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Good Lab Report

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      2 comments

I got the test results from last week's blood test today. Many values are the same. The ones that went up slightly are my electrolytes - potassium and calcium. (They didn't test magnesium.) This is good. This means that the prescription pot... Read more

Why I didn't Go to Kickboxing Tonight

Monday, November 05, 2012      1 comments

We had a sub - the same very inexperienced sub we had before. I don't feel safe with her and am afraid of getting hurt. Since my muscles are in such bad shape, this isn't a paranoid fantasy. I felt a bit guilty leaving my friends in the hall ... Read more

Sunday Lunches

Sunday, November 04, 2012      1 comments

Being a pastor's wife can come with some challenges in the "getting food on the table" category. We often don't leave church until 1 pm by the time my husband finishes talking to everyone and locking up. We live 30 min. away. We were eating o... Read more

I wonder how many calories I am really burning?

Saturday, November 03, 2012      2 comments

I'm thinking about renting a bodybugg to see how many calories I am really burning. But I'm not sure how accurate it is. I put in my weight, age and gender into a number of calculators, along with what exercise I'm doing and for how long and I... Read more

What I want on My Tombstone

Friday, November 02, 2012      4 comments

She did her best.... Read more

Time for November Goals

Thursday, November 01, 2012      4 comments

1. Continue to stay refined sugar free. 2. Switch to spelt instead of regular wheat and see if it makes a difference. 3. Continue to stay dairy free. 4. Continue to exercise 5 hours a week. 5. Stretch it out. 6. Bu... Read more

I did it!

Thursday, November 01, 2012      2 comments

I said "no" to sugar. I don't really like candy other than dark chocolate, so that was rather easy to say "no" to. But my daughter made chocolate chip cookies today. Those are my downfall. But I did not put a single on in my mouth. This was... Read more

Beav-a-thon!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      0 comments

We've been watching "Leave it to Beaver" on Netflix lately. I love that show. Honestly, I don't know why everyone says that family was so perfect. They argue, get into scrapes, the parents mess up and have to apologize to the kids. . . Actual... Read more

Realigning Myself

Monday, October 29, 2012      1 comments

I wore my new athletic shoes again today. We took them on a walk at the mall. The good news is that my feet did not hurt badly today and I won't have to get new shoes again. But my poor muscles (which are very sensitive due to medical reasons) a... Read more

(Not) Wide Awake

Sunday, October 28, 2012      0 comments

It's so embarrassing. I want to be awake to talk to people or listen to a meeting but if I sit down and it's even remotely comfortable, I start to fall asleep. I've fallen asleep reading aloud to my kids. I've fallen asleep during my husband'... Read more

I Want to Cry

Saturday, October 27, 2012      2 comments

I went to New Balance and got new shoes. They had me stand on this pressure sensitive pad and could see that my heels are getting the bulk of my weight. I tried on a number of shoes. As soon as I got out of my old ones and into new ones my fe... Read more

New Shoes

Saturday, October 27, 2012      1 comments

I'm wondering if part of my ankle pain is due to my shoes. New Balance didn't have my "favorite" kind of shoe last time I shopped there months ago and I got another style. I'm going back today to buy new shoes. And possibly new inserts too. ... Read more

Oops. I blogged too soon

Friday, October 26, 2012      1 comments

I totally forgot that the zucchini bread batter that my daughter made up for an order had sugar in it. I licked the spatula before putting it in the dishwasher. I'm not worried about it at all from a caloric standpoint but from a "no sugar cha... Read more

No Sugar, Day 2

Friday, October 26, 2012      2 comments

I find myself looking for a small sugar pick-me-up right before meals when the meal isn't quite ready to go on the table. Today I added to my lunch a pre-sitting down slice of Dave's killer bread with peanut butter. A bit later I ate my salad ... Read more

So Why is Today a Better Day?

Thursday, October 25, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday was a bad pain day - one of those days when searing acid seemed to be coursing through my bones and muscles. I told my husband at night that I was willing to do anything at that moment to make it stop. But the problem is what? ... Read more


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