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Hello Sparkers and Sparkettes!
Saturday, October 19, 2019      6 comments

If that is who we are, lol! I have the results of the kidney tumor CT, and I'm going to see my urologist on Oct 28. I'm sure he's going to recommend surgery, in fact his staff referred to it as my pre-op appointment. Good to finally be mov... Read more
Shirataki Noodles
Friday, September 20, 2019      4 comments

Shirataki or miracle noodles, are low or no carb noodles made from konjac flour. Some brands may have a little of another flour or starch. They are ver... Read more
Reflecting on summer, as we slide into fall..
Thursday, September 19, 2019      5 comments

Unfortunately, I've had some unexpected health issues in the last couple months. Nothing that really interferes with daily life, but it has made the... Read more
Hi folks!
Monday, June 17, 2019      7 comments

I hope everyone is having a good summer! Mine has been great so far. I haven't been on SparkPeople much, but I am still working on diet and exercise... Read more
How to fool your scale, because It may be fooling you. :0)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019      4 comments

emoticon Many digital scales will "correct" to the last close weight. Manufacturers do this because no scale is ... Read more
Calculate Distance
Saturday, March 02, 2019      5 comments

Lately I've been doing snow shoveling, or house chores, more than walking. But walking daily remains my favorite exercise. (I originally wrote "exorcise." Is it Freudian?!) I tried a fitbit for a while, and it conked out one me. Didn't real... Read more
Just wanted to share this
Friday, March 01, 2019      9 comments

Last couple weeks have been a little crazy, but I'll get into that later. Just wanted to share this gem! My weight loss has stalled, but that's... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day!
Thursday, February 14, 2019      10 comments

To be honest, Valentine's Day isn't my favorite holiday. It was literally made up so companies like Hallmark could make money. Yesterday my husband ... Read more
Last week was a roller coaster
Monday, February 11, 2019      4 comments

Last week was a roller coaster, and not the fun kind. My husband was offered a different job within his company, which he accepted. He was extremely pleased because his current situation has become toxic, on top of always being stressful. ... Read more
Happy Chinese New Year!
Tuesday, February 05, 2019      2 comments

Hogmanay was always a New Year's enthusiast, but she was really excited to find out this is the year of the pig! 🐷... Read more
Opinion: SparkPeople should have on-site Notifications
Saturday, February 02, 2019      6 comments

I love having access to the great tools on a free website like SparkPeople, something I truly appreciate. But I also feel a little feedback now and then, a few discussions about features that could be added, can be helpful. So here goes: I... Read more
Progress
Saturday, January 19, 2019      4 comments

I have not missed my daily walk yet this year, lol. I feel my stamina has continued to improve. I'm having more trouble sticking with my food goals, but overall my compliance has been pretty good. It's about strategy, not willpower. I want ... Read more
New Year, New Start
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      3 comments

2018 was a difficult year. My husband had surgery in spring, I had a mysterious health issue in summer, and my sister passed away in autumn. Not surprising I'm back up to my worst weight. Although the emotional strain played a role, much of... Read more
Good News from the Doctor
Thursday, May 11, 2017      6 comments

I've been trying out new grocery stores, and trying out new foods. I've always been a picky eater, and I hate food prep, so it's a process. My efforts haven't changed my weight as much as I'd like, but it turns out they're doing something import... Read more
Back on Track After Vacation
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      0 comments

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took a lovely trip to San Francisco. We did the Alcatraz tour, and a day trip to Yosemite. Other than that we went to the Ferry Building, saw some little art vendor booths right outside our hotel, went to Pier 3... Read more

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