Planting for the Future
Yesterday, BF and I visited a locally owned greenhouse/garden store. We did not buy a greenhouse, but we talked with the owner and got some good education about the local weather, greenhouses and gardening. We ended up buying starts for 3 of m... Read more
Fighting the Feeling that I Failed
I was so excited to have lost 7.5 pounds after surgery that I was sure I would continue. I aimed for 2 pounds this week, which, given the current situation, may not have been realistic, but I thought it was OK all week.
I ate pretty carefu... Read more
100% Commitment - Waylaid by Girl Scout Cookies
I started yesterday by driving my partner to an early morning appointment. I was surprised how sore that made me! I had my stepdad take me to my doctor appointment. The doctor gave me a limited release to return to work. I can work from home,... Read more
I Need to Act on my 100% Commitment
Today, I will attempt to drive for the first time since surgery. One of the stops is the follow-up appointment with my doctor where he should sign the release so I can get back to work. Mixed feelings about that. I am still uncomfortable, th... Read more
This is Not a Diet! This is Not a Drill! I OWN This Journey!
A few days into my post-surgery changes. I am still learning what foods are now off limits. Yesterday, I ate wholly within the safe list. Turned down the fruit turnover and the other goodies that my partner brought home. It makes it easier n... Read more
Feel free to skip this one. Some observations may not be for all audience members. Last week, I had gall bladder removal surgery. It came at just the right time. By the time the date came, I was so uncomfortable, in so much pain, I had sort ... Read more
Yesterday was a Rest Day; Today was Essentially the Same
As my surgery date draws near, I am increasingly feeling crappy. I may have overdone it on the row machine the other day. I was too sore yesterday and reluctantly took a rest day. It felt weird to drive past the gym without going in. Thinkin... Read more
I am Worth It! (Part 2)
This morning, I realized something. Heretofore, knowing I would be going to the gym for just a few minutes, I would have talked myself out of spending the time and gas. But, as BF said when I shared this changed thought with him, "It is worth ... Read more
Day 3 at the Gym
I am still not doing a full workout. I am not kidding anyone, least of all myself. But, this was my 3rd straight day to walk through the doors and do something.
I thought I would try the recumbent bike, but headed back to the elliptical f... Read more
I am Worth It!
A few days ago, a post card came in the mail. It was from Planet Fitness advertising a $10/month deal if I signed up before the end of the year. I drive by several of them during my 40 mile commute, but did not otherwise know anything about th... Read more
I vacillate between furious anger and fear about current politics and my fears about my own future. I vacillate between loving my job and hating my commute. I vacillate, and this is really bad, between thinking about making positive healthy ch... Read more
Forty-Seven Years (Plus) Later...
Yesterday, a dream partially came true. My two sisters closest in age to me were together and drove up to spend a few hours with me!
The big ... Read more
Inspired by 2BDYNAMIC
This resonated for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myp
I just had to share such a positive, humorous and well-illustrated blog.
Off to drink more water.... ... Read more
Off the Market!
In the midst of several months of crazy activity, very little of it physical, here I am. Most of last week was spent in North Carolina. I flew in Sunday and spent most of Monday driving around with my realtor looking at houses on my list. I s... Read more
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Mother's Day Thoughts
I always approach Mother's Day with a mix of feelings. My mother is, as far as I know, still alive. She has chosen not to have me in her life for most of the time I have been alive. I wish things were different. I have been blessed with teac... Read more