Met with the dietician today!
Thursday, June 23, 2016 4 comments
My last blog post was a really difficult place for me. I've made progress in two weeks. I got my leg swelling under control, amazingly. I've been battling this venous insufficiency for years and it has been painful, annoying, and cause... Read more
Too big for LapBand
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 9 comments
Yesterday, I met with a surgeon re. getting weight loss surgery. After I'd left, I felt like I had gotten kicked in the teeth. She was brutally honest, and maybe more than honest, I think she missed the mark on some things, but maybe I... Read more
Don't count me out yet...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6 comments
I joined SparkPeople in February 2012. In about 5 months, I've been really excited, fizzled out, made lots of friends, and check in here a lot more than I blog. I've been slowly working toward my goal and am not giving up or moving backwar... Read more
Small Victory: Nature Trail Hike
Monday, June 25, 2012 2 comments
I've been slowly moving along at my own pace, I don't weigh in too much because my ankles have been swollen (although I'm planning on weighing this week). I've started to notice a difference in how I feel when I move. Yesterday, I went t... Read more
Lost 14 Lbs Total!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 5 comments
I joined about 3 months ago and am thrilled to have lost 14 pounds total. It's not the fastest weight loss ever, but I finished my Master's degree, including finals, comps, orals, and licensing exam without gaining any weight. On top of that, ... Read more
Weight off my shoulders...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 3 comments
Yesterday afternoon, I finished my last final (a statistics test)! I turned in my LAST paper, and woke up feeling so FREE! I want to focus on my health and wellness for a little while until I get a job. Today, I will track and lea... Read more
NCE Licensing Exam!
Sunday, April 22, 2012 5 comments
Yesterday morning I took the NCE, I finished the 4 hour exam in under two: I was the first one in the room to finish. I'm usually the first one finished with tests. I felt pretty good about how I did. I'm not 100% positive that I passed, ... Read more
Monday, April 16, 2012 3 comments
I went to the doctor's office today. I got the results of some of the latest tests. I probably have sleep apnea, which adds to swelling in my legs and feet. I have to spend the night at the sleep institute to get a solid diagnosis, but my... Read more
Just for today...
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 2 comments
I'm tracking. Drinking my water. Making time to get a little movement in. On Thursday, I have my Oral Exams- instead of a final thesis, we present a counseling tape and defend our use of our chosen theory. I know my theory like the bac... Read more
Day 32: I forgot how much I loved it.
Thursday, March 15, 2012 6 comments
Yesterday I had a long day. My partner's uncle died and the funeral was yesterday. Traditional Native American funerals are so amazing and spiritual (another story for another day). I got home late last night, and remembered I hadn't walk... Read more
Day 30: Exercise Crisis (again).
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 3 comments
Ok. I hate exercising. I hate it. A lot. It hurts, and I can’t do it for very long, so I feel ashamed of myself. Somewhere in my brain, it processes as: “You aren’t walking for very long, so it doesn’t really count as walking, so ... Read more
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