Author Archives: Traci

A Long Overdue Update: Life After Gastric Bypass

Wow – has it really been nearly 10 months since my last update?  Guess so.  Sorry about that folks.  Been crazy around here.

In March 2012, my husband was diagnosed with stage 3 malignant melanoma.  He underwent 3 surgeries and is now undergoing a year of treatment.

In May 2012, we decided to downsize and move.  My hubby could no longer maintain the 3 acres we had, and I couldn’t keep up with cleaning the 4,000 sq foot house!  So we put the house on the market and in August we moved into a brand new 4 bedroom duplex.  Brand new – as in, newly built, no one has ever lived in it before new. :)  It’s only 1,600 sq ft, with a garage and basement storage area.  It’s on two levels and perfect for us and the 3 kiddos still at home. Continue reading

Paul Deen Diabetes Uproar

Recently, Paula Deen (the famous southern cook) announced she has Type 2 diabetes.  What apparently irked many was she discovered this 3 years ago, and waited to make a general announcement until such time as she had secured a deal with a diabetes treatment company.

Okay, I will admit that the way it all played out seemed like she was more interested in monetizing her situation, rather than using her public influence to educate others about diabetes.

But what really baffles me is folks lamblasting her for the food she cooks. Namely, blaming the butter and fried foods for her diabetes.

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