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Sunday, August 28, 2016      11 comments

I got the results of my most recent blood work and it was in the "normal" range. So I guess I have the med that works for me. I've felt pretty good, but the weight hasn't budged. However, I am regrouping. Now that I know my med is working, ... Read more
Looking for answers.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      13 comments

I mentioned that my daughter suggested going vegan and like many of you, I've read that soy is not a good thing for those of us with thyroid issues. There are many other forms of protein, legumes, beans, avocado, the combo of black beans and ric... Read more
Struggling and thigh rubbing.
Saturday, August 20, 2016      13 comments

*Disclaimer: NOT a pity party blog. I am still struggling with my hypothyroidism. I go back for a blood draw in a week and will ask to get the "real med" instead of the generic. I've heard that can help. My oldest also mentioned trying to g... Read more
More steps on this journey...
Sunday, August 14, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday was BUSY! It started by having a pet sitting client dropped off and watching to see how he gets along with the new pup. Then, I helped some friends load their moving truck. They are moving to Mississippi and only had two hired guys to ... Read more
Healed so it's time to run!
Friday, August 12, 2016      13 comments

My knee has improved immensely the last week or so. It hasn't hurt on the couple of short runs I've done and it only is mildly annoying when I am on the floor on all fours. I have committed to running a 10 mile "race" the second Saturday i... Read more
A new family member.
Monday, August 08, 2016      15 comments

We got home and picked up a new family member. I had arranged for a friend to pick her out of a litter. She is doing great! The only "negative" is she do... Read more
Home again!
Sunday, August 07, 2016      11 comments

The DH had a great time on our couplecation. We spent four days in and around Colorado Springs. We visited Garden of the Gods, the Cliff Dwellings, Cave of the Winds, and drove Pike's Peak. It was so nice not watching a clock! We ate at ... Read more
Going on a couplecation!
Friday, July 29, 2016      14 comments

Thank you for all the kind words on my "bittersweet blog." I appreciate all the kind words. All four of my kids have jobs and are working almost daily. My husband decided that we needed a couplecation. So he and I are going to Colorado for ... Read more
A bittersweet Sunday.
Monday, July 25, 2016      15 comments

Yesterday, was bittersweet. It was the fifth anniversary of the death of my horse. I had her for over 30 years and she was with me for so many life changes. Middle school, high school, college, picking my husband, teaching four kids to ride and ... Read more
Feeling better and a good lesson.
Saturday, July 23, 2016      9 comments

My third child turned 18 on Friday. Wow, does life go fast! It has been a time of fond memories, smiles, some melancholy tears, and pride of how all of my kids are growing up. It also reminds me that I'm not getting younger and that presents som... Read more
I need to be smarter, but two lessons noted.
Thursday, July 21, 2016      10 comments

Yesterday I left Halo at home so I could see what my pace is without him. It was humid, but there was a nice breeze so I decided to just keep walking. I was doing well until I went up a street that was lined with trees and the breeze was gone. B... Read more
Seeing improvement!
Sunday, July 17, 2016      9 comments

I am learning how to eat with my hypothyroidism. I've discovered that I can't eat a lot of carbs for breakfast. That means no cereal and toast. If I do, I will fall asleep as soon as I sit down. So I make sure I have a good portion of protein to... Read more
Wow, I'm not the only one!
Thursday, July 14, 2016      9 comments

I know I shouldn't be surprised, but sparkpeople are awesome! I really appreciate the support and the sharing of stories. One never thinks about others being in the same situation, but unfortunately many of you are where I am. Some have gai... Read more
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      12 comments

The knee is improving, but oh so slowly. However, I feel better! I've been walking with my dog, Halo, every morning. I let him dictate how long since it's been so hot and humid. We've been averaging 14 minute miles. I can walk faster without ... Read more
Knees and knowing.
Monday, July 11, 2016      12 comments

I finally gave in and went to the doctors. I had an x-ray and I was told that I have arthritis in both knees and almost bone on bone in the left. She gave me exercises and recommended a knee sleeve. It was recommended to limit my running. I have... Read more

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