Wild and Precious Life

Well, I am trying hard not to cry or kick something.  I just spent 45 minutes writing today's blog and somehow wiped it out.  Damn and double damn!!  There was some really good stuff in there too!  Frigamole.   ...more

Keeping it real

Today is my first 'weigh in' day.  After two days of 'loading' (eating lots of high fat foods) I woke up yesterday feeling less than prime.  I weighed myself - 191.8 lbs (a full 1.8 lbs heavier than when I did my first blog proving the loading really does just that - load) - and decided coffee was not going to be my friend.  Cuz then I would want toast.  Toast was not on the list.  It also wasn't on the menu as I had deliberately not bought any....more

Home Mountain

I looked for it, my landmark that I was headed home, it's muted blue/green peak thrusting symetrically into the late spring sky.   Today, it was like a talisman, a harbinger of comfort, of home. "You're diabetic" Dr. S said, her keen gazed rested on me briefly.  "Your fasting blood sugar should be 6.5-7, your test was 9, you are a diabetic".   ...more

Mama J's Days

"Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"  from "The Summer Day" by Mary OliverMama J...more

OMG, IUI, HCG, WTH: The Things They Don't Tell You About Insemination

OMG, IUI, HCG, WTH! Look at what you get to learn about when you mention the word fertility. You don’t learn these terms unless you’re older, have had a miscarriage, or are actively trying to get pregnant and it doesn’t work. I was not worried about getting pregnant. We were pregnant already. Then we miscarried twins and started hearing things like, “Well, at your age… you should really… call my doctor… blah blah.”...more
It was the most stressful and emotional time of my life. It is so hard....more

How Exactly Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

Chronologically speaking, we have sex, a sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell, said fertilized egg implants into our uterus, our bodies up the production of hCG, and we pee on a stick to find out if all of these things really happened. But, exactly how do these little wands of destiny work? ...more
FWIW I did another test this morning which came up negative.  So it appears that although it was ...more

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) Weight Loss - Yes or No?

Yesterday a client asked me about the hCG diet. Some of her friends are going to try it and she was thinking about it too....more

A Change in Lifestyle - HcG Protocol, Days 49, 50, 51

11/12/10, 11/13/10, 11/14/10 - Days 49, 50, 51 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  173 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  174 lbs. Last blogged weight:  173.8 lbs. Difference:  - .8 lbs. Total loss:  - 20.5 lbs.!!!! Goal weight:  140 lbs   Well folks, we made it to the end of our first long round (2 rounds back-to-back) on the HcG protocol eating plan.  And we survived, feeling better in so many ways, with a new perspective on the foods that we eat....more

Last Day of Drops - HcG Protocol, Days 47 & 48

11/10/10 and 11/11/10 - Day 47 and 48 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  173.8 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  174.8 lbs. Last blogged weight:  175.8 lbs. Difference:  - 2 lbs. Total loss:  - 19.7 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   Well, our move continues - we made a pretty good dent in it today with the help of a pickup truck and two strong dudes to help.  We got quite a bit of big stuff over there, and we now have two mostly furnished living rooms ...more

Counting Down - HcG Protocol, Day 46

11/9/10 - Day 46 of HcG Protocol eating plan Today's weight:  175.8 lbs. Yesterday's weight:  176.8 lbs. Difference:  - 1 lbs. Total loss:  - 17.7 lbs. Goal weight:  140 lbs   Not much to report today - was a pretty busy day.  I had a basketball photoshoot at lunchtime at a school in downtown Dallas, so I missed my morning fruit snack completely and didn't get to have lunch until about 1:30 PM.  I had another photoshoot set for dinnertime - football this time - and d...more