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I am annoyed

Friday, September 21, 2012      4 comments

It is a new quarter at the Y with the debut of some new classes. While they have advertised some new classes very well, some classes have had little to no advertising. Last week we arrived for our Friday Zumba to find out that it was Aqu... Read more

Just do it

Thursday, September 20, 2012      4 comments

Put on those shoes and it will be easier to walk out the door. Walk into the gym and it will be easier to do the actual workout. Start the workout and it will be easier to finish through to the end of the workout.... Read more

A good chiropractor is invaluable

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      1 comments

My chiropractor is great. I've been going to him for 10 years and he knows how to take me from a place of great pain to being able to function again in society. Last week, we did this thing where we passed 3 kg medicine balls to a partner who ... Read more

Stop the world. . . I want to get off. . .

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      2 comments

Energy is limited anyway. Now that school has started there just isn't enough to go around. My kids get the lion's share. My husband gets the next little bit. Lately there just hasn't been enough for me. I walked out of Zumba again tonight.... Read more

I lost two pounds!

Sunday, September 16, 2012      6 comments

Woo hoo! Weight loss is still snail slow - this makes 10 pounds in 3 years. But I actually lost two whole pounds! I'm thinking that it is the cinnamon. With cinnamon capsules at every meal, I'm finally keeping my blood sugar in the 90's rang... Read more

Perfectionism

Sunday, September 16, 2012      3 comments

I cannot be perfect. I cannot do things perfectly. I can only do what I can do to the best of my ability. ... Read more

Personal Support

Friday, September 14, 2012      2 comments

I have had so many hugs and prayers and other support over the last week of health uncertainty with my daughter that is has been almost overwhelming. I've found out that I have some true friends out there. (I've found out that a couple of frie... Read more

My daughter's MRI/MRA results

Thursday, September 13, 2012      8 comments

I just heard from the nurse with the results from yesterday's scan. Her brain is clear - ie. there are no tumors! We will still follow up with the neurologist in November because she does have the tumor in her eye that needs to be watched. And s... Read more

MRI Today

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      3 comments

Update - the MRI/MRA went well. Dd was a bit anxious at the start but was able to settle down and relax. But we have no news on results yet - that will be tomorrow at this point. I kind of expected that it might be because even though they said ... Read more

Cinnamon

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      3 comments

I've had some very good blood sugar results after taking cinnamon capsules before my meals. Yesterday I started to add it to my everyday routine and was pleasantly surprised. I hope that keeping my blood sugar lower will help me to finally los... Read more

MRI Scheduled

Monday, September 10, 2012      3 comments

After a couple of very down days we've had one piece of good news - our daughter's MRI and MRA have been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon. We were told we would get same day results.... Read more

What's the Use?

Saturday, September 08, 2012      6 comments

I took one week off of exercise because the Y was closed for maintenance and life has been hectic trying to get medical help for my daughter. My weight actually went down to the lower part of it's usual fluctuation, mostly due to less inflamma... Read more

Hanging on Tight

Friday, September 07, 2012      1 comments

The challenges of navigating the medical world to get answers on my daughter's condition seem overwhelming right now. Both my husband and I made the mistake of looking it up on Google. This is what I'm doing to get through this: Psalm... Read more

My daughter

Thursday, September 06, 2012      2 comments

Two days ago my children and I went for our annual pre-school eye exams. I was called in the back by the concerned doctor. She said that she saw something in my daughter's retina that she'd never seen before in anyone. She gave us a referral... Read more

Too busy

Thursday, September 06, 2012      3 comments

We're getting ready for school. It starts Monday. I am way too busy right now! The stress makes me achy. And it makes it hard to wind down at night and go to sleep. But I'm getting things done. I'm not tracking my food this week though. A... Read more


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