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Week 2 of 5% Challenge Done - 3 lbs Gone!
Saturday, January 20, 2018      6 comments

Well, here we are, 2 weeks officially in the books for the 2018 Winter 5% Challenge with the Teddy Bear team, and I've officially lost a total of 3 lbs so far (almost 9 lbs total)!!! ... Read more
This Kiddo Is Tuckered Out
Sunday, January 14, 2018      8 comments

Well, today was one of those days where I really would have loved to have just stayed in bed or on the couch. But, I didn't. Since it snowed yesterday, I did bundle up and cleared off the driveway and sidewalk, and not haphazardly either. I made... Read more
Forward Thinking
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      12 comments

Have you ever visited the website modelmydiet.com ? It allows you to do a before and after of yourself to see what you'll look like as you lose weight. I think it is fabulous and gives you a great image to strive for as you move f... Read more
Comfort Food Doesn't Have To Be A No-No
Sunday, January 07, 2018      8 comments

As I've been doing some bulk cooking this afternoon, I started to think about what I was doing. I was making comfort food, but it wasn't bad comfort food. I was making good choices with what I was making, not bad. They were made lean meats, whol... Read more
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

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