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It's been a busy past month where I have been working full-time substitute teaching, and my weight has been about the same, give or take a couple of pounds. I'm looking forward to next school year when all the start times are changing! I will ha... Read more
I'm home from my trip to Florida, and relieved to say that in the past couple weeks I haven't gained anything! I've been pretty much staying the same within a couple of pounds, in spite of my mother taking us out to eat as often as possible. I m... Read more
Happy Leap Year! And Down 15 lbs.
I had a coworker when I worked at Walgreens, whose wife gave birth to TWINS on Leap Year. Pretty amazing!!!
Today I'm feeling really great! I just started a March Madness challenge with my Instagram group, and we are planning to stay in our... Read more
Down 12 lbs. This Year
I really like that I weigh in twice a week, because it keeps me honest all week without getting fanatical and weighing in every day. I weigh in every Saturday morning with my group, and then I weigh in again Monday morning because I have always ... Read more
Off to a Nice Start: What's Working
This year, I'm down 7 lbs. from when we got home from our holiday vacation. I call that success so far! I'm eating really well and feeling very good. :)
I think there are a couple things right now that are working out well for me. The bigge... Read more
Christmas Vacation 2015, 2016, and MUCH more
Last night my husband, kids, and I rolled in from probably the worst Christmas road trip since we've been a family. I want to start by saying that I'm very ready to leave 2015 behind!!!
Every year for Christmas, we plan a little getaway for... Read more
6 Months Post Foot Surgery Update
Today at last, some good news! I was discharged from wound care after 3 weeks of intense treatment of the incision that would not heal. The original incision was about 8 inches long, but there was an inch that wasn't responding to anything I was... Read more
A Day of Hope
For the past 5 months, I have been blogging about my foot surgery adventure; it hasn't been fun, that's for sure! But it definitely has tested me as a person in ways I never imagined possible.
This morning, I went to my appointment at the ... Read more
After / Before
Just to be crystal clear on the really horrible year I've had with this foot injury/surgery, I thought I would post before/after pics in a very different way than one would normally see on Spark.
Before, in 2011, my first triathlon:
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I'm So Impatient
Grrr. This week my foot doctor recommended that I go to a wound care center. It's been almost 5 months since foot surgery, and yes, the incision site is still open and draining. No infection, no smell, no pain, just very annoying that I'm going ... Read more
Back to Work
I get tons of questions from students about my knee scooter, and I hate telling everyone all the gross details. So I just say I had foot surgery, and move on to whatever they are working on in class.
I love being back in a classroom with t... Read more
16 Weeks After Foot Surgery Update
Happy Weekend! It has been another exciting week of firsts. :)
I started walking without my cane about 3 days ago. I have quite a limp, but going places without "health equipment" has been pretty liberating! Yesterday I spent the day at my ... Read more
First 5K Since...
My running days are over forever, but I'm not upset about that because I can still bike and swim, and I really like doing those things more than running anyway! And I still have a bucket-list goal of doing triathlons as part of a relay team, so ... Read more
A Week of Firsts
Happy Labor Day! We are spending it at the pool one last time before it closes for the season. I decided that next year, I won't be buying pool passes for most of my kids because they don't go enough, but I'm definitely getting one for myself! ... Read more
Dr Visit, Foot Pics, and More
Today was my 3-month visit, and I was sure my doc was going to send me to a wound center to get this stupid oozing scab healed. But no, he was THRILLED with my progress! I can't believe it! He said he did a LOT to my foot, and especially since t... Read more