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Time to Roll
The handwriting is on the wall, as they say. If I don't start taking care of myself PRONTO, I can expect to live the life my father has lately. He is back in the hospital, having suffered another heart attack on Christmas eve.
I had a doc'... Read more
I've been savoring silly moments lately and I've been thinking about some personal guilty pleasures. Here's some I don't mind sharing; :)
1. Reality TV - Bethenny Getting Married, Millionaire Matchmaker (sometimes), Top Chef, Survivor, Am... Read more
Joy in My Heart
I recognize right where I am and I am loving my life, and I am loving who I am.
Five-ish years ago, I moved from a job I loved, to a new city where I did not know how I would fit in, and how things would be. I left for 2 re... Read more
My crazy low carb kick start has helped me to lose about 15 lbs in the last 2 weeks. I am thrilled about it and while I wonder if the weight loss will last, I know I just need to forge ahead with the plan regardless.
I'm not doing it for th... Read more
I'm Buying Beads today
I hit my 25 lb weight loss milestone today! Woo hoo!
I know if I had not been diagnosed with diabetes a couple of weeks ago, I would still be spinning my wheels. I was re-gaining and losing the same 10 pounds over and over. Now, I have just... Read more
My Sapphire Sparkbuddy - Larijoy
My Sapphire sister and sparkbuddy - Larijoy - is well named -- she is JOYFUL!
This Wisconsin-born cutie pie is ready to let her inner athlete shine! This girl has a great can do spirit and impressed me with her ability to change her own oil... Read more
I can't help but think a conversation with my mother is behind my recent weight loss. On a trip home during Thanksgiving weekend, my mom had a few mins alone with me. Initially she was pumping me for info about a rough time I had with my DH. I d... Read more
Mobilizing the Troops
I'm still dealing with Cap'n Kidney Stone and will go today for ultrasounds (one for kidney, one for gallbladder) and tomorrow I will meet with a urologist.
I thought Mother Nature was being a little b*tchy when she sent me "shark week" th... Read more
Just What the Doctor Ordered
Pick up telephone.
Nurse calling from the Doctor's office.
We got your blood work back.
Do you have diabetes?
Response: Oh yeah,...you do.
I did a good job of not going "aaaaaah" into the ph... Read more
Back in Step
Recent news made me take a minute to pull myself together, but I am there now. I unloaded it in my last blog and now I am ready to move on.
Sure, there will be challenges, and adjustments, and in some cases, just acceptance, but that does ... Read more
ignorance is bliss (or is it?)
I'm not going to lie to you Sparkies. I don't like going to the doc's. In fact, I stopped going last time the doc mentioned WLS and then she conveniently went on Maternity leave, and I didn't go back until this Monday.
Since then I learned:... Read more
The Body Talks Back
Last week I was talking to my body - and now, my body is talking to me.
I wasn't up long yesterday when I started to feel something between a pinch and a side stitch, and nauseous. I finally broke down and made a doc's appt. I had last been... Read more
Talking to my body
A few years ago, I was in the hospital and they finally said I could leave,after they got the IV out of my arm. Weirdly, something had kind of seized up and they had a really hard time removing it.
I really wanted to go home.
At one p... Read more
Finding my Stride
There's something to be said for challenging moments. They can help you make the best of a situation, and then find the silver lining. Wearing that attitude of gratitude makes everyone around you feel a little better too.
There was an artic... Read more
I've just about been logging in and not much else these past few days on SP. I hope to be back to "normal" in that regard later this week.
My Dad had a mild heart attack on Sunday. He didn't know it. He had an angio... Read more