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NANCY-'s Blogs

But It's The Holidays
Thursday, December 05, 2013      7 comments

That is my excuse for not moving forward right now on my journey toward a healthier lifestyle. Yesterday I received a dreaded scheduled phone call from the dietitian. Oh crap this is going to be a waste of time and make me feel lousy about not b... Read more
My Gift
Tuesday, December 03, 2013      6 comments

My blogging has fallen by the wayside. With so much to do, choices needed to be made as to which I would temporarily let go of. Finding balance is challenge but one that can be managed. Setting priorities helped me decide where I could cut b... Read more
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      6 comments

Ah, it is that time of year for great expectations. It would be very easy to say I am not stressing, but that is no true. I'm learning to let go and not stress, but old habits die hard. On the upside I have been honoring my commitment to doin... Read more
"Should You Skip Your Workout Today?"
Thursday, November 21, 2013      5 comments

That is the first thing I saw in my email after I decided to skip my workout today. What??? It is some sort of cosmic plot... how was it known that I was going to blow off my exercise before even I did. "Should You Skip Your Workout Today?" ... Read more
Don't Quit, Because You Think It Is Not Working
Tuesday, November 19, 2013      5 comments

Be patient with the process of change. Sometimes we think something is not working but we just need to give it some time. According to my doctor I have lost 10 pounds over the last year. So what I have I done...Focused on making changes in... Read more
Always Last On The List? Problem / Solution - Step 6 Plan & Execute
Monday, November 18, 2013      4 comments

"Set time boundaries, creating space for yourself to preserve your inner balance." - Paula Eder In addition to committing, putting me on my schedule is necessary too. If I'm not on the schedule then how is it going to happen if I do not ma... Read more
Sunday, November 17, 2013      4 comments

Changing attitude, perspective makes it easier for me to commit to new ways of doing things. Sometimes committing to just trying something new for a few days opens my eyes and changes my beliefs. Exercise Doing the pool, walking the mile, d... Read more
Making Our Lives Good
Saturday, November 16, 2013      9 comments

My trip to the endocrinologist was affirming that I am going in the right direction. Since my ulcer and digestive issues have resolved... my test result and weight are falling back in line. My A1c is closer to where I like it and my choleste... Read more
Holiday Stress!!! Already? Really?
Friday, November 15, 2013      4 comments

I have been working on a problem solving model. However as with all things life decides to through me a curve ball. Actually I threw the curve ball myself. With Thanksgiving only two weeks away, I have begun to stress about it. Clean the hous... Read more
Diabetes Challenges/Management
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      7 comments

I was all prepared, until I messed up. We were going out for breakfast. I put my meds in a travel container, then left it home. In order to avoid a high I went for a walk. That worked. Having diabetes means I do not have to eat a specia... Read more
The Weekend has Revolved Around My Son
Sunday, November 10, 2013      6 comments

Friday night was his social. Saturday Morning was Special Olympic bowling practice. This morning it was the Regional for bowling. Usually i have a problem getting up since I am not a morning person, but this morning my son woke me because I... Read more
What's on My Plate - Portion size
Saturday, November 09, 2013      5 comments

Last night I went out with my "Wine and Whine" ladies. We compare notes and vent while our now adult children are at their social event. Having children with differing abilities does present some interesting challenges at times. I'm not a big f... Read more
Resistance rears it's ugly head, then ...
Friday, November 08, 2013      5 comments

I've done quite well with dining out and halving my plate. In the following 90 second video, Dr. Roizen states that we should probably only eat a third.
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Problem / Solution - Step 5 Select Best Option
Thursday, November 07, 2013      4 comments

“ Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportional to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better. ” — Mark Van Doren Consult: Yeste... Read more
Problem / Solution - Step 4 Resources
Monday, November 04, 2013      5 comments

Thankfully with the age of the internet many resources are available to me and at no cost. Sometimes my problem is that I do not know how to utilize what is available to me. Phone dietitian Dietitian SparkPeople SparkFriends Spark Rec... Read more

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