Surgery Update
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      29 comments

I have a definite date for surgery!! Friday, September 8th. When I went to meet with the surgeon last week, I had a lot of questions for him. I learned that the surgical procedure would take 8 - 9 hours, and that he would have an addition... Read more
Averages and Diabetes Update
Monday, August 07, 2017      26 comments

These are my averages for the past 20 days, 7/18/17 - 8/6/17: Calories: 1170 - Range 1250 - 1700 Carbs: 100 - Range 0 - 150 Fat: 49 - Range 42 - 57 Protein: 84 - Range 63 -85 Fiber: 33 - Range 25 - 35 Sodium: 1188 - Range 0 ... Read more
A procedure today and surgery update
Saturday, August 05, 2017      19 comments

Two years ago I had a procedure done by a pain specialist. I had woken up one morning just fine, and when I got out of bed and put my feet on the floor, I'd get a zinger down my sciatic nerve in my right leg. I'd rub it, walk around, and it wo... Read more
The Travel Case!
Sunday, July 30, 2017      19 comments

Here are the pictures: ... Read more
My Crafty-ness is showing!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      26 comments

Years ago, I babysat some really nice kids. The girl was in middle school, had long hair and had a plethora of hair doo-dads. She kept them all in an old fashioned travel case that someone had decorated out for her. You remember those travel ... Read more
More Averages, and a Surgery Update
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      24 comments

I've continued to track my macro nutrients and my averages over the past 20 days are: Calories (1250 -1700): 1149 Carbs (156-213): 93 Fat (42 -57): 56 Protein (63-85): 80 Sodium (0-2300): 1247 Fiber (25 - 35): 20 As a r... Read more
How Much Do You Know About Water?
Monday, July 03, 2017      13 comments

I've been a member of Costco for many years, even though I never had a large family. I used to buy a LOT of supplies for school there: scissors, Kleenex, Lysol, Chlorox Wipes, plus things for my own use. Costco publishes a magazine/catalogue ... Read more
Friday, June 23, 2017      22 comments

I've been doing Spark People for a while now. I've had my ups and downs. I've had a couple of fairly scary and serious medical issues during this time too. But I always came back to Sparks, and I always kept up with my Nutrition Tracker. ... Read more
A Grand Day Out!
Saturday, June 10, 2017      26 comments

A beautiful day out today! Got an early start, before 8 o clock. Got my coffee (happy camper!), top was down on the car, sun was shining, it was just gorgeous! The very first yard sale we stopped at, I picked up this little treasure: ... Read more
I'm a Little Teapot
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      21 comments

Many of you might remember this Nursery Rhyme from when you were a child. If you have young children, I KNOW you know it! But did you know that there's a second verse?? ... Read more
My Diabetes Treatment and Surgery Expectations
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      22 comments

So, 2 weeks ago I met with the endocrinologist and the diabetes counselor. They started me on an automatic injection system called a V-Go, that administers a steady stream of insulin directly into you throughout the day, and you give yourself a... Read more
Turkey, Sweet Potato, Spinach, and Quinoa Soup
Sunday, May 07, 2017      22 comments

I can't figure out how to add a link directly to the Spark Recipe that I had submitted. It is listed under the title above. In any case, I had saved my turkey carcass and a quart bag of meat from the turkey at Thanksgiving. I started the ... Read more
The menu for today is....
Friday, May 05, 2017      22 comments

I try to vary what I eat. It's too easy for me to get into food ruts, and there's just way too much GOOD food out there to eat the same thing every day!! Breakfast: 1/2 cup Grape Nuts cereal 1 container Del Monte Natural juice/No Su... Read more
This Little Piggy Went to Market...
Thursday, May 04, 2017      19 comments

Actually, this little piggy stayed home! I THOUGHT I had stayed well within my Nutritional guidelines yesterday, so you can imagine my horror when all was said and done, and everything was totaled up, that I was approximately 400 calories over ... Read more
Another Medical Update
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      25 comments

So, I went to my new general physician on April 27th. She took more bloodwork, and also arranged for me to see an endocrinologist earlier than my other appointment. I saw the endocrinologist, and given the current time frame, the only way to g... Read more

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