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This summer could be a tough one, or not. My DH is in Pennsylvania today for a job interview...and he'll drive to Cincinnati tomorrow for an interview with another company. If he gets either one of these jobs, it means a move. If he doesn't i... Read more
His Grace is Enough for Me
My stress has been through the roof lately. The other night, I had insomnia that lasted 2.5 hours. I haven't done that in over 6 months. My panic attacks are rearing their ugly heads in the form of shortness of breath. But this doesn't come ... Read more
On to plan B,C,D,E,F, and G
If at first you don't succeed... try, try again.
If plan A doesn't work ( and it's not going all that well right now) then move on to another plan. Cookies are not a nutrition powerhouse food, Rebecca. I don't care if they are organic.... Read more
Bring on the gum, I'm stressed
I've read that chewing gum can take the place of emotional eating. Well, that's something I'm gonna have to try because it doesn't look like the emotional eating is gonna slow down for me any time soon.
My DH has been out of work since Jan... Read more
Settling into maintenance (again)
I've taken the month of April to decide on my maintenance range. When I started SP I weighed 135. Over 5 months I lost weight to reach my goal of 120. Without changing anything, I continued to lose and got all the way down to 116. Then I we... Read more
Time to get down the bike.
Today, my DH got all the bikes down from their overhead storage in the garage. We all got brand new odometer/speedometers to put on the bikes. They're a fun tool to have when you're riding.
Remember when, as a kid, you didn't ride bikes t... Read more
Thank You, Turtles....and frogs
I just wanted to thank everyone on my Rheumatoid Arthritis Turtle challenge team. You ladies keep me going when I want to slide into old habits, take a day without exercise or just stop. My points haven't always been the best because of decisi... Read more
I want to be a runner.
I'll never forget the day my podiatrist told me to get off the treadmill. I had neuromas in both feet and I was not to walk, run or do any impact exercises. I was to wear only running shoes ( for cushion) for the next 4 months, even to church... Read more
Don't swim with strangers
When I entered the pool today for my lap swim there were only 2 other people swimming. That left 3 lanes empty after I got in. After I swam about 15 minutes and I'm nearing the end of my lane, I notice this man about my age standing in my lane... Read more
One MILE - 46:20
Today I swam a mile in 46 minutes and 20 seconds. I've never swam longer than 35 minutes, so it's a new personal best. My goal was to swim 40 minutes, but when I was almost done I realized that I only had 4 laps to go. There was no way I w... Read more
Lookout emotional eating...I'm on to you.
I'm so proud of myself. We have a plumbing issue, and this morning the plumber called and announced that he'd be there in 30 minutes (it was 8am). " Is everyone up?", he asked. Not in a tone wanting to know if it was ok, but in a tone that ju... Read more
I want to put my goals for the month of April in written form so I'll be more accountable.
1. Exercise: Cardio 5x week and ST 2x week. I'm doing this little self experiment to see if cardio 5 times will actually help control my stress. I ... Read more
Warm up required
I went swimming yesterday and did 35 minutes...yes, it was nonstop !!!!! I swam 1300 meters.
The problem is that my right shoulder really paid for it later. Like, need Motrin, paid for it. I'm not sure if it's my arthritis, or the lack... Read more
I'm a swimmer !!!!! (really this time I am.)
September 6, 2007 was the first time I went swimming for "cardio". I was forced off the treadmill and into the pool by medical conditions. I went back to read my blog about that day. I couldn't swim 2 lengths of the pool without pooping ou... Read more
Much Better Today
I was pretty down in my last blog, and yesterday wasn't much better. The rain moved in which for me means no sunshine and achy joints. It's hard to stay up on days like that.
Today is going much better. Oh it's still raining. But I neede... Read more