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Thursday, June 30, 2011      24 comments

I had my knee "done" yesterday. It was a long day, because the surgeon had an emergency. I hated waiting, and as the hours dragged on, I got thirstier and thirstier, but I was happier to be the person waiting than the person having the emergen... Read more
New surgery date
Friday, June 24, 2011      19 comments

My surgery date has changed again. I'm now scheduled for knee surgery on June 29th. I know! What a saga! I'm glad that it's sooner than the previous date of July 8th, but it is a bit tricky, because no one will be around to care for me afte... Read more
My knee: the saga continues
Monday, June 20, 2011      20 comments

I am on leave from work until I get my knee fixed. I was supposed to have the surgery on June 10th, but I was too ill from the gum surgery gone wrong and had to cancel it. That surgeon can't schedule me in again until August, so I started over... Read more
Happy Father's Day
Sunday, June 19, 2011      10 comments

To all the dads of the world who took the time to really be there for their children and develop them into responsible, caring, productive citizens of the world - thank you. Men sometimes get a bad rap on the child rearing front, and let's face... Read more
Saturday, June 18, 2011      18 comments

As some of you noticed, I reset my ticker to reflect where I really am right now, and that is squarely in Fattyville. I've been upset and frustrated for the past few months, under a lot of stress and in pain, and unable to be as active as I'm u... Read more
Gruesome Gums
Saturday, June 11, 2011      28 comments

On May 18th, I had routine gum surgery. On the 20th, I said good-bye to Beirut ... Read more
My knee and my life
Saturday, April 16, 2011      37 comments

You will never know how gratified I was to be the Motivator of the Day the other day. (Seriously? Have they run out of people?) ... Read more
Torn ACL - Nothing's Flying
Thursday, April 07, 2011      29 comments

I've been in pain for a while. Five weeks ago, an x-ray showed a stress fracture. So I've been taking it easy, waiting for it to heal. but the knee is still really swoll... Read more
5% Challenge
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      27 comments

I am determined to lose weight this year. I am so sick of being stared at on the street, wondering if a chair will support me, and sitting on sidelines, watching life pass me by because I'm too tired to participate. I started Atkins almo... Read more
Hogwarts Whole Foods Challenge
Monday, February 21, 2011      6 comments

In Hogwarts this week, the Faculty challenged the students to eat as many whole foods as possible. I'm in Induction in Atkins at the moment, and it's not a 100% fit, but here's my meal plan for the week: Monday Breakfast: an omelet with ... Read more
Induction - Day 1
Saturday, February 12, 2011      15 comments

I've just about started Induction several times now, but something has come up each time. We have a holiday here on Monday, and I'm finally over being sick. Soooo ... today was ... Read more
Operation America 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011      16 comments

I needed a little pick-me-up after recent events, and I got to thinking about how far I need to go to reach my goal weight. As I thought about the journey, I imagined it a... Read more
My Holiday
Thursday, January 20, 2011      13 comments

Whew. Ok. I've been putting this one off because I wasn't sure how much I wanted to say or how I even felt about things. But here goes -- I've been talking about the Goofy since 2008. I signed up in spring, 2010 when my knee was looking... Read more
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night ....
Saturday, December 11, 2010      16 comments

Summer lasted until a few weeks ago, but winter arrived with a vengeance yesterday. I wish I could find the words to convey the energy in the air. The rain falls so heavi... Read more
A Balancing Act
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      15 comments

When I was racing every weekend in November, I was thinking ahead to the big Goofy race weekend in Walt Disneyworld in January. I know I'm not ready, and I've almost accepted that Goofy is going to have to wait until another year when I'm heale... Read more

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