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Nuts to it; Nuts do it! ;)
Thursday, April 04, 2013      6 comments

Today I'm going to splurge, going to eat more of something I like... and... it's all planned just fine. Planning is key. Low sodium, low iron, low protein, low calorie-count: these are battles I try to overcome. These days it's easie... Read more
Sleep (or lack thereof), fms and no interest to medicate!
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      3 comments

Years ago I was told that my fibromyalgia includes a sleep disorder. Simple fact: pain interrupts sleep. No brainer, if you consider that people who have to get out of bed to walk off the pain throughout the night are not getting a lot of con... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Positive About My Slow Journey - Year 7 starts today!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      42 comments

Six years ago today I typed into my browser's address line for the first time "http://www.SparkPeople.com", copying the site addy from my R.D.'s scrawl. Much has changed in my life since then. I'd been ill and become "malnourished" accordi... Read more
Son's percentages in; discharge imminent
Sunday, March 24, 2013      9 comments

Wrote the title so that my long-time friends would see that an issue that has worried me for quite some time has reached its resolution stage: Mike is coming home soon! Mike's discharge is now only a bit over a month away; he's received hi... Read more
Sometimes 'making do' makes us better in many ways!
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      5 comments

When the snow falls and is heavy, it's rather nice to know one can stay inside. Yup, that's one of the perks of retirement or disability. I did not have to go anyway. So I played cards Tuesday afternoon with my 90 year old next door neighbor;... Read more
Just how BAD is the negative?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013      5 comments

Focus on perceived (or real) 'failure' can in itself take us off the track in our individual journeys; whatever the goal may be, we need to distance ourselves from feelings of failure, gain perspective by looking at the whole picture! One p... Read more
Changing (or even reversing?) thoughts in self talk
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      5 comments

Self-talk can be an important element in any journey of change. Therefore, looking at how we speak internally - self to self! - sometimes needs an overhaul. Words and their order can be powerful. Don't believe it? Well, check out this pa... Read more
2nd sleep study tonight
Thursday, March 07, 2013      7 comments

Tonight is my second sleep study. Sleep studies focus on sleep apnea. While they said there is a 'slight' bit of that, I do not think anyone addressed the true issue the first time: pain that interrupts sleep. Since tonight they'll have m... Read more
A tool for 'powering up the positivity'
Saturday, March 02, 2013      5 comments

"Power up the Positivity!" That's one of my little 'mantras'. Periodically, I post it as a huddle comment. But it's more than a quick comment to me. It is serious stuff. Life can be pretty much a downer at times. At least that's... Read more
Journeys don't occur in vacuums
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      6 comments

One reason many people 'fail' at 'diet' attempts or exercise plans is that they see so many changes that they want to make and/or need to make...and dive in too suddenly with to attempt to make too many changes at one time. Well, that would be ... Read more
No such thing as defeat!
Sunday, February 24, 2013      6 comments

Sometimes we feel defeated. Lots of levels to that feeling, but I'm talking about the gut-level feeling of defeat. Not because of some imagined problem but because life can be one hard test of what makes us... or breaks us. I've learned to a... Read more
Results of sleep study? I don't sleep much!
Friday, February 08, 2013      6 comments

Today the sleep center called to give me results of the sleep study from a few weeks ago. So. Now I have to have a second sleep study (scheduled for March 7).... Though the sleep study results do indicate that I have 'some very mild sleep... Read more
Pelvic Tilts, Exercise Binder, Graphing Progress
Saturday, January 26, 2013      6 comments

Each of us uses tools here on SP and also has personal methods for making and tracking progress. I have specific exercises that I must do - using a binder of important-for-me exercises, keep a graph that shows my weight changes over time, and ... Read more
Solid Support
Thursday, January 24, 2013      6 comments

Support is not stagnant. It must be dynamic in nature, should be characterized by interactions that move ever forward in some manner. Sometimes we, as humans, seek support only from those with the same 'needs' or same stated 'goals'. But ... Read more
Empty Calories - the ones to avoid
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      9 comments

Nutrient-density is a strong focal point in my lifestyle. My way of eating has fewer 'useless calories' these days than it did in years past. One of my little mind-tricks is the way I opt for variation of color in my meals: 'colorful plating' ... Read more

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