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  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 5

    6/11/2021 1:49:17 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    I'm feeling pretty incredibly lately. Yesterday I had some of the worst chest pains I've had in a long time (or ever) and somehow I made it through. My husband helped make dinner for me so I could rest on the couch and get some deep breathing in. It did stress me out a bit but I was able to maintain... Read more

  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 4

    6/10/2021 12:54:03 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    Day four and I'm still feeling amazing. Not only am I wanting sugar less less but I'm able to control how much I eat period.... Read more

  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 3

    6/9/2021 2:45:49 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    Things are really starting to change for me and at a rapid rate. Last night I roasted a duck for dinner with duck fat mashed potatoes and carrots roasted in duck drippings (I even used some of the fat to make a garlic rosemary gravy!) and balsamic-parmesan green beans and as delicious as it was for ... Read more

  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 2

    6/8/2021 5:35:41 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    I have to say that when I'm committed to preparing myself for surgery I find sugar cravings easy to resist. It's been over a week since I last had a dessert and I'm feeling find. No detox or anything like that. It does help that my protein bars taste more like candy bars than any other protein bar I... Read more

  • It's time to be honest

    6/7/2021 12:40:34 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    I've been overweight for too long. Once I lose the weight, I start gaining it back again and faster each time. I'm in too much pain from a fatty liver, my PCOS is worse than it's been in a long time, I can barely tie my shoes, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. I can't do this on my own and I c... Read more

  • Three more weeks!

    6/1/2021 3:13:35 PM, by AIBHINN

    Three more weeks left in this school year. No kidding, this has been the toughest year since I started teaching in 1998 -- and that includes the year I spent as a sub! However, once the year is over and I've had a chance to get some iron into my system (yay iron infusions), I expect to be a LOT... Read more

  • I signed up for this

    5/28/2021 10:01:23 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    "In sickness and in health till death do you part." No one likes to think of this, but it is a part of what we agree to. My wife had a perfect storm nearly kill her: pulmonary embolism (4 clots), water retention (they got almost 80 pounds of water out in the hospital), and sleep apnea. She suffered... Read more

  • Well, that explains that.

    5/24/2021 1:48:25 PM, by AIBHINN

    Apparently, there's a reason why I'm so tired all the time. No, it's not that I'm sedentary (I am, but that could be a symptom, not a cause.) It turns out I'm severely anemic. Like, a normal range for iron blood saturation is 30-50%, and mine is 5%. Yikes. So I have appointments starting n... Read more

  • 2021 is worse than 2020 so far

    5/22/2021 4:01:25 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    OK. It's all about perspective. After spending a year quarantined, being with non household members only when absolutely necessary (a doctor visit is necessary, Thanksgiving dinner is not), and then finally getting vaccinated, everything went sideways a month ago. My daughter's breast cancer showe... Read more