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Test Results
Friday, April 13, 2018      11 comments

Hi! I am happy to report that the tests went well (other than my blood pressure taking a nosedive due to dehydration and anxiety). There are no blockages in arteries, and the aortic valve isn't deteriorated quite enough to require immediate tra... Read more
Next Step
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      8 comments

I will definitely be having open-heart surgery to replace the aortic valve. They repeated what I'd been told at the cardiologist's office -- my heart muscle is in good shape, and so is the electrical system. I'm not sure how to correctly refer... Read more
Latest News
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      8 comments

What I was hoping to avoid by losing weight and getting more physically fit didn't quite happen the way I thought it would. Here I am facing heart surgery. Both of my parents had heart trouble. I've said several times that if I had to inherit... Read more
Odds have dropped to 50%!
Friday, December 01, 2017      5 comments

I'm happy to learn tonight that the odds of my regaining my weight lost have dropped to 50%. The past year has been a little rough with thyroid issues, but I think I'm getting it under control. I have other issues (medical) going on, but my do... Read more
Maintenance Challenges
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      3 comments

Hi Folks! Sorry I haven't done this in awhile. I'm still tracking my calories and exercise on a daily basis. This has been a busy school year for me, so it's been a challenge to be on here and do as much as I should, but that's not all of it.... Read more
I Made It!
Monday, November 23, 2015      9 comments

Well, folks, I made it to goal over the weekend. I wanted to get to it before Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I did. While I know I can't just let go, it will be nice to have a few more calories each day, especially on Thanksgiving and Christm... Read more
I Hit the Jackpot!!!
Sunday, August 02, 2015      8 comments

Today I attended a family reunion. It was a big affair because it was the 100th anniversary of that family's reunion. They have an auction to help cover the costs of the reunion. This year, they had more expenses because of the special celebr... Read more
Almost There!!
Friday, July 10, 2015      9 comments

Hello Everyone! It's been awhile since I've posted a blog entry. Due to a response to an article sent to team members from a team leader, I am posting that response here: "The other evening, due to a big disappointment, I felt like throw... Read more
Milestone Reached!
Sunday, March 08, 2015      7 comments

I have now lost 100 pounds in the past 4 years. 83 of those 100 pounds have been lost in the last 20 months (since August 2013). I have met many of my goals and even surpassed them. One of them was to get out of plus size clothing. I'm now hed... Read more
Tuesday, July 29, 2014      1 comments

Today has been one of those lazy days. I don't feel terrible, but I have a hard time getting motivated to do things. When I do feel like it, my arm hurts. Even though I can have it out of the sling some of the time, it didn't seem to help me ... Read more
Week in Review
Sunday, July 20, 2014      3 comments

This past week was stressful due to a big disappointment. Due to my injury, I had to reconsider some vacation plans. Thursday was difficult. I had been looking forward to this vacation for a year, and was looking forward to some relaxation, s... Read more
Friday, July 11, 2014      5 comments

I went to the dr. again on Monday, and the x-rays show my arm is healing. The dr. gave me one exercise to do; it's not much, but it's meant to keep my arm limber and not let it freeze up. I go back on the 28th. If it's still healing well, he ... Read more
Recent Challenges
Sunday, July 06, 2014      4 comments

Things were going very well for me until last weekend. We were in Cincinnati for a half-marathon in which my husband ran. I had crossed the bridge between Newport, KY and Cincinnati, went down several flights of steps (concrete), which can be ... Read more
More reflections
Sunday, February 09, 2014      3 comments

As I read the Cartwrights' blog/interview, I was reminded of how much more enrgy I also have. I can't imagine what I'll be like when I lose 50 more pounds. It's getting to be more fun buying new clothes. My body has gone through so many chang... Read more
Sunday, February 09, 2014      4 comments

One of my friends here on SP asked me to blog a little more about how I've accomplished a 50+ pound weight loss. If anyone had told me I'd do all this on SP and track what I eat, I'd have said they were crazy. At first, I thought it would caus... Read more

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