Back on SPARK after 2 years' absence!
Saturday, January 10, 2015      6 comments

Wow, how the world of SPARK has changed while I was gone! Like the "real" world, it's gotten more colorful and more confusing. I feel like a beginner all over again. But I have remembered how to log my favorite foods and water, and today ... Read more
Lost weekend? Try "lost week"
Sunday, November 04, 2012      3 comments

This has been one week I would NOT want to repeat. All the previous week my 84-year-old mother-in-law who lives with us had complained of various aches and pains with more vigor than usual. All her life, this little lady has had a peculiarity ... Read more
It Really Might Be “Big Bones”
Tuesday, October 16, 2012      4 comments

Since I have embarked on this Sparking adventure, I have learned to become very focused on the daily process of getting fit: tracking my food, charting exercise, talking with fellow Sparkers, reading inspirational articles. It really has worke... Read more
Back in Spark-land again
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      6 comments

Wow, it's hard to believe that I haven't made a blog entry since June 17. I feel as if I've been out of the country, and I have to make it past customs to get readmitted somehow. No one major thing has prevented my writing. For those wh... Read more
Sunday, June 17, 2012      4 comments

Ah my friends and oh my foes. What can I say? I have been BA-A-A-D. Yesterday was a weirdly bad mosh up of two old original Star Trek episodes. (Aging Trekkers will know which ones I mean.) Yesterday Oak Ridge celebrated two annual ev... Read more
It's not Comcastic any more...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      7 comments

Quick, quick, before it goes away again. The internet access has resurfaced, so I can log in for the first time in a day and a half. What really makes it horrible is that we took the total package of cable tv, internet, and home phone service,... Read more
Big Purple Cast is GONE!!!
Friday, June 01, 2012      3 comments

-- More later. I've got to toss a salad to take to a friend's graduation and birthday celebration. Let's just say that I am ecstatic -- and sore. I also had my first day of physical therapy. Oh, my poor little skinny, emasciated left wing! ... Read more
Healthy cooking challenge begun this week
Saturday, May 26, 2012      4 comments

Hello. I'm in the middle of a long, drawn-out restarted weight loss effort. Several years ago when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I successfully dieted and exercised down from 222 pounds (on a tiny 5'2" body!) down to 145. Then, I move... Read more
I am NOT a Luddite...really...
Saturday, May 26, 2012      4 comments

I don't consider myself to be technologically challenged most of the time. I LIKE technology, and am jazzed to be living in an age with cell phones that rival Star Trek tricorders, tvs that suggest shows I might want to watch, and the fact that... Read more
The dreaded E-word. You know the one I mean!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012      8 comments

Hello all. I've been making progress developing healthier eating habits, losing weight, and getting better control of my blood sugar (type 2 diabetic, trying to get back off meds and improve A1C). I just can't seem to make myself do the E-word!... Read more
Finally back from vacation -- Hola!
Monday, May 21, 2012      3 comments

Wow, it feels like an age has passed instead of just 10 days since my last blog post. What strange age is this in which I have awakened? What piles of yellowed newspapers, accumulated mail (some already opened!), and what dried out houseplants... Read more
Lost the crate, got a snazzy purple cast.
Thursday, May 10, 2012      6 comments

Today at my one-week post op doctor's appointment, I was able to say goodbye to the big styrofoam crate. They removed my splint and stitches, said some encouraging words, and fitted my thumb and arm almost to my elbow in a purple fiberglass cas... Read more
Surgery ok (Short sentences only!)
Friday, May 04, 2012      3 comments

Thanks to all who sent me prayers, wishes, and positive thoughts. Wednesday's surgery went well. Aftermath: all of left hand in cast but for fingertips. Fuzzy brained with hydrocodone. Pain returns less severely every 4 hour dosing period... Read more
Countdown to Surgery
Monday, April 30, 2012      6 comments

All weekend I have been in controlled chaos mode. I have a very long and detailed "to do" list that I have been diligently checking off to get ready for surgery. On Wednesday at 7 am I finally will be doing something about the basal joint arth... Read more
Good news/Bad news
Tuesday, April 24, 2012      5 comments

Busy busy time. I was up at the crack of dawn to be one of the first in line at the diagnostic center -- I had to get standard pre-operation tests for my upcoming hand surgery. I had to rush my younger son's background clearance letter to a pr... Read more

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