Not only did I get to have my daughter and her sweetie here for Christmas, but Santa brought me a Wii!!!! And my son gave me a Wii Fit!! I am all set for a new routine. Now all I have to do is work on the schedule. (Oh, and according to the Wii ... Read more
Not going to make it the first time
Well, there's no way for this arthritic body to lose 22 pounds before the 31st, so I am not going to make my goal the first time around. However - having said that - I have already lost 20 pounds! So I will continue to lose what I can this year ... Read more
Today I reached the first 20 pound weight loss for the year AND the first time I've weighed below 225 for over 30 years! I got on the scale and it said 222.4. I couldn't believe it, so I stepped off, pushed the calibrate key, then got back on..... Read more
Well, I just crossed over the 15,000 point mark. ROFL!! That means I got a pretty colored star on top of my silver trophy. Now, after another 9,999 points, my trophy will change to a gold colored one. LOL It's fun to watch the points accumulate ... Read more
Okay - I know all of you have been waiting for the monthly weigh in, so here we go....drumroll.....235.4. Still trickling but still going in the right direction.
We had a minor scare yesterday. Bob spent Monday night working in the basemen... Read more
Tests and More
I think getting healthy is going to kill me! I went 20 minutes last night non-stop at 2 miles an hour. I used up 11 carbs and 80 calories! What is up with that? All that work and only 80 calories? 11 carbs? I'm going to have to be able to run an... Read more
I was just wondering if the mistiness in my right eye could be caused by athlerosclerosis. The opthamologist said it is not the diabetes, the eye looks fine to him. It's not my blood pressure. I just did 10 minutes with 5% incline on the treadmi... Read more
Happy Doctor, Unhappy Patient
Saw my PCP yesterday. She's really happy that I've lost 5 pounds over the last 6 weeks and that my glucose readings are FAR superior to what they were. Since I have to stay on prednisone, she's got me taking the glucophage twice a day now instea... Read more
For some reason I couldn't stop eating today. I ended up with 3,100 calories!!!! That's just under twice my usual. What's going on? Why do I have days like this where I eat anything that passes by my mouth? It's very discouraging when I am tryin... Read more
My rheumatoid arthritis has flared up and my rheumatologist has given me a prednisone taper. [For those who don't know, prednisone is a steroid and a taper is 25 mg for 4 days, then 20 mg for 4 days, then 15 mg for 4 days, etc., until it's gone.... Read more
That's just wrong!
I spun the wheel this morning. It paused on 20 points, jerked over to 25 points, then ended up on 1 point. That's just wrong. If I'm not going to get the 20 or 25 points, please don't pause on them. That's aggravating!... Read more
Didn't make it
Well, I didn't make my January goal of 4 pounds, but I did get 1.5 off. I need to do more "Sweatin' to the Oldies" DVD and more treadmill because my calorie intake is right on target. Need more output. Onward!... Read more
10 minutes without stopping!
I did 10 minutes on the treadmill WITHOUT stopping! I am so proud of myself! And I only got a little dizzy. Can't wait until I can do an hour! It was hard and I had to grab the handrail once or twice, but I didn't stop. I do a 30 minute mile at ... Read more
Our grandson was born at 6:59 PM yesterday!! We are so excited! Braeden Michael was 7 pounds 12 ounces and 19.5" long. His Mom and Dad are doing well, although they are, of course, both exhausted. We will be renting a bigger car and driving over... Read more
A New Year for Me
Okay, the official starting weight is (drumroll please)......242. Not much change from the last two years but I do not plan on having any surgeries or cancers to get in my way this time. I have a tracking chart on the refrigerator door and a lit... Read more