well this is weird...
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      5 comments

Help! No, never mind, I like this place. How did I get here? I'm in a strange new world where I don't feel any guilt or dissatisfaction with how I look or what I am. As a result I haven't exercised recently and have been more lax on my diet,... Read more
I think my metabolism's broken...
Saturday, April 09, 2011      2 comments

If I've got this weight-loss thing figured out right, that needle on the scale is supposed to MOVE, right? I mean down, after the initial cannon blast into the 170's? Last October my living situation changed and as a result my eating habits go... Read more
hangin' out with Grandpa...and DwD
Thursday, April 07, 2011      1 comments

My grandfather is 93 years old. His health has been declining gradually over the past 2 years, but thankfully his mind is still sharp. For the past year, I've been his primary daytime caregiver, and it's been a real blessing. We are very clos... Read more
depression is no longer a 4-letter word
Monday, April 04, 2011      5 comments

Don't get me wrong - depression, when you're in the midst of it, is hell. There's just no adequate way to describe it; either you've been there, or you haven't. I was diagnosed with it 17 years ago (I'm 42), but when I look further back, I bel... Read more
thank you, Dean Anderson!
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      1 comments

Dean Anderson's recent article on body image was a real gift for me. Combined with a friend's email and part of an episode of "What Not to Wear," I finally gained a new perspective on exercise - one I'd never considered before. I love to swim ... Read more
rough start, made it fun
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      1 comments

Whoo-ee it's been an interesting morning! I usually don't work on Wednesdays, but today am working at 8:00 a.m., so set alarm for 6:30 so I could swim first. My body reacted automatically but bumblingly to the alarm and morning routine, while ... Read more
good stuff
Monday, February 14, 2011      1 comments

- woke up early - joined YMCA - swam 30 min., 400 yards - looking for a way to track yards swum on fitness tracker - mostly backstroke, two full 25-yd. lengths plus several 1/2 lengths with front crawl - made oatmeal from "scratch" vs. pre... Read more
good stuff of the day
Sunday, February 13, 2011      5 comments

2/13/11 - parked far from store's door & walked - walked extra in store - chose not to eat orange rolls for b'fast ... Read more