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Out of My Comfort Zone
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      4 comments

I entered a writing contest at work today. I have no expectations of winning - but that is not why I entered. I entered because I consider myself to be an excellent writer and I wanted to exhibit my writing skills, and to exhibit my love of work... Read more
Tell Me Something Good
Saturday, January 28, 2017      7 comments

Taking care of yourself as a priority can mean a lot of different things. Here's some steps I have taken that have pushed me to the front of my to-do list: I bought a pair of 5 pound dumbbells and had them shipped to work. They should arriv... Read more
The First Step is a doozy
Friday, January 27, 2017      5 comments

Stairs are kind of my nemesis. In the last couple of years, I have had a hard time walking down them. This morning, heading out the door to work, they stopped me in my tracks. They are the same 2 steps I climb down every morning when I lea... Read more
Small swaps lead to big changes
Thursday, January 26, 2017      11 comments

I am learning that small swaps can lead to big changes. I am not completely ditching my desire for a hot morning beverage -- and a breakfast from the donut place, but I am switching up bits of it so I am ingesting less sugar, making healthier ch... Read more
Eating Clean-er
Thursday, January 12, 2017      9 comments

I am not where I want to be in the eating dept - but I am improving. This way is better for me. I am eating at least one deliciously healthy meal daily - lately it has been a mix of beets, pineapples, grapes, avocado, corn and black beans. I thr... Read more
Hello 2017!
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      5 comments

Striding ahead --- after months of waffling, researching, and procrastinating - I finally found a new doc - hopefully. Her online stats and reviews look good - and she is affiliated with the hosp I stayed in in Sept. I have an appt on 1/23. Choo... Read more
December's docket
Saturday, December 03, 2016      7 comments

Hello friends, It's been a while. Hope all is well with everyone. I have been doing okay. Struggling with pain and mobility issues -- but far from giving up! I am enrolled in a clean eating challenge, which begins on Tuesday. It will m... Read more
Pain or no Pain, Hello Gym!
Monday, October 31, 2016      6 comments

After an extended hiatus, I went to the gym today. I was walking around in a store, pushing a cart, and I I felt so stiff, and had so much pain, I just decided that I needed to go to the gym and climb on a stationary bike. I needed to see if I c... Read more
I am still here
Friday, October 21, 2016      11 comments

Just working through things - mainly my health. Trying to get my stamina back. Luckily, I never lost my zest for living! I just need to pick up the pace! Hope you are all doing well! ... Read more
Making it work
Tuesday, September 27, 2016      8 comments

Here is the Reader's Digest Condensed Version of my life lately. Back on 9/9, I had pain just below my breastbone in the center of my chest/above my stomach. Long story short, I was hospitalized for 6 days with a diagnosis of gallstones/pan... Read more
Scale Recommendation Requested
Friday, September 16, 2016      3 comments

Hi all, Does anyone have a good recommendation for a scale to weigh myself on that is fit for home use. I can google it, but I would love a recommendation from our community; The max weight needs to at least hit 420 lbs. THANK YOU! M... Read more
On the Mend
Thursday, September 15, 2016      13 comments

Just a few words tonight as I must know get to bed. I have been in the hospital for the past 6 days, and it is something I do not want to repeat again. I'll get into more details when I am more fully rested. It is good to be home. ... Read more
Getting On Top of Things
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      4 comments

Control is not the right word for the way I am feeling these last few days --- and explained as much to my health coach. I feel like I am going with the flow, and it is not just an unintentional ride. I have power. I have choices. I am exercisin... Read more
Head On
Monday, August 29, 2016      5 comments

I a learning what is happening in my body and I am facing it head on. I went for the nerve test today and Doc indicated that he thinks I am experiencing nerve pain from the condition of my back. He's a conduit to passing on information to my doc... Read more
We Shall See what we shall see
Monday, August 29, 2016      2 comments

I have a doc's appt in the morning for an EMG, which is a test to see how my nerves react when the muscles are stimulated. I am nervous about it, but sitting up praying and playing computer games to try to relax before heading to bed. This... Read more

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