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Another successful day
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      7 comments

(Pic is an underground sinkhole in Cancun, where I want to visit next year!) I met all of my goals yesterday! I woke up today feeling great be... Read more
I am not throwing away my shot!
Monday, January 22, 2018      6 comments

I’m soooo happy, it’s been in the 40’s and 50’s for the last few days and all the ice and snow are almost gone :) I fell two more times early last ... Read more
Why do I live in Ohio?
Friday, January 12, 2018      4 comments

I just spent 30 minutes, 50 lb of ice melt, and 16 lb of Epsom salts on the Great Lake outside of my apartment; I managed to make a path of salt from my stairs to my car (and did a few of my neighbors’ pathways as well). My hair is frozen. I’m d... Read more
Blegh
Friday, January 12, 2018      8 comments

The oral diabetes medication I was prescribed — glipizide — has caused uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea (which metformin did too). So I had to stop taking it. And my blood sugar is still way too high. And I’m still eating well, using the ell... Read more
Supplements, Sun Basket
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      7 comments

I got the results of my A1C :/ it was 10.3. It should be below 7, ideally below 6. I’m going to work on it, with the help of the new meds. I picked up a few different supplements to help, too: 1. Vitamin D (blood work shows mine is way too lo... Read more
New medicine
Monday, January 08, 2018      3 comments

I made an emergency appointment with my doctor today to get some new medicine to hopefully bring down my blood sugar. I hope I won’t need it forever, but for now it should help. I’ll keep up the diet and exercise and see what happens. 🍎 ... Read more
Pushing forward
Monday, January 08, 2018      6 comments

I woke up at 6 am, used the elliptical, and made myself breakfast: scrambled eggs, a laughing cow wedge, and a piece of gluten free toast. Lunch is lentil curry. Dinner will be roast chicken with wine sauce and broccoli and carrots 🥕 🥦 I’m n... Read more
My blood sugar....
Sunday, January 07, 2018      5 comments

... today it is 395 :/ I haven’t checked it in a while because I was traveling and then catching up at work This is a problem. Good thing I have an endocrinologist appointment next Monday ... I will probably be put on insulin. I’m jus... Read more
He was only 39
Sunday, January 07, 2018      8 comments

Today I learned that a guy I used to date died from a heart attack. He was only 39. :( It’s really sad. He was just married last year... I really feel more motivated than ever to get my health and weight under control. I don’t want to end u... Read more
Buenos Aires! - 2017 recap and 2018 goals
Monday, January 01, 2018      7 comments

Hello everyone! 2017 ——— 1. Was hospitalized for mental health issues and experimented with new medication until I found something that worked for me 2. Successfully completed a computer programming boot camp 3. Got a new, amazing ... Read more
6 am or bust
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      7 comments

It’s been difficult getting used to work. The stress has made me want to binge eat / get fast food on the way to and from work. Sitting in a chair all day is rough for my back, and by the weekend it’s seriously messed up and I don’t want to d... Read more
2 weeks
Saturday, August 19, 2017      7 comments

I'm starting to get the lay of the land at work, and I'm shadowing other developers on my team. I'm still in disbelief that I got this job (so grateful!). My car is great and I love it! I made a rule that I will not eat food in it and I've been ... Read more
First few days
Tuesday, August 08, 2017      13 comments

...have gone well! I did so much walking yesterday that I couldn't even go to the gym. I was quite tired, but now I'm situated in my new office and going through the onboarding process. I can't believe I got this job. I am incredibly grate... Read more
Graduated!
Friday, August 04, 2017      12 comments

Today I finished my boot camp and earned my certificate of software development :) Monday I begin my new job at Chase! For my next feat, I plan to lose 50 lb between now and 2018. I'll be posting a lot more often now, promise! ... Read more
Day 4 - have my starting weight!
Thursday, July 27, 2017      12 comments

A few days ago my scale wouldn't even weigh me (it's only supposed to go to 400 lb, so I assumed I was 405-410). Welllllll, I had a few great days (went to the gym twice, eating has been in my calorie range), and today it deigned to give me a we... Read more

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