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What I want to do for myself in the Love Myself As I Am Now March Challenge 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010      7 comments

The Challenge for March 2010, is to learn to love yourself as you are right now. This means that I have to look at myself realistically and be able to see my faults and accept them and be able to celebrate my gifts and strong points. I need t... Read more

Spa Day

Saturday, February 27, 2010      4 comments

This morning our local team had a spa day. I wasn't sure what to expect but between the facials, hand and feet massages, heat packs, snacks, relaxation breathing and laughter, we all had a great time. One of our members said she thought she'd ... Read more

Loving Myself As I Am Now

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      6 comments

This year I decided that I would give up negative self talk/actions (and replace it with loving myself as I am now) for Lent. I have been working on this concept for about a year and a half now, but I want to ramp it up and work on being more ... Read more

Me vs Negative Self Behavior

Sunday, February 21, 2010      3 comments

Sometimes I am so into the habit of seeing if anyone is watching me or judging me that it detracts from my enjoyment the moment. I catch sight of myself in a mirror or window and wonder, do I look this fat to others? What do they think of when... Read more

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back...

Friday, February 19, 2010      4 comments

I had an interesting doctor's appointment this morning. My doctor didn't like the fact that I still have a persistent cough. She heard wheezing when she listened to my chest but my lungs are clear. This is good news, kind of. She told me tha... Read more

Making Better Choices When Eating Out

Thursday, February 18, 2010      3 comments

Hubby took me out for breakfast this morning and I noticed something great! We went to a place where we go fairly often and usually have the same server. When she came to take our order she looked at me and said, "You'd like the veggie omelett... Read more

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      3 comments

I started back into physical therapy this afternoon. My lower back is so tight that you can bounce a quarter off of it! My therapist spent the entire 30 minutes just trying to loosen up the right side of my lower back. It's so tight that it's... Read more

Careful Judgement

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

I'm trying to be very careful in deciding what to do every day. Today there is a nasty wind blowing outside. Although I had to take the dogs out, I made very quick work of it and came right back indoors. I'm surprised at how tired I still fee... Read more

CT Scan Results

Saturday, February 13, 2010      3 comments

Right after we arrived home on Thursday afternoon, the doctor's office called with the results of my CT scan.. The initial good news is that there was no sign yet of pneumonia. YES!!!!! The iffy news is that something else appeared on the sca... Read more

Scan of Chest

Wednesday, February 10, 2010      6 comments

Tomorrow I have to have a CT Scan with contrast of my chest. I had an x-ray of my chest last Friday which was clear but I still had a terrible hacking cough. The doctor said it was severe bronchitis but with bloody mucus, it's better to be saf... Read more

Slow, Steady Progress In Physical Therapy

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      5 comments

I have been in a physical therapy exercise program for six days now. The purpose of my PT program is to stretch my hip flexors, strengthen my abdomen and back and to continue my water exercise program. I have to admit that last Friday, Saturda... Read more

February Plan Just For Me

Monday, February 01, 2010      5 comments

I'm sitting down at my computer thinking about what I want out of the month of February. It's a new month and I can set any reasonable goals that I'd like to set. At the top of my list I'd like to have success with two team challenges. First,... Read more

Targeting The Right Muscles for Physical Therapy

Sunday, January 31, 2010      3 comments

I am now entering day three of my physical therapy exercise program. When my PT said I have some serious work to do in order to loosen my hip flexors and strengthen my stomach and back muscles, he wasn't kidding! After just one day of exercise... Read more

Day 2 of Pain Management Program

Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

Today was day 2 of my new pain management program. My pain today has been tolerable and I did a regular water aerobics workout and some water jogging. Hopefully I will have a restful night and not be too sore tomorrow. Tomorrow, I will have a... Read more


Wednesday, January 27, 2010      4 comments

I finally had my appointment with my pain management doctor to review my MRI this morning. She told me that my lower back looks really bad and has very severe arthritis. That was the bad news. The good news is that my doctor and I have come u... Read more

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