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The Man Who Put Me On the Fence This Morning
Monday, April 08, 2019      9 comments

This morning I was walking at the park which has a 1.25 mile track. I passed a man around my age (I'm in my 70's). As I passed him, he said "You're big. How much do you weigh?" I had my earphones in listening to a book so I pretended not to ... Read more
An Encouraging Letter
Saturday, January 05, 2019      3 comments

My challenge on SparkCoach is to write myself an encouraging letter. I thought about this and I think I really need it. My sister recently died and I have been busy doing a lot of executor stuff and putting what I need to do for myself aside. ... Read more
Starting a New Year
Tuesday, January 01, 2019      1 comments

This has certainly been an up and down year for me as it has been for others. The loss of a good friend, a beloved uncle-in-law and an older sister. My good friend died early in the year from heart problems. She had had a lung transplant 2 ye... Read more
The New Normal
Wednesday, November 14, 2018      3 comments

Per my previous blog about my sister's terminal brain tumor, things are developing into what she and I are calling the new normal. She is coming to terms with her situation and loss of some of her independence I am coming to terms with how thi... Read more
Reaching Out for Support and Help
Sunday, November 11, 2018      6 comments

I have been off Spark for the last 5 weeks due to taking care of my older sister. She lives in a different state. Five weeks ago we were called by one of her good friends telling us that she was in the hospital. My brother and I drove 10 hour... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Today I Bought A Blouse I Cannot Wear
Sunday, September 23, 2018      15 comments

Yes...yes, I did. emoticon A catalog came during the week and this blouse just jumped out at me. I did not wan... Read more
Protein vs. Nutritarian
Thursday, July 26, 2018      3 comments

I've been reading Dr. Fuhrman's End of Diabetes book and decided to work towards eating this way. I have had positive results with weight loss, blood pressure and blood glucose readings. I am working towards getting off the blood pressur... Read more
Early Walk
Saturday, June 02, 2018      2 comments

Going to be hot here today! Got my walk in early.... Read more
Back to Normal ... Just What Is That?!
Thursday, May 31, 2018      5 comments

We have been going through some work on the know, new flooring, moving some things around, installations, etc. It has meant trying to be somewhat normal with eating and exercising, but that didn't work out. No stove meant creative ... Read more
I Hate Cleaning the Shower But I Love My Husband
Tuesday, April 03, 2018      1 comments

I worked out this morning emoticon (not this) and then cleaned the living room. ... Read more
Continue Again
Sunday, April 01, 2018      0 comments

I've decided I don't like "begin again." emoticon It implies I have given up. I haven't, ... Read more
Working On It
Sunday, March 11, 2018      0 comments

I did a good job today of working on nutrition and exercise. Still at my sister's house, but I'm able to get in some walking around the house and eating better now. I have turned down some of the things she wants to nachos tonight. ... Read more
What I have Learned
Saturday, March 10, 2018      0 comments

This will be a weird entry. I have been in a caregiving situation for the past 7 weeks. I started out good but things got out of control. So I am going to write what I have learned that doesn't work. 1. Sleep is vital. I had 3 weeks of... Read more
Starting Again
Thursday, March 08, 2018      0 comments

I am coming to the end of my caregiving for my sister who has total knee replacement. Coming up on 6 weeks away from home. I had a lot of hopes for nutrition and exercise, but realized in the 2nd week that I needed to lower my expectations. ... Read more
Future goals
Saturday, October 21, 2017      0 comments

In 5 years I would like to have a healthy weight, BP, A1c and BMI. In 10 years I would still like to be flexible and healthy enough to move on my own with little trouble. I will still be exercising, eating healthy and stretching for ... Read more

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