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What a relief!
Sunday, February 06, 2011      3 comments

Visited with Dad yesterday. The rehab unit he is in is quite nice! However, when I walked in and saw him, my heart was sad. Here is an old man who looked very sad, resigned to his plight. I kissed him, of course, squeezed him as best I could... Read more
Many thanks to my SP friends
Friday, February 04, 2011      2 comments

Thanks for reading my blog about my Dad. It was heart wrenching to write but also cleansing. I appreciate everyone of your nice, warm and supportive comments. It's nice to know there are great people in this world who are caring and who have ... Read more
Feeling blue
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      4 comments

My Dad got out of the hospital last week and is in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for rehab. The hope was he would build up his strength so he could walk and other activities of daily living on his own. Then he could go back home. However, ... Read more
Treasure Chest
Thursday, January 27, 2011      3 comments

As I was getting ready for work this morning, I realized that my closet is a treasure chest. I've got several sizes of pants and tops just waiting for me to slim down to. Right now I'm at the maximum amount of weight that I've EVER been. And ... Read more
Gained a pound this week.
Monday, January 24, 2011      2 comments

Had a rough week last week. My mid-week weight check revealed I had gained 2 lbs. Yikes! Of course, I immediately reviewed my nutrition and fitness journal. That's when I realized I had not exercised (due to the upper respiratory crud)....... Read more
Saturday, January 22, 2011      4 comments

My new mantra this week: Chest Out, Belly In. I think that will not only improve my posture but will also help strengthen my core muscles. And Lord knows I need all the help I can get! Also, by telling myself COBI several times a day, I'll b... Read more
Monday, January 17, 2011      5 comments

I found out yesterday that my dad is in the hospital with pneumonia. He has severe COPD and is oxygen dependent. He also has a bowel obstruction. Both of these diagnoses can be deadly in the elderly and especially for someone with COPD. Try... Read more
Saturday, January 15, 2011      0 comments

For the first time, in a loooong time, I looked myself in the mirror and told myself: You're beautiful. AND I meant it! Sounds vain, I know. But honestly, I haven't said that to my reflection in a long, long time. I've avoided the mirror or... Read more
Tiny Bubbles....
Thursday, January 13, 2011      1 comments

I stayed home from work today so I could kick this wicked head/chest cold in the butt. Actually, I was having my very own pity party. Afterall....tomorrow will be a week since I came down with this and I've got a life to live! Kind of hard to... Read more
Feeling puny today
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      1 comments

So....I've been dealing with this wicked head/chest cold for almost a week. It's finally catching up to me. My neck and chest muscles are sore from all the coughing. And the coughing....OMG! THE COUGHING! I'm sick of it! I talked to a coup... Read more
Small steps....Big journey
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      0 comments

Stepped on the treadmill tonight....first time in quite a while. I find it rather intimidating really. It's a used one and sometimes the belt slips. DH tightened it and it seemed to be pretty I jumped on and walked a good 30 min!... Read more
Monday, January 10, 2011      1 comments

I made some delicious vegetable soup the other day. But the potato I put in it wasn't quite done. So I popped it on the burner this afternoon and sat down to my SP. Wouldn't you know that I burned it?!! Oh well...I'll just make a new batch!... Read more
A challenging weekend
Sunday, January 09, 2011      0 comments

Well, I did it! DH and I traveled to the coast to see son for his bday. To top that, I'm battling a wicked head cold/upper respiratory congestion. So I knew I wouldn't be up for exercising. And I also knew I'd be in for some challenging fo... Read more
New Year....New Beginnings
Thursday, January 06, 2011      1 comments

Back in the saddle again. I wandered far from the Spark Path for the last few months and my scale reflects as much. Hopefully, I got it out of my system now. I'm back to tracking my caloric intake and trying to increase my activity. I've got... Read more
Spark D-Day
Monday, September 13, 2010      2 comments

Today was my official first weigh in day. Lost 3 lbs! I am happy w/that. However, when I ran the "weight report", it appears that my weight loss recorded was less than Spark's estimated goal! huh? Oh well....I'm still happy w/my loss. Big ... Read more

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