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Getting to my "dry weight" --- watching sodium intake and calories

Tuesday, October 13, 2009      4 comments

I bought a new scale a few days ago. First weight was 243....it is on a downward trend as I think I am losing some excess fluid that made my ankles puffy and my pants tight. Of course, I probably have gained some "real" weight lately, too. ... Read more

Saw orthopod and had good report...just gotta work on my exercises....

Monday, October 12, 2009      3 comments

First of all my knee replacement is doing great and there is no sign of infection....hurray!!!! I also had x-rays of neck because of pain at work when on computer....I have arthritis in entire neck with bone spurs...but the good news is the... Read more

New scale confirms suspicions of 9 lb wt gain!!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009      11 comments

So now I have to face the fact...that I have gained more weight. I thought my clothes were awfully tight. My scale was off by 9 lb and not the good way.....This is serious and I am upset about it....Yesterday morning when dressing none of my s... Read more

Saturday night special blog....a hungry girl book....

Saturday, October 10, 2009      9 comments

I wanted to get the Hungry Girl book at the library but there is a waiting list, so I broke down and bought it at Barnes & Noble. I am now eating homemade brownies from a recipe there in. I think I love the Hungry Girl book.... I can't remembe... Read more

I stand corrected...it is "pie in the sky"....

Friday, October 09, 2009      5 comments

The internet is great...I found out the origins of the expression "pie in the sky," and I blogged this morning thinking it was "pi in the sky." Anyhow it is from a song long ago that criticized the Salvation Army and the expression "pie i... Read more

No pie in the sky today....

Friday, October 09, 2009      3 comments

I feel a little frazzled but I think the extra exercise I did this week compared to last week is helping my mood and I am feeling more optimistic about getting under 200 lbs in the not too distant future. The scale has been stuck at the same nu... Read more

Not feeling "so desperate" today...exercise helps...

Thursday, October 08, 2009      3 comments

I'm up early again at 4:30. Yesterday I was up at 3:00 a.m. and "disturbed." I got a good night's rest last night and yesterday I exercised 83 minutes between swimming an hour and 23 minutes on treadmill (also spent 10 minutes on leg press). ... Read more

How to start a budget...resources on SparkPeople

Tuesday, October 06, 2009      6 comments

It was not easy to find a budget form on SparkPeople but it is there... First go to Healthy Lifestyle, then Lifestyle Centers, then Financial Fitness. Click on View Resources to Manage your Money. Then there is a list including th... Read more

Working on budget....

Monday, October 05, 2009      5 comments

Husband and I have "operated" without a budget for about 10 years....(married about 10 years ago)...It worked before but now with him not working and collecting social security and no savings to fall back on I am scared.... I found a great budge... Read more

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Sunday, October 04, 2009      7 comments

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21 days to make a new habit (waking up earlier without alarm)

Friday, October 02, 2009      4 comments

I would love to take a day off work for fun but cannot as I have had too much unscheduled time off in the past year....so I am grateful I work only 5 days a week...I used to work 2 jobs for years (that ended 10 years ago when I got married the s... Read more

Fear and loathing...

Thursday, October 01, 2009      9 comments

Today is my annual review at work....lions, and tigers and bears, oh, my!!!! I am a bit nervous about this. I hope it isn't a horrible experience. Let me reword that....I am hopeful it will be a good review. I don't recall ever having a bad ... Read more

Don't wish your life away....

Tuesday, September 29, 2009      3 comments

I would have rather been home today...still on a soft diet, but feel pretty good with some minor pain. Going to bed early and will do the treamill 20 minutes before work, for sure...that is a promise to myself....I swam for 40 minutes before wo... Read more

Dentist visit went well...will be back to work tomorrow

Monday, September 28, 2009      2 comments

I got a nice temporary bridge so I won't be toothless....will get the real bridge in January and the total cost came down because of waiting until then...so the total out of pocket is "only" $1800 but without insurance would have been about $400... Read more

Time to wake up

Monday, September 28, 2009      3 comments

I just had my "light breakfast" as ordered by the dentist....had my coffee, for sure!!!! Will drink a good 2 liters of water to hydrate myself as I know I always feel really rotten when I get dehydrated.... I have half an hour before taki... Read more


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