PATTYJ48's Blogs

Living with Diabetes
Thursday, October 12, 2017      4 comments

It has been a while since I have posted on Spark People. Recently I have been struggling with some of the health issues associated with Diabetes. 1. Diabetic macular edemia--in late June I woke up to partial vision in my left eye. Did I ... Read more
Starting Again
Thursday, September 14, 2017      3 comments

Here I am starting a healthy lifestyle. I have let myself go by taking care of others and now being on diabetes medicine and weighing the most I have ever weighed in my life, I need to make this change. I have consulted and endocrinologi... Read more
Now is my Time
Saturday, February 25, 2017      9 comments

After a long battle with dementia, my mother passed away last Sunday with my brothers and I by her side. We are thankful that she no longer hurts and is at peace. So now it is time for me to take care of myself. I have realized that these... Read more
Circle of Life
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      3 comments

What a time it has been the last couple of weeks. My mom has been dealing with Dementia the past 7 years and Monday we had to put her into Hospice. My heart is breaking as I type this but I know that it is what she needs. We want to keep her ... Read more
I Feel Good
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      5 comments

First of all thank you to all the Sparkers who gave me good words of encouragement and support on my last Blog. The first three days of changing my diet were pretty rough. I am sure it was a huge sugar withdrawal that I was going through. ... Read more
Cannot Avoid the Truth Any Longer
Friday, September 16, 2016      9 comments

I had an early morning doctor's appointment and cannot hide what is happening. I am diabetic and she is giving me one more chance to get my A1C under control....or I will be on insulin. I was on the right track a couple years ago and then my m... Read more
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      4 comments

The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 9+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping you on your j... Read more
Monday, April 25, 2016      2 comments

BLC (BIGGEST LOSER CHALLENGE) IS REGISTERING NOW! The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 15 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 9+ years encouraging ... Read more
Living a Healthier Lifestyle Agreement
Monday, February 15, 2016      5 comments

Knowing the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, I agree to the following: 1. 20 minutes a day at least 5 x a week of cardio and 15 minutes of additional exercise. 2. Strength training at least 3 x a week. 3. Walk between 6,000... Read more
Reality Looking You In the Face
Thursday, December 10, 2015      6 comments

Yesterday I had a followup appointment at the doctor's office. Because my A1C is still above 7, my metformin has been increased to 2,000 milligrams a day. This doctor took the time to explain to me what would happen if I do not change my eatin... Read more
What a Difference a Heath Coach Makes
Friday, August 28, 2015      7 comments

I haven't been on in a while because I have been concentrating on myself. At work we now have a wellness center for the employees. One of the perks to this wellness center is a free health coach. I signed up and met with Heather last week. W... Read more
Taking a Look At Myself
Friday, August 07, 2015      5 comments

This past week, I have been taking a long hard look at myself. What started this introspection was a confrontation with an emotional acquaintance last Friday. She accused me of not liking her and specifically picking her out to not like. This... Read more
Getting It All Figured Out
Monday, April 20, 2015      6 comments

I have been spending the past month figuring out the following: 1. Remembering to take my blood sugar test in the morning and trying to pick the right spot in my finger to lance. You have tiny blood vessels in your finger and twice I have... Read more
Take Care of Yourself
Monday, March 23, 2015      4 comments

I haven't been on in over a week because I have been dealing with doctor and dentist appointments and am now going to be seeing my doctor next week. I had blood work completed last week and I know that I will be seeing the doctor next week beca... Read more
100 Days of Weight Loss--Day 2
Saturday, March 14, 2015      3 comments

So today was about being interested or committed. If you are interested in living a healthier lifestyle, you are easily swayed to get off track. However, if you are committed you will do it any way, no matter what. Yesterday I would hav... Read more

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