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"The future depends on what we do in the present."

Sunday, September 26, 2010      1 comments

--Mahatma Gandhi At present, I have finished the 21 day vegan kickstart. Normally I would say it was an epic failure, but I learned a lot. It was interesting and I may try it again come January. This week I put my exercise plan into place.... Read more

The eyes have it

Saturday, September 25, 2010      3 comments

When to the Ophthalmologist yesterday... eye were dilated and it got sunny. Yuck! As far as my vision goes.... well I guess that is just it, it is going. Sucks getting old. She gave me a script for progressives. I don't know... except for re... Read more

Autumn Exercise Program

Friday, September 24, 2010      3 comments

Next week my water walking class starts again. I have been pretty good about going to the pool on my own. I will be doing two nights of class and two nights with my son, the fish. I do have to balance that with the strength training and have ... Read more

Wow! Did that just happen???

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      4 comments

I got an unsolicited compliment that I was looking good from an acquaintance. It was totally unexpected, but made me reaffirm that I am making progress and on the right path.I felt good getting that outside acknowledgement. Mind you I still hav... Read more

Review of AADE 7 Self-Care Behaviors

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      5 comments

Many changes had to be made, no longer can the free spirit do what she will. That spirit found any kind of rules abhorrent and she ran a bit rampant. Now my body has demanded that I be responsible. Since being diagnosed with diabetes I have ... Read more

21-Day Vegan Kickstart update

Monday, September 20, 2010      4 comments

This is the last week of the Kickstart. It is quite a challenge for me with my family. Being vegan means no meat or fish nor other animal products, such as dairy, eggs, and honey. I was able to do many meals, but sometimes it was too difficult... Read more

Self-Care Behaviors - Healthy Coping

Saturday, September 18, 2010      6 comments

Are you... tired overwhelmed stressed anxious irritated Are your muscles tense? emoticon Some of t... Read more

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

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