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Searching for that Healthy Relationship
Saturday, April 01, 2017      12 comments

What is a healthy relationship with carbohydrates? I feel like I keep missing the mark when it comes to that relationship. I have a book from the American Diabetes Association and have been working with a dietitian who I just happen to be relate... Read more
Sunday, March 26, 2017      8 comments

I had one of the most beautiful and wonderful experiences in the world: a period of being unplugged. I did have my cell phone; however, I was without WiFi, so I used my phone very little for surfing the web or using apps, like SP. I left my lapt... Read more
Crank It Up: Old School
Monday, March 06, 2017      6 comments

Yesterday felt like spring all day long. It was a warm, sunny day. Perfect for doing a little bit of spring cleaning. It had been since before the beginning of September that I had been able to do much of anything really physical, so it felt rea... Read more
Who Do You Listen To?
Sunday, March 05, 2017      8 comments

I feel like I've been in a tug of war contest about who is right and who is wrong in this whole mindset of what is the proper way to eat for a healthy lifestyle? A month ago, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Not exactly a warm and fuzzy di... Read more
Thinking on change
Saturday, March 04, 2017      3 comments

Have you ever found yourself along life's journey and suddenly come to a point where you have to make a choice of what direction you need to take? Yeah, that's where I am right now. It's not an easy choice to make, and I don't know how to explai... Read more
Healing and Clearing
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      3 comments

It is interesting that despite my injuries, I'm still in a purging mood. Oh, don't worry, I'm not lifting and pitching heavy items. Just shuffling and pitching paper, and a lot of it. I have an old filing cabinet that I purchased 17 years ago, s... Read more
Thoughts: My Financial Issues
Saturday, February 25, 2017      12 comments

I've been listening to the Steps from 180Xchange at my church. (They have them online and is similar to a 12 step program like AA, but not limited to one addiction). My shopping issues may go back to my mom. My mom is an enabler. Every time I tu... Read more
Where I am Today - Measurements
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      7 comments

Back around this time in December, I took my measurements and weighed in at 259. Today, I weigh in at 245. Here are my measurements as they compared to then: Then Now ==== ==== Bust: 49" ... Read more
A Sunny Drive to the Stress Center
Sunday, February 19, 2017      6 comments

It might be strange that someone would drive to the stress center for help with the sun roof open on an unusually pretty day, but I did. No, I'm not suicidal. I don't want to harm or hurt anyone or myself. I simply want sleep. Yes, sleep. You se... Read more
A Good Day All Around
Saturday, February 18, 2017      4 comments

Today is a gorgeous day out! It is in the mid to upper 60's here in central Indiana, which is totally NOT the normal here in mid-February. But I'm not going to complain. Not one bit! And it was a nice day for a drive to another town about 45 min... Read more
Slowly Adding Weight
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      8 comments

Today was a good day in PT, because today we added weights to the mix. This is a good sign that I am progressing as I should. My lower back is doing tons better than it should. I'm still having upper back/shoulder pain, which is bothersome, but ... Read more
Update ToThis Morning's Blog
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      6 comments

Well, my friend and I talked it out. She still isn't thrilled with my choice of plan by my physician or the program I've chosen (which happen to be identical, except that the doctor allows me to have a glass of milk and a banana, which I'm doing... Read more
Getting a Little Hot Under the Collar
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      4 comments

I've taken on the task of clean eating. I had done it before learning of the diagnosis of being diabetic on Friday, because I knew that I had to do something to get healthy. I knew, because my weight and health were spiraling out of control. ... Read more
It's Official!
Saturday, February 11, 2017      11 comments

Well, it's official! I am now started off on the Onion Camp with The Onion Factory ( www.onioncamp.com ). I went to orientation today, got weighed in, measured, and all that jazz. I'm to start the food plan this week, then classe... Read more
Perfect Timing
Friday, February 10, 2017      13 comments

Yesterday morning I went in bright and early to get my blood work done at the doctor's office, and was shocked to get the results already today. It turns out that I have high cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood sugar levels. The last two don't... Read more

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