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Picking myself up and dusting myself off

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      5 comments

I had given up. After losing forty pounds, life overwhelmed me and I started gaining again. I have gained back about thirty of those pounds. I let circumstances and even thoughtless comments of others steer me off track. Well, it is time I p... Read more

An upward trend

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      7 comments

The scale was a wake-up call this morning. Although I have had some losses this year, the overall trend has been going up. Last year went so smoothly with weight loss nearly every week, that it was easy to keep up the motivation. Since my sur... Read more

The power of makeup

Monday, September 01, 2014      11 comments

I saw a story on the news yesterday about a young girl who had been disfigured by a raccoon attack. They had a makeup artist come out and she used a special makeup called Dermablend to hide her scars. It was inspiring to see. I went today... Read more

Had a scare

Saturday, August 30, 2014      11 comments

Yesterday at lunch time I was standing in line at the bank. I started feeling light headed, broke out in a sweat and felt like I was going to pass out, i checked with my doc after I got home and they thought I should come in. I went in that ... Read more

Possible diagnosis??

Tuesday, July 22, 2014      13 comments

My new neurologist has decided to start me on a trial of the medication Mestinon, which is a treatment drug for Myasthenia Gravis. He and my primary were both suspecting possible Myasthenia. The blood work for this has been negative, but he sa... Read more

Still waiting and still praying

Thursday, July 17, 2014      7 comments

I saw the new neurologist last week. He seemed nice. He had a possibility in mind and ran more blood work looking for answers. He said there was some blood work I should have had that was never done. He said if he does not find the a... Read more

Goodbye Hypothyroid

Wednesday, July 02, 2014      12 comments

My blood work from yesterday came back in normal range for my thyroid finally. It has been six months of having my doses changed every month trying to get my levels down since my surgery. I am very happy to no longer be hypothyroid!! Hopefull... Read more

A good day

Sunday, June 22, 2014      6 comments

Had a good day today. Went to church this morning, followed by a big green salad with grilled chicken on it for lunch. Then we did some thrift store shopping followed by a nice swim in the pool. Found a really nice pair of black jeans that... Read more

Let the challenge begin!

Saturday, June 21, 2014      5 comments

Today is the beginning of the Summer 5% Challenge. I am on the Daisy team again. My beginning weight for the challenge is 221.8. A 5% loss would be 11.09 pounds. That would make my 5% goal weight for the challenge 210.71. I was... Read more

Praying for answers

Monday, June 16, 2014      9 comments

As most of you know, I have neurologic problems that I have had for a long time now. One of the biggest problems is the muscle weakness and muscle fatigue. When it becomes bad, my legs drag and sometimes I cannot walk by myself without assista... Read more

Why do I eat junk??

Tuesday, June 10, 2014      2 comments

This morning I was out with my son when it got close to lunch time and we had another errand to run. He wanted Long John Silvers. Why do I agree to these things? I don't know. I know it is not a healthy choice. I got a two piece chicken me... Read more

A good appointment

Thursday, June 05, 2014      6 comments

I saw my endocrinologist this morning for my six minth neck ultrasound. The tech said she saw no thyroid tissue in the thyroid bed, so that is a good thing. Some of my neck lymph nodes were enlarged, but he said he thought it was from a slight... Read more

Homemade laundry soap

Wednesday, June 04, 2014      4 comments

I have been making homemade laundry soap for a couple of years now and love it. Easy, inexpensive and doesn't have all the added chemicals of store bought soap. It was time to make another batch yesterday and my little boy enjoyed helping me ... Read more

An E.R. Visit

Saturday, May 31, 2014      6 comments

I had pain in my side most of the day yesterday but didn't think too much about it. It got worse in the afternoon. My older son offered to take me to the hospital instead of heading into work. He said i looked like I was getting worse quickly... Read more

Chat with the school

Friday, May 30, 2014      5 comments

Well I had my husband call the school today. I thought he would be able to deal with it better than me. They told him that is a generic letter they send out when they decide a child should be put on probation and that it was not an attendance... Read more

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