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The UGLY Truth!
Monday, April 30, 2012      7 comments

Thanks to the screening done at the Employee Wellness Fair on Friday, I must now face reality!! All my measurements were UP since we moved back to the 'States and I'm very disappointed about that....even though, if I'm honest about it, I am... Read more
Busy Diving Weekend! (video blog)
Monday, October 10, 2011      6 comments

whew - 6 dives in 3 days and my legs are sore!! saw some really cool stuff....just thought I'd share!... Read more
Bought my dress for the AF Ball!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      4 comments

Only one month away..... Thinking I'd better get busy doing a lot more pushups if I wanna look like HER ^... Read more
Mt Fuji!
Sunday, July 31, 2011      10 comments

We traveled to Japan, ready to climb Mt Fuji!! Unfortunately, the weather wasn't on our side. When we met our guide in Shinjuku on the morning of our climb, he told us th... Read more
In just one week......
Monday, July 11, 2011      5 comments

I will be under the torii gate at the top of Mt Fuji!!!! So excited - it seems like I've been planning this trip forever! DH and I will get to Japan on Saturday... Read more
Couch to 5k
Sunday, June 26, 2011      11 comments

This is just one of those - putting it out there for accountability - blogs.... Kind of excited about taking on a new challenge! ... Read more
A1C Test result...
Monday, June 20, 2011      10 comments

Finally got a call from the Nurse - my A1C was 5.9 - darn. It falls within the "normal" range (under 6.0), but just barely. and according to the conversion charts this means my "average" blood sugar reading is 133. That's a lot hi... Read more
Diabetes Diet Followup....
Sunday, June 12, 2011      7 comments

So I've been using Dr Bernstein's 6-12-12 carb limits for three weeks now. The first week, I tested 8 times a day. FBS was the high one - 120 average, other than that all my readings were in the "normal range". So not much difference...until ... Read more
The Diabetes Diet
Thursday, May 19, 2011      7 comments

(note - I'm "just" pre-diabetic, running FBS numbers in the 105-120 range for the past few months....) Finished reading Bernstein's Diabetes Diet last night - his plan is really pretty close to Atkins Induction. You're supposed to have pro... Read more
Test results normal
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      11 comments

Good, I guess?? While I'm happy not to have an ulcer diagnosis - I was kind of hoping it would be something obvious and easy rather than one of those mysterious wait and see things. On the plus side, the meds the doc gave me are helping - ... Read more
Stomach Ulcer - booooooo!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      8 comments

so, it appears that my stomach was secretly plotting against me last weekend as I packed for our dive trip to Palau! I went to sleep Friday night and woke up around midnight with a terrible pain just below my ribcage. I've had acid reflux befo... Read more
Whole 30 - complete! (with scary pics)
Thursday, March 31, 2011      14 comments

Weight March 1: 220.......Weight March 31: 209.5 -10.5 (considering I lost only 7.5 for all of January AND February - I'm pretty happy with that!) Down 2 inches chest, 2 inches hips and one inch waist! yay! Here are the pics: the... Read more
What I eat is what I eat...
Saturday, March 26, 2011      4 comments

I posted this on one thread, but I'm thinking some of my other spark friends might really like to read it! From the Crossfit Body and Fuel site, originally shared on Facebook by the Whole9 gurus! I'm just sharing the guidelines - pretend... Read more
Whole 30 - halfway!!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      8 comments

Pretty excited that I've already made it two weeks with no dairy, sugar, chocolate or wine! Lessons so far: I'm down 5 pounds and one pants size! Coconut is a miracle food deserving of its own layer on the food pyramid! I can... Read more
Whole 30 - week 1 complete!
Monday, March 07, 2011      11 comments

One whole week of super clean eating down, three more to go! Feeling great about the challenge. Losing weight and bloat...skin looks great! Experimenting with new veggies/new preparations to keep things interesting! Thanks to tho... Read more

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