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The Secret Rooms Upstairs - Discovered

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      8 comments

I've been a member of my health club for over two years, and I'm embarrassed to say that I never went to the upstairs level until yesterday. Downstairs are the indoor pool, outdoor pool (in the summers), as well as the locker rooms, and those ar... Read more

Lost 10 pounds and already getting compliments!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      6 comments

This is working much better than I anticipated. I started on the program last November, tracking everything I ate and did, and I already lost 10 pounds! I did not even follow the meal plan, and exercise has been in streaks, since I got sick a lo... Read more

Low Carb Dinner, yum!

Monday, January 14, 2013      5 comments

Met some colleagues at starbucks, misread nutrition info before going, then realized that there were way too many carbs in the banana nut bread - after I ate it and was entering it into the SP app. So a low carb dinner was on the menu. I scram... Read more

Diabetes Blues

Sunday, January 13, 2013      4 comments

Lost 8 pounds since starting to log food on SP in November, so that's a good thing. All blood readings (cholesterol etc.) are normal, so that's something to be proud of. But my glucose levels have been way too high. The doctor switched me to met... Read more

New Year's is postponed!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      1 comments

So much for new year's resolutions. I'm having a terrible cold I can't seem to shake, and the metformin continues to make me nauseous. So, I have officially postponed anything that has to do with my new year's resolutions and projects until I'm ... Read more

I cooked salmon, and it tasted great!

Sunday, January 06, 2013      3 comments

Project Healthy Home Cooking is well under way. I bought some Atlantic salmon fillets at the grocery store yesterday, and I decided to make some today. I've had it at restaurants, but never made it myself. So I surfed the web for basic instructi... Read more

Jet Lag and a Cold

Saturday, January 05, 2013      4 comments

Jet lag will do funny things to you, especially in combination with a cold. After being awake for 28 hours (not counting airplane naps), I slept all day yesterday and only woke up to take more cold medicine and my other meds. I had some soup, cr... Read more

Medication Frustration

Thursday, December 20, 2012      6 comments

I went to the doctor because my sugars are still elevated. The good news is that they are not in the danger zone. She upped my meds, but I'm supposed to wait until Monday. I did find out that the recommended amount of carbs I'm supposed to be ea... Read more

Doctor's Visit tomorrow

Wednesday, December 19, 2012      3 comments

So my morning glucose levels are still above the recommended range every morning. They vary throughout the day, but whether I eat too much or too little the day before, whether I exercise or not, they are high the next morning, and I can't possi... Read more

Early Morning Leg Cramp

Monday, December 17, 2012      1 comments

A terrible leg cramp ripped me out of my dreams at 6 a.m. I haven't had one of those in months. I wonder if it's because I've eaten less fruits, veggies, and milk products in the last week because my stomach got upset so easily. Any ideas what c... Read more

Virtual Trip Down the Rhine - Who's Coming Along?

Saturday, December 15, 2012      4 comments

For the new year, I've decided to go on a virtual trip. I've looked at the hike across America groups, but here's the thing: I like to swim! And even though it's virtual, I have a hard time picturing myself swimming across the Rockies. So I've d... Read more


Saturday, December 15, 2012      4 comments

My overall attitude is getting better. After only eating small amounts of food due to the nausea, I was ravenous today and had a footlong meatball marinara at Subway. I felt a little guilty afterwards and then laughed at myself; sure, it was too... Read more

Metformin - My New Best Friend?

Thursday, December 13, 2012      4 comments

This new friendship started with a few bumps. First, the new medicine did not bring my sugars down enough, and the doctor authorized me doubling the dosage a few days ahead of schedule, from 500 mg to 1000 mg, since I had not had any gastrointes... Read more

Everything Out of Balance - For the Moment

Monday, December 10, 2012      2 comments

Ironically, the very thing that is supposed to help me be healthier is messing me up. The doctor put me on the lowest dose of metformin, in addition to the Actos I've been taking, but without the previous drug, glimeperide, in an attempt to make... Read more

Bad Music in Church

Sunday, December 09, 2012      3 comments

So I went to church today. I haven't gone as often as I should, but with my newfound energy, I really felt like it. Advent has been my favorite season since I was little; I always loved the lights, songs, and sense of anticipation. When I was a ... Read more

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