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  • Slowly, but surely

    8/26/2015 8:46:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been on the go all day today. Just got back from walking Cooper for the 4th time today (total time 3 hours), also had a short visit with mom this morning, and made a lightning fast trip to the grocery store. I have really been mixing up my workouts lately. I keep trying new things and addi... Read more

  • Quick update

    8/25/2015 7:00:00 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Stayed active today. Tried a taebo workout. Man, did I sweat. (And laugh at myself.) I might go for a run this evening as the weather is just about perfect. Cooper got 4 walks and is a happy dog.... Read more

  • Research, eyes, and juggling

    8/24/2015 5:53:15 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I researched climbing walls in my area last night. Closest I could find was North Tonawanda. Reasonable rates, and they provide lessons, and rent equipment. Now I just have to find someone to go with me. It might have to wait until my niece comes to visit, as she is the only one I can think of w... Read more

  • Starting Anew

    8/24/2015 2:17:57 PM, by CILER11

    I feel like I'm always starting over. I'll do good for a while and then...My starting over this time was due to an injury. In November of 2014 I rolled my ankle and tore 2 ligaments. So this was my excuse. Instead of continuing to be mindful of what I was eating and doing what I could do, I just s... Read more

  • Facing down depression and fear

    8/23/2015 8:24:55 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I struggled on my run today. I maintained a decent pace, and ran for over an hour, but it was an effort to convince myself I could do it. I think half the time I am fighting with myself to get through my workouts, but the result feels so good! Pump the heartrate up, and push the muscles further, ... Read more

  • Could I have sleep apnea?

    8/23/2015 8:53:05 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Went to the lung doctor this past Wednesday. He thinks that I might have sleep apnea. With my short neck, weight, bloated legs, and some chest pains, I might have sleep apnea. Plus there are a few other symptoms like the headaches, shortness of breath, and being tired could be connected to sleep apn... Read more

  • Getting back to "normal"

    8/22/2015 8:08:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    a normal BMI that is. I had let my weight creep back up into overweight status, but I am within spitting distance of normal once again. It feels good to watch the number on the scale drop. I think part of my problem with maintenance has been the lack of discrete, tangible goals. I know I need to... Read more

  • Rocking it...

    8/21/2015 10:06:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had another massage this morning. I am going to go to once a week for a couple of weeks, but stay with twice a week for PT. Hopefully the combination might break the cycle of pain. Rocked on the exercise today. Started before my massage with morning yoga and a walk with Cooper, who came alon... Read more

  • We lost at Trivia

    8/20/2015 11:08:03 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was our last Trivia Night as a team, and we only came in 5th place. We did well in Round 1, but crashed and burned in the next two rounds. We did win, an appetizer sampler with my guess... and we never got those bonus questions right! Ah well... end of an era. I was very active again toda... Read more

  • A Summer day...

    8/19/2015 9:04:19 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got a late start on the day. Got Cooper out for his walk, went for coffee, came home did the yoga challenge video of the day while I waited for the coffee to cool. Did some workouts, then headed off to PT. I was going to take the long way home from PT, but the road and sidewalk I wanted to go dow... Read more

  • This and that

    8/18/2015 7:30:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went full out today. Walked Cooper, then went for my massage. I go to her house, so Cooper can come with me. He jumps up on the table and curls up on my butt. Then I walked him another 2.77 miles. Ran inside and grabbed my purse and car keys, and went to pick up Katie, the young woman who is mo... Read more

  • Improving

    8/17/2015 8:57:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The migraine is gone, and all that is left is my normal low level headache. Thank goodness! I hate being incapacitated. I still took it a little easier today, though I did go for a 88 minute walk around 12:30 on one of the hottest days of the Summer. Doh! Not the smartest move, but I survived. ... Read more

  • An actual rest day...

    8/16/2015 12:38:45 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am taking it easy today after last night's migraine. I feel kind of hungover, probably from dehydration. So far, I have walked the dog twice (short walks), and done some yoga and general stretching. The dog will probably get two more walks of the short variety, and I will do some more gentle st... Read more

  • I was having a good day...

    8/15/2015 6:40:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My day started out good, and stayed pretty active and fun through the afternoon and early evening, and then my nemesis struck... migraine. The throwing up, go lie down, and cringe when the ambulance goes by, sort of headache. I live with a low level headache most of the time, but every once in a ... Read more

  • Massage and a scouting trip...

    8/14/2015 7:11:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went to my massage this morning, sandwiched between two thirty minute walks with the dog. Cooper has already had four walks today, spoiled pup! When I got home from that I had a message from my brother, Jeremy, asking if I wanted to go on a scouting mission for Sunday's kayaking trip... like right... Read more

  • Another active day...

    8/13/2015 8:45:38 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been experimenting with different workouts lately. I try new workouts off youtube, and even ordered some dance workout DVDs. I tried one of the new DVDs today. Whew! What a workout! Unfortunately two of the other DVDs I ordered won't play on my computer. Not sure why. I am going to try... Read more

  • Day with mom...

    8/12/2015 9:11:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got to my parents' house two hours early this morning, so I enjoyed coffee and breakfast with my parents. At 11am mom and I left for her noon luncheon. The traffic fairies were with us and we got there in 30 minutes. I know if we had waited to leave that something would have happened to make us... Read more

  • Back home ....

    8/11/2015 8:26:59 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    and doing ok... Read more

  • Keep on Moving...

    8/11/2015 6:25:35 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    For some strange reason I got up early today. I don't have to get up early, but there I was. so... time to get moving. And I have been moving all day! I started the day with an hour long walk with the dog, followed by some ST and yoga before heading off to get coffee. When we got back I did 2 ... Read more

  • To be a slacker or not...

    8/10/2015 5:34:05 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was up early for some reason, so I took Cooper for a short walk, then popped him in the car to go get coffee to take out to my parents' house so I could visit with them. Jeremy was there too. I get my coffee with cream, which made mom happy, because they were out of creamer and she refuses to dr... Read more

  • I made it!

    8/10/2015 4:54:46 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Hey everyone. I just wanted to quickly post an update. I'm doing ok, just a little sore. I should be going home tomorrow. Thanks for all the prayers and support!... Read more

  • 3 visits to the ER and really low blood sugar

    8/10/2015 10:36:40 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, since I last posted in here, I have been to the ER at least 3 times and the over the weekend my blood sugar got low. So low that it scared me. The days that I went to the emergency room was July 30th and 31st with dizzy spells. Come to find out that I was suffering from vertigo. Then this past... Read more

  • Seasick

    8/9/2015 10:03:56 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went kayaking on Lake Erie today. Five hours of waves and wind. I was fine while I was on the water, but now that I have been off the water for a while I feel vaguely seasick... and the world is rocking. Oy! It was a fun day though. There were only three of us for today's adventure, condi... Read more

  • It's finally here!!

    8/9/2015 5:29:30 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    I can't believe it!!!... Read more

  • Just another day

    8/8/2015 6:29:20 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had lunch with my parents and my aunt today. I made roast turkey, fresh corn on the cob, just-snapped green beans and a salad. Very yummy. We had the turkey in the oven at 300 degrees, so it would stay tender, so it took about 2.5 hours to cook. Good thing I got there early this morning. As it ... Read more

  • A good day...

    8/7/2015 8:44:24 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had a nice day today. Mostly it was me and my dog just chilling. I did go to my first 30 minute massage In a series that I have scheduled in hopes of breaking the cycle of pain I have been in for nearly a year. Then my neighbor actually cooked me dinner. Shocker! She did try to give me the gr... Read more

  • back again....

    8/7/2015 11:32:25 AM, by TINYDANCER

    quasi following weight watchers points plus. more importantly tracking. lost some pounds. trying!... Read more

  • oh my

    8/6/2015 8:07:43 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Got a call from the surgeon's office today. I have to be there at 6 am! Ah! Mom was not too happy about that, but it'll be ok. I'm so excited!!!... Read more

  • Nice side effects

    8/6/2015 5:48:00 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Found a $5 bill on my morning walk today. I love getting paid to walk my dog! Between the change and the rare dollar bills I have found in the past couple of years, I have collected about $100. That isn't minimum wage considering how many hours I spend walking the dog, but it is a nice side benef... Read more

  • Should I count fruits and veggies in my calorie count?

    8/6/2015 12:50:34 AM, by ADEARMAN

    I am using a calorie counter each day. There is a daily limit to the number of calories that I am allowed to consume. My question is should I include fresh fruits and veggies in my daily count? I know that some plans allow you to eat unlimited fresh veggies and fruit to help fill you up, like WW ... Read more

  • It's almost here!

    8/5/2015 8:27:09 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    I'm so excited!!!... Read more

  • Everything works out...

    8/5/2015 7:32:01 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Called the PT office today and made two appointments for next week, and since I am not having PT this Friday my massage therapist suggested I start my schedule of regular massages on Friday afternoon. So, everything worked out just fine. Four walks with Cooper today, and I had human company on... Read more

  • PT appointment

    8/4/2015 7:50:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had PT this afternoon. I was the last appointment of the day. As I was leaving she asked when my next appointment was scheduled. I said Friday, and she said they were closed on Friday, but when she checked on the computer the receptionist had scheduled me on Friday despite the fact that no one wo... Read more

  • Good timing

    8/3/2015 8:21:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Made phone calls for most of the morning. I got a prescription called in by the doctor, scheduled PT for the week, scheduled 2 massages for next week, and talked to mom. Talking with mom takes the longest amount of time. Then I took the dog out for an hour walk, before heading to the pharmacy to... Read more

  • Just need to vent

    8/3/2015 6:57:00 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    I care for 4 kids at their house. The parents have told me they are very supportive of my getting this surgery. I have tried to schedule my appointments when I wasn't working; but as you may know that's almost impossible, so I gave them as much notice as possible. I even wrote them all down so they ... Read more

  • Its my birthday!

    8/2/2015 8:57:13 PM, by FLOWERLILLY_777

    Today is my 29th birthday. I spent it with family which is a blessing. I found in the last few years that I have become increasingly unhappy with what I see in the mirror. Laying in bed last night I realized this would be my last year in my 20's. I have decided that I will not spend it being unhappy... Read more

  • Warm day, but fairly productive...

    8/2/2015 6:07:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got to the grocery store this afternoon. I picked up stuff for my neighbor, as well as for myself. Tonight I am making dinner for her. I am just waiting for her to get back from visiting her grandmother at the nursing home. I am going to clean my apartment while I wait. Neither Cooper nor... Read more

  • Typical Saturday

    8/1/2015 6:07:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was just a typical Saturday for me. Went out to my parents' house in the morning to make lunch for them. I made tilapia today, and it came out pretty perfect... moist and flaky. Last time I made fish for Saturday lunch I overcooked it, so today was vindication. 3 dog walks with Cooper tod... Read more

  • Trivia win, neuro, dog-time...

    7/31/2015 9:48:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night I went to Trivia Night, and our team won handily, even though there were several football questions, which our team tends to miss. I did well on the food, passing on the free "potato tots" which are panko breaded tater tots with bacon. I stuck to what I ordered and enjoyed my food. The... Read more

  • Got a tentative clearance from my PCP

    7/31/2015 8:35:13 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Just need get another blood test... Read more

  • No rest for the wicked...

    7/29/2015 7:18:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got a slow start to the day, and thought I was going to make today a rest day... but no. I did my yoga challenge video of the day, then just had to do a fitness blender workout, followed by 5 miles with Leslie Sansone. Then I figured since I was sweaty that I should go for a run. What the heck,... Read more

  • Calm night on the lake

    7/28/2015 10:46:48 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went kayaking on Lake Erie this evening. It was glass flat, and the sunset was gorgeous. I guess the smoke haze from the wildfires in Manitoba have dissipated enough that we have our sunsets back. There were 6 of us out there tonight. We launched from the beach at Barcelona, instead of at the ... Read more