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Continuing progress, gratitude, and a restorative weekend
Monday, March 12, 2012      2 comments

Friday morning I had my first appointment at the Diabetes Education Centre that's conveniently located not far from my home. Great session with the intake worker. She was enormously impressed with what I'd already learned and done in just over a... Read more
On self-forgiveness
Thursday, March 08, 2012      4 comments

It's always been easy for me to fall into the trap of beating myself up over mistakes or perceived failures. This past week, I could certainly have had a field day on that front: while cleaning out a file folder, I discovered a written orde... Read more
Normal blood sugar twice in a row!
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      5 comments

Both my readings today (pre-breakfast and pre-dinner) were within the normal range. No doubt the meds are partly--maybe largely--responsible for the relatively rapid shift. Still, I'm sure that the lifestyle changes I've managed to make are... Read more
More sneaky exercise
Monday, March 05, 2012      3 comments

Spent most of yesterday afternoon doing further research and messing about on the Internet. Had my favourite 70s channel on in the background, though, and about once every hour I'd pick a peppy tune ("Your Mama Don't Dance and Your Daddy D... Read more
"We will, we will WALK you!"
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

Diagnosed 3 days ago with Type 2 diabetes, which explains a *lot* about things that have been going on for more than a year, including a *ravenous* appetite, combined with a lowered energy level, that led me to regain the 36 pounds I'd lost by t... Read more
Box 7
Thursday, June 10, 2010      3 comments

Well, it took me a bit longer than expected to get back to this project. I just didn't have the energy for it last week after returning from 6 days away (during which I attended and presented at two different conferences), and then juggling vari... Read more
Boxes 4 through (most of) 6
Monday, May 17, 2010      2 comments

Boxes 4 and 5 were funny: both were labelled "HOT--From Top of Desk." As best I can tell, they contained mostly what was on top of my desk in February 2005, the last time I moved. Certainly an eye-opener to see what I considered "HOT" (as in, "P... Read more
Boxes 1 through 3
Sunday, May 16, 2010      3 comments

Finally got far enough in re-organizing my space that I could start attacking the myriad boxes of old papers and books that have accumulated in my apartment (to say nothing of those that are stored off-site, in a generous and patient friend's ga... Read more
The paper-sorting system that works best for me
Wednesday, May 12, 2010      8 comments

By popular request, I'm posting my favourite paper-sorting system today. This system was originally posted on the late, great listserv DECLUTTR-L in 1998. I have subsequently used it very successfully to sort and purge piles of papers. (Mos... Read more
A much better Monday
Tuesday, April 27, 2010      4 comments

Felt much better yesterday--so much better that I 3 of my 4 mini-goals (and the one I didn't meet, by going slightly over on both calories and carbs, really only balanced the previous two days, when I'd been *under* in both categories). ===... Read more
Sunday's results--not for the squeamish
Monday, April 26, 2010      2 comments

Spent most of Sunday dealing with a partly blocked ileostomy, likely due to my decision to have popcorn Saturday night. Oddly, I can often eat popcorn with no ill effects at all--last summer, I made a small batch for my evening snack nearly ever... Read more
Not sure how to score Saturday
Sunday, April 25, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I definitely met 3 of my 4 mini-goals--and in fact, *over*achieved on water, consuming 10 cups. A 75% day certainly counts as a win in my book. ... Read more
A mini-streak: two 100% days in a row!
Saturday, April 24, 2010      4 comments

Woo-hoo! After hitting all 4 of my mini-goals on Thursday, I repeated the performance on Friday! First time that's happened in the 4 weeks since I recommitted myself to SP. =======WHAT I DID WELL======= * Drank all my water. * Stayed wi... Read more
Thursday: Another 100% day (plus my Week 2.4 results)
Friday, April 23, 2010      5 comments

Well, I seem to have shed the 2 pounds I gained last week, putting me back in the 170s, with a 6-pound loss over 4 weeks. That's an average of 1.5 pounds per week, which is smack in the middle of the weight-loss pace that experts recommend as sa... Read more
Tuesday/Wednesday: Mixed Results
Thursday, April 22, 2010      5 comments

For Tuesday, I technically achieved only 1 out of 4 mini-goals. Wednesday, I doubled that achievement rate: 2 out of 4. =======WHAT I DID WELL======= * Drank 8 glasses of water each day. * On Tuesday, I came *very* close to staying with... Read more

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