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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
Thankfulness
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
I'm starting to get it
Thursday, May 03, 2012      3 comments

I thought that I understood all there was to know about blood sugar. My husband has been diabetic for over 15 years. I've been tracking my own sugars for pre-diabetes for the 6 months. But in this last week I'm starting to really get it. And... Read more
I'm allergic to sugar
Thursday, April 26, 2012      4 comments

Now, it doesn't show up on an allergy test so it isn't a true allergy. It is more properly defined as an intolerance. I get really tired when I eat refined sugar - as in the kids are talking to me and I'm answering and falling asleep at ... Read more
Counting the cost
Saturday, April 21, 2012      2 comments

I'm starting to see the pattern when I do certain things that are unhealthy for me. If I eat dairy, my sinuses ache, and if I continue to eat dairy, I get an infection. If I don't stretch my muscles enough, I get injured or at least am in a lo... Read more
Frustration on one hand, Success on the other
Friday, January 27, 2012      2 comments

It's the old bad news, good news scenario. The bad news - I cannot lose weight. I track my food and I'm within Sparkspeople guidelines (on the lower end most of the time). I track my exercise and my food intake is tailored to that. I do... Read more
It's taken a long time, but I'm becoming "one of them"
Thursday, January 12, 2012      1 comments

I used to say that I was allergic to exercise. Then I did it because I had to and it was an exercise in willpower more than body. But last night as we finished our Wed. night swim I realized that I now like it. I'm starting to play with my exerc... Read more

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