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Tough season
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      2 comments

In looking at my past few blog entries, I realize this past year has been a tough one! Here's the latest: 7 wks ago hubs came home & informed me he had quit his job. He was interviewing for another & it was promising, but we found out las... Read more
Depressed? Sad? What to do?
Tuesday, May 31, 2016      6 comments

How do you know when you are struggling with depression? I feel depressed about a situation and most days don't want to leave home. So I struggle through a work day and put on a happy face until I can get back home again. There are a few days... Read more
Unexpected Grief
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

We were down to one child left at home. We had gone through the grief of the oldest leaving when she turned 18 (8 years ago). We grieved/worried when our middle daughter dropped out of college and married a guy to help him get his greencard. ... Read more
Feeling better already!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015      1 comments

Just had my followup appointment with new doctor to discuss lab results. Thyroid was fine...woo hoo!!! But all other hormones were really low. I guess I really am on the tail end of menopause. Progesterone & estrogen will be increased and ad... Read more
Don't you get tired?
Thursday, January 08, 2015      2 comments

Sometimes I just get tired...tired of tracking food & exercise, tired of wondering why my body changes from day to day (menopause), tired of trying to get the right amount of sleep/rest so my body can recover, tired of trying to resist all those... Read more
I am learning to be grateful
Tuesday, June 03, 2014      2 comments

I had reached a plateau over the last 6 months and brought it up with my doctor thinking it was hormonal changes in my body - my thyroid or the "change" that has begun. After talking it through, she suspected it was a food allergy. Born & rais... Read more
Unconditional Commitment
Monday, February 10, 2014      2 comments

I was reading in Deuteronomy last night and came across this nugget: "You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you... Read more
How Healthy Feels
Monday, November 18, 2013      6 comments

As we enter into the holiday season, I need to hear over & over again that nothing tastes as good as healthy feels. Not pie, stuffing, casserole, etc. Let's take the ti... Read more
My Story
Friday, November 01, 2013      3 comments

I finally finished writing out the abbreviated story of my journey towards good health this week. It has been almost a year in the writing. I keep reading over it and asking friends to edit it. I get great feedback every time, but I have had ... Read more
Slow & Steady
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      8 comments

So, I lost 50 lbs last year which seemed slow at the time. This year I have lost 13 lbs which is almost painful. I know it is more permanent though. And I know that most women who are showing definite signs of menopause don't lose at all. I ... Read more
keep on truckin
Monday, July 16, 2012      4 comments

I went in for my annual appointment to hear the bloodwork results from my hormone therapy today. My body is finally balanced and I haven't needed treatment since March. I have so much energy I feel 20 years younger! I had previously settled i... Read more
Lovin This New Lifestyle
Thursday, February 23, 2012      1 comments

Thank you for all the encouraging articles & blogs on Spark People! They are a lifeline for me right now. As of today, I have lost a total of 10.5 lbs since January 1st of this year. I can confidently say this is a new lifestyle for me and I ... Read more
Ready To Take A Chance Again
Thursday, August 05, 2010      2 comments

Yes, I have the Barry Manilow song running through my head this morning. My hubs & I were talking about finances last night and how we are lacking in self-discipline. The conversation lead to how self-discipline relates to the health of our ph... Read more
finish the race and moving on
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      2 comments

Well, I finished walking my first half-marathon this past Saturday. I walked it in 3 hours and 45 minutes. What a feeling! I was tired and sore but I am really excited about doing it again. So much fun. And I never realized how much I could... Read more
My bladder
Thursday, April 16, 2009      1 comments

So I'm prone to get UTIs about every 6 months. I have on my calendar to start drinking the cranberry juice to help prevent it. It has been 3 months since my last one and I have developed another one. My doctor says it has to do with my half-m... Read more

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