Sometimes I get too gung-ho about certain things and overdo. The latest culprit? Zumba.
What has happened? Basically, I got the Total Body Transformation set for Christmas and have been doing it at least twice a week (I've been doing other... Read more
New year, new beginnings
This is the year that I'm done making excuses as to why I've failed in the past. I am the one in control of what I eat and how much I exercise. I am the one who can put down the cookies, cakes, and candy to get my lipid particle number under con... Read more
Back to square one
So back in September I went to the doctor for my three-month bloodwork. My numbers were all over the place. Two major things were apparent, however: 1) the Actos wasn't working, and 2) my lipid particle number was way up. So I'm now off all diab... Read more
I go to see my doctor next month. I'm getting fasting bloodwork again--need to see how the Actos is working. All I can say is, it'd better be some sort of miracle drug in terms of lowering my fasting insuling, because if it's not, there's no goo... Read more
I have turned things around in a way that I'm inordinately pleased with myself. I started on the Actos last Wednesday. My cravings for sugar have all but disappeared. I'm finding the energy to work out--I've worked out to Leslie Sansone DVDs thr... Read more
Results of the trip to the doctor
I went to the doctor last week and had some discussion about my bloodwork. Turns out my glucose levels are still fine--it's my triglycerides that are creeping up (due to the out-of-control ice-cream eating). Insulin is up a few points, too, but ... Read more
Time to re-evaluate
I've noticed some changes in my eating habits over the last few months...ones that are not for the better. In January, I started taking 1000 mg of Metformin XR. At my doctor's physical in March, I mentioned to my doctor that I'd been ravenous an... Read more
Skimpy race report--Flying Pirate Half Marathon
Well, don't have an official chip time yet--should soon. However, it's somewhere in the 3:56-3:57 range. My back was spasming a bit, but made it through okay. Both my BF and I were having hot spots/blister issues. I also started losing energy in... Read more
Well, this time next Sunday I'll be in the middle of walking my third half marathon. I feel pretty good, considering. My back is still twinge-y, and my knees...well, they hurt, but then they always hurt. And my ankle injury from last year is try... Read more
Do not pass go.
Despite my best intentions and efforts, I was not conditioned enough to attempt to do the Tobacco Road Half Marathon this morning. After coming off a back injury that's been annoyingly slow to heal (well, six weeks and counting), I just wasn't c... Read more
On the fence
So, the first weekend of February I hurt my back. Something was going on with the disks--they're bulging, not quite herniated, but they intermittently give me sciatica and weak legs and back. This was one of those times. February was pretty much... Read more
Walking so far this year has been a bit erratic. Did six miles on New Year's Day; then a whole lot of nothing. :/ This past week, got hit with a three-day migraine...lovely. It was of the caliber of "OMG I gotta miss work"...bad. Anyway, was fee... Read more
Well, another year has passed by and a new year is starting. And as usual, I'm one of the throngs of folks with a goal of getting healthy/losing weight/etc. this year. I admit, I fell off the wagon towards the end of last year. My weight was up ... Read more
Eight miles this weekend!
Most of November's been a washout on the workout front, between the foot/ankle injury I sustained during the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon back on October 24 and the sinus ick of doom that's kept me sidelined. At least until this weekend.
Yest... Read more
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The miles really do add up.
I was perusing the SparkTeams and came across one that intrigued me--500 miles in 2010. It got me to thinking--how many miles (that is, what I've written down as exercise in my paper exercise journal) have I walked in 2010? So I went back and ad... Read more