I just came home from a girlfriend date with my dearest, long-time bud of more than 20 years. We went for hand-pulled noodles at a wonderful Chinese restaurant here in Chandler, AZ. Funny, right? Who knew that the Phoenix metropolitan area had s... Read more
A note of goodbye
This morning, my sweet kittie, Mimi, aka George, died. Sunday, while at work, I developed chest pain and my blood pressure was 200/114. I was admitted,... Read more
Just one thing
Just one thing....that's my mantra. Just one thing...one habit to work on making fresh and new. One thing to keep as a part of me (and one thing to give away - the excuse). So today, that one thing is logging my intake. That's all - just one thi... Read more
Feeling Isolated in a crowd
I'm on vacation - 10 days of no stress, no being blasted with requests for help, pressure to do more, time deadlines, inconsiderate stressed out doctors. So why am I feeling so isolated, disconnected? I've been running around and in a constant s... Read more
God works in mysterious ways...
That's what I keep telling myself. So I'm off Medifast for good, as well as all processed soy. Why you may ask? Because at the young age of 55, being post-menopausal, I've started bleeding. A week after restarting Medifast I started cramping a... Read more
Just thought I'd Test Blogging From My Phone - Clearly NeedTo Amend How Writing Is Recorded To Get RId Of First Letter Caps! Lol... Read more
How many diets does it take to get healthy?
The answer should be none, right? I feel like I"ve been on a diet or about to start a diet for most of my life. I know it's not the diets fault but for some reason, they get all the blame.
I'm starting to think it may be my way of not acce... Read more
UGH! I hate falling off the wagon...
but I love starting over. It's like a whole new chance to do it right. I'm having a hard time with comfort foods this week so I'm focusing today on 3 things: TRACKING everything, no matter how high in fat and calories; drinking water (at least 8... Read more
Rationalizing my weigh to healthy living
So last night I told my husband about my change in thought process about weight loss - how going to the Medifast center was counter-intuitive to long-term health, how I had been feeling weak and depressed despite losing weight on Medifast. I hav... Read more
Day 2 of training for 5K
So many things that I had forgot over the years...how it feels to be really excited....music that stirs the passion...feeling my muscles work...what a glorious memory to return as a fresh event today. I run small time bursts during my treadmill ... Read more
Just signed up for my first 5K!!!
I just signed up for my first race ever! Why, you may ask, would a 50+, seriously overweight non-athlete consider such an insane move? Inspiration. Sally Meyerhoff, the fastest woman in Arizona, was killed on March 8th, 2011 after being struck ... Read more
I am a night owl. I am also a nurse. Tonight I've decided to embrace my night-time being and welcome all S... Read more
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