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A Good Day All Around
Saturday, February 18, 2017      4 comments

Today is a gorgeous day out! It is in the mid to upper 60's here in central Indiana, which is totally NOT the normal here in mid-February. But I'm not going to complain. Not one bit! And it was a nice day for a drive to another town about 45 min... Read more
Slowly Adding Weight
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      8 comments

Today was a good day in PT, because today we added weights to the mix. This is a good sign that I am progressing as I should. My lower back is doing tons better than it should. I'm still having upper back/shoulder pain, which is bothersome, but ... Read more
Update ToThis Morning's Blog
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      6 comments

Well, my friend and I talked it out. She still isn't thrilled with my choice of plan by my physician or the program I've chosen (which happen to be identical, except that the doctor allows me to have a glass of milk and a banana, which I'm doing... Read more
Getting a Little Hot Under the Collar
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      4 comments

I've taken on the task of clean eating. I had done it before learning of the diagnosis of being diabetic on Friday, because I knew that I had to do something to get healthy. I knew, because my weight and health were spiraling out of control. ... Read more
It's Official!
Saturday, February 11, 2017      11 comments

Well, it's official! I am now started off on the Onion Camp with The Onion Factory ( ). I went to orientation today, got weighed in, measured, and all that jazz. I'm to start the food plan this week, then classe... Read more
Perfect Timing
Friday, February 10, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday morning I went in bright and early to get my blood work done at the doctor's office, and was shocked to get the results already today. It turns out that I have high cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels. The last two don't... Read more
The Pounds Are Relative
Thursday, February 09, 2017      6 comments

My mom weighs 225 and wears a size 24 and a 3X. I weigh 253 and wear a size 22 and a 2X. She's 5'5" and I'm 5'7". When I am 225, I wear between a size 18 and a size 16 (1X). I'd hate to see what she would be wearing at my size. But I digress. Wh... Read more
Could This Be the Answer
Thursday, February 09, 2017      7 comments

Yesterday, I saw a new psychiatrist, as my old one left the practice I go to for both psychiatric and counseling help. Since June, I had been working with my old psychiatrist to find a new mood stabilizer that didn't have a side effect of extrem... Read more
Weary Thoughts at 3 am
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      4 comments

2 am has been a frequently visited waking hour for me this past few weeks. Luckily, I was able to get in 10 hours of sleep the night before, but I'm back to the old cycle of it all again. I do see my psychiatric nurse practitioner later this mor... Read more
Day 2 of Recovery
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      7 comments

Well, I made it through my first full day of keeping track of my spending. The new comer's packet they gave me had a small notebook in it for us to keep track of every last cent we spend. Luckily, I've only had to put two somewhat small amounts ... Read more
Day 1 of Recovery
Monday, February 06, 2017      7 comments

Well, I did it. I went to Debtors Anonymous. The first step in the recovery process is always admitting you have an addiction. The second is taking action, and that is what I did today. I don't know what each day will transpire, but I can choose... Read more
Taking Steps Toward Recovery
Sunday, February 05, 2017      11 comments

In my last blog, I admitted to being a shopaholic. Since then, I've been reading, researching, searching, reviewing, and recalculating everything. I've utilized a free offer from Kindle to be able to read a bunch of the books on the subject for ... Read more
I Did It
Saturday, February 04, 2017      11 comments

I struggle with bipolar disorder, and I've come to the realization that I'm in a manic phase right now. And not the fun kind, but the kind that can have grave repercussions. This morning, I have been researching debtors anonymous and shopaholics... Read more
Mental Illness, Peace, and Chaos
Friday, February 03, 2017      7 comments

These past few weeks have been strange, especially going on medical leave on Thursday last week due to a muscle strain. Or at least right now, that is the only answer I have, or have been given. Yesterday, they were able to loosen it up enough t... Read more

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