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Day 1: The Ugly Truth
Monday, October 29, 2018      16 comments

I decided that after the other night, I needed a "reset" for getting my butt in gear with all of this. I had already gone through my trackers and all, but I had not taken any photos and measurements. So, here they are - the ugly truth: ... Read more
It's not getting me down, but my motivator
Sunday, October 28, 2018      5 comments

Last night, I woke up at 1am with my back screaming at me. So, I got up and did yoga. Oh, the yoga stretches felt wonderful, but one thing stuck out: my belly. It kept getting in the way. Ugh! ... Read more
All of that due to one drug...
Friday, October 26, 2018      8 comments

Well, they finally figured out what was the culprit to all of my physical health problems, and even some emotional and mental. It turns out that I had developed what is called akathisia. Akathisia is a state of agitation, distress, and res... Read more
It Helps If You Can Breath
Thursday, October 18, 2018      5 comments

Saturday night I went to Target to look for one of those body pillows that pregnant women use. I'm not pregnant, but I've been struggling with hip pain while I sleep, and had read that those pillows would help ease the pain by leveling out my hi... Read more
I Called...
Thursday, October 11, 2018      9 comments

Who did I call? The gym. Why? I didn't want to get to the gym to get bullied. I've mentioned before in a blog how the 3 lane lap pool at the local LA Fitness (that I can see from my driveway) can become a competition to see who can sw... Read more
HRT Cravings
Wednesday, October 10, 2018      3 comments

Ugh! I've been gaining weight and it finally hit me what was happening: my appetite has increased greatly, as have my cravings. Apparently, that is one of the side effects of HRT. But I'm only on estradiol, not progesterone. With the forme... Read more
What Have I Gotten Myself Into
Tuesday, October 09, 2018      9 comments

When I decided to sign up for a kickboxing club, I thought "cardio" kickboxing, like I did back in college. But what I actually wound up signing up for was MMA kickboxing! YIKES! ... Read more
I Got Reprimanded...
Wednesday, October 03, 2018      16 comments

Well, you'll be surprised at this one. I had a therapy session with my psychotherapist this morning, and after posting yesterday's blog, I was open and honest about what I wrote, and my feelings about where I am and how far I've come, or n... Read more
Not Far Enough
Tuesday, October 02, 2018      6 comments

I thought I'd take a progress photo today, since my 274 lb photo (my highest weight) was taken professionally at my grandmother's 95th birthday party one year ago this past Sunday. What I saw has made my heart sink. I'm not where I wanted to be.... Read more
Is it true, are they gone?
Friday, September 28, 2018      7 comments

It has been over a week now since I started on HRT, and I have to say that I'm quite impressed so far. I didn't think I'd notice a difference right away, as they usually say "give it a few weeks" before the benefits are really noticeable. ... Read more
Are US Corporations to Blame
Saturday, September 22, 2018      7 comments

After the past couple of days, where I've been forcefully glued to my laptop without so much of the ability to even grab a bottle of water or a bathroom break, I've begun to really believe that corporate America might be one of the culprits of o... Read more
I'm Not Ready For This
Wednesday, September 12, 2018      14 comments

I should have known last winter by the fact that I only wore a coat of any kind when I needed to put fuel in my vehicle that something was amiss. And I didn't realize that it could even get any worse than that either. Ha! Was I wrong! ... Read more
Friday, September 07, 2018      5 comments

A few weeks ago, I purchased a new mattress set. They say mattress sets are supposed to last 7 to 10 years, but mine barely lasted 5. In other words, don't go cheap like I did. So, this time, I decided to invest in a good mattress. I did re... Read more
Am I Really a (Gulp) Beginner?
Thursday, August 23, 2018      12 comments

I started to really think about this. It really has been over two years since I've put the pedal to the metal for my workouts. I mean, come on, think about it. My back injury occurred on October 1, 2016, and it is August 23, 2018. I only started... Read more
A New Direction
Sunday, August 19, 2018      7 comments

It has been awhile since I've logged on, and it isn't because I have forgotten about my determination to lose weight. No, the pain and frustration with being in so much pain and trying to figure out why just needed my focus. But now, I'm pain fr... Read more

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