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Managing Life

Monday, November 23, 2015      6 comments

Went through a rough patch or two, bounced back mentally and emotionally, but still working on physically. Been out of the gym for probably about a month. Dealing with pain from arthritis, as well as daily nausea from medication, and both leave ... Read more


Sunday, November 15, 2015      6 comments

A lot of this probably has to do with some medication that I am on and still adjusting to -- but my appetite has dulled. We went out to dinner last night and I ordered pasta and asked the server to bring me a box to start with. I had eaten a sal... Read more

Life Satisfaction

Friday, November 13, 2015      6 comments

I know who I am, and I am happy aboout it. I see the beauty and the miracles of everyday life. I am soaking up the goodness all around. My life is perfect as it is, with its foibles, and problems, because I am grounded. I have my faith, my... Read more

Avoiding Discouragement

Wednesday, November 11, 2015      12 comments

Society says there are two kinds of people in this world - those who see the glass half empty and those who see it half full. That may be the case, but I think it is more nuanced than this. I see it as those willing to look for the good, and tho... Read more

and now ....A Quick Word

Tuesday, November 10, 2015      12 comments

I've drawn a line in the sand. Knowing that for me to be successful, I need to have a manageable, liveable plan - what works for someone else, may not be the right fit for me. I've struggled my whole life to find what that rightness is for me, a... Read more

Here's the secret

Thursday, October 29, 2015      15 comments

The secret is not much of a secret, at least I don't think so. The secret is.....starting - just taking an active step toward your goal - whatever it may be, gives intention, meaning and purpose to what you are doing. It sends you off in the rig... Read more

Stack the Deck in Your Favor

Wednesday, October 28, 2015      8 comments

I used to be a person who found strength in going it alone. I was beyond reluctant to ask for help. If I couldn't see a way for me to handle it on my own, it just did not get done. Newsflash! I am not that person anymore. I emailed to my tr... Read more

When your trainer texts...

Monday, October 26, 2015      9 comments

It's time to go back to the gym when your trainer starts looking for you. I will admit. I am a little afraid. I have been gone so long that I suspect my fighting form is gone, though I know the longer I wait to go back, the harder it will be. ... Read more

Managing Meds

Saturday, October 24, 2015      6 comments

I've been put on a different medication to manage my blood sugar - Victoza. It has been challenging. At first, I was terrified of using it because it is an injectable and requires you to use a needle pen to inject yourself. As it turns out... Read more

Purple Girl

Friday, October 23, 2015      4 comments

I met a girl in passing tonight as she got off on the wrong floor on the elevator. I held it for her as she came running back. She had purple hair. Crazy looking purple hair. I work in a place where a lot of the kids are preppy. Very preppy. I s... Read more

Prioritizing November

Thursday, October 22, 2015      5 comments

Tis the season to be crazy, fa la la la la, la la la la. Tell me you didn't sing along. Well I did. I had a very productive day at work today. I am becoming much better at being less reactive and more regimented in my daily activities. It ... Read more

How Can I Improve?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      5 comments

How can I improve myself? How can I be happier? What am I not doing that I could be doing that would help me? I am looking at my life like a canvas - and choosing what I can do to improve things all around. I had a very frank discussion wi... Read more

Moving Along As I Can

Thursday, October 15, 2015      8 comments

I am still fighting with the cold - though hubby seems to have gotten it - he is fond of saying (with a laugh) "sometimes, my wife makes me sick." He is a funny one for sure. Thank God for that! My exercise is pretty nil at the moment, but ... Read more

Brief Stop

Thursday, October 15, 2015      6 comments

A quick check in to say I bumped into my clavicle today while touching my neck. How nice to see you again! I am going to pop into the doc's office tonight to weigh in. I just want to get a visual check on how I am doing.... Read more

Back on the Mend

Sunday, October 11, 2015      8 comments

Back on the mend - with a residual cough that comes less and less. Still tired out but improving, as is the quality of my sleep - hacking less, snoozing more. I am on new meds, switching from actos to victoza for diabetes. The former CAUSED weig... Read more

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