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Tuesday, November 11, 2014      3 comments

well, today was a mixed bag ....I didn't eat anything BAD except for some sweet potato fries.....and no, they weren't baked. And then I made a vegetable/bean/rice soup that had too many starchy veggies in it so it wasn't idea. But I didn't go... Read more
Better than NOthing
Thursday, October 30, 2014      4 comments

today is day 4 of my return to the Eat to Live program. I made the mistake of weighing myself...gained two pounds since i began....I have some reason to think that that weight is not fat....we'll see how it resolves if you know what I mean. ... Read more
Day three
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      6 comments

Today I go to see a new pain MD. I am hoping that he will agree to take me as a patient and that he will be willing to help me meet my pain management needs and goals. That makes two MD visits in two days. I am really feeling wiped out...not ... Read more
Back to Dr Fuhrman
Sunday, October 26, 2014      4 comments

When I took a good look at the photo on the previous page, I realized how much weight I've gained and how it has badly affected my appearance. I am also not feeling well...chest pain which may or may not be gastric in origin. Hopefully that's ... Read more
My Memoir
Saturday, October 25, 2014      5 comments

Well, my goal for four years has been to complete my memoir. And a couple of weeks ago my dream was realized. Treasures from Darkness is available at Amazon and Barnes and Nobel. (search for Cynthia Lott Vogel, books and you will find it). I ... Read more
Let's give a hand for....
Friday, October 17, 2014      6 comments

after two of the worst days in recent history, I looked at my hand that was throbbing....I'd rubbed some pain cream on it and then LOOK AT THIS!! ... Read more
Self Pity?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      2 comments

The following is a paragraph from John MacArthur's study Bible. I found it to be captivating and pertinent to the questions I'm asking today. “The basic theme of Psalms is living real life in the real world where two dimensions operate sim... Read more
A Word from my "Other" blog
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      3 comments

As I have mentioned in the past Sparkpeople.com has been a big part of my life in my attempts to lose weight and regain strength. IN the past several months it has been all I can do to drop in on the RAD team (Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease) whe... Read more
Desperate Moves for Desperate People
Monday, October 06, 2014      2 comments

Well, my box of books arrived. How exciting to see my name on the front cover and picture on the back. (of course the pic was taken a few years ago, a few pounds ago and a few (lot) of gray hairs ago....but hey it's how I'd like to be remember... Read more
My life in 7 points
Friday, September 26, 2014      5 comments

I have a lot to say....since almost a whole month has gone by since I last did much of anything on Spark's site. Here's a quick summary: 1) My book is now being printed. I should receive my first box of books any day now. 2) My weight has... Read more
In Production!
Friday, September 05, 2014      5 comments

That's my manuscript...not me. My days of "production" are long gone. I got the email today that said that everything that my manuscript needed was done and now they are going about typesetting it and printing the galleys. I am REALLY curious... Read more
short note....
Thursday, September 04, 2014      5 comments

Today I have been busy readying my manuscript to send via email to the publisher. Ran into a snag and have to wait for a phone call from them. Paid some bills and now am signing onto Spark for the first time in a while. I cannot decide if... Read more
Juggling Treatments
Tuesday, August 19, 2014      7 comments

I weighed myself this moring...in my PJs and with a full bladder....and I weghed 223 which his down from 230 very recently. Then before I got into my shower I thought "What the heck" and stepped on the scale. 221! This is the lowest I've been a... Read more
Teeth and Poor Choices
Saturday, August 02, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday was notable for several reasons. 1) I emailed my manuscript in to the editors at my publishing house and now will be waiting for their report. And 2) I went to NY for some blood work and also a visit to the dentist. I have Sjogrens... Read more
Ten Minutes
Monday, July 28, 2014      6 comments

Yesterday I got up my nerve and went to church. I showered the night before so I could rest until 10:00, the time when Ralph would pick me up to go to church. The new recliner was lovely. Silent (unlike the groaning one I have at home) and co... Read more

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