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Getting those Cholesterol Numbers Down
Monday, June 25, 2018      2 comments

So I had my annual blood work last week, and the numbers did not come back good. My total cholesterol is 180, which actually is not too bad. My LDL and HDL were okay, but could be better. My LDL (bad cholesterol) is 95, which isn't dangerous, bu... Read more
Marty and His Adventures
Sunday, March 18, 2018      4 comments

I'd like to tell you about my very special cat, Marty. Marty has always been a little sickly. When I found him, he was skin and bones, flea-inf... Read more
Seeing Results
Thursday, March 01, 2018      2 comments

I've been above 200 lbs. since last summer, so for about the last 9 or 10 months. For the longest time, I had no motivation to loose weight. I got so big that I don't fit in most of my clothes, so I've learned to rotate through the things that d... Read more
Sugar Blog #5
Thursday, March 01, 2018      1 comments

Well, I had some dessert tonight, even though I wasn't supposed to! On Wednesday nights at my church, we have a service, then a talk by our senior priest with dinner. I love going because I get a good homemade meal. Tonight there were small piec... Read more
Sugar Cravings Blog #4
Tuesday, February 27, 2018      3 comments

So an update on where I am in battling my sugar cravings. I had decided not to have dessert during Lent during the week, but that I could on the weekends. I went all day last Saturday and Sunday without sugar, and I felt really good, but then I ... Read more
Sugar Cravings Blog #3
Friday, February 23, 2018      1 comments

"Today, on top of journaling about your cravings, think of a situation where you often let sugar get the best of you. Then, come up with a game plan for the next time you find yourself in that scenario." So I wanted to report progress with ... Read more
Blogging about Sugar Day 2
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      3 comments

So I had a little creamer in my coffee this morning. I also made slow cooker apple pecan blondie oatmeal last night. It's a SP recipe. The recipe calls for no sweetener, and uses maple extract and vanilla extract for flavoring. I decided to put ... Read more
Journaling about Sugar
Monday, February 19, 2018      0 comments

I realize that I haven't blogged in about a year, so I think I should do that a little bit more. I'm also doing the 21 day Tame Your Sweet Tooth SP Challenge, and I need to journal daily about my sweet tooth and sugar intake. I find that my... Read more
A Review of Lenten Goals, Bipolar Sucks, and Progress on my Pascha Basket Cover
Sunday, April 02, 2017      1 comments

So I was just looking back over my last blog, which I published almost of month ago. My how that month has been a wild ride! I am Bipolar Type 1. What I didn't realize until a week ago is that I have been manic for all of Lent and for some ... Read more
Lenten Goals Two Weeks Late
Sunday, March 12, 2017      3 comments

So I've been meaning to blog or journal about this for the last two weeks, but it hasn't happened. We are now starting the third week of Lent, and there are some things that I want to do over the next five weeks as we get ready for Pascha (Easte... Read more
New Beginnings
Friday, March 03, 2017      2 comments

It's been a year since I blogged on SP, so I thought it was time. This week is the first week of Lent, and I am working this Lent to get my weight under control. I gained 48 lbs. over the past year, and at the very least, I want to stop gai... Read more
New Goals
Monday, May 02, 2016      4 comments

So it's Bright Monday. Pascha (Easter Orthodox Easter) was yesterday, and it was wonderful and exciting. But my weight has not been so great. I fluctuated all during Lent, even though I was making an effort to eat less and stay within ... Read more
Here we go again!
Saturday, April 02, 2016      2 comments

So my weight has been yo-yoing for the past 6 weeks. Up and down, up and down. My foot tracking skills have been less than stellar and I've made lots of poor choices. I'm working to get back on track but it is difficult. On top of this, I have... Read more
Clean Monday and Running
Monday, March 14, 2016      1 comments

Today is the start of (eastern) Lent, Clean Monday. (Eastern and Western Easters are five weeks apart this year!). Anyways, it's a time for renewal, for growing closer to God, for repenting. And for, I decided, starting new things. One of m... Read more
Where does my weight come from?
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      4 comments

I was reflecting tonight on where all those extra pounds I have gained over the last 12 years have come from. About 20 come from 12 years ago almost exactly, when my mom died. My dad lost 20 pounds, and I gained all of his weight and then s... Read more

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