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Sunday, June 18, 2017      1 comments

Menopause meds are done, my uterus is done being angry with me, and I've started the new BC today. BP was 116/74; so far so good. :) Bought a weighted hula-hoop for shizz-n-giggles. It's funny because I tend to "travel" when I use it, as i... Read more
But what does it all MEAN, Basil?!
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      4 comments

So... where to begin? My doctor referred me to a new gyno for what was listed as "absent menses." I've been dealing with a jacked up menstrual cycle since I was 17, brushed off by one doctor after another, but now, FINALLY, we're going to get to... Read more
Much change. So exite. Wow.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      1 comments

The BF and I are Adulting Like Whoa right now. We are a mere handful of days away from closing on our first house. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. It's old, it's gorgeous, there's wood everywhere... AND... it's got a giant basement that's been sectioned off i... Read more
Not dead yet!
Thursday, March 23, 2017      2 comments

Good news, not pregnant! \0/ My absentee period was brought to you by PCOS, not a whoopsie baby. I'm fortunate that my body and my family goals are very much in alignment. HA! Anyway... went to my appointment today... anxiety was through ... Read more
Bonkers Weather, Bagpipes, Bullet Journaling. Today was brought to you by the letter B!
Thursday, March 09, 2017      2 comments

I have decided that indoor walking workouts are not my thing. Sure, they get the heart rate up and get the job done, but the entire time I've got two thoughts playing Pong in my brain. One, I feel ridiculous. I should be outside. Two, any mi... Read more
It's something! \0/
Thursday, January 12, 2017      4 comments

Not quite two weeks into the new year, not quite 2 pounds eliminated... and to be truthful I haven't really been active this week. I got a freebie week off work because I had PTO to blow before the end of fiscal year (and we have a laughably tin... Read more
Oooooooh, look at all the liiiiiiights...
Thursday, December 29, 2016      1 comments

Yoooooooooooo! So... back in July, somewhere on the road between Matthews MO and Jonesboro AR I mislaid my SPAT. It was in my pocket when we stopped for dinner, and no longer on my person when we got to our destination. As SP no longer offere... Read more
"Why did it have to be spiders?!"
Thursday, September 08, 2016      1 comments

Bugs. Ants. Spiders. MOSQUITOES. Cheese and Tripe. So... I'm caught in a vortex of suck involving PCOS, anxiety, blood pressure, and not having access to the meds I need for the PCOS because the PCOS has exacerbated the anxiety and BP. Vortex... Read more
I confess myself... concerned.
Sunday, August 07, 2016      2 comments

Earlier this week I went to a friend's house to pick up my bike that's been waiting on a new tube for the back tire. Her dad offered to fix my bike when we discovered the leak... and the frozen breaks, and the malfunctioning gear shifter... We d... Read more
One step forward, one giant backwards freefall off a cliff...
Saturday, April 09, 2016      0 comments

Remember the show Undeclared? It was a comedy about college kids, had Charlie Hunnam and Jay whatshisface who voices Hiccup on How To Train Your Dragon, and the annoying chick from Bones whose name escapes me... Anyway, there's this part where a... Read more
Meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Thursday, February 11, 2016      2 comments

I came in like the Koooooool-Aid Maaaaaaan... smashing through brick walls becaaaaaaause I caaaaaaaan... Please excuse the inch or so of dust that has accumulated atop my SparkPeople account... I've reverted into the shadows like a lurky cr... Read more
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      6 comments

Forgive me Spark, for I have...not exactly sinned but have been focused on things other than weight loss.. it has been three months since my last confession... er, entry. My last two weeks have been a rollercoaster. Two weeks ago I slammed... Read more
Work is hard work! Part Deux
Thursday, July 30, 2015      1 comments

Have I ever mentioned how much physical work is involved to put a store back to rights after a strip-n-wax floor service? Because it's a lot. Seriously, A LOT. Tuesday night was the craft side of the store, meaning all ladders, boxouts, stackou... Read more
Rule 11: enjoy the little things.
Saturday, June 20, 2015      0 comments

A million years ago I signed up for a website called Weight Commander. A man, on his own weight loss journey, came up with a program where you enter your weight, and it charts it. Very simple, very straightforward. It has links and tips and hin... Read more
Work is hard work!
Friday, May 22, 2015      1 comments

Last night we had a scrub-n-recoat at work, which means the closing crew has to remove anything on the floor that isn't screwed down. If it's on wheels, it goes. If it can be removed by pallet jack, it goes. All chairs, tables, basket racks, rol... Read more

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