exercise and depression
I increased my level of exercise recently, adding more aerobic exercise and increasing my weights and my depression (this one was long---) is starting to lift. I am feeling so much better emotionally and physically--I know all the literature say... Read more
Younger Next Year
Has anyone read the book "Younger Next Year"? I am starting it, and it seems to be all about stepping up the exercise level as you get older. I am hoping that it gives me a new perspective and a jump start again. I have been feeling like I need... Read more
So things are a little wonky in my world right now. I just got through a period of binge eating--yes, I admit it, too much food, too much wine too late at night. So I got myself back on track and now my digestion is a weirded out. I have always... Read more
back and hip pain
I am struggling right now with back and hip pain. My hips are a problem because of arthritis. My back is a problem this week because I moved badly somehow. The past two days I still got on my bike and peddled and I also did a limited version ... Read more
I feel stuck today and I am really tired. So, I looked back at my goals set at the beginning of December. I did fairly well with them until Christmas and then I stopped tracking my food, but I kept tracking my exercise. I was doing well with e... Read more
I am not very good at this part. Motivation is difficult and often it is difficult for me to feel disciplined enough to see the long view and how to get there. So a modest set of goals for now.
1. Check in and track everything everyday, e... Read more
A successful week
The weeks when I have crazy late night rehearsals and performances often undo me. I come home starving! I open the refrigerator and start cramming foood down to "come down" after the evening. Then on top of that, I stop tracking my food intake... Read more
Keeping on track
I find that if I check in first thing in the morning after my biking ad shower--that my whole day goes better. I keep on track better and I find that I am making better choices. Both of those are really good steps for me.
There are days ... Read more
emotional eating, me?
I have always known that I am an emotional person. But after dealing with depression on and off for the past several years and watching my weight keep going up, I am starting to think that I am an emotional eater as well. I hate to keep track o... Read more
So, the news from the doctor isn't good. They think the bursitis in my hip is caused by my reactions to my arthritis. They can give me cortisone injections for the bursitis, but say that it will come back because of the arthritis. So, they say ... Read more
lesson on benefits of exercise
So I was at Kaiser yesterday picking up some medicine. The line was really long so I settled in the wait. While I was waiting, I glanced over and saw two elderly men talking. One looked frail and the other robust. The frail gentleman was the ... Read more
I lost a pound!
It feels like a lot. And I am really proud of this 1 pound. This 1 pound is the result of lots of exercise. I stepped up my work outs and my singing also got better at the same time--now off to walk the dog!... Read more
So, I have had moderate arthritis in my left hip for several years, with some IT Band pain as well. And over time, I have kept walking, riding my bike and doing yoga intermittently. In the past 6 months or so, I have noticed that my right hip ... Read more
My Life as Dog
So, the past few bays have been continuous, or so it seems to me. One day sort of blurred into another. 14 hr days, collapsing on the sofa with food and wine and sleep. So I took my dog, Sasha, for our normal morning walk today. And as we were... Read more
OK, So last night was a really good illustration of unhealthy eating with healthy foods. David had a rehearsal and I started eating at 8 or so, and just continued to graze until 10 or so. It was all healthy, but added up to over 1100 calories ... Read more