BLUE42DOWN's Blogs

Oof, tired tired me
Monday, January 23, 2012      10 comments

So, biggest bummer of the day was we missed seeing West Side Story. Turns out she was in such a rush to plan to meet Friday night that we didn't finish planning for Sunday and neither of us realized we hadn't set a meeting point. So that vague... Read more
Sweating it up at the gym and a new coat
Sunday, January 22, 2012      8 comments

My story actually starts yesterday evening with hanging out with my DDa. We were finalizing plans for watching West Side Story tomorrow. Even though we'd be meeting Sunday, she decided she wanted to meet for dinner Friday night too. No pr... Read more
Learning to walk
Friday, January 20, 2012      11 comments

Me and my analogies, here we go again. When I have the spare time in a day, I like to go to SparkPeople's "Browse New Blogs" page and start reading a couple dozen of the newest blogs posted. Sometimes it's a person's first time blogging ev... Read more
Foot is improving, slowly as can be
Thursday, January 19, 2012      7 comments

Calf stretches (thanks again to REALLY_ROBIN) and icing and minimizing walking are making a world of difference. At this point it still feels tight sometimes, but no pain. The tight is mostly in the arch area. I've also noticed the sole of my... Read more
Newest month's picture and comparing
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      14 comments

So I have the hardest time comparing the pictures and really seeing much difference. One problem is that I never really tried to make them exactly the same. Same outfit, yes. Same corner of my room, yes. But if you look where my feet and... Read more
Little change I'm noticing
Monday, January 16, 2012      12 comments

Okay, it sounds really weird, but I've always been kinda touchie with myself. I'm definitely not big on touchie-feelie with others. I don't cringe or flinch away, but I'm not the person who walks into the office she used to work in and gives a... Read more
I ~HAD~ to eat that apple crisp
Monday, January 16, 2012      13 comments

Something I always find ridiculously amusing - when I get to the end of a day and I have all my nutrition needs met, except calories. Today I was well over my 80g protein goal, had my sodium very nicely in range for the first day since I starte... Read more
Calf quickly mending, foot more slowly
Sunday, January 15, 2012      7 comments

Well, I think the quick R.I.C.E. treatment of my calf made a lot of difference. I'd actually elevated it at work a bit, iced it at home, wrapped it in an ACE bandage overnight and stayed in bed last night and until mid-afternoon today. I don't... Read more
I really need to stop doing this
Friday, January 13, 2012      12 comments

I have an extremely high pain t.olerance level. To give a general idea of just how high, I'll take you back briefly to being in labor at the end of my first pregnancy. I was two weeks late. The doctor had stated that if I didn't have her over... Read more
Ahhhh, sore muscles. OUCH, sore muscles.
Thursday, January 12, 2012      11 comments

So, the one muscle group that has been complaining the loudest since Monday's personal trainer session is my glutes. I think it came from the combination of the bike work and the squats. It was bad, though. Not injured bad, but beyond wha... Read more
Emotions versus Emotional Eating
Thursday, January 12, 2012      3 comments

I wanted to acknowledge something brought up by BLOSSOM2344 and TABBYJO88 in my earlier blog "Last Lifestyle Strategy of Stage 3 - Simple Answer ... No". Yes, there were / are definitely emotions at the core of why I gained weight. I agree... Read more
Words outside SparkPeople
Thursday, January 12, 2012      4 comments

So, I think in one of my earlier blogs I touched on the fact that I love to write. The sheer volume of words I pour into my blogs, comments on others blogs, message boards and so on here ... is but a drop in the bucket. Anyway, I have a Go... Read more
Last Lifestyle Strategy of Stage 3 - Simple Answer ... No
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      12 comments

So, I'm on to the last Lifestyle Strategy of Stage 3 ... Is Emotional Eating a Problem? Er ... Nope. Never has been. I know. I'm unlike maybe 99% of the SparkPeople I've read threads or blogs by. Maybe 99.9%? I DO love food, don't ... Read more
A little clarification on the Personal Trainer
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      4 comments

I realized I did leave out one part of what I did with the personal trainer. We probably spent 20-30 minutes going over a variety of questions. Things like what I hoped to accomplish at the gym, what days and times I planned to work out, areas... Read more
Goodness Gracious - Personal Trainer Hard Sell
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      11 comments

Okay, so gyms and personal trainers have changed a lot in 20-23 years. What can I say? I've belonged to two gyms in the past - 24-hour Nautilus in probably around '88-'89 and Family Fitness Center (which became 24-hour Family Fitness or so... Read more

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