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I'll Spark As Long As I Live
Thursday, September 29, 2011      14 comments

Today I wrote to a new Spark friend: Several years ago my health forced me to leave a job I loved. I was walking with a cane. Weight was Not something I worried about. My concerns were much greater: would I live to see my only child graduat... Read more
Doing It!
Monday, September 26, 2011      12 comments

It's easy to dream. It's easy to plan. But doing it: well, JUST DO IT is a lot easier than it sounds. Life gets in the way. I haven't been feeling good and almost started to slide back into some old habits: not tracking not drinking ... Read more
Sparking in the Fall
Friday, September 23, 2011      10 comments

“To change your life: Start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions.” ― William Jones In the Fall, there is a tendency to slow down, dig in, and save our resources. For me, that is a recipe for disaster. So this fall, I am: ree... Read more
I WILL NOT GIVE UP!
Thursday, September 22, 2011      17 comments

Today I am feeling better but it is really more of the Mind over Matter philosophy (if you don't mind, it doesn't matter) than any actual improvement or lessening of the flare. Both the RA and the fibro are flaring, and the CIDP is doing the nas... Read more
Working Back Up to Normal
Monday, September 19, 2011      15 comments

Okay, I got slammed and my pain levels are high and my fatigue levels are off the charts. Despite that, I fully intend to honor my commitment to do the work to walk/jog the 5K Trick or Trot. I am in Week 2 and I did complete the workout for toda... Read more
Slammed!
Saturday, September 17, 2011      18 comments

Most of us with autoimmune diseases are weather sensitive. If the barometric pressure drops or rises more than 6 points, our pain levels kick into high gear, which we call a flare. While we were on vacation, fall arrived in Nashville. I was de... Read more
Oasis of The Seas Vacation Pictures
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      14 comments

The largest ship in the world. The Rock Climbing Wall ... Read more
Vacation
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      7 comments

I had a great time on vacation but I only exercised twice and I ate whatever I wanted. I'm sure that I don't have to tell you what happened, do I? At first, I thought I had lost weight but when I went to the doctor for my infusion, I found out t... Read more
C25K My Way
Thursday, September 01, 2011      13 comments

I did it! I did my walking the 5K in 45:27. I really can't walk that fast; I alternate walking laps and jogging 20-30% of them. Anyway, I am really happy that I pushed my limits to actually do this. I found that I have a love/hate relationship w... Read more
C25K Tomorrow
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      9 comments

Even though I am doing my 5K tomorrow, I am already declaring it an unqualified success because of the difference it has made in my life! I committed to do this after my daughter's wedding on April 30 but my doctor put me off my feet for several... Read more
Eating My Words
Tuesday, August 30, 2011      17 comments

I have always said that I would not, could not run, even if my behind was on fire. With the help of Spark people, I am getting ready to eat my words. I promised myself that I would do the C25K after Suzi's wedding but, of course, the sale, purch... Read more
The New House
Sunday, August 28, 2011      19 comments

So many of you were with me from April through July when we put our house up for sale, held our daughter's wedding in another city, went to her Med School graduation festivities, helped her move, sold our house, bought a house in the city where ... Read more
I am tired today.
Friday, August 26, 2011      10 comments

Maybe it was the 3 miles yesterday. Maybe it was the 2 nights of interrupted sleep and early mornings. Maybe it was making a 120 inch cornice, putting it up and making the draps for it in two days. Tomorrow I am going with my future niece ... Read more
I Can't Read and I Can't Count
Sunday, August 21, 2011      17 comments

Today was Week 3 Day 3 of my C25K. After I dropped my sister off at the airport, I went to the track to walk. I'm walking pretty fast now that I am using the new Spark People Walking mix from ITunes. Anyway, when I looked at the schedule, I r... Read more
What a fun, busy day!
Friday, August 19, 2011      9 comments

Last night our daughter had enough time off from the hospital for a visit. She and I had dinner together at home because my DH was going to a meeting last night. She brought the granddoggy and we all had a blast! Today was a busy day. I hea... Read more

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