12 Steps for Self-Care
1. If it feels wrong, don't do it.
2. Say EXACTLY what you mean.
3. Don't be a people pleaser
4. Trust your instincts.
5. Never speak bad about yourself.
6. Never give up on your dreams.
7. Don't be afraid to say NO.
8. Don... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me
I usually don't make a big fuss over my birthday, but this is a landmark: in everyone's reckoning I am now officially OLD (bona fide senior citizen). In honor of the day, I'd like to share a birthday peom written by Garrison Keillor and adapte... Read more
Just when I thought it was safe.....
This past year has been notable for trials and obstacles - my diagnosis and treatment for invasive breast cancer, my mother's illness and death, the drain implosion in our house leading to holes in walls and ceiling and having 3 bathroom none of... Read more
This week marks my one year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor and I wanted to do something just for me to mark the event. I decided to get a tattoo that goes over and incorporates the scars from surgery and radiation (internal brachy). I... Read more
Just back from my appointment with my medical oncologis to go over recent test results: bone density test to give us a baseline at the beginning of my hormone (arimidex) therapy showed I have the bones of a normal 40 year old woman (not bad f... Read more
How I Spent My Summer Vacation
After putting in 6months as an office operations supervisor for the Census, I retired for the third (and final) time in June, then began getting caught up on all the things I'd put on hold due to the time demands of the job. At my annual mammo... Read more
pedaling fast as I can...
After over three years in retirement, six weeks ago I returned to the work force - 40 hours/week, another hour/day commuting, no bennies. Even though we (like everyone else) took a hit on our retirement nest egg with the economic collapse, DH a... Read more
It's a Challenge
I've never been big on group sports - participation on teams or competing against other people. Lately, however, I've begun to get involved in challenging myself. My gym was promoting an indoor triathlon - rowing machine, stationary bike, and ... Read more
Pedal to the Metal
Not much on blogging (obviously), but occasionaly feel like inserting a progress tab. Right now am having a lot of problems with late night eating - part of it's the streak of hot weather and that I'm inside so much of the day. I've decided t... Read more
Same Old, Same Old
Goin' down the same old road - again. The problem is simply eating too much, too late. I'm fine during the day, then at night getting the craving to eat, eat, eat. I've tried varying amounts of carbs, proteins, fiber etc. to see if a change ... Read more
The Last Ten Are the Toughest...
Finally got the scale moving again, but these last ten pounds will only be pried away from my body kicking and screaming the entire way. I'm doing a variety of exercises - standard cardio, HIIT (on both bike and treadmill), and strength- I'm fe... Read more
Busted - and glad of it!
FINALLY broke through that most stubbord plateau where I've been stuck the past three months. I was trying everything I could think of - varying cardio/strength regimens, varying calories, practically drowing in H20 - all to no avail. Finally... Read more
I've postponed adding another entry here HOPING for something positive to write - from the way things are going, I'd be waiting a while. Part of my problem is summer heat - other than the pool, I'm outdoors as little as possible, so consequent... Read more
Broke the plateau, but.......
After being stuck for two months, finally saw the scale move - UP one pound : ( I know it's from the larger portions I've been allowing myself (but I did all that exercise today!) and the late night eating (I stayed within my calories today - ... Read more
My Worst Enemy.....
.......is me, ........is the clock, ........is my fading willpower, ..........is my overconfidence, .....is having too much free time, ......is all of the above.
Now that I have my exercise routines worked into my daily schedule and have most... Read more