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May be losing too fast.
Friday, July 29, 2016      0 comments

I weighed in this morning. It looks like I have dropped 10-15 pounds over the last couple of weeks. I can't be sure exactly how much because I've weighed on three different scales -- my own at home, at a doctor's, and at the gym. I want to sa... Read more
"Lazy" Day.
Sunday, July 24, 2016      3 comments

Today, I did not go to the gym. I don't think I will be going for a walk. I might pull out the trampoline, but probably not. Today, I cleaned. We are so busy running the bookstore, we don't clean like we should. Things are cluttered and... Read more
The hardest part of the gym is going.
Saturday, July 23, 2016      2 comments

Once I get to the gym, I wouldn't say I enjoy it, but I do want to make the most of the effort it took me to get there. The hardest part is actually going. And it can be really hard sometimes. But once I walk in, it's like I want to use e... Read more
How much of it was on me?
Friday, July 22, 2016      2 comments

I have struggled with my weight pretty much throughout my life. I remember it first being an issue when was maybe 7 or so. I wasn't obese, just a bit overweight. I have always thought it was my fault. I would sneak food whenever my paren... Read more
Thoughts on gym class
Friday, March 13, 2015      1 comments

I hated gym class. It always started at a level far beyond me, and I never felt like I could catch up. So I cut corners wherever I could, and didn't put in the effort I should. Add to this a system that favored the athletic kids in sports... Read more
Work in Progress
Monday, March 09, 2015      5 comments

Overall, things have been going okay. I pulled something in my back last week, and I was forced to back off of my exercising for a while, but I kept tracking my food intake. I have had a few days lately that I feel I took in too many calories ... Read more
A Good Day
Saturday, June 28, 2014      1 comments

I started the day with oatmeal. I think I have finally gotten out of my ramen for breakfast habit, at least sort of. At least on work mornings, I've been pretty good about eating healthy cereal and maybe some fruit. Resisted the frozen ... Read more
Tonight's workout music
Thursday, June 26, 2014      1 comments

Tonight on my MP3 player as I jumped on my trampoline and lifted weights: Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Round Eminem - Lose Yourself Michael Jackson - Beat It Britney Spears - Work Bitch Katy Perry - Roar Had a good day overall. ... Read more
Trigger foods and mindless eating
Tuesday, June 24, 2014      1 comments

I've been thinking lately about foods I have to be careful with. I'd love to be able to relax with food, but after over 30 years in this body, I know that's just not for me. For example, I can't just get a pint of good ice cream and enjoy ... Read more
Tiring night
Friday, June 20, 2014      2 comments

Came home from work tonight to find husband preparing to take his mother to the hospital. She fell and bumped her head. Several hours later, they released her, diagnosing a bruise. But you can't be too careful. She's almost 80; a fall could ... Read more
Shopping trip
Thursday, June 19, 2014      3 comments

Tonight, we we grocery shopping. Didn't make it a complete trip, as it was late and we were tired, but made a point of starting in the produce section and buying lots of veggies and fruit. I haven't been doing great lately at my fruit and vege... Read more
Just some random stuff
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      3 comments

Recent doctor's appointment showed everything in normal limits. A1C, normal. All cholesterol, normal. Platelets, normal. Thyroid, normal. BP, normal. All good news! I have started taking the brand name of my thyroid medicine. It'... Read more
New gym!
Thursday, November 07, 2013      1 comments

I'm back at a gym, after a long time away. I put in about an hour overall, and got in some good cardio and strength training. It has a sauna, which I love to use after a workout. It gives me some time to relax and listen to some slower music.... Read more
Doctor's appointment, with mixed results
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      4 comments

Overall, it went well. My A1C is still in check, which is a relief. I haven't been watching my sugar and carb intake like I should, so I was expecting to see that number higher. It's good that it was within limits! My thyroid levels ... Read more
Trying to Start Again
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      7 comments

It's been a long time since I was here. I fell off the Spark wagon while dealing with the fallout of abnormal paps. The changes in my diet seemed to make me spot, which skyrocketed my anxiety levels, so I stepped away for a while. After ... Read more

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