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What I learned at the doctor
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      5 comments

My medical insurance. My primary doctor isn't part of the plan. We moved and she's over 20 miles away. I went to urgent care near the house. I was supposed to go back to my primary, DH has more medical issues than me so he changed months ag... Read more
Weight vs Thin
Monday, July 18, 2016      4 comments

I weighed and was down a half on Saturday. Truthgully, it depends on the day and time. Today, I am up 1.5 but know it will drop. Besides, this range is the least I have weighed in my adult life. And I am about 2 pounds less than my mother wa... Read more
Happenings at the Gym
Thursday, July 14, 2016      3 comments

So, DH gets my foot into sneaker today. Yeah. Head off to gym. Yesterday, there was a detour but I made it. Today, I pull up and there's a police car in front of the gym. I call DH and he says maybe someone is getting a ticket. No. No oth... Read more
DH and Funnies?
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      4 comments

As you know, due to my condition, I fall from time to time. As a rule I do it well. We were leaving the house after my first gym visit to go to Home depot for garden things when my leg buckled and went out from under me. Luckily, I grabbed th... Read more
Gym Excuses and another NSV
Thursday, July 07, 2016      1 comments

I have been unable to do much of anything because of my deep wound blisters. Finally, I have a scab, much less swelling. Yesterday, I was ready and psyched to go to the gym, last visit was a week ago which triggered a relapse on the wound. I... Read more
Amping It up
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      5 comments

My blister is finally on the mend. I was able to get into sandals and go to lunch with my stepson, then afterwards to Target. I bought a new battery for my zip. I didn't get to the gym but decided to use my stepper. Last week, I couldn't get... Read more
Still frustrated - step tracking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      3 comments

I have mobility issues so it’s critical I know how many steps I take. I have been on a quest. For awhile, my Fitbit zip was just the ticket. I usually wear dresses so I can attach the zip in my bra. I have also used a Jawbone UP, and a Move,... Read more
Sedentary and Alta
Thursday, June 30, 2016      5 comments

I have always loved to walk. It's how I sort things out. And I am known for literally walking with my feet. 16 years ago I literally lost over 20 pounds when I started my last job because I walked to and from work and at lunchtime. Then d... Read more
Another Funny NSV
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      10 comments

I am a woman of a certain age so when nature calls, it calls. That being said, three years ago I bought a pair of tan shorts at Target, size 8. Last year I was able to get in them by laying on the bed, holding my breath and zipping them up. T... Read more
Saturday, June 25, 2016      5 comments

I am starting a 5% challenge. Here's the challenge - I have finally reached a point where 5% may be too much for me. I have been so used to always being overweight. I reached my original goal last year and realized I was still carrying too mu... Read more
Manhattan, Moons and Misses
Saturday, June 11, 2016      5 comments

We took our 12 year old niece to Manhattan for her 13th birthday to see “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. Moi, of course, had to wear the appropriate outfit so Talbot toile pants, black tank and cardi with the requisite pearls and then flora... Read more
Surviving the Shower
Saturday, June 04, 2016      2 comments

I HATE bridal showers. I don't go. i refused to have one for my first one. The last one I went to was literally about 35 years ago. I do go to and plan showers at work. For the others I send great gifts. My youngest SS is getting married i... Read more
NSV - Mermaid
Friday, May 27, 2016      4 comments

As mentioned, DH and I headed off to Lord and Taylor to search for the dress. I posted what I was thinking about. I was tending to the floral print but wanted to see what it looked like in person. And I hadn’t given up on the dark sparkly o... Read more
What to Wear - Dress Advice
Thursday, May 26, 2016      5 comments

Some of you may be aware that my SS is getting married this August. We have always liked his fiancee. We have never had good relations with the ex and her other children. DH raised those girls from when they were 26 months. They used to c... Read more
Slipping and sliding on a Sunday
Sunday, May 22, 2016      1 comments

It's a slightly dreary Sunday, rainy. We usually sleep till around 7:30 DH got up at 6 to go to the bathroom, triggering the same in me. I tried to getup but couldn't sit up. I need to pull myself sometimes with sheets. I asked DH to... Read more

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