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A funny thing happened

Thursday, February 09, 2012      3 comments

A funny thing happened this week. With the help of a new burst of resolve I adhered very closely to my program. I ate my planned meals, no deviations. I didn't have any in-between meal snacks. I didn't eat any candy. I didn't drink any soda... Read more


Monday, January 16, 2012      3 comments

For me, this blog is a personal record of the good things I've encountered during my journey. I want a place to record the things I feel good about. This way I can brag a little without annoying my friends, family and co-workers with every lit... Read more

Less Medicine!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      1 comments

I had my doctor checkup last week and she is still pleased with my progress. So pleased, in fact, that she said that I could drop my Metformin (diabetes medication) from 1000 mg (2 pills) to 500 mg (1 pill) per day. She also said that if I kee... Read more

I lost my daughter (in pounds)!

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      2 comments

I've lost 56 pounds. My 8 year old daughter weighs 56 pounds. It is amazing to see a representation of how much more weight I was carrying on my body. Of course, the volume is not necessarily exactly the same, but it is close enough to give m... Read more


Thursday, December 01, 2011      2 comments

Holiday parties / events make staying on track difficult, but not impossible. I've slowly been training myself to not feel like I have to eat everything I want all at once. I've been doing a fairly good job of policing myself when I'm cr... Read more

Fifty Pounds

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      4 comments

Wow. When I found out I had diabetes I started on a journey to lose weight and control my diabetes. I already knew I had to eat healthier and exercise, I just had not been doing it. However, finding out about the diabetes was the motivational... Read more

Potluck success!

Friday, October 28, 2011      1 comments

We had a potluck lunch a work today. For me, potlucks are a diabetic's worst nightmare. We always have tons of high carbohydrate foods, lots of sweets, fatty dips and usually nothing even remotely healthy. Today we had cheesy potatoes, pasta ... Read more

It is getting easier...

Monday, September 26, 2011      0 comments choose what I should order when eating in a restaurant. My family likes to go out to eat on weekends. For a while I was getting pretty frustrated trying to decide what to order. I had to abandon my old favorites and search for something... Read more

I did it!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments

I started this journey because I was diagnosed with Diabetes. When I was diagnosed my A1C was 8.8. Anything over 7.0 is considered Diabetes and ideally it should be under 6.5. I committed myself to eating right and exercise to control my suga... Read more

30 pounds down! On to next 10 pound goal!!

Monday, August 29, 2011      2 comments

Who-hoo!! When I weighed in this morning, I was 250. Since I started this journey at 280 I have officially lost 30 pounds. My original goal was to lose 20 pounds from the time I found out I had diabetes (June 20) until my next Doctor's appoin... Read more

I almost backed out of my workout...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      1 comments

This morning when I got to work I told my workout buddy that I couldn't exercise today. My daughter is starting school and I have too much to do. She hid her disappointment well (or was it relief?) but I felt guilty anyways. Over the course o... Read more

Yummy dinner

Saturday, August 20, 2011      1 comments

I usually don't cook for myself. I don't know why, but I don't. I love to cook for my family, but if they are eating something else, I usually don't take the time for just me. Tonight my husband went into work, so he ate something quick befor... Read more

Patience Pays off

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      1 comments

I previously posted that I was waiting patiently for the scale to move. I hung on to the same pound for 12 days as I was waiting. But, I stuck to my program and tried not to get discouraged. Finally my patience paid off and the pound finally ... Read more


Monday, August 15, 2011      2 comments

This weekend was very hard. I am finding it very hard to feel like I have the support I need. We went out to dinner Friday night and it was one difficult decision after another. By the end of the night I was not relaxed after a nice din... Read more


Friday, August 12, 2011      0 comments

I knew patience would win eventually!!! My scale finally moved AND I'm in a pair of jeans I haven't worn for a loooong time. Who-Hoo!!! I'm pretty excited for my upcoming doctor's appointment. I can see improvements on the scale and in the c... Read more

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