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I feel like an explorer sailing off into the unknown. I have such a long dieting history. It started in High School and dieting has continued ever since, with varying degrees of success. My highest adult weight reaching 265 after the birth of... Read more
In response to Vtoria3ís invitation . . . A little bit about me . . .
Where is your cell phone? On my desk in the kitchen, next to my blood glucose meter.
Spouse? Yes, 38 years (June 10, 1978)
Your hair? Used to be dark brown/natural black. Now graying, particularly around the temples. Was foiled with ... Read more
A new week!
I suppose Sunday is the official start of a new week, but Sunday is a day of worship, quiet reflection and relaxing. So when Monday comes around it is the start of a work week. Since, at the moment, I have the luxury of not actually having to ... Read more
Living the low carb lifestyle.
I have been given a choice. Medication for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, or diet and exercise. (I suppose I have the choice to do neither and hasten my demise,too) I was only given the choice because by dieting on a low carb diet, my bloo... Read more
9 Years Later , , ,
August 14, 2007, I went online to find a calorie counter. I had quit smoking in February and my weight started creeping up as I substituted food for cigarettes. I found SparkPeople and began my journey to a healthy lifestyle. My experience... Read more
Manage blood glucose levels by careful menu planning and tracking food daily.
Get sewing projects organized and underway.
Weed out wardrobe! Put some items on consignment, donate the rest.
Eliminate 5 pounds.
Continue to cle... Read more
Starting the week out with a plan.
I figured I should start my week off with a plan in place. Given the lateness of the hour, I hope I can keep it simple and direct.
My goal for this week is to eliminate a pound or two and the only way that I will be able to accomplish that... Read more
Back to blogging!
My dad passed away on March 30th. We had his funeral on April 6 to have time to gather all the grandkids to say farewell. I am now back to my home and it is time for me to process all that happened in the last month and a half.
I quit my ... Read more
Still working on that blogging thing!
I just noticed that it has been 5 days since I blogged, but I'll allow it due to unusual circumstances.
Yesterday I sat and kept my dad company in the ICU, while my sister brought Mom home for a nap and a shower. Today we have traded jobs. M... Read more
Working on regular blogging.
I find that old saying, "if you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say it" can keep one from a regular blogging habit, but the point of "sharing the journey" is to share honestly so that others can identify with the total experience. So I... Read more
Musings of the day. . .
I stepped on the scale this morning and saw the lowest number I have seen in 20 years or so. 202.8. Getting close to one-derland. The last time I came this close was in 2007 when I first joined SparkPeople and went from 240 pounds down to 205.... Read more
Changing from running to keep up with my imposed schedule, to setting my own schedule is quite the adjustment. Right now the focus is on getting healthy. I have had bronchitis since Thanksgiving. I still have a very deep and nasty cough. Very... Read more
When I finished with my Dr.'s appointment on Monday, I got a call from my principal who had just had a meeting with the school's owner. Long story short, The owner was angry that I left school early for my Dr.'s appointment and missed the mee... Read more
I am struggling with keeping up with the pace of meal planning and working and packing meals and taking meds and trying to fit in some healthy exercise and getting enough rest and the list goes on and on and on! Time to re-evaluate and priorit... Read more
Small Victory. Amazing Boost!
After 3 low glucose readings in a row, I decided to call the Dr.'s office. They asked me to come in and talk to the Dr. I dread the Dr.'s office because the wait time is unbearable! So today I discovered that I can do an exercise routine in ... Read more