_MOBII_'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%5FMOBII%5F _MOBII_'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Facebook http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910566 Since I don't have a lot of time that I am able to spend online since taking care of mom and the house, I wanted to be able to keep in touch with my friends here...I spend a lot of my online 'me' time on Facebook after having joined a support group for Alzheimer's and Dementia caregivers. <BR> <BR> Please feel free to add my personal Facebook page to your friend list...it is <BR> <link>www.facebook.com/tracy.hueckstaedtph<BR>illips </link> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 13:39:28 EST Informal exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907725 Since I haven't really had a chance for 'formal' exercise, I have been trying to make do with what I have....which is a LOT of yardwork! <BR> As I said before, mom and stepdad have a lot of property here and while most of it is wooded, there is a giant amount that is not. I have the hang of running the mower and yesterday thought I would go out and use the weed eater for about 30 minutes.... <BR> I spent the rest of the evening with weak little baby bird arms, today they aren't so weak, but ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 12:57:49 EST It has been a very long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905465 Well, I had a giant blog typed out because I have been gone forever it seems like and when I tried to post it, my session timed out and SP ate it <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> To sum up, my mom had something happen to her in August of last year, it was misdiagnosed as a seizure and she was way over medicated. I have moved back down to Alabama to take care of her and help out my stepdad. <BR> <BR> Mom's official diagnosis is dementia, but in the meantime...while the doctors all had their hands i... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 18:42:52 EST Update on mom and lots of questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850444 Ok, just got back home at 6am today from checking on my mom, it was a 15 hour drive (she is in another state). <BR> After going there and voicing my opinion (I think I may have ran off one doctor)....here is what has been happening....(sorry in advance if it is long) <BR> I also have this posted on another website so there are some medical questions in here that I didn't edit out before posting...but it has been a long week and I am tired....I just wanted to let everyone know what has been ha... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 15:32:57 EST Changes coming up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841368 I think I am doing ok. <BR> <BR> I have been planning what is coming up for me soon....not planning too far in advance right now, I know it is important to have long term plans and goals, but I am only looking into the next month or two. <BR> <BR> My mom is still not doing well. My older sister, younger brother, Timothy, and I are going down there (Alabama) this coming Sunday the 4th. <BR> My stepdad is very overwhelmed and scared right now because she is not able to move herself, she r... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:46:43 EST Celebrating and Continuing On. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838747 Its been awhile since I have had time (or energy) to sit down and put my thoughts into any sort of an order to blog out....and I will apologize in advance if I am too wordy or mixed up doing it now...and I think I will have to break this up into a couple of blogs or it will be a novel. <BR> <BR> First off, I hope you had the happiest holiday ever....whichever one you celebrate if any! There...that was PC enough, lol! <BR> Although I have had an existential crisis and have changed my views o... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 10:46:26 EST Post surgery. Goodbye Ant'ny. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828244 So I made it through my surgery (obviously) on Wednesday. I apparently talked a bit after they came and gave me my sedative in pre-op. I had two nurses and the anesthetist come in and one nurse introduced herself and asked me to verify my name and birthdate, something was mentioned about taking pictures of the operation and I got a bit excited because I love medical stuff....at which point I started to feel fuzzy in the head and sort of remember asking if they put stuff in my IV...I think t... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 17:55:51 EST In other news... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826059 I ate way too much over the last several days. <BR> <BR> Eating because my blood work has become normal, add to that some stress eating, and then Thanksgiving, then another Thanksgiving on Saturday, then cake for my b-day, pumpkin pie...you know...for vegetables....I have no idea how my weight hasn't shot up. I am still within my range of maintaining. <BR> (a.k.a. seeing how much I can eat without gaining weight) <BR> <BR> Oh yes, and haven't made it to the gym in...several days. <BR> I wa... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 21:55:09 EST Skin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815723 I posted this today on Facebook....the video is amazing for so many reasons. I also included my original comments about the video below....please note...the comments are not directed at anyone in particular and I have not been picked on for posting....the video just flashed me back to comments I have overheard from people throughout my life. <BR> <BR> "I posted this last night right before I went to bed and didn't comment on it....I needed a bit of time to gather my thoughts on it. <BR> Fir... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:06:16 EST Updates...mostly medical :/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815721 Hi peoples.... <BR> As usual I have been slacking off on what I should be doing because life seems to get in the way. I am trying though and I am patting myself on the back, because sometimes....you just GOTTA! <BR> <BR> My mom has been in and out of the hospital a few more times...they said the last wasn't a seizure but she is acting the same way when she did have one. <BR> They said she was having mini strokes and have her on a daily aspirin and anti seizure medication. Also, they did an E... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18:58:59 EST All my hard work....FINALLY PAID OFF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804646 First and foremost, my A1C (the diabetes test) was A NORMAL LEVEL!!!!! woohoo!!!! <BR> down from 5.7 to 5.2 <BR> My fasting blood sugar was a NORMAL 86! <BR> NO enzymes showing a fatty liver! (it was fatty when I had my gb out) <BR> My cholesterol is 196 <BR> LDL (the bad one)125 <BR> HDL (the good one) 51 <BR> Vitamin D 29 (30 is the low end of healthy, but I am up from an 11) <BR> And NO proteins in my urine which means the kidneys are doing well! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to share! Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:48:01 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803779 Ok, I can't get my video to upload, so I will just have to type it out! <BR> <BR> I have been super busy but my work offered us a deal for a local gym, 35 bucks a month and no contract and no sign up fees. I have also been a bit worried as to what I should do with myself with winter coming and I won't be able to get out on my bike. <BR> <BR> I got a free hour with a personal trainer on Wednesday, it turned into a half hour because I was late but we talked and went through a few exercises t... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:07:06 EST Pretty Sure.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802421 I am pretty sure I have lost my ever loving mind. <BR> <BR> I know I haven't been around but will update (most likely with a video) tomorrow (Wednesday) <BR> <BR> Take care and love yourself, <BR> Moi Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:50:22 EST Queue dance music! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792136 So I have been desperate to get out of the 60's (pounds lost) for an odd reason that I won't get into....but when I weighed myself this morning...I am at 70 pounds lost! ~happy dance~ \o\ \o/ /o/ *wiggle wiggle* <BR> Go me! Sat, 4 Oct 2014 08:52:35 EST Fall goal completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790442 My goal was to be able to ride my bike to work, work my shift, and then be able to ride home. <BR> I had to have this done before winter set in, here in northern Illinois, it is getting cold and when the snow comes, bike riding will be all but impossible. <BR> <BR> I am happy to say that I was able to complete my goal yesterday! <BR> <BR> When I woke up (still crabby from the yucky Monday that I had), my first thought was that it would be so easy to put off another day....then I got my behi... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:00:37 EST Tomorrow is IT! (asthma permitting) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789336 Today will be a do-over tomorrow! <BR> To start off...I forgot to put on my pedometer this morning....for the first time since I got it in March, today was a very slow day at work so I know I didn't get many steps in. <BR> I had an asthma attack at work and my inhaler was making me queasy (figured out that one was expired) <BR> <BR> To top it all off....I had something decent to eat in the fridge at work left over from yesterday.....I could feel my blood sugar dropping while I was waiting fo... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:01:56 EST Food Network Junkie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788653 How do you know you are a Food Network junkie? <BR> When a local Food Network Star comes into your work and you totally lose your sh*t! <BR> Not only did I freak the hell out, I went fan-girl-stupid while talking to him and spent the rest of the day on an endorphin high! <BR> <BR> Jeff Mauro was completely the awesomest guy ever! VERY nice and willing to look past my dorky-ness and chat with me for a minute! <BR> He has a wonderful laugh and his wife and family were all very sweet too! Sun, 28 Sep 2014 21:12:36 EST Hospital visit for my mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785756 So...my weekend was....I don't even have the words. <BR> I got a call from my mom's cell on Saturday and it went to voice mail. When I checked it, it was my stepdad and he said to call him back asap. <BR> He said my mom was in the hospital since Thursday but he didn't have my number in his cell phone and I guess he didn't think to check hers until Saturday. <BR> <BR> He said she had a neurologist appointment on Thursday and had not gotten much sleep the night before so he didn't think muc... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:50:32 EST Taking what I can get http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781243 <BR> <BR> Some days I take whatever little victories that I can get. Today....my socks matched and I didn't pee my pants. I'll take it! Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:45:08 EST Accomplishments or lack of? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774512 Just some thoughts Sat, 6 Sep 2014 10:54:34 EST My first vlog...again, sorry it is sideways!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772441 It didn't attach yesterday, grr! Today it is sideways, HAHA! Much like my life lately! I will do better with the next one I promise! Wed, 3 Sep 2014 08:05:43 EST Hit a wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771477 I hit a wall today. I tried to do a video today...I figured out how to work the camera on my new phone and upload directly to facebook and had been having so much fun doing them and thought that I could pull a silver lining out of it today. <BR> I am desperately wanting to do a vlog here and that was my goal for today. <BR> <BR> On my way to work this morning, I tried. I ended up deleting 13 videos from this morning and 35 more attempts from this evening. I am having a hard time today with ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:22:37 EST My aching aches and pains! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759601 I have managed to get out and ride some every day for the past several days. <BR> I have been feeling my muscles, not in a bad way really...until the night before last! I haven't been sleeping well because of my asthma so any sleep I get lately is valuable. <BR> <BR> I woke up out of a dead sleep with the weirdest cramp, it was like a charlie horse but running down the outside part of my ankle! I actually had to have my beau rub it for me because it wasn't going away with stretching and it... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:46:05 EST Bizzy Bee and other news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758804 Life is really full right now! Not that its a bad thing, it keeps me out of trouble, eh? Or not, lol! <BR> <BR> <BR> In the cycling news.... <BR> I have been pushing myself on riding my bike more often....I have been trying to get out every day, well....on most days anyways. <BR> I keep telling myself that taking the time out for ME is a good thing...I am trying to do less rushing through my life...which I have a tendency to do. <BR> I do like riding my bike, I generally go out for about ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:04:07 EST T'was a bit more than allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754332 So here I am .... <BR> I ended up in the emergency room last week Monday night, I just couldn't cough and finally ended up in a half hour coughing fit during supper. It felt like my lungs were just so heavy and had no strength to cough...silly me, still thought it was my allergies/sinus' <BR> I finally quieted down and went to my room, ate one potato chip and launched into another uncontrollable coughing fit. <BR> I finally acquiesced to my beau and took my butt to the ER. <BR> I was feeling... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:32:00 EST The unplanned 4, a crash, and a compliment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740932 I am getting excited because I am more than halfway to my first weight goal of 199. I weighed in yesterday at 249...putting me up to 61 pounds total lost....50 to go! <BR> <BR> My allergies have been acting up for a couple of days now so I haven't been moving much...not moving as in I usually work late because my sister comes late to pick me up, well, on Tuesday, I clocked out at my scheduled time and laid on the bean bag for 3 hours in the breakroom until she got there to pick me up, lol! ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:59:10 EST Lots to catch up on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733893 I haven't blogged in forever! <BR> I have been trying to keep busy and pick up any extra hours that I can at work. I also had more injections in my hips for the bursitis. It did make my blood sugar jump up, but it was to the point that I couldn't stand the pain any more. On the right side, I had one in the outside of my hip and one in the backside...on the left they did the outside and then went into the joint from the front side which HURT! <BR> They even gave me extra whatever in my iv... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:33:02 EST I totally had a meme moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719420 I was walking in to work yesterday and saw a (blood glucose) test strip laying in the crack of the sidewalk and thought about this meme....and yes, I pronounce it me-me! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1711368340.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know I must have had a big, dorky grin on my face because I almost laughed out loud! Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:14:29 EST I hate pictures! But I am posting them anyways! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716790 These are my comparison pics from 2012, on the left, to today, on the right. Front, back, left, and right sides. <BR> <BR> While I CAN see the improvement, especially in my belly and the lumpiness of my butt, I still hate my general shape. I know now that my hips have a lot of swelling (hence all the injections recently), and there isn't much I can do about that. I take an anti inflammatory and have been getting steroid injections for a few weeks now. <BR> <BR> I keep telling myself t... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:43:34 EST Biking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710130 Tonight was the first time I was able to bike 5 miles at once. (5.5 to be exact) <BR> I think it will still take me awhile to build up to biking to work though. It is 10 miles one way, then I will have to work a shift on my feet, then 10 miles back...my goal is to be able to accomplish this at least once by fall. <BR> In the meantime, I am going to make some adjustments to my bike seat and see if I can take some of the stress off of my knee...I am pretty sure that I just need to raise the se... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:24:07 EST Phantom Fat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709103 Maybe this is a bad analogy, but it is stuck in my head lately...People who lose a limb or body part often get phantom sensations. I know that when my mom had part of her leg amputated, she would have pain, itching, or tickling in her foot. She had this for years until her nerve endings healed and her brain caught up with the fact that this part was no longer there. <BR> <BR> After having to get smaller shirts for work recently, I got to thinking....I have phantom fat. <BR> <BR> I have lo... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 17:10:20 EST I think I should clarify... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707745 I have several things that I need to clarify about my previous blog and also some new things to share. <BR> <BR> First and foremost, my previous blog was a LOT of fear, venting, and frustration on my part. <BR> I am by no means unhappy with my weight loss dropping from A HALF POUND A DAY to a pound or so a week. That first month, the 17 pound loss scared the bejesus out of me. Literally, the only thing I changed in my diet was cutting out white rice, white bread, white potatoes, and star... Sat, 31 May 2014 22:47:15 EST Test results, not doing well tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699585 3 months. <BR> All the extra walking, even when I have so much pain in my hip that it wakes me up at night, I have been keeping myself moving. <BR> I have been eating well...even better than that first month when I kept my carb/food intake so low that I lost 17 pounds. My weight loss has slowed to a pound a week now. <BR> All the money I spent on healthy foods to help my body recover. <BR> My whole family changing their diet just so I didn't have to 'eat alone'. <BR> <BR> 3 months of ti... Tue, 20 May 2014 22:50:52 EST Vampire visit and my NSV...of sorts. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697026 I had blood drawn this morning for my 3 month checkup on my A1C and cholesterol. <BR> I am hoping like hell that all the frustration and hard work of the last 3 months paid off. Then it occurred to me....this is the second blood draw in a row that I wasn't a "hard stick". <BR> <BR> A year ago, before I moved back up here, the doctor's office was resorting to taking blood from in between my knuckles...which HURTS! Even with a butterfly needle, it hurts and burns. <BR> <BR> 3 months ago,... Sat, 17 May 2014 12:25:50 EST Turning "Can't" into a choice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691294 My family deals with stress with humor. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have cracked a joke in the middle of an argument or some other 'inappropriate' time. <BR> <BR> I went off the deep end the other day after my sister picked me up from work, it is a long story, but I had to clock out 3 hours early and then sit and wait for my sister to get off work and then come and get me...Nope, wasn't fired or anything else catastrophic, just stupid work stuff. <BR> All I could do fo... Fri, 9 May 2014 12:07:05 EST Quick April Summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684814 Per the spark activity tracker. <BR> <BR> April's steps...235,862. <BR> 24.89 miles. <BR> Burned 18,959 calories. <BR> 2,264 minutes of moving. (Walking and biking) <BR> I lost 4 pounds in April, 26 pounds for the year and 44 pounds total. Thu, 1 May 2014 10:49:13 EST Coming up a little short http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683518 I worked my behind off at work today. My suster also had an appointment after work today so she couldn't pick me up. <BR> <BR> I got to work early and clocked in early to help out with the shipment...then did not go to my assigned post as it was a slow day...I stayed and helped out with shipment and stocking. <BR> I KNEW I was getting uber steps in today, I had already hit my 10k when I checked my tracker at 1 this afternoon. <BR> Then when I left work to go to the bus stop, I got there e... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:21:08 EST My great nephew, oh, and the rest of the family! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676542 On Saturday my cave-beau and I went out to my older sister's house for a get together with part of the family. She lives in the middle of nowhere, Wisconsin. For some reason the GPS took us through the 'scenic' part of Harvard, Illinois, stupid TomTom must have been imbibing for the holiday weekend! What usually takes us an hour drive took us about an hour and a half! Argh! <BR> <BR> I was planning on getting there early and helping my sister with anything that needed doing and also to sp... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:13:55 EST For the first time in years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675998 I put on an actual pair of jeans! One size smaller and NOT stretchy fabric! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:38:21 EST He pulled through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673885 I thought that Bazill, my basil plant was a goner. (Bazill is his name lol!) <BR> While dealing with getting my feet under me after the diabetes diagnosis, I noticed my poor baby in to windowsill, forgotten. I watered him and left him alone for a few days and when I decided that it was hopeless and was going to empty his pot, I noticed a speck of green towards the bottom. <BR> <BR> I cut him all back and waited a few more days to see what would happen.... <BR> <BR> Here he is! All sprouti... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:33:44 EST My first sugar 'low' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672815 I put low in quotes because it wasn't like a trip to the ER or anything. I had a rough day at work yesterday, lots of unexpected walking, lifting, and moving. <BR> I wasn't really prepared for it. <BR> <BR> I had a 1.5 mile walk to the bus in the morning, not too bad, I ate breakfast and when I got to the bus stop, I ducked into the gas station and got a Muscle Milk....its like a flavored protein shake. 200-ish calories and around 10 carbs. I had a half hour on the bus and then a half ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:32:56 EST Doctor visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670096 I went to the doctor today for a checkup and to have a couple of minor things checked on. <BR> I told her all the changes I am making to my diet and exercise to keep the diabetes in check. I told her that I am terrified of the complications and the thought of having to go on insulin...ever! <BR> She congratulated me on my weight loss last month (17 pounds) and said that I CAN have the white stuff, but have to watch the portions, but it is fine if I go without it, just keep a check on my ... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:44:21 EST Just tired. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662961 I am tired today, not so much sleepy-tired, but worn out. <BR> I have been worrying and working every minute of every day for the last month. I am getting tired of diabetes being the first thought on my mind when I wake up and the last before I go to sleep. <BR> <BR> For the last month, I have had no sugar, white bread, white rice, simple carbs, pasta, chocolate, fast food, junk food, chips, soda, popcorn, etc... (Actually, except for today, I had some honey in my tea because my throat is i... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 21:05:57 EST In like a lion, out like a lamb. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659668 Well, March certainly lived up to its little idiom that I learned in grade school. <BR> <BR> I started the month off with the news that I am pre-diabetic and have been working to get educated further about it. <BR> Way back in the dark ages when I first started working, I worked as a CNA in a nursing home...so I know the complications that diabetes can cause. My dad also had it, but was not diagnosed until after I was grown and moved away on my own so I did not have much info on the diet ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:30:38 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653634 Lost 13 pounds so far this month :/ <BR> 3 of that was in the last 2 days. <BR> I have been trying harder to get more calories in each day, I have been up to right around 1600 so I hope that the losing tapers off or slows down a little bit soon. <BR> I am feeling ok, not weak or anything, so maybe it is due to keeping up with my walking and cutting out all the junky carbs, I dunno. <BR> What I DO know is that chocolate cake in the breakroom was awfully tempting a couple days ago (I had... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:53:16 EST Game on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648692 I am here and I am doing alright. <BR> I am still complaining regularly about things that I 'cannot eat'...using quotes here because while I am sure that I CAN eat them...I feel like I shouldn't because I lack self control about certain items. For me and my mindset right now....it is easier to not have these things at all, instead of having a tiny bit of them and then taking it away. THAT is what makes me feel like I am depriving myself. I am just trying to keep my thoughts away from my ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:17:09 EST Chaos Inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643979 **Warning...this is NOT a unicorn and rainbow blog** <BR> <BR> That is how I am feeling. <BR> I thought that I was doing ok with the news of pre-diabetes....then it hit me last night. I was trying to look up nutrition information and it was late and I was tired and already took my meds for the night and everything I was finding seemed so contradictory and I suddenly found myself very overwhelmed and confused. <BR> <BR> Today I am feeling a bit better. I found that I was able to get some... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 22:12:22 EST Hydration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641686 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l442045903.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have decided that I need more hydration, and by "I", I mean, my doctor and my blood tests say that I am dehydrated (among other things). <BR> <BR> I had been doing really well with my hydration for a long time, then when I started with drinking coffee first thing in the morning, I struggled a bit. When I started my job in January, one of the 'policies' is that we drink out of a company branded sport while at wo... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 21:39:12 EST By Doze Is Still Tuffy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640901 OMG! I am still sick and I sound like ^ that when I talk now! I have been sick for...ten (?) days now? I don't know. However many days it is is that many days too long! <BR> Sorry if my blog zigzags from subject to subject, but I have a lot of cold medicine running through my system right now, lol! <BR> <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> My 10 hour shift last Saturday actually went ok and I would have kicked some serious booty if I had not been sick. <BR> I was a bit perturbed because they kept ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:15:08 EST This Week. Dinosaurs and Diabetes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636327 I have tried a few times to start this blog because I am still sorting through my emotions. What I want to do is throw myself on the floor and kick my feet and have a tantrum for 30 seconds until I start berating myself. <BR> I think I will just start at the beginning and sort through the emotional stuff later. <BR> <BR> Sunday was date day for my beau and I. We got up early, had a light breakfast, drove to the train station and headed downtown. We decided that our first day out would be ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:38:17 EST