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Happy Birthday to Me
Saturday, February 11, 2017      12 comments

Today is my birthday. Time to begin my thirty-sixth trip around the sun. I got out the scales this morning, and if the metal monster is to be believed, I am at 84 KGS, or 180.8 lbs. A loss of 6 KGS or 13.2 lbs. I don't feel it, or see it yet. ... Read more
The Weekend flop
Sunday, January 29, 2017      6 comments

The weekend hasn't gone so well. Why? First, all the kids are home. Second, I am broke. Put those two together and you get this: the cheapest way to feed a house full of kids is with carbs, like rice and sweet potatoes. At first I did try to... Read more
Days 3,4,5
Friday, January 27, 2017      4 comments

Not bad! I am pleasantly surprised how easy it has been to let go of some things. Bread? Mandazi? Rice? Didn't miss a thing. Things I haven't been able to let go... Sweetness in my morning tea, Although I have reduced the amount of sugar/honey... Read more
Day 2
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      3 comments

I had connection problems all day yesterday, so I never finished to log my food, and my long blog that I wrote be never actually posted, apparently. So here it is, the readers digest version: I made it through day 2. That in itself is somethin... Read more
Day 1 - again.
Monday, January 23, 2017      4 comments

I started over today... my personal 30-day challenge. Mostly I was just focused on sticking to the eating plan. I'm so tired and run down from last week's medical crisis that I didn't even want to think about exercise today... and I totally fo... Read more
New measurements
Friday, January 20, 2017      4 comments

Here we go again. I weighed this morning on scales that I seriously doubt the accuracy of, but I suppose they are at least giving me a "ball park" idea. 90 KGS today or 198 lbs. Of course when I tried to put my weigh in on spark it refused, t... Read more
Alex again!
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      6 comments

Yesterday we took Alex to a private hospital in kakamega, we were then referred to a private radiologist who did a sonogram of Alex's leg. Turns out he had "tropical pyomyositis", essentially a massive abscess trapped between his quad muscle and... Read more
More about Alex..
Monday, January 16, 2017      9 comments

Can I just warn you before you read any further... I am really upset and wound up and kind of hysterical. My 13 year old son with the injured leg has not improved. I am sick with worry already. The husband and I have discussed about taking him ... Read more
Day 1
Sunday, January 15, 2017      3 comments

My 30 day self challenge got off to a limping start. Five out of the six people in my family are all sick, myself included. Of course mom doesn't get a sick day, I have been dragging my sorry self around for two days. But my DH went straight to ... Read more
The Plan
Saturday, January 14, 2017      7 comments

Okay, here it is... The Plan. I have wrestled with this since new years. How can I make healthy changes within the limitations I have as per my budget, limited availability of food, physical disabilities, health conditions, weather and time? He... Read more
The Plan
Saturday, January 14, 2017      3 comments

Okay, here it is... The Plan. I have wrestled with this since new years. How can I make healthy changes within the limitations I have as per my budget, limited availability of food, physical disabilities, health conditions, weather and time? He... Read more
Morning musings
Saturday, January 14, 2017      3 comments

Alex's leg has not improved. Some have suggested that perhaps it is lymph edema. I still think something is torn in there. Unfortunately there is no MRI at any of the local hospitals. I just don't know what to do for him. This morning I massaged... Read more
Scales
Friday, January 13, 2017      3 comments

Yesterday I broke down and bought a replacement scale. All they have here are the analog-dial style, and they are weirdly expensive,but I am considering it an investment in my health. I need to know where I am starting from, and whether or not I... Read more
Patience...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      2 comments

I am not patient. That seems to be my biggest problem in everything. Alex's leg has not improved. Its still swollen and painful. His appetite does seem to be better, and his mood seems to be better, and he seems to be feeling better in... Read more
Alex
Friday, January 06, 2017      4 comments

Thank you to my sparkfriends for the prayers and good wishes. I was able to borrow some money to take my son to a private hospital today. They took x-rays, and nothing is broken, but they didn't really have any explaination for the continued ... Read more

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