Stress handling....making it work
Everyone has stress. How we react to it is different for everyone. But there is a way to control our reactions to it.
Right now Plex and I have hit a very stressful time. Car repairs twice in a week. But the big one was Taxes. For this... Read more
New season, new challenge
Hello there! I'm baaacckkk!!
Whatever it was keeping me down on Tuesday seems to have worked its ... Read more
My body is making adjustments to the new medications. Actually, I should be clear that it's one new medication for my HDL and back on an old medication for my blood sugar. After a month long stand still I am losing weight again, which is happy... Read more
Weekend update - Health
Health isn't just about our bodies, it's also about our mental and financial well being. I'll be the first to admit it. When I'm stressing out over money or the state of my home, I make bad choices for my body. I know it, and that's half the ... Read more
Ups and Downs
It's been a difficult week. My daughter had a lot of emotional ups and downs, but thankfully it ended on an up. Her car has been repaired after a month of being "worked on", and even has 4 new hubcaps on it. When she got it back on Thursday, ... Read more
And the results are in
I called this morning to get the results of my blood tests from last week's physical. I'm not surprised by some of it, shocked at some of it, and disappointed in the rest of it.
Cholesterol has never been a problem for me. I have always b... Read more
Sometimes it takes a village
Yesterday I was talking about my diabetes with a dear coworker. She asked me when the last time I tested was, and I admit it was way too long. So I broke out the meter and took it. It was two hours after breakfast, and I was at 156. Not bad.... Read more
Things that make me go UGH
I've been naughty the last two weeks. I haven't gone to the gym. For one thing, I was travelling and staying at a friend's house. Not an excuse. The second thing is that when I wasn't travelling, it was snowing and the gym closed early. Can... Read more
Learning all the benefits of exercise
Of course exercise is good for us. When your journey to healthier living includes weight loss, exercise is a good part of that. It helps us burn calories we've taken in during the day. It helps us take off the inches as well as the pounds. B... Read more
Things that make you go OW!
I slept in a terrible position last night apparently, because this morning my neck and shoulder don't like me very much. It's not going to stop me though. It's just going to slow me down a little is all.
So very pleased with the 4 pound l... Read more
First Zumba Class
The first class was 45 minutes long. At 30 minutes in I was beginning to wonder if this was such a good idea. At 45 minutes, I was glad I went.
I don't know all steps, because, hey, it was my first time! The instructor was super nice. I... Read more
Setting the schedule
Plex and I decided that workout days will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We do travel a bit on weekends, so those days are always iffy at best. That being said, we left Wednesday open as an optional day in case we start travelling on... Read more
Know what helps a stressful day?
Yesterday was stressful at home due to issues I won't get into, but after my workout last night I felt in better control both physically and emotionally. What a wonderful feeling!
Today started out high on the stress level... Read more
First night back at the gym
I decided that I would wait until Thursday to begin the Zumba class. Thursday night classes are 45 minutes, and Monday nights is an hour. I wanted to go in and do something else instead, so tonight we walked.
We explored a little bit, fin... Read more
New adventures are exciting!
I can't begin to tell you how excited I am about having joined the Y. I am really and truly excited! So much so, in fact, that I told Plex I want to go tonight to walk the track, even if it's just for 30 minutes. He's on board, and this to me... Read more
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