I Think It's FINALLY Time to Say " Good-bye Gall Bladder" Any Advice?
Sunday, January 30, 2011      6 comments

Well I spent Friday eve and Saturday in tremendous pain..second time in three months. I have had this pain for 7 or 8 years,was actually getting ready to schedule the surgery when my knee condition became evident and my focus was on that.After t... Read more
Trying to get back in the groove..Need support!
Friday, January 07, 2011      10 comments

November and December didnt go so well for me...I was still exercising a lot but gradually seemed to be losing all my other good habits..including being active in Sparkpeople. Although I did sign in daily I didn't do much else most days.. I... Read more
Before and After-6months on SP
Friday, September 03, 2010      8 comments

My life has changed SO much: Before- No exercise After- 4-5 weekly gym visits..even before work! Before- Lots of junky empty calories After- 5 fruits/veg a day..Whole grain and dairy every day..Lean protein and healthy fats Be... Read more
Back to school!
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      7 comments

I got to get into my classroom today..Started getting it ready for school..Couldn't wait! Every year I am very excited about the new year and the first day of school.. I love meeting my new class and getting started as a learning community. I ho... Read more
Heading into August-Fitness Goals-960 Minutes
Sunday, August 01, 2010      5 comments

So far this summer I have gotten a lot accomplished. I started doing Hospice volunteering which is going well. I exercised a LOT. I did things with my son. I got the appts for check-ups,glasses,dentist,oil change,etc out of the way and I got lot... Read more
Saturday, July 17, 2010      11 comments

On Tuesday I did my first "all alone" visit for hospice to the nursing home where I will be volunteering .It went very well I thought.One of my people was sound asleep but I visited the other two ladies for awhile. One of the ladies loves dogs, ... Read more
Bad day!
Sunday, July 11, 2010      8 comments

I had a very bad day yesterday nutrition wise.Went out and ate and drank more than usual..over calorie range for the first time in a long time..I'mtrying to find motivation but on this rainy morning I feel like everything is too much trouble..I ... Read more
Being Optimistic
Thursday, July 01, 2010      4 comments

Well,,I have to have an MRI and an angio something where they shoot dye into my vein.Due to ongoing headache. Doc says chances are its nothing but they need to rule out a couple things.I am kinda nervous..... Read more
Tuesday, June 29, 2010      8 comments

I have had a headache since Saturday..Going to the doc Thursday..very annoying because I rarely get headaches..I also seem to want to eat the wrong foods more..Not sure if those things correlate..Kinda hard to be motivated.... Read more
Thanks for the advice!
Friday, June 25, 2010      3 comments

Thanks to everyone.The SP community is a great resource and support.I'm trying to worry a bit less about the scale.... Read more
Need reassurance!
Thursday, June 24, 2010      8 comments

In June with school out I really committed to exercise..Before I had my knees replaced over 90 min at the gym was common..So I've been doing a combo of walking/stair machine/exercise bike/ and water walking ..usually 80-90 min a day.I can F... Read more
Stage 4
Monday, June 21, 2010      3 comments

I was very happy to start stage 4..I have't reached my goal weight but I am happy about making so many positive changes. It has become less about weight loss and more about fitness.... Read more
I can't believe it!
Saturday, June 12, 2010      1 comments

Today I rode an exercise bike for 5 minutes....Doesn't sound like much but to me it's amazing..fantastic..unbelievab
le! Why? Because three years ago I was diagnosed with advanced osteo -arthritis in my knees. It came on very suddenly.I... Read more
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      1 comments

90 fitness minutes today!That's my best since well before the surgery. I am eating 150-200 more calories a day..still at the low end of my range..so I hope weight loss doesn't stall.... Read more
100 Days!
Sunday, May 30, 2010      3 comments

This is my 100th day on SP. I was very hopeful when I began but to be honest I really didn't think it would work. After all ,since my surgery WW didn't work..Alli didn't work...Meridia didn't work..I had almost lost hope. I began using the... Read more

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