Losing a companion
This was a very hard week. There was the usual aggravation, plus a little more. But then, we had to put one of our cats to sleep. She had developed an aggressive jaw tumor that would have required a feeding tube and the removal of her jaw and ev... Read more
What do you do when you can't go to karate?
So, I have found myself in need of cheering up. I mean, what do you do when you can't go to karate because you have tendinitis and need physical therapy? Karate is great exercise, lots of fun, and a major stress relief. I've found myself doing s... Read more
T-Rex is me!
So, I didn't know there was such a thing as a frozen shoulder - but there is. It's a very strange thing, one day I have movement and the next I don't. I actually have a little mobility but it's wierdly limited. Apparently, it's going to get wors... Read more
Staring at 55
In 15 days I will turn 55. I'm totally cool with that number. It's not much more than a physical number. With some regularity, I hear that I don't look my age. I certainly don't behave my age. I think. Who knows what 55 really means? You here me... Read more
If you take that first step...
Today was one of those days when I used one of the motivation tricks from Sparkpeople. It worked and I actually ended up doing what I had planned to do.
So, here goes. This morning I woke up and I wasn't feeling terribly motivated. I just w... Read more
It's almost time...
It's almost time to drive out to Illinois and bring back my college freshman. We'll get the chance to meet the person he's been hanging with. And I say hanging because they are not a real couple. They (personal gender pronoun is NOT she) are gra... Read more
Appalachian Trail Race - What was I thinking?!
As part of the Spring 5% challenge, I decided to do the "Race Within a Race" up the Appalachian Trail and said I wanted to complete 280 miles. What was I thinking? 280? Let me put it up front - that was a truly, truly ambitious goal. To actually... Read more
So there are two kinds of challenges – the obstacle challenges which challenge you, and the goal challenge you which you strive to achieve. Both of those seem to be hitting me right now. The worst part is that the first one is interfering with o... Read more
Getting to Graduation - the Saga of Making up Athletic Credits
Okay, I'll admit that my son goes to a really "crunch, hippy, progressive" high school. They have really cool classes that combine science and art, English and food things that make dry subjects kind of interesting. The schedule is really intere... Read more
WARNING! This blog is going to ramble!
I'm not sure whose recovery I'm really talking about. I'm going to have to recover from this sudden weight gain - which I'm not happy about but for reasons I'll go into in a minute, I am not beating my... Read more
Made it to day 7!
Well, that was a trip!
7) Anything else you would like to share with your Team
Thanks for putting up with my drivel for seven days! I'm not much of one for blogging. It's a task I hated even in high school when we had to keep journals (a... Read more
Day 6 - at least it's not getting worse!
6) Do you need some motivation or advice? Ask for it!
So, what happened last night? I slept enough to even get to a dream state this morning. I don't remember the dream but I do remember dreaming. This is good. It means that I am moving back t... Read more
Day 5 - Still struggling with that sleep habit.
Day 5! As much as I hate blogging, I'm amazed that I've done this every day!
5) What can you improve upon?
Oh, lots! Let's see - I discovered that even when waking up every 2-3 hours, it is better for me to go to bed at 11 than at 9:30. I... Read more
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New Habit Blog - day 4
And now, the answer to question 4!
4) How are you doing day by day?
I'm doing things that should help but I'm still having problems sleeping. Last night was the first night in a while where the hot flashes woke me up but it was bad last n... Read more