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The journey thus far. . .
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      6 comments

Since returning to "sparking" after my summer travels, I have eliminated 18 pounds, gone off diabetes meds (one more pill to go; Blood pressure med next.) I have eliminated all grains and added sugars from my diet and I am feeling much better. ... Read more
So what's new?
Friday, September 09, 2016      6 comments

I have been having the worst time blogging. I tried yesterday and I gave up. But I'll try to grind it out today. What am I trying to convey here? My thoughts of late are how much of an all or nothing person I am. I'm all in here, or ... Read more
FBS - 80
Monday, September 05, 2016      7 comments

Since getting rid of diabetes medication on August 18th, I have been sort of holding my breath every morning when I check my blood sugar. I set a goal for the month of September to have fasting blood sugar levels below 100. But my heart's desi... Read more
September's goal(s)
Saturday, September 03, 2016      9 comments

The main goal for September is to continue building my healthy low carb lifestyle. It is amazing to me that just by taking off a few items from my "menu", I've been able to get the diabetes monster off my back. He's still lurking around... Read more
Nike Time. (Just Do It!)
Thursday, September 01, 2016      7 comments

I've been waiting for inspiration to lead me to blog. It ain't happening. A Positive Blogger is supposed to blog. So here I am. I can do this. Here are my thoughts of late. I enjoy eliminating fat from my body. I enjoy eating ... Read more
Unchartered Territory
Thursday, August 25, 2016      10 comments

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 . . .
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      6 comments

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!
Monday, August 22, 2016      5 comments

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.
Sunday, August 21, 2016      5 comments

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 , , ,
Monday, August 15, 2016      7 comments

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
May Goals:
Monday, May 02, 2016      3 comments

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.
Sunday, April 24, 2016      6 comments

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!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      7 comments

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!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      3 comments

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.
Saturday, March 12, 2016      7 comments

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

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