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April Results & May Goals!
Friday, May 01, 2015      23 comments

Happy May! So, so happy and looking forward to this new month! I have exciting news! I am going to be on a “Work Rehabilitation” program for the month of May… The Work Readiness Program is a one month program, to see if I... Read more
March results & April Goals
Monday, March 30, 2015      16 comments

March was all about continuing my trend from February which was an excellent month! March Goals and results 1. Exercise 1000 minutes again this month. ~done 2. Stay within my calorie range. ~done 3. Go to bed at a reasonable hour... Read more
5 Things I am looking forward to in the Spring....
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      27 comments

Spring is right around the corner …I am so incredibly ready for spring. I can not contain my excitement because spring just brings smiles. I am looking forward to sunshine, floral aromas, and a fresh sense of rejuvenation and just lots of colorf... Read more
Adding to my goals for March....take 20 minutes to finish a meal.
Thursday, March 05, 2015      21 comments

Well… there’s something I’ve been doing that I haven’t mentioned during my eating. I’ve been taking my time…. 20 minutes that is to finish a meal. Eating and chewing thoroughly, putting my fork down , drinking tea… taking a full 20 minutes to fi... Read more
Met with the Dietician today...
Thursday, March 05, 2015      25 comments

Happy Wednesday! I got back from seeing the Dietician regarding my pre-diabetic results. Went over my diet, and was pleased to hear that my diet is actually good...and that I just need to add more carbs...yup...was following a low carb diet! Al... Read more
It’s March…Bring it on!
Monday, March 02, 2015      22 comments

February, just like January came and went in just a blink! Didn’t have time to set up goals or anything… It was a pretty good month though, I mostly stayed within calorie range despite it being my Birthday month. I hit 1000 fitness minute... Read more
Day after Christmas 2nd Stroke Scare
Friday, December 26, 2014      34 comments

Started out as a normal day, but then I got a headache. Painful… and it was all too familiar. I got a painful headache on the day of my stroke. My face started getting numb, I told my mother, and we both decided we should visit the hospital. So ... Read more
I had a stroke in February '14 and I'm still recovering
Saturday, August 23, 2014      32 comments

Okay.... so here's my update....really, really long due. On February 10, 2014, I had a stroke. My birthday was on February 19th...and I was in a coma. I was hospitalized and I hardly remember anything from the time of my storke until I woke u... Read more
My Love/Hate Relationship with Sleep
Tuesday, February 04, 2014      6 comments

I have a love/hate relationship with sleep. At night, I don’t want to go to bed. In the morning, I don’t want to get up. I don't want to go to bed at night because I still have many things that I want to do, but then getting up early is... Read more
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      4 comments

Wow, I can't believe it's been 6 weeks have past from my surgery. Time has flown by especially once I started back at work. Going back to work full-time, while still in the recovery process was too aggressive an approach. After discussing with ... Read more
But You LOOK Good!
Friday, January 10, 2014      6 comments

I ran into associate from a different department at work whoI haven't seen for a long time ... Happy New Year, she says..haven't seen you around.were you out on holiday? Then I told her, no I went to the hospital for surgery and stayed th... Read more
I accept "One step forward, two steps back." is a necessary recovery process.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      3 comments

Resting today from work - I accept that "One step forward, two steps back" is part of recovery. I know I am making the necessary progress to recovery, and I am grateful that my work has rules set until my estimated date of recovery on this issue... Read more
Off pain meds, back @ work...even with limitations, I am back 5 weeks early! Happy New Year!!!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014      1 comments

Excited to be back at work today. Thanks to my yoga breathing and exercises (light, modified version) and my healthy eating and some loving support from my mom, and my cat...I got off my pain meds (NARCOTICS) and I'm back at work. Taking it eas... Read more
My catheter bag was removed today..big step to recovery.
Monday, December 23, 2013      7 comments

My catheter bag was removed today... whew, now I can go to the bathroom like a normal person :) 10 days post-op and still painful from the abdominal hysterectomy for an enlarged uterus (HUGE fibroids and stage IV endometriosis)..thank goodness ... Read more
I made it through surgery, and doing well.
Thursday, December 19, 2013      9 comments

I had my surgery on Fri. 12/13. It was a long surgery - 7 hours. The 1 1/2 hour, laparoscopic hysterectomy surgery that I went in for to remove my enlarged uterus from the generous sized fibroid turned out to be more than that...doctor weighed i... Read more

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