When Being a Quitter is a Good Thing
“1 year after you quit, your excess risk of coronary heart disease, heart attack, and stroke has dropped to less than half that of a smoker.”
I can’t believe it’s been a year since I quit. I was a smoker off and on since the age of 13. I ... Read more
System Out of Whack!
I started the Month of August fierce! I biked 5 times a week for a minimum of 40 minutes, for the first week, and started off the second week dong the same. I was feeling pretty good. Then, screeching halt as my GI system went a little haywir... Read more
My take on a news article.
"Fat? We are fit. Get over it, say women athletes"
I read the above article yesterday, and it bothered me on two levels:
1) women athletes are being t... Read more
Happy August, A Big Anniversary Coming Up.
What a crazy 2nd half of July I had.
So, in my last blog, The Big Guy was recovering well, and I was working the program; tracking my meals, exercising at least 4 time a week. I had some momentum going. Well, since then, I have gone a l... Read more
Good News, Bad News
Another week down, and it was a bit busy.
The Big Guy ended up staying in the hospital until Thursday after lunch. It was a frustrating time for him, because every morning, the doc would come in and look at his labs, and tell him “Let’s gi... Read more
Friends, Family, and Infections
The past week has been eventful, with Independence Day, a family celebration, and my Big Guy getting sick.
I did okay with my meals and tracking up until the 4th. Because of the situation, I did not track anything after breakfast that day.... Read more
Good-bye June, Hello July.
Wow, can you believe that half the year is already gone? I’ve had a so-so first half, and I would really like to have a better second half.
June was eh. I definitely did not eat well, and I did not exercise nearly enough, but I could ha... Read more
A Tale of 2 Grandmas
Well, I was perusing Blog entries in my various teams, and there was one titled “Staying Active for Life” that got me thinking. The writer said “Being in shape affects everything we do”. Basically, the less we move, the less we will be able to... Read more
April officially ends tomorrow. I did pretty well these past few weeks. I have been looking over my exercise tracker and my calorie burn goals. I have been worried that I may not be balancing calories in with calories burned. I set my weekly... Read more
So, in my blog entry for Friday, I mentioned that I have a bad case of tennis elbow. The Doctor gave me a set of six exercises that I need to do EVERY DAY for six weeks. I finally got around to starting them on Sunday, and I almost forgot to d... Read more
Bullies...Spark Friends...Taking a Stand
There is a movie out in limited release called "Bully" that is a documentary about school bullying. I have heard a lot about it, and even though my own children are grown, I may go and see it any way. I was bullied as a child, and 30 years ago... Read more
This has been a very busy and hectic week for me. Pop had a minor crisis with his dialysis that tied me up all day Monday and had me eating out for both lunch and dinner. I left the house at 8 am and got home at 10 pm. I did stay within my ca... Read more
Whales and Broken Glasses.
I took a long walk today so I could make my weekly mileage goal. I took my camera, just in case, and headed out. We are in the last few weeks of whale season, and they are often spotted off shore, if you know what to look for. Well, here I am... Read more
Anything can be a workout.
I decided to kill two birds with one stone today. The recycling has been piling up in the back, and I wasn't sure when we would be able to borrow a vehicle and take it to the redemption place my dad likes. There is a redemption center run by... Read more
Strolling, with pics
So, yesterday, I aggravated my left knee, BIG time. I ended up spending the evening icing it. I was worried I did something really bad, since any movement was painful, not just climbing. If I had to mess it up, this was the worse time, since ... Read more