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
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
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
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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