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Another Restart?
Friday, December 28, 2012      5 comments

How many times have I restarted? How many times am I going to say I'm going to do it this time? Honestly that doesn't matter. What matters is that I'm still determined to live a healthy lifestyle. What matters is that I want to take care of... Read more
A step back or still ahead?
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      2 comments

Last year we had some stress that knocked me off my exercise and nutritional plans. I had been doing great and was less than 10 lbs from my goal. However during this time of stress (strongest from early February though late March 2009), I gain... Read more
New Year goals
Friday, January 01, 2010      1 comments

New Year's is all about resolutions. However, I have decided to call them "goals" not "resolutions." Goals are things that are measurable and reachable. Vague resolutions like "lose weight" and "spend more time with the family" are almost cer... Read more
Step Out - an awesome experience!
Monday, September 28, 2009      2 comments

Yesterday I participated in Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. The weather was perfect for the walk! Walkers could walk 1, 2, or 3.5 miles - I did all 3.5! Anyone who has diabetes was given a Red Strider hat. ... Read more
Tomorrow I "Step Out"
Saturday, September 26, 2009      0 comments

Tomorrow I'll joining a group of people for the ADA's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes. I'm so excited as I've never joined one of these fundraising walks before. The t-shirt I'm working on is almost done. On the front it says, "Sue's S... Read more
This week's doctor visit & battle of the donuts
Saturday, August 22, 2009      1 comments

This week I had my yearly physical and blood work. Because of my diabetes, I also had an A1c check. This blood test estimates average blood glucose levels over about the last three months. For a non-diabetic, this number should be below 6.0 -... Read more
Beat the Buffet
Sunday, August 02, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday was our anniversary (17 yrs), so we went out for lunch without the kids. We went to Sirloin Stockade which is a nice buffet. (We weren't in the mood for fancy, just quiet time together.) It's a given that most people overeat at buff... Read more
Monday I overdid it
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      3 comments

In the morning I did my usual water aerobics. In the afternoon, I joined my weekly fitness walking class. We power walk different routes around town. It was a 3 mi walk. Not something I can't handle. However about half way through I was hav... Read more
Not too bad!
Friday, July 24, 2009      0 comments

Last weekend we visited family. This is a time we usually don't pay too much attention to what we eat. We live in a small town with limited choices when it comes to eating out. They live in a larger area with tons of choices. When I weighed ... Read more
Need to listen to my body
Sunday, July 12, 2009      1 comments

This morning one of my kids made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast. Oh they smelled so yummy as she was making them. I had two at first. Oh yes, my mouth enjoyed them and my stomach tolerated them. However my eyes and my mouth wanted mor... Read more
Five days of tracking
Saturday, July 11, 2009      0 comments

I've been back to tracking my food and today is day number five. I eat so much better when I see what I've eaten that day. Today I'm low on my carbs but ok on everything else so I'm not worried. As long as my sugars are ok and I'm under not o... Read more
My Fight with Diabetes
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      1 comments

I have Type 2 diabetes. Most people don't believe me. I was diagnosed last year two weeks before my 38th birthday and 183 lbs (down from the 190s). Slightly overweight but no obese. And not *gulp* old either. However, genetics likes to play... Read more
Tracking, tracking, tracking...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      1 comments

I have not been tracking my food or exercise here lately. I know from experience that I do much better if I can see how my food and exercise add up. I just entered my breakfast and I vow to keep tracking. No wonder I'm not losing weight - I'm... Read more
Oh boy! Here we go again!
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      1 comments

Due to a stressful time recently, I've gained about 12-15 lbs. On the plus side, our YMCA has organized a "winning loser" competition. I've joined a team with three wonderful women. I feel confident that I'll lose the weight I've gained plus ... Read more
Another plateau but hopeful
Wednesday, January 21, 2009      0 comments

I've been around 158-160 for a while now. It's getting rather frustrating! This reminds me of last year in February and March where I kept going back and forth between three pounds. However that was between 183 and 186. Big difference this t... Read more

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