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12/1/20--When a heart attack is a surprise
Tuesday, December 01, 2020      5 comments

My blood pressure was almost always normal or slightly below. My bad cholesterol and triglycerides were a tiny bit high--not enough for treatment. My blood sugar was 101 (no need for treatment). A1c was 6.3 or 6.4--this was a new finding. I am 6... Read more
11/30/20 First Attempt at Current Goals
Monday, November 30, 2020      4 comments

I wanted to jot down a few goals to start figuring them out. I'll refine them as I go. 1. Journal about and process feelings about my heart attack, metabolic syndrome, possible apnea. 2. Incorporate more heart-healthy and reverse-prediabetes fo... Read more
11/25/20--Thanksgiving Thoughts
Wednesday, November 25, 2020      2 comments

We are staying home tomorrow instead of traveling 3+ hours to TX. With my vulnerable parents, my own recent heart attack, 6 kids in 5 schools in the extended family, 2 jobs in the extended family, etc., it's better to be safe than sorry. We're p... Read more
11/16/20--BACK AGAIN
Monday, November 16, 2020      4 comments

Well, I'm going to start back here on Sparkpeople, at least for info, ideas, and fellowship. I had a little surprise heart attack last week. I had a 100% blocked coronary artery and a stent placed when I had no idea I had heart issues. I'm doing... Read more
9/20/16--September Update
Tuesday, September 20, 2016      6 comments

I have my new glasses and still get headaches and wooziness, which limits my computer time and irritates the snot out of me. I maintained my weight loss for about 6 months, then started gaining slowly, and now faster. I'm still 30+ pounds down... Read more
8/25/16--Update and A Strong-Willed Child (or 2)
Friday, August 26, 2016      8 comments

I had an optometrist check my eyes Tuesday, and the left eye has changed quite a bit on one measure. Why it was fine until the lens popped out is a mystery that may never be solved. I paid for the exam and then went to get prices (around $400). ... Read more
8/16/16--August Update
Tuesday, August 16, 2016      8 comments

Still not 100% with the things keeping me from fully using Sparkpeople again (glasses issues and the headaches and eye pain that go with it, mainly). I have an appointment next week with an optometrist, so hopefully we can get things figured out... Read more
7/21/16--July Update
Thursday, July 21, 2016      8 comments

Glasses are still making me sick--some days more than others (??). Jaw still hurting, esp. when I eat chewier things. Guts, head, energy, etc. all still causing loads of problems. Plus, it's HOT!! I still want extra coffee and sugar (self-medica... Read more
6/17/16--Summer So Far
Friday, June 17, 2016      8 comments

Whew! My family has been super busy so far this summer with little sports camps, baseball, and appointments. I have not had energy left to post a lot here, although I have been checking my friend feed a couple times a day. Great job, guys! ... Read more
Friday, May 20, 2016      13 comments

For the last few months my nutrition has been negatively affected by a jaw injury. The oral surgeon believes the cushioning disk in the joint was moved out of place and the surrounding capsule of ligaments stretched. He thinks the cushion keeps ... Read more
Thursday, May 12, 2016      22 comments

Got my hair cut off today! It's very wild in humid summer, but this is the first time I've been brave enough to really cut it off! My son photo bombed the first one and then took the second one for me. Still don't know how hubby will react, but ... Read more
4/6/2016--8th Grader's Refusal of BMI Assignment
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      6 comments

This 8th grade girl has done her homework (hee hee)! Thanks, T, for helping with the add link feature!
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3/31/16--Variety Is the Spice of Life
Thursday, March 31, 2016      12 comments

For the last few days, I've been thinking about my food choices and some reasons behind why I choose one thing over another. More specifically, why I choose something not as healthy over something healthier, because I do want to be healthier. I ... Read more
3/23/16--Water, Water Everywhere!
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      8 comments

Water is awesome! We need plenty of water because we get dehydrated and our bodies don't function as well then. Drinking water is good. Eating fruits and veggies (which are mostly water) is good. Herbal teas, and milk, and a little bit of... Read more
3/11/16--The Heart and Head and Everything Else
Friday, March 11, 2016      14 comments

My main thought right now is how much mental, emotional, and even spiritual work that needs doing when working towards a healthier PHYSICAL life. Whether you need to lose a couple pounds after giving birth or you have been heavier or unhealthy y... Read more

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