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GERD Strikes Again
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      1 comments

If there was any doubt that my medication had been helping with my reflux, that doubt has been completely blown away. I forgot to take my pill for the first time last night and was hit with a huge wave of reflux. I'm still feeling the effects ... Read more
1 Kitchen Makeover, Coming Up!
Monday, February 20, 2012      0 comments

We just moved into a new apartment 3 weeks ago. We still aren't quite settled in yet, so I think now is the perfect time to make some changes in the kitchen. Upon perusing my cabinets, I noticed that there are a lot of not-so-great food produc... Read more
A new diagnosis, a new doctor, & a new all-time high.
Sunday, February 19, 2012      3 comments

Obviously, I have been absent from Sparkpeople for quite a while. I've been battling various medical issues and just haven't been giving my all to becoming more fit. I have finally found a great help in my new physician and her nurse practitio... Read more
Yummy recipes
Thursday, August 26, 2010      0 comments

We've tried out a lot of new recipes over the past couple of days. So far we've made: Catfish Po'boys www.tasteofhome.com/Reci
sort= Hungry Girl's Bake-tastic Butternut Squash Fries ... Read more
Feeling a bit better...
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      1 comments

At last, my stomach issues are starting to go away. I'm still very fatigued, however. I laid down with my little girl to get her to take a nap and ended up taking a 2 hour nap right along with her. I hadn't meant to do this and woke up at 2:3... Read more
Something is not right...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      1 comments

I have been stuck here in the 285 neighborhood for several weeks now. I am alarmed to be experiencing some unusual symptoms. I've been experiencing blisters on my tongue, a plethora of digestive issues, exhaustion, circulatory issues, and dete... Read more
20 lbs. down!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      1 comments

I now have 2.2 lbs. to go until I meet my next mini goal and 83.2 lbs. to go until I hit my overall goal weight. I was beginning to despair of ever getting past 283 lbs., but here I am. It was just the boost I needed to get me into the gym tod... Read more
A walk around campus
Wednesday, May 05, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday, John, Irene, and I went for a walk to the main part of campus. I did great on the way there, but on the way back was a different story. First, the sun was beating down and there was limited shade at the part we walked to. I don't r... Read more
For a few weeks, I was a yoyo dieter again
Tuesday, May 04, 2010      0 comments

I don't know how or why I got into that mindset, but I once again sabotaged all of my own efforts and put 5 lbs. back on. I got back in the groove again this past week and am almost back to where I had gotten. I weighed in at 283.6 lbs. this m... Read more
Making the right choices
Sunday, March 28, 2010      1 comments

My parents made an unexpected visit yesterday. They really like Steak 'n Shake, so we headed there for lunch. I was a bit worried. Could I stay away from the burgers and fries? Could I make a good choice? As it turns out, I did. Everybody ... Read more
Then and now...
Saturday, March 27, 2010      1 comments

I've finally gotten up the courage to post some pictures. The first pic is of myself and my daughter at my friend's wedding in mid-December. This is just before I started seriously trying to lose weight. I was at my heaviest ever. ... Read more
I've been sick for the past week
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      1 comments

I've endured a veritable storm of sinusitis and allergy flare-ups and I might be seeing the end of the tunnel at last. I still feel as if my nose is trying to escape from my face, but the congestion I've been dealing with is finally starting to... Read more
It's all about your environment
Thursday, February 25, 2010      0 comments

I discovered something a bit troubling this weekend. I went back to my hometown for my grandmother's 85th birthday and to visit with my parents for a few days. Up until this point, I had been doing very well as far as my eating habits were con... Read more
Our newest cookbook
Monday, February 15, 2010      0 comments

John got me a new cookbook last week. It is called Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook. So far, we have made 4 recipes from it: Southwest Lasagna Roll-Ups; Spanish Rice; Silver Dollar Oat Pancakes; and Apple Syrup. Each recipe was delici... Read more
I'm almost there!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      1 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning to discover that I had lost another 2 LBS and another 1/2 inch off my waist and hips!!! I was expecting 1 lb. at the most. This was a total surprise, as I had been yo-yoing up and down about a pound for the ... Read more

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