Happy Birthday to Me!
Today is my 48th birthday.
Last December, I was diagnosed with fatty liver disease. My blood pressure and cholesterol (especially triglycerides) were out of control. My breast cancer risk was estimated at higher than average due to family... Read more
Just do it!
When I started back "on the wagon" a few weeks ago, I committed to exercising at least10 minutes a day. When I first joined SP a few years ago, that was one of the major reasons that I became successful. I mean, even I can exercise 10 minutes ... Read more
Every little bit helps
I've been feeling "blah" about exercising these last few days. I am really having to force myself to get in the 10 minutes a day that I committed to. Today, I *really* didn't want to exercise, but my girlfriend is in her fifth day of sober and... Read more
Facing the music
I've been away for awhile. Again. In the last year, I have undone all the good work I did two years ago. I got lazy and started to eat anything I wanted, and lately have even been bingeing on sugar and carbs and I am feeling like I am getting ... Read more
Small beginnings and lots of napping!!!
I have been doing great this week, getting my food back under control, and even losing a few pounds!
Today though, I woke up kind of nauseous, so I had a big glass of water and put off drinking my coffee for awhile. I tried to catch a few ... Read more
Clawing my way back up onto the wagon...
Oh boy, I have gotten sooooo far off track.
Since July, when I reached my short-term goal of 189 pounds, I have gotten distracted by new activities (which include hiking, ironically enough) and a short-lived job as a house painter that cau... Read more
Couch to 5K, Week One Day One
Yesterday, my physical therapist said that I was doing GREAT, and that it would be okay for me to start the C25K program. He did say though, that I should do each week twice and not try to go to fast. I was kind of disappointed by that, but th... Read more
I have GOALS!
I stepped on the scale this morning, and started screaming in joy. I hit a goal weight today (May 21st) that I had wanted to reach by June 15th! I wanted to reach 199 pounds or less by then, and today, the scale said 199. After my son came ru... Read more
What do I look like? Apparently, I have no idea.
This is odd, but it has come up a few times in the last week or so.
I have always known that I have a skewed view of what I actually look like. I think most people do. Even though I have been over 100 pounds overweight for years at a time... Read more
Dandelions, violets, Japanese knotwood, and more dandelions!
I have always been interested in edible plants and as a child, I would pick and eat dandelion greens, much to my friends' dismay. Well, I have a guidebook of edible plants, and since I am so inspired by Spring finally getting around to showing ... Read more
Strolling the Rail Trail
My son and I took a very nice walk today on our local Rail Trail here in town. For those of you who don't have one of these, it is where a town makes over an old and currently unused railroad path as a walking/biking/exercise path. Ours is a f... Read more
Catching up on Starting Up Gardening
I have applied for a community garden spot here in town, and I won't be able to access it before May 15th, so I have been scrambling to learn everything I can to get ready and have a reasonably successful season.
I learned almost at once th... Read more
Another good lesson learned the hard way...
I have to admit, the last week or so, I have been a little slack about my strength training workouts. I am still getting in some cardio every day, but since I hadn't been consistent with the strength training, I am feeling a bit stiff and sore.... Read more
OMG... 3 Miles??? OMG, 3 Miles!!!
I went to the gym today, looking forward to a few minutes of tanning to brighten up this rainy day, but I wanted to get on the treadmill first to earn it.
So, I had my new shoes, some of those things that are supposed to shape up your legs ... Read more
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A whole new world!
I finally went to the gym on Friday, almost on a whim. I have really been wanting to get in there for months, so I finally decided to not be intimidated or embarrassed that I haven't been in there since September, or that my payments might be a... Read more