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Confession is good for the soul

Tuesday, November 24, 2015      26 comments

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

Fun with post-surgical followups

Thursday, October 22, 2015      11 comments

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

Drumroll please...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015      17 comments

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

And just like that...

Thursday, October 01, 2015      20 comments

PROGRESS! 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

14 Week Post-surgical Snag

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      9 comments

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

12 Week Surgical Followup

Tuesday, September 08, 2015      11 comments

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

NSV: My Insanity t-shirt fits better now! (with photo)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      11 comments

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

Officially in Maintenance Mode

Monday, August 31, 2015      5 comments

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

My Transformation

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      19 comments

Last fall, I said, "Enough is enough," and with a torn up shoulder and two terrible knees, I took on a new project: me. I lost 41 lbs and 4 sizes, h... Read more

Positive progress report

Thursday, July 30, 2015      5 comments

Just checking in to let y'all know I'm still kicking. I haven’t blogged in a while because I use most of my typing energy at work and by the end of the day I'm pretty well over the whole keyboard thing. ha! For anyone who doesn’t know,... Read more

It's my birthday!

Monday, June 22, 2015      15 comments

It really is my birthday! I'm not "29 with experience." I'm not "29 and holding." I'm not any of those euphemisms - I'm every day of the 49 glorious years God has seen fit to give me! Every day above ground is a good day and although the last se... Read more

Shoulder Surgery 6/12/15

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      6 comments

So it's done. The orthopedic surgeon repaired the small tear in my right labrum, repaired a small tear in my right bicep, and shaved a little off the end of my right collarbone, because he could tell it was going to cause some trouble down the r... Read more

No Room for Complacency

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      13 comments

When I realized I had only a few additional pounds to lose to reach my long term goal, I relaxed. "It has come off easily - I'll be able to lose the last few by my target date with no problem!" While that was all true, I should not have relaxed.... Read more

The Lesson I Learned

Monday, May 18, 2015      9 comments

I'm very happy with my commitment to exercise. I do cardio 5-6x/week, and have been adding more strength training. However, my Significant Other was home for a staycation last week and it helped me identify some personal challenges. My SO a... Read more

UPDATE! Colossal Closet Purge - what I learned

Friday, May 01, 2015      14 comments

Part of my preparation for heading into maintenance mode has been examining what HASN’T worked in the past. I can list many things that don’t work for me. I’ve lost a lot of weight over the years, but haven’t managed to keep it off for a... Read more

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