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It’s all coming back to me now
Monday, June 01, 2020      11 comments

I am now 21 days back on Spark, give or take. Each day has sparked a new memory - how to do something “techy,” or a recipe I used to follow. But every day also brings back a few more names of Sparkers I was familiar with years ago. It’s like u... Read more
Starting over
Thursday, May 14, 2020      14 comments

For those who don’t know, my husband died in February. After two months of feeling numb, I’m starting to come out of the fog to face some realities. First, I need to find affordable senior housing. I can’t continue to live here indefinitely. I’... Read more
My life as it is now.
Monday, August 19, 2019      13 comments

I’m two weeks back here, I think. My husband was hospitalized three times since last December with congestive heart failure. This was something I thought could be cured. Now I’m not so sure. My once-sunny husband is sometimes difficult. I get th... Read more
Spine procedure
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      21 comments

So Thursday I had radiofrequency ablation of the nerve endings for L4,L5 and S1. I was supposed to have it with sedation. But when I woke up in the recovery cubicle, I was told that I didn't have the procedure because I had stopped breathing und... Read more
Never Argue with Crazy
Thursday, March 02, 2017      12 comments

That is a lesson that's been hard to learn. By "crazy," I mean the nutritionally dogmatic, the perpetual victims, the people with constant chips on their shoulders, the ones who think other people are to blame for their problems, the conspiracy... Read more
It's swimsuit season (better late than never)
Tuesday, July 26, 2016      43 comments

I just ordered my first swimsuit in 30 years. It's a skirtini and I can't wait to wear it! I'm tired of wearing shorts over a maillot. My body may not be gorgeous, but this year it gets to go in the water in a real swimsuit! Oh, and I bought a c... Read more
All OK now.
Thursday, April 14, 2016      30 comments

After a week of sulking, popping Zovirax, and overeating, I came to the realization that enough was truly, at long last, enough. Yesterday my eating wa... Read more
Whiny blog entry
Sunday, April 10, 2016      40 comments

Here I sit sulking at the end of Day 4 of what I believe is a shingles outbreak, though my doctor said she wasn't sure before she gave me a script for Zovirax and hustled me out of her office. Not much has gotten to me in the past 6 months, but... Read more
Monday, February 15, 2016      24 comments

WID = Weigh-in day WID-2 179 WID-1 179 WID 181 WID+1 179 WID+2 179 Lol. I really gotta stop peeking.... Read more
Razor cut
Friday, February 12, 2016      28 comments

I blogged a while ago about planning to grow out my silver (though "white" would probably be the better word) hair. Well. Today I got it all chopped ... Read more
A little first for me!
Saturday, February 06, 2016      25 comments

I was hungry but it wasn't lunchtime. I made a cup of coffee, and then mixed Halo mandarin orange slices into a container of nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt. I ate half of it and realized I wasn't hungry anymore, so I put the rest back in the fridg... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me!
Thursday, January 07, 2016      35 comments

This is a happy day for me. Even though I'm 62 today, I've always been a big kid about my birthday. I hope I have a lot more of them. Hubby is taking me to Applebee's for lunch...but after the gym so I won't be ravenous. Yay!... Read more
All right now
Thursday, December 31, 2015      12 comments

My husband and I had a good talk. We are spreading out the gift certificates (I don't think any of them expire) and just using them for post-gym lunches, when my mood is very good and I am the least hungry. I didn't know how many other people a... Read more
Things that freak me out
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      17 comments

I don't know if anyone can understand this, but loud noises and bright lights freak me out. I want to scream and run. We went to a restaurant tonight and were seated near a group of older people who were so loud. I didn't even want to be there ... Read more
Looking at My Nutrition reports
Sunday, December 13, 2015      17 comments

I love numbers, and those reports are pretty useful little things. After looking at mine, I think I'll ditch the Clif Bar. In the beginning, when I felt "hungry" all the time, they filled me up, so they did serve a purpose: keeping me on program... Read more

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