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Next stop...cardiologist!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      8 comments

I've complained of dizziness and blacking out since I was a kid. Was told I had a little murmur and to not worry. I thought all my falling down had to do with lack of coordination, but now I really wonder. Recent tests show that murmur and an... Read more
DH is retiring...
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      7 comments

My husband is retiring the end of June. I'm so excited for him and for us. I hope to surprise him with a cruise that includes our kids and grandkids, but may not be able to coordinate in time. We'll see. Just as he retires I begin a very inv... Read more
Another Grandson Event to Cheer!
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      8 comments

Last evening I got to attend a middle school scholar awards banquet honoring my oldest grandson. It was a semi-formal event. It was fun to see the 11 honorees so dressed up. My daughter invited me in her husband's place as he had to work. Ea... Read more
Walk, walk, walk and walk some more!
Monday, May 01, 2017      6 comments

Did a 3 mile MS walk Saturday followed by a few more miles getting from place to place at other activities. My favorite walk was with my second grandson, age 12, who insisted on walking me to my car after his brother's water polo game. I'd par... Read more
Reminding myself...
Monday, April 24, 2017      31 comments

I find great encouragement in reminding myself how far I've come. Remembering challenges and triumphs help me to want to continue working towards the healthiest me that I can be. I may be in maintenance, but there are always goals. I'm gettin... Read more
Cool, but great day to walk
Saturday, April 22, 2017      9 comments

My husband and I cheered our daughter on to her marathon victory (won her age division) today. I took her special water to her at two locations on the course and my husband went to a third location. Because the finish was only a mile from our ... Read more
Gotta Stay on track despite a couple added challenges!
Thursday, April 20, 2017      3 comments

Too much salt and not enough water led to a couple extra pounds. I know they will stop away, but I do frustrate myself when I know better. But, got news that my heart is not behaving and also I have a nerve in my leg that is misbehaving. So h... Read more
We are worth it
Wednesday, April 19, 2017      6 comments

We are worth every healthy choice we make. When I make a choice that is not good for my body, my mind or my spirit I always deal with at least a little bit of regret. Each time I weigh the choice I am about to make I remind myself that I am wo... Read more
Another Beginning
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      3 comments

Now that I'm healing from surgery to repair my shattered right wrist I am ready to begin weight training again as well as increase cardio. I am eager to add muscle back that I know I've lost over the last few months. Illness and injury can rea... Read more
Just for today...
Monday, April 17, 2017      7 comments

I'm learning maintenance and one thing that works for me is to not look too far ahead. I hold myself accountable just for today for nutrition, exercise, sleep, fun. But, one longer term challenge is when I know I will be off plan for a bit for... Read more
Grandkids +
Thursday, April 13, 2017      8 comments

Our son and family were here the last four days. We got together with our local daughter and her family as much as possible. Her one and his two little girls had so much fun. We are taking her one with us when we meet up with his family in Or... Read more
Shattered wrist update
Monday, April 03, 2017      7 comments

Got splint off today. May still need it some. X-rays show surgery is healing well. Plate and all the screws are doing their jobs. However, the other broken bone is still not together. Evidently the doctor wasn't able to pull it back togethe... Read more
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Sunday, April 02, 2017      36 comments

...I thought when I hit my goal it would suddenly become a much easier journey. Surprise! I've continued to lose weight and am getting a bit anxious to stop the slide. Balancing calories and exercise at goal presents new challenges. I'm happ... Read more
Four days of eating differently...
Thursday, March 30, 2017      9 comments

My husband and I flew out to pack up items we are bringing home or shipping to our kids from my mother-in-law's home. We ended up eating pizza at brother-in-law's, out to dinner alone, and finally ordering pizza for us and family helping up tak... Read more
Four days eating out will be a good test?
Thursday, March 23, 2017      7 comments

We are going out of town for four days to pack up part of my mother-in-law's house so my husband's brother and sister can move forward with having it staged and marketed. We will eat out for four days and I am a little concerned. I am taking t... Read more

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