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  • Going Down!

    2/28/2015 10:47:20 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Because it's still a little difficult getting into the shower, and because it's winter and I don't sweat that much anyway, I don't shower as ofte... Read more

  • Nothing Like Home Made, Hand Made

    2/27/2015 8:54:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    One of my means of avoiding boredom is crocheting. I have a favorite pattern for afghans, from a beginner book - it's a circular, zig-zag patter... Read more

  • And NOW...

    2/25/2015 12:31:56 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    So I went today for my 3 week post-op visit (DSIL drove me). I was told, as long as I could LIFT my leg to move my foot on to accelerator and bra... Read more

  • To a new path!

    2/24/2015 10:56:15 AM, by GAL7288

    When I started sparkpeople a few years ago, I was so ecstatic, so motivated, what happened along the way, well lots of things, but the point is t... Read more

  • Stair Accomplishment

    2/24/2015 8:43:24 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    With a little trepidation and a cane, I took the stairs up, slowly, each foot ascending the next step in succession - thus going "up with the BAD... Read more

  • Last Time

    2/23/2015 12:26:27 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Today was the PT's last home visit. As she checked the strength of my operated leg, she commented that it was VERY good, and that it was probably... Read more

  • Outing

    2/21/2015 11:39:52 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had an appointment at the "orthopod" for my KNEE, to see how bad it is. Originally, my DD was going to drive me - she has a permit, a... Read more

  • Made another wgt goal!

    2/19/2015 10:09:42 PM, by TRUEBLUE4ME

    I'm definitely feeling lighter lately. Down to 112 lbs now. My wedding wgt from 9 yrs ago. Yeah! Read more

  • This is my Friday face

    2/19/2015 10:05:18 PM, by TRUEBLUE4ME

    ... Read more

  • Progress

    2/17/2015 6:22:54 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The PT came again today and was very pleased with my progress. She gave me some more exercises to do for range of motion and strength, and remind... Read more

  • STAIR Day!

    2/16/2015 3:24:53 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    First..,going DOWN the stairs in the morning. Then, since my commode hadn't been brought down yet and my coffee got things moving, I went back UP... Read more

  • Creeping Up

    2/14/2015 9:01:50 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I managed to get rid of the weight I had put on from Thanksgiving. Then we had Christmas. Up it went, a bit. Then the pain was increasing an... Read more

  • Left Twix, Right Twix

    2/12/2015 7:35:11 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    You've probably seen their silly commercials. Here is a sample https://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=62xLWZgx4Ko Well, lately... Read more

  • Impressed!

    2/10/2015 12:25:20 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    The PT was just here and had me go through my paces and asked about the different exercises I was doing. (This is a different PT from the one who... Read more

  • Pole Dancing

    2/9/2015 7:50:59 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    So my bedtime routine has come down to doing what I call a little "pole dance" - just for fun. My poles are a cane and something for "lassoing" t... Read more

  • What a run!

    2/8/2015 9:03:55 PM, by MEJAI1

    I just got back from a 52 minute walk/run. My goal is to do a 5k in March, and I'm getting back to training. So after a 11:30 warm up walk, I di... Read more

  • Back In Bed

    2/8/2015 1:59:09 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    That is to say, as opposed to sleeping in the armchair. I had such fanny fatigue that I decided to give the bed a try again - just had to lie dow... Read more

  • Adjustments

    2/6/2015 6:12:57 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Well, I can't sleep on my back - just can't. And when I tried to roll on to my side, it was just too painful - couldn't manage. So, around 1 in ... Read more

  • New Hip - Hooray!

    2/5/2015 3:04:38 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Went into the hospital Tues a little before noon and went into surgery at 1:30. As I woke, I felt pain, but they quickly managed that. They took ... Read more

  • The last comeback

    2/3/2015 12:29:35 PM, by MEJAI1

    I have had a long time relationship with weight loss. When we're getting along everything is great. The thing is, when it's at its best, the en... Read more

  • If I wrote a Spark blog would anyone read it?

    2/1/2015 12:13:57 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello Everyone! Happy 2015 to you! February 1st already and no blog entry since October? What's the deal Samantha? The new year has bee... Read more

  • "LIKE!"

    1/27/2015 7:57:57 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    This came to my email this morning, from my former pastor. Written by an Australian Dentist To Kill an American You probably missed th... Read more

  • Day Five of Art

    1/23/2015 5:44:42 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    This is the last - at least for now - posting of 3 works of art, this time in the category "Aquatic." Actually, that's not entirely accurate. In ... Read more

  • Super sore! but feeling the benefits!

    1/22/2015 11:13:21 PM, by R0S1E430

    As I spend my days studying for the NCLEX, I have also taken some great advice from Kaplan NCLEX and SPARK!, to exercise. I started my gym member... Read more

  • More Art

    1/22/2015 10:39:49 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's day 4 of my 5 days of art. Today I'm featuring DOGGIES! Who doesn't love dogs? First is a doggy doodle, called Wind on Woofers, just playi... Read more

  • A Funny and More Art

    1/21/2015 8:16:04 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Miracle Diet An overweight clerk consulted his doctor for advice. The doctor advised that the clerk run ten miles a day for thirty days. Th... Read more

  • Back to Spark after 7-year hiatus!

    1/20/2015 4:35:32 PM, by R0S1E430

    It's hard to believe that a few years ago end of 2007, I joined Spark People and was able to lose 30 pounds to achieve my goal of 120 pounds. Sin... Read more

  • A Good Report and More Artwork

    1/20/2015 12:38:16 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had an appointment with my surgeon - last one with HIM before surgery. He checked my hip, having me push outward against his hand wit... Read more

  • Another Kind of Challenge

    1/19/2015 11:17:17 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I get on Facebook a lot, and my cousin got me involved in a little challenge - she "nominated" me - to post 3 works of art for 5 days. I thought,... Read more

  • From the Daily Spark

    1/17/2015 4:32:48 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Having taken off for disability, I have much more time to Spark. I like racking up the points. So today I went to the Daily Spark, and this is th... Read more

  • Friday Funnies

    1/16/2015 10:18:15 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    From my file of "assorted cute and funny" ... Read more

  • Gumption

    1/15/2015 3:27:50 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    It's hard enough to exercise when you feel good. Harder when you're already hurting. I DID the exercises recommended for preparation for my hip s... Read more

  • Weather

    1/13/2015 4:05:15 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    For those of you in Rochester/Monroe County, my apologies. The Power of the newly arrived electric shovel has worn off - and so we have been expe... Read more

  • Not Bored

    1/12/2015 7:41:10 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." So I plan to give m... Read more

  • Spark Aids

    1/11/2015 4:14:42 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I like so much about Spark. Now that I am homebound until I've recovered from surgery - which isn't till Feb. 3 - I am able to focus more on d... Read more

  • Plans

    1/10/2015 1:06:29 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Proverbs 19:21 says "Many are the plans in a personís heart, but it is the Lordís purpose that prevails." I was planning to tough it out un... Read more

  • Closing the year

    12/29/2014 11:36:18 AM, by GAL7288

    I have this song stuck in my head, and as I come out of what I call my "war zone" which was pretty much the days before and after Christmas, the ... Read more

  • Memories

    12/22/2014 12:29:53 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    My parents divorced when I was a teenager, then reconciled, then divorced again after I got married. My Dad remarried, a Puerto Rican lawyer name... Read more

  • Don't mistake weakness for failure

    12/19/2014 8:58:06 PM, by STARSHINE123

    So I've watched a couple of good documentaries about food and what is truly healthy and what isn't. I realize just how unhealthy I eat, eve... Read more

  • Too Good Not to Share

    12/18/2014 11:24:06 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I work in an elementary school, and this is what arrived in today's email from GFCL.net. Christmas in an Elementary School (sung to the t... Read more

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