4 pounds gone. small victories can be huge!!!
I know the last few blog posts have been somewhat dark, negative nancy. But I have just been dealing with inner demons that seem to show up in the form of over indulgence and they make me feel so bad about myself and the people around me.
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when do you give it all or not at all? can there be a middle?
When do you get really serious about your health?
A man I know just died this morning, he was my age, 46. I have known him all his life, since we were little children.
and he... Read more
when its time to let go, let go, dont wait til your fingers bleed!!!
Today I had intended to make cabbage rolls, but instead I ended up just throwing everything into the crcok pot and I ended up with a delicious soup.
Cabbage, ground beef, tomatoes, carrots, mini bell peppers, of all colors, and rice.
Garlic,... Read more
i talked myself into it, or did i
I came to a conclusion this morning. I am a very very indecisive person.
Making something as simple as a doctors appointment, or a hair appointment, for most people, takes as long as picking up the phone and making the call.
But for me, it t... Read more
calling dr. good manners
From the garden of my neighbor, who is 87 years old and still works his garden every year.
So, today I am going to visit the local farmers market, hopefully to find some... Read more
are you there foot, its me, valarie!!!
Today I wanted to walk so bad, so I laced up my shoes and went to the track.
For the first time in a month.
After only 20 minutes, sadly I had to give up.
My foot is so numb that all I could feel was my the numbness of my toes to go as ... Read more
my name is valarie and AM I an addict?????
I am just so beyond ready to get back to healthy eating and eliminating the junk from my life and the toxins from my body.
And I will not be tricked by my mind into believing I am hungry when I know I am full and I wont give in to cravings for... Read more
theres a reason going down hill to the bottom is so easy
Today I got on the scale for the first time in about 3 weeks and I have gained 8 pounds!!!
I knew vacation I had let things go and since returning home I have found it very difficult to get back on track.
I had assumed maybe I had gained 2 o... Read more
the impatient patient
The last few days have been pretty much playing catch up from vacation.
Cleaning house, laundry, grocery shopping and two doctors appointments.
Here is what is going on with my foot----the numbness set in around June 20th and hasnt let up, e... Read more
dog saga ends happily
The story of the dog---my son took his dog with him camping a few weeks ago, and let him off his leash because they all went into the lake and the dog loves to swim.
So, instead of putting the wet dog back into his car to drive back to the cam... Read more
day after docs appointment
I overslept, I got there on time, but one thing I hate is getting up late and not having time to sit around awhile first.
Anyway, good news and not good but maybe not bad news too.
First, the broken bone in my foot has healed. The doc said s... Read more
the night before doc appt
Beach pics---only a few, as I am short on time tonight.
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vacation is over!!! really really over!!!
Home from vacation. Had a good time, but not as good as it could have been.
First, injuries and pains and aches plagued me the whole time.
On July 3rd, I injured my thumb. I hyperextended it and had to go to the ER.
Xrays showed no break o... Read more
the numb foot, got my doo did, second blog of the day
As some of you know by now, I have been having an issue with my foot for going on 2 weeks now.
Today, while doing some research I happened across a condition called tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Similar to Carpal tunnel of the hands. but this is i... Read more
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bad good bad good
I thought I had done poorly yesterday. I was feeling discouraged, but when I sat down and sparked all my food for the day, I found out I had eaten below my calorie level and still could have a snack, so I had a white chocolate strawberry yogurt... Read more