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Not so much diabetic, but...
Thursday, November 15, 2018      2 comments

My A1c number came back ( this was months ago now) at normal range, so I stopped counting my carbs but still usually track foods on SP. My calcium level was determined to be parathyroid related and I did have a surgery scheduled, however had to ... Read more
Waiting for lab results
Tuesday, July 17, 2018      2 comments

Did get labs today but I don’t have any results yet. Gone are the days when I worked at the hospital and could look up my results in real time! Now I have to wait for a call or email from the doc. The only thing I am really concerned about is on... Read more
Some good mail today
Thursday, July 05, 2018      6 comments

Yay! 2 things I was anxiously awaiting came in the mail today. One my insurance confirmation, with no breaks in coverage, so I can get my labs done later this month, see my doc in August, etc. as planned. Second is about my retirement income. Y... Read more
Diabetes type 2, part 2
Friday, June 29, 2018      4 comments

I saw my other doctor, the one who prescribes the medicine which is thought to be causing my blood glucose, calcium and also cholesterol to be elevated . He talked of many alternate medicines and their advantages and disadvantages , many of whi... Read more
Type 2 Diabetes - A journey
Monday, June 25, 2018      3 comments

I have been diagnosed with diabetes. It is possibly a medication side effect, but certainly my weight plays a major role too. I have talked with the diabetes educator and gotten some great materials on carb counting, and she helped by recommendi... Read more
Trying to make a fresh start for 2018
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      4 comments

I’ve been a SP member, gratefully, for just over 10 years. I admit I have hit a low point. I have gained 15 lb since this time last year. Obstacles include being very wiped out on weeknights, not liking the low carb approach I was on, the candy ... Read more
Update on ergo assessment and carbs
Tuesday, August 29, 2017      2 comments

Think I have to say something about my headset and footrest, that were recommended for me by the ergo guy. Essentially the pain is better with regular conscious exercise and my new chair, which is great. So that assessment was a positive and con... Read more
Ergonomic assessment & stairs
Wednesday, August 16, 2017      2 comments

I have had a sedentary job for the last 15 years, and recently started having both arm pain and leg pain on the right side from inactivity and being crammed in too small a cubicle (my theories anyway). I finally set up an ergonomic assessment wi... Read more
Gained, but one positive
Sunday, August 13, 2017      5 comments

Weight is up to 259, over 10 lbs more than when I was following the low carb diet. I will go back on it. That was discouraging but predictable. However I have good news to report. I have gone 20 straight workdays without eating ANY candy from th... Read more
2 months of semi-low carbs
Saturday, November 19, 2016      4 comments

I have lost a few pounds, no more than 5. The holidays will make it harder. I usually have between 60-100 g of carbs a day. I am getting into more of a routine of eating sausage, meats,cheese, and nuts. I occasionally get hungry but hunger is mu... Read more
Air conditioning? Already?
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      0 comments

I visited my SparkPage after talking to a dear Spark Friend of many years. She said there was a new layout so I had to see it. Things change, but I am OK with the layout. We are about to have a holiday weekend and it has gotten to be summer a... Read more
Book review: Better than Before
Sunday, April 10, 2016      0 comments

Yes it is time for the beloved little blue flowers to bloom in my yard. I just finished a book I'm very excited about: Better than Before by Gretchen Rub... Read more
Long term process
Saturday, October 31, 2015      2 comments

I have higher cholesterol again. I am taking a long term approach to the long term process of becoming healthier, not rushing into promises of multiple reforms. I have been reading SP articles, particularly a 10 part series by Dean Anderson call... Read more
A new, old plan
Wednesday, September 23, 2015      4 comments

I have been at this weight loss thing for 7 years with varying success and right now am quite fat. I finally feel there are some doable steps I can take, and here is my starting-over list: Eat more slowly & to lesser fullness Exercise to a swea... Read more
Anxious waiting
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      4 comments

Waiting for a family member to return from a week long trip. I have been home with dd and I think we are both tired of being out of our routines. Good: lost a few pounds and am exactly at my SP "starting point" once again, I am tracking almost e... Read more

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