The Mom Report


My mom is doing GREAT. Like fantastically great. This has been a life-changing event for all of us. My mom came home from the hospital and we immediately, as a whole family, embraced the new DIEt. I think I’m going to rename it soon to something like the “LIVEt” because it is all about living and NOT dying.

It’s amazing how much small changes like cutting most carbs and nixing sodium works. Yes, the food is bland. Yes, we would love to eat pizza and cheese…and a million other things that are now forbidden but it makes all of us feel a million times better. I think I can swallow bland for a while. I think we were all hung up on what we would have to give up that we didn’t take time to focus on what we would gain if we ate properly.

It’s still early days but my mom went to her doctor today and she does not have to go back on diabetes medication or high blood pressure medication IF she continues to improve the way she has been. Did you read that right? Last time we checked in she was in the hospital with KIDNEY FAILURE!!! And now she is improving soooo much, she doesn’t have to take her medication? Crazy, right?

Crazy good.

My dad and I are in this to win it. I’ve made daily worksheets for my dad to fill out with my mom’s numbers and he is doing so with the dedication of a scientist. We have taken on my mom’s health as our new mission in life. And guess, what? My mom is in it too! She’s had to fight so long and so hard with her weight that she’d given up. It was hard. Even though my mom has a bright optimistic personality she was worn down. But now with our new invested intention she is back on track and killing it. I’m so proud of her.


It’s a work in progress. I’m thinking once we have these worksheets nailed down I might post them here as a free printable. I’m not a mommy-blogger anymore maybe I’ll become a fight-against diabetes blogger. They say one in four Americans has diabetes so maybe this is the new normal.  I’m just really excited that we have cracked the code. Or at least it’s looking that way. Of course, we have to create something sustainable so the strict diet will have to be flexed and loosened now and then but I’m game. I’m in this!


A perk of investing more time into my mom, I get to take pictures of my barn more often. It’s getting so pretty out there right now. Spring is in the air!

Speaking of Spring, have you noticed my new banner? March is Spring in Southern California and between a few blustery cold days, we have had the brightest, sunniest beautiful days with flowers popping up all over. It’s allergy season. You should see the thin coating of yellow pine tree pollen all over everything. Our cul-de-sac looks like a dusty road except it’s yellow.


And! I’ve been keeping up the running. Nothing like a near health scare to get you motivated. I’ve been running twice a week. Today I took the dogs. I tied their leashes to a fanny pack that Payam loaned me and we swing-swung our way through the nature trail with not the greatest of ease. But it was good to get out and get sweaty. I feel good.

10 Comments The Mom Report

  1. Beck

    I’m so happy to read this! Also I miss these kinds of blog posts. Pictures and life. Maybe I’ll get back into it.

  2. Kindra

    I have read your blog since before Bug was born… I say this to show my investment in you and your family (in a non creepy way ?). This post literally brought tears to my eyes, I am so happy for you all. It’s like getting a new lease on life and you are all embracing it. I am sending your mom healing energy from Wisconsin and as well as positive vibes to the rest of you. I really was so worried for you all ???

  3. Gingermog

    Hi, I’m so glad that your mom is feeling better and this new healthy eating plan is giving you all great results for your hard work. Its amazing that your Mom doesn’t need to go back on her diabetes medication. I’m ding the happy dance for you all. Matt’s father and sister both struggle with diabetes, so I’m learning about the condition. I worry about Matt too, for our future as he likes to eat and not exercise.

    I must say you’ve inspired me, I’m on day 3 not eating carbs and sugar, making everything from scratch (for ibs, Candida, Gerd reasons) thing is being a lactose intolerant veggie I use carbs to feel full. Feel free to talk about diabetes and life-ts all you want… well after all it is your blog.

    I have my pom poms flying for you and its great you have begun running again too. I’ve had a lovely chat with Bethany Actually on messenger this morning :) Love how your blog has brought more people together. Squishy hugs from a draughty barn in Wales (I have my hat on whist I type). xxx


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