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Healing and losing
Monday, April 23, 2012      2 comments

I am still a bit stunned by the results of my medical tests. I've done more research on Fatty Liver and came across a few things that get better search results: one is metabolic syndrome, which includes fatty liver with diabetes, hypothyroid, ob... Read more
Bit the Bullet
Friday, March 30, 2012      1 comments

Last year I decided that the Spark People plan sounded smart, so I did it for about 9 months faithfully and gained ten pounds... I became convinced my thyroid was shot or I was diabetic. I worked in a hospital, medical school and NIH doing resea... Read more
Swimming Meditation
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      1 comments

When I started aqua aerobics a few months ago it was mainly a step to my first fitness goal -to do an hour of laps. That first day I was able 'nice to only do 2 laps! and it was hard. Today, I do 10 minutes after water aerobics on MWF and now I... Read more
Weeding as meditation
Friday, August 12, 2011      2 comments

I read an article about being in the moment and they used weeding as a meditation. Since I can't get on the treadmill I spent 2 hours in the garden today, weeding! I was great exercise and I felt like I ran a couple of hours. I also felt zero st... Read more
Dog is in doghouse!
Thursday, August 11, 2011      2 comments

Poor Mukki, he is in the doghouse and I am in bed with foot on a pillow -actually, that should be poor me! Someone dumped a cat on our property last year, we have tried to get someone to take her but no luck. We had her spayed and shots but... Read more
Life is a Buffet, let's not be anorexic!
Monday, August 08, 2011      1 comments

Waking with a smile is easy for kids but we forget as adults that we are gifted with the same wonders as adults as we were as kids. A new day, new opportunities, a fresh start and new adventures. This morning I saw my dogs run to the windo... Read more
Well, let's burn some calories!
Thursday, July 21, 2011      1 comments

This has been one of those weeks that used to really upset me and make me feel a little taken for granted but this week I had the Spark! Husband remembered late one night that they had a pot luck at work the next day and he promised my home... Read more
The other side of the coin
Thursday, July 14, 2011      1 comments

So, lately I've been dealing with the emotional issues that have been plaguing me for a while. I do a lot of chakras work but took for granted they were fine. My emotional issues have made it clear that I have a few weak and closed chakras, so l... Read more
Started JulNoWriMo
Friday, July 01, 2011      3 comments

Started JulNoWriMo today, the goal is to write a 50000 word novel this month. I'll have to write at least 1666 words daily. Today, I wrote 1744 words. Of to a great start. Spark People has me feeling more positive about goal oriented tasks.... Read more
learning more each day
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday I kept within my calorie intake but swapped out the recommended lunch for a mini binge of pickled herring and crackers. I'm calling it a mini-binge, since I didn't eat the whole jar! But I did eat about 4 servings. I noticed all aftern... Read more
Drop the Armor!
Sunday, June 26, 2011      1 comments

Stress, trauma, and hard times can often leave us feeling vulnerable. There was a time when I felt like a 'soft shell' crab. I was a very young widow; suddenly alone after seven years of care-giving. I was lost and confused by the single world o... Read more
My Glass is Always Full!
Saturday, June 25, 2011      0 comments

I was recently asked if I was a glass half full or half empty kinda gal. The other half of the glass is oxygen -so, my glass is always full! It kinda puts a new spin on the empty plate... we aren't cows, chewing doesn't have to be a f... Read more
ah and a pause for menopause.....
Thursday, June 23, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday my mood plummeted, along with my energy and I felt bloated... oh oh! PMS, which needs a new name during peri-menopausal hell. I'll call my treadmill experience yesterday the Zombie walk... and sleeping was more like swimming in s... Read more
A very good day
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      1 comments

Before I started Spark, I was doing Jillian iFit workouts on my treadmill and they were so hard! I started level 2 and it was killer! I stopped doing Jillian's iFit workouts when I began SparkP mainly to get more minutes. Today I tried add... Read more
Getting to know me better!
Monday, June 20, 2011      4 comments

I've been Sparking now for 3 weeks. I have really been fussy about tracking my meals, calculating serving and converting my recipes. I study the reports daily and monitor how I 'feel'. I am slowly coming to understand what my body ne... Read more

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