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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

Rewards Sweet Rewards

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      5 comments

A result of improving my lifestyle was better blood glucose readings over the last three months. My reward.... a facial. My face feels so soft. I'm also feeling a bit of inner peace knowing that I am on the right track to a healthier lifestyl... Read more

Been AFK for a bit

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      3 comments

My sister had surgery last Friday and has moved in with us to recuperate. Hopefully this will be over soon. Until then my time on the PC is somewhat limited. I'm still being mindful and enjoying summer's bounty.... Read more

Payoffs

Saturday, July 09, 2011      3 comments

According to my Endo's office I have lost weight. Not much mind you but still a loss. However from my Primary Dr.'s office I gained around 5 pounds... Yikes! I go back to my primary in a month.... hopefully the five will disappear. Now for the... Read more

I feel fat!

Thursday, July 07, 2011      6 comments

Tomorrow I weigh in. I'm thinking the number on the scale will not be one that I like. Last time I felt thin and the scale told me otherwise. How crushing that was. Even though I feel fat.... I have put many good changes into place. I hav... Read more

Overweight and Afraid to Eat

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      8 comments

OMG there is a endocannabinoid system and my body wants to get high. www.sparkpeople.com/reso
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p?health_day=654606 Once I start eating, I get the munchies. Now I don't know much about this ... Read more

Ah Freedom!

Monday, July 04, 2011      4 comments

It's a great day to make good choices! This is oft what I post to the team huddle. It reminds me that I always do have a choice. (note: good choices are not always made, but I try to be mindful about it) Presented with many options at a buffe... Read more

What's the Spin

Saturday, July 02, 2011      5 comments

Changing my perception, changes my attitude. What once may have been drudgery is now something I look forward to. Changing "have to's" to "want to's" Eating a healthy diet makes me feel better and my skin look better. Exercise improves ... Read more


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