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The waiting is over; all is good.
Friday, November 30, 2012      15 comments

Biopsy reports came back good. I am absolutely exhausted. . . . . going to fall into bed and dream the dreams of the extremely blessed. Just a few years before we met, my hubby lost his first wife of 38 years to breast cancer. (ac... Read more
Shaking off the wind
Thursday, November 29, 2012      6 comments

Had a major wind storm blow in the rain last night. We're surrounded by pine and fir trees. Big trees. Tall trees. The kind that blow over and crush cars and houses. As I lay awake listening to the wind, practically holding my breat... Read more
What a difference 2 months makes!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      5 comments

After I hit my all-time high weight of 180, I decided to make another exercise & weight loss effort. I met one of my neighbors (82 years old) and asked if I could walk with her. Well, I couldn't keep up with her. I didn't make it out o... Read more
2 month update - 15 lbs GONE!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      10 comments

It's hard to believe the great changes in my life/health since I started with SparkPeople on Oct 1. Not only am I: * eating MORE, healthier foods! * wearing clothing I have NEVER been able to wear before! * moving like I haven't be... Read more
Stressful day but still on track.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      4 comments

One of the best things that happened today is that both hubby and I made it to town and back home again without incident. (See first blog today about crazy drivers.) Another great thing is the biopsy is over !! Won't know the results un... Read more
Biopsy & Crazy Drivers....
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      12 comments

Heading in this morning for the biopsy.... actually 4 of them. A bit stressed about it. IBS kicked in last night. Got in a good work out and breakfast this morning. Getting ready for a snack before I leave. It's a one hour drive ..... ... Read more
The Plan is working! And I'm working the Plan! Woooohooooo!
Monday, November 26, 2012      10 comments

Although it was of a four-day, holiday weekend and I was so totally out of my 'rut', each day, each meal, I was determined to make good choices. Although I did not do an 'official' workout, I did get in as much activity, walking, (painting) str... Read more
Hershey Syrup & cheezecake
Sunday, November 25, 2012      10 comments

That's the closest thing I can think of to describe the accent wall that I just painted in our kitchen. The other wall is peanut brittle. (Hey, I didn't name 'em!) It's SO cool to have my creative juices flowing once again. I was so 'f... Read more
Disappearing into cyberspace
Sunday, November 25, 2012      8 comments

Don't know what happened but the blog I wrote for today and tried to post just disappeared into cyberspace. If you see it, please send it back. ... Read more
Timing is everything
Saturday, November 24, 2012      10 comments

I should have left well enough alone, but I didn't. Last night after finishing up my Spark stuff, before shutting down the computer, I checked my Facebook page to check in with friends and family. I didn't even see it coming and I got sucker-p... Read more
Whew! Barely made it!!!
Friday, November 23, 2012      10 comments

Barely made it under the max nutrition allowance today! But I'm pretty sure everything is accounted for! and boy, am I full! Also, I wore a bathing suit IN PUBLIC for the first time in . . . . well, I don't remember the last time! Woo... Read more
Emotional Preparations for the Holidays
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      4 comments

Ironically, the joyous 'holidays' happen to fall at what has been a very difficult time in my life in years past. It was 10 years ago that set in motion a chain of events that would forever change my life. All the major stressors that co... Read more
My downward facing dog.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      8 comments

No camera could capture his spunky-ness, especially when I'm on the floor doing my ab workout. By the end, he had me laughing so hard, I could hardly breathe!!! Guess ... Read more
My Doctor couldn't believe it!
Monday, November 19, 2012      15 comments

It's been 6 weeks since the last appt with my Doctor. This morning when he looked at my chart, I noticed that he thumbed back at my last visit, and then the one before that one. Then he did it again. "Okay, how did you do it? You've l... Read more
The right stuff
Monday, November 19, 2012      5 comments

I love today's SparkCoach comment by Coach Nichole: A true lifestyle change lasts well into the future by incorporating diet, fitness and other health habits that fit into your life for the long haul. How true. How many times have I rea... Read more

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