAGELADY2

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