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  • Seeds

    2/21/2018 3:39:09 AM, by PRAIRIEOMA

    Today was a good day! I started some bell pepper plants from the peppers that grew last year! We'll see!?! Its icy outside, I was scared to go anywhere. Cleaned the bathroom. DH was tired of all my healthy stuff, so I surrendered to pizza. But I made him put spinach on it! Ha! Tomorrow will be... Read more

  • My great American dream

    2/19/2018 8:43:04 PM, by PRAIRIEOMA

    Many years ago now, I fell for this GI in the army. He gave me high hopes and two beautiful daughters. We came here in the eighties. We were poor, I remember looking at a pie in the frozen food case, wishing we could afford it. But we had to buy milk for the baby instead. Bonus: I was skinnier th... Read more

  • In case you didn't know

    2/12/2018 11:52:38 AM, by PRAIRIEOMA

    Roses are red, Catholics are blue, because this year Valentine's day is Ash Wednesday, too. Celebrate on Tuesday! No waiting for a table😊... Read more

  • It's a great day!

    2/8/2018 9:16:56 PM, by FANTASM01

    My last post I was a bit down due to fatigue and post op discomfort. Today is much better. For starters I dropped another pound. Then I went for my post-op Drs. appt. and all my staples were removed. I'm now free to shower and my diet can be generally whatever I can tolerate. I've been on a pre... Read more

  • Truth, guts and glory?

    2/8/2018 9:43:31 AM, by PRAIRIEOMA

    I read someone else's blog several days ago, where this person spilled her guts, and I admired it! Guts! Yes indeed! Personally I am a little short in that department. So, starting today, I will begin with that, to get to the bottom of me. I was raised on a farm overseas in a rather large family.... Read more

  • Not the best day today :(

    2/6/2018 9:01:52 PM, by FANTASM01

    Went to bed very late....actually this morning as I just didn't feel good and couldn't make myself climb the stairs to bed. Finally laid down after 6 this morning and slept till 2:30 PM. Horrible sleep pattern .....ugh. Had to take some pain meds and tummy was a bit upset all night and again toda... Read more

  • Think before you act

    2/6/2018 9:31:11 AM, by PRAIRIEOMA

    I have a lot to learn. First of all I want to clear up the post from Sunday about a horrific accident. My intent was to warn people east of us about the snowstorm that was coming. We were supposed to get ~1 inch of snow. Since we were out everything, we decided to go ahead and go the store. It j... Read more

  • Surgery is over and I'm recovering!

    2/5/2018 3:40:51 PM, by FANTASM01

    How lovely it is to be home from the hospital and well on the mend! I am a bit sore, as to be expected, and my surgery did go from laproscopy to an incision but the adhesions that had made my life so difficult and put me in the hospital 3 times in 2017 are GONE! Instead of just deciding to forego... Read more

  • What do I hope to accomplish during my journey to success?

    1/28/2018 4:16:28 AM, by CAROLYNINJOY1

    I selected a sunflower because they always make me smile and they turn toward the sun for support. While I'm traveling this crooked, sometimes bumpy road of weight management, I will continue to learn many things. A lot of them have to do with me digging deep to root out some old binge trig... Read more

  • Moderation and Mindfulness. All possibilities are open.

    1/27/2018 4:10:18 AM, by CAROLYNINJOY1

    Planning for meals and snacking is essential for my long-term success. I select healthy foods and add them to my Nutrition Tracker before I start the day. Then if plans change, I modify the tracker because I'm aware of what foods fit into my daily needs. This isn't a natural process for me, bu... Read more

  • Day 1

    1/26/2018 10:18:17 AM, by DELTAD397

    I fall short so many times . I’m 45 and love sodas . But that love for sodas is gonna kill me . One day at a time one pound at a time . I can do this 👍... Read more

  • I will not diet anymore!

    1/26/2018 3:31:48 AM, by CAROLYNINJOY1

    I will not diet anymore! Making changes in my lifestyle and making healthy choices at least 80 percent of the time means I don't ever have to think about dieting or deprivation again. I make small realistic changes that fit my lifestyle. This enables me to feel in control of my weight mana... Read more

  • Check your vitamins and minerals.

    1/23/2018 9:52:32 PM, by FANTASM01

    One thing I've learned from Sparkpeople is that I rarely get enough vitamins and minerals. I can usually tell when my potassium level is low because I'll get heart palpitations. When I'm not feeling well and facing surgery in a couple days on my insides there are days when all I can manage is soup... Read more