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Life is good
Tuesday, August 07, 2018      21 comments

Three years ago today my man underwent surgery for a life-threatening condition. I saw him at the end of the day in ICU hooked up to 5-6 tubes, monitors and had just had ventilator removed as he could breathe on his own. This morning while ... Read more
"Ole" new foods
Monday, August 06, 2018      11 comments

I keep falling back on Mexican or Latin American recipes but some can be carb loaded. Home grown tomatoes, cumin and hot peppers in my omelet vegetables. The last of my cilantro cheered the flavors. Very spicy dill pickle spears made b... Read more
to Keto or not to Keto
Thursday, August 02, 2018      16 comments

I'm not interested in the carb shutdown my dear cousin has been promoting. She and I have similar genetics, similar builds and tastes. She's had both hips replaced before 60 and has been struggling to loose the weight...we are bookends. She... Read more
Aha moments and Ahhhhhh moments!
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      11 comments

Since it's been so warm and we've been busy, I've been relying on salads and home-precooked meals and NOT tracking. I did track the past few days, and honestly. The olives in my salad have increased in volume over the past few weeks. Likewise th... Read more
Balanced scale
Friday, July 27, 2018      9 comments

I won't take back the whine. Buttttttttt........ The scale continues to remain the same. Huh. I must be more balanced than I thought. On the plus side I'm recognizing those triggers and reactive foods and am learning to stop before th... Read more
Fighting demons lately
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      10 comments

Oh, fellow Sparkers. [whiney voice] It's sooooooo hard. emoticon The hard part is getting my inner brain t... Read more
Bonus: Ben turns 5
Sunday, July 22, 2018      15 comments

Silly Ben. He wanted to know if he would turn 6 tomorrow! Everyone was happy ... Read more
Oh, no! Garden woes from our storm
Sunday, July 22, 2018      12 comments

I woke from the storm this morning to find my monster tomato plant folded over onto the ground, cage and all! Fried green tomatoes anyone? Green tomato relish? ... Read more
Mid July contemplation. It's hot, muggy and stuffy(ing) and pep talking myself.
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      9 comments

There's no doubt I'm active. I'm back to at least 3 days a week strength training, stationary cycling as much and now walking and "noodle" cycling in my pool daily. I've begun to increase my walks. No more PT. My knee is complaining, in a differ... Read more
Bonus blog Venus and crescent moon in July sky
Sunday, July 15, 2018      12 comments

What a pretty night! The day started out with torrential rains, thunder and lightening. I got sweaty and sunburned at a family BBQ today and ended my day viewing the night sky. Sweet! ... Read more
No FOMO here. Shout out to WATERMELLEN
Sunday, July 15, 2018      10 comments

I have to give a shout out to WATERMELLEN for yesterday's blog about FOMO and JOMO. emoticon It made me think... Read more
Maintenance victory but I wanted a loss......
Friday, July 13, 2018      9 comments

I can take this as good, neutral or I have to work harder. I haven't lost or gained weight since I lost the first 2 pounds on my challenge! ... Read more
A Spark meet up and proof of life!
Tuesday, July 10, 2018      11 comments

What a day! Your Sparkers, OVERWORKEDJANET and SUSANNAH31 met for a day of chat and sunshine! It turned out we had more in common than our shar... Read more
Cleanliness is next to...
Friday, July 06, 2018      9 comments

...OCD. I must have it as I know I have blogged my carpet cleaning before. You can't have a 20 year old sand colored carpet appear almost new without years of obsessive cleaning! This time I enlisted my healthy man to help me move the furni... Read more
SParklers but no fireworks for today.
Wednesday, July 04, 2018      9 comments

OK, OK, I know I challenged myself to loose 16 pounds by October. I can still get there. I've maintained my weight which is miraculous considering my life lately. I've found ice cream on occasion, candy and cheese. Ha, you may say. You said ... Read more

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