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The Scale Is Not The Only Measure Of Success

Thursday, January 19, 2012      5 comments

For the past two weeks, I've had a gain on the scale - much to my duress. I know that I've gone off one medication that speeds up my metabolism and, being hypothyroid, has caused my thyroid to tank. However, I've been doing an obscene amount o... Read more

Finally Finished With Physical Therapy

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      4 comments

After 3 months, I finally finished physical therapy! Today was my last session. My therapist said he was very impressed with my progress and it showed how hard I've been working! I've exceeded all expectations on every level. Today, my grip ... Read more

Celebrate Good Times!

Monday, January 16, 2012      3 comments

Today is hubby and my 19th wedding anniversary. Although we have a lot of stress because hubby's father is dying, we will be taking the time today to celebrate our good times together. So to hubby, I raise my glass, I am so lucky to have you i... Read more

When You're Happy and Busy, Time Flies

Sunday, January 15, 2012      2 comments

For the past week, I've been exercising and having a blast making new friends at the gym. I tried Pilates for the first time and found some muscles that need more work. Our family has gotten together several times for meals and many laughs. T... Read more

Hot Water Aerobics

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      4 comments

Today the water in the pool was bathtub warm. Most likely around 90 degrees. I'd heard of hot yoga but never hot water aerobics! Although technically we did "hot" water aerobics in the therapy pool yesterday. I think the management was worri... Read more

Adapting To The Cold Water Situation

Monday, January 09, 2012      6 comments

This morning we ran into a snag at my water aerobics classes. The water heater turned itself off sometime during the night and the water was too cold for many of us. Our instructor taught the healthy back class in the heated therapy pool even ... Read more

I Am Not Sore From My Saturday Workout!

Sunday, January 08, 2012      4 comments

I'm surprised to say that when I woke up this morning, I wasn't particularly sore from my workout yesterday. I hope this means that I'm getting stronger and that I don't get delayed soreness tomorrow!... Read more

My New Water Class Was Great!

Saturday, January 07, 2012      4 comments

I loved my new water class that I took this morning! As expected, some members of my Tuesday/Thursday class were there, so I felt totally at ease. At first I thought that the class was going to be much easier than my other classes. We did lot... Read more

Trying A New Saturday Water Class

Friday, January 06, 2012      3 comments

Tomorrow I will start a new Saturday deep water aerobics class. I have been doing deep water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays after completing my regular water aerobics class. I'm finding that I like the challenge of the deep water a little b... Read more

Catching Up On the January Jumpstart Challenge

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      4 comments

It has taken some effort, but I've finally caught up on doing the videos for the January Jumpstart Challenge! Considering the fact that I had already finished 140 minutes of working out today, doing several videos presented a real challenge. I... Read more

Are You Doing the January Jumpstart Challenge?

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      5 comments

If the answer is yes to that question, you are in for some fun calorie burning! If, like me, you are confused about all of the different videos and steps for the challenge, one team member put it all together for us. A big thank you to FITVALG... Read more

I Used Water Weights Today

Monday, January 02, 2012      5 comments

I was able to use water weights today in our water aerobics class. So far, I'm not terribly sore. I was very careful as per my physical therapist's instructions. The water was very cold too so after class I sat in the hot tub for about a half ... Read more

Happy New Year !!!

Saturday, December 31, 2011      2 comments

To all of my Spark friends, I hope you have a safe and happy New Year's Eve. Let's hope that 2012 will bring us many good things and lots of success in all that we strive to achieve!... Read more

Phase I Of Physical Therapy Completed Today

Friday, December 30, 2011      3 comments

Today I completed the last week of intensive physical therapy to restore the use of my hands, arms, shoulders, neck and balance. Therapy has been slow, painful and time consuming. I am now ready to be more independent. I will continue to do ... Read more

Good Viewing - "Sugar:The Bitter Truth" by Dr. Robert Lustig, MD

Thursday, December 29, 2011      2 comments

I just finished reading a Spark People blog entitled "Nutrients vs Putrients" by Michelene Cleary. She makes some very valid points and has a great link to a lecture by endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig, M.D. called "Sugar: The Bitter Truth". ... Read more


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