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Please Send Me Encouragement
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      7 comments

I have been struggling for over 16 years to get to the root cause of my inability to lose weight. I've been working with a functional medicine MD to find the missing piece of my puzzle. I am 100% compliant with her program nutritionally an... Read more
Student Loans Have Got Me Down
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      3 comments

This is totally not Spark related, but I'm really bummed about student loans and when bummed, people usually blog it out, right? Between my husband and I, we'll have about $700K in student loans. He isn't done with school yet, but will be i... Read more
I'm baaaaack
Monday, October 20, 2014      5 comments

I've been Sparking on and off for about 5 years now. I try different lifestyle plans, most of which aren't successful for me. My body doesn't care about the calories in, calories out adage. It does what it wants. I haven't been on Spark for... Read more
I'm Pregnant!
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      10 comments

Surprise! I'm just couple days shy of 2 months now. It's kind of hard to keep this kind of news from your Sparkfriends. Now that I've heard a strong heart beat and everything is going well, I figured what better time than now to spill the beans.... Read more
Good News!
Thursday, May 09, 2013      4 comments

My husband spoke with his bio professor at school, who recommended I contact the leading researcher on obesity and metabolic disorders. I wrote him an e-mail, and almost immediately, I got a response, recommending I meet with a doctor in my area... Read more
Oh My...
Thursday, May 09, 2013      5 comments

Today marks day 7 on Metformin. That means I have to increase my dose by 500 mg to total 1000 mg. Next week I have to increase my dose to 1500 mg. This medication is making me really sick. It's embarrassing to have to run to the bathroom e... Read more
So, is my doctor wrong?
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      8 comments

I don't think I have PCOS. My doctor said, "she had no doubt" I have it. I have every doubt. I have low blood pressure. My weight gain has spread evenly throughout my entire body (not just around the abdomen). I don't have male-pattern bald... Read more
Metformin and the Occasional Taco
Monday, May 06, 2013      4 comments

I think I may have lost 2 pounds since I started Metformin on Thursday. It may just be water weight. I don't know. It's too early to tell. The side effects are not fun. I'm trying to stick it out because it takes a few weeks to acclimate. I'm al... Read more
We Don't Add Up
Friday, May 03, 2013      4 comments

If you struggle with the "calories in, calories out" adage, then come join my Sparkteam "We Don't Add Up." https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.ne
dual.asp?gid=60121 Please share your stories, struggles, solutions... Read more
Friday, May 03, 2013      3 comments

I usually blog about how terribly unsuccessful I am at getting smaller (losing weight, inches, however you want to characterize it). However, today I'm going to blog about something I did well: I graduated in from law school in 2012 an... Read more
Thursday, May 02, 2013      7 comments

That's how my body thinks math works. I'm not going to bore you with my story- I can't lose weight no matter how hard I try. Read my other blogs if you really want to know details. This morning I woke up early to exercise. I got on the scal... Read more
Today is The Day...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      6 comments

Today is the day I get to go for more blood work. I'm really excited. I want to be as proactive as possible to figure out what the heck is wrong with me. Fingers crossed the results shed light on the situation. I'm ready for a medical nudge... Read more
Where is My Doctor House????
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      3 comments

5 years since seriously dieting- Up 34.7 lbs (I have about 60 to lose now, instead of that measly 25 I look back on) 4 months since seriously monitoring everything via Sparkpeople for the fourth time or so- Down 5.3 lbs 11 weeks since ... Read more
Living on a Prayer
Tuesday, April 23, 2013      3 comments

Ok, let's state the obvious before I get into this blog entry- I am obsessive. It's kind of ridiculous. When I want something, I'm proactive, and I do something about it. I've been this way my whole life. I keep pushing myself past limits I... Read more
My Doctor is Stumped
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      10 comments

I just got back from the DR who suggested I go low carb. I gave her my food log. They checked my urine, and of course I was in ketosis. Duh- I have been nearly every day since I started two months ago. Initially, she tried to tell me I was eatin... Read more

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