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Using Crafts To Battle Anxiety
Saturday, November 26, 2016      10 comments

I have felt super stressed since my orthopedist 's appointment this passed Monday. I knew my knee was poor but to hear my doctor tell me that it was really bad and I need to use caution, zinged me out. My daughter in her calm, wise way suggest... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 24, 2016      11 comments

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection, celebration and being thankful. I am thankful for Spark People and all of the friends I have made here. I am thankful to be living in a country where I am free. I am thankful for those who serve every day... Read more
Sometimes Anxiety Is Warranted
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      13 comments

For the last 8 - 10 days, I've been filled with an overwhelming sense of anxiety. My leg was really bothering me and I was worried about my orthopedist appointment. This knee problem was an unexpected twist in my ongoing saga of surgeries. The... Read more
It Pays To Be Organized
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      6 comments

With only a few little exceptions, I'm finished with my Christmas shopping. Today, Hubby treated me to a nice breakfast out. I started a marathon Christmas gift wrapping session when we returned home. I ordered a few gifts that haven't yet arr... Read more
Resigned To The Next Round Of Surgery
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      9 comments

Never a dull moment! I got home from visiting my daughter and the "fun" started. First, I started with my neurological testing. This was an effort to figure out what is wrong with my left hand and arm which are partially numb (They have been ... Read more
Wonderful Visit With My Daughter!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      10 comments

I spent almost two weeks visiting my daughter in October. We shopped till we dropped. She finally found her dream wedding dress, veil and headpiece. Her bridesmaids all ordered their dresses too. She looked so beautiful. Sigh, sniffle. ... Read more
Taking A Spark Break
Wednesday, October 12, 2016      10 comments

Tomorrow, I will be traveling to visit my daughter. We'll be shopping for her wedding gown over the weekend. I am very excited and honored that she wants to share this moment with me. It will be fun! She and her fiance are taking me to see t... Read more
Using The Information From An Activity Tracker
Thursday, October 06, 2016      10 comments

I have had my activity tracker for almost a year and a half. With the exception of when I was in the hospital, I have worn it every day. Do I wear my tracker because I'm obsessive about exercise? Well, under ordinary circumstances, I would sa... Read more
Lots going on....
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      7 comments

Last week, my physical therapist and I decided that I could easily transition to to a home exercise program. I needed to purchase two pieces of equipment and she would send me copies of the exercises I should be doing. I dutifully went to the ... Read more
The Gluten Free Process
Sunday, September 18, 2016      13 comments

Deciding to go gluten free is not a process to be taken lightly. It is, in fact, a hard process. There are many foods that I love that I can no longer eat. I made the mistake of eating something that I loved on Friday night. (It had gluten i... Read more
Going Gluten Free
Thursday, September 15, 2016      7 comments

I decided finally to try to go gluten free. Today is day five and lots of fluid is coming off. My doctor and I have discussed my going gluten free for three years. I have been reading blogs by other Sparkers who are trying to reduce inflammatio... Read more
Sodium - Too Much Today
Sunday, September 11, 2016      12 comments

When I logged my food today, I noticed that I had wayyyy too much sodium! I noticed that I was puffy this morning so I am going to double down and watch it much more carefully this week.... Read more
Saturday Activities
Saturday, September 03, 2016      4 comments

It was so quiet this morning that our dogs could hear other dogs barking. It woke both hubby and I up. The heavy rain and wind, of the past three days, was so loud that the silence is deafening! He took the dogs out and I tried to go back to s... Read more
My Soap Opera Life
Thursday, September 01, 2016      7 comments

Yesterday, I had my four week check up with the orthopedist. The great news is that my blood work all came back negative! WooHoo! That was a huge relief! My hip is progressing nicely but the nerve has inflamed the burser sac. I am to continu... Read more
Because I Was Not Using Moderation
Thursday, August 11, 2016      11 comments

I read an article here on Spark People today by Coach Dean. The subject was using moderation. This got me thinking about the American idea that more is somehow better. The idea of quantity vs quality popped into my mind. Like many other ... Read more

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