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My Three New Best Friends

Saturday, June 02, 2012      3 comments

Three different women told me at Zumba last night that my tummy is getting smaller. They are my three new best friends! Since my scale is "broken" and not moving, it is nice to hear that all my hard work really is making a difference.... Read more

June Goals

Friday, June 01, 2012      2 comments

Here are mine: To keep my blood sugar to 120 mg/l or lower 2 hours after I eat, 90% of the time. Last month I managed to have only one totally "controlled " week where I was able to keep my bloodsugars normal. This month I would like to hav... Read more

Finishing out May

Thursday, May 31, 2012      1 comments

Tomorrow will start a new month with new goals. I thought I would finish May with a check on how I did. Tracking food and water - emoticonRead more

Walk Like an Egyptian

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      3 comments

Today we went to the King Tut exhibit at the Science Center. We prepared by singing and dancing to Steve Martin's "King Tut" and the Bangle's "Walk Like an Egyptian". We were disappointed to see neither great historical work even referenced in... Read more

Feeling Poorly

Tuesday, May 29, 2012      3 comments

I started to use coconut oil 3 or 4 days ago to hopefully help with my metabolism, weight loss and chronic fatigue/fibro. This is instead of other fat, not in addition to it. I am not having any problems with digestion or nausea, which I unders... Read more

The Self Pity Monster

Monday, May 28, 2012      1 comments

The Self Pity monster has been visiting a lot lately. He isn't a very fun guest. He is rather childish. Read more

The Stamina Quandary

Sunday, May 27, 2012      3 comments

In a nutshell, the stamina quandary is that I don't have enough of it. I'm a hugely goal oriented person. And around this place, all I have to do is to spin and point to be pointing at something that needs doing. I'm also someone who apprecia... Read more

Embracing my inner Xena

Saturday, May 26, 2012      1 comments

Recently on an online forum I belong to, we were talking about what literary character we would be if we could choose anyone. I chose Xena. Now I don't know how "literary" she is, but she embodies everything that I wish I was, but am not: str... Read more

Trust the Process

Friday, May 25, 2012      3 comments

Trust the process. It has been 2 years, 40 weeks and 5 days and while I've only lost 7 pounds, I have lost and gained much more. I have lost my arm chair as a bed. Almost 3 years ago, I could not sleep lying down due to pain. I have ... Read more

Ready. . . Set. . . Work!

Thursday, May 24, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday I decided to take advantage of a break in bad weather and get yard work done instead of going to swim at the Y. I told the kids that they would be helping me. My son decided to mow the lawn. He’s highly allergic to grass, so he ... Read more

Having a Green Day

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      2 comments

One month ago, we started an experiment at our house. We revved up the Vita-Mix and made our first green smoothie. It’s a simple recipe – one orange, one banana, a cup or two of frozen fruit (we started with mixed berries), about ½ cup of wate... Read more

Kicking “You know What” in Kickboxing

Tuesday, May 22, 2012      3 comments

The first time I walked into cardio kickboxing, my instructors did a double-take. They took the time to stress that I should take things at my own pace and not overdo it. I don’t really blame them. I was one of the heaviest people in the room... Read more

With a Little Help from My Friends

Monday, May 21, 2012      4 comments

I'm so needy. The rigors of life often overwhelm me. But I'm getting by with a little help from my friends. Oh, they don't get in here and do it all for me (though that would be nice, hint, hint!). They help by keeping me accountable and by ... Read more

Extreme Gardening

Sunday, May 20, 2012      4 comments

I’ve had two doctors now prescribe “gardening” as an activity that would be functionally beneficial to me. My husband swears under oath that he did not bribe either of them or send them pictures of our yard. The funny thing is that I’ve ... Read more

Doing Things the Hard Way

Saturday, May 19, 2012      3 comments

I'm discovering that doing things the easy way is not always the best way. I'm used to using a lot of shortcuts in my life because of my limitations in stamina. But often those shortcuts aren't as healthy as they could be. A case in poi... Read more

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