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Low cholesterol diet
The results of my blood work are in. My cholesterol is a little too high. I was asked if I wanted to start Lipitor & I said yes. He also wants me on a low cholesterol diet. I'm new to the concept, and will have to do my research. But so far I've... Read more
BIL, 50 had a heart attack
My brother in law, age 50, had a heart attack on Saturday. I was so surprised, because that's so young. BIL doesn't even eat red meat. But, as is brother pointed out, that was the same age as his father & grandfather had their first heart attack... Read more
I need to work to feel good
At the start of my day, I thought I had one new contract, and working coming in from one existing contract. The first fell through. I'm OK with that, because it wasn't much money. But, when the existing client said the expected files weren't com... Read more
Pinch Punch, First of the Month
I used to have a habit of taking my measurements on the first of every month. Going through my period of ennui, I let that slide. Today, was my day of reckoning. I measured bicepts, waist, hips & thigh. I opened the tracker on SparkPeople, and s... Read more
When I go for a walk, I usually bring my iPod to listen to something. I walk the same route, about an hour. I walk 3 mph, which is slow. It's not a cardio workout. I call it functional movement. It builds up endurance, so that if I'm ever on vac... Read more
Why am I doing this?
I was having dinner. A full serving of dinner, even though I had a binge in the afternoon, when no one else was around. Sneak eating is my shameful secret. I ate dinner, and I was stuffed. Even though I wanted to lose weight, I still was binge e... Read more
I've had my ups & downs. Successes & losses. I struggle with my weight & binge eating. My weight is OVER 200 again, close to my all time highest weight. I feel uncomfortable bending & stretching with the added midsection. I found myself binging ... Read more
I managed (barely) to stay withing my calorie range yesterday. That's all I'm asking of myself. OK, and maybe exercise 30 a day.... Read more
High Blood Pressure
A lot of people have high blood pressure. And now I have it too. I'm starting mild meds tomorrow. I hope this is the wake up call I need to get back to my awesome habits. I found a dance workout on my 'on demand' cable and did 30 workout. I'm ou... Read more
I lost a pound this week! I've been trying to be more mindful of eating. I leave just 2 forkfuls of food on my plate (when I remember). It's not enough to make a big difference. But it gives me a chance to think about my level of satiety. If I'm... Read more
Happy New Year!
That's me in the upper left, feeling the Burn!
Bernie Sanders holds a town hall event at Keokuk Middle School in Keokuk, Iowa
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Soon I start my new job. I look forward to having a gang to hang out with every day. It's not a creative position, but it's good enough.
I've been out of work for 3.5 months, a semester. The kids have been so supportive. There were days whe... Read more
I have another job interview set up for Monday. Friends tell me it's a nice place to work. And the pay is better than the offer I have in hand. Fingers crossed.
I can't believe Hannukah is starting tomorrow night! I'm so not ready for this... Read more
Got a new job!
Today's interview went very well. I got the job. I start on Tuesday. Not really good pay. But it's better than what I'm making now, which is nothing... Read more
Back to gym
I got a one month free membership to the gym. Went there today, did elliptical and upper body. I feel really good!
I have this idea, let me run it by you. My idea is not to have a drink until I find a job. It might be what I need to get my hea... Read more