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Life goes on
Friday, October 02, 2020      2 comments

I'm way behind with my blogs. Sorry. As some of you know my sister didn't make it. She died on June 19. She would have been 81 on the 28th. I miss her a lot but on the other hand I'm glad she didn't have to suffer long. I moved into the hou... Read more
Worrying about my sister
Saturday, June 06, 2020      8 comments

We had a rough time with my sister's health this month. She had to be admitted to the hospital yesterday. Hopefully we get the results of the MRI today. It doesn't look good.... Read more
Getting Closer
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      6 comments

Stitches were pulled today - not fun. When the doctor grapped the pointed tweezers I looked away. He was looking for loose scab. I was always told "don't pick your scab!" Why does the doctor get away with it? Another cast, another 3 weeks s... Read more
Hanging in there
Sunday, November 20, 2016      3 comments

I've been successful with logging my foods. So far I lost 3 lbs since surgery. Spending almost a month in bed and then sitting on my butt for another month made me gain 9 lbs. It's still not possible to do the exercises I like and know how to do... Read more
Can I Make It This Time?
Sunday, October 09, 2016      4 comments

I had foot surgery the end of August where the ankle joints had to be fused together, actually it looks more like half the foot. My achilles had to be lengthened too. My bones had collapsed due to Arthritis, a couple joints were already fused to... Read more
Change of Plan
Tuesday, June 23, 2009      1 comments

I made up my mind to kick the scale to the curb for a while. I will keep tracking my foods and will try to up my exercises some. The exercise part is the hardest for me to adjust because I have had too many days lately when RA kicked my ... Read more
Saturday, June 20, 2009      4 comments

Here I am loggig my food faithfully and staying within my caloric range most of the time and the scale didn't move again. Even the couple of times I misbehaved, I was still under the amount that my body supposedly uses up during a 24-hour perio... Read more
Pigging Out Again!!!!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009      1 comments

I saw my surgeon yesterday and he was happy with my progress so far. I have good motion in my left knee and it is not swollen that much anymore. He gave me the paperwork to return to work on July 1 without any restrictions. On the one hand I... Read more
Update And New Goals
Monday, May 25, 2009      1 comments

I haven't blogged in over two years, so I guess it is time to get started again. I had my first knee replaced in February 2008 and shortly after that my other knee got real bad. Not only that, but RA decided to flare up and stay with me. ... Read more
Are You Grateful For The Luxuries In Your Life?
Friday, March 02, 2007      2 comments

Thinking about this topic made me realize that most of the things I am taking for granted and see as needs are actually luxuries. I don't "need" a car to go to work as long as I have legs. I don't "need" a microwave or slow cooker be... Read more
Another week
Saturday, February 24, 2007      0 comments

to do things right. I have been pretty good keeping track of my food and staying within my calorie range. There were only a couple of days where I should have done better. My next goal is to start exercising again. I finally went back to... Read more
Saturday, February 10, 2007      5 comments

Patience is so hard to muster. This year I haven't seen the results I was hoping for and it kind of kept me from keeping track on things. I have not been consistent with my exercises nor my eating habits and the scale reflects that. I have ga... Read more
One big step
Sunday, January 28, 2007      4 comments

for me was to finally go below 200lbs!!!! I was so excited yesterday that I shared my weight with my family for the very first time. It's amazing how we sometimes share our inner thoughts and personal information, like weight, with strange... Read more
January Blahs
Wednesday, January 24, 2007      0 comments

So far, this month has been too cold and snowy for my taste. I find it so hard to get motivated to do my exercises consistently. I don't have the money or the time to join a gym. At home I seem to do the same boring moves and I don't think th... Read more
Success after the holidays
Monday, January 15, 2007      0 comments

Well, it took me this long, but I am finally back to my pre-Christmas weight. This week is challenging too because I have to work overnight for a few nights and this messes with my system and my routines. I don't get the sleep I need and... Read more

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