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Thursday, April 20, 2017      8 comments

I feel like I am in a rut with my weight loss goals. It seems no matter how much I watch my eating or how much I walk and exercise, I am in a weight loss rut. I am thinking of changing my furniture around this week as my new windows and door c... Read more
Feeling a Little Unsure of Myself
Monday, March 27, 2017      6 comments

I have always been pretty confident in my abilities, but I think we all feel a little unsure of ourselves at times. I agreed to be a Motivational Leader for my team for the challenge to lose 5% of my current weight in 8 weeks. I really have go... Read more
Saturday, February 11, 2017      7 comments

I am now 4 weeks out from having a hip replaced. I can't sit too low, so my toilet needed revised and I cannot ride in my sister's car because the seats are too low. I have an SUV that is easy to get into and out of, so hopefully I am back to ... Read more
Getting and Staying Fit
Thursday, January 19, 2017      6 comments

Now that my hip is replaced, I am hoping to build strength, both upper and lower. I also want to get my recumbent bike back from my brother-in-law, so I can use it daily for cardio as well as building more strength in my lower body. My niece i... Read more
New Plan For 2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017      4 comments

Each year I make the resolution of losing weight. This year is different. I want to get healthier and feel better about myself. I have carried negative feelings about myself for too long and that kind of thinking is going to stop today. I am... Read more
Getting and Staying on Track
Monday, December 12, 2016      7 comments

Well, I was doing great until I spotted those "chocolate covered peanuts" at the store and made a bad decision to buy them. On a positive note, everything else I bought that day was healthy. Luckily my granddaughter decided to come home rather... Read more
Feeling Grateful
Saturday, November 19, 2016      9 comments

Last night I met my granddaughter in North Canton to go out to dinner and a movie. She is going to spend her Thanksgiving holiday with her other grandparents and I felt so thankful she didn't want me to feel left out. We really are good friend... Read more
Feeling Sore But Better
Friday, November 18, 2016      6 comments

I went to the physical therapist for the first time since my knee began hurting last August. She said it was no wonder I was in pain as my hip was out, my spine was twisted to the left, and my pelvis was tilted to the left also. She told me th... Read more
Being a Firecracker with Positive Goals
Thursday, November 17, 2016      3 comments

Since I joined the Fall Challenge to lose 5% of my weight, I have made good friends and still keep learning more about how to change my habits to be healthier. I want to continue this path and will eventually meet my goals. I am going to conti... Read more
Doing It My Way
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      3 comments

Well, I have been struggling with giving up all of the carbs the way my doctor stated to the receptionist and what she relayed to me. She told me to give up all starchy carbs, potatoes, noodles, pasta, rice, starchy veggies, sugary drinks, soda... Read more
Still Confused
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      7 comments

I m happy I joined the Fall 5% Challenge as I have made many friends and gotten some good ideas about things to do to help me succeed. I am still unsure of what exercise I should be doing right now, so I'm hoping the PT I will be seeing on Frid... Read more
Monday, November 14, 2016      2 comments

Today I finally got a call back from the Physical Therapist, so I have an appointment set-up on Friday. I still haven't heard back from my doctor about getting a nutritionist appointment, but at least I am making progress. I am making some chi... Read more
Sunday, November 13, 2016      5 comments

I have decided that even though I am not where the doctor wants me to be with my weight that I have continued to do my best and I will continue to learn, but I know that my attitude has to be positive or I will fail. I refuse to let negativity ... Read more
Friday, November 11, 2016      7 comments

I named this blog pain because I finally decided to start taking Tylenol Extra Strength at 2 tablets 3 times daily to see if I can get control of the pain in my leg. So far, it hasn't helped. The surgeon wants me to lose weight before he opera... Read more
Thursday, November 10, 2016      6 comments

I talked to my doctor earlier and she is upset that I am not losing the weight before my surgery. She is going to give me an order to see a nutritionist and also see a physical therapist to help me get ready for surgery in January. She told me... Read more

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