Home from Cuba...
I have returned from Cuba, which was very, very wonderful. Great weather (sunny every day and high 20s (Celsius - in the low 80s Fahrenheit). The hotel was very nice. Good service, good food, nice people. There were two pools and that was al... Read more
I'm off to CUBA for a week - WooHoo!
And, I feel fine but it was close. I had gastrointestinal upset very early Boxing Day morning and really felt cruddy but I feel much better now just hungry.
Have a good week, everyone!... Read more
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise....
That's the key to losing weight. At least for me, it is. I had one Christmas Lunch, one Christmas Party and one Christmas dinner in the past 5 days and yet I managed to lose half a pound and I'm sure it's because of exercise! ... Read more
Update on my Life
I fell on the sidewalk during one of my walks this week and yes, it hurt but the worst part about falling (IMHO) is trying to get back up again since I can't use my knees because of the RA. But, I fell by a van and I used the tire on the van to... Read more
Massage & Reward Update
I had my massage on Monday night and it was both soothing and painful. I didn't really warm to the masseuse. She was okay but not someone I felt comfortable with. And, I kind of hated her place of business. It was very loud and busy - not at... Read more
Taking Control & A Celebration
First off, I lost 10 pounds in November! That's the most I've ever lost in one month and I'm just thrilled!
Second, Saturday night, I decided I was going to take control of my back issues by calling my rheumatologist's office today to tell... Read more
Agony last night but maybe light in the tunnel soon
I only slept for about 3 hours last night because my rib cage was so inflamed! But, I had to go to work. I was off sick last week for 2 days and the week before for 1 day so I didn't want to book off again and besides that I'm running a meetin... Read more
So, I got up at 4:45 this morning, took my back pills, did my workout and then I started getting ready for work. I'm off tomorrow so today was supposed to be my Friday so I put on jeans and then tried to find a top. I tried on a couple of tops... Read more
A couple of questions for my American friends...
Of course, you don't have to answer but I am curious.
You just elected your first African-American President and I, for one, think it's about time!
Who did YOU vote for and why?
I was just wondering if anyone voted for Obama partl... Read more
Over 1 Million Steps!
Our Race to Paradise team (6 of us) now has over 1 million steps since the beginning of the challenge at the beginning of October. This equals 796 kilometres (495 miles)!
My personal contribution to this number is 258,450 steps, which equa... Read more
ARRRGGGGHHHH!!! 1 Frigging Pound!
Well, at least I didn't go up but 1 frigging pound lost for a whole month of exercise every day except one and staying in my calorie range most days is very, very frustrating! I mean, what's the frigging point of being good if it takes one mont... Read more
I'm going to slit my throat if....
I don't lose weight this week. Our Living With RA Challenge only had us weigh in once on October 1st and we'll be weighing in again on Tuesday for the final weigh-in. I've exercised every single day this month EXCEPT October 1st with most days... Read more
Race to Paradise Update - Week 2
Since my last update, I'm now 167th out of 352 participants in this race and I have walked 111335 steps, which translates to 84.34 kilometres (52.4 miles).
However, our team has moved from 48th out of 64 teams to 36th out of 66 teams, large... Read more
Race to Paradise Update
Since last Monday, I've walked 43.6 kilometres (27.1 miles) for this challenge and I'm 81 out of 318 participants in this race.
My team has walked 79.4 kilometres (49.3 miles) and we're 48th out of 64 teams.
Our team at the beginning o... Read more
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Canadian Thanksgiving This Weekend
Our family celebrated Thanksgiving on Saturday but I ended up coming home before dessert because my legs and back were killing me. My sister from out of town was disappointed but I was going to spend all day Sunday with her so what more does she... Read more