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Weigh in
Sunday, March 12, 2017      2 comments

First I want to say thank you to everyone for your kind comments on my last blog. I wanted to respond to you individually, but my phone isn't letting me leave comments on your spark pages. I appreciate your friendship and support so much. Now... Read more
Did you miss me?
Sunday, March 05, 2017      7 comments

If any one has wondered where I have been, let me tell you: I dropped my phone down the toilet. And before that, my laptop died. February was not a good month for me. March has not been so bad, but I am still cleaning up from all the messes in ... Read more
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

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