"The Best Diet..."
I just reread this article on SparkPeople's site: "9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Diet Plan" with the quote "''The best diet is the one you will follow and stick to.'' (sic)
A few weeks ago, BF was all excited about a new di... Read more
Rest in Peace, Amy
My coworker and friend died yesterday. Even though I heard this was coming, it still seems unreal. She leaves behind a 7 year old son. Presumably one of her two sisters or her parents will gain custody of him.
I was looking forward to ... Read more
Even in Humor, It's Not OK
I saw a joke today that upset me. It involved tomatoes acting as if they were human. Dad smacks the boy on the head and tells him to ketchup. Humor. I get it. But...
Head injuries due to abuse are serious. I was a victim of 13 years o... Read more
It was like a holiday card today!
Growing up in the west, I had never seen cardinals as red as the ones I see out the windows of my home here. Today, it snowed. Not badly. Beautifully. Big fat snow flakes. They painted the branches of the tree outside with an outline of whi... Read more
I Had the Opportunity to Say Thank You!
I had the follow-up appointment with my surgeon after the bleeding episode last week. I had not seen him since the day of surgery in January. I had the opportunity to thank him for the surgery. Despite the current issues and some pain, I stil... Read more
Not an Update on Amy
I have not heard anything positive. Amy thought she would be going home from the hospital tomorrow. Not sure if that happened, but, apparently, she is going to be out on medical leave. Return unknown. This makes me think more is going on tha... Read more
Update on Amy
Like me, she was scared. She texted me saying she thought she had TB or cancer. (She has already had 2 different cancer battles). This time, it's "only" a horrible case of bronchitis. Amy should be able to go home by the end of the week.
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Life can be humbling - Praying for Amy
I've had a setback after my gall bladder removal. I have not felt well and have had other issues. The second doctor appointment is this Friday. Not looking forward to it. My back has been unrelentingly sore and on and on.
But life has a... Read more
Planting for the Future
Yesterday, BF and I visited a locally owned greenhouse/garden store. We did not buy a greenhouse, but we talked with the owner and got some good education about the local weather, greenhouses and gardening. We ended up buying starts for 3 of m... Read more
Fighting the Feeling that I Failed
I was so excited to have lost 7.5 pounds after surgery that I was sure I would continue. I aimed for 2 pounds this week, which, given the current situation, may not have been realistic, but I thought it was OK all week.
I ate pretty carefu... Read more
100% Commitment - Waylaid by Girl Scout Cookies
I started yesterday by driving my partner to an early morning appointment. I was surprised how sore that made me! I had my stepdad take me to my doctor appointment. The doctor gave me a limited release to return to work. I can work from home,... Read more
I Need to Act on my 100% Commitment
Today, I will attempt to drive for the first time since surgery. One of the stops is the follow-up appointment with my doctor where he should sign the release so I can get back to work. Mixed feelings about that. I am still uncomfortable, th... Read more
This is Not a Diet! This is Not a Drill! I OWN This Journey!
A few days into my post-surgery changes. I am still learning what foods are now off limits. Yesterday, I ate wholly within the safe list. Turned down the fruit turnover and the other goodies that my partner brought home. It makes it easier n... Read more
Feel free to skip this one. Some observations may not be for all audience members. Last week, I had gall bladder removal surgery. It came at just the right time. By the time the date came, I was so uncomfortable, in so much pain, I had sort ... Read more
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Yesterday was a Rest Day; Today was Essentially the Same
As my surgery date draws near, I am increasingly feeling crappy. I may have overdone it on the row machine the other day. I was too sore yesterday and reluctantly took a rest day. It felt weird to drive past the gym without going in. Thinkin... Read more