I know, I know - cry me a river, right? I'm coming up on a year in maintenance mode, and I'm hanging in there at about +/- 3 lbs. Goal weight is 150; today I weighed in at 149.2. So it goes.
When I was in weight loss mode, I looked forward ... Read more
Many of you long-time Sparkies will remember YOOVIE. I've had her on my mind lately and ran a quick search to see what I could find.
Et voila! The Internet is a wonderful thing.
https://adventurefoxblog .wordpress.com/ ... Read more
The first interior room we did was the master bathroom. There was still carpet (!!!) on the floor and some questionable wallpaper. We wanted to just paint over the wallpaper, to bring out the texture, but after 1 coat of paint, it looked terribl... Read more
In 2015, we embarked on a major home facelift, beginning with the exterior. Our old, 40s era, wood frame home had recently gotten new, double pane, energy efficient windows, so it needed a new skin to go with them! We added extra insulation on t... Read more
A couple of weeks ago, my SO and I took a vacation to one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. We stayed at Sandals Halcyon; I highly recommend it! What a wonderful trip! It was worth the saving and planning. In the 13 years I've known m... Read more
I just saw a board post asking, "What was the straw that broke the camel's back for you?"
It's funny I saw this question today. I was talking with another friend who's on the weight loss train just yesterday, and as she was telling me what... Read more
I'm firmly in maintenance mode. My maintenance goal is no more than 5 lbs either way.
Here's where the confession comes in; I've recently allowed myself to grow lax about my eating habits.
We've had multiple contractors working on an... Read more
I saw my orthopedic surgeon this week as a followup to my shoulder surgery. He reviewed the occupational therapist's recommendation to release me from therapy and concurred. AND he told me I was doing better than he'd expected! He had a student ... Read more
I'VE OFFICIALLY BEEN RELEASED FROM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY!!
Whew!! After 4 long months, I had my final assessment yesterday and was deemed functional in all areas - and back to 100% in several! I was given a maintenance plan to continue on my... Read more
Just as I was feeling discouraged again because my progress isn't "fast enough," my assessment by my occupational therapist went really well! I'm functional in all areas now, and she's requesting an assessment by my orthopedic sur... Read more
And here I thought I was doing so well...
Last week I had some very discouraging news from my occupational therapist. She assessed my progress after my followup visit with my orthopedic surgeon (who told me I was doing well but still too ti... Read more
I saw my orthopedic surgeon this morning. Scars look great, range is good, and strength is returning well. Another week of 3x/week PT, then I can drop back to 2x/week for a couple of weeks as we push the stretching and strength. Then I'll contin... Read more
The t-shirt I earned from completing Insanity about 4 years ago fits me better today than it did then.
I had such a well deserved sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I made it all the way through the program. It's HARD and I work... Read more
Yep, after maintaining for 4 weeks, I decided to change my tracker to maintenance mode! I haven't been working out the way I was, because PT 3x/day (30-45 minutes each time) takes up so much time. And I'm working overtime to make up for all the ... Read more