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After the Descent
Monday, October 19, 2020      5 comments

I know I've been gone a long time. Having one health crisis after another. Many hospital stays. I 'm trying now to get a grip...I found to my horror that one of my new medicines causes weight gain. I had noticed a constant stomach growling a... Read more
Saturday, September 26, 2020      4 comments

Well, since I went to my dad's house my weight was up 10 lbs then down five and now up two. It''s a bit like a trampoline. Right now i have no plans (food plans) or thoughts about how to proceed. Just eating what I can find in the house and ... Read more
Sunday, September 20, 2020      1 comments

Scrambling--up a steep rock wall. Turning tail and running away from a threat. Both of these are accurate words for where I'm "at" today. I was doing so well at weight loss...had gone down to 178 lbs. And then I came to dad's hous... Read more
What Does the Future Hold?
Sunday, September 13, 2020      8 comments

I've been trying to exercise a little. Yesterday i did 5 minutes...which probably is laughably insignificant to most of you...but when standing up long enough to make my breakfast is a challenge, 5 minutes of exercise is rough. Today I will tr... Read more
Odds N' Ends
Sunday, September 06, 2020      3 comments

I will try again to post. I wrote earlier but Spark's famous Vanishing Post trick got me. I still haven't learned to write in Word and then copy and paste. ...I know HOW...just rarely DO it! Yesterday I had the lovely surprise of seeing I'... Read more
I am Close Enough to Dream
Thursday, September 03, 2020      4 comments

Yes I have been gone from Spark People for some weeks. Not due to discouragement or failure but due to health. I was in a hospital bounced between two units like a ping pong ball as the staff tried to keep my two areas of need met and balanced... Read more
Half Way and no Cigar
Saturday, August 08, 2020      1 comments

I just read an article on Spark about the half-way challenges that are common. That's where I am: Half way. 52 pounds lost and almost that many left to lose. And I am struggling. I haven't found an exercise this body can manage to do without... Read more
Easy Does It
Saturday, August 01, 2020      5 comments

well, if you read my last post, you know I was deceived by a failing scale battery which told me I was losing between 3 and 5 lbs / day. I also had completely lost my appetite for an entire week--so even after i changed the scale's battery, I w... Read more
21 Pound Weight Loss? In ONE WEEK??
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      5 comments

Well it has been an interesting week. I went from weighing 189 to 168 and then changed the scale batteries and found that I “really” weigh 182. Which is disappointing but I suspected something of the sort all week because I looked and felt thi... Read more
The Ups and the Downs
Sunday, July 26, 2020      2 comments

OK something is up and it is either very good---or very not good and just plain scary. The day before yesterday I stepped on the scale… I had been stuck in the 180’s for many months and was just praying that that day it would be in the lower 18... Read more
Thursday, July 23, 2020      3 comments

For some reason I have not been hungry today. I had my protein drink for breakfast. And then for lunch just a few odds and ends (like a sugar free pudding ). And now it's dinner time..and i have eaten 590 calories thus far. I keep going throu... Read more
It Only Takes a Spark
Monday, July 20, 2020      2 comments

Early this morning I met with Coach Beth....but before we talked I took out my weight/health journal and did some self assessing. I was surprised to find that---despite my negative sense of failure--I am really not doing badly at all. I have f... Read more
Another Victory; Another Challenge
Wednesday, July 15, 2020      3 comments

About two or three weeks ago I stepped on the scale and was utterly dismayed to see that, for no discernible reason, my weight had jumped up 7 lbs....and in the days that followed, another two. I had been doing so well and now, this slap in the ... Read more
Red Alert
Friday, July 10, 2020      3 comments

As I had blogged previously , I have been on a long, downhill slide. I now weigh 188...a 7 lb gain....all in my gut. Don't you hate it when t-shirts are suddenly too short to cover the belly? I am realizing that, even though i've been keeping... Read more
Movin' On
Monday, June 22, 2020      4 comments

Yesterday I wrote about my massive "slip" and said that it was over and I was fully committed once again. nice words. But not true--my greedy s... Read more

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