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knee progress

Sunday, January 02, 2011      2 comments

had my second knee surgery in august. i was able to walk in october but the wear and tear of working and walking took a toll. i have been using crutches now at work. after 2 weeks off work with only doing my exercises and some walking around ... Read more

the first day of the week

Sunday, July 11, 2010      2 comments

i had a good week of following my eating goals, then thursday i weighed in. i had gained 2 pounds from the thursday before. what in the world? so i took a couple of days off from spark program. i didn't go crazy eating and still weigh 270 th... Read more

hot day

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      3 comments

it wasn't as hot here as it was in the east coast, but it was really humid here today. it rained two or three times or maybe more. it seemed like the water just kind of slipped out of the air. just walking the dog my shirt got completely soa... Read more

further thoughts on honesty

Tuesday, July 06, 2010      3 comments

i wrote this following blog in response to a comment on my "honesty" blog from yesterday. as i wrote this response, it made me think so much that i decided to put it this blog so i can refer to it later. i am considering talking to my therapis... Read more

completely honest

Monday, July 05, 2010      2 comments

i was at an aa meeting the other day where they were talking about relapse. one person said that her relapse started long before she drank again. it started when she began not being completely honest in everything. i took that to heart becaus... Read more

beautiful day

Sunday, July 04, 2010      3 comments

I spent the early morning outside, just looking at the wind blowing through the leaves of the birch trees in the front yard. the leaves are thinner than tiny triangles of tracing paper. You can even see the light through their translucent bodi... Read more

feeling a little better

Saturday, July 03, 2010      3 comments

i know this is only the second day that i have been trying to "watch my weight," but i feel better about myself today. i feel like i am in the process of changing. we had people over to visit today. we almost never do that. in the last we... Read more

starting over and over and over

Friday, July 02, 2010      2 comments

I am starting to come back to spark after a while off. i was making blog entries every day for a long while. but it seemed like all i could write about was my knee pain and issues with walking. it has been 10 months since my knee injury and ... Read more

thinking about summer and the cubs

Wednesday, February 03, 2010      2 comments

I am taking a writing class and we have to journal. this is today's journal. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPOT TO RELAX? WHERE IS IT, AND WHY IS IT YOUR FAVORITE SPOT? Sunday afternoon in the summer. The sun is bright, my eyes squint. I go b... Read more

I'm getting better

Monday, January 25, 2010      3 comments

had a good day. using my cane seems to help with getting back a natural gait. i think i'm at 75% recovery. I am feeling pretty positive about things. just need to get back on the exercise bike etc and get some of the calories off. Once i am... Read more

poor brett favre

Sunday, January 24, 2010      2 comments

as a cub fan i should be used to this, but it never gets any easier to watch a player that you like lose a game. my heart goes out to favre. i wish he could have gone out winning the super bowl. well, life goes on for me. my mom has a dee... Read more

union and worker's comp denial

Friday, January 22, 2010      3 comments

I had an appointment with the union and a paralegal about the insurance's denial of my worker's compensation claim. They are definitely going to take the case and appeal it to the state claim office. they think i have a pretty good case. but ... Read more

hey hey i've graduated to a cane

Thursday, January 21, 2010      2 comments

i have now graduated to a cane. i can already tell that it helps me to walk a little bit better. i can get a more natural gait with a cane and it really improves my ability to carry things and to get back to normalcy. i am surprised at the fa... Read more

turning an old nightmare into a little story

Wednesday, January 20, 2010      0 comments

I am taking a writing class. our assignment was to turn a nightmare that we remember into a vignette. I have taken my basic dream that I wrote down, enlarged and embroidered it to make a little better story. By the way this dream was one of ... Read more

not eating after going to bed

Monday, January 18, 2010      2 comments

since the beginning of the year, i have been trying to stop my nightly (after going to bed) binges in the middle of the night. sometimes i have been getting up three times a night and eating. well, i have been successful at not eating after be... Read more


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