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Taking a break, and getting back on the bus...
Monday, July 22, 2019      5 comments

I'm through the surgery. I have a couple of weeks of still not being able to exercise much, but overall, I think the surgery might be a success. During those couple of weeks, I allowed myself to be off my food plan, to have things to eat, ... Read more
More silver linings!
Wednesday, July 03, 2019      4 comments

It's the second day past the first surgery and things are working well and as planned. If all goes well, I'll have the second surgery on the 15th. On the surrounding time of the surgery, I didn't worry about ice cream, jello, crackers, or things... Read more
canning and anxiety!
Thursday, June 27, 2019      4 comments

I've got the first surgery next monday and I'm trying not to think about it. So, today I'm canning low-sugar apricot jam. My little is on vacation, but I have baby guineas in the kitchen to squawk at me and support me in my efforts. The sun is s... Read more
It's just another day, don't give up!
Thursday, June 20, 2019      7 comments

I hesitate to talk about this because it's a painful thing in many ways. I have awol kids (thanks to the sparkperson who coined that term), and grands I'll never see. I try to deal with it in healthy ways and most of the time I'm successful. ... Read more
Adapt and thrive!
Monday, June 17, 2019      6 comments

I haven't written in a while. Between the cold, gardening season, and the little, I've barely gotten things logged! I'm the POA for many elders in our family, and one is in the hospital recently. She's 98. She had a bad cold, then fell and... Read more
More mountains ahead!
Wednesday, June 05, 2019      4 comments

I'm on the countdown to the surgeries. I have to go on antibiotics for a month, so I'll have that issue to deal with. If they work, there's consequences, if they don't there's consequences! And I get really whacked waiting for surgery! I need t... Read more
Friday, May 31, 2019      9 comments

I lost two lbs this week, and I wasn't even trying! I just lowered my calorie range a bit, and counted any activity outside of my wheelchair, plus any exercise I happened to do. I think gardening season is great! The little guy is here... Read more
Plugging away!
Thursday, May 30, 2019      6 comments

I'm getting back to my goals, food, exercise, pacing myself, and most of all enjoying life. Yesterday was a difficult and painful day, but I still accomplished a lot and stuck to my food goals. I changed my exercise goals because I was bored and... Read more
Monday, May 27, 2019      4 comments

I keep trying to find that balance that allows me to stay healthy (or as healthy as possible with chronic illness) and still lose weight. Often I'm too tired, in too much pain, or forgetful and don't eat ENOUGH. Then, I've got a proble... Read more
Just doing my best!
Sunday, May 26, 2019      6 comments

Ok, I've wallowed long enough. Whatever will happen will happen with my health, but it gives me no excuse to NOT be responsible for myself. Yesterday I started a new exercise challenge for myself. I think I was bored with the old one. Today I ma... Read more
Count your CAN'S, not your CAN'TS!
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      1 comments

What do I do when nothing seems to work, I'm really sick, needing rest as much or more as I need activity? I've been sick and stuck in the weight plateau for almost TWO years! What I TRY not to do is indulge in things that I know will hurt... Read more
excuses, excuses...
Sunday, May 19, 2019      3 comments

This has been a challenging week. We've traveled and eaten out a lot, which makes it hard to stay on a food plan. I just tried to stay on a calorie range, but I did have sugar, which triggers binge eating among other things. I enjoyed the family... Read more
Monday, May 13, 2019      4 comments

Yesterday we had lunch with the kids, including the 4 yr. old great nephew I keep a couple days a week. His mom told me she was talking about something in the kitchen the other day and he said, "Mom, you have to practice patience!" She said she ... Read more
It sometimes takes time for a reason!
Saturday, May 11, 2019      7 comments

This week has been full of ups and downs, but mostly ups. I've decided on the surgery and I'm ok with that. I've been so frustrated about not losing the weight, but I've also had a serious infection for TWO YEARS, so now I understand that my bod... Read more
Result day!
Tuesday, May 07, 2019      4 comments

Well, things were better and worse, as usual. I knew having this uti infection for more than 2 years was stalling me out and really hurting me. I also have no anal sphincter, which keeps re-infecting things no matter how much of a fanatic I am a... Read more

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