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Life threw mw a curve.
Thursday, January 05, 2017      2 comments

Life has a way of throwing us curves. On my 64th birthday I was awakened with the rupture of an ulcer at the margin of my RNY by-pass. I ended up having my first ambulance ride, my first helicopter flight, emergency surgery, my first stay in a... Read more
Planning ahead for my daily challenge.
Saturday, September 05, 2015      3 comments

Tomorrow will be a breakfast of mango, homemade egg and cheese muffin with fat free, low sodium ham for flavor and added protein. The muffin part is the healthy multi-grain muffin that Thomas makes. The the noon meal will be roasted salsa chi... Read more
Companions on the journey
Wednesday, August 26, 2015      2 comments

I realize that right now I am very focused on this journey of change in my life. I am excited about new recipes. I am wonderstruck that I can walk a whole mile. I am losing weight that wouldn't come off even when I had my RNY gastric bypass ... Read more
How will I know when I am at my happy weight?
Thursday, August 13, 2015      3 comments

Having been obese all my life, I'm not sure I will know. Right now I weigh what I weighed when I was in the 9th grade and I am currently 62 years old. I haven't been at this weight for well over 40 years. I am at that funny place where I... Read more
Today I'm Struggling
Friday, July 10, 2015      12 comments

Today I am struggling. Two people in my family are having health issues that require them to be in places where they can get the care they need. They don't want to be in these places. They don't want to need care. They are blaming me for how ... Read more
Today I will focus!
Saturday, June 13, 2015      4 comments

Each day has only 24 hours. I can't do everything, but I can do something. Life comes in bite size pieces. Today I will savor every morsel! It is easy to let time slip by and not know where it went. Mindless eating is just a symptom of mind... Read more
Not my circus, not my monkeys
Friday, June 05, 2015      3 comments

Today I was awash in the emotions of other people. There was a lot of angst, anger and anxiety in the air where I live and where I work. But I found myself focusing on taking care of my nutrition and fitness goals, taking time to journal, read... Read more
Fast start is what it is
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      2 comments

I am not up to a full mile yet, but I'm walking about 2/3 of a mile now. My FBS was 81 this morning. I have lost 2 pounds this week and I am using the nutrition tracker to help me plan my meals for the next day so I don't just eat what appears... Read more
Walking on sunshine
Sunday, May 31, 2015      2 comments

I am now walking as part of my fitness. I don't walk fast or fr or for long. But I am doing 2 ten minute walks a day at this point and from 0 to 20 in one week is a big deal. Today I actually left the building and went out into the sunshine a... Read more
The Prodigal Returns
Saturday, May 30, 2015      3 comments

Well, I must have been eating a lot of the husks the pigs should have gotten because my diabetes is very active again. I have not put on any weight since I was last here, a few years ago, but my health is going to pieces. I was acting as if th... Read more
The Slippery Slope
Sunday, March 15, 2009      0 comments

Today I weighed in for the week and lost 1 pound. Now I lost a whole pound, rejoice and be glad. But I wanted to lose 4 or at least 3, to show how good I have been with food and with activity. Of course, knowing that the work didn't pay off a... Read more
Today is a day for hiding vegetables in the soups.
Saturday, March 14, 2009      0 comments

Today has been a cooking day - soups to see me through the next couple of weeks. I find that vegetables in other food go down really easy. Put vegetables in a soups, a sauce, casserole, a pot and they become food. Who'd a thunk it. Of course,... Read more
Learning from life
Friday, March 13, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I forgot morning insulin and ran out of night Lantus. I also over indulged at Lunch yesterday. But I made the choice not to keep slip-sliding away and today the blood sugar levels have come back down. I am learning that I have to ke... Read more
Each day a New Beginning
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      0 comments

I have been on SP for two weeks now. I just completed stage 1 and am officially starting Stage 2. I plan to be here for a long while. I hope to get to know others in this community. ... Read more