Pictorial Proof of the New Carl July 5, 2020
Sunday, July 05, 2020 20 comments
Hi All, Thank you everybody for all your great messages of encouragement and congratulations! Given all the things I've had to deal with since March, your words ( let's call it what it is - LOVE) are really very special to me. I deci... Read more
The new me continues to be manifested!!!
Saturday, June 20, 2020 40 comments
In1967 I came home from my first year of college (seminary) weighing 242 or more pounds an$i saw my doctor who put me on a diet with diet pills. I was 19 at the time and dove into the challenge. I kept theGospel according to St Calorie as the ... Read more
This has been a hard week - Mark entered Wider Life
Sunday, March 22, 2020 22 comments
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Yep, Prayer, positive thoughts, hope and loving support WORK!
Saturday, September 07, 2019 14 comments
Hi Good Friends & Family! We got through yesterday, (Colonoscopy Friday 9/6as we called it). The prep is clearly the worst part of the whole thing! The Coolyte (the worst tasting clean out solution ever thought of or invented) did a fanta... Read more
It's a rough time, but staying hopeful AND ON PLAN
Saturday, August 31, 2019 21 comments
Hi Everybody! 53 years ago this night I was sitting with my mother, who was dying from toxemia (an infection that with today's antibiotics would have been treatable) and cancer. She actually died in my arms at 3:00AM on September 1st, 1966... Read more
We got the news
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 16 comments
Waiting for the Multidisciplinary team meeting was like what I imagine it must feel like if you're waiting for a sentence to be passed down by a Court! Mark will be getting a combination of Chemo and radiation therapy for 7 weeks for 5 days... Read more
Bad News - but not the end of the world!
Thursday, August 08, 2019 32 comments
Hi Friends & Spark Family! Tuesday we got the news of the results from Mark's broncoscopy on July 31st - his cancer has returned to the right lung. The good news is that this is the most successfully treated type of cancer, but it is cancer... Read more
Yours truly on loving myself
Monday, October 29, 2018 10 comments
OK, I'm feeling a combination of preachy and reflective and am going to step up on my soap box: I'm concerned about some of the negative "self-talk." Whether we gain or stay the same weight wise it is natural to be disappointed -... Read more
Sabotage or confrontation? Going beyond the head games!
Wednesday, October 03, 2018 11 comments
Hi All! I'm kinda jumping around the Beck book. I'm putting a lot of effort into MINDFUL eating, focusing on my six "fuelings" per day with 80 grams of protein. I noted that I was getting a bit lax. I have learned and been practicing dis... Read more
Wheeeee! I got back to Zumba & Strength Training today, but more important . . .
Friday, July 27, 2018 10 comments
It was great getting back to my original Zumba Gold group. I got to the gym early so I caught the Seniors Choice Group leaving and went and stood n... Read more
In spite of my fears & doubts, I entered ONEDERLAND today
Saturday, July 21, 2018 13 comments
I fought for so long to reach the 225 pound goal unsuccessfully, when I decided to go one day at a time, get healthy and adopt total lifestyle chang... Read more
Unexpected Motivation, or is it unexpected?
Sunday, June 03, 2018 10 comments
OK, I admit it, I paid extra for the premium service so that I could get the benefit of the SPARK COACH Program. Today's program was relatively short, but SparkGuy Chris was our Coach today, here's what he had to offer us today: Today's Pr... Read more
Another Shameless Plug - 2018 Summer 5% Challenge - Try it!
Monday, May 28, 2018 14 comments
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An Absolutely Stellar Day - Visited Endocrinologist & Retinologist
Thursday, May 17, 2018 18 comments
This was a really spectacular day health wise: 1. Visit with endocrinologist - 6 months ago I weighed 276, today I weighed in at 227. 2. Hemoglobin A1c was 7.2, today it was 6.4! 3. When I started using the insulin pump, I was using 9... Read more
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