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Heart Disease

Monday, July 27, 2015      1 comments

It is rearing its ugly head again, this time with my dad. My dad is a pretty awesome guy. He is an engineer and can do complex mathematics in his head, on top of being pretty handy with home repairs. He has bailed my husband out many times over... Read more

6 Weeks Post Op Update

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      1 comments

Well I am still Non-Weight-Bearing for a couple more weeks. It has been a crap summer so far!!! Yesterday, I hit the emotional bottom after my 3rd fall, which happened as I was trying to sit on the toilet. No damage to my foot/incision, but my k... Read more

Post-Op Fear, Nausea, and Relief

Sunday, June 07, 2015      2 comments

Well, I did it! It was terrifying, and I spent almost the entire week prior, trying to talk myself out of it. The one thing that kept me from running away was remembering why I was doing this in the first place. I have been hobbling around on a... Read more

Foot Surgery Countdown and More

Thursday, May 28, 2015      3 comments

I went to my anesthesiologist appointment on Tuesday and found out that I can't have ibuprofen or Aleve from now until after my surgery, because of their blood-thinning properties. So yesterday, I worked all day on my feet without drugs. I thoug... Read more

Pulling it Together

Monday, March 30, 2015      1 comments

This morning at the gym, I finally weighed in and told myself it was time to get back in gear. I had a good swim after lifting weights, and I did a good job logging my food. I have been logging food for about 3 weeks, but I haven't been consiste... Read more

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      2 comments

Today is usually when I start starving myself in hopes of pulling my crap together. It is a time of sacrifice and reflection. But this year, I'm approaching things a little differently. Instead of focusing on giving something up, I'm simply givi... Read more


Monday, January 12, 2015      4 comments

I did a great job on my food today after a weekend of cheating. I'm so proud of myself for pulling it together! I also got on my bike and did 30 minutes, which was all I could stand; also my kids were coming home from school and there were backp... Read more

Winds of Change

Friday, January 09, 2015      1 comments

What a week it's been! My kids were off for snow days, and I got offered a long-term sub position! I'm teaching sophomore English until March for a paternity leave. I'm really enjoying it so far, but it is a little overwhelming!!! I am a trained... Read more

Hello, 2015!

Sunday, January 04, 2015      1 comments

I don't know what it is about a New Year that makes people commit to a healthier lifestyle, but this year it is working for me. It was just the kick in the pants I needed. :) I have been fighting a cold for about a week and a half, and tod... Read more

Goodbye, 2014!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014      2 comments

This morning I put together a Google doc with some goals for my husband and myself, and a place for us to journal together about our progress/fails/wins. Instead of focusing on weight loss, we are just going to focus on one healthy habit every w... Read more

Happy Holidays

Monday, December 15, 2014      0 comments

Today I did a great job staying in my calories. Finally! :) I have been working 3 jobs and loving every minute of it. I have the perfect jobs for me!!! But it has also been crazy hectic and I don't have time to cook like I used to. Today I put... Read more

Chill In the Air

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      2 comments

What a crappy November day. The temperature has bottomed out and it is miserable, windy, overcast, and COLD. I can see I will be plastering Neosporin and Bandaids all over my fingers and toes very soon! :/ However, I'm super excited about ... Read more

Film Scores

Friday, October 31, 2014      2 comments

This will be short because I'm on my way out the door, but I just wanted to say how much I like the channel my son put on my Pandora account! It is all film scores to stuff like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Narnia, and more. I feel like ... Read more

Warrior? Or Non-Warrior?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014      3 comments

This morning I dragged my sorry self that has been fighting a cold for the past 4 days, and has a migraine, to the gym for training. I got a half hour on the elliptical too, which totally kills my feet/ankles but I sucked it up and did it. Yeste... Read more

Taking a Deep Breath

Saturday, October 11, 2014      3 comments

This morning during training, we talked about all the things I want to do to regroup. My weight has stayed pretty much the same since I started training, and I know it's because I'm constantly obsessing about food and going overboard after doing... Read more

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