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Week 5, Day 37...... Busy Day
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      4 comments

Last week one of my best friends had two TIAs (mini strokes). She has had a gamut of appointments and tests to go to as this was a warning that she could have a major stroke within the next three months. Fortunately, it was found t... Read more
Week 5, Day 36........ A Duh Moment for Me in SparkLand
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      8 comments

Just before going to bed last night I noticed that I had received a Spark Goodie from one of the teams I'm on. Hmmmm, I thought - what is this for? I've given Spark Goodies to friends and know that you can write a note with the goodie, wh... Read more
Week 5, Day 35.....The Importance of Adding Friends
Monday, August 03, 2009      11 comments

I feel very blessed. I have only been here a month and have met so many wonderful people. People I can call my friends, that I know will offer me support and encouragement on a daily basis. I knew non of these people before starting Sp... Read more
Week 5, Day 35.......Sunday Weigh In
Sunday, August 02, 2009      12 comments

I did my weighin this morning and honestly? I was just a bit disappointed. I was down a pound, and yes, I know...a pound is a pound! I didn't stay the same, the tracker is moving to the right.....but..... I was so hoping for at least 2 l... Read more
Week 5, Day 34....Patting Myself on the Back
Saturday, August 01, 2009      11 comments

Our youngest daughter's 23 birthday is on Monday. She, her boyfriend and her older sister are here visiting until tomorrow and even though her dad is away on a business trip, we still decided to have a small birthday celebration for her today... Read more
Week 5, Day 33....... A Month Over
Friday, July 31, 2009      4 comments

I just realized that I have now been here just a little over a month. It honestly doesn't seem that long, perhaps because the ride so far as been so smooth. I've mentioned before, when I first joined SP and for the first couple of days, ... Read more
Week 5, Day 32.......Juggling Act
Thursday, July 30, 2009      6 comments

Cutting calories, becoming more active and being insulin dependant is initially a bit of a juggling act. A month ago, my blood sugars were a lot higher than they should have been, and my insulin requirements (4 shots a day) were also high... Read more
Week 5, Day 31.... Humidity + Poundage =
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      8 comments

.....an excessively sweaty mass of flesh. I do not 'do' summers well. I remember years ago when I weighed 120 lbs, as much as I liked the summers then (hey, I actually wore bikinis and frolic'd on the beach), I did not cope well with h... Read more
Week 5, Day 30.......... Reflection
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      9 comments

I've been here a month now and what a change in my attitude. When I signed up, I thought, 'okay, I'll give it a whirl, but don't really expect much (and sure glad I have that bag of chocolate chips handy). Natural curiousity had me explo... Read more
Week 5, Day 29........Hmmmm ???
Monday, July 27, 2009      3 comments

I'm starting to feel pretty much back to my normal self, as of mid afternoon - I really don't think this flu bug had anywhere else on my body to hit. Over the weekend it seemed to have settled in my sinuses (paintul) and late yesterday in m... Read more
Week 4 Day 28.... Weigh In
Sunday, July 26, 2009      12 comments

My Sunday weekly weighin this morning and after doing all the necessary pre-weigh things (go pee, shed clothing, try and go pee again), I gingerly stepped on the scale. I weighed 257. Last week I was 259.5, so I lost 2.5 lbs this week. ... Read more
Week 4, Day 27.....Taking It Easy
Saturday, July 25, 2009      6 comments

I was a slightly too optimistic when I thought I would be able to start some gentle exercise today - I think I overdid my time on the computer and not resting yesterday. This bug really grabs hold of you and likes to remind you that it is... Read more
Week 4, Day 26....A Cold? Uh No....
Friday, July 24, 2009      6 comments

Tuesday night I was pretty sure that I was coming down with one humdinger of a cold, by yesterday, I realized this was no cold but a nasty flu bug. Chills, fever (I actually felt like an icecube that was being fire blasted on the outside)... Read more
Week 4, Day 24..... Hubby Likes to Share
Wednesday, July 22, 2009      5 comments

Just popping on site for a few minutes to update my nuitrition tracker and thought I better make a short post. Hubby came home from a business trip to Europe on the weekend. Sunday night he thought he was getting a cold (or something). He... Read more
Week 4, Day 23........Little Victories
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      8 comments

Two little victories........ Hubby was cleaning out his briefcase and left a small bag on the counter which was garbage. We do a lot of composting and anything that is food goes into the green bin. I opened the bag, thinking I would fin... Read more

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