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I feel good

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

I saw my doctor on Monday and got my blood test results back today. Everything is looking great. My cholestrol is within range, HDL within range, LDL within range, and my A1C is right where my doctor wants it to be. I love it when everything comes together and this site helps because I am tracking what I eat.

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HDHAWK 4/7/2010 8:46PM

    That's fantastic!

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CHUPAL01 4/7/2010 7:28PM

    Sounds great! Now to get your foot under control and get back to exercising which will help maintain the good that is happening for you!!!

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I shouldn't have, but I did

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

I mowed the lawn. My foot is now being iced because of course mowing the lawn aggravated the arthritis in the foot. I see the podiatrist on Thursday and I can't wait. I should have waited on the lawn, but they are predicting rain and my son isn't here to mow the lawn so I did what I have always done and mowed the stupid stuff. Now I pay for it. Going to put my foot up and hope the ice helps reduce the burning sensation. Of course now I can play the "I can't mow the lawn because of my foot" card around here. emoticon

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EVLOBOS310 4/6/2010 4:38PM

    Ouch! You need to take it easy and stay off that foot! Hope the icing makes it feel better. Take care!

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CHUPAL01 4/6/2010 3:43PM

    Girl you need to take it easy! You need to find out what is wrong with your foot before you do something to make it worse! I know its hard to be patient and wait on others to help and/or do it for you. Rest and ice up! Take care of yourself! emoticon

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I broke the barrier!

Friday, April 02, 2010

This week I broke the 10 pound barrier! I have tried to remain on track, gone to the gym, basically done what I have been doing. My fasting blood sugars are down this week as well. You know what I am proud of me! I did this! I can keep doing this! I feel great! I don't normally brag on myself but after three weeks of not moving the scale this pound felt really good. emoticon

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LOSINGITALL4ME 4/4/2010 9:56AM

    Success!!!!!! You should brag on yourself. Keep it up!

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GINA7249 4/4/2010 9:38AM

    u go grl slow and steady. u can do it comntinue on and have fun while doing it. keep up the good work and have a great easter if u celebrate it or other wise just have a great sunshineing day.

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JANISLI 4/2/2010 10:53AM

    You go girl. Slow and steady wins the race.
Progress not perfection. Continued success. You can do it.

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What it's all about

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Eleven weeks ago I joined SparkPeople. I have learned a lot here. I set my goals and am making friends (I hope). As I look at my goals, I realized that I was not focusing on one of them. I started this journey to become healthy, as well as to lose weight . So when I got on the scale this morning, and saw once again it had not moved at all, I was upset until I logged on here and re-read my goals. My main goal is to become healthier. I am back at the gym five nights a week which is a total turnaround from when I joined. My morning fasting blood sugar levels have gone from 180's to 130's. I am wearing a smaller size again. See two years ago, when I lost my mother, I also lost 30 pounds in four months with Weight Watchers. When I lost my father that December I started gaining it all back. I guess it was grief. This time I want to be healthy, to be around to see my granddaughter (who isn't here quite yet) grow up and be married with babies of her own. That is what this journey is all about. I am doing it for me. Weight is not the main issue this time. I am really learning to love myself and to be proud of what I accomplish in life. And I thank this site for that insight.


A Comment on Education Cuts

Friday, March 26, 2010

I don't know who said this, but this is what I feel is going to happen in the schools with all the budget cuts going on....
"We the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
Thanks for letting me vent. I need to add some qualifiers to the quote...we teachers are "unwilling" to continue doing more with less, yet we do what is asked of us. the "unknowing" are the politicians who keep cutting the budget without considering what they are doing in the long run, "the impossible" is that the teachers out there are still going in every day and giving it all they have to educate the students, "ungrateful" are the people outside education who don't realize that teachers don't get paid for the days they don't work, nor do they get paid for the days that they work outside their contracted days. I think the second half of the quote speaks for itself.

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CHUPAL01 3/30/2010 10:02AM

    I agree with you so much! Public schools are just that, public. It is for the poor, the uncaring or the unable to provide a better education for their children. There are some public schools out there that are doing outstanding jobs. But they are not that obvious. I know in my school district I am in one of the lowest performing buildings. Yet I see teachers giving everything they have to their students. The response from these students parents is a deafening silence or, your not doing enough for my child. "MY child is poor and doesn't have anything, can't you give him a break??" BLAH BLAH BLAH!

My own daughter goes to a private school. She is being taught at her level and not having to deal with the behaviors that happen at public schools. This is not to say that her school is perfect. There are children with ADHD. There are children who's parents let them do whatever at home. But when it comes to the school, they put up with very little. They have that option. They can tell the parent that their child will follow the rules or not come to that school. My daugher is so blessed to have gotten into this school (which has a waiting list). I thank God every day she is there. The public school she would attend is not bad, but dang they couldn't teach her the way she needs to be taught! AND she gets to be a 2nd grade child, not a 2nd grade wannabe teeniebopper!

I hope that our representatives, congressmen, governors and other elected officials figure out how important public schools are. I think I heard Obama wants to make schooling be year round??? Anyone know if this is remotely true or not? If so, the man FINALLY got something right!

I'll get off my soapbox now!

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GIANT-STEPS 3/26/2010 5:46PM

  I don't think politicians are unknowing. They just don't care. The kids of most politicians don't go to public schools; they go to fancy private ones. Cutting education only affects the little people and the tax raises prevented by these cuts primarily help those who pay the most taxes.

No Child Left Behind absolutely blows my mind. Schools that underperform get penalized by having funding cut the idea being that cutthroat competition will motivate schools to do better. This is determined by performance on standardized tests so most schools prepare all year for the tests rather than educate. I read that current events are no longer discussed in many schools because they are deemed a waste of time since they won't be on the test.

Even though my mom and sister-in-law are teachers and I really want to support public education we have chosen to home school our daughter. I just don't have faith that the schools will educate and instill the love of learning I want her to have.

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