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The Fall 5% Challenge
Saturday, October 05, 2019      10 comments

I am so happy that the fall challenge begins today. This has been a very oppressive summer weather wise in north Georgia. The temperatures have been in the 90s most days, and our area is experiencing extreme drought. Yesterday, it was 97 degr... Read more
Summer Challenge
Thursday, July 04, 2019      5 comments

I am really looking forward to the 5% summer challenge with the Awesome A Team. Being part of this team helps me to be accountable. Not only do we weigh ourselves weekly, but we compete daily by keeping track of our activity minutes and anothe... Read more
Winter Challenge
Friday, December 28, 2018      7 comments

Time for the winter challenge, and I am ready! Too many Christmas treats for me! Looking forward to getting back into sensible routines.... Read more
The Fall 5% Challenge
Monday, October 01, 2018      10 comments

I am really looking forward to the beginning of the fall challenge. I need to get back on board with good eating habits and a daily exercise routine! Structure is good for me, and the support of a team is invaluable. We are accountable to each... Read more
Monday, November 20, 2017      12 comments

Tomorrow we will be taking Uber for the first time. Driving has become more and more difficult for husband being legally blind cannot help me navigate at all. We will fly into Dulles International Airport in Washington DC and hopefully... Read more
Personal Care Home
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      18 comments

The time had come...Tuesday February 7th would have been my parents' 70th wedding anniversary. On this date we moved my dad out of his home and into what is called a personal care home. He and 5 little ladies who all share various stages of d... Read more
5% Challenge
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      13 comments

We are blessed with many tools here on Spark People. I love my Spark friends, many of whom I have shared my journey with for a number of years. I appreciate the nutrition tracker, the fitness tracker, the Spark recipes and the informative arti... Read more
Free food isn't really free
Thursday, August 18, 2016      13 comments

How often do we eat free food, thinking we are getting a bargain? Free samples in the store, free offers at a conference, all you can eat buffets? I know I have been guilty of all of these! DH and I are staying at a hotel where there is a... Read more
Saturday, June 11, 2016      13 comments

Slow and steady wins the race...I have been working at getting healthier for a number of years. I am now back to my college weight! I had to find the formula that worked for me, and I had to repeat these same activities over and over again: ... Read more
Challenges, challenges
Friday, February 26, 2016      16 comments

I haven't blogged in a very long time, and I wanted to update my status for my Sparkffriends. My father's dementia continues to get worse, but we are still keeping him at home, not sure for how much longer. He rarely knows who I am now;... Read more
Caregiving a loved one is a 24/7 Job
Tuesday, November 10, 2015      13 comments

My 91 year old lives in his own home with 24 hour caregivers and hospice nurse visits twice weekly. For the past two weeks his favorite caregiver has been away on vacation visiting family. We have had two weeks of sleepless days and nights w... Read more
Continued Progress
Sunday, September 06, 2015      18 comments

My accident where I broke my shoulder was June 5. Yesterday on the three month anniversary of the accident I was able to put on my own socks and lace-up shoes without assistance for the first time. That was a great feeling! Today after my sho... Read more
Baby Steps to Wellness
Monday, August 17, 2015      11 comments

Eight weeks ago I had extensive shoulder surgery. I am on a slow but steady path to recovery. I go to physical therapy sessions Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Now I am going to our warm water pool Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday where I can wa... Read more
Two months out of the loop
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      19 comments

Two months ago, on June 5th, I fell in a church parking lot and fractured my shoulder. I have worn an immobilizing sling 24 hours a day since then. Six weeks ago I had shoulder surgery. I started physical therapy two weeks ago...painful but ... Read more
Three Great-Grandmothers at Christmas...
Monday, April 06, 2015      14 comments

I have two granddaughters who are very special to me. Now nine and eleven years old, they bring joy into my life in immeasurable ways. They live about an hour away in the Atlanta area, and I feel very blessed to have them as a special part of ... Read more

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