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I can't believe I can do that

Wednesday, December 07, 2011      1 comments

Dropped something this morning, bent over to pick it up, and stood up again--all without effort. Didn't even realize until I was up again what I had done. I don't even remember how long it has been since I could do that! WooHoo!!... Read more

Not quite, but close enough

Thursday, December 01, 2011      4 comments

At the end of October, I decided I wanted to weigh no more than 200 pounds on December 1. That would have been a weight loss of just over 8 pounds, and I knew that was pretty unrealistic. Well, I am not yet at 200, but I am at 202.4 this morni... Read more

NOT a good week for exercise

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      3 comments

Hip still painful today, although better than Sunday or yesterday. I've decided I just need to pull in my horns a little, and let all of these pains improve before I really injure myself, and am out of the running (literally) for a long time in... Read more

Been doing the diabetes challenge, behind on my blogging.

Sunday, November 13, 2011      2 comments

Starting week 4 of the 8 week diabetes challenge this week, and have been posting there, but just realized that I haven't blogged for the duration. Guess as long as I'm posting something somewhere it satisfies my Need to Overshare. Have ou... Read more

Found another neat Spark feature. Coolness.

Saturday, October 29, 2011      5 comments

Woke up this morning feeling mildly feverish, which is usually a sign that I have been dong too much and I am about to start a bout of chronic fatigue. I looked back over the last few weeks, and realized that, yep, I was doing it to myself agai... Read more

Oh, my achy arm.

Friday, October 28, 2011      1 comments

Had one of those Revelations today. Went to physical therapy, and while the therapist says I'm not ready to go back to my swimming lessons yet, I am doing well, so she upped how much I was doing for the therapy. Didn't seem like much at the ti... Read more

Sparking on the challenges

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      2 comments

Signed up for the 8 week diabetes challenge a couple days ago, and did really well on that today. Realized this evening that I had also signed up for the Turkey Trot, but have not followed through on that at all. I'm still going to do my 5K an... Read more

Bad Habits: Comfortable as an old shoe.

Saturday, October 22, 2011      1 comments

Since I am in "starting over" mode this week, I just went back and restarted Diet Stage 2 by reading all of the articles again, and vowing to do all the "week 1" challenges again this week faithfully. As I was reading, though, I realized that I... Read more

Whew (puff, puff, puff), I finally did it!!

Friday, October 21, 2011      3 comments

Got back from my Big Vacation Trip last Saturday, with great plans to get right back on track. Wrong. I have been struggling all week, fighting to avoid all of my old bad habits, and failing miserably. Well, today I finally did it. I ate... Read more

Getting ready for vacation.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      0 comments

This week is being just frantically busy. I don't know why I didn't expect that, but somehow it had escaped me that getting ready to go on an extended trip was going to be a lot of work. Called my son-in-law tonight to borrow his camera for th... Read more

ReAssessing and ReVising: Challenges, Excuses, and the Challenge of Excuses

Monday, September 26, 2011      0 comments

I'm writing this for myself, and it's going to be long, so don't feel obligated to plow all the way through it!! I've been thinking about this for several days now, and putting off writing this blog because I am finding the whole thing very... Read more

Good news/bad news

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      0 comments

Went to the Physical Therapist today, and the good news is that she says I may have a small tear in my rotator cuff, but as strong as my arm is, she thinks it is mostly tendonitis. That means it will probably heal faster, and I don't have the t... Read more

Life is what happens while you are making plans.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      1 comments

Doing pretty well today. Too low on calories again, and I didn't get over to the gym to even ride the bike for a few minutes, but oh, well. My son-in-law is out of town this week, and my daughter is in evening classes, so I am sitting with... Read more

Feeling a little more like myself.

Sunday, September 18, 2011      3 comments

I "took the day off" today, decided not to go to church, and instead just spend some time here getting things sorted out. I didn't get all that much sorted, and in fact spent much of the day napping, as I did yesterday afternoon. I finally rea... Read more

stopped talking, started nagging, still not listening

Thursday, September 15, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday, I was talking to myself, and giving myself some really good advice. Unfortunately, I still haven't listened to myself, and have consequently went from convincing to nagging. I have GOT to get it together again. Now, I will admit th... Read more


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