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Update mid-December
Wednesday, December 17, 2014      2 comments

I was officially diagnosed with MS a month ago. I've been going to the gym for 6 weeks now. I've lost 12 lbs. I can get up off the couch without using my hands. So, my legs are getting stronger. I can do about 2 minutes on the treadm... Read more
I've still got it.
Sunday, November 16, 2014      2 comments

I've lost 8 lbs in 18 days. Been on treadmill at gym almost every day. My work schedule keeps me from going every day. I'm up to 40 minutes on treadmill. I'm going to try the elliptical today, but I'm not sure I can do it. I have weakeness on m... Read more
starting over (again)
Thursday, September 19, 2013      0 comments

Well, after a rough year, I'm back on track. I left my husband, had a bad fall that injured my hip, broke my foot, and now have a nerve tumor in my foot where I broke it. I had to quit my job due to the injuries, and I met a boyfriend online. I ... Read more
Return after bad injury
Sunday, January 20, 2013      1 comments

Well, in may I injured my IT band and SI joint badly enough that I had to quit my job for 6 weeks and stop running. I gained back 15 lbs because I couldn't power walk or run any more. I just got cortisone injections in my hip and thigh. I'm now ... Read more
Warmer weather and new clothes
Wednesday, April 18, 2012      3 comments

I am enjoying being able to go on my walks without wearing two coats and a pair of gloves. I got a new pair of insoles for my NB running shoes. I wore holes in the old ones where the balls of my feet strike. I bought 4 new shirts and 1 new pair ... Read more
10,000 fitness minutes!
Friday, March 09, 2012      6 comments

Wow, 10,000 fitness minutes in 5 1/2 months. That's an average of about 2,000 minutes a month. I started this journey many years before I discovered SparkPeople, but it's been fun tracking everything here. I'm at (almost) maintenance. I get so m... Read more
Beautiful (almost) spring day
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      1 comments

I went for a 90 minute 6 mile walk outside today. It snowed a few inches last night, but it was melting when i went outside. It's nice to take my walks outside, instead of indoors on a treadmill.... Read more
Two months at my new job
Thursday, January 26, 2012      3 comments

Ive been working two months at my new job.. I'm on my feet 42 hours a week as a CNA in an assisted living facility... I don't have a scale anymore, so I don't know what my weight is. But, some of my pants are too big and they fit me 3 weeks ago.... Read more
110lbs lost plus at least a ton of clutter
Saturday, December 17, 2011      4 comments

Well, I have a confession to make... I used to be a hoarder. I have gotten rid of at least a TON of stuff. I am moving, and it feels so great to get rid of everything. I wasn't the garbage collecting type of hoarder... Just the buying too much a... Read more
Moving countdown
Monday, December 12, 2011      2 comments

14 days till we move. I have the next 4 days off, then I'm working everyday until Christmas. Then we will be away for 3 days to visit family, so, I am using my days off to pack up everything we don't actually use every day. Then I'm going to sta... Read more
Getting rid of all my clothes :-)
Friday, December 09, 2011      6 comments

Well, I'm moving in two weeks. I tried on everything in my closet last night. I only have 5 shirts and two pairs of jeans that fit. I'm giving away all the rest. I am still losing weight. So, I can't buy new stuff yet. I will just have to do wit... Read more
30,000 steps counted at my job today
Sunday, December 04, 2011      3 comments

I have been wearing my step counter the last few days. I have ranged from 20,000 to 30,000 steps per 8 hour shift. That's the equivalent of 8 to 12 miles of walking per day. I average 2500 steps per mile. I have long legs and a long stride lengt... Read more
First day back to work
Wednesday, November 30, 2011      0 comments

Well, I made it. A whole 8 hour shift as a CNA. I did great. My shoulder started to hurt after 6 hours, but otherwise I rocked it. They offer fresh fruit and beverages where I work to employees. It's great. They don't want us to get dehydrated o... Read more
Going back to work as a CNA
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      1 comments

Well, I'm going back to work. I will be doing 8-hour shifts. This is so great that I am healthy enogh to go back to work full time. It will cut into my fitness time, but I will be running around on my feet all day so I think it will even out. I... Read more

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