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Make a muscle

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      3 comments

This has been a twenty year journey to try and find the root of my problems. I keep finding little tendrils of roots that I work on and improve one aspect of my life. But one underlying problem has been elusive the problem of my aching, burn... Read more

It figures. . .

Monday, June 11, 2012      4 comments

I decided to go to the grocery store for "just a couple of things including peanut butter". I came home with $185.00 worth of groceries in 7 bags and . . . no peanut butter.... Read more

My current life's hurdles

Sunday, June 10, 2012      1 comments

I've had one full week of palpitations (off and on) and trouble with my chest muscles. I have wonky health and I'm fairly sure that it is a combination of my electrolytes being out of whack (we're working on trying to get this under control) and... Read more

Thankfulness With a Dollop of Determination

Saturday, June 09, 2012      3 comments

I'm struggling, so that means it's time for another thankfulness thread to put things in perspective. 1. I'm thankful that I have friends who cheer me on at the Y. 2. I'm thankful that I have my water and electrolytes to keep me hydr... Read more

My Minions

Friday, June 08, 2012      1 comments

My kids are so much help to me. They help me in the yard. They help me with the laundry and other chores. And that's all to the good. But I've realized that I've started to use them to my detriment lately. I'm talking about the "Oh honey, s... Read more

Managing my Kyrptonite

Thursday, June 07, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday I mentioned my twin kyrptonites : chips and peanut butter cups. Potato chips - 1 oz. (about 15 chips depending on size of chip) - 152 calories, 15 g. carb according to the Sparkspeople nutrition tracker Tortilla chips - 1 oz... Read more

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


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