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My Aching Back

Monday, August 31, 2015      3 comments

So it had gotten to the point that if I did a long grocery shopping or stood at the kitchen counter to chop veggies, or bake bread, the small of my back started telling me tales of woe and I would have to sit down for a while to quiet it down. I... Read more

New Year - Same Old Problem

Thursday, January 01, 2015      6 comments

So, four months since my last surgery. That was really a mess. The surgery went ok but then something seemed to be wrong the next day and the surgeon opened me up again, then figured out he really hadn't needed to do the second surgery. Unfortun... Read more

Stalled, again

Thursday, July 31, 2014      2 comments

There are only three weeks left before surgery and my weight loss seems to be stalled. I haven't lost more than a pound a week, despite my efforts, but that is better than no progress at all. I'm so tempted to fast but not only is that "old hat,... Read more

Almost Down To The Wire

Saturday, July 19, 2014      0 comments

So, my hernia surgery is scheduled for August 21st. Thatís just a month away and the surgeon would like me to lose as much weight as possible before then. This surgery is going to be hard, taking about 6 hours and involving some pretty close wo... Read more

More, But Only a Little at a Time

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      0 comments

The book I've started reading, "The Lean: A Revolutionary (and Simple!) 30-Day Plan for Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss," is geared a bit toward veganism, but can be used by meat eaters, too. I like the idea of 30 days of making 30 gentle changes t... Read more

Keep it Simple and Workable

Friday, June 20, 2014      0 comments

I donít know when Iíll have my next surgery or even who will perform it, only that I need it. The surgeon that did my colectomy and the two parastomal hernia surgeries that followed has never done the component separation technique for hernia re... Read more

The Problem:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      1 comments

Having an ileostomy is better than having ulcerative colitis if only because you no longer have the pain and uncertainty that goes with the colitis. There's also the time saved. With colitis you are always searching for ways to make your life mo... Read more

Good book about diabetes

Saturday, October 26, 2013      2 comments

I'm reading Richard K. Bernstein's book "Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution." It's a pretty thick book, and I only intended to skim through it but I've ended up reading every page of his introduction of himself, some of the case histories, and am... Read more

Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, Week 4

Monday, July 08, 2013      1 comments

I only blogged once last week because I didn't have anything new or substantive to blog about and I feel this week may be the same. I haven't craved sweets for several days. Instead I'm going back and forth between not being hungry and craving f... Read more

Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, Week 3, Blog 1

Monday, July 01, 2013      2 comments

I did so well today I can hardly believe it, except that I skipped breakfast because I haven't figured out what is ok for me to eat for breakfast. After lunch I had a vanilla chai tea with sweetner and soy milk when I craved something sweet and ... Read more

Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, Week 2, Blog 3

Sunday, June 30, 2013      0 comments

Saturday I did myself in by having waffles with syrup for breakfast. For some reason if I eat a sweet breakfast I crave sweets all day and that is pretty much how Saturday went. I tried several subterfuges but ended up having another waffles aft... Read more

Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, Week 2, Blog 2

Friday, June 28, 2013      1 comments

I went vegan for a couple of days the beginning of the week and made myself sick. I have stage III kidney disease and apparently I've been keeping my potassium and phosphorus at ok levels without really trying. So I didn't really realize how lit... Read more

Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, Week 2, Blog 2

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      0 comments

Wow, at the end of today I came up short by almost 500 calories. I've been a little nauseated all day and just didn't eat much: toast for breakfast, a salad for lunch, a little short grain brown rice and peas with zucchini for dinner. I snacked ... Read more

Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge, Week 2, Blog 1

Monday, June 24, 2013      0 comments

Sunday has been my day off from diet/exercise for a little over a month now. I have been on a weight loss plateau since November of last year and thought that having a day when I didn't think about calories and portion control might make it easi... Read more

Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge Week 1, Blog 3

Friday, June 21, 2013      0 comments

Yesterday after lunch I really wanted chocolate. Actually I wanted a Smore again, and since I know that Walmart has individually packaged Russell Stover's Smores I wanted to go get one even if they aren't as good as the real thing. To keep mysel... Read more

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