This is a "better" week!
Health-wise, it has been an "up and down" week. Although I have been to the gym 3 days in a row, I am struggling with muscle soreness (deserved) and swollen, red joints and painful feet. Rheumatoid arthritis has made it difficult to move first... Read more
"Starting Over" didn't work...
A couple of weeks ago, I thought things were "looking up." Well, not so fast. Steroids kept me from sleeping, and that kept me from the gym until 3-17-15. Oh well, another 10 days lost...
Still, I am optimistic, and feeling pretty sure t... Read more
This week was the "starting over" point.
Just trying to get back to life, and to do it without more setbacks. The first step was to increase my steps, and to head back to the gym. The week's weather hampered 2 days of attendance, but at least I was able to go 3 times! Maybe I should b... Read more
Worst 5 1/2 weeks in a long time! Things are looking up!
On Jan 15, the same date company was due to arrive from Bali, Indonesia, I became ill. Since that time I have not been able to exercise--ha, there were many, many days when I was lucky to keep myself out of bed for more than a few minutes at a t... Read more
Glad to turn the page...
I don't know about you, but I am happy to turn the page on April. Easter was very special, but the month of April found me struggling in many ways. We lost two very dear friends...two women, who were just like family. One was like a mother to ... Read more
Hello, Spark Friends!
It is so hard to come back from Spring Break and it has taken all week to get back in the groove again!
I am thinking of several people here, and hoping everyone is doing well and enjoying the changing of seasons.... Read more
Losing weight and gaining insecurities...
I am not ready to say it. But the title is so true. I will say what's eating me. Soon.
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Sunday rest...but feeling guilty!
After yesterday's fitness "blitz" and full day of activities, I woke today feeling rather wiped out. My back is stiff, and can barely bend straight over. The fitness motivator I usually feel pushing me on seems to be depleted. It is hard to fin... Read more
Hard to believe...
It is great to be back here! RA, and Crohn's had me on steroids for months and to add to my troubles, I gained weight. It was all about to get to me, and then I remembered Sparkpeople! The weight is coming off and I am glad to feel in control a... Read more
Here we go again!
This was a great weekend to make a quick assessment. Unexpectedly we drove to our country home and going home always provides perspective and a chance to hear yourself think.
I haven't been to sparkpeople in a long time, but this weekend ... Read more
The scales don't lie!
Well, it was time to GET REAL. So I did it. Got on the almighty scales and almost fainted!
Too many injuries, symptoms, holidays, long work days, snacks, excuses.
Reality: I hit the highest weight in several years. Still cannot... Read more
What's weighing me down
Flaming June (Frederick Lord Leighton) is one of my favorite paintings. I see different things at different times. Perfect for today's posting, for this has been one of those weeks.
There are so many things getting in my way this week... Read more
Sometimes you just KNOW!
This year is going to be a great year. Despite a rocky start, and my usual bout of Christmas "blues" the year is off to a good start already. Despite a death in the family, health and injury issues, I feel positively SURE that I am on track no... Read more
WOW--this is JUST what I needed!
It was great to read all the encouraging words and to know some kind people actually added me to their friends list. It was really wonderful to realize others had backslidden as well...so I am NOT alone!
So now I have a PLAN, some new nutr... Read more
Starting over...but with eagerness@
Its the middle of the night and I was just thinking.
Feeling like a Pre-Raph woman...a little post-Christmas jiggle.
The time off (from gym) due to illness/injury has taken its toll. NOT TO WORRY! All of that brought me back to SP ... Read more