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Feb. 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Weird day. It's one of my days off and I sat in the dining room on the computer with earphones on. I'm alone in the house but still wanted the music close and low. At some point my back started to ache so I got up to go find the back pillow my mother had used. I walked past the French doors that had been her entrance and found them open!! They are always locked because we don't use them now. So I stood still to see if I heard any noises in the house. No...then went to the kitchen and locked the door to the basement. Then I thought about going upstairs...but stopped. I felt a little uneasy and then I felt quite a bit uneasy. So I called 911. Here I was still in my flannel nightgown and couldn't go up to get dressed. Anyway...I went to the car as instructed and waited for the police. They came, went in with a dog with their guns out. Finally they came out and told me everything was ok. Whew. I love our police department here in Alexandria, VA. They used to come every so often to help mom when she was on the floor after a fall. When everything calmed down I had to clean up the mud from the dog and the 5 police. It was ok. Better than someone else cleaning up my remains!! I ate an abstinent lunch even though I wanted to eat everything in the house. I'm ok. I'm ok. Getting there anyway,

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/23/2014 5:48AM

    I am so glad that you are fine. Calling 911 was the right thing to do.

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LJCANNON 2/22/2014 6:41PM

    emoticon So happy that you are OK! Maybe your Mom came by for a visit?
Always listen to your Gut Feeling, it usually is Right!!

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GINNAR 2/22/2014 7:18AM

    This was a very interesting post. You were smart to have things checked out right away.

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2 weeks

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It's been about 2 weeks since I stopped eating gluten and cut waaaay back on sugar. I notice that my arthritis is much better (they always said that about sugar) and basically I feel good. I start my day with a vega health shake I found at MOM's (My Organic Market) . It's all ok!

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CITYZOZO 2/20/2014 10:49AM

    I've been mostly GF for about 9 months and feel so much better.. I'm pre diabetic. WAY TO GO! You will notice a lot more energy and less sluggishness the longer you do it… Zo

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/20/2012 8:03AM

    Gluten can really affect some people's body. I'm glad that you have cut back on it, and it's helping you.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Today we had a brunch to celebrate Valentine's Day and a friend of ours who sold her house within two weeks of posting and just good friends. My meal plan worked well. Our local bakery has wonderful gluten free cupcakes (to go along with the others gotten for everyone else) and all the homemade things we had worked out splendidly. I skipped Judith's biscuits (I should get an extra spin on the wheel for THAT.) and I feel good! I'm slowly losing.

Thanks to any of you who read this. I appreciate this community.

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/12/2012 4:19PM

    Dana, I think you deserve an extra spin on the wheel. I couldn't have skipped one biscuit.

You are really doing well. This program works.

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70 degrees in and out

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Our DC area is going to be warm today and my commitment to my health has warmed up as well. This has been a calm and good 3 days. I'm getting protein at every meal, avoiding sugar and keeping an eye on portions. No drama about it. I haven't exercised as I'd like but that will come too. I'm grateful because I feel easier with life.

Thank you for the support.

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PYNETREE 2/1/2012 10:36AM

    emoticon Yes, You are doing it..I wish you strength to keep it up!

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CAROLEE1945 2/1/2012 9:28AM

    I love it when I have those grateful days.

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KAYYVAUGHN 2/1/2012 8:40AM

    Dana, your postive attitude will really help you. We are all in this together.

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What a difference a day makes

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Yesterday I wrote with such shock and underlying grief. Today I actually weigh MORE (.4 lb more, a new high) but because I wrote yesterday, because I read all the support, becuase I had a good breakfast and lunch and good attitude, I don't feel worse, I feel better. I know I shouldn't have weighed today. We were out last night and weighing more than once a week is not helpful, but it's ok. I didn't see it as failure. Just fact. I'm about 35% ready for today. Which is 34% more than I was yesterday. A huge jump.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/29/2012 10:23AM

    Positive attitude = a GREAT thing to gain! Don't lose that one.

One day-at-a-time, one step-at-a-time.

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KAYYVAUGHN 1/29/2012 9:18AM

    Dana, you can do it. Just take it one day at the time. Eating out does do it sometimes.
We ate out last night. My entrée was fish, but I ate 4 pieces of bread before the entrée came. I had skipped lunch which was not good.
The breakfast and lunch, and dinner won't be so heavy for all of us.

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IOEINC 1/29/2012 8:58AM

    emoticon emoticon Chum 48, great advice on the one step at a time, one day at a time. Reveal in your victories, learm from your mistakes and you will start seeing real results soon. We are all here to cheer you on and give you lots of support!!
Keep working at it. emoticon

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HAWKTHREE 1/29/2012 8:55AM

    So glad to hear you're feeling better.

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CHUM48 1/29/2012 8:52AM

    Isn't it awesome when something that would normally defeat turns into a victory! That is fantastic. One Day, One Step, Victory around the corner

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