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JEANINNEWCASTLE
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Last night at kickboxing/boot camp. . .
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      0 comments

a young woman came up to me in the hall and asked me if it was a good class. "Great!" I enthused, "It really kicks my butt, but I really like it!" She looked my flabby middle-aged body up and down and said, "So you think I should try it?... Read more
Monday: The Hunker Down and Get it Done Day
Monday, June 18, 2012      2 comments

Monday is one of those days that can get overwhelming within one minute of waking up. This is what I'm going to hunker down and do today: Clean kitchen ... Read more
The Cascade Effect of Blowing It
Sunday, June 17, 2012      3 comments

Last night we celebrated my husband's birthday. We went to Z Tejas, a Southwestern grill. I knew that I would splurge some but I tried to mitigate the effects of my splurges. It didn't work. That and I splurged in too many ways at one meal. ... Read more
What is normal?
Saturday, June 16, 2012      0 comments

I'm working really hard to get my health to a normal healthy level. But sometimes I wonder if I know what that is. I've had chronic problems for over 20 years so it's not like I'm going back to what I remember from a few months ago, you know? ... Read more
I'd Like to Zumba my Way Through Life
Friday, June 15, 2012      0 comments

I adore my Zumba classes. They are fun and encouraging. I forget my aches and pains in the midst of endorphin releasing movement (though there are a couple of songs that make my muscles ache). We laugh and clap and yell out parts of songs. A... Read more
Being Positive?
Thursday, June 14, 2012      3 comments

People like positive inspirational blog posts. People like positive upbeat people in their life. People like those who see the glass as half full. At least, that has been my experience both for myself and what it seems like for those around me... Read more
Lessons I want to teach my kids
Wednesday, June 13, 2012      1 comments

Donít be a quitter. Even when it is hard, continue to fight. Eat breakfast. If you can avoid problems, do so. Move everyday. Sweat everyday. Balance is good. Have healthy relationships. Stop eating when you are fu... Read more
Make a muscle
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      3 comments

This has been a twenty year journey to try and find the root of my problems. I keep finding little tendrils of roots that I work on and improve one aspect of my life. But one underlying problem has been elusive Ė the problem of my aching, burn... Read more
It figures. . .
Monday, June 11, 2012      4 comments

I decided to go to the grocery store for "just a couple of things including peanut butter". I came home with $185.00 worth of groceries in 7 bags and . . . no peanut butter.... Read more
My current life's hurdles
Sunday, June 10, 2012      1 comments

I've had one full week of palpitations (off and on) and trouble with my chest muscles. I have wonky health and I'm fairly sure that it is a combination of my electrolytes being out of whack (we're working on trying to get this under control) and... Read more
Thankfulness With a Dollop of Determination
Saturday, June 09, 2012      3 comments

I'm struggling, so that means it's time for another thankfulness thread to put things in perspective. 1. I'm thankful that I have friends who cheer me on at the Y. 2. I'm thankful that I have my water and electrolytes to keep me hydr... Read more
My Minions
Friday, June 08, 2012      1 comments

My kids are so much help to me. They help me in the yard. They help me with the laundry and other chores. And that's all to the good. But I've realized that I've started to use them to my detriment lately. I'm talking about the "Oh honey, s... Read more
Managing my Kyrptonite
Thursday, June 07, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday I mentioned my twin kyrptonites : chips and peanut butter cups. Potato chips - 1 oz. (about 15 chips depending on size of chip) - 152 calories, 15 g. carb according to the Sparkspeople nutrition tracker Tortilla chips - 1 oz... Read more
The Long Arm of the Glucometer
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      2 comments

There'a a new sheriff in town and he's pretty strict. He has checkpoints two hours after every meal. And he doesn't look the other way if you've binged on carbs. Breakfast and lunch are the easiest. I've made those meals into routines ... Read more
Electrolytes are better than drugs
Tuesday, June 05, 2012      4 comments

Not that I would really know, having never taken drugs, but I'm feeling so much better taking them. My blood pressure is still higher than I like at 130/ 84, but it is coming down. I don't want to take the diuretic that I have, because it strips... Read more

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