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Strength Training - not the kind I usually think of.
Monday, September 26, 2011      1 comments

I haven't been the best about strength training, but I've been getting my share the past two and a half weeks since my husband ended up in a wheel chair. Lifting that thing in and out of the back of the Highlander certainly has to be doing somet... Read more
Monday, April 12, 2010      0 comments

Took the dogs out for a fast paced walk tonight, that ended up being faster than I planned! About halfway down the trail along the Columbia River, Dori charged off the trail, almost pulled me off my feet. I pulled her back as quick as I could, b... Read more
Just when I thought I was on the mend...
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      2 comments

Last night was scary for my family and I. Out of the blue, I had a grand mal seizure while sitting in my recliner. DH ended up calling 911 and the paramedics came. I have absolutely no memory of the seizure activity. I do remember the paramedics... Read more
Back on track and life is good
Friday, September 25, 2009      4 comments

I have been on Spark People most every day, lurking in the shadows and reading other people's posts. Last week I found the tread about getting back on track. To find so many people struggling to get on track, constantly working to stay there, pi... Read more
It's been two months - can't believe it
Saturday, March 14, 2009      2 comments

It has been an adventurous two months, if you consider being laid up with a broken leg as being adventurous! I had surgery on February 9th to implant the prosthesis in my head, spent just one night in the hospital and then returned home fro... Read more
Things are on hold for a while
Thursday, January 15, 2009      2 comments

Just my luck that on the last day, 1/5/09, we had snow, with ice hidden below, I slipped on the ice while walking the dogs and broke the tip of my right fibula. ARGHHH!!! Now I am in a cast and on crutches. By next Wednesday, I will hopefully be... Read more
Finally, I have a surgery date!!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008      0 comments

My appointment in Seattle went well last week. The measurements for my prosthesis were completed without a hitch and they scheduled the surgery for the week I wanted to get it done. Since the surgery is on Monday, Jan. 26th, I should even be hom... Read more
Kevin is doing better
Wednesday, December 03, 2008      0 comments

Kevin worked only a half day yesterday before his boss told him to leave and work from home. It's nice to have him at home. I miss him during the weekdays. I went with him to see his surgeon yesterday afternoon and, despite the pain, everything ... Read more
Stepped over the calorie limit for the first time
Monday, December 01, 2008      1 comments

We had dinner at a friend's house tonight. I really watched my portions, avoided second helpings and had only a small (half) serving of the apple crisp I made (put it into the recipe calculator so I knew exactly how many calories I would be cons... Read more
So much for blogging every day
Saturday, November 29, 2008      1 comments

Well, I've missed the goal this week of blogging every day, but it is time to start over again. The past few days have been busy. Caloric wise, it has been a good week. I've stayed within my calorie range every day! ... Read more
Surgery went well
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      2 comments

Kevin's surgery yesterday went well, but they kept in the hospital overnight because the surgery didn't happen until after 4PM. He was still pretty groggy when I left the hospital after 9PM. I think it was best that they kept him so I didn't hav... Read more
I may miss on some of my cardio time today
Monday, November 24, 2008      1 comments

I may have to miss out on the afternoon walk with our dogs today. Kevin is suppose to be at the hospital at 2:20PM for a 4:10 outpatient gall bladder removal surgery. If I can't get a friend to drive me home, once they take him in for surgery (I... Read more
What a difference SparkPeople is making for me!
Sunday, November 23, 2008      2 comments

I am amazed at what a difference SparkPeople is already making in my living choices. Yesterday afternoon, Kevin and I went to a local sports bar to watch the football game (we don't have cable, DISH, or any kind of television reception in our ho... Read more
Day by day
Saturday, November 22, 2008      0 comments

Wow, what a difference it is already making in how I eat by tracking all of my foods! Just this morning I would have probably overeaten if not calculating calories before I ever prepared the food or sat down to the table. I put the proper portio... Read more
Time to get serious
Friday, November 21, 2008      1 comments

I am spending far more time surfing around SparkPeople pages the past two days than I ever have. Reading all of the stories and many blogs helps me to know that I don't have to go this alone! ... Read more