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Hernia Surgery Scheduled
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      6 comments

My surgery to repair my hernia is scheduled for Monday morning, February 17. It will take about an hour to an hour and a half, and I'll have to stay overnight at the hospital due to pain. Oh, goody. Here's what I learned yesterday at my app... Read more
Hernia Confirmed ~ Surgery Needed
Friday, February 07, 2014      5 comments

I had a CT scan yesterday of my abdomen and pelvis. Official diagnosis: Supraumbilical hernia. Treatment: Surgery! I was able to make an appointment with a surgeon for Monday. I'm feeling blessed as someone had just called in a cancelation ... Read more
Hernia? What?
Saturday, February 01, 2014      3 comments

A year ago today, Feb. 1, 2013, I was in the hospital for a large blood clot in my left leg following a foot surgery I had a few months before. Interesting watching the Super Bowl from a hospital bed. I've been on a blood thinner, Coumadin, for... Read more
Ground Turkey & Vegetable Meatloaf WOW!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      3 comments

I decided to try a meatloaf made with 1 pound of ground turkey rather than ground beef. I added some chopped carrots, fresh sliced mushrooms, onion, a few cloves of garlic and celery. Then I added 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs, a tablespoon of Worc... Read more
Pleasant Rediscoveries
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      7 comments

I've rediscovered a several things this week: 1. I have been able to lessen my sugar cravings by eating fresh fruit. 2. The time it takes to chop fresh veggies and place them into containers for use later is worth it, although it may no... Read more
Commit and carry through...still my personal mantra! Add to that ~ Baby Steps!
Thursday, January 09, 2014      7 comments

Commit and carry through...still my personal mantra, still difficult for me to actually put into practice. I've slipped into bad habits and unhealthy food choices since a long recovery from a foot surgery I had Nov. 30, 2012. I let that affect m... Read more
January Ponder Points
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      9 comments

Ponder Points 1. As I struggle daily to get back to a healthier lifestyle some thoughts popped in my head today. I’m so good at cooking fatty foods and yes, they do taste great! But I recall a statement I made years ago at a WW meeting abou... Read more
3 inches of snow = a decent workout
Thursday, January 02, 2014      6 comments

Just got in from 45 minutes of shoveling my driveway and I feel great! Good to get some exercise and fresh air in this 20 degree weather. Got to talk to my neighbor, and a good samaritan drove by, then backed up to have her son ask if I needed a... Read more
...and so it begins
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      6 comments

Wow, I can't believe I've not posted a blog since August! That's when my home improvement began and it wasn't completed till December 23! It was a frustrating project but with wonderful results. My house was a mess for over 4 months, and it was ... Read more
On Again, Off Again, On Again
Friday, August 16, 2013      9 comments

Sure is amazing how a person can be totally on track, going full speed ahead with a healthy eating and fitness plan, feeling strong and positive, and then BAM! It all just comes to a halting stop! ... Read more
Cucumber Salsa
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      7 comments

Here's your reward for being a good Sparker! Doesn't this sound good?!!! I can't wait to try it! Make sure you count out your chips into a bowl and put the bag away so you don't over do it with them ~ and try the baked Tostitos. I think this sal... Read more
Realization & Recipe
Tuesday, August 06, 2013      4 comments

I realized something yesterday: food doesn’t make me happy. When I was eating whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it and how much I wanted, I wasn’t happy. In fact, it made me miserable both physically and emotionally. So why did I do it, and f... Read more
Thanks, Back on Track Leaders, for starting this team!
Monday, August 05, 2013      5 comments

Back on track? YES! Monday is my weigh-in day and since my eating has been out of control for so long, I'm having that awesome first week weight loss! I'm down 7.2 pounds since Thursday, August 1, when I joined the Back on Track Team for August.... Read more
Still turning can'ts into CANS!
Sunday, August 04, 2013      7 comments

"She turned her can'ts into CANS and her dreams into PLANS." ~ Lisa Nesler That quote is about me! I'm back on track for the 4th day in a row! Can I get a WOO-HOO? I've been stumbling for too long now so it feels GREAT to be BACK ON TRACK... Read more
Time to Take the 't' Off of Can't!
Friday, August 02, 2013      3 comments

Day 2 of the Back on Track challenge and I'm off to a good start. I've been telling myself lately that food is for nutrition, not for taste or to satisfy my emotions. When I want to eat something unhealthy, I try to talk myself out of it, substi... Read more

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