Thanksgiving is coming; what are you gonna do about it?
Thanksgiving is just around the corner! Most people , myself included, are looking forward to spending time with family members and friends, many of whom we seldom see. Talking, laughing and just doing things together are the highlight of my hol... Read more
Required Reading: The True Cost of Getting Lean
Below is a link to an easy infographic of the true cost of reaching different levels of leanness and health. The link to the full article is included early in the infographic. This is the best article I have EVER read on what it truly will cost ... Read more
How I dealt with today's evening hunger
I was so busy at work this afternoon that I forgot to eat my snack! That is NOT good for a chow hound like me! By the time I got home, I was sooooooo HUNGRY.
Good weekends are like this...
What a weekend. My old house hiccupped yet again, in the form of a leak in the hot water line under the kitchen sink. For the first time in a LONG time, something broke/leaked/fell apart while my VSO was home! Woot! It was a simple, relatively i... Read more
Shoulder Injury Update
I saw my orthopedic surgeon this week (the same one who has been taking care of my knees), and he had good news for me! The pain I've been having is due to a very small tear in my labrum - so small it probably will heal on its own! He gave me a ... Read more
Can't blame everything on my man! ;-)
Let me tell you about my living situation. I am alone most of the time. Both of my darling children are grown, one on his own, the other at college full time. My Very Significant Other is assistant warden in a state prison over 100 miles away, s... Read more
Wow... long time since I last blogged!
I have definitely had some low points and high points over the past few years.
I was diagnosed with chondromalacia patella - which means the cartilage on the backs of my kneecaps is rough, so that it irritates the tendons that move across ... Read more
How I Spent My Summer Vacation...
My family vacation was awesome this year! My sweet baby daughter graduates from high school next May, so (as we did for her brother 4 years prior) we planned a grand beach vacation for her and a friend. We rented a beautiful condo on South Padre... Read more
The Lackadaisical Gardener
I played hooky today! I guess that's not exactly accurate, since I did tell my boss yesterday I was taking off today. But it felt good to get out of bed when I wanted instead of setting an alarm. My usual first activity is to go to the gym, but ... Read more
I'm a... gym rat?
About a year ago I posted a blog about how I realized I'd formed a workout habit (wow, has it really been that long?), and wanted to get up to go work out every day. This morning brought another revelation.
I like sweating. I like being AT ... Read more
Almost my anniversary
On November 1, 2010, I hitched up my britches and got on the workout wagon. I decided it was finally time to get back into shape, get stronger, get healthier.
It's been almost a year now, and I've had my share of setbacks. The biggest chal... Read more
I am struggling.
This past week I had a work trip, which for me means outside all day long, climbing all over and around bridges, inspecting them. There isn't much cardio, but it's intensely physical, and leaves me feeling like I've had an... Read more
I almost sabotaged my workout.
As a rule, I get up at 5:00 AM, ready to rock, get dressed, drive to the gym, and work out. I know what I'm going to be doing when I get up, so there's no moment of indecision at the gym. I don't really even have what you might call a go-to work... Read more
I completed workout 1 of week 6 of Couch to 5K this morning. I've been following the plan this summer, and it's been a great plan for this busy time. My goal for the summer has been to improve my running, but I knew it would be a challenge becau... Read more
My doctor is proud of me!
I went to see my doctor for my annual checkup last Friday. I had my cholesterol and other bloodwork and a general exam. This was the first time I'd seen him since finding my Spark in November 2010. He actually got up from his stool and gave me a... Read more
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