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the lesson i learned as i watched my father die
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      6 comments

My dad died. He had been a sick man for a long time. He had gone thru surgeries, heart disease, diabetes, copd. and the thing that finally weakened him to the point he couldnt recover, osteomyelitis. His spine broke down with infection, he ha... Read more
traditions that need to be changed, what is yours???
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      2 comments

Reasons we eat on special occasions?????? This is the answer I have not found. Why is everything from Valentines chocolates to Christmas fruit cake considered tradition? We buy, and more than likely toss out, more food on Thanksgiving than ... Read more
trying to zen it my way
Monday, February 01, 2016      2 comments

I have made a decision about a situation I blogged about recently, where I had a doctor trying to sway me in a direction I didnt want to go. Now normally, I listen to my doctor and I take any health issue seriously. But in this case, it isnt a... Read more
wish i had listened to the sun!!!
Thursday, January 14, 2016      4 comments

Show of hands. How many have gone into a doctors office and left feeling ganged up on and trying to be talked into something you dont feel is right for you? This makes me feel like I was listening to an insurance pitch or a pitch from a used... Read more
wasnt too bad
Wednesday, January 06, 2016      2 comments

It was a good day, pretty good anyway. Started out super cold, so I didnt get to the track til later in the day. But had a good hour walk. Feeling pretty good this evening. I did eat a reese cup, so, yes, I did. Highlight of the day, was t... Read more
this is so uncomfortable!!!
Saturday, January 02, 2016      5 comments

I wonder why there is such a term as comfort foods. Why do we turn to food for comfort? Shouldnt we turn to our loved ones? best friends? spirituality? I am not a religious person, but I guess I follow some sort of thought of finding inner... Read more
begin again day 1.
Friday, January 01, 2016      2 comments

I am starting off the new year trying to decide if I am getting better, or worse. Have had an awful sore throat since Tuesday, went to the doc on Wed. she didnt think it was anything to worry about. Prescribed mucinex, which made no sense to... Read more
the day after
Saturday, December 26, 2015      4 comments

Last night, I was home alone, Honey had to spend the night in the hospital with his dad. So......I decided to clean up Christmas. I didnt cook way too much this year, and all the candy I made was given out in gift bags. My son took home th... Read more
and to all a good night......
Thursday, December 24, 2015      5 comments

In this last week leading up til Christmas, I will admit, I have really messed up my plan. Baking cookies and sampling. Making homemade candy, and sampling. Baking cakes....well you get it. I havent really OVER indulged but I have tasted t... Read more
and i forgot to mention starbucks.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      1 comments

I feel like between my moms dr appointments and my dads, and cleaning and decorating and making out lists for Christmas, I have been neglecting myself lately. I know I missed my chiropractors appointment last week so I am going to stop by ther... Read more
at the end of my rope, but its only the beginning.
Sunday, November 29, 2015      2 comments

Tonight I am sick. I am tired. I am sick and tired and my head hurts. My bp is up and I have eaten too much and exercised way too little in the last five days!!! and tomorrow I have to, once again, take my dad to his doctors appointment. Thi... Read more
battles, i fight alone.
Monday, November 16, 2015      2 comments

Still fighting the battles that seem unwinnable. The battle of cravings. The battle of cold weather. The battle fluctuating numbers. and mostly, the battle of back pain!!!! Trying in vain to find a decent supportive bra. I have resear... Read more
hella good? well, hella fair anyway.
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      1 comments

Made my way to the doctor yesterday. Monthly bp and weight check. I am beginning to wonder why this is necessary. She always gives me 2 refills, so why dont I go once every 3 months? I am going to ask about this. But, it wasnt all that ... Read more
walking = zen
Wednesday, October 28, 2015      1 comments

Finally I got a walk!!! I had just about gotten to an hour, 3 minutes to go and it started pouring rain. I barely had time to make it to my car before being drenched. I sat there and waited it out, and finally it quit and I walked another 15 m... Read more
HELP!!!!! that little old ant finally got crushed under her own weight!!!!
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      2 comments

Ok, Sparkers, I REALLLLLLY need help here. Advice, gumption, new ideas, something. I was coming off of a really great victory a few weeks ago. Having finally started to lose weight again after such a long hiatus. and then, WHAMBAMSMACKTHUMP, I... Read more

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