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Really? "All Clear"...

Saturday, April 13, 2013      7 comments

...was what was stated in regard to my biopsy results. That is wonderful news indeed. However we still need to find out why I am having the GI issues. I have improved enough that I am able to return to the pool, but not enough to plan day trip... Read more

This is not a competition for me

Friday, April 12, 2013      6 comments

Competition can be good and fun, but I'd rather learn skills that I can apply and practice. Competition can be a small component of applying the skills. I do like to challenge myself and stretch my abilities and capabilities. Yes I had goo... Read more

Great News

Wednesday, April 10, 2013      5 comments

My ulcer is healed. emoticon However there is still a red area. So I will still be cautious with what I cons... Read more

Back in the Pool again

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      4 comments

Doing water walking in addition to cardio, there is a focus on form. Using your muscles, and using the right muscles. I came out of the class feeling much better and stronger than before class. My back had relaxed, my tummy tightened, my legs fe... Read more

Almost Fully Recovered

Monday, April 08, 2013      3 comments

I was so wrong to think it I could just push through the pain. Though my back is still tender and healing from the Water Zumba fiasco, It is to the point where I can get back to Water Walking. It is a pain, that pain is such a distraction. I've... Read more

Stressed? Who me?

Sunday, April 07, 2013      4 comments

It is amazing how quickly I backslide when I'm not feeling well and stressed...losing my focus and resolve, just trying to soothe. I need to find better ways to soothe. That instant gratification can be achieved through supportive actions. ... Read more

The day after, The day after

Friday, April 05, 2013      1 comments

I still hurt from Water Zumba and I'm trying not to be cranky. Pain does funny things like: - makes me seek out comfort food - makes me feel sorry for myself - makes me forget my meal plan - distracts my from my goals - makes me afraid... Read more

The Day After Water Zumba

Thursday, April 04, 2013      7 comments

I should have spent the entire evening celebrating with my son. Your comments yesterday warmed my heart. I do have many blessings to be thankful for. emoticonRead more


Wednesday, April 03, 2013      7 comments

It's time for another birthday celebration. Today is my middle son's 25th and my DIL's 27th. We celebrated her's on Easter. My son has requested a pizza and beer party for him and his buds. I think I'll schedule his party for a weekend in abou... Read more

Back in the Pool

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      8 comments

Ah finally, surrounded by the supportive water. Oh how I missed being in the pool. My muscles will probably say "what are you thinking" but that will give way to making me stronger. The following sparked me today: On the FORUM: Staying ... Read more

What a wonderful weekend!

Monday, April 01, 2013      5 comments

First was the big first birthday party. I did great with the food, but should have had less of the cake. I did not rush to be first in line for the food, actually I was one of the last and made mindful choices. Just a taste of the cake would ... Read more

The Pig has a Name!

Friday, March 29, 2013      9 comments

Thank you for all the clever name suggestion, You guys made me smile. The suggestions sparked the name: Pinkie Since Pinkie the Flying Pig is a "finger" puppet, it seemed appropriate to be named after one of the fingers on our hand. :) Pi... Read more

Engine 2 Day 28 - Skypeing with Rip Esselstyn

Thursday, March 28, 2013      6 comments

Loved last night's meeting! Rip chatted with us about the program, discussed his new book and answered questions. Talk about a cheerleader... Rip is offered congrats and tons of encouragement for us to continue being PlantStrong. His ne... Read more

Engine 2 Day 27 - Last Meeting

Wednesday, March 27, 2013      8 comments

Vandal made a great point yesterday. I stated that I gave my fries to my son, The better choice would have been to just leave them on my plate.That is tough to do when we are brought up not to waste food. It is my job to change my mindset and do... Read more

Engine 2 Day 26 - Dinner Out

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday went well. At dinner I did splurge and had "a" grass fed beef slider and a salad. I was surprised it came with fries, which I promptly gave to my french fry fiend son. The slider was tasty, however reflecting this morning it was suffi... Read more

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