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Rheumatoid Arthritis
Saturday, June 11, 2016      10 comments

This is my first entry in years. I used to be "little miss healthy." I could run like the wind, six miles was never an issue. Even with my past year's diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, I can sometimes run. Doc says it's good for me ... try to w... Read more
Dentists and Doctors: Motivation Enough!
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      4 comments

Dentists and blood tests: Ugh. Is there anyone out there with good childhood memories? When I was a kid, I regarded them all as MONSTERS! Nowadays, I am blessed with the gentlest dentist in Raleigh, and I actually look forward to getting my tee... Read more
Monday, June 17, 2013      5 comments

I met my goal. Woo hoo! What an upper! What a thrill! After I broke my hand, I was told not to do much of anything, and it changed me. After gaining ten pounds, I stopped sleeping well -- snoring and doubtfully close to sleep apnea, acid reflu... Read more
It Runs in the Family -- Thyroid Issues, that Is!
Saturday, June 08, 2013      4 comments

Thyroid problems are genetic. Right? At least, that's what I've read, and I'm the perfect example: I have Hashimoto's; my grandmother died of complications from a goiter, my brother had his thyroid removed ... But is it also in the air? ... Read more
Scale Watcher
Friday, May 31, 2013      7 comments

I'm a scale - watcher. It's a personality thing. Not looking at the scale for me is akin to not checking my bank account. Looking helps me understand whether or not my diet is working and whether or not I need to increase the amount of exe... Read more
What Lone Runners/Walkers Need
Wednesday, May 22, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday,my exercise regimen was interrupted by an incident that had me shaking. As I live on the periphery of town, houses are separated one from the other. Just taking out the trash is exercise in itself, because our house sits far from the r... Read more
3 Pounds... Finally! Hope Arrives!!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      3 comments

If the scale had not moved this morning, I swear I was going to scream! ... But it did. I was GOOD yesterday!! Two parties, with the most tempting junk food a girl could ever want, but I -- in spite of friends that might as well have bee... Read more
The Potato Brigade Arrives ... Battle # 3 in The Scale War
Friday, May 17, 2013      0 comments

My apologies to Dr. Oz, but his suggestion of a three-day cleanse with smoothies simply doesn't work for me. I HAD to have one meal with solids. I'm probably not losing weight as quickly as I would on his plan, but "The Old Bod" is happy and ful... Read more
Battle #2 Me VS Oz
Thursday, May 16, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday marked day #2 in the War of the Scale. I've been fighting it with the aid of Dr. Oz and his three-day cleanse. But, I'm afraid I modified it because by the end of the day, about 5 PM, I decided Dr. Oz was some kind of medieval torture... Read more
War of the Scale Battle # 1:Dr. Oz and Smoothies
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      3 comments

I lost yesterday's battle, but I don't think I lost the war ... Yet. Yesterday, when I declared war with the scale, I tried Dr. Oz's smoothie plan. You do three days of green smoothies, which everybody on his site complains about -- as they c... Read more
Declaration of War
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      2 comments

I'm declaring a formal war with the scale. I've had it! This sixty + issue that is exacerbated with a thyroid condition and a nightly craving for everything I'm not supposed to have has got to stop ... So today, I declare war. *I'm adding... Read more
New Shoes
Friday, May 10, 2013      3 comments

New shoes, Cyberspace!! I got new shoes, Great Void! They're exactly the ones my big sis says I ought to have: Nike Air Pegasus -- on sale, bright pink so they can see me coming. If these can't motivate me to get these sixty plus bones out and r... Read more
Petey Flunked!
Friday, April 26, 2013      1 comments

My baby Australian Shepherd -- this is an update for Cyberspace since I have no idea if anyone but me ever sees my posts -- well, the deal is: He has now flunked out of obedience school ... Twice. What's a girl to do? Aussies are supposed to be ... Read more
Momentum Means Everything
Sunday, August 12, 2012      0 comments

Last time I wrote, I was running out of patience with the doggoned scale, but today I feel more optimistic, and I think it is due to momentum. I always feel an outside source when I go through phases of weight gain. I can simply feel that litt... Read more
Slow Pace of Losing Bugs Me!!!
Thursday, August 09, 2012      3 comments

This is my very first blogging effort. Here goes: I gained about eight pounds a couple of months ago and am struggling to lose them. Starting three weeks ago, I cut down from three to two cups of coffee in the morning and then this retired g... Read more