RINLYN's Blogs

Close to Giving Up
Thursday, October 08, 2015      5 comments

I'm usually reticent about putting myself out there, and moreso when I don't have any positives, but I don't know what else to do. Every time I think I'm low, I find myself somewhere even lower. My weight has been slowly and steadily climb... Read more
Some Days, It Feels Like You Just Can't Win
Monday, December 01, 2014      3 comments

I'm still stuck in my plateau on weight. I'll lose weight and feel like I'm on a good trend, then it'll just all come back again and start me over. It's majorly discouraging. I've tested for sleep apnea (nope), gotten my headaches pretty ... Read more
Still no positive
Tuesday, May 20, 2014      5 comments

It's such a bummer that I still have no major positives to report. I just keep going backwards. I'm currently sitting at the heaviest I've been in my life, at 257. It's not muscle because my clothes are tighter, and my measurements are only ... Read more
Oh, Frustrations
Tuesday, April 22, 2014      2 comments

I thought I was finally on an upswing for energy and mood, then this morning I was right back down again. Getting out of bed was the slog it's been for a few years now, and I was constantly pressing snooze. Contrasting to just last week when I... Read more
Calling Out Hidden Negativity (Rant)
Friday, February 21, 2014      4 comments

Disclaimer: This post is prompted by an excellent conversation about push-ups I had with another Sparker, and is a rant. I feel very strongly about this stuff. I realize this post combines a few different ideas under a generalized umbrella. ... Read more
Weights - Day One
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      4 comments

First day of weight lifting went great! It feels wonderful to get back into it. I didn't lift as much as I might have a few months ago, but I also didn't stress my ankle, so I achieved what I wanted. Lifted enough weight that I feel it a... Read more
New Weight Lifting Program - Prep Work
Monday, February 10, 2014      3 comments

I'm going to attempt to make periodic posts about my weight-lifting program as I go, so here's a little pre-start blurb: I'm going to attempt the "New Rules of Lifting for Women" weight-lifting program. I love to be strong, and I want more... Read more
Hitting a down spiral
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      5 comments

Getting out of bed in the morning is a challenge. If I didn't have to be at work, I'd probably sleep all day. Last Friday I was so exhausted (plus migraine) that I actually took a sick day, and did in fact spend pretty much all day in bed. S... Read more
Leg Progress
Wednesday, November 20, 2013      4 comments

Met with my surgeon today for my two week follow-up and things are looking good! The doctor said that I'm clearly a good healer, because the incision site is looking great, and he was very very pleased with my x-rays. He showed me the hole... Read more
Status Updates
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      2 comments

I am officially a shodan! My black belt exam went spectacularly. Those that have seen my progress said that my technique was excellent, and my use of power was more dramatic. As is fitting for an exam! I had to answer some questions to test... Read more
Upcoming Changes
Monday, October 28, 2013      2 comments

Big News: Black Belt Exam - 11/2! Ankle Surgery Redux - 11/5 On 11/5, we're removing the hardware in my ankle in hopes that the current problems I've been having (odd pains, limited flexibility/mobility, aching) will be ameliorated by r... Read more
Endocrinologist Update - Success!
Monday, September 30, 2013      1 comments

No metformin for me! Working with the nutritionist has been a complete success! My c-peptide levels are at normal levels. It's amazing what a change in eating habits can do! Next follow up is in another six months to make sure I'm still... Read more
Nutritionist Visit - 2 weeks later
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      2 comments

So here's my follow-up to my appointment. The nutritionist (Jan Tilley - jtawellness.com for anybody that's interested) set me to eating 40% carbs (including starches, fruits, dairy), 30% good fats, 30% protein and all the non-starchy veget... Read more
Finding Out New Things
Thursday, March 28, 2013      3 comments

A little back-story: So, I was officially diagnosed with PCOS back in 2010 (by my GP even). It took a couple years before I could get a diagnosis other than "You're healthy. We don't know why you only have two periods a year" (from a women's... Read more
Back to Tracking
Monday, October 22, 2012      4 comments

Took a week off of tracking anything (or even logging in), because I was on vacation. Didn't gorge myself or anything. In fact, I ate healthy and less than I usually do (because I didn't exercise as much as usual either), so I'm not worried ab... Read more

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