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  • Day 9

    9/19/2014 3:06:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I wrote a blog and managed to delete instead of post. Basically, thanks friends for encouraging me along the way. I decided to challenge myself... Read more

  • New Gyms!

    9/16/2014 3:18:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I get a bit claustrophobic and lonely in our little condo gym so we finally joined one that includes all the county facilities. The one closest ... Read more

  • Travel funny!

    9/12/2014 2:34:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I was heading to my gate I needed to take the elevator down a flight as i was not comfortable enough in my ortho boot to use the stairs or esc... Read more

  • My new way of remembering...

    9/11/2014 3:41:04 PM, by PLMITCH

    On the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it's odd just how searing that event still is to me. It's almost hard to imagine 13 years has gone ... Read more

  • Home and Discouraged

    9/10/2014 9:09:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After caring for 100 year old mom for three weeks I was so pleased to leave her in much better shape than I found her. I was also pleased to hav... Read more

  • Golf

    8/23/2014 10:10:15 AM, by PLMITCH

    Had a really enjoyable round of golf on Friday. No, I did not have a great score -- 108 -- but it was just getting outside with friends, having ... Read more

  • Confusion...dementia

    8/20/2014 1:18:04 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I encourage Mom in new behaviors I feel a bit like the bad guy. She balks, argues, says what she thinks we want to hear and goes about her me... Read more

  • Arthritis

    8/19/2014 9:16:46 AM, by PLMITCH

    Visited with a sports Dr. yesterday to get a prognosis on my right knee, which a month ago was really hurting me. It actually was (and is) much ... Read more

  • Another example of great customer service (Fitbit)

    8/18/2014 11:16:56 AM, by PLMITCH

    So easy to get caught up in the negative side of customer service, so I really try to make a point to let people know about great customer servic... Read more

  • Day 14

    8/17/2014 1:47:02 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This is my last day on the elimination plan. So, I can begin adding back items to see what happens. In addition, I want to begin eating more fr... Read more

  • Day 12

    8/15/2014 4:04:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Nearly at the place to begin adding in items to check for sensitivities. However, yesterday I got put in a boot to let a tendon rest and heal. ... Read more

  • Day11

    8/14/2014 4:05:56 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After taping and/or ignoring a foot tendon issue for about two months, I finally went to specialist. This foot and Achilles' tendon were rebuilt... Read more

  • Day 10 of 14

    8/13/2014 1:00:35 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Another day of discovering how challenging it can be to prepare dinner for a spouse who has no interest in the plan I'm following to discern any ... Read more

  • New Heating and A/C System

    8/13/2014 10:34:12 AM, by PLMITCH

    OK, so not as much fun as say a new PC or some other "toy" I'd like, but I am pretty excited that we are getting our new heating and A/C system i... Read more

  • Day 9; 2 week elimination plan

    8/12/2014 12:46:26 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I finally tried the detox bath recommended on this plan. It is using epsom salts and baking soda. I was supposed to do each day, but it has bee... Read more

  • Days 6-7-8 of two-week elimination journey

    8/11/2014 12:59:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I can hardly believe I made it through the weekend without indulging in any of the eliminated foods. With just a week to go, I'm feeling pretty ... Read more

  • Day 5 - 2-week plan

    8/8/2014 1:03:52 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I now find it difficult to eat all that I ought to eat in a day. However, I also find I am eating more protein than I've been used to. I know I... Read more

  • Day 4 - 2 week plan

    8/7/2014 12:43:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Another successful day. I am starting to feel the benefits of eating so cleanly and eliminating a lot of things. I never drank my veggie broth ... Read more

  • Day 3 - of two-week plan

    8/6/2014 2:02:36 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    So far, so good. I must admit my motivation goes beyond wanting to discover if there are some food sensitivities. It even goes beyond wanting t... Read more

  • Day 2: two-week rapid weight loss trial

    8/5/2014 1:00:58 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I did pretty well yesterday as I managed to avoid all the things I am supposed to avoid. However, I didn't make the veggie broth I should have m... Read more

  • Two-week rapid weight loss trial

    8/4/2014 12:04:52 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm trying to follow Dr. Oz's two-week rapid weight loss plan beginning today. Once before I followed something similar to see if eliminating so... Read more

  • Low key Saturday

    8/2/2014 11:36:05 AM, by PLMITCH

    I have been battling a head cold for nearly a week now, and while I thought it was getting better yesterday, today I feel not so good. Saturday ... Read more

  • Runnin' in the rain (sung to the tune "Singin' in the Rain")!

    7/28/2014 11:32:52 AM, by PLMITCH

    Went out for a run last Saturday. According to my Galloway recovery program for a 10K race, I was to run 3-5 miles. So since I needed to go to ... Read more

  • What is wrong with the right?

    7/22/2014 12:57:58 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Foot, that is. I had both achilles tendons and feet rebuilt, tendons moved around, all toes fused, achilles tendon split and lengthened many yea... Read more

  • Getting back from everything!

    7/22/2014 12:48:37 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We had our three local gks with us four days before leaving the next morning for two weeks of vacation. Got home from vacation to face a week of... Read more

  • Great Wyoming (DE) Buffalo Stampede 10K Recap

    7/19/2014 12:01:20 PM, by PLMITCH

    OK, to the important stuff: Ran a very respectable 1:02:06 today in my 2nd ever 10K race. My plan today was be in the 10 minute mile range ... Read more

  • A blog about nothing?

    7/16/2014 2:21:34 PM, by PLMITCH

    One of my quirks on SP is that I always like to finish the day with my points at either a 5 or a 0 (i.e..65, 70, 75, 80). Don't know why...guess... Read more

  • Random Observations

    7/10/2014 4:43:56 PM, by PLMITCH

    - Today was an interval speed training run day -- 16 quarter mile runs at a faster pace than I normally run, with a much needed 2 minute walk bet... Read more

  • New Running Shoes

    7/3/2014 10:30:20 PM, by PLMITCH

    Monday evening I picked up a new pair of running shoes from a real running store! My 3rd pair of Brooks, and this time they were fitted properly... Read more

  • My running evolution...

    6/30/2014 10:17:40 AM, by PLMITCH

    I recently commented about a friend's post on FB where she stated "Running sucks!". To put this post into perspective, she is preparing to run i... Read more

  • Great week so far...

    6/25/2014 8:47:32 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    So far, so good. Most everything is in balance. But, tomorrow...look out! I pick up my three local grandkids from tae kwon do and keep four da... Read more

  • Another Week, Another Chance!

    6/23/2014 1:09:30 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Here I go again! I've long ago lost count of how many new beginnings I've declared. But, today I'm thinking that it really doesn't matter. Tho... Read more

  • Favorite iced tea for summer

    6/19/2014 1:58:27 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I put this together recently and decided I love it so much that it is my favorite for summer. For 2 quarts I used: 2 tea bags of Green tea (Ma... Read more

  • Awaiting progress

    6/18/2014 2:09:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Reduced salt: check increased water: check reduced calories: check increased activity: check reduced weight: NO, ouch! Maybe... Read more

  • Adventurous run on Saturday

    6/16/2014 11:27:24 AM, by PLMITCH

    Last Saturday I easily had my most adventurous run EVER! My training schedule stated I needed to do a 6 mile long run, which I was more th... Read more

  • Yes, no, maybe so!

    6/16/2014 1:25:51 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm alone most of this week as dh must travel again. So, will work on increasing activity, filling up on clean healthy foods and getting to some... Read more

  • Busy weekend ahead!

    6/13/2014 10:28:05 AM, by PLMITCH

    Lots going on this weekend, so had to get started on the normal weekend chores ahead of schedule (cleaning, groceries, etc). Right out of the bo... Read more

  • Another concussion!

    6/13/2014 12:21:45 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm surprised at times that I can think at all. I never played contact sports, but still managed to get 5 concussions, the latest just three wee... Read more

  • Buckle Down!

    6/9/2014 12:31:51 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A new week, same plan...more resolve! Perhaps this will be the week I can actually get rid of some of those winter pounds. I will focus on more... Read more

  • Always glad to be back home

    6/5/2014 9:50:55 PM, by PLMITCH

    We had a great time in New Orleans! The food, the drink, the sights, the people! Ready to go back another time! But always good to get bac... Read more

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