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Just keep trying
Saturday, June 18, 2016      4 comments

As long as you keep trying, you have not failed. I got off track, but am back and looking forward to making the positive changes needed.... Read more
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

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