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And meanwhile, back at the ranch....

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The low carb thing bombed miserably. And I have more arterial sludge now than ever before. The doctor put me on cholesterol meds yesterday. Freakin wonderful. She told me I was inching up perilously close to the danger zone with my blood glucose, too. Good bye, McDonalds Mocha Frappes. Good bye, burgers and fries. Good bye, indecent quantities of communal red licorice at work. I don't even like that stuff, so why the hell did I eat so much of it? Because it was there? (That's pretty much why I married my second husband too, and a different story entirely, which probably doesn't even belong here, but you know you'll read it anyway sooner or later.)

I haven't gained all my weight back - I'm still twenty-one pounds shy of that - but I could probably pull that off too within a month, if I continue in the direction I'm going. Can't do it. Just can't. I'm on BP meds. I'm on cholesterol meds. What's next? And I'm so DAMNED sick of wearing clothes with X's in them.

Life has been batsh!t crazy, which hasn't helped cement my resolve by any means. Sonnyboy just keeps getting in trouble and avoiding work like a pox-riddled ho, Princess moved back in with the most beautiful little boy in the world because Prince Charming turned out to be a toad, I'm still robbing from Peter to pay Paul, and I'm tripping over stuff in my own house. There's no room for anything. There's always chaos. The sibling rivalry thing apparently lasts well into the twenties. My Silver Fox is spending an awful lot of time in his garage. I'd join him if I didn't think he'd actually put me to work on something.

But it's going to be OK. It's going to be OK. (Said it twice, for luck.) And I've gotten Rosie the Wonderbike dusted off, my treadmill and elliptical set up in the smallest bedroom in the house, and an attitude. Maybe I should have mentioned the attitude first. You probably caught on to that part of the equation by my second paragraph, though. Smart people, here on SparkPeople.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MADDEELOU 7/14/2011 11:53AM

    I admire you for being so brutally honest--both with us and yourself.

**This was supposed to go to the "Still at Work" blog. Not sure what happend. Oops! emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/14/2011 11:54:37 AM

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PUFFPASTRY 7/14/2011 2:38AM

    I'm pretty sure you could make me laugh no matter WHAT was going on in your life! Cut yourself some slack, and know your loyal readers are cheering for you. emoticon

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RAFT4WAVES 7/14/2011 12:49AM

    Frankly, I love the attitude and your honest blogs. I'm glad your back! Good luck with the chaos and getting it all back in order.

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WILSON425 7/13/2011 9:48AM

    Keep the attitude and your great humor!

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MIZCATHI 7/13/2011 6:31AM

    The attitude is essential. You're back, that's what counts.

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KAKIPOPUP 7/13/2011 6:28AM

    I'm so glad you are back - and so sorry that life has exploded on you- emoticon

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FRAN0426 7/13/2011 12:49AM

    Sounds to me your ready to move on with trying this again especially the exercise. Hang in there, you can do this. Yes, I hear and get the eating the red licorice, if it's there it is sooooooo tempting to eat...Bring your self some nutritinal treat like fresh fruits and cut veggies. Ya, I know it's not the same---but you need to get started in every way to let the meds work too.

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EMBRACE_SUCCESS 7/13/2011 12:23AM

    Welcome back! I remain a huge fan of yours:)

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/12/2011 11:48PM

    Glad you are back!

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DEVORA4 7/12/2011 8:52PM

  emoticon to hear of your situations. Welcome to the real world where things go topsy turvy, You are as I remember a strong willed lady and WILL make things work, emoticon

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NUMD97 7/12/2011 7:46PM

    No platitudes from these parts. Your blog paralleled my last one. We'll do it because there are no other options. 'Nuff said.

But in fairness to you, you've had an awful lot on your plate with other unexpected events. Yeah, it's called "life." Can we not answer the doorbell sometimes when it comes a-callin'?

Dig deep. You're tough stuff. You'll find a way.

And you're back. With all the resources here and the SP buddies at your disposal. Use it, and them.

Meet you at the top, Sly,


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PRINCESSNURSE 7/12/2011 7:21PM

    Welcome back girl!

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MADDEELOU 7/12/2011 7:07PM

    It is going to be okay because you have ATTITUDE!

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KARIDIAN1 7/12/2011 6:56PM

    Sounds like you are back on track. Stay focused

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SOPKAMANJU 7/12/2011 6:50PM

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