Changed my goal
My original goal was to go from 235 to 170; I got to 172 but then got off track and went back up to about 180. Then my son got married (in December) in Indonesia, and we were there for 5 1/2 weeks, during which time I really couldn't stay on any... Read more
Much has happened
A lot has happened since my last blog entry. My father died on January 4; I am the executor of his estate. (This turned out to be a bit complicated, as his will was 22 years old and also named my deceased sister and my now ex step brothers). His... Read more
I stayed in New Jersey for two weeks. My dad was in the hospital for three days and then transferred to a rehab center. He hates everything and wants to go home - but he can't. His muscles are extremely weak; he can't even roll over in bed by hi... Read more
Yet another roadblock
Monday I got a phone call from my dad's next door neighbor. He noticed that my dad's car hadn't moved in a couple of days, so went in his house and found him on the floor, where he'd been for 2 days. I threw some stuff in my car & drove to NJ fr... Read more
Proflie plan is going well. Headaches not so much.
So the profile plan is going well. I've stuck to it pretty closely, and in 3 weeks I'm down 9.5 pounds. This is good :-)
Unfortunately I have been suffering from almost constant headaches for about 3 months now, along with neck and shoulder... Read more
OK, I haven't posted for a while. I haven't exactly backslid, but I have been stuck. So I'm going to try a new plan - something called Profile. I'll see if I like it. It includes a weekly coaching session, which I expect to find helpful.
Al... Read more
What is wrong with me???
I've skipped my last two TOPS meetings. I canceled my trainer yesterday. I ordered takeout (jalapeno poppers and calzone) instead of eating some of the wonderful fresh vegetables that are starting to pile up, uneaten, in my kitchen. I've only ga... Read more
TOPS tasks for the weekend were pretty easy.
Saturday: Take a walk - and if it is raining - you won't melt - so enjoy it.
Well, it wasn't raining, and the dogs need several walks a day, so that was no problem!
Sunday: It's Sunday bu... Read more
Tuesday's task was to concentrate on my food plan for the week - done.
Wednesday's task was not to go in the kitchen after 7 pm - done (I don't count fetching the dog poop bags).
Thursday's task was to support my local chapter by voting - on... Read more
Tasks from yesterday and today
OK, I forgot to look at yesterday's calendar entry yesterday, but I looked at it this morning and it says "Relax - another day will be here tomorrow". So I checked it off :-)
Today's entry says to watch some fireworks; I'll be staying home ... Read more
Today's TOPS task is to take a picture that I can put on my refrigerator, for comparison at the end of the year. So here it is. With bonus dogs :-)
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More blogs! Now with TOPS!
I joined TOPS a few weeks ago - I figure I need all the help I can get. Our leader gives us weekly challenges as well as a monthly calendar with daily things to do.
So this week's challenges are - no candy (won't be hard for me, I'm not a c... Read more
Out of the hospital
Shortness of breath started getting worse again, so Monday I went to the ER (also had chest pain and, during exercise, dizziness - almost fainted). The good news: my arteries and lungs are fine. The not so good news: my heart is showing signs of... Read more
I haven't been here in quite a while, and things have happened.
My husband died on February 9; the third round of cancer was not a charm. Three types of chemo failed to halt its progress; he took a sharp downturn at the end of January and ... Read more
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Here we go again, again?
So I have now gained back 35 of the 20 pounds I lost, and am heavier than I have ever been. Besides high blood pressure I now also have high cholesterol and sleep apnea. And my husband is getting sicker; his cancer is now back for the third time... Read more