Giving God the Glory...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017      10 comments

This is not my usual type blog post on my Sparkpeople page, but it does speak to mental and emotional healing and the power of God. I really don't have anywhere else to express my feelings on this, but I wanted to write it down. Today, I st... Read more
My Wild Spring!
Thursday, May 04, 2017      6 comments

It's been a wild spring. My son broke his hip on March 12. He just got out of a wheelchair on Monday and we are beginning PT. It happened out of state so I've made 3 trips to Mississippi to get the doctor to look at him. This has not been g... Read more
I guess you could call this an NSV, sorta... :D
Friday, February 24, 2017      13 comments

It's really just a personal victory. Yes, I shoot. A gun. A firearm. A pistol. A Glock 43 if you want to get technical. If you would have told me 2 years ago that I would be shooting and liking it, I would have told you that you were nuts. ... Read more
Well here's something you don't see everyday!
Monday, January 30, 2017      10 comments

Me #1 in anything remotely athletic! In case you can't see the pic, it's my name on top of a 35K Step Challenge for my Garmin Vivofit. Wonde... Read more
Victory over cravings today!
Saturday, January 28, 2017      4 comments

Today I was craving CARBS... bad, bad, bad CARBS. Pizza, ice cream, chocolate, all at the same time. However, I caught ahold of myself. I got a Zone protein bar ( caramel brownie) and I ate just half of it and I went and got a Coke Zero ( ... Read more
Glad to be in a positive place!
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      9 comments

I'm so glad to be on Sparkpeople. Every day I come here and I see my Spark friends that are so upbeat and positive. I'm staying away from Facebook for a while. It's a cesspool of hatefulness right now. I'd much rather be here and tell someo... Read more
Things are looking up!
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      5 comments

Things have been much better since my last knee gel injection. The pain is still there, but pretty much only when I go up and down stairs or I'm on a steep incline. I still hurt a lot of other places due to my RA, but I'm pushing through it... Read more
Gel Injections for My Knee
Friday, October 14, 2016      3 comments

Well, once I got my foot fixed, I thought I'd be golden. However, my knee didn't like that my foot was fixed, so it thought it needed to act out. I just received my 2nd of 3 gel injections for my knee. It hurts, no lie. The first one really... Read more
In a better place...
Sunday, September 25, 2016      2 comments

Now I will be getting gel injections in my knee to help with that knee pain. Cortisone shot didn't do squat. Had strep throat and a stomach bug this week at the same time. NOT FUN! Much better now. Tomorrow starts the journey again in a po... Read more
Working out is NOT working out!
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      6 comments

I have been very frustrated about my workout plan since I have gotten my foot better. I started swimming 30 minutes every other day. I ended up with severe tendonitis in my left shoulder. Cortisone shot #1. Then I went to my recumbent bike and m... Read more
Week 12 - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, May 10, 2016      2 comments

I am so happy to report that I have been released from the walking boot. I have 6 weeks in a neoprene ankle sleeve to go. My foot is much weaker tha... Read more
11 Weeks - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      1 comments

4 more weeks have gone by. I have been doing well in physical therapy. Yesterday, I actually walked in a shoe on my left foot at PT. It felt weird but no pain. I am almost completely without nerve pain now. It's only a swath above my scar on th... Read more
My Quest to Eat Cucumbers... A Recipe
Monday, April 04, 2016      6 comments

When I was a kid, I HATED salad. I would GAG on lettuce of any kind. In college, I made up my mind I was going to learn to eat this disgusting material because it was good for me. So I started with a little bit of lettuce and a LOT of dres... Read more
7 Weeks - Peroneal Surgery Recovery
Friday, April 01, 2016      5 comments

I have one more week before I will be allowed to try to walk on it. I have been practicing standing on it as instructed. I can tell you that in one week I will not be able to walk on it. I will be hobbling on crutches at best and not very far at... Read more
6 weeks 3 days - Peroneal Tendon Surgery Recovery
Monday, March 28, 2016      3 comments

Today I got my boot! That's the good news. I can practice standing on it and putting weight on it to balance... also good news. Got to wash my foot ... Read more

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