Missing in Action
Thursday, January 12, 2012      22 comments

Hi everyone. I have been missing in action. I'm feeling pretty bad and trying to avoid a major flare - though at this point, I think I am already in it. The rheumatologist has put me on some major steroids to help, so I hope that in a couple of ... Read more
Success Tastes Sweeter Than Birthday Cake
Sunday, January 08, 2012      29 comments

I missed my own 1 Year SparKVersary! Yep, I have been on Spark for a year. I joined, hoping to lose a little weight, learn a little more, and to have a place where I could track my food, understand my nutrition, and log my exercise. Little ... Read more
Building Your Spark Community
Monday, January 02, 2012      15 comments

It’s January 2 and there are probably thousands of new Spark People swamping the site. Welcome to Spark. We are all glad that you are here, in this wonderful place where you will find every tool that you need to be successful. Just remember the ... Read more
What I Accomplished This Year
Saturday, December 31, 2011      17 comments

This was a year of major change for me and for my family. Here is a list of the major highlights from the year: Okay... Here goes: I planned and held our daughter's wedding Watched witty pride as she earned her M.D. and became an ER doct... Read more
If I Did Make New Years Resolutions....
Friday, December 30, 2011      10 comments

I wrote a blog called "I Don't Make New Year's Resolutions" and I stand by that! However, today I read an article on Spark People about New Year's Resolutions that I LOVED! So, if you like to make resolutions, be sure and read this article: ... Read more
The Great Spirited Underdogs Freggie Challenge of 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011      9 comments

I am part of the Spirited Underdogs in Winter (the Dawgs) team for the 5% Challenge Community. This is a private team that focuses on the basics while competing with other teams to see which team can bring in the most points in 8 weeks. Each wee... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Don’t Make New Year’s Resolutions
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      49 comments

Every year, people flock to the gym every January. Some of them even last into February and a few into March. How many of you make the same resolution year, after year, after year? For example, when you make your New Year’s resolutions, is one o... Read more
Christmas: The Reason for the Season
Saturday, December 24, 2011      10 comments

For those of us who are Christians, this time of year is very special because we celebrate the birth of our Savior. This is the story of His birth. At that time, Caesar Augustus, decreed that a census be taken, and every person in the entire ... Read more
My MIL and the 2X
Friday, December 23, 2011      21 comments

I dearly loved my MIL, who died last year at the dandy old age of 92. Although it was hard to believe that this tiny stout little lady and her 5'4" 115 pound husband could have produced the 6'3" slim man who is my husband, my DH looked so much ... Read more
Popular Blog Post Award
Thursday, December 22, 2011      13 comments

WOW. Thanks to all of you who voted my blog, "When the Holidays Are Not So Happy" as a Popular Blog post this week. I am very honored and touched. It was like getting an early Christmas presents from a bunch of friends who love me. Oh, wait a mi... Read more
My Fondest Christmas Memory
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      15 comments

Today I received an email from my incredible 10 year old niece who creates a weekly newsletter 51 weeks a year, writing and adding pictures that amuse and delight the 100 of us on her fan list. My niece asked if we had any early Christmas m... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When the Holidays Are Not So Happy
Monday, December 19, 2011      39 comments

For many people, the holiday season is not particularly happy. Expectations run very high and all too often, finances run far too low. There are so many things to do, including decorating, shopping, wrapping, cooking, trying to meet and excee... Read more
This and That
Friday, December 16, 2011      13 comments

I had a great visit with my baby sister- my beloved baby sister as I call her. We accomplished nothing of real value and everything of absolute value. That means that we did nothing but enjoy each other. My sister is a serious artist and painter... Read more
Early Christmas Presents
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      22 comments

Today I got three early Christmas presents: 1. I am not going into renal failure after all, nor am I at risk for a heart attack. Now it looks like that high potassium, formerly the dangerously high potassium levels are being caused by medicati... Read more
Bad Mood Day: Over and Out!
Monday, December 12, 2011      18 comments

Thanks for all of the kindnesses, goodies and support that you all showed me on my bad mood day. I am incredibly grateful and humbled by all that I DO have, especially you all. Last week I saw the doctor 4 times, had blood work 5 times and an ... Read more

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