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Reasons to lose weight....
Monday, August 17, 2009      4 comments

So I won't look like this again...at 280 lb in 2005. I am doing great today and have kept track of all my food and don't feel "starved." I really feel like today is t... Read more
75 reasons to lose 75 lbs...#51-75 and comment
Sunday, August 16, 2009      8 comments

51. To have less swollen ankles and legs, especially when sticking to low sodium intake. 52. To look younger than my years. 53. To be able to wear capris and even long shorts (in public). I refuse to wear them now. 54. To have less proble... Read more
75 reasons to lose 75 lbs...#26-50
Saturday, August 15, 2009      9 comments

26. To reduce my asthma symptoms and sleep apnea. 27. To be able to walk around the lake 3 miles without a rest. 28. To be able to move faster in the morning and not have to worry about being late to appointments and work. 29. To be les... Read more
Jealousy...do nice things for everyone!!!
Friday, August 14, 2009      8 comments

I gave a rose to someone at work and several people wondered why I did it and I think there is some jealousy there. I will try to bring roses (from my garden until the frost) for everyone in my department to see if that makes them happy. I kno... Read more
Mammogram reminder for everyone.... going swimming this a.m. so gotta hurry
Thursday, August 13, 2009      1 comments

I have done this for two weeks twice a week so far and it feels great. Unfortunately next weekthe lifeguard/attendant is going out of town for cancer treatment for his wife and the pool will be closed in the morning. I wished his wife the best... Read more
75 reasons to lose 75 lbs: first 25 today
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      9 comments

1. To make my new knee replacement last longer (lifetime?) 2. To be able to go up and down stairs with less pain. 3. To save money on fast food (how about spending none on fast foods?). 4. To look better and younger. 5. To get back ... Read more
Say something nice to yourself (but not outloud in front of others)
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      5 comments

Self esteem is a tricky thing. If you look in the mirror and say the things Stewart Smally says it is pretty weird if someone else can hear you. I still remember my stepfather looking in the mirror and saying what a handsome man he was and we ... Read more
Do something nice for someone today and don't get credit..
Monday, August 10, 2009      3 comments

Do something nice for someone today but see if you can't "get caught." It might bring out the play angel in you instead of the devil. This might also be fun if you are "loving your enemies," meaning doing something nice to someone you have a co... Read more
Finishing 2nd week back to work... doing great
Friday, August 07, 2009      2 comments

I am making great plans and actually swam 2 times this week before work. I plan to go to the warm therapy pool 2 times a week until the end of the month. I have also decided to rejoin the health club at work which costs only $6 per week and th... Read more
5th day back to work after knee replacement, doing well
Saturday, August 01, 2009      2 comments

I walked on treadmill for 20 minutes before work on Friday and it helped so much with the pain and stiffness I had the other days this week. I also can start work a half hour late 2 days a week to accommodate going to therapy pool before work a... Read more
4th day back to work after knee replacement
Thursday, July 30, 2009      4 comments

Would like to say it's easy getting back to work but I am not used to sitting in a chair for 4 hours and am having pains. I get up every hour to get the kinks out and am icing intermittently. Not as productive as I would like to be and am tak... Read more
Back to work 7 weeks after knee replacement
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday was first day back after 8 weeks of being gone (1 week of vacation before surgery). My cubicle was increased in size while I was gone. There was a revamping of the floor plan while I was gone. Couldn't believe how many emails there ... Read more
Back to work 7 weeks after knee replacement
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      1 comments

Thank goodness I am working only half days for now. Today will be my second day back to work. It was nice to see my old cubicle (they made it bigger while I was gone). Gotta get going so I am not late this morning. First day back went well.... Read more
6 weeks since knee replacement...doing great
Thursday, July 23, 2009      2 comments

I am able to slowly use the exercise bike and get my feet all the way around. Though there is still pain with this, it is much improved. I am not using a cane or walker any more and can go up and down stairs normally, though slowly. I am so r... Read more
5 weeks since knee replacement
Tuesday, July 14, 2009      5 comments

I am tired of having pain, but now my other pains (besides the surgical site) are beginning to rival the surgery pain so I guess that is a sign I am recuperating. Saw my internist today and she prescribed Celebrex, but pharmacy said they had to... Read more

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