Today was a Better Day!
Rarely do I get to say this: I met my nutrition tracking goals today!
It was a tough week. So gl... Read more
Tuesday -- Thinking Thighs
"The thigh muscles are the largest in the body and need to be exercised both aerobically and with repetitive exercises. I have found that as my patients with diabetes increase the muscle mass in their thighs, their blood sugar typically decreas... Read more
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
On Friday, I had an apt with the Nutritionist/ND. There are a few things I have to work on. She gave some suggestions for my painful knee-- one is usually worse than the other. She also suggested a few supplements. One i have never tried bef... Read more
Disappointing First Week of Challenge
Didn't even lose a pound. Hoping to do much better this week. Tried to get my walking and some walking aerobics in and had two days of painful knees at night.
Oh, bother! Thinking I should try some chair exercises this week. Maybe tha... Read more
God Bless Friends
Poet William Carlos Williams wrote:
When trouble comes your soul to try, you love the friend who just stands by.
Perhaps there's nothing he can do--the thing is strictly up to you.
For there are troubles all your own, and paths the soul... Read more
"Jest fore Christmas"
Father calls me William, sister calls me Will,
Mother calls me Willie, but the fellers call me Bill!
Mighty glad I ain't a girl---ruther be a boy,
Without them sashes, curls, an' things that 's worn by Fauntleroy!
Love to chawnk gree... Read more
We had a great time at son's home. I took my yearly favorite of sweet potato/apple casserole. This year I took a GF chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. I am out of sugar and low on brown sugar. Not that I use that much -- just at this t... Read more
Thanksgiving -- Over the River . . .
... and through the woods,
to Grandma's house we go. Hubby will drive the four wheel drive, thru the white and drifted snow--oh! Over the river and thru the woods, hoping for homemade rolls, When warm and toasty with butter on, the kind that w... Read more
Difficult, but still Determined!
The sciatic and knee problem has kept me from doing too much exercise on this challenge. SO, the therapy exercise has counted toward my exercise. Because it is difficult to sit, stand, walk and lay down, I have to move from one position to ano... Read more
Some Finished Projects
We had a birthday celebration last night for SIL. The guys watched football and we ladies played games -- and ate too much! No ice cream. The DGD... Read more
Friday and Saturday
Friday we were out with friends and ate at a buffet. I went over my calories yesterday. Did much better today.
The five per cent challenge will be ending next Saturday with my final weigh-in. So far, I have lost more on this challenge th... Read more
Tuesday -- November 8/Voting, Therapy, TENS unit
Glad this is the last day of ads and phone calls. I voted. I am done!
I thought this would be the last day of therapy, but I scheduled one for Tuesday next week. I also got my TENS unit today. The therapist showed me how to use it. Pla... Read more
November in Overdrive!!!
November is usually one of the busiest months of the year for me. We have two birthday celebrations, two family holiday celebrations, and my sewing and crafting for the holidays. Also, usually in November I do my largest craft show for the yea... Read more
Saturday Spills -- not thrills
This AM I was getting ready to run some errands and dumped my gallon distiller all over the kitchen floor. What a flood! Then, when we came back, DH broke a glass gallon of jug of milk in the kitchen. What a mess! Milk all over and glass al... Read more
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The Week That Was -- Glad it is over!
Last week was a week of roller coaster rides -- mostly downs! Pain from therapy; dd's kitty got run over; DD got some bad news from the Dr. that had most of us crying. The after surgery healing was suppose to be four to six weeks, but is now f... Read more