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Let's Do This!!!!!
Saturday, January 06, 2018      12 comments

Okay, deep breath. Here we go. It's day one of the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge, and I'm a part of the Teddy Bear team. (I love my Teddy Bears). So, first thing this morning I stepped on the scale and it read 261.7 lbs. That hurt, but it... Read more
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      10 comments

Well, what a way to start the New Year. Three weeks ago, I slipped and fell on some ice while getting out of the car to close the trunk lid of my ca... Read more
Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018!
Sunday, December 31, 2017      4 comments

2017 has been one of the hardest years of my life. As I explained in a previous blog, it has been a year of loss: the passing my grandmother, the loss of... Read more
How Do You Get Over Fear?
Thursday, December 28, 2017      4 comments

How do you get over fear? That is a real question that I have. A few weeks ago, I fell on an icy driveway that looked like it was just wet. When I did, my left ankle made the most horrendous popping sound. After an x-ray and ultrasound, it... Read more
A Blue Christmas
Monday, December 25, 2017      24 comments

2017 has been a rough year for me in so many ways. Back issues caused me to need to resign from my job while seeking treatment. Finances became a nightmare. I tore a ligament in my right foot over the summer, and about 2 weeks ago, I badly sprai... Read more
Finally...Tomorrow is the Day
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      8 comments

Finally, tomorrow is finally upon us and my procedure comes bright and early in the morning. I'm in a tremendous amount of pain today, and sitting and laying down are the only two positions that give me any relief today. The pain medication just... Read more
Not a happy camper
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      7 comments

Well, just days away from my procedure, and my boss and HR have forced me to go on medical leave until after my procedure and I am no longer needing to be on this medication. To be honest, on one hand, I don't blame them. On the other, they did ... Read more
I'm getting closer
Friday, April 28, 2017      3 comments

I'm getting closer to being able to get healthy again. I've got everything I need to do it, but first, I have to have an epidural nerve block to start off with. You see, I have a herniated disc in my lower back that was aggravated when I fell ba... Read more
Frustrated with the Pharmaceutical Industry
Monday, April 10, 2017      8 comments

Well, the doctors have been lovingly playing around with my medications, and recently changed me to a medication that works for what it is supposed to do, but is notorious for dramatic weight gain. In fact, I've gained 20 lbs in 1 month so far. ... Read more
Whoa!!!!!! Hold on there!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      9 comments

I know I've been struggling with sleep, been asking for prayers for it, and even gone as far as going to the stress center about it. Well, they adjusted my medications on Friday, and now all I want to do IS sleep!!! It's awful!!! I feel awful!!!... Read more
"Essential"ly Getting Sleep Finally
Saturday, April 01, 2017      10 comments

In my search for sleep, I think the solution has finally been found. While I have been working on adjusting my medications with my doctor, I accidentally came across another solution that actually helped out tremendously, too. You see, I we... Read more
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

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