Marisen's MedHelp Blogs http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1050938 Medical communities and forums staffed by doctors from leading medical centers. Over 325 forums and communities providing medical information and medical help. en Very Sick I've been very unwell with abdominal pain, swelling, and loss of appetite these past few weeks, so an Marisen Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:55:06 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1201743/Very-Sick http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1201743/Very-Sick 96 Pounds Down. Not Bad. Since I embarked on this endeavor two years ago this month, the mirror is showing me a person 96 poun Marisen Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:02:33 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1133363/96-Pounds-Down-Not-Bad http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1133363/96-Pounds-Down-Not-Bad Fresh Recipe for Progress While eliminating just about anything containing simple sugars/table sugars from my diet did in fact Marisen Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/302842/Fresh-Recipe-for-Progress http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/302842/Fresh-Recipe-for-Progress Back to the Drawing Board While I've had more than enough education on food and how it works in my body, quite apparently I've Marisen Wed, 23 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/278085/Back-to-the-Drawing-Board http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/278085/Back-to-the-Drawing-Board Have to Start Getting Myself Together Well, 48 lbs came sailing back the moment I let my sugar dependency take center stage again. Some of Marisen Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/271531/Have-to-Start-Getting-Myself-Together http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/271531/Have-to-Start-Getting-Myself-Together Yep, Screwed Up It didn't take long to reinstate my sugar dependency after my partner's birthday in October. For what Marisen Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/254030/Yep--Screwed-Up http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/254030/Yep--Screwed-Up Off the Wagon Well, the holiday season, as it usually does, bit me in the backside with major sugar overload. From Marisen Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0600 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/245720/Off-the-Wagon http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/245720/Off-the-Wagon Slogging Away I have been visiting our dear friend Richard every day for the last 72 days since he had a major stro Marisen Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/233980/Slogging-Away http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/233980/Slogging-Away The Important Things in Life... On July 19, 2010, 10:15 pm, our best friend Richard suffered a major stroke at our home while waiting Marisen Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/218465/The-Important-Things-in-Life http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/218465/The-Important-Things-in-Life In the Groove of Size 16-18W I got to shift over some more of my long lost sizes into the main closet today which, though slightly Marisen Fri, 09 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/210744/In-the-Groove-of-Size-16-18W http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/210744/In-the-Groove-of-Size-16-18W 3X (22-24W) Has Left the Building! Today was the day that I had to knuckle down and sort through my closet to weed out all of the items Marisen Sat, 26 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/206758/3X-22-24W-Has-Left-the-Building http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/206758/3X-22-24W-Has-Left-the-Building High Stress Diet is Fattening Fitness expert Covert Bailey once said something profound that has always stuck with me. Among the ma Marisen Tue, 22 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/205501/High-Stress-Diet-is-Fattening http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/205501/High-Stress-Diet-is-Fattening Day off for Birthday Indulgence Weight hasn't been doing much, in fact 2 pounds zipped back on for no reason except to be stubborn th Marisen Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/204145/Day-off-for-Birthday-Indulgence http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/204145/Day-off-for-Birthday-Indulgence A Bit Leery... Well, while weight loss is progressing at a slower, but still steady rate, I am noticing to my chagri Marisen Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/201216/A-Bit-Leery http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/201216/A-Bit-Leery A Whole New Level of Stress It was taped to our front door yesterday: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE. Even though we have been paying i Marisen Sat, 22 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/195292/A-Whole-New-Level-of-Stress http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/195292/A-Whole-New-Level-of-Stress New Jeans Size 18! The time finally came for me to invest in a new pair of jeans after my old 22/24 Women's size pairs b Marisen Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/192521/New-Jeans-Size-18 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/192521/New-Jeans-Size-18 Back on the Gift List... It had to happen sooner or later... Though my menstruation cycles have NEVER been regular, even wh Marisen Thu, 13 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/192170/Back-on-the-Gift-List http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/192170/Back-on-the-Gift-List Mind over Mutter... Now 11 weeks into my re-education of my eating, I've loosened up a bit and some habits and choices ar Marisen Sun, 02 May 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/188016/Mind-over-Mutter http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/188016/Mind-over-Mutter Strange Ways... Weight loss is a tricky balancing act that doesn't take kindly to swinging too much in any direction. Marisen Fri, 23 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/185287/Strange-Ways http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/185287/Strange-Ways Relax, relax, relax.... Okay, weight dropped 1/4 of a pound (227 - 26.8). And with that, I shall put the scale in a cabinet f Marisen Wed, 21 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0500 http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/184618/Relax--relax--relax http://www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/184618/Relax--relax--relax