You know how when...
You're just starting a new program and everything seems easy? You're full of optimism, the weight is just falling off, and even though you know in your brain that the quick loss is just your body being shocked by the healthier lifestyle that it ... Read more
I don't wanna
It's food prep day, and I'm not feeling it. Already decided I'm not getting to the stuffed chicken breasts and that I have enough in the freezer to get by until next food prep day. Beef stew is done, but still needs to be portioned and frozen.
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15 years ago, when we got a diagnosis of autism, I wasn't sure this day would come. Every IEP goal for the last 15 years, my eye has been set on this goal (and of course, raising an independent adult).
Today was the day. I took off work ye... Read more
Crazy busy, aka typical, weekend!
Made my son help clean the house Saturday. He cleaned the upstairs and I cleaned the downstairs AFTER I mowed the lawn. After that, my everything hurt last night. You'd think with a power mower it wouldn't be so hard on my body, but it sucks eve... Read more
Back in the game
Don't have much time for anything fancy blog-wise, but made it a goal to blog weekly, so here's me keeping my commitment to myself, as perfunctory as it may be...
Was surprised by my nearly 5 pound weight loss this week. Mostly because I wa... Read more
I have a vivid memory from when I was about 10. My mom and my (deaf) aunt were complaining about their bodies. I'm not sure if I was just trying to get into the conversation, express empathy, or what, but in an "I feel you, sister" moment, I loo... Read more
HAD to share a funny story from a family dinner last night.
I have an aunt who's deaf. However, we only see her once a year or so, so my mom and I get really rusty on our signing. We've forgotten more than we remember and our finger spellin... Read more
Dusting off my chef's hat
I used to love cooking and baking. I actually had a bakery business plan written up at one point. I don't do heavy-duty cooking too much anymore. Don't have time during the week. Often too tired or busy with errands / chores on the weekend.
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The Five Stages of Weight Loss
Okay, before I got off on the BIL tangent, this was what I really came here to blog about.
A co-worker / friend recently had a health scare and has gotten serious about losing weight. Now that she's devised her plan, she's very excited ab... Read more
Three is NOT company!
Doing pretty good getting back on track. Lost almost 3 pounds in the last 2 weeks. Doing fairly well staying within my food budget, too. Last weekend, I even made a big pot of minestrone and some brown rice and froze them in individual portions ... Read more
I love me some Haiku!
Summer right into Winter...
What happened to Fall?... Read more
Excising a big, fat malignant tumor (long, rambling, soul-purging rant)
Been in a months-long funk lately. Can’t explain it. Don’t know where it’s coming from. Don’t like it.
Training has been spotty. That’s not so much a motivation issue as a life-getting-in-the-way issue. On mandatory 50 hours per week at wo... Read more
Had my first bike race today! It was an Olympic team triathlon (1500 meter swim, 40K bike ride, 10K run). I'm not a swimmer and I can't run with my arthritic knees, so got my friend who's a swimmer and she had a friend who's a runner.
For m... Read more
I might be contagious!
I hope I'm not jinxing it by putting it in writing, but things with my son have been going pretty well. His mood seems better. His attitude seems better. He's even doing better responding to his brother.
Last week, he told me that next summ... Read more
Making exercise a family affair
I was a little nervous about getting back on the bike today. Equilibrium is kinda important to cycling!
On doctor's orders to ease back in to exercise, I had decided that I wasn't going to ride hard or long, just an easy 30 minutes. When I ... Read more