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November is gone. On to December MAGIC.
Friday, December 02, 2016      10 comments

November was not my most successful month. It's actually sort of a blur. I need to take a good look back as I move forward into December. I had some solid goals for November - lose 5 pounds. Do a good amount of sorting. Improve my exercise r... Read more
November Goals
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      10 comments

eliminate 5 pounds improve fasting blood sugars, aiming for a.m. numbers below 100 daily exercise, walking, stretching and/or weight lifting drink 8 glasses of water/day clean trouble spots daily using timer in 30 minute i... Read more
Happy Birthday to me!
Wednesday, October 26, 2016      13 comments

I had a friend who changed my perspective on becoming a year older. She stated that Dr.'s did not expect her to live past her 30's due to an accident that damaged her kidneys when she was young. Each year she made it to another birthday was a ... Read more
Big Doings! (not really)
Thursday, October 20, 2016      10 comments

I made a deal with myself that I would blog today. I made a lot of deals with myself today. I made a deal that I would go out to the "stores" and have a look around, try on some clothes and not necessarily buy anything. So I headed out to tak... Read more
2 pounds away from "overweight"!
Saturday, October 15, 2016      8 comments

I was taking a trip down memory lane yesterday. I went back and read a couple of my first blogs that were written over 9 years ago. (Thank you SparkPeople for keeping a chronicle of my SparkLife) And one of of the blogs was about numbers and t... Read more
October Goals
Sunday, October 02, 2016      4 comments

The month is already here and I am a day late and a dollar short on getting my goals in order. I want to simplify my goals and narrow my focus to what is most important to me. So . . . -keep blood glucose levels in healthy ranges. 80 -1... Read more
The journey thus far. . .
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      6 comments

Since returning to "sparking" after my summer travels, I have eliminated 18 pounds, gone off diabetes meds (one more pill to go; Blood pressure med next.) I have eliminated all grains and added sugars from my diet and I am feeling much better. ... Read more
So what's new?
Friday, September 09, 2016      6 comments

I have been having the worst time blogging. I tried yesterday and I gave up. But I'll try to grind it out today. What am I trying to convey here? My thoughts of late are how much of an all or nothing person I am. I'm all in here, or ... Read more
FBS - 80
Monday, September 05, 2016      8 comments

Since getting rid of diabetes medication on August 18th, I have been sort of holding my breath every morning when I check my blood sugar. I set a goal for the month of September to have fasting blood sugar levels below 100. But my heart's desi... Read more
September's goal(s)
Saturday, September 03, 2016      9 comments

The main goal for September is to continue building my healthy low carb lifestyle. It is amazing to me that just by taking off a few items from my "menu", I've been able to get the diabetes monster off my back. He's still lurking around... Read more
Nike Time. (Just Do It!)
Thursday, September 01, 2016      7 comments

I've been waiting for inspiration to lead me to blog. It ain't happening. A Positive Blogger is supposed to blog. So here I am. I can do this. Here are my thoughts of late. I enjoy eliminating fat from my body. I enjoy eating ... Read more
Unchartered Territory
Thursday, August 25, 2016      10 comments

I feel like an explorer sailing off into the unknown. I have such a long dieting history. It started in High School and dieting has continued ever since, with varying degrees of success. My highest adult weight reaching 265 after the birth of... Read more
In response to Vtoria3’s invitation . . . A little bit about me . . .
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      6 comments

Where is your cell phone? On my desk in the kitchen, next to my blood glucose meter. Spouse? Yes, 38 years (June 10, 1978) Your hair? Used to be dark brown/natural black. Now graying, particularly around the temples. Was foiled with ... Read more
A new week!
Monday, August 22, 2016      5 comments

I suppose Sunday is the official start of a new week, but Sunday is a day of worship, quiet reflection and relaxing. So when Monday comes around it is the start of a work week. Since, at the moment, I have the luxury of not actually having to ... Read more
Living the low carb lifestyle.
Sunday, August 21, 2016      5 comments

I have been given a choice. Medication for diabetes and metabolic syndrome, or diet and exercise. (I suppose I have the choice to do neither and hasten my demise,too) I was only given the choice because by dieting on a low carb diet, my bloo... Read more

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