Losing Weight!
Thursday, November 19, 2009      4 comments

It has been 2 weeks since I started Atkins. My weight loss is about 8.5 pounds. My energy level is more constant and I have lost inches. The weight I lost this week is less than last week, but that is to be expected. You loss water the first... Read more
Explaining the different steps of Atkins
Friday, November 13, 2009      4 comments

Atkins is not a diet, but a lifestyle. Most people think that people go on Atkins until they lose the weight. The truth is that it is a lifestyle for many people. The following is just an overview of the different stages for those who are int... Read more
Knowing what to do and just doing it!
Friday, November 13, 2009      5 comments

It has already been 4 months since landing in the USA. In that time I gained nearly 20 pounds. I had double knee replacement surgery that temporarily helped me lose 10 of that, but then the cornocopia of treats here in the USA hit me hard. I... Read more
Therapy after a double knee replacement (video blog)
Thursday, October 29, 2009      7 comments

This is just a few weeks ago. I am so much stronger today because of all the pain I went through in therapy. This exercise was so hard the first time. It built up my hamstring strength. You should try it at home if you want to build strength... Read more
Lots of pain, but lots of gain!
Thursday, October 01, 2009      8 comments

Therapy means lots of pain, but today was the reward for the pain. I am at 115 degrees flex in my left leg and 125 in my right leg! I am a little down because I can see ... Read more
Look What the Lord has done!
Sunday, September 27, 2009      4 comments

The last five weeks have been a blur for me. The surgery to replace both of my knees was on the 18th of August. The attatched photo was from the day after. It is not the b... Read more
4 Weeks after Double Knee Replacement
Wednesday, September 16, 2009      13 comments

It has not been easy, but it is getting easier than before. I still have to manage pain with Darvocet, Ibuprophen, and ice. The pain is different than prior to surgery. I can walk without excruciating pain hindering me. I still have to be ca... Read more
2 weeks since surgery
Tuesday, September 01, 2009      5 comments

It has been a learning curve with this double knee replacement. I am now able to carefully sleep on my side, which has eased up some of the anxiety. I am still not sleeping all the way through the night, so I am doing my best to sit up more, w... Read more
Learning to walk again
Sunday, August 30, 2009      5 comments

It has been nearly 2 weeks since I had the double knee replacement surgery. The first few days were at the hospital. I was up using the walker the very next day. I am progressing well, but do not have much time to do internet. Most of my day... Read more
Testimony of the Grace and Goodness of God
Monday, August 17, 2009      8 comments

Wonderful testimony of the goodness of our Father: Don and I are part of a small church here in Hot Springs. It is very old fashioned, but the people are like family. I told Don that we can go to a church with more contemporary worship, but w... Read more
Change is not easy
Saturday, August 15, 2009      4 comments

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5 pound loss in 10 days
Thursday, August 13, 2009      4 comments

I weighed in at the doctor's office for the first time 10 days ago. I am happy about that, even though I am not happy I am having to lose another 12 pounds to be back to the weight I was before all the stress started 2 months ago. To keep ... Read more
What I look forward to after surgery
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      3 comments

I really am so excited about the upcoming surgery to replace both knees. It seems at the age of 45, that I am a very young person going through this surgery. The man with the isometric machine came to deliver my rehab machine. It was a bit of... Read more
What is up with the cake?
Sunday, August 09, 2009      8 comments

Too much sweet stuff this weekend. I get down on myself for not being in more control over portions of certain foods. The foods I tend to overeat seem to have the sugar/carb c... Read more
What is up with the cake???
Sunday, August 09, 2009      3 comments

I am a veteran at knowing what to do to be healthy, so why on earth do I continue to sabbotage my success. It seems that I will have 3 or 4 good days and then I find these cravings for things I don't need to eat start calling my name. It is ne... Read more

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