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Discouraged, but trying to start again
Ok, time to come clean. I have gained back half of what I took over 2 years to lose in the last 6 months. Yes, this is partly due to a medication change that made my thyroid medicine less effective and also affected my appetite (so I'm always ... Read more
Time for a little update
I know it's been a while, I've been slacking off a bit lately. I haven't logged my food much lately, though I am still conscious of what and how much I'm eating and trying to stay balanced. I do need to get back to that, just to make sure I'm ... Read more
Uphill Battles and Vicious Cycles..
It's been a rough summer for weight loss. I know I'm mostly to blame, but I also feel there are some outside factors that loom heavily over me. So here's the gist of things, I haven't lost even a single pound all summer. I've seen my water we... Read more
Kayaking went pretty well. The water was a little higher and therefore had more current than the other two times John went before by himself. I wasn't expecting to have to work so hard to go upstream. It was quite a workout! I was definitely... Read more
Letter to a friend
This is a response I wrote to a friend today when she was asking about my success thus far. (Some small amount of editing was done, when it was something irrelevant or something I felt was personal to her) I felt like this was the perfect plac... Read more
After stepping on the scale this morning then jumping for joy, I was reading my email and saw this:
"Here are a few sad truths about most people's ability to be successful with their New Years' Resolutions:
80% of American's quit their... Read more
Thanks for your support :)
I know I don't always respond to every post, but I just wanted to say I always apprecitate everyone's kind words, helpful advice, and overall support.
I did go to the memorial service yesterday, and things went just fine. I had my clothes ... Read more
Ghosts of the Past
My ex father-in-law's funeral is tomorrow. There was a time when I felt very close to this man, as he was very supportive in a time where I needed that in a parental figure. As soon as he got to know me he loved me and accepted me (why it took... Read more
Getting back on track..
I have been a little off lately. Nothing horrible, mostly I've been in my calories, but I've felt so crappy lately it's been really hard to be motivated to work out at all. When I was trying to work through it and play tennis or walk on the tr... Read more
Making it through the day
Today has not been the greatest so far. I have put my hand in a glove with a big spider in it, had to clean out chili from a plugged up drain, I feel like eating every chip, cookie, and goodie in the house, and now I can't seem to even get my n... Read more
It all started with a doctor's appointment and a game of tennis...
... and went downhill from there. August has been a rough month for me. I know I blogged previously about the issues with the dr. so I won't go into too much detail there. The summarized version is this - I finally found a doctor willing to d... Read more
I got a phone call today from my dr's office telling me that my insurance may not cover my upcoming surgery. The surgery itself isn't horrible (3-5k) but the hospital use fees could be up to 30k! I definitely can not afford that. She said she... Read more
On a roll!
So it's officially been a month since I started walking on the treadmill again. I got 9 days (3 days x 3 weeks), which I'm pretty proud of. I hope to eventually feel well enough that I can do light exercise during my period, but I'm just not t... Read more
Ok, so 3 days is hardly a streak, but 3 days of enthusiasm about walking on the treadmill is a big deal for me! :) I feel pretty good about how I'm doing. I just found the "view progress" thing on the start page and I think that's going to be ... Read more