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No Foolin'
Monday, April 01, 2019      8 comments

So after a lengthy hiatus from SparkPeople, I am back. The step away was good for me, in that it allowed some of my frustration with lack of success to ease. I start another 5% challenge this Saturday. With so many chronic health issues... Read more
An apology to the Rowdy Rebels
Saturday, January 20, 2018      11 comments

I feel terrible that I haven't been engaged like I have in previous challenges. I thought I owed you all a bit of an explanation. I think some of you are aware I have an indolent form of lymphoma. I started treatment again on 1/4, and so far ... Read more
Join the Winter 5% Challenge!!
Thursday, December 14, 2017      4 comments

This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team... Read more
Thinking Ahead
Sunday, November 26, 2017      7 comments

As I am on my last evening of a week off from work, and with the month changing next week, I have had some time for reflection. I don't feel my best. The doctors lately don't seem to be terribly helpful with it. I'm in the last week of my thi... Read more
My baby is 17/Procedure follow up
Monday, November 13, 2017      8 comments

We are celebrating today -- my youngest is 17! Where has the time gone? I remember that day clear as a bell! I am surprising him later this afternoon at his JROTC staff meeting with balloons and snacks for his fellow cadets. I hope he won't ... Read more
Prep Day
Thursday, November 09, 2017      4 comments

As of 8am, I am on a clear liquid diet until after my procedure tomorrow. No red anything, no dairy. Jello & broth are fine, juice is fine as long as it doesn't have pulp. So far, so good. My husband bought sugar free jello by accident, ... Read more
A Rainy Tuesday?
Tuesday, November 07, 2017      7 comments

Fall is definitely here in NC. My street is an explosion of yellows & oranges, and with the drizzle it's kind of a damp, grey day. My endoscopy/colonoscopy has been moved up to Friday. I am looking forward to having that behind me. I rea... Read more
Another Rainy Monday
Monday, October 23, 2017      5 comments

It has poured all day. I guess I should have known it was coming when our youngest cat presented another mouse late last night. The mice are still under the delusion that this is a safe shelter in bad weather. Back to work today after 3 ... Read more
Catching Up...
Saturday, October 21, 2017      3 comments

Thought I'd share the link to my caring bridge page - https://www.caringbridge
8a1388e84cd75352 . I did an update on my health there. Just like on FB, I only p... Read more
Rainy Monday
Monday, October 09, 2017      9 comments

Today I am just worn out. The variety of medical issues is winning today. I am waiting on a call back from the endocrinologist to see what we are changing my nighttime insulin to. While I had fabulous results with it, I also gained almost 40 ... Read more
The Fun never ends
Wednesday, September 20, 2017      6 comments

There are times when I think, "why am I worrying about my weight" when I have so many things that are more important right now? I know the answer is that my overall health is important too, and eventually I will get traction on that. Until I d... Read more
Quick Update on Me
Wednesday, September 13, 2017      8 comments

Saw my oncologist for a quarterly follow up yesterday. This is the first time to address the anemia since it was diagnosed and I started oral iron supplements in July. Well, I am MORE anemic than I was in July. :( We have discontinued the or... Read more
A Great Opportunity
Monday, August 28, 2017      3 comments

Want a chance to join an incredibly active team, learn more about the Spark People way, and get healthier while you do it? Consider joining the 5% Fall challenge! www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
gid=68844 ... Read more
Tuesday Update
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      6 comments

Yep, cellulitis. They admitted my husband to the hospital yesterday. Waiting on news from the ultrasound & MRI they did yesterday. There is at least one member of my team (5% challenge) who is struggling with relationship challenges. I... Read more
Monday Musings....
Monday, August 14, 2017      6 comments

This summer is just FLYING by! We are already on week 6 of the Summer 5% challenge. In two more weeks school starts back for my high school junior. Where has the time gone? I started something new this week -- MONTHS ago I signed up to ... Read more

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