My DH and I had friends up to our cabin this weekend. The male friend is 58 and had a heart attack last year. My DH has been walking with him daily since that time. However, if my DH can't walk our friend just stays at home and doesn't walk. ... Read more
I saw the endocrinologist yesterday for my thyroid nodule and as I suspected I will need to have another biopsy. She agreed with me that my risk is low, but I need to have it checked. I will post results after the test.
BUT - She handed m... Read more
Last year during my physical the doctor found an enlarged thyroid. Ultrasound showed I had 3 nodules. Biopsy showed they were non malignant. This year the ultrasound showed that one of the nodules has grown by 25% so today I see an endocrinol... Read more
It's good to take time to enjoy the little things. Watching my cat explore a new cubbyhole she just found. Listening to 60's music while doing my strength exercises. Stretching without pain. Watching the sun come up on another lovely day. A... Read more
I like this new lifestyle. Some of the early excitement has worn off, but the deep contentment of living a healthy life is still there. I don't need to impress anyone with great numbers for my weight loss, or present a stunning figure - no one... Read more
Another wonderful Fall weekend in the mountains. The weather was beautiful and so were the colors....once again. I'm getting much better at trekking. I can do it without even thinking about it now. I love it!... Read more
Two of the Spark Articles that I read this morning pointed out that just losing 10% of your body weight can affect your health tremendously. One said that losing that much can improve your blood sugar, the other talked about the improvement in ... Read more
I've been pretty active the last couple of days and felt a little achy last night. I woke up very stiff and achy this am. So instead of feeling discouraged, I am just going to listen. I believe my body is telling me to rest today, to take a b... Read more
Last Friday when I went to the Rec Center to swim I saw a flier for a Walking Challenge 09 that was starting the next day for my city. So I signed up and got a free pedometer. That was nice, but some of you may know I just bought a fancy new p... Read more
It had to happen and I will keep going. I woke up with really bad pain in my left hip. I have back problems, fibro and bursitis - so take your pick on what is causing it. The deal is that I'm limping and wincing. Ouch!
Not much going on. Feeling good. That's really important - to feel good. How many mornings I've woken up and not wanted to get out of bed because I'm tired or depressed or hurting...or some other excuse. I need to remember the difference if ... Read more