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Becoming a Savvy Patient

Thursday, May 17, 2012      6 comments

I think that I'm finally learning how to be a good patient. I don't mean the kind that the doctor necessarily thinks is nice to have around, I mean the kind that gets the treatment that she needs! I recently had a doctor tell me: "Don't b... Read more

Drum roll, please!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      5 comments

And streamers and confetti and wild applause. I have decided on a fun goal. Some of my nearest and dearest have rained on my parade by deeming my goal to be lame or not doable with my health. Well, bah humbug on them. This is what looks lik... Read more

Status Check

Tuesday, May 15, 2012      2 comments

Tracking food - check! Keeping blood sugar levels under 120 (2 hours post-prandial) - check 80% of the time, with most slip-ups on the weekends. Exercising 1 hour a day 6 days a week - check! Drinking 8 glasses a water - check ... Read more

I'm hot, hot, hot!

Monday, May 14, 2012      0 comments

I mean temperature wise! It is what passes for hot in our very temperate climate. My body doesn't do changes in temperature well. And it doesn't do heat well at all. My normal turtle pace has slowed down to snail pace I think!... Read more

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 13, 2012      1 comments

Random thoughts on health and being a mom, 1. I love that my 10 year old made her own green smoothie this morning when I was too busy to do it. She's seen for herself how yummy they are. 2. I love the extra special hugs from my kids... Read more

A social dilemma

Saturday, May 12, 2012      4 comments

I had a social dilemma today. I was meeting some people in what was basically a goodwill mission. They invited me out to dinner. I accepted and then found out that the venue was a local pizza place. This gave me a dilemma. I shouldn't eat d... Read more


Friday, May 11, 2012      1 comments

Time to stop whining. 10 things I'm thankful for today - 1. I'm thankful that it is a beautiful sunny day in the mid 60's. 2. I'm thankful that I have fresh fruit and vegetables available even when none are growing yet in our a... Read more

Wanting to Jump off the Wagon

Thursday, May 10, 2012      1 comments

I'm doing great. I'm exercising consistently. I've finally figured out exactly how many carbs I can eat at each meal and keep my bloodsugar under control. I have lost 7 pounds and despite a temporary set back there, seem to have really lost i... Read more

Life after Emergency Mode

Wednesday, May 09, 2012      5 comments

For years I lived in emergency mode because of my fibromyalgia. Emergency mode meant managing somehow to feed the family (though not always healthily), have clean clothes even if at the last minute, get school done, and stay one step in front o... Read more

My husband - the human rack!

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      2 comments

OK kids, do not try this at home. Everything described in this blog entry is being done by professional stunt people. My body is connected by very tight rubber bands called muscles. My constant challenge is to stretch enough so that I won... Read more

The Sunday Scorecard

Monday, May 07, 2012      5 comments

Sunday is my day of pitfalls in the bloodsugar department. Yesterday was no exception. I'm going to type out the good, the bad and the ugly in hopes of making it better in the future. Good - my kids begged me for a green smoothie yesterda... Read more

All Tied up in Knots

Sunday, May 06, 2012      5 comments

Subtitle - Why I am stretching at 5 a.m. I am all tied up in knots. My muscles just like to clench up into little balls and not let go unless they get persuasion along the lines of the Costa Nostra. To give you an example of just how bad ... Read more

It's the little things

Saturday, May 05, 2012      3 comments

When I get discouraged, it's the little things that pick me up and keep me going. Today, it was the lady at the Y who came over and said, "You should get a gold medal for coming every day!" It was also the fasting blood sugar reading o... Read more

Trying to Maintain Tunnel Vision

Friday, May 04, 2012      4 comments

Did you know that I have been trying to lose weight and get healthy for 2 years and 37 weeks? This "baby" that I'm caring in front me in the form of belly fat is getting to be a bit overdue. At least all my new grey hair is starting to prevent... Read more

I'm 1/10 of the way to my goal weight!!!

Thursday, May 03, 2012      5 comments

OK - all you math fans. If I had to lose 70 pounds and have lost 1/10 of that, how much have I lost? You figure it out! This was my 10 year olds' special math problem of the day Read more

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