SWILSON2347
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Reflections of the Past and on the Future
Wednesday, January 01, 2020      6 comments

Well, as most of you know, this has been a pretty truamatic year for me. Losing my beloved husband of over 50 years last March made the rest of this past year pretty unbearable. Overcome by grief, I struggled to get through each day. And spec... Read more
No One is Promised Tomorrow
Thursday, May 23, 2019      19 comments

11 weeks ago, I found my husband unconscious. I tried to revive him by doing chest compressions to "Staying Alive" until paramedics arrived. They worked on him for 40 minutes, but were unable to get a rhythm in order to use the paddles. I... Read more
Daughter's First Christmas Dinner Prep
Saturday, December 15, 2018      19 comments

My daughter fixed her first turkey dinner today for her husband's side of the family. She was on the phone with me numerous times asking questions and looking for advice! (I am out of town). The funniest call was when she unwrapped the turkey th... Read more
Fall Beauty
Tuesday, October 23, 2018      15 comments

For the last four days, we have been at our Missour lake home. Each morning my DH and I walk the curvy, hilly roads. It has been chilly, but we dress warm. I always dread the walk until we get going. And of course I feel great when we get ba... Read more
50 Years!
Friday, August 24, 2018      12 comments

Oh my - how can this be our 50th anniversary??? I still think of myself as being much younger! But when I seriously contemplate my life, I realiz... Read more
Feeling Sad
Sunday, July 15, 2018      25 comments

I debated whether or not I should blog my feelings. But then I decided it might help to be able to express my sorrow. I am extremely sad as yesterday we had to have our 18 year old cat put to sleep. She had chronic kidney disease and there is... Read more
Running in the wind!
Saturday, March 24, 2018      13 comments

I have been training for the past several weeks for a 5K. Today was the day of the race. I awoke to thunder and lightning and pouring rain at 6:00 AM. Checked and saw that the race was still on. First thought was to just skip the whole thing... Read more
Recalculating, recalculating!
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      4 comments

Ever been in your car driving with the app that gives you directions - and you don't turn where she tells you to? She starts saying "recalculating, recalculating" to decide where to direct you to go next! Well, that's what I am feeling today. ... Read more
Disappointed but the month is still young!
Thursday, February 08, 2018      4 comments

So today was weigh-in day. Started new page on February 1st and have been going great guns! Exercising every day, tracking food and skipping sweets, drinking more water than I usually do - and the biggest accomplishment has been skipping my gl... Read more
It's Time!
Thursday, February 01, 2018      3 comments

My first thought was to wait until Ash Wednesday and use Lent as my motivation to begin sparking again. I quit sparking several months ago. I had lots of excuses - my tracker died, I was taking care of my 90 year old mother with Alzheimers, it... Read more
Crashed and Burned
Tuesday, August 22, 2017      6 comments

I fell off the SP Wagon......about 2 weeks ago. I was really sad as I had so many good streaks going for me - Logging in for 212 days straight, tracking food for 208, and best of all, my 166 day streak of 10K or more of steps each day. Wha... Read more
Two Little Things
Sunday, August 06, 2017      3 comments

The two little things I picked to blog about today are steps and water. First the water.....I never have been a water drinker. Keeping track of how many glasses I would drink was easy - as it was close to none, other than the big glass I s... Read more
Not Good At This!
Sunday, June 04, 2017      4 comments

I am not good at writing blogs. Today's Spark Coach message was to blog 3 things that were accomplishments.....so it is easier as I have been given a topic. 1) Just finished babysitting all week-end for 2 of our grandchildren (have 7 total... Read more
Losing weight and Labor pains
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      2 comments

I have given birth to four children. Each birth was different. My first born was breach and I remember the nurse telling me it was harder to birth a breach baby....nowadays, if your baby is breach, you are usually rushed into surgery and have ... Read more
Forced Rest
Sunday, May 07, 2017      2 comments

With my injured middle toe on my left foot, I have been forced to cut back on my hours of exercise. No running....just walking or riding recumbent bike. Guess it answers my questions about if I might be exercising too much....will see if It st... Read more

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