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  • Re-establishing contact

    3/27/2017 9:08:38 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I picked up the phone today and reached out, after about 4 days of email only interaction with the world (plus you guys). I talked to my BFF, Je... Read more

  • Weight gain and another photo in the newspaper

    3/27/2017 10:33:19 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am not at 198 pounds anymore. I did get up to 203 pounds, down to 200 pounds, back up to 201 pounds. Now I am back at 200 pounds. But I am stil... Read more

  • Noisy neighbors

    3/26/2017 10:04:32 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Cooper was a little more interested in walking today. I got him out for three walks. We got a fairly late start on the day, because my annoying... Read more

  • A long run

    3/25/2017 9:44:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went for a long run today (after the rain tapered off some), and it helped center me, but I am still annoyed with myself and the world. Cooper... Read more

  • Feeling out of sorts

    3/24/2017 10:06:53 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Yep, the grumpies are back. I just don't want to deal with people... including my own whining. Normally I go to my parents' house on Saturdays,... Read more

  • Little things add up

    3/23/2017 9:40:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I continually work on establishing and maintaining my boundaries. Today my neighbor came over to ask me to "help" her take the battery out the s... Read more

  • The maintenance guy and a well behaved dog...

    3/22/2017 9:21:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Well the maintenance man finally showed up at 9am (he told me yesterday he would be here at 8), So, I took Cooper out for an hour walk when Mike... Read more

  • stuff happens...

    3/21/2017 9:40:38 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got up early and walked Cooper for an hour. When we got back I hopped in the shower, and had hot water... for a whole five minutes. Sigh. Th... Read more

  • Broke another plateau

    3/21/2017 11:46:29 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I broke a 2 day plateau. It isn't much but to me its something. I was at 199 pounds since Sunday and now I'm at 198 pounds. Its a pound but it is... Read more

  • Getting there... slowly

    3/20/2017 8:49:57 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I woke up before my alarm this morning. I even remembered to turn it off before it went off, so I didn't have to hear it at all. That was nice.... Read more

  • Dry mouth and throat with CPAP at night

    3/20/2017 4:26:32 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got a question for people who are a CPAP machine. Does anyone have a dry mouth and throat when on their CPAP at night no matter which mask you're... Read more

  • Broke the plateau

    3/20/2017 10:02:34 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I broke my plateau yesterday. I was at 200 pounds starting a week ago tomorrow. And when I checked my weight yesterday, I was at 199 pounds. I am... Read more

  • The "grumpies"

    3/19/2017 8:03:29 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am just feeling out of sorts with the world this weekend. I am hoping it passes. Even running didn't alleviate the grumpies today. Usually t... Read more

  • Lunch with mom and dad

    3/18/2017 8:36:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Saturdays I make lunch at mom and dad's. Today was spaghetti and meatballs, with a side of broccoli. Dad just mixed his broccoli into the sauce... Read more

  • Plodding along

    3/17/2017 10:47:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was actually a fairly pleasant day. Mostly because I avoided people. I took Cooper out for his walks, and checked my mail, but other than th... Read more

  • Trying not to dwell

    3/16/2017 8:26:13 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I live in a apartment building reserved for the elderly and disabled. Unfortunately this means that most of us do not work. I keep to myself, a... Read more

  • No change in weight

    3/15/2017 12:02:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My weight hasn't changed. I am still at 200 pounds. I couldn't do any exercising yesterday due to the cold weather and I was wearing a dress. Plu... Read more

  • Slow day, snow day

    3/14/2017 9:48:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got up sort of early so I could call and cancel my appointment this morning. Turns out they were about to call ME and cancel it, so I saved th... Read more

  • Finally getting more weight off

    3/14/2017 10:17:40 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been struggling with my weight and getting back under 200 pounds. I was up to 207 pounds towards the beginning of the month. Then I would... Read more

  • Hello again

    3/13/2017 9:07:28 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been absent a few days. It felt weird, but it was necessary. Part of this journey is knowing when to take a breather, right? Not just f... Read more

  • Sunday walks 3-12-17

    3/12/2017 6:17:52 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Took a little longer on the same route to and from church today. Took 16 minutes to and another 16 minutes to get home today from church. Still b... Read more

  • A week without coffee and I feel great

    3/11/2017 10:04:03 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I haven't had any coffee for a week now and I feel great. My dad thought that I would be drinking coffee whenever we went to Target but I would t... Read more

  • Quit drinking coffee

    3/10/2017 11:30:58 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I believe that I figured out what was causing my stomach problems and the headaches. Coffee. It doesn't matter if I was drinking regular or decaf... Read more

  • Cooking adventures

    3/9/2017 11:02:20 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, I have a friend who comes over every couple months and cooks a meal with me. She is Puerto Rican and she likes to cook food she grew up with... Read more

  • Running in the rain... and running on the treadmill

    3/7/2017 10:14:03 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Normally this time of year I would be snowshoeing, but today I went for a long run in the rain since the temps weren't bad. I had the time for i... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 30

    3/6/2017 9:01:00 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, I had a total of 3 migraines in 30 days. That is about half the usual number, so I guess there is some evidence to show there may be some nu... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 29

    3/5/2017 7:06:29 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had another fairly quiet day today. I did make a quick visit to mom and dad's in the late morning. Walked the dog about 3.5 hours over 3 walk... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 28

    3/4/2017 8:48:36 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I caved and had popcorn today. I felt like a snack with some real carbs to it, so yeah... I gave in. I feel okay about it though. And I am not... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 27

    3/3/2017 10:27:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got an early start to the day. Had to walk to my brother's house to retrieve the car this morning, but he had texted me that he forgot to put it... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 26

    3/2/2017 8:31:36 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have a busy day planned for tomorrow. We will see how the food plan works out. I got some serious cleaning accomplished today. Laundry i... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 25

    3/1/2017 10:51:06 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am trying to clarify my emotional reaction to this nutritional experiment of doing Whole30 for a month. On one hand I can see and feel the hea... Read more

  • I'm back!

    3/1/2017 8:57:03 AM, by PRINCESSKIANE

    Ok I've started a new thing that I hope becomes more t... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 24

    2/28/2017 8:19:06 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had an appointment with the neurologist today for my regular nerve block injections. I told him about my dietary experiment, and where I was w... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 23

    2/27/2017 10:23:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Walked my Cooper-dog about 8 miles today. It was his favorite weather... chilly, but sunny, with no precipitation, and very little wind... so he... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 22

    2/26/2017 8:14:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was sore today, and the weather was frigid, but I powered through my workout. Feeling it for real tonight though. I think I will spend my tim... Read more

  • Sunday walks

    2/26/2017 7:41:15 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My walking to and from church has improved again. I was at 16 minutes getting to church and 15 minutes getting home from church a week ago today.... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 21

    2/25/2017 8:48:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had a slice of cheese with breakfast, and so far, so good. I know one little slice is probably not a fair test, but it did just about double m... Read more

  • Whole 30 Day 20

    2/24/2017 10:35:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went to the gym again today. I have been going a few days, but just for an hour and I spend it on the treadmill... running, and then I skedaddle... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 19

    2/23/2017 8:28:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Deep Clean day in my apartment. For some reason I can deal with cleaning everything but the bathroom.... but I scrubbed as usual, despite the fa... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 18

    2/22/2017 8:55:33 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Dealing with finances and numbers gives me a headache. Enough said. I did it. It is done. The car is fixed... for now. It was the water ... Read more

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