First long(ish) ride of the season
Today's bike ride: 19 miles. Ended up very rubber-legged at the end, but that was at least partially hydration issues. When I finally stopped to drink because I couldn't climb the hill out of the valley, I basically emptied my entire quart bottl... Read more
I am more than my dress size, more than the sum of my scale
There is nothing sadder to me than hearing someone say, "I can't do _____ until I lose weight." Well, maybe the one sadder thing is when I realize that I've been saying it to myself.
Now, there are some hard limitations. I'm not going to be... Read more
Biking, day 2
I had a doctor's appointment, and then an appointment for a haircut. Neither are very far away, and I'd planned on biking.
Then it wasn't as warm as I thought it was going to be. I said to hubby that maybe I should reconsider.
"Go," h... Read more
30 days of biking
I've signed up for the 30 days of biking challenge, and yesterday I rode 11. The challenge is to bike every single day of April, even if it's just around the block. I wouldn't have gone yesterday, I don't think, but for the challenge calling to ... Read more
How to get my groove back?
My brain keeps telling me that there is no reason for me to still be so weak. I should be recovered.
My body keeps falling over in a heap.
I am not going to let this discourage me. I am getting more done before collapse time every day... Read more
Good enough to eat!
My mouth is finally to the point where I can eat without excruciating pain! Which meant that last night I enjoyed rather a bit more than I should have of the good dinner I made. The feeling of fullness disrupted me sleep, and reminded me that I ... Read more
What a day!
6 month Sparkversary award
9,000 fitness minutes
20,ooo Spark Points
Talk about a confluence of things coming together.
I got in a workout, but that's about all I was good for. It's good that I'm getting back into it, and stronger ... Read more
Making peace with myself
I sat in the movie theater surrounded by the delicious smell of popcorn, but didn't want any. A friend brought over home-baked cookies, and I ate only one. We bought my favorite Girl Scout cookies, and they are still in the snack drawer, leaving... Read more
I went for a walk!
It was slow, and I am worn out. But I got in a little exercise! Yay for recovery mode!
Now I just have to be careful not to measure my progress against my previous workouts. I have to be patient and work back up to that!... Read more
I left the house!
And not just for another trip to the doctor! I had to make a court appearance, so had to get up on time and dress like a grownup and drive into town.
I can unequivocally say that, yes, I needed a nap afterward, but I was able to get through... Read more
Hooray, it's not mono. Doc thinks it's a viral infection called herpangina, and that it will resolve itself in a few more days. I still feel middling crappy and find it next to impossible to eat, but I feel a bit better than I did yesterday. By ... Read more
The doctor now thinks I have mono. I just kind of don't have words.... Read more
Have to think about the summer schedule
I'm still recovering from this strep/viral combination--the most prominent remaining symptom being that my mouth is so sensitive that eating is painful. But I have faith that this will be gone in a day or two. So I am turning my eye on the comin... Read more
But, Sparky, you need to understand!!
Being as sick as I've been, eating has been next to impossible. First, it's phenomenally painful to swallow anything other than tepid water--and even that hurts some. Second, my appetite has been pretty much zero, so what I've eaten has been the... Read more
Waking up thinking you might be feeling a little bit better--then swallowing water and being brought almost to your knees from the pain. I really want this to stop.... Read more
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