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  • High Blood Pressure Scare, and Prayer Request

    4/8/2016 4:14:04 PM, by KELLY48647

    My blood pressure usually runs anywhere from low to the lower normal range. Today I had a couple of mild chest pains so I decided to check my blo... Read more

  • The race between the weight and the wheelchair

    3/29/2016 3:29:25 AM, by KELLY48647

    I was recently told by my orthopedic doctor that he expects me to be confined to a wheelchair within the next year to two years. He says that it ... Read more

  • My Sister Terrie

    3/21/2016 9:09:58 AM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    Terrie in her kayak on our San Juan River trip in 2... Read more

  • Murder Mystery Notes

    3/11/2016 3:22:45 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    I have been working on some notes for my murder mystery story/book. I have a friend who has been helping me with these notes. I have decided on t... Read more

  • Ups and Down

    3/4/2016 9:23:10 AM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    The last couple of weeks have been a roller coaster of emotions. February 22nd was one of the greatest days of my life, and one of the worst. ... Read more

  • Victory!

    2/27/2016 9:35:38 PM, by 56ROSE

    Goal met! After ten years of Sparking, I have finally reached my goal weight! ... Read more

  • Mistake

    2/20/2016 8:33:03 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been playing it safe most of this week with my food choices. I've been limiting myself to liquids and semi soft foods. This diet seems t... Read more

  • Awareness

    2/13/2016 8:15:00 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I'm starting to feel better & consequently my appetite has returned. I know that sounds like a good thing BUT with Gastroparesis a good appet... Read more

  • Winter Carnival

    2/6/2016 10:21:15 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, tomorrow we're headed to McCall for the Winter Carnival. We'll ride the city bus downtown and then view the ice sculptures before checking in... Read more


    1/29/2016 10:39:18 AM, by 56ROSE

    So, when I originally bought my current scale, I set my weight goal to 179 ( 5 + years ago). T... Read more

  • Blessing in Disguise?

    1/23/2016 7:54:37 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, looks like I'm dealing with Gastroparesis as well as acid reflux. UGH! I'm limiting my fat to 40 grams daily and fiber to 10-15 grams daily. ... Read more

  • Time For a New Me in 2016

    1/23/2016 3:20:08 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    It's time for a new me in 2016. I have gained back almost all of the weight that I had lost. I have been having a lot of health issues including ... Read more

  • A Snow Day by Heinlein

    1/22/2016 1:47:44 PM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    Hi. My name is Heinlein and I'm staying with my grandma right now and her little girl Sahara. See how sweet I am? They say pitbulls are viciou... Read more

  • taking the first step

    1/19/2016 1:40:23 PM, by FABTAB

    It had been a lifetime since I've worked on Spark, but it's still here during my worst times and waiting when I'm ready to try again. Positive m... Read more

  • Winter Blahs

    1/16/2016 9:05:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Winter has just begun and I'm already wishing for Spring! As I've aged, th... Read more

  • This is the Year!

    1/9/2016 3:25:08 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well today I started using the Nutrition tracker again. Sometimes I forget that it is the best tool out there for monitoring & controlling eating... Read more

  • Finding My Way Again

    1/6/2016 9:39:57 PM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    So here I sit having finally found my way back to Spark People. It's been so long since I logged in that I don't even remember when it was, but ... Read more

  • Women and Cardiovascular Disease

    12/16/2015 11:36:59 AM, by JIBBIE49

    I found this statement to be so true. "The truth about losing weight and keeping pounds off is complex. But it can be summarized by the followin... Read more

  • Stress

    12/8/2015 2:01:09 PM, by MSNAPE28

    Life stresses are hitting me left and right. In the midst of trying to fix the universe I realized that I am loosing focus of what is important,... Read more

  • Candy Temptations

    10/22/2015 3:22:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I succumbed to Whoppers, Milk Duds, and Twizzlers. The really good news is: It was actually disappointing! I think I can do wi... Read more

  • My 8th Sparkversary.

    10/12/2015 11:29:52 PM, by JIBBIE49

    Sometimes I wonder why I'm still here, but then I remind myself if I hadn't stayed here all these years, I'd probably be about 314# instead of th... Read more

  • Sad Day

    10/10/2015 7:45:01 PM, by 56ROSE

    Our old cat, Butters, is still not doing well. He is losing weight; not eating or drinking much. We decided to give him pain medic... Read more

  • Mediterranean Struggles

    10/3/2015 11:55:17 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I'm supposed to limit my red meat to one serving a month. Since I'm not a meat fan, I thought this would be relatively easy... not so! The "n... Read more

  • Mediterranean Musings

    9/24/2015 1:40:38 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been fascinated with the Mediterranean diet for some time now. It incorporates so many of the foods that I like such as dairy, olives, w... Read more

  • Life Lessons

    9/18/2015 10:03:01 PM, by 56ROSE

    This has been a really hard, depressing week. Our old cat, Butters, has been to the Vet several times this week (twice just for hydration). He is... Read more

  • Plans Change

    9/12/2015 9:45:59 PM, by 56ROSE

    It's often said that "change is the only constant in life". We had planned a getaway for this weekend but our old cat, Butters, was obviously not... Read more

  • A Chill is in the Air

    9/5/2015 2:20:07 PM, by 56ROSE

    It is afternoon here in Boise and the temp remains in the 50's. I really do love the cooler weather but sometimes it is hard to adjust from the h... Read more

  • Fall is in the Air (and smoke!)

    8/28/2015 12:04:03 PM, by 56ROSE

    We have been under a hazardous air quality warning for almost 2 weeks now due to the smoke from multiple statewide (Idaho) fires. UGH! Luckily, I... Read more

  • Here we go again, again?

    8/7/2015 8:41:48 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    So I have now gained back 35 of the 20 pounds I lost, and am heavier than I have ever been. Besides high blood pressure I now also have high chol... Read more

  • Blue. It's a good color.

    7/31/2015 3:29:26 PM, by LADY_HAVOC

    It represents sadness and sorrow.... Read more

  • Climbing back up...........

    7/10/2015 10:14:59 PM, by KCDEEE

    As per last post A1C 7.9 and weight gain.......Went to Dr. Wednesday have lost 15.5 pounds and A1C down to 6........ I could not be happier........ Read more

  • Going Strong

    6/10/2015 8:05:29 AM, by BIRDIE501

    I am really into the weight lifting portion of my exercise program. But I am learning that going up in weights is nothing if your not getting the... Read more

  • Starting over after surgery

    6/7/2015 9:32:58 AM, by TRUCKERSWIFE80

    Well I am starting over today with my exercise and dieting. It has been a little over 7 weeks since I had my emergency surgery and the doctor has... Read more

  • Road Trip

    5/30/2015 9:33:39 PM, by 56ROSE

    We arrived home Thursday evening after spending 2 nights/1 day in Bend, Oregon, at our timeshare resort. We spent 3+ hours at the High Desert Mus... Read more

  • And The Fun Continues!

    5/20/2015 1:57:55 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, just when I started feeling better after dealing with flu symptoms for over 2 weeks, my husband & I are hit by the stomach flu (IE FOOD POISO... Read more

  • Keeping it Off

    5/16/2015 11:09:31 PM, by 56ROSE

    I was fortunate to lose almost 3 lbs while sick with the flu recently. My challenge now is to keep those pounds from creeping back. So far, so go... Read more

  • Hello Again

    5/16/2015 4:44:27 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    Hi I am sorry that I have not written any blogs since last December. Things are still kind of crazy. Last Saturday May 9,2015 I was walking to th... Read more

  • When it Rains, It Pours!

    5/7/2015 2:13:48 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been dealing with the flu bug for over a week now. It just seems to linger on & on. A few days ago, I noticed that my right ankle was sw... Read more

  • Sneak Attack

    5/2/2015 5:07:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    I've been sick with the flu this week. For the past several years (5?), I've been faithful about getting my flu shot with good results. Well, thi... Read more

  • Self Awareness

    4/25/2015 8:59:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I didn't make it through Vegan Week, but, truthfully, I'm ok with that. I'm beginning to understand my nutritional needs better and that's ... Read more

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