I was switched to a drug called Latuda back at the end of July after years of being on a combination of Lamictal and Abilify for severe bipolar disorder 1. The Abilify did the job at staving off massive mood swings, but it was horrendous at extr... Read more
I have a struggle that maybe some of you might have a good solution to solve. I am on a life-saving medication that I have to eat a minimum of 350 calories before eating. Those calories must come from at least one bread/simple carb and a fat. So... Read more
Today is Day 1 of the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge and I am once again a Teddy Bear. I love the Teddy Bear team, because they are one of the most encouraging, supportive, determined, and wily bunch of bears in this life's journey! The first week's "... Read more
Gaining weight isn't exactly on everyone's to-do list. In fact, it rarely is. So, while speaking with my grandmother last night, I let it all out about my frustrations, anger, and hurt that I have let myself get to this point. I have no one to b... Read more
When I went into 2017, I knew that there would be challenges and roadblocks along the way, which is why I chose the word renewal. It isn't about being brand spanking new again, it was about renewing my spirit and my life to return to a better li... Read more
I'm down for the count, but resting as easily as I can right now (which is very hard to do). My procedure went very well yesterday morning, but this morning I woke up with a horrible headache and a stabbing pain where the injection site is. I ca... Read more
First, I want to thank everyone who had been praying for my nerve block this morning. So far, so goo, it was a major success. I haven't had a need to take anything for pain since 5 am this morning. I have had a little bit of a muscle spasm whene... Read more
Have you ever walked into a store with confidence that you "know" your size? And gone in and just grabbed what you liked in "your size", paid and went home, only to find out that it isn't the right size after all? Well, it is a lesson I've been ... Read more
I know that we have the nutrition tracker here on SP, but I was wondering what type of tools (templates, printouts, or apps) do you use for menu planning? I want to go through my freezer and refrigerator today to see what kind of menu I can come... Read more
I need to vent (warning...mild language used).
Okay, I fell and hurt myself on 10/1 thanks to Boots's getting tangled up in my CPAP machine's hose and then yanking the machine off of the nightstand. I fell out of bed trying to save the mac... Read more
I shut down my computer around 6:30 pm tonight, and didn't turn it back on until around 8:45 pm. I sat and pondered things that are going on in the world around us, and in our own personal lives.
I am a recovered alcoholic and did dabble in... Read more