I HATE GOUT
I used to get gout on occasion and always thought it was from the uric acid in meat (not much wine for me, if any), but I've found that for me it's SODA! After giving up soda for about 8 years I didn't get gout again until I drank quite a bit of... Read more
No More "Just one mores"
I have been doing this all of my life. Just one more chip or cracker or one more bite of whatever. I do this when I go to put something away. I will go to close the package or put something into the fridge and I think "just one more" before I pu... Read more
The Fear of Losing Weight
There was recently a Spark blog about one man's emotional rollercoaster ride regarding his weight loss. I can relate to that. To keep things clear in my mind, I am writing a series of lists, poems and papers regarding a lot of different things t... Read more
I have cheekbones?
It's been quite a while since I made a blog post so here goes.. I've lost a few pounds, not as fast as I would've liked, but there are several other positive indicators telling me that I am still on track .. I can see my cheekbone structure for ... Read more
1 weird little trick that helps me
This might sound weird to some people, but one thing that helps me to "not eat" when I shouldn't is putting chapstick or another lip balm on my lips. I keep them in my purse, desk and nightstand. Once it's on I hate to have to take it off and ea... Read more
blood sugar seems under control :)
Well, I am nearing the end of the 8-week diabetic weight loss challenge and the 4-week stress busters challenge. I definitely feel less stressed :)
As far as the weight loss challenge goes... um, well... I've lost a few lbs but not as muc... Read more
I am in between sizes and have almost nothing to wear that isn't too big for me. I don't want to buy too many new clothes because I am still going strong on my low carb diet / spark plan. So I go along wearing baggy clothes and have dug through ... Read more
doing 2 Challenges at once
Well, I am in week 6 of the Diabetic Weigh Loss Challange and Week 2 of the Stress-Busters Challenge. I think I will begin the 8-week Diabetic Challenge again once I am done just to keep myself motivated. Can't hurt! Doing well with my yoga, exe... Read more
wk 5 of diabetic weight loss challenge & wk 1 of stress-busters
I think these challenges are really helping me stay focused and on track. I've lost only a few pounds but I am feeling much better. I have a daily practice that includes yoga and meditation as well was pool and biking exercise.
I will try ... Read more
week 3 of 8-week diabetic weight loss challenge
doing well! I have more energy and want to do lots more, even if my body hurts too much to do it! Well, at least I don't feel tired. Feel like I am making progress. I've only lost a little weight, but I can wear clothes that didn't even slightly... Read more
staying on track
I am doing well. Finished week 1 of the 8-week challenge! I am back at the pool 3 times a week, doing an easy 20-minute yoga stretch in the mornings and doing my meditation daily! Got some good news yesterday. My heart problems are not as bad as... Read more
The 8-week diabetes weight loss challenge
I have accepted the 8-week diabetes weight loss challenge! My goals in this 8 week challenge are to get 30-45 minutes of walking exercise 3-4 days a week, lose 20 lbs, get my fasting sugar under tighter control, sleep 8 hours per night, practice... Read more
it's been a while...
Well, it's been about 2 months since my last blog entry. Been very busy and it hurts to use my keyboard since I need an operation on my shoulder. I finally got through an MRI without having a panic attack (OMG) .. so now my surgeon can see the f... Read more
Getting diabetes under control
Well, I think I've finally found a way to really control my sugar. This is after about 11 years of working on it. Many people have ridiculed me for trying to eat low-carb, but as a diabetic I MUST. IF I eat low-carb during the day (and low-calor... Read more
I think many people with fibromyalgia will agree that as soon as the weather turns cold and damp, the aches and pains begin to increase. This time it was very sudden. It started raining last night and even though I slept well, I woke up with bad... Read more