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  • Memorial Day

    5/30/2016 9:48:38 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    We watched remembrance ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery this morning. I spent the rest of the morning music for our band's upcoming CD. ... Read more

  • See Food

    5/29/2016 4:51:20 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    My husband is surprising me. He is eating the good food and salads I've been making and even suggesting ideas of his own. Although he is not ... Read more

  • Baby watch.

    5/28/2016 12:19:38 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Our daughter went to her doctor a couple of days ago. The baby has gotten into position and dialation has started. She's showing other signs t... Read more

  • Motivation

    5/24/2016 11:56:23 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    There is an old saying from a certain 12-step program that says "get sober for yourself. If you do it for someone else, you'll end up drinking ... Read more

  • Help!

    5/22/2016 10:57:45 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've had a rough couple of weeks health wise and haven't been able to do much. I've been pretty good, food wise, but not perfect. This morning... Read more

  • Greek yogurt guacamole

    5/22/2016 4:19:22 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've always made guacamole with sour cream. Lately I've been making it with non-fat Greek yogurt. It tastes great and is probiotic. It's even ... Read more

  • Low fat cheese with that whine.

    5/19/2016 10:40:47 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've been a bit down lately about my health. I've been in the hospital twice in the last few days. I'm bruised all over from IVs and procedure... Read more

  • Wondering.

    5/18/2016 8:26:57 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I'm on day 122. I've lost 19 of my 40 pound goal. I've stuck pretty close to my food plan. The last couple of weeks have been bad, health wise... Read more

  • Heartening news.

    5/16/2016 10:33:10 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Went through the angiogram. My heart is in good shape with no blockages. That means the risk of heart attack or stroke is low when my heart go... Read more

  • Montara Mountain

    5/15/2016 11:03:32 PM, by SUBMOM2

    Today my husband and I hiked a trail on Montara Mountain. We started at the end in a county park, and you can take this trail all the way to the ... Read more

  • Silver lining?

    5/11/2016 5:13:15 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Yesterday, I was experiencing chest pains. I worke... Read more

  • Of hearts and kale.

    5/10/2016 9:48:42 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've been having some heart problems that I thought was being controlled by medication. After a twi month reprieve, and just as I started feel... Read more

  • Spring showers

    5/8/2016 8:49:21 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    So, we had two baby showers this weekend. The one yesterday was a traditional shower for our daughter. It was a wonderful time and I don't li... Read more

  • Disconnecting

    5/5/2016 12:58:48 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I took Facebook and Messenger off of my phone. Depleted it from my Kindle. Still have an account. Debating about deleting it entirely. As ... Read more

  • Good and bad.

    5/1/2016 6:44:45 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    The good - I'm down the 2lbs I gained a couple of weeks ago. My goal is 160. I'm at 178 now. I started at 197. I'm not exactly where I want t... Read more

  • Finally, pizza!

    4/26/2016 1:41:23 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've been doing SP for almost 100 days now. I'm off sugar, and carbs. And I'm really missing pixza. Yesterday, I picked up some personal pizz... Read more

  • Earth Day in Kindergarten

    4/22/2016 3:29:16 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I subbed in a kindergarten class today. The lesson ... Read more

  • 92 days and counting.

    4/18/2016 2:36:28 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've been on SparkPeople for 92 days. Lots has happened in those 3 months. Just want to say "thank you" to those who encouraged me and prayed f... Read more

  • Junk food frenzy

    4/16/2016 5:45:00 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    It's not as exciting as it sounds. I just had chips and a chili dog with cheese. Nothing green has passed these lips today. I'm a sparking re... Read more

  • Satisfaction.

    4/14/2016 12:40:38 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    The school in our small community hasn't had a music ... Read more

  • Resolved

    4/11/2016 10:30:17 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've not blogged for a while. I'd written one last week about loosing my resolve. Something happened and the blog disappeared and I got annoye... Read more

  • Fitbit flurry

    4/3/2016 5:05:29 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Ive had a fitbit for a couple of months. I really enjoy it, except that's it showing me how out of shape I am. I've yet to reach the daily goa... Read more

  • Hiking Mt. Konocti

    4/3/2016 12:57:31 AM, by SUBMOM2

    On Thursday, I hiked Mount Konocti with my husband and kids. Mt. Konocti is a dormant volcano on the edge of Clear Lake in California. Clear Lake... Read more

  • Why won't grandma wake up?

    4/2/2016 10:46:48 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Yesterday was the memorial for our friend, Judy. I ... Read more

  • More for less

    4/1/2016 11:13:05 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've not had too much time this week. Subbed in Head Start. Teachers eat lunch with the kids. It wasn't too bad, calorie wise. Not carb wise, ... Read more

  • What changed?

    3/28/2016 9:16:24 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I was doing well for a while with beating sugar cravings. I've had no added sugar for 70+ days. I even turned down raspberry cheesecake cake ... Read more

  • Easter weekend

    3/27/2016 5:54:52 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    A long weekend of celebrating the Resurrection of Chr... Read more

  • Hawaii, here I come!

    3/26/2016 6:43:09 AM, by MGEDDES1

    I am very excited about my trip in a couple days to Kauai. A week with my husband and two granddaughters! But now that I am within a couple pound... Read more

  • Good Friday

    3/25/2016 9:50:06 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    That always sounded like a contradiction in terms. A day commemorating Jesus death on the cross. Someone explained that it was good for us bec... Read more

  • A better day.

    3/22/2016 4:11:44 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I woke up this morning to news the of terrorist attack in Belgium. Not a great way to start a day. Prayers for the victims. With all that ha... Read more

  • Cheetos, please.

    3/21/2016 5:16:14 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Yesterday was a very different day. Church in the mo... Read more

  • Approaching a Milestone

    3/20/2016 1:21:24 AM, by SUBMOM2

    How long have you been on Spark People? This past week, I've read blog posts from more than a few Sparkers who were marking an anniversary. That,... Read more

  • Salad days

    3/20/2016 12:27:16 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I've committed to eating one salad every day. I'm not particularly fond of salads, but I knoe salads are a good way to get fiber and enough in m... Read more

  • One day at a time sweet Jesus.....

    3/19/2016 11:34:24 AM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    That's the theme of the day. It can apply to so many situations, but I am applying it to food choices. I will eat better one meal at a time. ... Read more

  • My feet keep walking.

    3/18/2016 10:36:43 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I had to do a lot of work on the computer the computer today. I also had a lot of reading to do, so my Fitbit step count is really low. We'll... Read more

  • A pain in the.....

    3/16/2016 9:28:50 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    I wrote a blog a couple of days ago about working out with a bad back. Low and behold, Spark People have several articles on the subject. Here'... Read more

  • Emotional eating.

    3/15/2016 8:53:26 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Yesterday my husband and I helped plan a memorial for our friend who died on March 1. His wife was nearly inconsolable. It broke my heart. I... Read more

  • Good news.

    3/14/2016 10:48:47 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Cardiologist said I'm good. He said my heart is double beating occasionally, but it's regular otherwise. I asked him about excercise. He sai... Read more

  • A good day.

    3/13/2016 11:17:26 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    Well, the heart monitor is gone and so is the back b... Read more

  • Excercise? Not right now.

    3/9/2016 10:21:13 PM, by KARMANNPOWELL

    As I said yesterday, my back is out and I'm wearing a heart monitor until tomorrow evening. I'll be wearing it and a back brace when I sub tom... Read more

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