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Not a New Year's Resolution

Thursday, January 02, 2014      0 comments

I don't often make New Year's Resolutions because I feel like any day is a good day to resolve to improve your life. By the same token, though, there is no reason that New Year's day should be excluded, so this year, I am making some Not New Yea... Read more

Lenten Challenge Days 8, 9 and 10

Saturday, March 03, 2012      1 comments

The last few days have been difficult. I have been in a fibromyalgia flare, and it was all I could do to get through my work days. I went to bed early last night and feel better today. I spent about a 1/2 hour doing some yard work, and I'm co... Read more

Lenten Challenge Days 6 and 7

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday, I fell short of my goal. I could beat myself up about it, but I'm not going to dwell on it. I'm still getting more activity than I would have without this challenge. Today could have been much like yesterday. I had to travel t... Read more

Lenten Challenge Day 5

Monday, February 27, 2012      0 comments

Though Sunday activity is not what I consider part of my "official" Lenten Challenge, I did take a walk with my family and our dogs in the afternoon. Then my youngest son and I built a shield for our Y (Indian) Guides tribe. He did most of the... Read more

Lenten Challenge Days 3 & 4

Saturday, February 25, 2012      0 comments

I fell a bit short on Friday. My wife and I walked around before my oldest son's basketball game. We had 30 minutes, but we ran into a neighbor and had to get back to the gym a few minutes before the game, so probably only managed about 20 min... Read more

Lenten Challenge Day 2

Thursday, February 23, 2012      0 comments

emoticon Today's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and 70+ degrees. The only traces of snow left are the piles... Read more

Lenten Challenge Day 1

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      5 comments

I woke up pretty sore from my fibro, but I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. The forecast was for temperatures in the 60s and sunny to melt away the last of the snow from Sunday night. Because of the weather, I knew walking would be a g... Read more

My Lenten Challenge

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      0 comments

I have decided for this Lenten season (which begins tomorrow) that instead of giving up something (like chocolate), I am going to try to take on a new habit that will improve me physically and spiritually. I am taking a page from SparkGuy's ong... Read more

Restarting

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      1 comments

I haven't written a blog here in quite a while. Two months, actually. I made it through the holiday season without gaining weight, but I haven't lost any either. I'm committed to restarting now, though, and making a serious push to get in bet... Read more

Football Season is Over

Thursday, November 04, 2010      1 comments

My stint as a football coach has ended. My son's last game was last night. In theory, this should leave me with more time--and more motivation--to exercise regularly. I need to do something more, as my last post indicates, and I'm sort of stu... Read more

Hit the pool

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      2 comments

I have been struggling to find a cardiovascular exercise that I can do regularly. Almost all cardio exercises involve the feet, and I have bad feet. Specifically, I have plantar fasciitis is both feet, and this makes it very painful sometimes ... Read more

Looking like a Goof

Monday, October 04, 2010      1 comments

Today, I decided to try an exercise video I had bought eons ago but never tried. It was an aerobics video that is part of "The Firm" series. I have to say, I wish I had recorded me working out, because I must have looked like the biggest goof.... Read more

Trying for Consistency

Monday, September 27, 2010      1 comments

One of the problems I face with my chronic pain is my tendency to do too much when I feel OK, and then pay for it with a spike in pain. If you have chronic pain, you probably have a similar story to tell. For me, my feet are the areas that ar... Read more

Relief

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      1 comments

Whew! I am so glad that my migraine from yesterday has passed. My weigh in this morning was a pleasant surprise--under 225 for the first time--but it may have more to do with my nausea yesterday than with my actual progress. Nevertheless,... Read more

Migraine

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      1 comments

Although I have a headache every day, it is rarely a migraine. Today is one of those rare days. I have been sore in my neck and shoulders over the last few days, and this morning I had physical therapy. I think amid the strengthening exercise... Read more


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