So, despite the fact that I haven't strayed since January, and that I log onto Spark People every day like a good little sparkie, and I track my food religiously, and I love and support the bestest little team In Louisiana, I'M NOT LOSING WEIGHT... Read more
In fairness to those who suffered through some pretty emotionally charged rants/complaints/bitching from me about my health and my frustration with the entire medical/pharmaceutical mega-conglomerate-corporate evil empire... here's some news. I... Read more
This ain't gonna be pretty..
In my last blog entry, I was still in shock from being diagnosed with Stage 3 Kidney Disease. I was also very angry because the lab info that gave me that diagnosis had literally been in my medical files for years. Ok, so I’ve got it and I’m han... Read more
Diabetics and Hypertensives NEED this information!
I got a shock at my Doctor's office on Tuesday. Out of the blue, I'm told I have Stage 3, Moderate Kidney FAILURE! I'm sorry, but failure to me does not equal = moderate anything! I'm also informed that this is not a new condition; it's been g... Read more
Lament for LOL's (secret medical jargon for little old ladies)
As everyone in my family and my long-suffering Louisiana team knows, I sustained an injury using my treadmill. I got a bit over-enthusiastic with it and increased the incline beyond my hamstrings ability to put up with it. So, for a whole WEEK... Read more
Payback's a biotch!
Literally within one hour after my last smug little blog entry, karma struck back. I was still at my keyboard, when I suddenly got so weak and dizzy, I considered looking up the symptoms of "silent" heart attack. I took my blood pressure. I c... Read more
Not sure if this is good or bad, but it certainly describes how I feel about my experience so far. I've had almost no problem sticking to my food plan. I'm having more fun cooking than I've had in years, and since it has always been a primary ... Read more
Update and my long overdue light bulb moment..
I'm posting because I haven't posted, not because I have any particular problems or questions.. not because I think I have anything enlightening to say (which is danged unusual for me!). Maybe I needed a hobby or something, because I'm frankly ... Read more
I'm having a terrific time exploring healthier eating and (some) exercising. I still hate exercise and the only exercise I have ever enjoyed for prolonged periods of time is walking. Well.. the weather here is NOT cooperating in the least. I ... Read more
Temptation from a 3 yr old?
Today I'm babysitting with my youngest grandchild, Ellie. So far, she has delivered as advertised. "She'll watch cartoons, play with the dog and cats and eat... various things." Her regular caregiver has the flu, so we're trying to cover the b... Read more
I'm so lucky
One of the motivational tools Spark urges us to use is talk to a positive friend or family member at least once a day. Mine are ALL family members and 4 of them have joined SparkPeople with me! My 3 daughters and one daughter-in-law signed rig... Read more
On the face of it, the decision to lose weight by reducing food intake (i.e., diet, hereinafter referred to as the d* word) would seem to infer a proportionate reduction at the cash register. After all, I'm eating less, right? Should be saving ... Read more
Answer to Pray..umm.. Whining!
For all of the "foodie" portion of my adult life, which would include the last 25 years at least, I have lived in large urban areas; SFO Bay area, Austin, New Orleans. One of the constants of those 3 areas is access to amazing food and, maybe e... Read more
This is my first morning of my first day. It's ironic that I had no problem at all measuring out my 4 oz of 2% milk for my 2 cups of coffee, and breezed through measuring my allowed sliver of butter for my whole wheat toast and 1/2 cup serving ... Read more
Today, January 14, 2008, is the first day of a healthier me. Yay!... Read more