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Sunday, August 23, 2015      9 comments

Just a quick note to report on my progress on the ketogenic diet. First, it's more of a lifestyle than a diet. It's changed the way I look at food. I no longer think of food all day long, no more obsessing about what I'll have for my next meal o... Read more
Thank you
Wednesday, May 06, 2015      6 comments

I appreciate the comments on my blog and the good wishes for success. It's so cumbersome typing with one finger so I skipped a lot of info and background. I do know that 800 calories is far today low. I had lost nothing in 5 months on 1200 calor... Read more
Making a big change
Tuesday, May 05, 2015      3 comments

It's been a long time since I've posted to my blog. Much has happened. I've learned I need both hips, both knees and my left shoulder replaced. The most damaged is my left hip, which makes it impossible to put weight on my left leg. Three surgeo... Read more
Happy New Year
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      11 comments

Wishing everybody a Happy New Year. I've been offline for a few days as I just got out of the hospital. The ambulance guys saved my life and got me to the ER fast enough so the doctors and nurses could work to keep me alive. I had a bleeding... Read more
Saturday, December 21, 2013      9 comments

Finally gave up and called the surgeon to set up an appointment to get my hip replaced. The pain has been horrible the past couple of weeks and I don't like living on pain meds--it's not really living. I want my health back so I can exercise a... Read more
What a surprise!
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      7 comments

I am still in shock! Late last night I posted photos of myself NOW with my new hairdo and one from last November with shorter hair. I've always liked short hair best because it's so easy--just wash and go. My sister has been after me for quit... Read more
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      8 comments

Well, I survived my trip to the dentist today--3 root canals in the front teeth in one day. I go back next week to have the bridge installed; until then I have a porcelain temporary bridge which looks as good as regular crowns, but the actual b... Read more
Tweaking myself and the program
Saturday, June 01, 2013      10 comments

After putting it off for several months, I finally went to Mexico on Thursday to the dentist. I'm sure nobody LIKES going to the dentist, but I have some real serious terrors dating from very bad experiences as a child with three different dent... Read more
A new look
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      14 comments

We just returned from a day trip to Mexico so I could get my hair cut and styled. They have a shop over there that works wonders--I've never seen one I didn't like. Since a bad hair day can totally destroy my focus on getting healthy, I decide... Read more
The long dry spell is over!!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      9 comments

I haven't felt like blogging for a long time now. My one-year Spark anniversary came and went last month, but I couldn't bring myself to post on my blog. WHY? Because just after I hit the 100 lbs. lost benchmark on Valentine's Day, I settled ... Read more
What a difference a year makes!
Saturday, March 16, 2013      15 comments

It's hard to look back at this time last year and realize how far I've come. A year ago I turned 65 in March and so went on Medicare. I'd been unable to walk or drive my car for over 5 months at that point and was ready to get a motorized whee... Read more
Change in my plan
Sunday, February 10, 2013      7 comments

It's not a question of will power. I could easily stick to liquid protein meals only for the final 4 days of my 6-week program. But the first day after my liquid runs out is Valentine's Day. And there is a special shrimp dinner at our club th... Read more
I'm having fun!
Monday, February 04, 2013      11 comments

I'm having fun with this new life of mine. It's fun to get new clothes and have them fit. Even more fun is getting new clothes and having them be a bit TOO BIG! I do have a hard time knowing what size to get. Since I buy nearly everything on... Read more
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      8 comments

I can't stand goals. Maybe it's just me and some warped part of my personality, but whenever I've set a goal for myself--whether weight-related or for any other aspect of my life--I fall short of meeting that goal. That failure sets me up for ... Read more
Another pound gone!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      13 comments

Not much to share today except to say that I have now lost 89 lb. Just one pound away from 90 gone forever. That feels soooooooo good! I am starting to feel younger as I lose more weight. It's like I've been given a new lease on life. ... Read more

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