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The Long Arm of the Glucometer

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      2 comments

There'a a new sheriff in town and he's pretty strict. He has checkpoints two hours after every meal. And he doesn't look the other way if you've binged on carbs. Breakfast and lunch are the easiest. I've made those meals into routines ... Read more

Electrolytes are better than drugs

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      4 comments

Not that I would really know, having never taken drugs, but I'm feeling so much better taking them. My blood pressure is still higher than I like at 130/ 84, but it is coming down. I don't want to take the diuretic that I have, because it strips... Read more

Trying to Achieve Electrolyte Balance

Monday, June 04, 2012      1 comments

After yesterday's horrible day with chest pain and high blood pressure, I'm trying to get my health stabilized. I am drinking an electrolyte drink with my meals now. I'm taking magnesium at night (it makes me sleepy). I'm going to the chiro... Read more

I could use some prayers tonight

Sunday, June 03, 2012      3 comments

The short story is that I've felt "off" and chokey and just poorly all day. I knew that my pulse was 96 earlier (my husband took it). I just took my blood pressure and it is 160/93. Yesterday it was 119/82, just for comparison. We're pretty sure... Read more

My Three New Best Friends

Saturday, June 02, 2012      3 comments

Three different women told me at Zumba last night that my tummy is getting smaller. They are my three new best friends! Since my scale is "broken" and not moving, it is nice to hear that all my hard work really is making a difference.... Read more

June Goals

Friday, June 01, 2012      2 comments

Here are mine: To keep my blood sugar to 120 mg/l or lower 2 hours after I eat, 90% of the time. Last month I managed to have only one totally "controlled " week where I was able to keep my bloodsugars normal. This month I would like to hav... Read more

Finishing out May

Thursday, May 31, 2012      1 comments

Tomorrow will start a new month with new goals. I thought I would finish May with a check on how I did. Tracking food and water - emoticonRead more

Walk Like an Egyptian

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      3 comments

Today we went to the King Tut exhibit at the Science Center. We prepared by singing and dancing to Steve Martin's "King Tut" and the Bangle's "Walk Like an Egyptian". We were disappointed to see neither great historical work even referenced in... Read more

Feeling Poorly

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      3 comments

I started to use coconut oil 3 or 4 days ago to hopefully help with my metabolism, weight loss and chronic fatigue/fibro. This is instead of other fat, not in addition to it. I am not having any problems with digestion or nausea, which I unders... Read more

The Self Pity Monster

Monday, May 28, 2012      1 comments

The Self Pity monster has been visiting a lot lately. He isn't a very fun guest. He is rather childish. Read more

The Stamina Quandary

Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

In a nutshell, the stamina quandary is that I don't have enough of it. I'm a hugely goal oriented person. And around this place, all I have to do is to spin and point to be pointing at something that needs doing. I'm also someone who apprecia... Read more

Embracing my inner Xena

Saturday, May 26, 2012      1 comments

Recently on an online forum I belong to, we were talking about what literary character we would be if we could choose anyone. I chose Xena. Now I don't know how "literary" she is, but she embodies everything that I wish I was, but am not: str... Read more

Trust the Process

Friday, May 25, 2012      3 comments

Trust the process. It has been 2 years, 40 weeks and 5 days and while I've only lost 7 pounds, I have lost and gained much more. I have lost my arm chair as a bed. Almost 3 years ago, I could not sleep lying down due to pain. I have ... Read more

Ready. . . Set. . . Work!

Thursday, May 24, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I decided to take advantage of a break in bad weather and get yard work done instead of going to swim at the Y. I told the kids that they would be helping me. My son decided to mow the lawn. Hes highly allergic to grass, so he ... Read more

Having a Green Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      2 comments

One month ago, we started an experiment at our house. We revved up the Vita-Mix and made our first green smoothie. Its a simple recipe one orange, one banana, a cup or two of frozen fruit (we started with mixed berries), about cup of wate... Read more


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