JRAUTIO

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The Big Picture
Sunday, March 09, 2014      3 comments

I haven't been active for a long time, but wanted to check back in. I had great success when I started with Spark People in 2009 (lost 27 lbs) and resorted to the 17-Day Diet when things started to creep up. I also had good results then. I hav... Read more
Mom's Turn for the Worse
Friday, May 11, 2012      12 comments

Unfortunately, things have taken a turn for the worse with my Mom. To give you a summary, we've been working with a psychiatrist in the last few months trying to get Mom’s Depakote (anti-psychotic, I believe) to "therapeutic levels". We seem... Read more
Moving Mom to a Care Facility
Monday, July 18, 2011      6 comments

We are quickly approaching the time to move Mom to a care facility. She has been fighting Alzheimer's for about 4 years and is now quickly losing the battle. There is a new Memory Care facility in town that is wonderful. We've been a number o... Read more
Skunked!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      7 comments

Okay, so Riley the shih tzu and his big brother Samson (Rottweiler) were completely skunked at 4:30 this morning. I let them out as usual, but smelled it as soon as I opened the door! Samson was rolling himself on the ground and Riley was tryin... Read more
Follow Up to Frustration
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

Thought I should post as a follow-up to my last post. THANK YOU to all who gave me suggestions, support, comments, etc.! I did see my shoulder surgeon who took x-rays and and can see nothing out of the ordinary in that regard -- of course ... Read more
I'm Getting Really Frustrated!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      6 comments

Okay... I am getting tired of not making progress! In looking at my last blog, I made it to 139 at the end of October. I allowed myself to not stress about losing over the holidays (up and down and up a few pounds), and started fresh in Januar... Read more
I'm Calling It A New "Decade" on the Scale!
Monday, October 26, 2009      1 comments

It's been a frustrating month. My scale has hovered between 141 and 139-something since the end of September. I've been right on the verge of going into the 130's, but I just couldn't get below 139.7 to even ROUND the number to 139. Since t... Read more
Small Milestone
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      5 comments

I made another small milestone today. My scale moved into a new "decade" of numbers. Only by half a pound or so, but it's still a range I haven't seen in years! Still slow going, but it's in the right direction. ... Read more
Made A Milestone
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      3 comments

No time for a lot of info, but I made it down to a loss of 10 pounds. Woo-hoo!... Read more

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