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Check-In With Doc Postponed 12 Days

Thursday, November 20, 2014      4 comments

I was looking forward to going to see Dr. Z tomorrow for my first check-in since starting with her, but sadly, her father passed away and she is out of town. So I won't be... Read more

Two and a half weeks...and holding on

Saturday, November 15, 2014      3 comments

Today is day 18 - I've survived 17 full days with no sugar or processed foods and controlling my carb intake very carefully. I'm having a little trouble staying in the calorie range that doc wanted me in...I'm consistently lower, but I'm still... Read more

First 10 Days - Looking Back...

Sunday, November 09, 2014      5 comments

I've been feeling rather "off"...really low-energy and foggy-headed, my digestive system was full of gurgles and bubbles, just wanted to go to bed, but then didn't go to sleep until late...I think it's starting to improve. It's a lot to get use... Read more

Stepping Away...

Friday, October 31, 2014      6 comments

...from the edge, that is. Have been staying on the "saving my life" plan just the way I should, other than I'm a little low on calories. I have to figure out how to get the calories up without getting the sugar up...I'm staying at the equiva... Read more

Teetering on the Edge

Wednesday, October 29, 2014      10 comments

Yesterday I had my first appointment with the Bariatric Physician I am now working with. (She doesn't do the surgery, it is all nutritional and life style change, along w... Read more

What I Ate Today...

Sunday, October 12, 2014      3 comments

Today I had: 1/2 Flax-Meal muffin & a couple bites of plain greek yogurt Sknny Venti Latte & and 2 cheese sticks Grapes Quick Chili & 6 jalepeno poppers (baked... Read more

What Did I Eat?

Saturday, October 11, 2014      4 comments

I'm going to try to post everything I put in my mouth this weekend. Good or bad. Of course, there won't be any bad. emoticonRead more

Taking Action

Thursday, October 09, 2014      4 comments

I'm in Physical Therapy to get my back straightened out so I can start exercising again. I've also made an appointment with a bariatric medical doctor (NOT a surgeon... Read more

Day 6 - Redemption Draws Nearer

Saturday, September 06, 2014      4 comments

I love the truth in this image. I haven't had control of myself for almost four years, and I've definitely gained weight...at least 50 lbs. I look at pictures of me 50... Read more

Month of Redemption - Day Four

Thursday, September 04, 2014      4 comments

My back is still giving me grief, but not like it was, after just 4 days of redemption. I'm still having the occasional seizing/muscle spasm though. Today I'm going to ... Read more

Day Two of my Month of Redemption

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      3 comments

In spite of not sleeping good at ALL last night, I still got up and did my 15 min on the cycle then I held a plank for 30 seconds. Read more

September - My Month of Resilience and Redemption

Monday, September 01, 2014      2 comments

September 2014 is going to be a pivotal month in the rest of my life. I am currently in the worst physical shape of my life. I can't walk a block without being out of... Read more

I can still RUN!

Friday, May 16, 2014      4 comments

It wasn't intentional though. emoticon I was at a big state-wide conference yesterday, as an exhibitor for ... Read more

No Mini-Vaca *sniff*

Wednesday, May 07, 2014      2 comments

Well, the trip to Birch Bay didn't work out. I would have had to drive all the way (instead of half the distance and carpool the rest) and I don't trust my car hours away ... Read more

Phase One - DONE! Adios to 12 Pounds!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014      3 comments

I completed the two weeks of South Beach Phase One (with one minor aberration) and this morning I am down 12 POUNDS! I'm so happy! It's just a tiny step of a jour... Read more


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