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The ebb and flow of it all
Tuesday, June 18, 2019      23 comments

It has been interesting watching the dance of the weight trends in response to the dietary and supplement tweaks advised by the nutritionist in early March and early June. With the changes in March came a rising tide. The mean quarterly tr... Read more
Birds Bringing Me Back Down
Monday, June 17, 2019      21 comments

I'm sitting here in what's become my perch: the living room chair. Slow, deep breaths. Taking in the cool, fresh morning air. Bird song (Mr. Mockingbird) and calls (Nuttall's Woodpecker) aiding me in stepping down the elevated stress.... Read more
Learning to Recognize Characteristic Fluctuation
Sunday, June 16, 2019      15 comments

Here's a 6-month graph of daily scale weights: The two areas circled in red coincide with nutritional tweaks advised by the clinical nutritioni... Read more
5 Years of Maintenance in Review
Saturday, June 15, 2019      20 comments

Today marks 5 years of maintenance for me. I’m excited to have reached this milestone. These are important milestones! - The likelihood of regaining weight when you reach goal is 80% - 95%. - When you've maintained for 2 yea... Read more
How Still is She?
Saturday, June 15, 2019      10 comments

For a bit of perspective. Those of you that use activity trackers will likely have a greater appreciation for this little tidbit of information. In 14 days the fitbit has tracked a total of 7 minutes of activity (no exercise minutes). ... Read more
Herbie's verdict?
Saturday, June 15, 2019      15 comments

We can do this! First, he had to mark the pillow by rubbing his chin against the edges. Something new in the space that he likely considers hi... Read more
Pillow Arrived!
Friday, June 14, 2019      21 comments

FedEx just delivered the wedge pillow ordered to address the sleep apnea. emoticon ... Read more
A sense of where I am ...
Friday, June 14, 2019      19 comments

A few of us from the Former Spark Activity Tracker team continue to work the monthly challenges that Coach Jen used to post for us. This month's challenge: The Jump-Start Your June Challenge Get ready to jump into June! This month's ch... Read more
Knew it was warm ...
Tuesday, June 11, 2019      25 comments

But, really? The San Francisco Airport smashed its former heat record of 94 (set in 1994) with a high of 100 degrees yesterday. The low for the day was 72. For those of you that know San Francisco that is outrageous! There's a saying... Read more
Energy ebb
Sunday, June 09, 2019      23 comments

Serious ebb in energy last week. Became extremely agitated yesterday while placing an order for a wedge pillow to treat the sleep apnea. The agitation came when the questions from dear hubby began. Innocent questions meant to aid the sele... Read more
Déjà vu
Friday, June 07, 2019      21 comments

Experiencing a bit of déjà vu recently. So much like the experience with my thyroid 30 years ago. This time it's my adrenal glands. God bless the doctors of our health insurer. They clearly do not get it. I also know enough abou... Read more
It Appears the Heat is Challenging Me
Friday, June 07, 2019      19 comments

I have always felt like I tolerated heat well even though I am far more fond of fall and winter than I am of spring and summer. With the health challenges experienced the past several summers I've had a number of Spark Friends with hypothyr... Read more
"You're the kind of patient we write about."
Wednesday, June 05, 2019      20 comments

Those were the words spoken by the Sleep Doctor (a neurologist) this afternoon, when she called to share the results of the second overnight sleep lab study. She also told me that if someone had told her about my situation and what's occurr... Read more
Seeking Understanding of the Signs
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      14 comments

I continue to learn more regarding what is and is not supporting the health and well-being of this incredibly miraculous body of mine. I say *miraculous* simply because there, clearly, is a lack of understanding regarding these things not... Read more
OMG! Wait for it ... BOYSENBERRIES!!!
Tuesday, June 04, 2019      20 comments

Dear hubby took me out to the farm stand this morning to see if maybe, just maybe there would be boysenberries available. ... Read more

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