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Sunday, March 03, 2019      3 comments

I have continued on Spark People since 2008, but I have not always been part of the community. I have decided to recommit to being an active member. I have been in a funk through the winter, but with the onset of Spring, I now have more energy... Read more
Restarting Again
Sunday, January 17, 2016      4 comments

Wow, I didn't realize I hadn't blogged since 2013. I have had a revision of my total knee replacement since then, also am having increasing pain in my left knee. I don't want to go to the doctor just yet because I am not ready for my next knee... Read more
First Anniversary
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      8 comments

Today I am celebrating my First Anniversary of maintaining my weight loss. Except for exceeding my weight by 2 lbs around Christmas last year, I have maintained or been below my goal weight for one whole year! This is the first time I have mai... Read more
Thursday, July 04, 2013      4 comments

As I sit here watching Independence Day celebrations I decided to take a few minutes to reflect on my last few years. My initial weight loss journey began in 1995, at the time I weighed 309 lbs. It is always interesting to understand what it i... Read more
No more ice on the driveway!
Monday, March 04, 2013      3 comments

We have had a brutal winter. I remember worrying around Christmas that we were not going to have snow and rejoicing when we had a couple of inches on Christmas Eve. December 26 we had 12 inches of snow which has not melted and been added to ma... Read more
The New Challenge Begins
Thursday, December 13, 2012      6 comments

I reached my goal weight just before Thanksgiving. Now the challenge begins, keeping the weight off. I have been here before and have never been able to keep the weight off. The Spark nutrition guide placed my new calorie goals minimum way a... Read more
Saturday, September 08, 2012      3 comments

Last time I blogged, I talked about recently being diagnosed with pre diabetes. The extra motivation worked. I lost 19 lbs since April. I watched my carbohydrates closely. My A1C went up slightly but both my primary care physician and my rhe... Read more
A New Problem, A New Focus
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      2 comments

After losing more than 83 lbs, I have now been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Losing weight is the recommended way to control diabetes, now that I have lost weight, I am pre diabetic it doesn't make sense nor is it fair. Developing Sjogren's ... Read more
Back from Cancun
Wednesday, March 28, 2012      2 comments

We had a wonderful vacation in Cancun. The weather forecasters kept predicting rain, but we had only a 30 minute downpour one afternoon. We visited 3 of the major Mayan ruins, Talum, Coba, where my husband climbed to the top of the pyramid, I ... Read more
Goals for February and March
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      1 comments

I promised to blog twice monthly to keep everyone updated on my progress, unfortunately, life got in the way and I am now updating my January resolutions plus my goals for February and March. To review my January goals and how I did: Go... Read more
Resolutions Update
Thursday, January 19, 2012      3 comments

This is an update on my resolutions. Some I have followed closely, others not so much. So here is my three week update: Goals for January, 2011 1. Increase cardio to 30 minutes 5 days weekly-doing very well 2. Track nutrition and fit... Read more
Friday, December 30, 2011      4 comments

I have always kept my New Year Resolutions to myself, that way I only had myself to be responsible to. This year I have decided to write a blog about my plans. I am using the Spark way of setting goals, that is setting attainable goals which c... Read more
Finally feeling better
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      5 comments

It has taken almost four months since my total knee replacement for me to finally feel better. I am able to walk without a limp and only have pain when I overdo. I no longer have the ache I used to have when the weather gets cold. I am beginn... Read more
Wednesday, November 16, 2011      1 comments

I went to a reunion for those of us who had Joint Replacement Surgery during August and September. I had my surgery on August 17. While talking to some who had surgery when I did as well as some who had surgery after I did, I became depressed.... Read more
I've Been Missing in Action
Friday, September 23, 2011      5 comments

On August 17, I had a total knee replacement. I went into surgery thinking this would be a speed bump, it turned out being a major road construction project! Somehow I didn't put surgery on an extremity into the category of major surgery but m... Read more

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