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Balancing the logs
Monday, January 09, 2012      4 comments

Like a tight rope walker, I am balancing the logs, sort of like bal - log or blog. I am doing my stretches, even if I can't quite make 10 minutes yet. I am writing down my food, even if I haven't cut back yet, it is making me aware as to how far... Read more
Sunday reflections
Sunday, January 08, 2012      4 comments

Although it is not freezing, it is pretty cold. Actually, it probably is freezing, just not icy. My dh came home early from work and has been feeling under the weather. I decided to stay home from church to be here for him. His health is brit... Read more
Reversing the psychology of Gain
Friday, January 06, 2012      7 comments

A work in progress... What devastates the machine and stops the loss? Events. Health. Crisis. Holidays. Giving in and giving up. It as though, in car terms, one has "cracked the block" and the machine has ceased to function. It is where the... Read more
Altering your view of work: Volunteer!
Thursday, January 05, 2012      10 comments

So, although I have been out of work since August 2010 out of medical necessity, and have been recovering from my surgeries, I have been officially "laid off" for three months exactly today (although they extended it back to when I had to leave ... Read more
Quietly content
Thursday, December 29, 2011      7 comments

Although PT was grueling yesterday, and I felt its repercussions today, we visited family and friends in RI, and the travel added its toll to how I feel today: achy, sore, hard to move, cold and chilled, and just glad to be back home. But i... Read more
Another day
Tuesday, December 27, 2011      6 comments

Chalk this one up as another day Tapping away at the computer keys, filing job applications, scanning references and transcripts, and perusing through job sites. First thing in the morning - I got in my 10 minutes of morning physical t... Read more
Did it!
Friday, December 23, 2011      6 comments

This morning, I tried my morning physical therapy routine at home - 11 minutes of basic stretches, and I did it without my low back going into extreme spasm mode. Sure, I hurt some, but not the same as I had been from August through November. Ya... Read more
The brain bone is connected to the fitness bone
Thursday, December 22, 2011      5 comments

It's my way of saying, it's all connected. What we are, who we are, who we are becoming, what we eat, or not, what we drink, or not, what we do. I will go one step further to say the brain bone is connected to the fitness bone is connected to... Read more
From disability to the gym
Tuesday, December 20, 2011      6 comments

This is a real possibility. I got a call from a gym where I applied as a customer service rep. I called her back, and despite the disability, and recovering status of my health, they are interested in me. Even though my most recent employmen... Read more
It made my day
Monday, December 19, 2011      7 comments

This morning, we got to see our grandson. Since Dec. 2, his 2nd birthday, was the first time we had seen him since January, it was wonderful to get to see him today and only share him with his parents. We gave him some of his Christmas pre... Read more
Taking exercise to a different level
Saturday, December 17, 2011      8 comments

Today, whilst on the net, I was given a lovely link I will share with you. It involves hand exercise for people that crochet and knit. I find this relevant, especially since I am currently dealing with cubital tunnel syndrome. Hope this is som... Read more
Friday, December 16, 2011      6 comments

Despite what goes on, I am relentless. I will keep on going, because that's what the tough do, even when it's tough. I will sleep when I can. And do what I can. When I can. If a problem arises, that is bigger than me, I will hand it ba... Read more
The 1 a.m. solution
Friday, December 16, 2011      11 comments

I should sleep. I want to, but am not quite at that point tonight, or rather this morning. Physical therapy was a little rough - I was given more weight to see what I can bear/stand, and typically, I feel it, and I do. My sciatica is pretty grum... Read more
Things that make me smile, and LOL.
Thursday, December 15, 2011      6 comments

Some things do not make me quite smile, or at least not as much as I would like. I have to say this much for getting in the car and driving almost everyday - I am pretty tired. Last night though, my sciatica kept me from getting to sleep for som... Read more
Pushing forward
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      4 comments

So, I have applied to 12 places in 2 weeks. Not much for light duty. I am exhausted from driving in the car, and it makes my hand numb and my sciatica act up. My energy level is low. I have PT tomorrow. Glad it is tomorrow and not today. I ... Read more

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