I haven't blogged in over a year but after this past weekend I felt the need to do so. Two days ago, Saturday, my arthritic knees were hurting so bad I could barely make it to the bathroom. I'd never had such intense pain and all I could think... Read more
A poem by Sue Bryan
I know what I know.
If it doesn't feed me,
I can choose differently.
If it pains me,
I can walk away.
If it fills my heart with joy,
I can spend more time with it.
It is my life. ... Read more
Well, here I sit on this New Year's Eve afternoon looking forward to a successful 2012! I've armed myself as if I'm going to war to battle this weight once and for all. My health is at risk and I can only pray that I have not waited too late t... Read more
August already and nothing's changed! It's been a miserably hot and humid summer and I have been feeling it...big time! My ankles, feet and toes have been swollen for the past month and I can barely wear any shoes. I haven't been able to wear... Read more
I've been struggling to stay on point this week but the heat has almost gotten the best of me. I don't want to cook and my appetite is off. All I want to do is grab a sandwich and something cold to drink. We're drinking so much water that we ... Read more
Weighed in this morning and I'm down 1.5 pounds! I'm very happy because it's a step in the right direction and the first good step in that direction that I've had in many, many weeks! I'm definitely going to aim for more of them!
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"How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" is a verse from Rom. 10:15b and has become one of my favorite verses. Yesterday my doctor walked into his examining room and told me that the 2 nodules on my thyroid are BENIGN! My pra... Read more
I've discovered that losing 5 lbs. has made a world of difference in how my knees feel. I can't believe how much of the pain has subsided! I'm walking faster and not getting tired as much! I honestly thought I was going to need knee replaceme... Read more
My follow up checkup at the doctor's went very well today. Since getting my new "Spark" I've lost 5 lbs. and the doctor was very pleased! My pressure was good, and the rest of my "numbers" were down! It's amazing how as little as losing 5 lbs... Read more
Tonight I am tired and hurting but feeling so good about myself! This afternoon I decided to go to the movies to see Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls...". I go to the neighborhood theater which is within walking and is ideal for lone movie goe... Read more
Thanks to all of you who read my blog yesterday and offered me words of encouragement! I can't even begin to tell you what it meant to me! Your words are still ringing in my head and have carried over into today! Yesterday was successful an... Read more
I can't believe how hard it is for me to lose just ONE pound! Over the years I've gained, lost, gained and lost again! I'd always been told that after a certain age, it's harder and to be honest, I thought I would have conquered it by the time... Read more
Summer is coming to an end and I've looked myself in the mirror and told myself, "NO MORE EXCUSES!" It's no longer too hot to cook or plan meals or eat that extra dish of ice cream or skip a meal altogether or exercise! I will stop using my pa... Read more
Just when my knees are finally feeling better and I don't need replacement surgery (at least for now), my feet start to hurt and my doctor suggested I might need orthotics made specifically for my feet. Cost? A minimum of $150 per foot! Ai, y... Read more