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Starting today
Sunday, February 28, 2021      5 comments

I am basically starting over. In 2017, I had sort of a painful break up and gained weight, then got injured. I spent a year on disability from September of 2017-2018. I tried to fight it, but a month on muscle relaxants and a steroid shot in ... Read more
Work Weight loss Challenge
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      5 comments

So the girls at work decided to start some weight loss challenge. I am kind of excited about this. I do better when others are on board. They are going by percentage of weight loss, and we are doing this until April. There is $200 in the pot... Read more
Gearing up for 2019, Which has got to better than 2018
Monday, December 10, 2018      4 comments

This year has officially sucked. I had spine surgery which took care of a lot of my pain from my work injury, but not all of it. I lost my dog to leukemia. My kids father, whom I was with for 21 years, died of cancer. My daughter is having ... Read more
Thursday, April 19, 2018      7 comments

So about three weeks ago, I had spine cervical spine surgery. This last week, I've walked 3 miles a day, and I am no longer in severe pain.. there is still some pain, but nowhere as bad as it was. I can't wait to get myself back in shape. Aft... Read more
Next Chapter
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      4 comments

So the epidural wore off already. I am back to having spine surgery. They submitted request for authorization yesterday. I'll get through this, and then I'll be fine. The disk I am having removed has a pretty good success rate compared to ot... Read more
10 Pounds Lost
Saturday, February 03, 2018      10 comments

I got on the scale yesterday, and I lost 10 pounds last month. I'll take it. It's nice to see my weight go down for the first time in a long time. I am feeling more in control again these days, and that feels good. My thoughts about it... Read more
I Still Can't Run, but I Can Walk
Thursday, February 01, 2018      4 comments

Last night, I walked about 3 miles. Since my injury in September, a 3 mile walk would make my pain flare up, and I'd be laying down and icing my neck (bulging disks and nerve impingement) for hours after. The whole right side of my body would ... Read more
Feeling Better
Sunday, January 28, 2018      5 comments

So I had an epidural on Tuesday and I was able to do things like brush my hair, cut my food, and write again this week. I still have some pain, but it's been minor. My trainer on Friday decided we should work on my lower back muscles, to suppo... Read more
Why Do I Still Do This?
Friday, January 19, 2018      3 comments

Last week, my dog of 11 years appeared to be sick. I watched it for a couple of days, then took her to the vet. Our vet sent her home with antibiotics and did some lab work. Thursday I got a call that my dog had a rather aggressive strain of ... Read more
Random thought of the day
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      3 comments

I've been clean eating all week, and I've been consistently going to the gym. The mood is not as glum. I need to think about why I punish myself with sugar when I am sad, in the guise of indulging. It's not so soothing. I know it's not my fr... Read more
My Future Running Buddy
Monday, January 08, 2018      2 comments

So we inherited another dog recently. Chelsea.... Chelsea is no Chocolate (officially named by my daughter Chocolate Milkshake). ... Read more
A Little Planning
Sunday, January 07, 2018      1 comments

This week I am trying something new. I am going to do some meal prepping. I figure frozen fruits, veggies, oatmeal, nuts, and yogurt can make interesti... Read more
Hello 2018
Thursday, January 04, 2018      4 comments

So I had a hiccup during the holidays. I found out that I will most likely need spine surgery, and it quite honestly sent me into a mini depression. Then it was followed with things that made me feel not so independent, like I was unable to cu... Read more
It's Relative
Monday, November 20, 2017      6 comments

As Thanksgiving is around the corner, I want to give thanks for where I am at this moment. I am mobile and relatively healthy. I am recovering from an ... Read more
Week 2 of my fitness streak-Recovery
Tuesday, November 14, 2017      5 comments

Week 2 of water jogging is completed. I've gone nearly every day for at least an hour. I had personal trainer session yesterday. He's trying to work within my restrictions and limitations, so we did a lot of core, ab, and leg work. I've been... Read more

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