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Excited about new job but weight gain has me considering bariatric surgery
7/23/2014 12:00:55 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I learned even more about dementia and I am looking forward to using my new knowledge on the job. We learned that verbal is the least effective way t...  Read more

KAREN91

Well, It Could Have Been Worse
7/21/2014 6:50:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was right about one thing that came out of my doctor's appointment last Friday, and wrong about another. I was right that I wouldn't like what...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

Monday monday
7/21/2014 5:15:14 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today was Ken's first dialysis at the new time and day routine. He drove off at around 6.30am leaving me tucked up in bed for an hour or so more. Af...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

Six months after finishing chemo...
7/20/2014 11:33:41 AM,  36 COMMENTS

I have just recently passed the six month mark of finishing chemo for breast cancer. I did chemo first, so after chemo I also had surgery and radiati...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Back in the Game
7/19/2014 11:42:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

What a wonderful time I had with my family. Every single day was amazing. I only left the cottage twice, DH even bought all the groceries. All I did w...  Read more

IRON_RESOLVE

Beautiful weather here again
7/19/2014 12:32:46 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today - my day off - I've caught up with the laundry, including stripping the bed. We've taken up the old carpet and hossed it off to the dump and tak...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

I love my bike and I love my guitar
7/18/2014 6:05:45 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Just saying. I have been practicing my picking technique this week and it's getting much easier and feeling more natural now. I adore my guitar teac...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

A High, A Low and Some Busy Work
7/18/2014 2:38:32 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I try to have an adventure a day. And it's my intention to do a blog post for each one. However, work obligations have inserted themselves and I have...  Read more

CHARITYAK

It's been a funny week
7/17/2014 6:57:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I forgot to log in yesterday and broke my streak 39 such is life. It's been lovely and quiet this week. Dog walking only until today when I had a gro...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

I'd Call This A Good Week
7/17/2014 10:48:22 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I swam for about an hour last night. I may never excel at swimming, but I'm motivated to keep at it. The biggest reason is that swimming has ton...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

You know what to do
7/17/2014 10:02:29 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So I have been back on the straight for 3 days now. I did not wake up for any dance classes this week. I have been eating much better tho. I have not...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Post.
7/17/2014 7:57:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

16042 was my Fitbit step count for last night. 45 treadmill and 1 hour on the bike. On track for the 10 k steps a day fitness group....  Read more

POEDAUGHTER7

Depend on Yourself
7/16/2014 4:56:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS

This is a motto that has served me well over the years, and it would do me good to remember it as often as I can! I typed a blog the other day an...  Read more

JPONCIN

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood....
7/15/2014 11:43:46 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Sometimes it's just about the calorie burn. I am on a time crunch this week. Next Monday I take off for our 2014 Summer Camp. We will be taking...  Read more

CHARITYAK

I'm still around...
7/15/2014 3:32:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a really busy time in my life lately. I'm still studying for the bar exam (which is 2 weeks from today!) and working and trying to get myse...  Read more

RAINEMARIE214

at "the Cottage" and loving every minute
7/15/2014 11:38:06 AM,  11 COMMENTS

We might hit 71 degrees today with this amazingly windy and cool Polar Vortex in July!! But since I love the Wind of the Mid West, and we have none in...  Read more

IRON_RESOLVE

Please don't tell me my weight
7/15/2014 8:39:09 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Yes maybe I have been in denial this pregnancy over my weight. I can still do all my jumps in WERQ and I can still stand for an 8 hr day at work just...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

A Delightful Disaster
7/14/2014 10:05:22 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today my husband, my best friend, Sally, and I headed back out to Plumley Maud Trail in Butte, Alaska to see if we could rescue the "Adventure Pod" fr...  Read more

CHARITYAK

Post.
7/14/2014 9:46:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

21036 Was my Fitbit step count for last night. 45 minutes walking and 1 hour on the bike. 6 days of 45 minutes a day on the treadmill per week at ov...  Read more

POEDAUGHTER7

Still healing
7/14/2014 12:19:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I completed my bilateral DIEP/SIEA breast reconstruction on May 13. I'm healing very well except for a small spot on my abdomen which I have to pack t...  Read more

BASILIC

Slug yesterday....two workouts today!
7/14/2014 11:25:41 AM,  28 COMMENTS

After running on Saturday for the first time since going through my cancer treatements, and going ballroom dancing that night, I was TIRED on Sunday....  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Unexpected Monday off
7/14/2014 6:42:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I try not to groom on a Monday (not that a non grooming monday regularly happens) and today, I have no walking either. One of my client's dogs has the...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

Just when you thought you were done....
7/14/2014 12:33:39 AM,  6 COMMENTS

The plan for today was to park at a local bridge, take off on the paved bike trail (with my road bike) and bike about 12 miles to a popular hiking des...  Read more

CHARITYAK

Went ballroom dancing last night...what fun!
7/13/2014 7:11:03 AM,  26 COMMENTS

While I was going through chemo and surgery last winter, I really didn't do much in terms of exercise. One thing I did do was learn how to ballroom d...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Crevasse Moraine
7/13/2014 12:26:16 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Crevasse Moraine is a recreational greenbelt nestled between Wasilla and Palmer. It has over 39 miles of mountain biking, hiking and horse trails. The...  Read more

CHARITYAK

Post.
7/12/2014 11:36:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

16551 was my Fitbit stepcount for last night, 45 minutes treadmill walking, 30 minutes fitness bike. This is the third day I added the Slendertone fi...  Read more

POEDAUGHTER7

Signed up for a 5K.....now I just need to train for it!
7/12/2014 11:43:35 AM,  67 COMMENTS

While I was going through chemo, I found a lot of support on breastcancer.org on in a group of women that all started chemo in Sept. 2013 like me. Af...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Looking at life differently now
7/12/2014 11:18:25 AM,  15 COMMENTS

It is been nearly two months in my new status of widowhood. I can state very assuredly, " I hate it." I detest it. It is not something I ever wanted...  Read more

CYCLINGSANDY

Kicking around a name
7/12/2014 9:55:19 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have been wanting to name a baby boy after my grampa for a few years now. When he came thru ellis island from Transylvania his name was Enrich Jack...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

Mountain Biking Alaskan Style or How I Dropped 3,886 ft on Two Wheels
7/12/2014 1:42:52 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Today was one of those days where the mood does a 180 degree shift in a few short hours. The weather forecast predicted an 80% chance of rain and I wa...  Read more

CHARITYAK

So, How ya Doin', Foot?
7/11/2014 4:18:59 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm doing a 5K tomorrow. I haven't run in a month. My foot feels better, but there are still times it aches. Tomorrow's run is a test. Last Wedne...  Read more

HILLSLUG98239

Quick update
7/11/2014 8:42:28 AM,  29 COMMENTS

For whatever reason, I haven't been blogging much lately. I think it's because I don't feel like I'm doing much that is "blog worthy". Life is g...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

I have cleared a chunk of diary
7/11/2014 4:37:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

And drawn lines though it (Yes, my parents did drill me about not starting a sentence with the word 'and' but it follows on from the title). From Sa...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

Post.
7/10/2014 9:29:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

13690 was my Fitbit step count for last night. Over 45 mins of treadmill 5 nights a week. I started using the Slendertone ab cardio schock blet I go...  Read more

POEDAUGHTER7

Pouring with rain again
7/10/2014 4:41:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

and everyone knows that carbon fibre melts in the rain 246 Ok, so it doesn't but it really is howling it down out there. High winds and lots of rain...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

Everything I Know About Life I Learned on a Bicycle
7/10/2014 11:41:48 AM,  12 COMMENTS

The teacher in me loves analogies, love parables, loves finding that yoda-moment in even the most banal experiences. And the cyclist in me loves ever...  Read more

CHARITYAK

Swimming Update
7/9/2014 10:51:09 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, I graduated May 10, and here it is 2 months later and tonight I finally had my first good swim at my new gym! There are a few issues that I've h...  Read more

JPONCIN

Dull day
7/9/2014 2:50:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's as windy as anything outside. Our tree, in the front garden, is pointing hard to the right and has been since this morning. I have a new saddle f...  Read more

MILLIE-MILOU

Venn diagrams I'd rather avoid
7/9/2014 11:55:52 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I went water jogging yesterday. I'm water jogging because my back injury prohibits many other activities that will get my heartrate high, including ru...  Read more

MISSG180

Self Assessment...
7/9/2014 9:04:09 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Well, it has been over a week now that I embarked on a new approach to my program in efforts to get the scale to start to move again.. (in the right d...  Read more

MSANITAL

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