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A1c 7.5! small group training and med changes
Wednesday, March 24, 2021      8 comments

My A1c is down to 7.5 from 8.1 a few months ago. Hurrah !!! I’ve had some struggles with anxiety that might be due to my psychiatric meds: I was put on abilify in Jan, and it makes me want to eat everything and fidget and pick my nails and gen... Read more
Tuesday, March 09, 2021      6 comments

Weigh-in time (first official one this year) Since November I've had a major surgery, had a reinjury to my back/numbness in my leg and foot from it, and been hospitalized for my mental illness. I've been on hydrocortisone pills for a few month... Read more
A successful week! Old Man's Cave
Saturday, March 06, 2021      6 comments

We went hiking today at Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills in southern Ohio. It was SO GORGEOUS. I wasn't expecting it to be *quite* so icy, though. I slipped a few times but caught myself without falling. I also wasn't expecting SO MANY STAIRS at ... Read more
Setbacks and restarting
Monday, March 01, 2021      5 comments

Long time no Spark!... I ended up having a manic episode brought on by the hydrocortisone pills that were prescribed to me after the surgery. I was in the hospital for a week and they wanted me to do this really awful group therapy after th... Read more
Sunday, December 13, 2020      8 comments

I’m home from my surgery! It was a robotic adrenalectomy. They diagnosed me with Cushing Sydrome (officially), and took out the tumor/the entire affected adrenal gland. Everything went well, but I think they aggravated my nerve somehow on my low... Read more
359.2 ?! I'm not complaining....
Thursday, November 05, 2020      8 comments

Welp . . . I hit my November goal already. I was feeling frustrated lately because I had to take a few days off from exercise because I was SO SORE and fatigued and in pain from the fibromyalgia. . . I didn't want to overtrain, so I let my... Read more
New Clothes~
Friday, October 30, 2020      7 comments

The best/worst thing about losing weight is buying a whole new wardrobe. I've finally gotten small enough that my old stuff just doesn't fit anymore (even with belts), so I've had to get new jeans, a smaller coat, and new workout clothes. While ... Read more
369.4!! fitness, training, nutrition, sleep, November Goals
Friday, October 30, 2020      7 comments

October results: Weight: 369.4 lb Change this month: -6.8 lb Change this year: -33.1 lb Change since highest weight: -54.6 lb I met my goal for October!!! This is the lowest weight I've been since 2014. I did take some other ... Read more
Pristiq, small group personal training at new gym
Tuesday, October 27, 2020      4 comments

I'm waiting for the end of oct to post my weight, but I wanted to make a quick note for my future reference I've been on Pristiq since mid Sept, and it's helped me a lot. My psychiatrist agreed that I may have fibromyalgia, and I have alway... Read more
Size 24 Jeans!!!!!! for the first time in 20 years!
Monday, September 28, 2020      14 comments

I cannot explain how huge this milestone feels for me — but let me try: I’ve been a size 26, 28, or 30/32 my entire adult life. Even when I lost a ton of weight about 10 years ago and got lower than I am now, I was in 26s (albeit they were ... Read more
379 lb, size 26 jeans, adrenal surgery
Sunday, September 20, 2020      6 comments

I am wearing a size 26 now. I have not worn this size since ... about 2013! I am now 379 lb, which puts me at about 25 lbs lost in 2020, and no longer in the “super obese” category! We went to niagra falls a few weeks ago and I walked like ... Read more
LONG hike, dexcom continuous glucose monitor
Wednesday, June 10, 2020      6 comments

Today I did a really long hike! It was 79 active minutes and over 2 miles, up and down hills in the woods. By the end I really had reached my limit, but I’m super proud of myself. ... Read more
Two hikes in one week!
Sunday, May 17, 2020      3 comments

I did it again! More than a mile this time and it wasn’t as difficult as last time (but it wasn’t as hilly either). Pic below, we went on a trail near the river: ... Read more
Wednesday, May 13, 2020      5 comments

389.7!!!! Yeah!!! Lost 2 more lbs overnight. This is the least I’ve weighed for over 2 years. Less than 10 lb to go for my next goal :) Yesterday we went walking in the park for the first time in over a month. I managed to go a mile, but I... Read more
Tuesday, May 12, 2020      11 comments

Moving in the right direction :) lost 1.5 more lb! Weight: 392 lb Bmi: 51.7 Soon I will be in the 380s again for the first time in about 3 years! I want to get my BMI below 50 before the end of the summer. That means my goal is... Read more

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