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Self-Care Behaviors - Reducing Risks

Friday, September 17, 2010      3 comments

“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding” - Harvey MacKay Short term problems can turn into long term problems if you do not address it. It is much easier to fix something small, so take the time to know your b... Read more

Self-Care Behaviors - Problem Solving

Thursday, September 16, 2010      3 comments

“I want to take better care of myself. But life keeps getting in the way.” I have felt this way many times, but it is just an excuse. Every Day is a New Day. Life situations change and everyone deals with emergencies and daily challenges. ... Read more

Self-Care Behaviors - Medication

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      2 comments

It does not matter if it is over the counter, vitamins or prescription. The following is what you should know: * What is it for. * What it does. * Side effects. (weight gain, nausea, etc) * How much to take * When to take it. (morni... Read more

Self-Care Behaviors - Monitoring

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      5 comments

Measuring, monitoring, and managing outcomes, oh my! Do you do great all week, then blow it on the weekend? The third in our series is ... Monitoring. Monitoring is kind of like autopilot, if you see that you are straying from your... Read more

Self-Care Behaviors - Being Active

Monday, September 13, 2010      4 comments

Many of the American Association of Diabetes Educator's 7 Self-Care Behaviors are good for everyone. (I am not a doctor, and the following should not be considered as advice... these are my thoughts) Yesterday was about food as fuel, today bring... Read more

Self-Care Behaviors - Healthy Eating

Sunday, September 12, 2010      7 comments

Sometimes it gets a tad overwhelming dealing with what we need to address especially when medical issues are thrown into the mix. Yes, there is the daily stuff, but then there is the medical. Taking care of yourself takes on new meaning, it impa... Read more

Don't ya just love weekends? Part 2

Saturday, September 11, 2010      3 comments

Although I may not like something at first I have come to look forward to it. Weekends were always the chance to sleep in, be lax, not gently awakened before 6am to do classical stretch. About a month ago I blogged about this. My son's consist... Read more

Quahogs, Clear Chowder, Clam Cakes... Oh My

Friday, September 10, 2010      3 comments

the soothing sound of the gentle ocean waves the smell of the salt air the warmth of the sun the feel of the ocean breeze the rustling of the dune grass the feel of the firm sand below the high tide line. Read more

Off to RI

Thursday, September 09, 2010      2 comments

My sis has the day off so we are heading to the beach. We are bringing lots of water and mini cukes to snack on. Eating out is kind of short on the veggies. so we choose to pack healthy. It will be heavenly to listen to the ocean waves and... Read more

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to....

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      6 comments

,,,Cry if I want to, cry if I want to You would cry too if it happened to you. emoticon Lesley Gore's song i... Read more

Summer Review

Monday, September 06, 2010      5 comments

All to often I get on the negative side of things...What did not go right. Yes I did go up in weight while being sick. But that should not be my only focus. I recently received a goodie that made me look at what is getting me toward my goals ... Read more

Beautiful Day

Sunday, September 05, 2010      2 comments

I'm feeling better and am mostly caught up with the things I needed to get done. Thankfully Earl was a non-event for us, but the weather that came in afterward inspired me to get 6 loads of laundry out on the line. There is nothing like the sme... Read more

Wishing and hoping and thinking and praying,...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

..... planning and dreaming each night of his charms that won't get you into his arms, These lyrics from Dusty Springfield's song reminded me that good intentions will not get me into the arms of a healthy lifestyle. Read more

Salty Consequences

Tuesday, August 31, 2010      2 comments

I canceled all my appointments except for going to the Doctor. This weekend salt and the tissue box were my friends. But my weight and blood pressure were both up. Could it be from the soup and crackers? Huge difference from last month. Hopefu... Read more

"Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from ...

Sunday, August 29, 2010      5 comments

now." - INDYGIRL a.k.a. Beth Donovan stated in the dailySpark blog www.dailyspark.com/blog.
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it_person_no_matter_your_size As August draws to a close, surprising lessons have been learned.... Read more


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