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Whole New Life

Saturday, December 21, 2013      3 comments

Way too long since I've blogged but multiple big changes this year. Realized that feet were too torn up to resume hospital work, couldn't get uneployment from OH (denied every week for their good reasons), despite extra income from an opportuni... Read more

Six months of going backwards

Sunday, January 27, 2013      2 comments

Got real w/ weight, FBS and other body measurements after seeing this morning how much worse they've gotten. Metabolism has slowed WAAYYYY down since no longer working on my feet, plus I can tell that I've lost a lot of muscle from too-low-calo... Read more

Laid off!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012      5 comments

Never was happy w/ job after new owners w/ much different business philosophy bought out hospital where I worked. Last week came back from 5 days in MO to visit w/ Mom who had just had a mastectomy (fortunately they got all of the cancer w/ th... Read more


Tuesday, February 14, 2012      2 comments

Everyhing else has failed---going to low-carb for the first time for both weight and blood sugars. So far so good w/both--will attempt to post more often w/ good-news updates!... Read more

Why No Snacks

Thursday, November 03, 2011      2 comments

I spent many years trying to keep my blood sugar stable through snacking between meals only to fail miserably at both stability and weight loss. I have switched over to 3 meals/day carefully timed plus a small carb feeding before bed (per Rad... Read more

Derailed by stress

Saturday, April 09, 2011      3 comments

Runaway appetite/crazy blood sugars/terrible blood pressure due to stress--husband had more (rare and exotic this time) reconstructive surgery about a month ago followed by wound problems including infection. So, I've been playing wound care nu... Read more

Combination therapy working so far

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      1 comments

Thought I would mention that I found out about Hilton Head Health from watching "Heavy" on A&E, which is the spa that they used. The sample menus on the spa's website give their typical fat and calorie allowances for meals and snacks so Ive be... Read more

See what happens when you don't take care of yourself??

Saturday, January 08, 2011      5 comments

Managed to eat myself into diabetic cellulitis--my record-high fasting blood sugar followed that night by sore, already-swollen leg getting very pink and very warm while at work. Went down to ER, showed leg to favorite ER doc--first thing out o... Read more

New to blogging but have announcement

Monday, December 13, 2010      3 comments

Husband, who has lost somewhere between 175-190 lbs (net) since he had his lap band in April of '07 parted with his 37-lb belly flap last Fri, getting him below 300 lbs for the first time in many, many years. Sore but healing--continues to insp... Read more