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New Blood Pressure Plan
Monday, March 06, 2017      9 comments

I took the book "Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally" back to the Library today. I'd renewed it twice and reached the limit. In the meantime, I've tried and copied over most of the recipes. Setting up my menus for this week, I was worried... Read more
Birthday Party
Saturday, March 04, 2017      19 comments

This morning I needed Spark Coach. The subject was "Saboteurs". I'm going out of my comfort zone for a good friend. I needed that reminder to stay with my program and enjoy the day without extra calories....and stress. It l will be lots ... Read more
Friendship Day
Friday, February 24, 2017      11 comments

Today is my "Friendship" Day. Starting with chest exercises to help my rotater cuffs work well, then visiting a friend who will help me get started with some quilted banners (she had ankle surgery only 2 weeks ago and is a SparkFriend as well a... Read more
It's Working!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      8 comments

About six weeks ago I signed up at the Army Wellness Center at Ft. Lewis (now called JBLM) for their weightloss program. I know, I've maintained my weight between 125 & 129 for 2 1/2 years now. I'm happy with my energy level (through the roof ... Read more
Living Nightmare
Saturday, February 18, 2017      14 comments

What a nightmare..my alcoholic daughter forced her way into the house and wouldn't leave. I had to call the police. Sleep-deprived and still shaken this morning. Along with all the positive, healthy things that are happening, I got scared out ... Read more
Moving Day...Phase II
Monday, February 13, 2017      13 comments

Today was moving day. To my middle daughter to hand off my loveseat and shelf for her in her new apartment....to the Equipment Bank to pick up the "Electronic Bed"...Taking the electronic bed to my youngest daughter's apartment. Then back to m... Read more
Got the Hospial Bed!
Saturday, February 11, 2017      15 comments

For those of you who have been following this saga, I will write the ending (I hope), For those of you who haven't read the other parts, I'll summarize: My youngest daughter was born with Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair. She has he... Read more
Another Day at Home
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      14 comments

No school again today, so no Needlework Group or Tatting or Zumba. For a few moments, I didn't know how I'd fill the day....yeah, sure. My youngest daughter had asked me to come over to help the caregiver at 7 am. The caregiver found a lo... Read more
Despite the Heavy Bed...She Sleeps
Monday, February 06, 2017      12 comments

Last night my daughter slept in her wheelchair. It still amazes me she chose to do that rather than sleep another night at my house. (Love the quiet without the dog here, though!) At one time I thought that would be the most despicable thing ... Read more
...And It Rains!
Saturday, February 04, 2017      11 comments

Thanks so much for all the positive comments on my post about the Challenge of Moving on Thursday. Today is supposed to be the day everything goes back to normal...and it rains! I still credit Spark for so much in my life...in this case, my sa... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Challenges Conquered
Friday, February 03, 2017      147 comments

I am SO grateful for Spark! Yesterday was a challenge in so many ways. I wonder how it would have been if I hadn't found Spark and hadn't lost the extra weight I was carrying, hadn't put regular strength training and balance training into my r... Read more
Doing Better with the Tracker
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      6 comments

Well, somehow the Jawbone UP Tracker is connected with Spark on my computer and added to my phone. I understand more with the videos and glad to see some progress. So far I'm using the SparkTracker, too. Probably will until February 21 when i... Read more
SparkTracker to Jawbone UP
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      1 comments

I've received my Jawbone UP today and I think I'll like it. Haven't quite worked out how to get it to work for me yet...it comes up on my Spark Exercise page, but all the items were 0. Anyone have any ideas?... Read more
Sunday, January 29, 2017      6 comments

When I went to the store last week, I noticed this HUGE bag of Kale. I surprised myself by reaching for it...and actually buying that much. It isn't the first time I've tasted kale...I'd had some last year and decided it wasn't for me. Wel... Read more
Moving Along...
Saturday, January 28, 2017      5 comments

One daughter had to move out of her rented house, and found a place very close to me. Another daughter already lives close to me, and is going to get vinyl throughout her apartment due to my advocacy for her needs. That meant moving 5 gallon b... Read more

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