facing the sadness, trying to turn a corner
Rather than starving my feelings, or eating 'em, I need to write.
5 weeks ago, I started a diabetes education program. The goal is to learn more as well as to start seeing downward progress on the scale. Well, the scale hasn't moved, even... Read more
Another new beginning...with some understanding sprinkled in
Well, blog reader, if you're there, I'm here again.
This is a safe space, as far as I'm concerned. I'm grateful for that! SparkPeople has been a part of my healthiness journey for a number of years, and I'm really digging in this time. ... Read more
While I like the "new trend" in medicine that you can see your test results online without talking to the doctor first, it wasn't necessarily a good thing today. I have a result of tests last week. Supposedly, I'll have test results of other te... Read more
Another food reaction blog
I feel like I've posted about this before. I'm tired of even having to think about this.
Food is an issue for me. It's been an issue for decades. I was the only kid I knew who was allergic to foods. They changed every so often. I was a... Read more
Giving Permission to step out in a new direction
I've been battling eating issues since I was a teen. Now, I cope with multiple food sensitivities and reactions. Some are "true" allergies, some are cross-reactions from environmental allergies (something called oral-allergy syndrome). There a... Read more
Sharing the struggles in a day
I wanted to quit today.
When is it my turn
Here I sit,
Two weeks from surgery
I'm her caretaker
With no backup.
I want to scream
She half... Read more
Another new adventure
Hello, blog reader. :) Welcome.
This morning's blog is brought to you by insomnia: a friend I thought wouldn't be back for awhile after last week's surgery. Wrong!
The hysterectomy went fine, or so the doc says. There was also anoth... Read more
Following up on an assignment
I was given an opportunity, within the last month or so, to be part of a study on depression. The basic protocol for the study is finding where the level of depression is (baseline) then enacting an app or two to see how that helps.
What I... Read more
Writing to increase endurance
One of the best things about blogging, in my experience, is that it takes the wandering circling thoughts and puts them somewhere. Once out, the ability to think seems more clear. Possible.
This is a rough section of time. If you're read... Read more
Another day - 3 weeks to pre-op
I'm grateful for an easy day today. Attempting to keep up with my normal day-to-day with this level of pain is not possible. I'm beyond exhausted!
I'm in that space between really wanting to write and having no words. Such a tough place ... Read more
Back to writing...again
Life is throwing some additional weird events our way, and it's time to get them out of my head!
I don't have a huge amount of time to write, currently, so I may edit this later, or just add another post. We'll see.
A week and a half ... Read more
Day 7 of DWLC- writing words about feelings
I wish diabetes was my only challenge. I wish I didn't have a love/hate relationship with food
I wish I had more healthy thoughts about food and about caring for my system.
It's been an okay week. I'm fairly certain there's been no prog... Read more
Day 3... What are my goals to be...
It's been a harder week than I've wanted it to be. Too many little reasons to try to explain.
Food is going okay, and I have some ideas for some projects for the next couple of days. Being on vocal rest, which was prescribed Monday, is NO... Read more
Mid Month Reboot
Why wait to start a challenge at the start of the month? Right now, we're around 5 weeks from the start of school, so starting a challenge today seems about right.
I've been struggling with several of my test numbers. Heck, I've been stru... Read more
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Words that should be shared
A friend has been struggling with depression. We don't live near each other, so I can't reach out often in what feels like a meaningful way.
T... Read more