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Still Becoming Acquainted With Myself
Wednesday, March 07, 2012      0 comments

A couple of weeks ago I decided that as a challenge for myself, I would give up my daily glass of wine or cocktail for Lent. Even though it was a ritual for my husband and me to have a drink while I prepare dinner, I didn't really miss it that m... Read more
The Call of Duty
Friday, February 17, 2012      0 comments

It's amazing how putting something out in the universe tends to create unexpected reactions. Yesterday I posted about how I was going to create a spa at home for the next week. Well, guess what?! My daughter called me in crisis yesterday and ask... Read more
A Lightbulb Moment
Thursday, February 16, 2012      0 comments

I'm going to stay at a spa for the next six days! I won't be traveling to any fancy place or spending tons of money. I will be at home but it will be a spa experience as much as I can make it so. My husband is out of town until next week an... Read more
Where is the anger coming from?
Thursday, February 10, 2011      1 comments

The painful bouts with my shoulder come and go throughout the day. My husband walked in on me this evening in the midst of one of my low times. I was crying and gritting my teeth and cursing. I felt so much anger and I really don't know where to... Read more
Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and SLAP tear
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      4 comments

I am struggling with these conditions both physically and mentally. I am trying to find a way to exercise safely and comfortably but I'm not getting much help or information from my doctor. Even though this is a part of his specialty, I think it... Read more
Square one! I have seen it many times :(
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      4 comments

Okay, I have weighed and measured and prayed and kicked myself a few times (the last one definitely doesn't help). I am starting over. I actually have an exercise buddy in my neighborhood now and I'm thinking that is going to make a huge differe... Read more
Oops!
Monday, November 30, 2009      2 comments

Whatever positive movement toward getting on track a couple of weeks ago went out the window last week. I didn't even wait for Thanksgiving day to lose my way. This morning, though, I am up and dressed for the gym (an hour of spinning at 9:30), ... Read more
Mind games
Thursday, November 12, 2009      3 comments

It has been a week since I got myself back on track and really has not been all that difficult. On top of that I have lost 6 pounds! My dilemma is that because I am dropping weight so consistently I am starting to worry...worry that I will give ... Read more
Another gold star!
Saturday, November 07, 2009      2 comments

It's almost 9:30 and I'm struggling a bit with not wanting to get my exercise done this morning. Still, I am excited Because I had another good day yesterday with making smart choices with my food and drinking my water. When I use the logs it re... Read more
Off to a good start
Friday, November 06, 2009      2 comments

Starting yesterday I put myself on project status meaning I decided it is time to take charge and make the changes that I keep wishing for. I got my workouts in, I ate nutritious food in the right quantities, logged it all in to my trackers, an... Read more
I feel like I have hit a brick wall!
Sunday, July 26, 2009      3 comments

I don't know if it is the summer heat or if my medication isn't working for me but I am struggling with my energy levels. Consequently I have lapsed into that awful cycle of trying to take care of the problem with carbs (lots and lots of carbs a... Read more
I'm feeling pampered
Thursday, March 26, 2009      4 comments

No, I didn't go to a spa. In fact the pampering was something I did for myself. This morning after my husband left for a meeting and my daughter left for school I poured a bowl of All Bran and sliced some strawberries for myself. I picked up ... Read more
Thank you, thank you!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      0 comments

Thanks to all that have extended their kind words, helpful information and moral support. I feel very hopeful and so fortunate to have such a wonderful network of people to lean on. I am learning so much through this process and the silver lin... Read more
I'm So Proud of Myself!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009      4 comments

With my husband's recent business challenges we have been forced to cut back. I am budgeting for groceries like I never did before. I was forced to cancel my gym membership and my magazine subscriptions. Actually, all of that felt pretty good... Read more
Life is such a rollercoaster!
Saturday, January 31, 2009      1 comments

Well, I will go ahead and get my whining out of the way. The latest development in the Bird household is that the bad economy caught up with us. As a result, we are having to tighten our belts and plan some lifestyle changes. The first casual... Read more

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