My Birthday is today...
My birthday just happens to come in time of year when everyone is contemplating New Year's Resolutions... It's great to ponder the things you want to accomplish during the coming year... but...
I hate New Year's Resolutions. People have ... Read more
It seems there is always trouble in paradise...
My DH has been having some problems for the last several months dealing with my problems, and it's all coming to a head... for a long time he just wouldn't talk about what's been bothering hi... Read more
Why I love SP
Yesterday I received an email from a friend, and she said that she was on another diet forum online and wanted me to write a testimonial for SP that she could add to her 'page' there. (She's the one who got ME hooked! LOL)
I've been thinki... Read more
My Managing Diabetes team were discussing how emotions affect our numbers and I got to thinking. As I wrote my reply, I realized it was applicable to a lot of emotional choices we make, like emotional eating or kicking ourselves when we goof up... Read more
Someone on one of my teams was asking about how to handle the holiday, and I thought about it... and got so many wonderful comments about my reply that I decided I wanted to remind MYSELF, so I'm copying it here...LOL
'Having a tiny snack h... Read more
Thoughts On New Beginnings...
I was going through some of the postings and came across a topic
'starting a new beginning tommorrow!'
A nice idea, right? We all make mistakes and make choices we regret. That's usually why we end up where we are, right? And everyone ... Read more
A Jump Start?! I don't think so...
Someone asked if there was a way to 'jump-start' a diet, to rev up the metabolism, and I thought about it...
One of the best things I ever did for myself was to stop looking at this whole 'diet and exercise' thing as a quick-fix: there is ... Read more
A deep breath...
I was in the ER Sunday, tried another new fibro medication... and the ER doctor said it wasn't the drug and referred me to another doctor.
So, I'm having my gallbladder removed on February 20th.
I'm not particularly looking forward t... Read more
I have been writing poetry, entering poetry competitions and publishing on line for a few years now~ and have won a few (non- monetary) Editor's choice awards. If you are interested in seeing the latest, go to the link below my name, and check ... Read more
One more challenge...
It's early in the morning. Most of my world is asleep, but I am not.
I thought that sixteen years ago finding out I was diabetic would be the toughest thing I ever had to face.
I was wrong.
I recently found out that I had misunde... Read more
Life and eating
Someone (a dietician on one of my teams!) recently posted a message because her doctor told her to go on a low fat/low carb diet to improve her cholesterol. Someone else on the team mentioned having to cut so far back on carbs to keep her numbe... Read more
Today, a new person logged on to one of the teams I post on...and she was having a very hard time with wanting to lose weight and feel better about herself, feel sexy and desirable, and it provoked a thought...
It's like that old question ... Read more
The game of life...
Life really does seem like a game sometimes.
It's Shoots and Ladders, a roller coaster, Trouble... but the interesting thing is that in life, even though not everyone gets to finish first, there's always fun if you look for it, and lots of... Read more
If you don't succeed...
"If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average." ~anonymous
We talk a lot about personal expectations on my fighting fibromyalgia team. It seems all of us have a tendency to sort of beat ourselves up when we don't get things ... Read more
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Life gets a little crazy sometimes, and we forget to stop and breathe and just be in the moment, where we are. The energy that comes from the quiet places within us can't be tapped if we are too busy thinking ahead too far, if we don't take the... Read more