Since the injury made itself evident in March, it has been essentially impossible for me to elevate my heart rate without exacerbating symptoms. As directed by orthopedics, whenever symptoms are exacerbated, I am to CEASE ALL ACTIVITY outside o... Read more
Over the last several days I read the article, "Why it’s time to kick your diet pop habit"
www.theglobeandmail.com/ life/health-and-fitness/he alth/what-are-the-health-c osts-of-drinking-diet-pop/ article25322029/ Read more
The journey of the last two years has not only involved small changes, executed consistently ... It has also been an exercise in perseverance. Never has this been more true than the last 16+ weeks following the emergence of an injury and its ev... Read more
I know this. I have seen it at work in my life over the last couple of years. It continues to strike me how amazingly POWERFUL small changes executed consistently over time can be!
So, for any of you that may be thinking that you are not ... Read more
SparkPeople’s Tracking Tools – Nutrition, Fitness, Weight, and SparkActivityTracker - have been instrumental tools supporting my efforts to improve my health, fitness and well-being. Use them! You’ll be glad you did!
Being that I ... Read more
What follows is my last post with SparkPeople's Largest Virtual Weigh-In Team for the month of June. This month saw a true decline in weight -- the first experienced since my sideways trend emerged in December 2014.
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I have been thinking today about yesterday’s fire and its lessons. Life has a way of teaching us things when we have the ears to hear, the eyes to see and are willing to learn. What we do with these lessons is up to us.
Wow! What a week. More activity than this introvert finds comfortable.
I've been run to 4 medical appointments, had 3 telephone appointments, and 3 appointment scheduling conversations by telephone to schedule additional testing/examina... Read more
The recovery continues to unfold. After a volley of email exchanges with my primary care physician last week she instructed me to get in for an x-ray as soon as possible. Upon reading her email, I immediately high tailed it over to the medical... Read more
From the time I became aware that I was injured, I've described the injury as a running injury.
Even before the doctor's visit and her confirmation of my suspicions regarding the diagnosis, prognosis and her comment, "This is not a typica... Read more
WARNING: Long BLOG!
As I approach the 1-year maintenance anniversary mark, I find myself reflecting on the numbers …given the number person that I am! (My fitness buddy’s DH has dubbed me Calc-N-stein; but, that’s a story for anothe... Read more
With 7 weeks of recovery complete I find myself reflecting upon things I’ve observed.
• Weight essentially steady (down a bit)
• Body measurements up and down
• Body fat upward trend
• Bone mass down
So,... Read more
Five weeks ago an injury became apparent. Knowing that I would not be able to do any weight bearing cardio for weeks to months, I immediately cut my calorie intake by 500 calories per day. Based on fitness tracking I knew my average “estimat... Read more
Walking the Running of the Elk 5k this past weekend was an emotional experience for me on multiple fronts. It marked the first anniversary of the passing of my father. It was an event that I was slated to run and couldn’t because I am injure... Read more