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Back to Basics
Thursday, April 07, 2016      1 comments

I took a break of over a year from SparkPeople. I switched to the mobile app mySugr Pro, mainly because SparkPeople didn't offer blood glucose tracking that was as detailed as I wanted at the time. My weight crept up a little (17 pounds), but ... Read more
Feeling Sexy
Tuesday, April 15, 2014      3 comments

I took a weekend away with my DH this past weekend. We didn't go far, just to a hotel the next town over, but we needed some alone time (which can be rare as hen's teeth in my house). ... Read more
Food Addict Relapse
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      2 comments

I went on a binge last night. I'd been doing so well. Since I was diagnosed with diabetes in January, I've been closely monitoring my carbohydrates and my blood sugar. I hadn't even been having cravings. I let a little bread creep into my di... Read more
More good test results!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      3 comments

I saw my Dr. on Friday (I got my A1C results early). He was very pleased with me. Not only is my A1C in a good place, my cholesterol numbers are much better as well. Now, instead of going in every 3 months, I only have to go in every 6. I've... Read more
Good Test Results
Thursday, March 20, 2014      3 comments

I'm still working on rebuilding my strength after dislocating my shoulder. I feel myself getting stronger, but still have to be careful with the exercises I do and the weight for each. Some are a lot easier than others. I got good news th... Read more
Drama, drama, and more drama.
Friday, February 21, 2014      2 comments

I haven't been on Spark since November. I managed to dislocate my shoulder (in my sleep, no less) and that made for a long recovery. The Dr. prescribe physical therapy and advised me that if the shoulder goes out again it will mean surgery....... Read more
Derailed by Stress & Hormones
Thursday, November 14, 2013      0 comments

It has been an eventful few weeks for me. Mom had surgery on 10/16 to repair a problem caused by her osteoporosis when she broke her leg last winter. I walked a 5k I was completely unprepared for on the 26th (my knee had been giving me problem... Read more
My First 5K - Aruna
Monday, October 28, 2013      0 comments

On Friday after work, I walked my first 5K, to support the Aruna Project. I'd been having some issues with my right knee for a few weeks now, so I knew going in that I wasn't going to set any speed records. My goal was just to finish. ... Read more
Last Week / Lost Week
Monday, September 16, 2013      0 comments

Late Friday (the 6th) my step-dad passed away. He had been in a nursing home for the past 2 years with Alzheimer's and a bad heart. He passed quietly and Mom, most of his kids, and myself were able to be with him. Saturday was a flurry of pho... Read more
Jungle Attack
Friday, September 06, 2013      4 comments

One of my biggest frustrations this year has been the jungle that is my back yard. My husband and sons have been saying that they're going to take care of it, but never quite got around to it. Sooo, I went out after work and started trimming b... Read more
Emotional Eating
Thursday, September 05, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday, I found myself munching all day. I used Atkins bars and gum to keep from losing it completely. Dinner was a low carb/low calorie meal of green beans, red potatoes, and ham - all cooked in the same pot with chicken broth & pepper. I... Read more
Weigh-in Saturday
Saturday, August 31, 2013      2 comments

I'm down another 1.6 pounds this week! Moving in the right direction again. I'm working to un-do a 12-pound gain and get back on track. 3 down, 9 to go and then I'm back to working on my original weight-loss goal. ... Read more
Weigh-in Day
Saturday, August 24, 2013      5 comments

I weighed in this morning and I'm down 1.8 pounds. I'll take it. On another note, I just finished a really good book - "Honey, Do You Need a Ride? -Confessions of a Fat runner" by Jennifer Graham. Feeling inspired, I told my family that... Read more
Day 7 - Not So Good
Friday, August 23, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday was good until evening, around suppertime. I started feeling really tired. My dh offered to go get us some dinner, but I didn't want fast food to ruin my momentum. So I had turkey, provolone, celery, peanut butter, and an apple. Th... Read more
A Little Improvement - Day 6
Thursday, August 22, 2013      0 comments

I noticed yesterday afternoon that I had more energy after 5 days of low-carb eating. It was my dh's birthday and we celebrated by going to Golden Corral. I did a good job of staying on my eating plan (even though we had to sit next to the des... Read more

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