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I have spent a great deal of my life battling illness. I suffered from Crohn's Disease and eventually had abdominal surgery, thwarting the Crohn's and budding cancer cells. Since my surgery in 1995 I have been relatively free from Crohns', although I had several subsequent surgeries related to my ileostomy..When my disease was in remission, I don't think my husband realized how bad it could get, but he has stood by me. I also have suffered from various autoimmune disorders and am diagnosed with Stage IV Kidney Disease. Fortunately, I am maintaining and do not need dialysis at this point. We adopted our son and later found out he had cerebral palsy, so he became my career. Dan has had two surgeries and tons of therapy and is able to walk because of it. He is a college graduate and is employed as an Information Specialist. We are very proud of his accomplishements. I am now part of the retired generation and still getting used to the idea. I do enjoy crafting, traveling and being with family and friends. I am active in my church and feel that the hardships we endure are there to build our faith. I like to live life in the "now" as we never know how much time is left.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A Few Thrifty finds and an Update

This is Day #3 without cookies.  That is a big thing for me as I can and do eat them like popcorn or potato chips!  Last night I did need something sweet and couldn't resist some ice cream with my hubby with caramel and fudge topping.  That is not something I do all the time.
I am taking Pure Garcina Cambogia, some type of herbal weight loss thing.  So far, I haven't seen any results.  It is probably not the smartest thing for me to do what with my kidney disease and all, but I am so desperate to lose some weight!
Sunday I went with my sister to my nephew's house.  There was a house full watching the football game.  Their littlest one was Carson, 10 months old and so fun to watch!
I have been thrift shopping of late.  I found my son two dress shirts in a small, which is hard to find!  They are like new and he likes them too!  I also got these cute shoes, which I can't wear right now, cause my big toe has an ugly nail fungus.  I am debating laser treatment as I can only treat it topically (cause of the kidneys) and will have to wait for 6 months for the darn thing to grow out!
I forgot to straighten the bows out before taking this pic.  They are brand new and cost me $6.  I also bought a duster/bathrobe which I will need with the cooler weather.  It is difficult to think of the weather getting cool when it was over 90° yesterday!
So that is all that is new for me this week.....so far!


Craftnique said...

Hi Boopnut I have high cholesterol, which is genetic and I had other problems. My Dr suggested I try the recipes in the South Beach Cook Books He said I didnt need to do the Phases. Well, I decided I will do the phases as I did need to loose weight and I had a bad sugar craving. I started with phase one for two weeks then 2 and now for 5 years I am eating good and have maintained my weight and cholesterol etc. In 2 months I lost over 20 pounds, not on any meds and when I slip No problem I just go back to phase 2 or 3(usually 3). All South Beach is ...its how we ate as kids...no fast food, no junk. Its really not a diet just eating better and satisfying cravings throughout the day without going hungry or...crazy. Great cookie recipes too. Its by Dr. Agaston I am happy with the results.Its the greenish color book that I started with. I also have 2 of his cookbooks. Even my husband likes the recipes!! Give it a try!! :)

NanaDiana said...

Congrats on 5 days without cookies. It is never an easy journey to lose weight-You can do it!!! It does help to cook different things so you don't get bored with the same old, same old. xo Diana

Linda said...

the shoes are so cute!