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Leaving for Peru...
Monday, September 16, 2013      20 comments

...in about an hour! I'm nervous. TC and I WERE going to hike on our "mountain" (1800 feet) over the weekend, but that didn't happen. On Friday night I started feeling sick, like a sinus infection was coming on. My lymph nodes were swoll... Read more
Last Blog about the Cardiologist for Awhile/Update
Thursday, September 12, 2013      13 comments

His office finally called today with the results of my heart rate monitor test. I have an "elevated heart rate at intense activity levels." NO DUH! That's why I went to see him in the first place! Anyway I am going to start on a be... Read more
Frustrations
Wednesday, September 11, 2013      15 comments

We came back from hiking on Monday, two days earlier than planned. The temperature ticked up from the mid-90s to the high 90s, and so did the humidity. We did 12 miles on Saturday, 9 on Sunday, 7 on Monday. We both got bit up by chiggers on S... Read more
Yes, Another Use for Duct Tape
Friday, September 06, 2013      14 comments

I'm glad I could provide y'all with a chuckle yesterday! And yes, after another electrode peeled loose last night TC got out his duct tape! So NOW I look like an incompetent, do-it-yourself suicide bomber! ... Read more
Cardiologist Results and, Now I Look Like a Suicide Bomber
Thursday, September 05, 2013      13 comments

I was pleased with my appointment. I liked the doctor. I did NOT have a stress echocardiogram because the treadmill was broken! ... Read more
Stress Echocardiogram Today
Thursday, September 05, 2013      14 comments

I was fine with this until I googled it and did some research last night. Then I didn't sleep a wink! I totally fit the profile for heart disease -- I have beautifully low blood pressure and resting heart rate, until I exercise vigorously ... Read more
New Ways to Eat Corn
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      11 comments

That was what greeted me on my Sparkpage this morning, so I thought I'd share this Youtube video for the EASIEST way to prepare corn on the cob. Maybe this is old news to everyone but me...but I definitely buy and prepare more corn since I disc... Read more
Doctor's Appointment
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      13 comments

I had to wait a month or more for an appointment to discuss my really high heart rate with my doctor. My resting heart rate is around 60-70 beats per minute. So how can my heart rate get to 174 when jogging intervals, when I've been exer... Read more
Tracking and On Track
Monday, September 02, 2013      11 comments

Happy Labor Day, everyone! I am enjoying the BLC23 pre-challenge challenges. They are keeping me motivated. The challenge actually begins around September 26 and la... Read more
The End is Near!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      10 comments

The end of the year, that is! Only 4 months left in 2013! Three quarters of the year is gone, gone, gone. My goal is to use this time and make my goal of 136. There, I said it! I'm pleased that in 2013 I was able to maintain my 147... Read more
All over the place
Saturday, August 24, 2013      14 comments

Thursday and Friday were driving days. On Thursday I got in less than 4,000 steps and on Friday, about 8,000. Today was the first full day at my mother's and TC and I got up early and walked/jogged 5 miles, and after dinner we all took a walk.... Read more
Update on Weight-Related Goals
Wednesday, August 21, 2013      21 comments

How did I do on vacation? This is what I want, of course! But seriously...my pattern is to do pretty well in the beginning and then just have a total meltdown towar... Read more
Colorado Vacation with TOO Many Pictures!
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      17 comments

Even though our vacation was cut short by a week, we had a great time. It was our first trip to Colorado but I don't think it will be the last. I got to cross something off my bucket list, for sure -- white water rafting. From Mueller Sta... Read more
Time is Always Too Short
Thursday, August 15, 2013      17 comments

This blog is kind of all over the place, so I hope you'll bear with me. My feelings are a total jumble. I am really sad about the death of my former sister-in-law. She was only 50 years old. She was a woman who took care of herself. She... Read more
Hiking in CO and a Sad Turn of Events
Tuesday, August 13, 2013      27 comments

We have enjoyed our time in Colorado. The hiking has been beautiful but challenging. I think we've adapted well to the change in altitude, which is good news for our Peru hiking trip next month. We're at 9,500 feet now and the highest elevatio... Read more

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