The Good, the Bad, the REALLY Sad....
We've had to say "good-bye" to our dear friend, Romeo (my background picture). He's been my "puppy" for 14 years, but a full body stroke signaled the end. Our vet was gracious enough to meet us on a Sunday to help us ease our sweet dog into th... Read more
A totally awesome day!
It was the first day of real Spring here and I gloried in it. Sunshine, soft breezes....perfect!
I s... Read more
This is sooooo frustrating!
I know I shouldn't let it get to me, but I'm so tired of this stupid foot! I've gotten the go ahead to start some gentle working out, but 30 minutes on the treadmill and it's swollen again. I hate this extra weight, but I keep hitting the bric... Read more
The Exorcism of my Kitchen!
While I was recovering from foot surgery this past December, the blasted Fat Fairies invaded my kitchen and took it over! I never saw them, never realized they had been there, never really cared. I was completely sidelined. I couldn't walk wi... Read more
Groan, whimper, snivel
This is HARD! I made it to the gym again last night, but my efforts were pitiful. I'm doing much less and feeling it much more than 2 mos. ago. But I'm sticking with it and clutching my bottle of Advil.
Also took a nice long walk with th... Read more
Day 2 on my Re-entry to Spark People
Yeah, I know.....I've been MIA. It's been a real struggle to get myself back on track, but I've learned a valuable lesson. One goal is not enough. I worked all year to get myself into the best possible shape for my daughter's wedding and I di... Read more
MOB and FOB pic
I took some deep breaths to get in the dress, but I made it, by golly!
Weird. It wouldn't let me load a blog and now I've got 3 almost identical. Sorry about that!... Read more
Here you go!
Two pictures of me....before and after.
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Well, the "baby" is happily married and now I have to come up with another ID. Any suggestions?
Here are a few pictures.
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The View from UNDER the wagon.
It's ugly. I didn't just fall off the wagon, it rolled right over me! How could this have happened? I have all kinds of excuses (which I fully intend to bore you with), but the long and short of it is that I've gained back a few of the pounds... Read more
Cardio in the Garden!!
In the summertime, all of my free time is spent in the gardens. DH and I worked for 5 hrs today, edging the beds and laying down mulch. The best part of that time I spent in back-breaking digging so I know I'm getting my cardio AND my weight tr... Read more
The Wild and Wooly Trip to LA!
Well, I'm back, but that is entirely too short a time to fly across the country and back! My biological time clock is having a wonderful time trying to get me back on schedule!
To begin with, wonderful (never-to-be-used-again) American A... Read more
End of my 3 day pity party!
I've actually had TWO sunny, perfect gardening days this weekend and it was just what I needed to pull myself out of the funk I had gotten in to. Most of you wouldn't believe how therapeutic it is for me to shovel mulch and sweat like a sauna d... Read more
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Could this week get any worse????
Nope, no pictures. I'm just too tired. This has been a KILLER week at work and the whole negative atmosphere just overtook me. I haven't been to the gym all week, my hand weights are sitting in the corner gathering dust, and I've grazed my wa... Read more