Triple Workouts -Done!
The sidewalks were totally covered in ice, but the streets were okay, so I drove my scooter to the fitness center and enjoyed my three classes back to back, Zumba, Boxercise and Step! Woohoo!
I got my Fitbit July 17 and my notice that I ... Read more
Glimmer of Hope?
I have said it before, I will say it again, a good physiotherapist is worth their weight in gold! Maybelle gave me a treatment today and suggested I may get nerve regeneration, but that it could take 1-2 years. In the mean time, she is sending... Read more
I am not progressing with my arm. I can't even budge the yellow band to straighten out my tricep. Two and a half months after surgery and it still doesn't feel like a normal human being arm. It feels weird to the touch.
I have a myste... Read more
I purchased two pair, one for reading and close up work, of which I do an incredible amount:
They are in my favorite color for eyeglasses, bronze, brown, and gold tones, pr... Read more
I am fully moved back home now. Eating a care package of parsnip and carrots from the Farmer's market and some snap peas for supper and Mom's home made lasagna. When they dropped me off with my boxes of stuff, Mom insisted on scrubbing off the... Read more
I saw my surgeon today..
..and as it turns out my hip is fine. My spinal column, not so much. It is an abnormal curve that wasn't there three years ago. I am being referred to a spinal surgeon. Yet another one to add to my speed dial ;-) In our health care system, ... Read more
Last Photos From BC: Glacier
The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal 'toes' of the Columbia Icefield. It is the most visited glacier in North America because its easy to access. It is close to the Icefields Parkway between the Alberta towns of Banff and Jasper, ... Read more
Winter Wonderland Photos
The cold is hard on me, but I wanted to capture all the snow laden trees and bushes in our hiking trails before the winds laid waste to them:
Snow laden tree:
Small, But Mighty Victory
I surprised myself when I was able to cut my fingernails today, on my LEFT hand, by my RIGHT hand. It helped the nails were very soft from the shower. It helped I had a sharp clippers. It helped that nail clippers are spring loaded to go back... Read more
I feel like Rocky, having gone ten rounds used as a punching bag. Just reeling from the bad news. My right arm surgery was very complex and had many complications the young surgeon ran into. He did do the very best he could, but working with ... Read more
Masterful Maintenance Tips
I first joined Sparkpeople May 13 2009, but long before that I was on the old weight rollercoaster of fun, starting in my 20's. Living with a chronic condition and having multiple surgeries over my life lead me to being a real expert at weight ... Read more
Decluttering The Home And the Mind
I was a serious paper pack rat. I saved magazines, article clippings, whatever interested me. I had a huge metal Office Filing cabinet, three drawers high and three feet long stuffed. Fortunately, when I had to move into a much smaller apartm... Read more
Incredible Bryce Canyon Falls.
This was the most breath taking vista we saw. The bridge entrance over the falls:
View from the top:
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BC Trip Into The Clouds
It was still overcast and foggy when we went to see the 2nd longest falls in Canada:
We had to go up this very narrow switchback road to get there:
Tough Hike Photos
We started out on a gorgeous well above average temperature fall morning:
Scrambling down a boulder and rock strewn steep path to get to the bottom of that bridge where the... Read more
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