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  • Overdue update

    5/27/2017 10:52:10 PM, by TWOROSETATTOO

    So I've been off of here for a while... I've had other priorities for the last couple of years. In 2014 I was diagnosed with stage 4 Merkel Cel... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Time to change gears

    2/10/2017 7:42:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    So, checking my BMI and the way my clothes fit and my weight, I'm finally ready to admit that I should be in maintenance rather than continued we... Read more

  • Big Challenge this Year

    2/8/2017 3:10:17 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We have plans to meet up with our son's family in Orlando in November for eight days of Disney World - mostly Epcot Food & Wine Festival. Our so... Read more

  • Celebrations

    2/6/2017 6:17:46 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Yesterday our family gathered here to celebrate. It was both a birthday party for my husband and our oldest grandson and a Super Bowl party. I ... Read more

  • One Year...

    1/31/2017 1:22:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just looked at my measurements to goal for the past year and was pleasantly encouraged. Waist - lost 3 1/2 inches Hips - lost 4 inches We... Read more

  • Home At Last and Ready to Go!

    1/29/2017 6:16:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After a month away to care for mom-in-law, plan her memorial, speak at her services, etc. it is so good to finally be back home. I missed my hus... Read more

  • A day at the beach and a day in the city...

    1/26/2017 8:40:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It has been so beautiful here since the storms. Yesterday my husband and I joined his brother and sister for a day in Santa Cruz. The storms da... Read more

  • Beautiful memories

    1/25/2017 12:32:10 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    We buried my mother-in-law today. She was a dynamo - WWII Army nurse, pediatric nurse, wife, mom of three, athlete, writer, grandmother of 8, gr... Read more

  • Thousands of photos later

    1/20/2017 8:53:58 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just finished going through thousands on my mother-in-laws photos to assemble a collage for her memorial. It turned out pretty well. At least... Read more

  • Only A Birthday Card?

    1/19/2017 12:54:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My dear husband's birthday is tomorrow. Before he flew home a few days ago I gave him a card that he tucked away to open at home. His mom was i... Read more

  • Peace amid the storm

    1/18/2017 5:49:59 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    With so much to accomplish before my mother-in-law's memorial next week, I really cherish these moments of calm when I am alone in her house betw... Read more

  • Gotta get back on track

    1/12/2017 1:20:46 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was caring for my mom-in-law in her home with hospice help. She died yesterday morning. It was exhausting to care for her. Now the energy is... Read more

  • Mother-in-law care

    1/3/2017 5:02:46 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I have offered t care for my mother-in-law in her home until she dies. It's hard to be so far from my husband again, but I can most easily make ... Read more

  • She has been a great inspiration...

    1/1/2017 12:00:26 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My mom-in-law has always been a tiny thing. Golf, riding her bike, and walking were her favorite activities. She played tennis before I knew he... Read more

  • Mom-in-law down

    12/29/2016 4:26:48 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    She's so sweet. She's in rehab recovering from infection and breathing struggles. She fell on Christmas when up to bathroom without ringing for... Read more

  • Back on track

    12/20/2016 3:42:48 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After a brief lapse, I am back on track to maintain my weight through holidays and into the New Year. I've actually lost a pound since Thanksgiv... Read more

  • Cheat day?

    12/19/2016 4:31:12 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just wrote this blog and it disappeared so will try again. I've never really had cheat day, but now and then I have a day or two when I reall... Read more

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