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A Bright New Day
Wednesday, December 18, 2019      4 comments

Have you ever noticed how a "slip"quickly becomes an avalanche? For me the slip today was a Drumstick ice cream cone belonging to my husband---which I stole. Does theft become indulgence and indulgence becomes permission and permission becomes... Read more
The Other Side of "Amen"
Tuesday, December 17, 2019      3 comments

“See, the former things have taken place and new things I declare; before they spring into being, I announce them to you.” Isa 42:9 “Isaiah 43:19- “See? I am doing a new thing! Do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and st... Read more
Monday, December 16, 2019      4 comments

Well, I won't lie---my goal when i started this journey was all about numbers. The numbers that summed me up and found me wanting. The numbers that condemned me to a life of hatred for my body. The numbers that broadcast to everyone who saw m... Read more
Where Fitness and Illness Meet
Thursday, December 12, 2019      5 comments

I remember clearly the day that my quest for health began. I was in the hospital recovering from an asthma exacerbation that nearly took my life. As I laid in that hospital bed bloated and swollen by steroids, feeling so sick and weak that I ... Read more
Thankful Yet?
Thursday, November 28, 2019      1 comments

I wrote a blog before this one today. I titled it "Having a Thankful Thanksgiving" and then proceeded to complain and speak regretfully of things and people I have lost. I don't think that's what our country's fathers meant by naming this day ... Read more
Let's Hear it for Lemons!
Friday, November 22, 2019      4 comments

I drink a lot. (that sounded bad....but I meant non-alcoholic beverages). But you know, sometimes water just doesn't do it for me. I have Sjogrens which is an autoimmune disease that gives you dry mouth,dry eyes, dry EVERYTHING. If I don't ... Read more
Wednesday, November 20, 2019      3 comments

I have lost a lot of weight in the past month. 9 lbs to be exact. I know it is not good to lose weight too fast, but this loss has not really been deliberate (although it is certainly welcome!). I have had NO appetite, and when I do eat, the f... Read more
Finding a Beachhead
Friday, November 15, 2019      4 comments

As I have lost some weight so far (about 30 lbs), I have been dismayed to see my flesh kind of just hanging on my bones...(of course the bones are not visible much--not YET!). The atrophy is obvious even just by looking at me. When I lost the ... Read more
Getting the Ball Rolling
Thursday, November 14, 2019      4 comments

Hello all! Yesterday my dad took me in my electric wheelchair to the Christmas tree store where i found a gorgeous square dinner plate wiht a Christmas scene on it...It is either 8 or 9"...and I got some pretty little bowls with a Thanksgiving... Read more
You ate WHAT?
Monday, November 11, 2019      5 comments

yeah. a bag of cocoa dusted almonds. a LOT of calories and fat. (this was the night before last into yesterday. ) I tried to rally by having just some cantaloupe and cottage cheese. for dinner....but regardless, this morning I had gained 2 l... Read more
Going Blind?
Saturday, November 09, 2019      10 comments

I will try to make this blog shorter than its predecessors. On Thursday I went to the eye doctor and after he did a number of tests, he lowered the boom The glaucoma that I knew I had, he had told me a year or two ago was a non-critical form...... Read more
Some Thoughts
Friday, November 08, 2019      3 comments

Today marks three weeks of tracking. When I first started I kind of lost sight of something that I knew but temporarily forgot. And that is: There are good fats and bad fats and there are good carbs and bad carbs. I do not believe by any mean... Read more
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      5 comments

Forgiveness is a big deal. When someone has wounded us, forgiveness can be hard. But it is necessary in order to move on and to free them to move on. When we have wounded someone, forgiveness from them is so important in the healing process.... Read more
Sunday, November 03, 2019      3 comments

I have been deceived. This morning when I stood on my scale in the morning and I saw that I weighed 209---THAT was deception.---because the night before at 10 PM after getting rid of a bunch of fluid, the scale read 207. I thought when I saw t... Read more
How Many Calories do Words Have?
Saturday, November 02, 2019      2 comments

My have to ask because I m eating them. I said I did not believe that just tracking and exercising some self control is going to work in my efforts to lose weight. I worked hard in the past two three days in tracking and making healthy choices..... Read more

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