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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 18 pounds total!
Thursday, May 24, 2012      7 comments

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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
Uphill battle
Thursday, April 19, 2012      6 comments

I feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle. The biggest struggle is my attitude: I feel like I am destined to fail and I feel like I am too fat to lose weight. I'm too far gone, I'm hopeless. I have no energy....the sleep apnea tests ... Read more
Maintaining....
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
One day at a time.
Monday, March 26, 2012      3 comments

Things that are going well: I haven't eaten any candybars. I haven't eaten any fast food. I have been drinking lots of water and no juice or soda. I have been more active (more than I was a couple months ago). I passed my COMPS! I... 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 31: Determined
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      4 comments

I am determined to lose at least another pound by my next weigh in. If I do, it will be 10 pounds total lost in the month since I joined SparkPeople! If I do, it will mean a lot of things for me: 1. Losing weight is possible for ... 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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