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  • Low Carb/High Fat Journey

    3/12/2016 1:07:51 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    On March 10th I decided to start a low carb/high fat diet. For years I have been switching between counting calories and Weight Watchers, I neede... Read more

  • Ups and Downs of yesterday 3/11

    3/12/2016 4:37:20 AM, by PURPLE0906

    After several times of getting up through the night, I finally got up around 4 am. I gathered clothes, stripped the bed and started on laundry. G... Read more

  • House is sold!

    3/12/2016 2:20:37 AM, by SBECKER526

    The time finally arrived when all the paperwork was in order. Our settlement happened at 4 pm on March 11th. Our realtor, Tom Degle... Read more

  • 3 weeks in...

    3/10/2016 11:16:37 AM, by ANGRITTER

    And I have gained 10 pounds. Yes, tracking food & some days going a bit over - I won't lie about the adjustment being hard, but no harder than t... Read more

  • Been up since 3 am

    3/9/2016 9:16:26 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Been up since 3 am seems like this has been the norm for a couple of weeks now. Oh well its quiet time for me, lol. I did get all of Melissa's la... Read more

  • Continued WLS - Journey

    3/8/2016 10:47:06 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well I survived the Psych evaluation without getting put in a nice white jacket At the end of the visit she informed me that she w... Read more

  • Honey

    3/8/2016 9:00:38 AM, by PURPLE0906

    m/eucalyptus-honey.html ... Read more

  • I Survived!

    3/8/2016 8:24:21 AM, by WANDERINGCUPPA

    Survived the Anniversary Dinner last night! Everyone wanted that cheesesteak hoagie pizza, and the in-laws were paying...now, this would still b... Read more

  • One day at a time

    3/7/2016 9:21:58 AM, by JANNY316

    One day at a time. I have heard this expression all my life. Like taking two days on is possible; but at times with RA, it feels like I am work... Read more

  • Sunday 3/6/16 a good day

    3/7/2016 6:57:54 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was cold again on Sunday but wind was not bad. Doubled up on my clothes and John and I went to the market. We walked around outside and some vend... Read more

  • Accepting the delay

    3/6/2016 7:30:11 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I really want to have the settlement on our house occur. Fellow residents shared that they had similar delays and problems. My r... Read more

  • Home from Mexico

    3/6/2016 5:05:57 PM, by BKWERM

    Overall, my dad and I had a great week in Mexico. The resort was superb and well worth the money we spent to go there. There were a few piddly ... Read more

  • Change of Plans yesterday

    3/6/2016 4:01:30 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was up at 3 am yesterday and was thinking of going to Farmers Market. The weather here is really cold so I decided to stay home and try to get so... Read more

  • Day 22 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    3/5/2016 3:39:42 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Here's my foot today. In a smaller cast, still s... Read more

  • 3/4/2016

    3/4/2016 6:22:25 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I finally got word that the STD was approved up to Feb. 22nd. Now I need to find out where to go from here. I plan on calling the Insurance compa... Read more

  • Mixed emotions tonight

    3/2/2016 11:16:21 PM, by SBECKER526

    We will sell our house soon. I walked through the house today. I remembered when we bought the house 43 years ago. I remembered cooking meals... Read more

  • Paradisus Cancun - Days 1 to 3

    3/1/2016 5:04:21 PM, by BKWERM

    Dinner at the Japanese restaurant, Bana, on Day 1 turned out to be pretty good except for the soup I ordered. The soup tasted like how you would... Read more

  • Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom

    3/1/2016 2:46:59 PM, by ANGRITTER

    Haw, Haw, Haw, Haw... Just came in from walking. All braced up so when my underclothes braces come off, they are all slimy from sweating on neo... Read more

  • Sunday 2/28/16

    2/29/2016 5:45:04 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Felt pretty good even though I was up at 4 am. I took my pills for my colitis and pain and John and I went out to the Farmers Market around 9 am.... Read more

  • Paradisus Cancun - Day 1

    2/28/2016 5:04:12 PM, by BKWERM

    We arrived in Cancun before 8 p.m. last night, about 45 minutes earlier than we were supposed to so that meant by the time we got our bags and go... Read more

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    2/27/2016 9:04:49 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I had been following the ET (Eat to Live program by Dr Joel Fuhrman.) for a couple of years now. The program was very demanding and required a l... Read more

  • Melissa's day off

    2/27/2016 5:55:56 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Melissa had Thursday off so she brought Grayson over. It was really cold and windy here but she wanted to do something with me especially since I... Read more

  • Still moving... I'm surprised!

    2/25/2016 5:37:40 PM, by ANGRITTER

    Let's see, I took Monday off to recover for the weekend. But these last 3 days I got outside and walked. No elliptical stepper machine... Just ... Read more

  • 2/25/2016

    2/25/2016 6:42:43 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Last Sunday John and I went back to the flea market. So glad we did, I was able to walk around with the help from my prescriptions and got a lot ... Read more

  • Day 11 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    2/23/2016 1:22:05 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    Well, a few things have changed in 5 days since my last post. Here's a few more things I have learned: When I went to my post op appointment... Read more

  • Random Blog Entry

    2/23/2016 1:01:04 PM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    My last blog I was talking how I needed to get back on track, of where I was weight wise and that I knew I did this to myself. I talked of how I... Read more

  • -100

    2/23/2016 9:10:26 AM, by HAWTHER

    It took longer than I planned or wanted to get there, but I'm at -100 pounds! I'm closing in on my lowest adult weight and am already less than m... Read more

  • A Long but Productive Day

    2/22/2016 5:06:06 PM, by BKWERM

    I had a long and extremely busy day, which seemed longer because I only had about 4 hours of sleep last night (coughed from about 10:30 to about ... Read more

  • Discerning what I want to do

    2/22/2016 9:51:21 AM, by SBECKER526

    Now that the move is almost finished with paperwork and the sale of the house to go, I will spend time discerning what I am called to really do. ... Read more

  • Getting closer to settlement

    2/21/2016 10:17:42 AM, by SBECKER526

    My husband and I are 10 days out in the settlement of our house. It will be a huge relief to have that done. I am getting more into the routine... Read more

  • Friday 2/19/16

    2/21/2016 5:41:19 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Woke up feeling pretty good, got my chores done early. John had a van full of stuff to take to a vendor at the Farmers Market. I actually cleaned... Read more

  • There *is* a recipe for weight loss...

    2/19/2016 1:39:42 PM, by BETHUMZ

    There is a recipe for weight loss ...but it's different for everyone. "There is a 'custom made' recipe for everybody, but the difficult par... Read more

  • Day 6 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery

    2/18/2016 3:58:57 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    I went to my first post-op visit today. The doctor said everything looks great. He told me again that I had the largest os peroneum ( foot access... Read more

  • Ouch

    2/18/2016 6:03:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well I went for the cortisone shot in my neck. They brought me in the back and I changed into the gown and slippers they gave me. The nurse came ... Read more

  • WLS - My Journey

    2/16/2016 5:01:45 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well so far I have survived the first Nutritional Group Session. Not sure I garnered any new information at that time but I have done a lot of r... Read more

  • Nervous

    2/16/2016 9:46:57 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I have an appointment this afternoon at 1:30 for a cortisone shot in the neck. Hope everything goes well. Hope everyone has a nice day! ... Read more

  • Monday Feb 15 '16

    2/15/2016 6:11:13 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    It's snowing,,,. No repairman today,i called after waiting a few hours,was told by a rude women,they don't service my area,,,i was mad the warran... Read more

  • Don't say that an RA patient doesn't have any pain tolerance :)

    2/15/2016 6:00:15 PM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    A lot of times as a patient with autoimmune inflammatory rheumatoid disease, I have actually been told, " You can't be hurting that bad. If you'l... Read more

  • Monday again

    2/15/2016 5:32:48 PM, by ANGRITTER

    Taking the weekend off made me have to start all over again on momentum. I only made us 15 minutes on the stepper but I upped the resistance ano... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2016 6:36:35 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I got called in to work,surprise,lol. Hubby made a turkey today,we stayed in,with the wood stove going and the 3 cats. Was a good day,very cold o... Read more

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