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Guilty Pleasures
Wednesday, December 22, 2010      7 comments

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
Monday, December 20, 2010      11 comments

It's bliss. 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
Jump Started
Friday, December 17, 2010      10 comments

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
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      13 comments

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
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      7 comments

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
Turning Point
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      15 comments

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
Thursday, December 09, 2010      12 comments

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
Friday, December 03, 2010      13 comments

Ring, Ring. Pick up telephone. Nurse calling from the Doctor's office. We got your blood work back. Do you have diabetes? "no." Response: Oh yeah,...you do. I did a good job of not going "aaaaaah" into the ph... Read more
Back in Step
Thursday, December 02, 2010      14 comments

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?)
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      15 comments

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
Tuesday, November 30, 2010      14 comments

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
Saturday, November 20, 2010      13 comments

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
Thursday, November 18, 2010      9 comments

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
Wednesday, November 17, 2010      14 comments

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. The wrap-up: My Dad had a mild heart attack on Sunday. He didn't know it. He had an angio... Read more
Today's goals 11/11/10
Thursday, November 11, 2010      12 comments

I need to break things down for myself so I am headed in the right direction, step by step. Today's goals are: 1) Practice staying calm or walking away from a situation as needed (read: yesterday I almost blew a gasket ... Read more

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