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Fine Summer Dining

Sunday, August 07, 2011      3 comments

The creation of my summer spa menu was to focus on the pleasure of healthy eating. I do not use the word "Diet" there are too many negative feelings associated with it There is the fact that the word DIE is in there. Diets seemed to be ab... Read more

Reactions to Stress

Saturday, August 06, 2011      4 comments

Get ticked off or find some humor. Yesterday I lost about 4 hours of my life to a state agency. Waiting around over an hour then having to leave for a doctor's appointment only to come back and start waiting again from square one. Foolish me ... Read more

Login SparkStreak of 1000 Days!?!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      5 comments

Alrighty what did this prove: 1. I can be consistent. 2. If I really want it I can make it happen. 3. Simple little things do add up over time. 4. I am diacritical. What did I learn: 1. SP has tons of info. 2, Some stuff is wor... Read more

Ah.. DUH!!!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011      4 comments

I suffer from perceptual distortion. This is different from denial. Denial is when you do not face the truth. Perceptual distortion is being oblivious to the truth. Being Mindful brings Awareness. (Don't you just love when the truth come... Read more

Suck It Up

Sunday, July 31, 2011      3 comments

"Mom, there is blood coming out of my ear!" Ah, just what every mother wants to do on a beautiful sunny Sunday morning. Make a trip to the ER. Yep.. Thankfully the emergency room was not busy (Insert shocked face) I fully expected to spent ... Read more

OMG ...Sugar Consumption

Saturday, July 30, 2011      3 comments

Awareness is key! What I was not aware of the amount of sugar I used to eat and feed my family. All I can say is OMG!!! I truly was not aware of the vast amount that I was putting into my body. It was like I could not get enough. Yester... Read more

Finding Treasures

Friday, July 29, 2011      3 comments

One perk of helping out my sister is ending up near a wonderful tea shop. Ah the familiar aroma of freshly brewed sassafras tea is currently roaming the memory recesses of my brain. This is my chance to replenish my supply. The owner often b... Read more

Gone from the Land of Cannot Have... Entered the Land of Healthy Living

Monday, July 25, 2011      3 comments

When first diagnosed with Diabetes I entered the Land of Cannot Have. I have been there before when dieting. It is not a friendly place. It is lined with deprivation and emotional and physical pain. No one wants to be there. I long to return to... Read more

Reviewing my Advantages Response Card (ARC)

Sunday, July 24, 2011      2 comments

I use the SP appointment to send me a daily e-mail reminder of my Beck's ARC entitled "BETTER Health, BETTER physically, FEEL BETTER." This is what I want to achieve. I include more details in the body of the e-mail. Advantages Respo... Read more

I Want It NOW!!! (Stomp!!!)

Saturday, July 23, 2011      8 comments

Ah yes... the impatience. Quick fixes would be nice and would reduce my stress. Trying to correct insurance company error since May 8th... Still not resolved. Trying to take care of a matter with a state agency for the past three weeks..... Read more

Diabetes Support Group

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      3 comments

There was an informal gathering of folks with diabetes (mostly type 2). We share concerns and info. Usually there is some who is doing better than me and usually a lot more who are facing challenges. I hope I offered them hope when I told th... Read more

Small change

Monday, July 18, 2011      6 comments

Since my sister has been staying with us for over the past week she has noticed a change in the way I do things compared to a few years back. There are: Changes in the food. Changes in my habits Changes in my choices. She noticed thing... Read more

Still taking care of others..

Sunday, July 17, 2011      0 comments

and starting to feel sorry for myself. My patience is worn thin. I'm getting annoyed quickly. I need to breathe slow deep breaths. I went to get a pedicure and the shop owner had a long argument with a customer, needless to say the atmosph... Read more

Taking Time for Me

Friday, July 15, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday was a day to put out more fires so to speak. Dealing with state agencies can be a bit grating. After not being able to contact a human on the phone, I needed to go to the office. I brought a book and practiced breathing while I waited.... Read more

My Self-Care Plan

Thursday, July 14, 2011      6 comments

Caring for my sister after her surgery and caring for my son "Hoppy" from his crushed foot taught me a few things. If you follow the instructions you will heal faster. In both cases I tended to their needs, making sure instructions were followed... Read more


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