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Thank You
Thursday, November 23, 2017      8 comments

I wonder how many of us are blogging Thank Yous today. It's good any time of the year, and especially when others are thinking about it, too. I'm doing an exercise our Grief Counselor suggested....writing down something I'm grateful about ever... Read more
Tuesday, November 14, 2017      10 comments

I've counted over 4 years Maintenance now. I declared myself in Maintenance when I reached 120 pounds on September 2, 2013 (my brother's birthday so easy to remember).120 was my goal at that time. However, recently with eating more vegetar... Read more
I'm Coming Along Fine
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      10 comments

I now have 50 days on SparkPeople again. It's time to give you an update. .. I'm happy. I'm busy. I'm doing Spark for all I eat and for my exercise. I'm doing the Trivia Questions (always a favorite), and racking in about 100 points a... Read more
Good Signs
Friday, October 13, 2017      9 comments

I had another Bod Pod measurement this week. I was afraid I hadn't done enough strength training to keep my muscle. Evidently, I've been faithful enough to my routine because the figures were almost identical between the one done in August and... Read more
It Feels SO good!
Tuesday, October 10, 2017      9 comments

Had a wonderful day! Energy up, visiting with friends, sewing for the littlest great-granddaughter, buying things at the Dollar Store, watching a movie this evening. All in all, a relaxing and revitalizing day. No ups or downs today...jus... Read more
What Happened to Me?
Friday, October 06, 2017      12 comments

Some of you have reached out to me ... and that's what I love about this Community. I realize I haven't done a blog for over a month now. So, here's an update... No, I don't my exchange student with me anymore. She is a lovely young woma... Read more
Bod Pod Reprise
Wednesday, August 30, 2017      5 comments

Yesterday I went in for another Bod Pod. You may remember the last time I had lost 2 pounds of weight and 3 pounds of muscle. This time the figures were much better....6 more pounds off and only half a pound of muscle. I'm going to keep u... Read more
Doing It My Way
Saturday, August 26, 2017      7 comments

My exchange student is still with me and my anxiety is released. Syeda has turned out to be a good cook, and has been making some of her country's dishes for me. My blood pressure has gone down to almost normal. I'm doing this by lots of medi... Read more
My Anxiety & Blood Pressure Are Way Up
Sunday, August 20, 2017      6 comments

Big day for me. I made the decision to re-house my exchange student. She's beautiful, smart, and wonderful. I'm not able to keep going with it, though. My blood pressure has shot through the roof, and it seems to me that I do everything wrong. I... Read more
So Far, So Good
Sunday, August 13, 2017      12 comments

Yesterday, my exchange student and I exchanged questionnaires from the foundation that sent her about what we liked and disliked, rules of the house, etc. The host questionnaire wa 5 pages long, the student's only one. I found out that she nee... Read more
At the Airport
Saturday, August 12, 2017      10 comments

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Birthday Glow
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      8 comments

I'm still smiling. For not really "making plans" it well SO well. I walked with my friend (as usual) in the morning, and when I pulled into my garage afterward, the Cleaning ladies pulled in right behind me. I had hidden 15 pennies in differe... Read more
Monday, August 07, 2017      19 comments

Today is my 72nd birthday. I feel so grateful that I've been able to live this long, am pain free, have so many wonderful friends, enjoy my family, and have many enjoyable activities as well. Today my house is going to get cle aned professi... Read more
Thursday, August 03, 2017      11 comments

Yesterday, I crashed. I have a history of getting overwhelmed and going hyper then plunging into depression. It's happened twice since 1996, and required hospitalization then leading to a diagnosis of bi-polar disorder. The other time it rear... Read more
Leaving SPARK alone is not so easy!
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      8 comments

If you are coming to this blog cold, please read the one previously to see why I titled this. So, it's early on Tuesday morning, and I'm doing my prayers and meditation before turning on the light, thinking through the day...and...I want to... Read more

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