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Day 194: New Name, New Program, Fatter than Before!
Sunday, February 13, 2011      6 comments

A long break, yes, but now I'm back. All time heaviest now...I'm guessing 345, but I can't weigh until I get to clinic on Tuesday. Signed up for Weight Watchers Online last night before dinner and (believe it or not) started right away. ... Read more
Day 110: My Birthday
Tuesday, August 03, 2010      6 comments

Today I turned 42. I cherish my loving family and satisfying career and realize how very lucky I am. It feels like I just turned around and found myself living this life, but truth is, I worked really hard to get here. When I found myse... Read more
Day 106: (Not So)Fun-Size Candy Bars
Friday, July 30, 2010      4 comments

Important lessons learned today. Going along quite well on my no-binge streak. A coworker handed out candy this morning and I accepted a fun size Baby Ruth and a fun size Butterfinger. After looking up their nutrition information, I dec... Read more
Day 105: Repeat
Thursday, July 29, 2010      1 comments

I'm so freaked out. I stayed low fat again today. Binge free. Honestly, I'm not even sure how to emotionally handle this. Two days in a ROW. One meal at a time, then repeat. I choose health. And for the first time in a long ti... Read more
Day 104: Started Low-Fat Mini Plan
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      1 comments

A few days I posted that clinic days are really hard for me. I turned to fattening foods and binge eating to cope with the stress. Today was supposed to be our (my husband and my) first day of low-fat eating. I'm not sure how he did... Read more
Day 103: Neurologist's Report
Tuesday, July 27, 2010      4 comments

Now four years after my "big" stroke, I don't think about it every day. Any changes in my neurologic function are so slight that I don't really notice them. Today, though, I had a yearly checkup with my neurologist. She reported that on last ... Read more
Day 102: Pattern Identified
Monday, July 26, 2010      2 comments

It turns out I can easily predict when I'll have a bad day, and those days most often are the days I have clinic. Not sure why, but it just never goes according to plan. I can't get the EMR to cooperate or nursing staffing issues or what ha... Read more
Day 101: Peace
Sunday, July 25, 2010      2 comments

When we woke up yesterday, I had a feeling of peace. Husband brought up the fact that we are both sluggish and physically miserable because of our sizes. We talked about how he diets best, how I diet best and together we decided on a pla... Read more
Day 99: Comparatively Blessed
Friday, July 23, 2010      3 comments

Today I called three patients to discuss concerning laboratory or radiologic studies. They were just going about their daily business until I called, and I know my phone calls ruined their days. When I gripe about my lack of control ove... Read more
Day 98: Totally
Thursday, July 22, 2010      3 comments

Aside from my family relationships, which are going well, everything else in my life is a total mess. Totally out of control. My house is a mess, I'm so disorganized that I can't find anything I need, my to-do list is at least 100 items lo... Read more
Day 97: Recognizing Rock Bottom
Wednesday, July 21, 2010      5 comments

They say with any addiction you have to hit rock bottom before you really feel able to make a change. I don't know what rock bottom would be for me. Six years ago ... Read more
Day 36: Off Track and Recommitting
Friday, May 21, 2010      6 comments

Yeah, the title says it all. I've been working on a grant application at work and had my first year review yesterday with my boss. I was stressed out about both and used it as an excuse to say "screw the new eating plan." As a consequence... Read more
Day 32: Non-Scale Goals
Monday, May 17, 2010      0 comments

Someday, I want to.... Sit crosslegged on a picnic blanket and enjoy a meal with my kids Ride a rollercoaster again Ride a horse again Sit for a formal family portrait Rollerskate again Run up the staircase Go ... Read more
Day 31: Lesson Regarding Parties
Sunday, May 16, 2010      1 comments

Today I went had an early meeting to plan for Vacation Bible School, then I taught the adult Sunday school class, then I took care of Daughter in the basement during the worship service (she is teething and had FOUR diarrhea stools in that hour ... Read more
Day 24: Mother's Day
Sunday, May 09, 2010      2 comments

Husband went to church this morning, but I stayed home to take the kids to my son's soccer game, conveniently scheduled before we normally get home from church. The game was right around lunchtime. I fed the kids before we left, but beca... Read more

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