Sunday, my prayers were answered. My husband came home! We're taking things a little at a time, and trying to be patient and gentle with each other. We have a lot of things to recover from, and it's going to take a lot of time, but he's HERE, a... Read more
One day at a time
If you recognize that phrase, then perhaps you are no stranger to 12 step programs.
Neither am I. I have been a member of Al Anon for years; it was the only thing that helped me survive my husband's alcoholism.
Now though, I walk on ... Read more
I've had a few people ask me how I'm doing.
Honestly? Still not well. I've lost 18 lbs this month. Given that I'm not about 8 pounds from my goal weight... this isn't good.
I've come to some realizations about myself that I don't li... Read more
Life = gone to hell
So my life just imploded. My husband left me.
The reasons are... multitude. Suffice it to say I am not blameless; however, he is living in a situation that is not conducive to healthy... anything at the moment. It's only been a week, and m... Read more
Obamacare, I am IN YOU!
Well, after much aggravation, tons of cussing at modern technology, I'm now officially enrolled in an insurance plan. For the first time in 10 years, I can afford to go to a doctor. Got a pretty decent deductible, and with the tax credit, I'm o... Read more
Circuit training... bloopers and pain
So our gym has added a premium class with a football training coach. Pretty standard circuit training, a little bit of crossfit-inspired (including those big ropes.)
I have no intention of spending extra money on it (it's $10 a class, or $... Read more
Well, that was a dumb move
So tonight I had one of my favorite dinners. Velveeta shells and cheese! I love this stuff. It's definitely a trigger food for me, but hey, I had a limited amount, and that's not the problem. I mixed it with Rotel and tuna. Pretty tasty and fill... Read more
Made the switch
So after I hit the gym this morning (and I'm proud of my trip) I got the red "burning too many calories" message in my fitness tracker. So I decided now would be a good time to make the switch to the variable calorie tracker, the new one that SP... Read more
Getting serious about strength
Going to the gym with my friend has me wanting to get serious about strength again. I've gone too long without a regular program, and I always love the way I feel after a good workout.
I'm no slouch, although it's been a while since I real... Read more
Nachos and Nostalgia
Today has been a great day. I got a lot of GOOD sleep last night; went to bed about 10:30, with my oldest daughter. Normally I go to bed at 1 or later! We slept well, and my husband apparently slept on the couch, LOL. No sympathy, means I rested... Read more
So a friend of mine joined my gym, and was trying to get me to go, so I figured... why not? I'm paying for the stupid membership.
We went, and I feel so good right now. The only drawback is she's one of those that likes to go for hours at ... Read more
Being broke does have its advantages
When you have no money, there's no money for sodas, junk food, and fast food.
We're in a really tight spot right now... and by tight spot, I mean just applied for food ... Read more
All's well that ends well.
Went for my mammogram yesterday. All's clear! Everything looks normal, although the radiologist did recommend that I get regular yearly mammograms given my family history.... Read more
Binge and gain
So yesterday was a very binge-y day. It was unpleasant all around; my emotional state was in shreds, and I ate as a result. And not a veggie in sight the whole day. Serious... Read more
Family history? Not me!
So, my mother is a third-generation breast cancer survivor. Last year, she was diagnosed with stage 1 aggressive breast cancer.
So naturally, I've been doing regular self-exams. We almost certainly have the gene, alth... Read more