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Monday was Book Club Day

Monday, March 30, 2015      0 comments

A year ago we closed on our house here in Arkansas and prepared to leave Baton Rouge. What a stressful time that was! DH had been working here since January and I was left in Baton Rouge with the pets and the house, supervising work being d... Read more

Lab results: Getting better. Low Carb not Low Fat!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      6 comments

I have had high blood pressure and high cholesterol since my mid-40's. I have had two times where my glucose has been in the Pre Diabetes range. In my 40's I did the heart healthy diets and lost some weight. I was able to drop the cholesterol ... Read more


Friday, March 06, 2015      3 comments

I've been taking a Spark Break. Sometimes you have to take a break! I recovered from the Shingles. It helps to get on the antiviral meds as soon as you know you have them! And I had a mild case and was able to stop the pain meds about a ... Read more

End of 2014, Beginning of 2015

Thursday, January 01, 2015      5 comments

I ended 2014 with Shingles. Not a great way to end the year, but better than 2013 when I ended the year with histoplasmosis and a lengthy hospital stay! Shingles for me started with itching on the back of my neck. I had been walking the dogs... Read more

Recap of My Life so Far

Friday, December 05, 2014      7 comments

I am going to try to blog a bit more. It helps me to put my thoughts down on virtual paper! Thanksgiving week was a wonderful week. The Monday of that week our house closing took place and we were so glad to have sold our former house! Als... Read more

First of Dec: Recap of November

Monday, December 01, 2014      4 comments

Nov. 1: Weight 161.2 pounds Dec. 1: 156.7 pounds 4.5 pounds gone in November August 18th I weighed 176.7 pounds! 20 pounds gone now!! Not bad at all. Plan: eating low carb. I love eating low carb and getting to eat fat... Read more

End of Oct. Recap

Friday, October 31, 2014      3 comments

Oct. 1: Weight 166 Oct. 31: Weight 161.4 Total loss: 4.6 pounds (15 pounds lost since Aug 1st) Exercise: 30 a day most days Diet: none. Eating low carb instead. Under 30 carbs right now. Basically Phase 1 Atkins with some Phase ... Read more

New Research: Eat More Fat

Tuesday, October 28, 2014      5 comments
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The cats, my low carb,

Friday, October 24, 2014      3 comments

For a nonworking person I sure have had a busy week! Diabetic cat has been the most work this week, starting insulin shots, figuring out how to feed him separately in a way that doesn't stress him, taking him to the vet to check his glucose ... Read more


Tuesday, October 07, 2014      10 comments

Aqua Exercise: The temps outside were low 60s when I left the house, which felt a bit chilly to me. The pool was heated but the air above was not, even though it's an inside pool. I felt chilled every time the upper part of my body was out ... Read more

Adjusting to DD living at home

Monday, October 06, 2014      10 comments

DD returned home after two years overseas in the Peace Corps. She arrived home at the very first of September and spent a couple of days here then left for a "tour" of the southeast/midwest, visiting friends and family. After a month of travel... Read more

End of September 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014      12 comments

Sept. 1st I weighed 171.5 Sept. 30 I weigh 166.5 Total loss: 5 pounds (10 pounds lost since Aug 1st) What have I done differently? Low carb. Low carb is basically more protein, veggies, a fat. No simple carbs. Right now my c... Read more


Sunday, September 28, 2014      6 comments

I have never been a very flexible person!! I started yoga years ago, taking classes first, then dropping out after awhile due to time constraints. Years would go by then I would try again. I found some great podcasts a few years back for yoga... Read more

Aqua Yoga

Thursday, September 25, 2014      9 comments

Our aqua instructor started doing aqua yoga this semester on Wednesdays and I like it. It's a nice change from the aqua exercise classes on the other days! She does it in the morning and evening and I find I like the evening class best as it's... Read more

Midweek Update: Low carb going well

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      6 comments

I took a one day break from low carb yesterday! I said I would not let it interfere with any special events and I had one yesterday. I was invited to a fund raiser luncheon in this new small town I live in. My ticket was already paid for ... Read more

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