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One step at a time
Friday, March 12, 2021      3 comments

I have had the final pre-surgery procedure done and have been given the green light from the bariatrician. Just waiting for the surgeon's office to call with the date. I have gotten my blood pressure under better control, and my vitamin B12 sho... Read more
When the going gets tough...
Saturday, February 13, 2021      2 comments

....the tough get determined! Since my last blog post, it's been a full spectrum of emotional stress. After my aunt was buried in January, my brother, sister and 8 yr old niece were all diagnosed with Covid. The to add insult to injury, m... Read more
I did WHAT?!?!
Thursday, January 14, 2021      4 comments

Just a short note this time. Between last Friday and today I have lost 7 lbs. Between Sunday and today: I have NOT had a single cigarette despite the stresses of my Ginger getting out of the house last night for 1.5 hours, my aunt bei... Read more
Different somehow
Wednesday, January 06, 2021      2 comments

This grief is different for me. Normally no one sees me cry. I am strong, dry eyed and moving on to the next task needing to be done. My tears are seen in the shower only to me. It's a very personal thing. The outward sign was usually my ch... Read more
Sunday, January 03, 2021      5 comments

I lost my aunt to Covid today. She had many health issues, such as brain tumors and cirrhosis due to the medications she had to take most of her life. She turned 87 on Christmas Eve. She is at peace. There is no pain for her. There is n... Read more
The Beat Goes On
Saturday, December 26, 2020      2 comments

Happy Boxing Day! I met with the nutritionist last week and she gave me the lowdown of what I need to be doing now, 2 weeks before surgery, 2 weeks post surgery and that I will be coming back to her at 3 weeks post op for the next set of in... Read more
The Motivator
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      2 comments

I have begun my journey towards weight loss surgery. I have met with fitness trainer, the cardiologist and the surgeon already. First up was the meeting with the surgeon. He has shown me my options, given me the pros and cons of each, and all... Read more
The ever changing path
Friday, September 18, 2020      5 comments

It's been an emotional rollercoaster since September 4. Lots of anxiety over people i care for but who in turn refuses to change their behaviours, anxiety regarding my overall health, happiness for my brother, sadness at the knowledge that my h... Read more
Follow the bouncing puck
Wednesday, August 12, 2020      3 comments

I love me some hockey. I really mean it! It's my favorite sport ever! I am not used to listening to playoff hockey at 11am during a week day in August. Completely not normal! First week with the new meds, and it's....interesting. I am ... Read more
New medication....and side effects
Saturday, August 08, 2020      3 comments

I have been having a bad time of it lately. The diabetes med I had been taking my new doctor took me off of because of the increased risk of bladder cancer (I am a smoker, hence the increased risk). The med he replaced it with gave me a nasty ... Read more
New recipe....changes needed
Thursday, June 18, 2020      4 comments

Lately the family and I have begun to enjoy cooking with our version of an InstantPot, and I recently added an air fryer to the household gadgets and gizmos collection. These have been wonderful in terms of cooking times and less fats from oils... Read more
Older and Wiser (I hope)
Tuesday, June 16, 2020      4 comments

Another birthday has come and gone. Yesterday I turned 54. I don't feel that old most days, so I guess that's a good thing. Plex asked me what I wanted for my birthday gift, and I actually said a bicycle. I haven't ridden one in 30 years or ... Read more
For the love of the Beatles
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      3 comments

I woke up this morning to my cats going insane in my master bathroom. I sat up and Gingersnap came running and leaping at the bed where she immediately started chirping at me (she rarely meows, just mostly chirps and chitters). I stood up to g... Read more
Superhuman? Not really
Tuesday, June 02, 2020      2 comments

This is not about physical health today. It's not about my journey to becoming healthy. This is 100% about the state of my mental health. Mental health is very important, and should be a priority for everyone. The reality is that it isn'... Read more
It's the small things that count
Thursday, May 28, 2020      2 comments

Oh yes, yes indeed. Small things make a big difference. I have been playing Wii Tennis every single day for the last 3-4 weeks. I am finding I have more energy, look forward to the exercise, and have started doing other small exercises throug... Read more

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