Getting Back to the Gym
Well, after more than a year away, I'm ready to get down to business and get back to the gym for some toning, firming, and weight loss activity. After back surgery, a broken knee and wrist that kept me in a wheelchair for a while, and then rota... Read more
It's good to be alive - REALLY!!
Well, today I count myself lucky to be among the living. I'm basically healthy, mostly full of energy, have dealt with all the "repair" things that need to be done to my body except for the knee replacements that I know are looming..... and hav... Read more
After 39 years .....
I am preparing to take my oldest daughter to meet her biological father for the first time in her life. They have never set eyes on each other. I was barely 19 when I got pregnant, and he was well into his 30s. Of course, he denied it was HIS... Read more
End up in the Hospital - one way to stay on track!
My beautiful, 18 year-old cat bit the heck out of me Monday morning. I don't blame her....she is old, au... Read more
I came across this exercise on another person's blog: 5 answers to 5 questions.
Thought I'd share my own answers to these 5 Statements:
I am good at ...
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Exactly 3 weeks Post-Op Lumbar Laminectomy and Fusion
For three years, I've been in excruciating pain. First I thought it was just sciatica and would go away with a little physical therapy and exercise. Then, I found out that my lumbar spine was a victim of "spinal stenosis" or a narrowing of the... Read more
AH HA!! OH YEAH!! YIPPEE!! HOORAY!!
I'm in HEAVEN!! Today, just over 11 months out.... I am 2 pounds BELOW my surgeon's goal weight for me!! And only 8 pounds from my own goal!! OMG, I can hardly believe it. I have lost almost 140 pounds!! I haven't weighed less than 170 sinc... Read more
My Insurance Company is Denying an Inexpensive, Minimally Invasive Surgery in Favor of Something Way
I am so frustrated, and in so much pain, that I can barely move, and depression is beginning to take hold. I began this weight loss journey to try and get out from under severe back pain that I was pretty sure was being exacerbated by my hefty ... Read more
Proud of myself - Back on the Wagon, Again!
Well, I've given myself excuse after excuse not to go to the gym for about a month now.... "family is in town", "have to get the house decorated", "have to spend the day cooking", "my pain level is off the charts".... but today, I ran out of ex... Read more
Arrrgh - these last 4-5 pounds are giving me fits!!!
I'm watching my scale teeter-totter back and forth by 1-2 pounds every couple of days. I was 174, now am 175.4. BUT, but body fat percentage is down to 26-something, and my visceral fat has gone down to 7 in the past two days (it started at 10... Read more
Sometimes I Hate My Scale
No, really, I actually LOVE my scale. It's an OMRON Total Body Composition Scale, and it not only tells you your weight, but also your body fat percentage, your visceral fat percentage, your skeletal muscle percentage, and your BMI. And it has... Read more
Exercise???? Who?? ME???
I never thought I'd be one to enjoy exercise. NEVER. I'm a couch potato from the word go. But since my surgery, exercise is not negotiable. I MUST exercise. It's part of the program. And to tell you the truth, I'm beginning to enjoy it....... Read more
As a pagan, tonight is the holiest night of the year for me. The veil between life and death is the thinnest, so you can send and receive messages from your dearly departed if they have any wisdom to impart to you. You can also "go within" and... Read more
Down 120 pounds and able to cross my legs at the KNEE!!
I can hardly believe it..... I have lost over 120 pounds since September of 2008. I've gone from a size 28 pants, to a really baggy size 16. I'll have to be getting new pants soon! And I've had to give away nearly everything in my closet. So... Read more
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A Little Over 15 weeks out
Well, I seem to be doing pretty well. I am now up to FIFTY minutes of cardio at the gym.... 30 minutes on the stationary bike at level 4, 10 minutes on the rowing machine at a 5 resistance, and 10 minutes on the arm bike. Then, I go on to do t... Read more