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My own worst enemy

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      6 comments

I really am my own worst enemy when it comes to diet and health. For a couple of years now I've been on SparkPeople and have lost nearly 60 pounds, 80 total since I've been dieting. But most of that was the first year. The past year has se... Read more

Cathy shows us how it is done

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      4 comments
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Water weight is still extra weight

Wednesday, October 09, 2013      5 comments

I have congestive heart failure and sometimes that causes me to retain water. Two weeks ago, I had a flare and gained 8 pounds! My legs were so swollen that I didn't even have ankles, they went straight into my feet. Since I've been told that yo... Read more

exercise cartoons reflect real life

Wednesday, September 11, 2013      5 comments

Or at least, it reflects mine.
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Sometimes I feel like doing the easy thing.

Friday, August 23, 2013      4 comments

Putting on weight is so much easier for me.
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My kind of exercise program

Thursday, August 15, 2013      2 comments

If only it worked this way!
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Purple outfit and eyes to match

Thursday, April 11, 2013      13 comments

Well, Sunday night (Monday morning actually) I tripped and fell face down into the carpet. Fortunately I have very thick carpet with a thick pad because my face pressed down into the carpet. Any thinner and I'd have broken my nose. As it is, I l... Read more

Chocolate, to eat or not to eat, that is the question

Wednesday, August 26, 2009      11 comments

I've had a rather bad day at work. High stress--we discovered that a whole week's worth of data was lost and by the time we figured out why, the only easy way of getting it back had been overwritten. So, I decided I wanted chocolate. I'd re... Read more

Getting Enough Sleep ~ Better

Thursday, August 13, 2009      3 comments

Well, I actually got to bed at 10:30 last night. That is almost unheard of for me. I also took half a sleeping pill so I'd actually fall asleep that early. I slept through until the alarm went off at 7:30 so I got a good night's sleep and, other... Read more

Getting enough sleep ~ NOT!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      5 comments

I'm so mad at myself. Once again, I didn't get to bed until midnight last night. Fortunately, I don't have to be at work until 9 so I was able to get 7 hours of sleep but that is really not enough. It only takes a couple of days of 7 hours sleep... Read more

Can traffic lights help you choose healthier foods?

Tuesday, August 04, 2009      3 comments

An article at Quality Health reviews a possible new labeling system for foods using Red (high), Yellow (med), and Green (low) circles on the front of the package. Read more

Exercise and Fibromyalgia: Friends or Foes?

Thursday, July 09, 2009      10 comments

I have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndromes. Both of these conditions, as well as a number of other health issues, include sleep disorders. In my case, the sleep situation is severe. When I was first diagnosed in 1992 I exhibited all... Read more

Getting back in touch with myself

Sunday, July 05, 2009      1 comments

Since October, well, really for the last 3 years, I have been frequently ill. Three times since October, twice seriously. These illnesses, added to the fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and depression, have sunk me inside myself. I barely had the en... Read more

SparkPeople is making me want to diet and exercise

Saturday, July 04, 2009      1 comments

It's funny, one of the things that has held me back in the past is that I don't like the "paperwork" of getting fit (well, I also hate exercising). I've always hated food diaries; they made me feel like I was thinking about food all the time whe... Read more

A little sore today

Friday, July 03, 2009      0 comments

I did a few toning exercises yesterday including 3 wall pushups (but I did them from the top of a pair of 3 drawer filing cabinets) and today my arms are getting sore. I'll be starting and advancing very slowly with the conditioning progra... Read more

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