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7/24/2014 6:22:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Whatever's been going around, I got it. It feels like the flu but no fever, complete with nausea but no vomiting. It's day 2 and I am anxious for it t...  Read more


Gratitude Is NOT An Attitude
7/24/2014 6:20:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's an action. Feeling thankful is far less valuable for either party than actually saying "thank you."...  Read more


Two More Reasons I Feel So Thankful
7/24/2014 3:09:56 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I've had a very strong gratitude feeling lately, and after reading the following on a news site this morning, I'm even more grateful. "Worldwide,...  Read more


Feeling down..
7/24/2014 12:43:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The past few days I just feel so down, out of control. Not really with my eating but life.. Money issues are knocking at my door again... I think...  Read more


Freely available knowledge, vanity, and employability.
7/24/2014 12:41:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

GRATITUDES: 1) The interwebs - I'm grateful for the internet. Sometimes I forget how different it is now that anything I want to know is at my...  Read more


Week Twenty-Nine Weigh-In Day
7/24/2014 8:32:20 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This morning I weighed in at 179.4 lb, down 1 lb from last week and 37.6 lb since January 2. It is very good to see the 170s again! Now for...  Read more


43 To do or not to do
7/24/2014 2:52:09 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I read the "Fighting the urge" e-book by dr Amy Johnson
2/Fighting-the-Urge_Dr-Amy-Johnson....  Read more


Pho Soup For You!
7/23/2014 11:07:37 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok, I know it's pronounced [Fah], but work with me here. I've been on a soup-making kick this week, having made a large quantity of base soup sto...  Read more


Easier Now.
7/23/2014 9:29:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I met with Admissions today. Everything will be all set soon, there is no reason my credits won't be transferred and I will be waived in all the plac...  Read more


7/23/2014 8:57:09 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.” Tom Krause quotes I THOUGHT ONCE THAT I POSSESED COURAGE...  Read more


Protein Problems
7/23/2014 4:39:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

No wonder I've been craving meat. My protein numbers were not good yesterday, and many of my days are like that day. Or worse in the fat and carbs dep...  Read more


FitBit & GI Frustrations..
7/23/2014 11:57:16 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Two hours after I went to sleep, I had to run to the bathroom, NEVER had to do that before! It wasn't diarrhea though. I also went again when I fina...  Read more


Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA)
7/23/2014 8:47:10 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Has anyone out there had experience with this? A friend gave me some as he knows that I am trying like crazy to build up my immune system before the n...  Read more


Ricochet and the Copperhead
7/23/2014 2:31:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Ricochet My Babies (ShihTzus) Last Sunday night I sent Hubby outside to get the Shih Tzus out of the play pen because it had gotten...  Read more


Vacuuming the dog, nice weather, progressive lenses.
7/23/2014 2:05:20 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This is actually tough tonight. For some reason, I'm feeling quite unsettled and anxious. GRATITUDES: 1) My dog let me vacuum him a little...  Read more


FitBit Flex and Aria Scale arrived today!
7/23/2014 12:17:41 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Woohoo! My new tech toys have arrived! Had no problem setting them up at all! Then was stymied by the manual problem. I struggled for an hour on e...  Read more


What a Crock!
7/22/2014 10:56:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been doing more crock pot cooking of late, and it's working out VERY well indeed. In response to my pre-diabetic condition, I am eating mor...  Read more


how did they do this?
7/22/2014 9:35:21 PM,  10 COMMENTS

beautiful 40 years ago beautiful now.... YES, I've BEEN THINKING OF THE PEOPLE WHO INFLUENCED MY LIFE. MY NEW BACKGROUND SHOW...  Read more


Today's Frustrations with Customer (non) Service
7/22/2014 9:02:19 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I had a round of errands to do this morning, and had two frustrating situations in a row with customer service. The first was at a retail store where...  Read more


7/22/2014 7:30:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The last several days, I have consciously increasing my steps, and had a 6000, 7000, and two 5000 steps days. My interview went well, followed up...  Read more


Day 5 - Birthday and slight delays
7/22/2014 2:16:11 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday I did not get my intended walk in, at the end of the day, I had to make a store run and came home and crashed from that. Today is my partner...  Read more


Overcoming The Depressing Results
7/22/2014 1:31:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

After writing yesterday's blog entry, I did my measurements for the first time since November. I really didn't think they would be THAT different. I o...  Read more


What is wrong with the right?
7/22/2014 12:57:58 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Foot, that is. I had both achilles tendons and feet rebuilt, tendons moved around, all toes fused, achilles tendon split and lengthened many years ag...  Read more


Getting back from everything!
7/22/2014 12:48:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We had our three local gks with us four days before leaving the next morning for two weeks of vacation. Got home from vacation to face a week of 19 1...  Read more


Positive thinking
7/22/2014 9:29:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Realized today that I tend to focus on my eating and exercise mistakes at the end of the say rather than the accomplishments. I never thought of mysel...  Read more


Eagle family at Webster lake
7/22/2014 9:19:41 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Hubby's Aunt lives at Webster Lake in Mass and there is a huge Eagle's nest on the other side from where she lives. Here you can see the baby and...  Read more


A/C, viral blog posts, and my bed.
7/22/2014 1:25:21 AM,  3 COMMENTS

GRATITUDES: 1) I'm grateful that we have an A/C unit. It would be terribly uncomfortable without it ... apparently we are hitting the 90s with tr...  Read more


Worst. Day. Ever.
7/22/2014 1:14:33 AM,  18 COMMENTS

It started soon after my exercise was done this morning. Bathroom runs. Managed to shower and make it to the club. Another bathroom run. Phone cal...  Read more


41 The heat is on
7/22/2014 1:14:24 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Itīs hot again - the disadvantage is that I canīt play the accordioan as freely as before because the windiw is open and it will be heard out on the s...  Read more


While You Were Sleeping
7/21/2014 9:29:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Apparently, I've got to clear my liver in the evening. Yup, it seems I need to make sure there are no (or very little) glycogen reserves left in...  Read more


My Body Will Track It
7/21/2014 6:15:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Thank you, fellow sparkers, for sharing the spark ... Even if my fitbit doesn't record the workout, my body will record it. Even if I don't...  Read more


I love the lifestyle change!
7/21/2014 12:12:51 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have gotten really into making my lifestyle change work for me. And I have to say, I LOVE it! Here are the reasons why taking steps to be a hea...  Read more


Day 3 & 4 - Self Discipline
7/21/2014 11:35:30 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was rough. The joints between my hips and legs were sore, stiff, and painful. I didn't sleep well the night before and fitfully still last n...  Read more


Feeling Very Thankful
7/21/2014 9:30:29 AM,  15 COMMENTS

After yesterday's ER visit, I have a very strong feeling of gratitude for good health. I never take it for granted and know how fragile and tenuous l...  Read more


A good son, good blog friends, a good dog and a good husband.
7/21/2014 2:27:52 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Did better today than yesterday, but still could have done better. Looking forward to a good week, so I'm going to bed early. GRATITUDES 1)...  Read more


5 hrs in ER, Helping Friend
7/20/2014 7:21:04 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Is there anything more motivating than seeing how taking care of our health may prevent doc visits and other medical emergencies? Sure, there's stuff...  Read more


7/20/2014 11:19:11 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I hope everyone is having a good day. Last week was an odd one for me, I logged into Spark People everyday, but did not linger as I most often do. The...  Read more


Lower Blood Sugar For Me (to the tune of Pour Some Sugar On Me)
7/20/2014 11:08:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My fasting blood glucose level has been hovering just above the normal range for a couple of weeks while I've been stepping up my nutritional and exer...  Read more


7/20/2014 2:11:08 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Sometimes we act like HOPE isn't important. Proverbs 13: 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tr...  Read more


39 The new passion...
7/20/2014 1:59:07 AM,  7 COMMENTS

So I got my accordion yesterday - wow! When I left if to this old man for repairing, he said that it would be a couple of weeks – thatīs why I went t...  Read more


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