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Thursday, June 07, 2012      3 comments

I got some pretty unexpected news yesterday. I have not been feeling the best the last couple of months, but it was nothing I could put my finger on. Yesterday, however, I felt poorly enough that I made an appointment to see the doctor (I'm sure... Read more

Upcoming DNS

Monday, April 16, 2012      1 comments

The Flying Pirate Half Marathon is this weekend. We're still heading out to the beach for the week, but we won't be doing the half. Reason? In addition to the plantar fasciitis problem, I discovered that I also strained my Achilles tendon on my ... Read more


Monday, April 02, 2012      2 comments

Well, there's good news and bad news about our training for the half marathon. Good news: After six weeks of no walking (yeah, our training has been erratic at best), we finally did a 9.75-mile walk yesterday. Bad news: The (self-diag... Read more

Staring into the face of reality and VERY BAD THINGS

Thursday, March 29, 2012      2 comments

Well, it's been a month and change since I had my overuse injury. I've had a massage therapist who specializes in myofascial release work on me, and as of yesterday, we mutually decided it was just about healed. However, I have only worked out--... Read more

Ignoring the obvious

Thursday, February 23, 2012      1 comments

So I managed to give myself an overuse injury. I blame too much too fast (of the Zumba variety). Over the weekend, I had some of the worst muscle pain I've ever had in my life. I had the chest muscle pain I already discussed, but my left shoulde... Read more

Overdoing it

Friday, February 17, 2012      4 comments

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

Sunday, January 01, 2012      3 comments

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

Monday, November 14, 2011      4 comments

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

Not happy

Monday, August 22, 2011      2 comments

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

No Boundaries

Saturday, July 09, 2011      3 comments

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

Monday, July 04, 2011      2 comments

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

Sunday, June 19, 2011      1 comments

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

Sunday, April 10, 2011      1 comments

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

Counting down

Sunday, April 03, 2011      1 comments

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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011      1 comments

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

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