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I am the 0.5%
Thursday, January 04, 2018      2 comments

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the twilight zone that is my life today, where people who have never had a significant weight problem are full of advice and admonishments. I went to the doctor today for my monthly weigh-in. I managed to... Read more
Did you create something today?
Monday, January 01, 2018      1 comments

I have to write fast, because it came to me in the middle of yoga, right before my cat bit me and then jumped on the coffee table to knock over my water glass, and then I got heartburn, so here it is: My mind was whirling during mountain po... Read more
Operation Enduring Breathing: Day 6
Friday, December 08, 2017      0 comments

Greetings everyone. I suppose you are wondering where I was yesterday. Well, I'll tell you. A combination of holiday blues, tiredness, hormones, stress, tiredness, did I mention tiredness? pretty much knocked me for a loop. A good bit ... Read more
Operation Enduring Breathing: Day 4 and Day 5
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      1 comments

Greetings, all. I ran out of time yesterday for checking in, so I will check in today. Day 4: Today was the Stride, Stretch, & Relax program by Jessica Smith. Observations: 1. Since it was more intense, I did notice my chest hur... Read more
Operation Enduring Breathing: Day 3-ish
Monday, December 04, 2017      1 comments

Greetings. I took a break from the program yesterday for two reasons: I had a boatload of cleaning to do, and my husband and cats were being clingy. Also, I'm really trying to prevent injury and burnout. I have completed Day 3 of 21 for t... Read more
Operation Enduring Breathing: Day 2
Saturday, December 02, 2017      1 comments

Greetings. In today's workout, I attempted to make it through 3 of the 6 HIIT intervals, totaling 20 minutes of aerobic exercise. Observations: 1) This would have been a whole lot easier without a cat underfoot. 2) This would ha... Read more
OPERATION ENDURING BREATHING
Friday, December 01, 2017      1 comments

Greetings. As you may or may not know, I was diagnosed (finally) with asthma last year. In the last few weeks, it has become increasingly difficult to deal with. My medication just barely seems to stave off that tight feeling in the chest... Read more
I am Grumpy Cat's spirit human.
Monday, November 20, 2017      1 comments

That's it, really. I've come to the conclusion that that is my natural disposition to be irritable. I've been irritable since I was born, and I'll be irritable until the day I die. And probably a few days after that, just because. My ghost w... Read more
Beats me, dude, er, Doc.
Thursday, November 02, 2017      2 comments

So, for those of you keeping score, you may have noticed a... ***furtively looks to the left*** ***furtively looks to the right*** ...downward trend on the ol' weight ticker. I mean, it hasn't been without bumps, but the trend is... Read more
There is no timeline. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
Monday, October 23, 2017      3 comments

Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. So. If you were looking for something uplifting, or cheerful, or positive, or even anything remotely about weight loss, yeah, you better turn back now. Go watch cartoons or something. I'm about to talk about every... Read more
Squirrel vs Car Alarm, which is not relevant to my interests
Sunday, August 06, 2017      2 comments

I couldn't really think of a snappy title for my blog, so I will dedicate it to the squirrel down the street who is, in turn, dedicated to shattering the suburban Sunday morning peace by chewing on the neighbor's car alarm wires. It is a pity t... Read more
Finally home from the hospital
Friday, October 28, 2016      6 comments

Well, two blood transfusions and five enormous tumors later (three of which that were unexpected), I am finally home from the hospital after my hysterectomy. Strangely, it did not hurt near as much as I thought, mostly because they gave me some... Read more
Bye, Uterus. It was "fun" while it lasted.
Monday, September 19, 2016      9 comments

I'm going to make this quick, mostly because I don't have the energy or attention span to deal with it. I found out last Monday that I have a 9cm tumor perfectly housed in my uterus. Takes up practically the whole thing. Needless to say, it's... Read more
Mars Attacks! or, more appropriately, Mars Panics!
Friday, September 05, 2014      3 comments

I am so ready to be done. My job is about to drive me over the edge. Correction: it already has. I've been fighting off anxiety and sleeplessness for the past three months. I thought I could deal with it on my own, but my body is telling me ... Read more
Roly-Poly: Destroyer of Bikes
Friday, April 25, 2014      4 comments

I am at the end of my rope with my Specialized Sirrus Sport. It seems that just about every month I am down at the bike shop for something or other. Just since the beginning of the year, I have had to replace the back tire, the cassette, the s... Read more

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