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Anti-Vax Debate
4/7/2014 4:30:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

There have been news reports lately about vaccination, those who choose not to vaccinate their children, and the usual debate about the science behind...  Read more

ANDILH

April goals
4/1/2014 2:03:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

April will be a bit different, I really am struggling mental health wise (as I do every spring...gah). Also, I'm an intuitive eater and I think I'm re...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Some answers
3/13/2014 7:58:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I had a sleep study done. It turns out I have obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and periodic limb movements. I did the settings study la...  Read more

BRENDABASSOON

This was interesting to me
3/11/2014 2:23:15 PM,  6 COMMENTS

www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/At
-What-Age-Does-Your-Metabolism-Slow-Do
wn-How-to-Keep-Your-Metabolism-Fast/el/ This came up on...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

I want to sleep...
3/6/2014 7:15:43 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Flu. Ugh. Temp of 95.7, body and joint aches, slight nausea, headache just short of a migraine, bowel issues, congestion, post nasal drip, can't sleep...  Read more

KITRONA

March goals
2/25/2014 10:55:21 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Weight: 162 Exercise: 1000 fitness minutes Get back into strength training because I've been lax. So at least once a week....  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

The week has barely started and I'm already done.
2/24/2014 11:22:19 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yeah, this is gonna be kind of a negative entry. Fair warning. This weekend was rough. Ben and I argued over the stupidest little things, and I k...  Read more

KITRONA

Ben is definitely feeling better, and so am I.
2/21/2014 11:56:21 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Ben is almost back to his usual self, bouncing off the walls. (In fact, he hasn't had his meds yet today but he's pretty good with focusing. Hmm... I...  Read more

KITRONA

You take the good, you take the bad...
2/20/2014 12:24:22 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Ok, enough of that, to defend my sanity by giving some of you an earworm. You'll understand why by the end of this entry. (Also, if any of the words d...  Read more

KITRONA

Form fitting fitness wear
2/19/2014 3:49:09 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's hard in some ways for me to want to buy the more form fitting fitness gear (capris and tops) but I think I honestly feel better in it. I feel sex...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

February 18 check-in. Or: I'm baaaaaack...
2/18/2014 7:39:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So, the PMS monster bit me HARD during the last week. I'm talking full-on rage and tears and ragey tears and... it was NOT pretty. I have to give my g...  Read more

KITRONA

February 12 check-in.
2/12/2014 4:01:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Goal 1: get rid of the concussion symptoms. This is pretty much done, at least most of the time, but I'm not really feeling like risking a relapse. I'...  Read more

KITRONA

I can't let fear hold me back.
2/12/2014 1:32:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

In general but I was thinking specifically of ice. I've been wary of going outside walking too much because I know it will be icy. I have the tools to...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Still dizzy from cardio
2/10/2014 11:30:27 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I went and saw a doctor on Friday and they think it's from a sleep disorder caused by my dysautonomia/ehlers danlos/chiari I malformation. I'm going t...  Read more

BRENDABASSOON

February 8 check in
2/8/2014 10:11:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Goal 1: has changed. Now it's "get rid of these stupid concussion symptoms". Time is all that will help that. (Explanation below.) Goal 2: Workou...  Read more

KITRONA

THE Challenge Begins!
2/8/2014 9:43:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

365 ~ 02/08/14 ~ 112 112 days into this year that I'm chronicling, this year that I'm not giving up, not starting over and over and over again wi...  Read more

ALMYEARTHLYBEST

Nuts
2/7/2014 9:49:36 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Ads make me laugh sometimes...I was checking a message board here and the ad to the side was an M&Ms ad and it said "America's favorite nut" and here...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

It's not even noon and already I've had a day.
2/6/2014 12:53:01 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This all starts last night. Ben kept pushing and pushing when it was time for bed, and then I heard him playing and I caught him with the light on, so...  Read more

KITRONA

February 5
2/5/2014 11:05:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Goal 1: Kick this cold. I can officially say that I'm good to go on that one. Goal 2: Workout 5+ days a week: So far, so good. I did Cardio Sculp...  Read more

KITRONA

Five reasons not to calorie count
2/5/2014 8:56:41 PM,  3 COMMENTS

www.lulora.com/5-reasons-not-to-calorie-co
unt/ This is why I focus on eating nutrient dense foods vs counting anything....  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Goal Accountability 2/3
2/3/2014 6:40:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Goal 1: Kick this cold. More or less done. I might go running tomorrow. (Last time I went running, I had an asthma attack, which is really unusual fo...  Read more

KITRONA

I got dizzy today.
2/3/2014 1:45:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's not really a big deal because it's part of my chronic condition. I have exercise intolerance as part of it and I accidentally added 10 minutes to...  Read more

BRENDABASSOON

With how much better my knees are doing..
2/2/2014 4:10:37 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I have to wonder if one day running might be a possibility. Not something I'd do a lot but something I could do if I felt like it....  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Good eating over the weekend!
2/2/2014 2:47:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

There was pasture raised chicken, bacon from pasture raised pigs, eggs from my in laws chickens and Brussels sprouts (those were the highlights)....  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Exercising together
2/2/2014 1:54:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today my husband and I did strength training in the same room at the same time. It was totally different exercises, but it was fun. We haven't really...  Read more

BRENDABASSOON

February goals and an update.
2/1/2014 11:28:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My goals for February: 1. Kick this cold. 2. Workout 5+ days a week... get on some sort of program. (Suggestions welcome! I want to run 3 times...  Read more

KITRONA

Does V-8 count as a recovery snack?
2/1/2014 3:06:01 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I hurt my foot yesterday (dropped something -- it's not bad) and I was stressed out today. I didn't want to work out today even though I knew I'd feel...  Read more

BRENDABASSOON

Non-Scale Victories!
1/31/2014 11:54:00 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I got dressed today and realized that my bra fits again! And my jeans fit better, except in the calves... they're tighter there, which makes sense, si...  Read more

KITRONA

Cold is something that other people complain about....
1/31/2014 2:34:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I tend to be warmer than everyone else. I always have been (even when too thin pre-puberty). I'm unfazed by temps in the 20s (Fahrenheit) and am overl...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Feeling better and worse, yay me!
1/31/2014 12:35:25 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm not even being sarcastic. I was kind of grumpy earlier because I ache so much from running yesterday, and my knees are complaining. Then I realize...  Read more

KITRONA

Losing my fear of losing.
1/31/2014 12:14:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I told my husband recently that I was afraid the weight that I was losing would bother my friends and he asked why. I told him they'd think I was a cr...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

First Entry
1/31/2014 9:56:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So this is my first entry. We still have snow on the ground, which is crazy where I live. Normally there is a dusting of snow one morning every 3-4 ye...  Read more

BRENDABASSOON

Reminded of the benefits of getting fitter.
1/30/2014 6:21:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I slipped on the ice a little today and again no injury. Apparently I'm actually developing the muscles it takes to hold things in place and hold me u...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

An exciting end to January and some Febraury goals.
1/29/2014 12:01:15 PM,  8 COMMENTS

209 I finally did it! I got in over 1000 fitness minutes this month and got the trophy! Hopefully my first of many! I'd like to keep up th...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Jan. 28
1/28/2014 8:13:44 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I slept all day, and I wish I could go back to sleep. This cold is awful; I'm all congested, and I'm achy all over. Even my teeth hurt. My joints hurt...  Read more

KITRONA

What a weekend.
1/27/2014 6:19:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

All day Friday my eye was bothering me. I couldn't figure out why it felt like I had a tiny something in it, but I couldn't see anything in there. Sat...  Read more

KITRONA

It's blogging time!
1/24/2014 11:49:07 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So, time for my nightly brain dump. :) Today was pretty good, overall, but very very cold. There's cold air coming in our back door because the j...  Read more

KITRONA

And my weight is right back down
1/24/2014 11:57:41 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I've relost pretty much everything I'd gained. Bodies are funny like that. I think I was pretty dehydrated though! I actually tracked water yesterday...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

Gained another pound..
1/23/2014 9:09:14 AM,  9 COMMENTS

But I'm looking at it as temporary and not letting it get me down!!!...  Read more

FITTEREVERYDAY

January 22
1/22/2014 8:14:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

My day was pretty good overall. I got some work done in the morning (I'm the shipping manager for a small sword distribution company) and messed aroun...  Read more

KITRONA

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