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Mid May- Recovering From Surgery

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      5 comments

Ok- so, after the LAST blog- everything kind of hit at once! My pains from the gallstones came more frequently and it was decided surgery was needed after all. That was last Wednesday- day after my birthday. I am now 90% recovered! It was lapros... Read more

Week 6: A Weeee setback! And a huge issue on the horizon

Tuesday, March 27, 2012      5 comments

OK- I knew this wasn't going to go perfectly. My foot (plantar fascitis) has been KILLING me lately. Last Tuesday night I did Jazzercize, but halfway through, It hurt so bad, I had to quit. It was a busy workweek, and social too, so I was alway... Read more

Week 5! ZUMBA BABY!

Monday, March 19, 2012      3 comments

If you have never tried Zumba, you are missing out on an AMAZING form of exercise that is totally FUN! If you love to dance- Zumba is for you! Luckily, my gym offers several classes, and I go 3x a week! Two classes are an hour long and the other... Read more

Week 4: Habits forming

Monday, March 12, 2012      4 comments

I must say, it really isn't hard to get up and go to workout anymore. At first I had that internal dialogue we all have: You know the one.... Me: Do I REALLY have to go work out this morning? Inside my Head: There are a million other things ... Read more

Week 3: So far so good! Making a plan!

Monday, March 05, 2012      3 comments

Last week I did REALLY well! For me, anyway. Here's an update- on everything, except the gallstone issue. Firstly: Food- I have overhauled my entire "way of eating", and am tracking daily. I only missed a couple of dinner updates as we went... Read more

Gallstones: Is there an Alternative to Surgery?

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      3 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I was diagnosed with Gallstones. A year and a half ago, I started getting intense and excruciating pains out of nowhere at all times of the day. In the last year and a half I have had 5 of these "episodes". I even went to ... Read more

WEEK 2: Here we go!!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012      1 comments

Last week, I did pretty well! I ate healthy, and got between 6-9 fruits and vegetables a day. And, I got back to the gym. First day was rough- as my last blog stated, but yesterday, I did 35 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes of weights. B... Read more

It's not SO Easy Making a Come Back!

Saturday, February 25, 2012      4 comments

Last year was horrid! My significant other went thru Rectal Cancer surgery. Recovery has been slow and immensely difficult -for both of us. Chemo, recovery, Doctor visits, on and on t went. So- Around June, I had to stop pretty much everything... Read more

Progress Update- It's all Good!

Thursday, May 26, 2011      1 comments

A couple of Weeks ago, I started training with a new trainer- Anthony. Mind you- My history with Male trainers has not been so good. I have usually found them arrogant, and completely pushy! Not so with Anthony. Firs off- he's 46- my age. Second... Read more

Week 1 of Kinesiology. Progress!

Saturday, May 14, 2011      1 comments

I have done 1 week on my new adventure to alleviate pain by a certain trainer named Anthony who has a Masters degree in Kinesiology. Update so far- Progress! I met him twice this week and went through the torture of rolling most all my body part... Read more

I HAVE NEW HOPE! KINESIOLOGY TO THE RESCUE

Tuesday, May 10, 2011      3 comments

I have new hope! And I fell into it accidentally. I have been going to the same gym, and have had the same trainer for about a year. Unless injured, I have been exercising on a (mostly) regular basis- but I have not lost weight. I have GAINED we... Read more

TOUGH Start for NEW Year!

Monday, February 07, 2011      2 comments

January was ROUGH! I mean REALLY rough! I was trying to find out what was going on with my knee.After X rays- MRI- Cortisone Injection and now- Anti- Inflammatory meds- It has been determined that I have Tendonitis. Apparantly- by joining the ... Read more

TOUGH Start for NEW Year!

Monday, February 07, 2011      1 comments

January was ROUGH! I mean REALLY rough! I was trying to find out what was going on with my knee.After X rays- MRI- Cortisone Injection and now- Anti- Inflammatory meds- It has been determined that I have Tendonitis. Apparantly- by joining the ... Read more

Starting out the New Year with Pain

Wednesday, January 05, 2011      0 comments

2010 was pretty good! I kept up exercising on a regular basis- I lost 12 lbs, and I improved my strength tremendously- all good things! So, i was a bit taken aback, when shortly before Christmas my left knee started to hurt. First just twinges, ... Read more

Almost a Year- The ups and downs

Thursday, November 04, 2010      2 comments

Well- last year, around this time, I started adding exercise to my schedule. I started gangbusters, and after a couple of months, had a lapse. In this year of ups and downs, I HAVE made some progress. I am regularly going to the gym. 3-4 days a ... Read more


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