gray and blues
I open the blinds in my bedroom every morning as soon as I get up. My brain needs some daylight to prove it's actually time to be awake. Lately, it's been cloudy and rainy and just yuck out. I'm feeling the gray skies with the blah blues. Though... Read more
back in the groove
Between a little slacking through Thanksgiving and a 2 day road trip, I missed a few days of exercise. I didn't just miss it, I actually MISSED it. I couldn't wait to get back to my biking, weights and walks with the dog. Heh, who woulda thunk i... Read more
I promised myself not to get hung up on numbers. Number of calories, pounds lost, ounces, body measurements, the number of days or weeks or months, etc.. The only numbers that really count are my blood glucose (99 this morning), A1c (bloodwork i... Read more
working myself to the bone
While I'm working myself to the bone getting ready for Thanksgiving, I'm still taking time to get in my workouts. Did my 30 on the bike, 3 sets of 1... Read more
Look what she made me do!
Walking out in the woods while the first snow of the season is a good 6" deep and still falling is something I would have done several years ago. Now, ... Read more
A really nice day
Yesterday was my birthday. My husband's birthday was one week before mine so we always celebrated together. Last year, the kids and I planned to drive up to Grand Rapids to have dinner on the Thurs between our birthdays but an ice storm kept us ... Read more
After I finished the diabetes challenge, I joined the 30 Days Small Changes challenges. Today's change is to quit mindless meals for good. As I begin to read the associated article, I'm thinking-- I plan, no mindless meals here. A little further... Read more
Fitbit and CPAP
Usually, my Fitbit log shows I'm restless/awake 10 - 20 times a night. Last night, with the CPAP titration, the log showed restless 5 times with no awake periods. I know the tech came in at least twice to adjust leads. I had to adjust the headge... Read more
time for a tune up
New doc referred me to a sleep doc to have a titration study done for a new CPAP machine. I haven't used my old one in years because the prescription ran out on supplies. Anywho, saw the sleep doc yesterday and his nurse called for my study appt... Read more
Weight a minute!
I had my one month follow-up with my doc today. Right before I left for the appointment, I stepped on my scale. I get there and weigh ten pounds less on their scale?
"Cool, you lost quite a bit of weight!" says the nurse.
Um. Somethin... Read more
I think I needed her
My son, Alex, was working in Alaska as a rafting excursion guide for cruise ship passengers over the summer. He couldn't take his dog, a Sheppard mix, with him so he left her with his girlfriend in Ohio. They broke up while he was gone. Though s... Read more
like a boy scout
I always tease my friend Holly because she usually carries a backpack full of just about anything one might need. Hand sanitizer, tissues, snacks, books, sunblock, tweezers--whatever you need, she's probably got it. I call her a boy scout. She's... Read more
more support than my bra and biking to nowhere/everywhere
My SparkPeople email folder runneth over! I'm not really sure how to respond to all the comments. Thank you!
The bike ride to nowhere and I have a long history together. I rode another stationary bike through several pregnancies. My husban... Read more
like brushing my teeth
New doc said she'd like me to slow down with the stationary bike/exercise. Ten to twenty minutes three days a week would make her happy. She's afraid I will crash and burn out. But I know that exercising makes me want to exercise more. I feel be... Read more
Yesterday was my 3 week follow-up visit to the doc. I had a goal of weighing less than the previous appt.. I knew I weighed less--how could I not, tracking everything and riding nearly every day--but I was curious to find out exactly how much. T... Read more