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Frustrated with the Pharmaceutical Industry
Monday, April 10, 2017      8 comments

Well, the doctors have been lovingly playing around with my medications, and recently changed me to a medication that works for what it is supposed to do, but is notorious for dramatic weight gain. In fact, I've gained 20 lbs in 1 month so far. ... Read more
Whoa!!!!!! Hold on there!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      9 comments

I know I've been struggling with sleep, been asking for prayers for it, and even gone as far as going to the stress center about it. Well, they adjusted my medications on Friday, and now all I want to do IS sleep!!! It's awful!!! I feel awful!!!... Read more
"Essential"ly Getting Sleep Finally
Saturday, April 01, 2017      10 comments

In my search for sleep, I think the solution has finally been found. While I have been working on adjusting my medications with my doctor, I accidentally came across another solution that actually helped out tremendously, too. You see, I we... Read more
Searching for that Healthy Relationship
Saturday, April 01, 2017      12 comments

What is a healthy relationship with carbohydrates? I feel like I keep missing the mark when it comes to that relationship. I have a book from the American Diabetes Association and have been working with a dietitian who I just happen to be relate... Read more
Sunday, March 26, 2017      8 comments

I had one of the most beautiful and wonderful experiences in the world: a period of being unplugged. I did have my cell phone; however, I was without WiFi, so I used my phone very little for surfing the web or using apps, like SP. I left my lapt... Read more
Crank It Up: Old School
Monday, March 06, 2017      6 comments

Yesterday felt like spring all day long. It was a warm, sunny day. Perfect for doing a little bit of spring cleaning. It had been since before the beginning of September that I had been able to do much of anything really physical, so it felt rea... Read more
Who Do You Listen To?
Sunday, March 05, 2017      8 comments

I feel like I've been in a tug of war contest about who is right and who is wrong in this whole mindset of what is the proper way to eat for a healthy lifestyle? A month ago, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Not exactly a warm and fuzzy di... Read more
Thinking on change
Saturday, March 04, 2017      3 comments

Have you ever found yourself along life's journey and suddenly come to a point where you have to make a choice of what direction you need to take? Yeah, that's where I am right now. It's not an easy choice to make, and I don't know how to explai... Read more
Healing and Clearing
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      3 comments

It is interesting that despite my injuries, I'm still in a purging mood. Oh, don't worry, I'm not lifting and pitching heavy items. Just shuffling and pitching paper, and a lot of it. I have an old filing cabinet that I purchased 17 years ago, s... Read more
Thoughts: My Financial Issues
Saturday, February 25, 2017      12 comments

I've been listening to the Steps from 180Xchange at my church. (They have them online and is similar to a 12 step program like AA, but not limited to one addiction). My shopping issues may go back to my mom. My mom is an enabler. Every time I tu... Read more
Where I am Today - Measurements
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      7 comments

Back around this time in December, I took my measurements and weighed in at 259. Today, I weigh in at 245. Here are my measurements as they compared to then: Then Now ==== ==== Bust: 49" ... Read more
A Sunny Drive to the Stress Center
Sunday, February 19, 2017      6 comments

It might be strange that someone would drive to the stress center for help with the sun roof open on an unusually pretty day, but I did. No, I'm not suicidal. I don't want to harm or hurt anyone or myself. I simply want sleep. Yes, sleep. You se... Read more
A Good Day All Around
Saturday, February 18, 2017      4 comments

Today is a gorgeous day out! It is in the mid to upper 60's here in central Indiana, which is totally NOT the normal here in mid-February. But I'm not going to complain. Not one bit! And it was a nice day for a drive to another town about 45 min... Read more
Slowly Adding Weight
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      8 comments

Today was a good day in PT, because today we added weights to the mix. This is a good sign that I am progressing as I should. My lower back is doing tons better than it should. I'm still having upper back/shoulder pain, which is bothersome, but ... Read more
Update ToThis Morning's Blog
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      6 comments

Well, my friend and I talked it out. She still isn't thrilled with my choice of plan by my physician or the program I've chosen (which happen to be identical, except that the doctor allows me to have a glass of milk and a banana, which I'm doing... Read more

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