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Now less than half the man I used to be . . .
Friday, May 04, 2018      15 comments

I'm in an interesting situation. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week I weighed-in at 230 which was exactly half of what I weighed thirty years ago when I first started thinking about "loosing some weight." Then by Wednesday it finally sunk in, ... Read more
Four Weeks and 5 days since "The Sleeve"
Saturday, April 21, 2018      11 comments

Well Dear Friends, It's been four weeks and five days since my bariatric surgery. On March 3 this year I weighed in at 267.2 pounds. To be fair I was in a special three month program exploring bariatric surgery options and seeing if I wo... Read more
I can't believe I'm 2 weeks (and a few days) post surgery!
Thursday, April 12, 2018      12 comments

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Surprise - Surgery date is MONDAY 3/26!
Friday, March 23, 2018      19 comments

I got a surprise phone call today. Turns out the LVHN(Lehigh Valley Health Network) Patient Portal was incorrect! I am scheduled for bariatric surgery THIS Monday 3/26! I won't know the time until Sunday afternoon. The portal (powered by Epi... Read more
Great News from the Cardiologist, but . . .
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      19 comments

I had a great meeting with the Cardiologist. He did confirm the heart murmur and then explained everything to me in detail including the previous echo cardiogram. He ordered a new echo cardiogram, which I'm going to copy here. Basically... Read more
I've had my Abdominal Ultrasound - I'm NOT pregnant
Monday, March 12, 2018      17 comments

Sorry I couldn't get anything posted yesterday - the computer mouse was hiding from the computer cat or the live cats played hockey with it! ... Read more
More signs, challenges and confirmations!
Saturday, March 10, 2018      12 comments

Hi All! It's been a long short day. I didn't have to "clock" any more hours after I left my last patient at 8:15pm. He thanked me for taking such good care of him! This was the day that started with my Pre-Admission Testing. I've ... Read more
Adding a tool to my program
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      11 comments

Hi Spark Friends and Followers! I thought I'd better bring everybody up-to-date. I've just completed 3 months studying and attending group and individual sessions looking at bariatric surgery. I have pretty much decided to have the sleeve... Read more
Merry Christmas 2017! Year End Musings & New Year Planning
Monday, December 25, 2017      9 comments

We hate killing a tree, so we are trying to continue propagating poinsettias, this is our "Tree" Well, I'm not at my goal weight yet, but that... Read more
It's time I get back to this again!
Monday, May 29, 2017      27 comments

I'm still under the weather with this nasty cold, and hacking stuff up, but surprisingly enough Im feeling terrific - I stopped gaining those pesky few pounds - I know I'm 30 pounds over my terrific successor low. Normally I'd be totally bummed... Read more
A New Beginning & Adding to my bag of tricks
Friday, March 31, 2017      32 comments

I know I've been gone for a long time, but I need to return to everything that made my last Spring Challenge such a success. Additionally I am reporting that prior to the Winter Challenge, I was going to begin a new career - nursing! I've real... Read more
Season of Light Christians, Jews & Scandinavians
Saturday, December 31, 2016      7 comments

Prayers for this Season of Light for Christians and Jews AND All People! I was reflecting and praying for all our team and a number of others in our prayer circles. I came across this very joyful prayer in thanksgiving for Light from our J... Read more
Season of Light Christians, Jews & Scandinavians
Saturday, December 31, 2016      4 comments

Prayers for this Season of Light for Christians and Jews AND All People! I was reflecting and praying for all our team and a number of others in our prayer circles. I came across this very joyful prayer in thanksgiving for Light from our J... Read more
Advent Credo
Sunday, December 18, 2016      8 comments

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A Thanksgiving Prayer - Happy Thanksgiving Everybody
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      15 comments

I've been having an ongoing discussion with a fellow clergy friend regarding the unrest in the country and our communities. We started reading this book and came across this Thanksgiving Prayer, that pretty well frames the choices we have - I ... Read more

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