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An Open Letter about Chronic Illness

Monday, November 23, 2015      10 comments

Chronic illness is more than just a problem I have. In some ways it is now part of my identity. It defines every single moment of my day. I am never in no pain at all - or very very rarely - like perhaps one or two days a year - if I'm lucky.... Read more

Checking In

Monday, November 16, 2015      7 comments

1. With the exception of today, my rest day, I have hit my step goal every single day this week. Much of the time I have smashed my step goal. 2. I am trying some recipes from some Paleo blogs. Right now I'm liking the PaleOMG site. I ... Read more

Missing in Action

Friday, November 06, 2015      9 comments

Hello! I have been missing in action for a while from the community side of Sparkpeople. Thank you so much to the people who have checked on me and expressed concern. What's going on: 1. Busy, busy, busy! Really, this is it in a nu... Read more

What Went - Thursday

Friday, October 16, 2015      4 comments

1. Today was a slog. School was a slog. Chores were a slog. Even keeping my eating clean was a slog. I was achy and that contributed to it. 2. breakfast - apples, peanut butter, eggs (aka the usual) lunch - salad with kale mix, t... Read more

What Went - Wednesday

Thursday, October 15, 2015      3 comments

What a day! 1. Dh was rushing around getting ready to head out the door on a missions trip. He did not just tip over his coffee as it was perking, somehow it went flying so there was coffee dripping off the cabinets and the counters and... Read more

What Went - Tuesday

Wednesday, October 14, 2015      9 comments

Oh - I am so tired. I am like a zombie tonight! This afternoon around 1 pm, Neko (cat) started to yowl like I've never heard him yowl before. At first I thought perhaps he was having angst because he saw my dh packing to go out of town. ... Read more

What Went - Monday

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      3 comments

1. Now that school has started, I feel stretched to my limit. But I'm doing it. Well, I'm not exactly getting the housework and laundry done like I'd like to but other than that. . . . 2. Yesterday was a tough day health wise. I starte... Read more

What Went - Saturday

Sunday, October 11, 2015      4 comments

1. I have finished 99.9% of the Great Filing Extravaganza. It took me a couple of weekends. I shredded old files and thinned the ones that I need to keep to just those papers that were absolutely necessary. I sorted out the teetering pile of... Read more

What Went - Friday

Friday, October 09, 2015      6 comments

1. I talked to my 90 year old mom today. She loves art and is taking a watercolor class. She was thrilled that at a show of their paintings someone wanted to buy one of hers. (She wasn't there to ask though so it wasn't sold.) 2. I am ... Read more

What Went - Thursday

Thursday, October 08, 2015      8 comments

Today was a challenging day. It started with a blocked toilet overflowing. emoticon My laundry was overflowing ... Read more

What Went - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      7 comments

I knew it would come sooner or later. Ds18 and dd13 have colds. I am wearing a mask when I can around them. The last time I got sick was last January. I was on antibiotics for 7 months straight for secondary infections. I had similar the ye... Read more

What Went - Tuesday

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      6 comments

I'm recording my meals here at least for awhile. Breakfast - eggs, cut up apple with peanut butter Lunch - If you read my blog yesterday, my lunch will look very familiar. The soup is the same vegetable soup I had yester... Read more

What Went - Monday

Monday, October 05, 2015      6 comments

I gained 35 pounds since joining Sparkpeople. This is in addition to all the weight that led me here to begin with. It isn't Sparkpeople's fault. It isn't my fault either. My body is becoming more and more diabetic and it took some time to ... Read more

What Went - Thursday

Friday, October 02, 2015      7 comments

I haven't been posting a lot of blogs because there really isn't all that much interesting to say. I'm super busy with teaching and being a wife and mom. Everyday I fight to eat right, get some exercise, and get enough sleep. I'm discouraged ... Read more

What Went - Monday

Tuesday, September 29, 2015      3 comments

1. Today was a topsy-turvy day. I needed to do what I thought would be quick errands which ended up taking all day. I guess we just can't always tell how long things will take. 2. Dd is sad that we are done watching 1900 House. She wan... Read more

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