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It Breaks my Heart

Monday, October 05, 2009      8 comments

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

Thrown for a Loop

Friday, October 02, 2009      13 comments

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

Thyroid Issues

Thursday, October 01, 2009      5 comments

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


Wednesday, September 30, 2009      5 comments

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

All Quiet and Good

Tuesday, September 29, 2009      4 comments

I am feeling good about my slow steady progress. So all is quiet on the calorie front. I am enjoying the beautiful fall weather. emoticonRead more


Monday, September 28, 2009      4 comments

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

Fall Weekend in the Mountains

Sunday, September 27, 2009      1 comments

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


Friday, September 25, 2009      5 comments

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


Thursday, September 24, 2009      5 comments

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

Stepping Away

Wednesday, September 23, 2009      2 comments

Well, I'm working on our town's walking challenge and have increased my steps every day. Sat - 6739, Sun - 11050, Mon - 11848, Tues - 13076. emoticonRead more

Happy Fall

Tuesday, September 22, 2009      4 comments

I am really enjoying the cool fall weather. The colors were beautiful in the mountains this weekend and my hikes were more enjoyable because I wasn't sweating as much. Read more

Walking with a Wet Pedometer

Monday, September 21, 2009      5 comments

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

Getting Better Every Day

Sunday, September 20, 2009      2 comments

Thank goodness! emoticon After resting on Friday and using ice and ibuprofen, my hip felt much better on Satur... Read more

Hitch in my Giddyup!

Friday, September 18, 2009      4 comments

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! Read more

Changing the Pace

Thursday, September 17, 2009      4 comments

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

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