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I survived the very stressful week without gaining!
Saturday, February 21, 2015      4 comments

Thanks for the suggestions in response to my previous blog entry. I managed to get through the week without overeating (well, much) or hurting someone. ;-) Things have relaxed a bit since one of the people on leave returned early. Whew! It ... Read more
Dealing with stress is a major test for me - help!
Monday, February 16, 2015      4 comments

For as long as I can remember I've been a stress eater. When life got to be too much for me, for whatever reason, I turned to good old fashioned comfort food. I knew when I started on this journey that I'd have to find another way to deal with t... Read more
What happens when I keep trying? Or when YOU keep trying?
Sunday, February 08, 2015      6 comments

If I can send one message to you, it's this: No matter how hard it seems to be, how much you have to struggle to lose a pound or two or fifty, how uncomfortable you feel when working out, how many times you fall off that wagon, how dismal o... Read more
My current A1c is....drum roll, please!!
Tuesday, February 03, 2015      9 comments

5.9! And the crowd goes wild! Seriously friends, that's the best A1c I've had in almost 13 years. To say I'm pleased is an understatement! I've worked hard the last couple of months and hoped that work would show in my lab test results but ... Read more
7 lbs gone, a new Fitbit ChargeHR, and an update on my health makeover
Saturday, January 24, 2015      3 comments

So, I've lost 7 lbs! It's taken me close to two months to do it but by golly, those are gone and I'm going to work hard to keep them away and send some of their friends packing, also! My current size pants are now a bit too large and while I can... Read more
My first consultation with Jennifer Smith of Integrated Diabetes Services
Thursday, January 08, 2015      3 comments

Jennifer called me at 8 AM on the dot this morning. After exchanging a few pleasantries, we got down to business. We talked about so many things it's hard to remember them all! She's going to email me a recap of our conversation and include... Read more
I won the health makeover from DiabetesDaily and Mango Health!
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      4 comments

So, I entered to win a health makeover provided by Diabetes Daily and Mango Health and I won! I rarely enter any kind of contest so this is pretty awesome for me. Jennifer Smith, a Certified Diabetes Educator with Integrated Diabetes Servi... Read more
One step at a time
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      6 comments

Thinking about losing 50 or 60 pounds and achieving an A1c under 6 makes my head hurt. Seriously, that's just overwhelming to consider so for the first time ever, I think, I'm making smaller, easier to reach goals. Maybe breaking those two scari... Read more
A cool and wet day for walking but a companion and Munzee made it much more fun!
Monday, December 29, 2014      5 comments

My youngest son completed his southbound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, all 2185 miles of it, the week of Thanksgiving and has been staying at my place since his return. Soon he'll move on but it's been wonderful to have him with me for awh... Read more
"......and thanks for all the fish!
Thursday, November 13, 2014      4 comments

You probably won't understand the title of this entry unless you've read the book, "The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy" or seen the film adapted from it. The book and movie are on my list of favorites and I use the phrase "So long and thanks f... Read more
I am so freaking sick of "starting over"!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014      7 comments

Ugh, just ugh. I haven't done squat for my weight or health since May. May! And it shows as I'm now approaching my all time high. I've also been struggling with higher blood sugar and an increase in my basal rate on my insulin pump because of th... Read more
Not only can I do this - I AM doing this!
Thursday, May 08, 2014      4 comments

This morning I weigh a tiny amount less than my last weigh in. It's not enough to throw a party over but it's wonderful to see the scale still moving in the right direction. I'm okay with slow weight loss and actually prefer it. Even bette... Read more
One week with the Fitbit Flex
Wednesday, May 07, 2014      2 comments

So, I've worn my Fitbit Flex for 7 days and this is a quick update on my experience with it so far. It seems to be accurate in step counting. I'm sure it counts some hand movements as steps but I'm okay with that as long as it gets me in t... Read more
The scale moved in the right direction & update on May goals
Saturday, May 03, 2014      3 comments

The scale moved and it moved in the right direction, y'all! It shows less than half a pound weight loss but the point is it's a loss! I didn't maintain and I didn't gain and I'm so happy! I have a long way to go but progress is progress and I mu... Read more
Day 1 with my Fitbit Flex
Thursday, May 01, 2014      2 comments

Well now, this has been a very interesting and enlightening experience so far and it's only the first day! I have an old Blackberry phone so I use the Fitbit site dashboard to see my stats but according to that, I've logged 11,526 steps tod... Read more

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