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Where's Cynthia47?
Monday, November 22, 2010      13 comments

Good question. Mostly I've been parked in my recliner or on my bed...praying for a quick death. I have NOT been the go-getter, psyched-about-weight -loss-and-healthy-living, being that I was in weeks past. Why? Because Pain (yes... Read more
If you're looking for my newest blog....
Saturday, November 20, 2010      3 comments

Please check out one of my "other" blogs... There is a post written this morning at : www.cvogelmusing.blogspo
t.com and my other blog site is: www.cynthialottvogel.blo
gspot.com I hop... Read more
out of reach
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      10 comments

I just got back from the back surgeon's office. I had expected to come home with a treatment plan and a date for the first surgery. Instead I came home in blinding pain with his words ringing in my ears: "With a spine like yours, ther... Read more
Much on my mind...
Monday, November 15, 2010      3 comments

...and none of it good! I went to my pain management doctor today...it was he who ordered my MRIs of my spine. He looked at them and went over them with me. What a big mess is in there! No way to really take care of it all: the damage is ... Read more
A Little at a Time, Great Spans are Crossed
Sunday, November 14, 2010      4 comments

The other day a fellow Sparkie called me a "Trojan" (I think she meant "Amazon" but I got a giggle out of it anyway!)....People on my forum tell me to ease up and not to be so hard on my body. I've been exercising more....pushing myself especi... Read more
A Long Time Since Skinny
Thursday, November 11, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday, I had a doctor's appointment. As I got dressed my mind was on the scale which I knew I would be asked to step on once the doctor saw me. I wanted to wear clothes that were not too "heavy" so that I could get a more accurate idea of ... Read more
Not Quite Jack Nicholson, but I'm BAAAck!
Tuesday, November 09, 2010      6 comments

Just a quick note for you who may have been concerned by my dip in motivation and positivity....I'm back! The reason? I slept yesterday for the first time in close to a month for more than 2 hours in a night. In fact I slept for 18 out of... Read more
No Frownie Faces Allowed in LIfe??
Sunday, November 07, 2010      8 comments

"If you can 't say something nice; don't say anything at all?" Well, that's kind of how this wee... Read more
Dear Cynthia:
Thursday, November 04, 2010      6 comments

J u s t D o I t!!! Just do it. JUST DO IT! BACK AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER AND HAUL YOUR HURTING BODY DOWNSTAIRS AND GET IT MOVING. You'll feel better afterward..you know you will. OK, you HOPE you will. But at ... Read more
No appetite...and not sure why
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      3 comments

Ever since last week, when I got the terrible news about what lies in my future healthwise (see past blogs), I haven't been hungry at all. I don't feel depressed about the news in the sense that it's something I'm thinking a lot about, or feel... Read more
Amended Program
Monday, November 01, 2010      5 comments

Well, as you may have gathered from reading former blogs, and maybe by knowing me, you know that I tend to be a "bit" all or nothing. Up or Down. Well, I've spent the last week down, (see the prior blog for explanation). Down, but desperately... Read more
Coming to Grips with very Bad News
Sunday, October 31, 2010      12 comments

I have been facing three (related) profound struggles in the past three days. One is that I discovered that my pain meds were the culprit in my lack of sleeping in the past week or two. To test this I went off of both of them...and sure enough;... Read more
A Spark that Flickers
Thursday, October 28, 2010      5 comments

well Sparkies, my flame is a bit dim this morning. I have been having a terrible time sleeping. I suspect that it is a side effect of my new pain medicaitons. but for the past 7 or 8 days, I've gotten a total of probably 5 hours of sleep TOTA... Read more
An Unintentional Spark
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      12 comments

Last week I was online at the grocery store...and the cashier (who was a young woman who was overweight) commented on my healthy grocery items asking me, "Do you really eat this stuff? And then picking up a less common vegetable she asked me, ... Read more
Of Goals and Dreams
Monday, October 25, 2010      2 comments

I don't know what I want to say here. This blog is one of my famous, "by-the-seat-of-my-pants" blogs. I usually start out tenuously and then find a direction as I go. Seems like that's pretty much how my life goes. I rarely, if ever, have sta... Read more

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