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Reasons are not excuses
Friday, January 15, 2021      7 comments

I gained back 10 pounds that I lost this time. I've lost two again, so I'm going in the right direction. Reason -- My mom died in December and I was with my father until the end of December helping him get through the immediate aftermath... Read more
My previous blog post makes me cry now. It will be OK, but...
Friday, September 04, 2020      2 comments

The campground where I held the star gazing is Bullfrog Pond in the Austin Creek Nature Reserve. I went several weekends this summer and had the same glorious experience I blogged about last. The Wallbridge fire has burnt the Bullfrog Pon... Read more
Feeding my soul
Sunday, July 12, 2020      2 comments

We have many types of hunger. Only physical hunger needs to be fed food, but we tend to feed all our hungers that way, don't we? Emotional hunger? Food. Craving tastes hunger? Food. Soul hunger? FOOD! Your soul or spirit or self or mi... Read more
I DID IT! I brought my A1c down. No insulin for me!
Thursday, June 25, 2020      6 comments

I am so happy. I need to remember this feeling to keep me motivated to keep it up. In two months, my A1c went from 9.9 to 7.3. When I get tested in three months, I'm going to make sure that it's below 7 and eventually I'm getting it under 6.... Read more
Too Afraid to Fail
Sunday, June 14, 2020      3 comments

A few years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. YIKES! That's serious. I started taking Metformin, I lost weight, I brought my A1c to 5 (which is GREAT), my doctor was pleased. I was pleased. Then, (you know this part, right?) I let my... Read more
Wild fire -- and more
Friday, October 25, 2019      3 comments

The Kincade fire is burning, uncontrolled, north east of me - we are getting smoke. The electric company has said that my power may go off in the next day or two to keep equipment from sparking new fires. I telework, so I just hope I can get t... Read more
Long term goals
Monday, November 05, 2018      5 comments

My Coach for the day is telling me to revisit my long term goals. ONE: Manage my estate so that my kids (particularly my son, who has special needs) will be secure after I die. TWO: Reach a fitness level where my lifestyle no longer... Read more
Make mine joy, please
Monday, August 20, 2018      7 comments

Finished my 4th 5K and my second color run. Color runs don't even have a clock at the end. People walk, jog, run, and play. I haven't worn a tutu since I was six. What a great way to spend a morning! ... Read more
Where I'll be, The Next Generation
Sunday, July 29, 2018      7 comments

When I was losing weight to fit into the suit for my son's graduation, I made up a list of weekly goals to get there by his graduation. It was pretty ambitious and, it turns out, I didn't need to lose as much as I thought to be able to get into... Read more
Take THAT diabetes!
Friday, June 22, 2018      10 comments

Two years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was just into the range that justifies the diagnosis -- 6.5 A1C. Since then, my tests showed 6.5, 6.4.... It was 6 months from my last test when I went in for my labs yesterday. I read th... Read more
Friday, June 08, 2018      12 comments

In December, I think it was, I told this story. I want to tell it again. When my son was two, I was wearing this suit when he was diagnosed w... Read more
FIDWITS and other games.
Saturday, June 02, 2018      4 comments

A fidwit is a "Food I Don't Want To Eat". The acronym doesn't work perfectly, but fidwit is easier to remember than is FIDWTE, so work with me here. ... Read more
Two voices, and a lot is at stake.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      10 comments

I know I am not alone in having said HORRIBLE things to myself. I've been hateful, rude, judgmental, and said things to me that I would never even THINK about someone else, let alone say. I did it for years. Did it help? I can honestly s... Read more
Women's clothing sizes are SUCH A SCAM!
Tuesday, May 08, 2018      9 comments

I've been going through my closet to get rid of some of the biggest things I don't need any more. I don't want to have a 'safety net' because I don't want to make it any easier to gain back weight. I have to try EVERYTHING on. There is n... Read more
Setting the record straight
Sunday, April 08, 2018      12 comments

The photos I have here show my progress when I lost weight in Ecuador. I took photos every 10 pounds down and they go all the way to 185, down from 242. Then in 2013 I moved, retired, divorced, and went through empty nest. Those aren't ... Read more

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