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Crochet a creative moment
Saturday, February 19, 2011      12 comments

Right now I am going to seize a creative moment. I want to make myself a crochet shrug. Lion brand yarn offers lots of free patterns. I bought some fuzzy aqua chenille type yarn and want to make the following: Read more
Turning off the brain is hard!
Saturday, February 19, 2011      10 comments

It was another sleepless night in paradise. The previous night I got 8 hours, so I wasn't really surprised I had trouble. I seem to alternate good and bad nights. Last night it was more the fact that there is too much on my mind right now with u... Read more
Tests and tired tires!
Friday, February 18, 2011      10 comments

The Pre-op stuff continues - I went to the hospital to pre-register and pick up required paperwork, legal stuff, etc. I also had my blood drawn by a capable technician, and had an ekg done by another with a very fast new piece of technology. She... Read more
Surgery prep and count down
Thursday, February 17, 2011      9 comments

Surgery is less than 3 weeks away. Today I went to the orthopedic surgeon and received my Miami J hard collar for after the surgery. I wore it for a couple hours tonight to practice the feeling of its confinement. I do tend to get claustrophobic... Read more
Zipping the day away!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      4 comments

It was a bad night sleeping, the neck complained and kept me up. I couldn't get comfortable anywhere: bed or chair. I did eventually get some sleep in the recliner, but it did not feel restful. Therefore, I did not feel up to pushing the fitness... Read more
1st surgery is scheduled
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      17 comments

So, part of the plan: Getting healthy IS my job - is that I finally have the schedule for my cervical spine surgery to remove the two damaged discs and fusion. I see my orthopedic surgeon Thursday for pre-op visit, and will be having other tests... Read more
My 1st personal health coach phone appointment
Monday, February 14, 2011      8 comments

Today has already been quite busy, especially with the phone. As scheduled, I received my first healthy lifestyles phone coaching session from a woman whose specialty is exercise science. This is a free program offered through my health insuranc... Read more
Tickled Pink Surprises!
Monday, February 14, 2011      4 comments

A so so night of sleep was not surprising. I did end up getting about 6.5 hours sleep anyway though. ... Read more
Balance - too much or too little!
Sunday, February 13, 2011      2 comments

Sigh! Balance seems to be the issue in so many areas. Either you eat too much, and do too little, or you do too much, and eat too little. Finding the perfect balance to make the metabolism move, and your body happy can be so tough. Finding balan... Read more
Saturday night
Saturday, February 12, 2011      2 comments

Hope you all have a great Valentine's day emoticon... Read more
Decisions that matter!
Friday, February 11, 2011      5 comments

Healthy choices. That IS a decision that matters. What do you do when the scale does not move? The BMI does not change? The measures you use to measure do not show the lose you want, you yearn for, you cry and pout over, you bang your fists ag... Read more
I'm on a streak!
Thursday, February 10, 2011      15 comments

Two nights! Yes! Two nights, I fell asleep in bed at a decent hour after only about 20-30 minutes, and slept 6 hours each time. Three days! Yes! Three days, I have gone on my Wii Fit plus and did the body test and worked out. Three hu... Read more
It's bathing suit season somewhere.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      8 comments

Think about it! emoticon ... Read more
Kicking IT in Gear
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      3 comments

emoticon We all get "those days". They happen. Do we let them happen to us, or do they "just" happen? Wheneve... Read more
I survived the blizzard of 78 and this year's big dig! (long with pics!)
Monday, February 07, 2011      10 comments

Alas, it HAS been the snowiest winter here yet, although, I do have really strong memories of being stuck in the blizzard of 78 in my car on the George Washington Bridge in Providence, RI exactly 32 years ago yesterday (it coincided with my Spar... Read more

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