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Losing - but not in a good way
Saturday, March 02, 2019      4 comments

The journey toward better health and fitness has become almost rebellious, in a way. Nearly everything else in my life feels as though it is largely... Read more
The Alternate Universe
Thursday, June 22, 2017      2 comments

I proved something important to myself today - a bad day emotionally does not have to equal a bad day of eating. I had forgotten how being on Spark helps ... Read more
Make Believe
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      0 comments

So, I have had a pretty significant set back - 10 pounds, to be exact. I am incredibly disappointed and discouraged, but if I don't recommit, this downward trend is only going to continue. I could make some legitimate excuses - steroids, il... Read more
Venting Some Frustrations
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      7 comments

I knew this was going to be a challenging week, but seriously, it's only Tuesday and I am close to my tolerance level. Starting at 6 am, I have had a sum total of 20 minutes of personal time, which I spent on the exercise bike, at 10:30 at ... Read more
Small Victories
Thursday, October 13, 2016      2 comments

I think I heard the theme from Chariots of Fire start playing during physical therapy this morning- officially able to walk .25 miles with no cane! Ta-da... Read more
Choose Your Hard
Monday, October 10, 2016      3 comments

I saw this quote on Pinterest today, and it really resonated with me. Having treatments this past weekend was very challenging. It's about 16 hours... Read more
Fighting to Stay Positive
Friday, October 07, 2016      4 comments

These infusion treatments are really a challenge - on the one hand, I am grateful that I have access to something promising, and thank God, they are covered by our insurance. The nurse that comes to our house to do the treatments is wonderful, a... Read more
Breaking Bad
Wednesday, October 05, 2016      3 comments

New food scale - either I'm trying to eat healthy, or this science professor is going rogue & breaking bad!... Read more
Pants on Fire
Tuesday, October 04, 2016      1 comments

Flaming pants might be a good way to burn calories, but it is not a comfortable way of life. Does anyone else routinely lie to themselves? Have you ... Read more
Sunday, October 02, 2016      2 comments

Confession time - I tend to be a hard core control freak. I've learned to ease up on it a bit as I've gotten older, since it turns out that nobody r... Read more
Feeling Bubbly!
Saturday, October 01, 2016      3 comments

Seems a little silly, but I'm so happy about my new shirt. My hubby picked it out about a month ago because of the print - it's covered with bubbles! I a... Read more
Crushing It!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      4 comments

So, it has taken me 3 weeks to work my way up to 16 minutes on the stationary bike, but I have managed to do it. I am trying my best to keep looking... Read more
Bouncing Back
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      4 comments

I used to have a theory that the only advantage to having a big booty was that the extra padding provided extra protection. Sadly, this is not the... Read more
Rules of the Game
Monday, September 12, 2016      1 comments

When dealing with a new disability, it’s best to establish some ground rules. Rule #1: as Tom Hanks famously said in “A League of Their Own,” THERE IS ... Read more
Mostly Dead
Sunday, September 11, 2016      2 comments

It's been a challenging weekend. Who am I kidding? Things have been pretty stinking challenging for the past 6 months - that's when the poop hit th... Read more

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