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Routine Checkup
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      2 comments

One good thing about being a veteran is the health care. I just got a six month checkup. My labs were good, blood pressure OK, no real problems. She was very impressed with my weigh loss of 30 pounds since mid-December. I told her about Spark P... Read more
Adding Strength Training
Monday, May 25, 2009      1 comments

I decided to use the SP strength training planning program. Picked M-W-Sat for my 3 days to work out. Clicked it today, and WOW! A little more than I thought it would be, but not killer. I warmed up by biking on my stationary bike for 15 minutes... Read more
In the Jungle...
Sunday, May 24, 2009      2 comments

I took the pups to their dog class today . We walked about 2.5 miles to get there, so Samurai would be less hyper. I always try this, and it does work to some extent, but it tires me & Shalako out more than it does Samurai. They both passed thei... Read more
Another Rainy Day, but Goals Met
Sunday, May 24, 2009      3 comments

Wow, we seem to have storm clouds and fronts moved in. Good, we need it - we were 3 inches of rain behind our average for the year. Little fluffy dogs don't do well in the rain, wet streets or puddles. Not that Samurai cares- he just doesn't lik... Read more
Bad Planning
Friday, May 22, 2009      3 comments

I was tired this morning, and it was raining, so I deliberately planned to sleep earlier than usual and get up at 1630 (4:30P) to walk the pups and do my video workout. Best laid plans and all that ... Got to sleep fine, but had a package deliv... Read more
Things we don't hear much in the Emergency Department
Friday, May 22, 2009      5 comments

I'd refreshed my "natural red hair" yesterday morning, and used a creamy conditioner on it. When I went to work, it kept slipping out of the barrette. I commented to one of the other nurses that it was "too clean". She replied, "that's something... Read more
We do more before sunrise ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      3 comments

than most people do all day. That used to be the US Army motto. Way before "Army of one" - which I never understood. Anyway, it's kinda cheating if you work nights. Of course I do more before sunrise - my "yesterday" is amost over, and my new ... Read more
Sunburn
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      1 comments

I've been getting sunburn on my shoulders from walking the pups. I'm allergic to many of the sunblocks. I went to the store today and bought 2 to try. Put a dab of Coppertone Sport on my L inner elbow, Hawaiian Tropic on my R. Both are SPF 15, a... Read more
Little Signs of Progress
Tuesday, May 19, 2009      3 comments

So, I haven't lost (or gained) any weight in 2 weeks. But, walking the dogs yesterday, I noticed my shorts are slipping down on my hips. I have to slip the waistband up under my fannypack and dog-walking belts. Yea! Shalako seems stuck at... Read more
The Devil in Long-Johns
Sunday, May 17, 2009      0 comments

A few years ago, I peaked out at nearly 300 pounds. I never got back on the scales after hitting 298, until I'd started losing. At that time, I was so far into the state of denial, I needed a passport to return to reality. I never looked into a ... Read more
The Puppies, My Friends, Are Blowin' In the Wind
Saturday, May 16, 2009      2 comments

I was going to put off walking the pups until later - the morning winds were about 24 mph with gust to 40+. Whee! Trees bending down, trash blowing everywhere. I checked the weather reports, and it looked like it wasn't going to slow down any t... Read more
Challenges
Friday, May 15, 2009      2 comments

Not as busy last night as it was the night before (which bit). I'd forgotten my resistance band, so I had to wait to w/o until I got home. No problem - walked the pups a different way thru the neighborhood to mix it up. Rode my bike 10 minutes w... Read more
Tired but slogging on
Thursday, May 14, 2009      2 comments

Slept poorly yesterday after a promising start. I was showered and read to sleep - had packed a meal with both a fruit salad and a mixed greens salad, other healthy munchies. Also ... Read more
Walking at Sunrise
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      2 comments

Stayed up all night. Did the S2S W/O @ 0330 - crunchless abs. Literally dusted off my stationary bike (ker-chew!) and rode it 10 minutes (it calculated 2 miles, after I put in fresh batteries). Walked the pups just after sunrise. Note to self -... Read more
Cramming at the End of the Day
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      1 comments

So, once again, I scrambled to find enough food to meet my minimums at the end of the day. Weird. Started out so well... Walked the pups 2.5 miles this morning while it was cooler. I thought again about going to the movies, but I'd been up ... Read more

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