July 12, 2014 - 56 pounds Gone
Hello everyone! I am 56 pounds gone (57 by sparks because at one point I was 233). I have 69 more pounds. I hope to be 150 by September 25, but that is a pretty tall order. I am 176 right now. That would be 26 pounds. Realistically, would ... Read more
June 25, 2014 - Update - 52 pounds gone
I am 52 pounds gone. I have 30 - 50 pounds to lose by September 23. My next doctor appointment is September 23. I have a total of 71 pounds to lose. I just got home from vacation. I got to meet my spark friend Cindy Cooper and CJ. Also, go... Read more
May 25, 2014 - Update Progress
Well a lot has happened and continuing to happen. I don't get on here very often. I am ten weeks recovered. I have lost 43 pounds. I exercise nearly every day. I have a new way of eating. I struggle, I move, I don't give up. Weight loss i... Read more
April 4, 2014 - LifeStyle Changes & Surgery
Wow, been awhile since I have been able to get on here. I am using my husband's computer so I can get online. I went through some testing and found out that I had Gall Stones. I found out I had a hiatus hernia. I wanted gastric by-pass and s... Read more
Feb 6, 2014 Preparation and Test Results
I got my test results.
EKG - Good
Labs - My AC1 is now 5.9 (out of diabetes range)
Chest XRay - Normal
Abdominal Ultrasound - Gull Stones (will most likely be removing my gall bladder)
Upper GI - Hiatal Hernia - Will repair during ... Read more
Jan 30, 2014 - Miracle of God!
I don't know what to really say, but to me it is a Miracle from God! I got my test showing not good blood flow and wow, I go in for cath to be stented or other procedure and nothing had to be done. Both of my graphs were good and no interventi... Read more
Jan 21, 2014 - 8 Days today on Plan
I am on plan still and do have to say it is hard, but am managing. I am day 8 and it has been a perfect eating day on plan. I even got some exercise in (not a lot, but some). I am fighting the crud as well. I am trying to shake the crud befor... Read more
January 17, 2014 - Test Results from Echo
I am trying to remain positive. I am struggling. I have Congestive heart failure (not a whole lot worse, just a little).
My left side of heart is not getting enough blood (partial blockage) and seems to be reversable (other two are not but th... Read more
December 19, 2013 Seriously, More Changes!
I don't even know where to start. Let's just say, my life has been upside down. I have a wonderful husband who I thought I lost but he wants to work it out. Depression sure can affect a lot of us in so many ways. He did something stupid but ... Read more
Nov 19, 2013 - Heat / Cold - Hormones
Wow, I am tired. I got nearly 5,000 steps today. Wished it was a little more, but I won't complain. We ate out tonight. I was careful, but I did a greek side salad...really craving. Did steak medallions with onions and mushrooms, ate most o... Read more
Nov 15, 2013 - TGIF - How did I do?
Well, I am dead ass tired. I got too little sleep. We had to get up at 3 am to drive to Seattle. We got to Seattle, hard to keep eyes open, well hubby gets started and they forgot to tell him or inform him that he can't use the boom lift beca... Read more
Wed, 11/13/2013 - Update of Two Dr Visits today!
Well, first it was my eye doctor. Had to get the eyes dilated. First she checked my vision. All was good. Next the dilation, wait 20 minutes. All my vessels are GREAT. She was very pleased that one year and my eyes are still good, no damag... Read more
Nov 3, 2013 - Just some Research Info
The normal blood sugar range for diabetics, as determined by the American Diabetes Association, is between 70 and 130 mg/dL before meals and less than 180 mg/dL a few hours after you began eating. You can use a blood sugar monitor to check your ... Read more
Nov 3, 2013 - Day 2 of Product - Measurements
The sun is shining :-)
I am having my morning coffee.
I did my blood sugars 118 fasting! Good, I am below 120. I did great and it is 8:09 AM so now to do well with my eating today.
I am sorry I missed my weigh in this week, but I did n... Read more
Saturday, Nov 2, 2013 - Storms
Storm Storm Storm is what it is doing today. Winds as high as 65 for us here on the coastline. Inland strong too, but not quite. Lots of power outages. Thank God, and pray I keep my power. This storm is supposed to last through all day into... Read more