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Day 109 - Feeling Good
Thursday, October 17, 2019      1 comments

I got up a little early today and hit the gym. Even though it's dark and dreary out my mood is light and positive...I think the gym helped with that. I'm off to get my hair done today - say goodbye to the gray! I'm under 50 (barely), but I'm SO ... Read more
Day 108 - Rain, Rain, Rain
Wednesday, October 16, 2019      2 comments

I woke up to darkness, cold, and a lot of rain this morning. It made me want to snuggle in the covers a little longer. But I thought why? I'm lucky I can go to the gym and exercise even though it's miserable outside. I should be thankful, not cr... Read more
End of Week 15 - Blah!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      0 comments

I did well for most of the week, but blew it Sat, Sun, and Thanksgiving Monday. I shouldn't say I blew it. I just ate/drank more than I planned, but I didn't go crazy. Anyhow, the scale wasn't kind to me this morning and I didn't lose any weight... Read more
Day 103 - Keeping On Track
Friday, October 11, 2019      0 comments

The gym was hard today. Actually, it was harder to make myself go than it was to do the exercise. I just kept telling myself that it was my last day for the gym (this week) and then I had two days off (except for walking the dog). Anyhow, as alw... Read more
Day 102 - A small NSV
Thursday, October 10, 2019      2 comments

Sometimes along this journey it's hard to recognize victories that are not scale related (NSV). I had a great moment this morning when I went to the gym. I got out of my car and discovered that the waist band of my shorts had NOT rolled over on ... Read more
End of Week 14 - 32 Pounds Gone!!
Tuesday, October 08, 2019      0 comments

This past week has been rough. My husband had surgery a week ago today and it's been a bumpy ride. He was discharged early Thursday evening and we ended up in the ER 7 hours later with a post-op complication. They dealt with it and then we were ... Read more
Day 95 - Going Strong
Thursday, October 03, 2019      0 comments

It's been two long days at the hospital with my husband. He's improving quickly and should be home tomorrow. It will still be 3-4 weeks of recovery, but at least he'll be home and get some sleep (hospitals are so hard to sleep in!). I'm so ... Read more
End of Week 13 - No weigh-in
Tuesday, October 01, 2019      2 comments

This morning was my husbands surgery and I had too much on my mind - I forgot to weigh myself. His surgery went well, and I managed to not eat any unhealthy food (I tend to do that when I'm worried). I'm just heading back to the hospital to see ... Read more
Day 88 - Stronger
Thursday, September 26, 2019      1 comments

The gym was good today. I felt challenged on the treadmill. I increased the speed a bit and could feel the difference. I can't believe how much stronger I feel. I now feel muscles in my legs that I wasn't aware of before, especially around my kn... Read more
Day 87 - The Glory of Health
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      2 comments

With bipolar II disorder I feel like I walk a thin line each day between heading into depression or heading into hypomania. It's the first question I ask myself each morning while getting ready for the day ... which side of the line will I be on... Read more
End of Week 12 - Good Week, Bad Weigh-in
Tuesday, September 24, 2019      2 comments

It's the end of week 12 here on SP. The week was good. Lots of challenging exercise, healthy food, rest, and personal enjoyment. For the past 5 days I had shown a loss of 1.8lbs. But this morning when I had my official weigh-in it only showed a ... Read more
Day 85 - Overdid it a little
Monday, September 23, 2019      1 comments

Yesterday wasn't such a great day for me calorie wise. I ate too much. Plain and simple. I was peckish and had some cravings, and I gave in to them. I still had a differential of -426, so I didn't go crazy, but I ate more than I wanted to. Oh we... Read more
Day 84 - Going Strong
Sunday, September 22, 2019      1 comments

To go back a few days .... Friday was a great day! My time on the treadmill went by very quickly. I jogged for a minute and a half at 19, 39, and 58 minutes. Oh my goodness, my legs felt like heavy cement blocks! I should probably start using th... Read more
Day 81 - The Little Things
Thursday, September 19, 2019      1 comments

Sometimes it's the little things that make you happy on this journey. Old (smaller) pants fit again, the seat belt fits across your hips without rolling, your thighs don't rub together as much, you conquer a physical limitation. There are so man... Read more
Day 80 - Phew
Wednesday, September 18, 2019      0 comments

The gym was physically challenging today. I can feel my legs getting so much stronger and so I have increased the speed and incline on the treadmill a bit. But lately I've been watching others on the treadmill, especially those jogging/running. ... Read more

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