The Kindness of Strangers
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      5 comments

At the gym last night I had a random stranger stop me to encourage me in my weight loss journey!! Never underestimate kind words, it can make someone's day!! And for someone who needs it right now? ... Read more
Almost 1 Year Later...
Thursday, July 18, 2013      3 comments

And so much has happened... I started going to a Wellness and Weight Loss clinic and then had to stop due to lack of funds... due two havign to get 2 crowns... and I was diagnosed with Rosacea. And I got really depressed... And I qui... Read more
I'm Back!!!
Thursday, September 06, 2012      0 comments

After 3 weeks off that were full of pain, I went to boot camp on Monday! It was more of an agility/speed training (read- more like the Biggest Loser) than normal boot camp, but fast forward 3 days and I feel good! My back is a little bit so... Read more
I'm Starting a Fund....
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      2 comments

It's going to be called: Massage Makes Joy's Back Feel AWESOME! Who wants to donate? emoticon My b... Read more
So Long Steroids
Tuesday, August 21, 2012      1 comments

I will not miss you. Of all of the medication I've ever taken (which is really almost none...) Steroids are the WORST. I've been breaking out like a 13 year old but sweating like I'm going through menopause. But by far my least favorit... Read more
One Week
Wednesday, August 15, 2012      1 comments

It's been one week since the inflamed disk diagnosis. A whole week. It didn't fly... it dragged along in pain and frustration. Yesterday I started feeling pretty good... too good? I maybe did a little bit too much. Ok. I did a ... Read more
I Miss the Gym!!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012      0 comments

Just a little encouragement to all of you that are feeling fine and up to it... I promise I'm not pity-partying anymore ... Read more
Friday, August 10, 2012      2 comments

That's probably my most used twitter message. #frustration It covers such a large amount of topics and can be used pretty much as often as you'd like. I haven't used it today. Apparently my frustration is so big that I'm making it a w... Read more
Prognosis: Imflammed Disk
Wednesday, August 08, 2012      2 comments

*sigh* No boot camp for two weeks Meds (anti inflammatory & steroids) Prayer Maybe a mini-pity party Probably treating myself to a pedicure MRI in two weeks if I'm not better Trying to stay on top of nutrition... Read more
Having a Tough Time
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      2 comments

I'm having a hard time today. Recently I've been having these awesome breakthrough's in boot camp and I can feel myself losing weight and getting stronger. And then ***BHAM*** My back feels like.... I don't think I have the right... Read more
Wanting for Others
Thursday, August 02, 2012      4 comments

I'm trying. Genuinely spending time and energy and (frankly) money into healthier foods and working out and doing everything on my part to lose weight in a healthy manner. And I'm excited. Coworkers are starting to notice and clothes are s... Read more
Achy Sore
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      1 comments

I am achy sore today. Yesterday was my first boot camp using my new 8 pound weights the WHOLE time! Go me! *pats herself on back* ahem... I brought in the weights in and showed them off to my boot camp trainer Julie and I knew I ... Read more
What the What?
Friday, July 20, 2012      2 comments

My littlest nephew says that (I don't know how often, really, I prompt it as often as possible!). It's adorable and funny and that guy will think about it when he knows he's going to make you laugh... and I love laughing with him. I miss t... Read more
Monday, July 16, 2012      2 comments

I've been going to boot camp a couple of times a week for the last month and a half and everything i'm doing is pretty much modified. I have a bad lower back and knees from all of this extra weight I carry around... Today was the first day ... Read more
Thursday, July 12, 2012      2 comments

I haven't been here in months... Since the beginning of January, as a matter of fact. I stopped doing this because I had joined Weight Watchers (seemingly) with a friend. But I failed at it. I had no support system. I had no encouragement. ... Read more

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