Happy New Year! I’m ready to tackle this year and feel better healthwise.
The first order of business is to get back to the gym. It will probably take a few weeks to get back in the habit, and I am planning to go back to ISU’s gym, because ... Read more
Short-Term and Long-Term Goals
This morning for my weigh-in, I am within 2 lbs. of my October 14 goal, woohoo! I am going down to SIUE to see my daughter for family weekend next month, and the whole family can't wait! My youngest, who is 9, especially can't wait; he was her l... Read more
I Will Always Have to Work on This
We are almost through our latest storm of my husband's unemployment; the last unemployment check made it to our account today, and next week we will both see our first paychecks. *Sigh of relief*
We have a lot of bills to catch up on.
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People can say whatever they want about Pokemon GO, but it has been fantastic for me this summer!
#1. It has been a good escape from the unemployment stress we have faced this summer.
#2. It has been fun to play side by side with my k... Read more
It has been a long summer and a very disappointing one. I haven't been able to do any of the organized bike rides I had planned, because my husband lost his job in June and we are currently on unemployment and eating food-pantry food. :(
T... Read more
Still Holding Steady
The past month, I have been so busy living my life that I've been just staying even and not gaining anything. I'm doing a great job of logging my food and water when I have time, not so great at staying away from snacks when I'm in between oblig... Read more
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
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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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