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A Day of Ups and Downs
Saturday, April 02, 2016      3 comments

Today started with good intentions, but I have no idea where it fell apart. I got up this morning and went to the gym, did 65 minutes walking on the treadmill (3.0 mph at 6 incline). I now have blisters on the back of my heels as my shoes ate my... Read more
Today was a SUCCESS!!!!!!
Monday, March 28, 2016      7 comments

Today was a success. How? I will tell you how: 1) I stayed within my calorie range by eating healthy all day long! I didn't binge. I didn't cheat. I didn't sway from my goal. 2) I cooked. Yes, I cooked. I have lunch for tomorrow and We... Read more
I really am gonna do it tomorrow!
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      8 comments

I'm really going to do this tomorrow, I promise! I woke up this morning with one of those migraines that sidelines you for hours, so I had to do my math problem in the bathroom to turn off the alarm, then head back to bed where I slept until noo... Read more
Oops...won't do that again
Monday, March 21, 2016      6 comments

Well, I had good and bad moments today. First off, I have an alarm on my phone that requires you to perform math problems in order to shut it off. While even simple math is tough at 5am, I did them...then went back to bed. So, tonight, I'm putti... Read more
Getting Ready
Saturday, March 19, 2016      5 comments

I just noticed the leaders of the Teddy Bear team (love my bears!) have received their invites to the 2016 Spring Teddy Bear team as part of the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge. It is kind of bittersweet for me, as I know I'll be a Teddy Bear still, ju... Read more
Overcoming Medication Side-Effects and Weight Gain
Saturday, November 28, 2015      5 comments

Since July, I have been having a hard time with gaining weight. I was hospitalized the last week of June due to depression, and was subsequently put on a slew of new drugs. Unfortunately, some of them had a negative side-effect of weight gain. M... Read more
A Furbaby Prayer
Monday, October 19, 2015      12 comments

I just got off the phone with my furbaby's veterinarian. Sampson had been at the vet for his annual wellness visit, which meant blood work. Unfortunately, the ALP liver enzyme came back 10 times higher than it should be. Her first concern was Cu... Read more
What does fitness look like to me
Sunday, October 18, 2015      4 comments

I've been struggling lately. Earlier this year, I was the picture of health. Losing weight at a maintainable pace. Getting toned and fit. But then I got sick and it all fell apart. Since being hospitalized in June, I've regained 30 lbs of the 50... Read more
Could it be the food?
Friday, October 09, 2015      7 comments

As most of you know from previous blog posts, I had signed up for Nutrisystem. I purchased a month's worth of dry and frozen foods. The second day on the diet, my abdomen started hurting all of the sudden, and not just an ache, but a serious sha... Read more
Three weeks and I'm over it!
Friday, October 09, 2015      4 comments

Okay, my past blog was written at the 2 week point of my issues with pain. Today, I'm nearing the 3 week mark and still no relief or resolution for the pain. Yesterday I had a colonoscopy performed on me and it came back normal. Nothing there wa... Read more
Two weeks...getting old
Friday, October 02, 2015      7 comments

Here I am in week two of being in severe pain. I've gotten to the point where I "tolerate" it and go on living life. I just ask people to not make me laugh, because it hurts so bad it makes me cry when I laugh. I've now been to the doctor ... Read more
You told me so...
Tuesday, September 29, 2015      8 comments

Yes, you all warned me, but I still did it anyway. I signed up for a month of Nutrisystem. And let me just say, that is all they will be getting from me. From poor to mediocre foods that lack taste to the fact it costs well over $500 a month. It... Read more
The chains that bind us
Sunday, September 27, 2015      1 comments

Why be shackled by your past when you can set free to experience what lies in today and tomorrow. Your past may have sculpted you into who you are today, but if you continue to hid behind those things, you continue to be chained to it until you ... Read more
Side-lined, yet again
Friday, September 25, 2015      6 comments

It's been a bad week. A VERY bad week. After an absolutely wonderful weekend where the sun shined, I rode my bike and ate healthy, it all fell apart at 2 am on Monday morning. At first I thought the stabbing burning pain in my abdomen was a resu... Read more
Take it easy
Tuesday, September 22, 2015      4 comments

I'm a big fan of the Eagles. I bought my first Eagles cassette (yes, cassette) when I was in junior high. Their music to me transcends generations. But as I grow older, I find many of their songs focusing on the older single ladies. Despera... Read more

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