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Silly Pictures of My Special Christmas
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      8 comments

Christmas Eve brought a special, lively Mass filled with happy singing, festive decorations, and a beautiful manger to celebrate the birth of Jesus. My brother, Dave and his family picked me up and helped into church on my knee walker. It was g... Read more
Pain, pain, go away! And don't come back another day!
Saturday, December 22, 2012      7 comments

Pain, pain, go away! And don't come back another day! And this time, I'm not talking about my foot! It is healing fine, is pain free, and I like the cast much better than the 'Frankenboot'! After going out 3 days in a row last week, I was s... Read more
I got my hard cast today!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      6 comments

Just got back from the doctor for my 3rd post-op check. I got my stitches removed and got my hard cast put on. It's about as heavy, but less bulky than the Frankenboot! I'm hoping for better sleep at night with the cast. That boot made it diffic... Read more
Foot Surgery Update #3
Friday, December 14, 2012      6 comments

I had my week 2 post-op doc appointment today. I was a bit disappointed that I came back home with Frankenboot on my foot rather than the hard cast. When the doc took the tape off my sutured area, there were 2 spots that were still gapping a lit... Read more
Foot Surgery Update #2
Sunday, December 09, 2012      4 comments

It's been just over a week since I had foot surgery to remove a painful bunion. Should have done it YEARS ago, then it wouldn't have been such an involved surgery now. The doc did a little more than he originally explained to me since he didn't ... Read more
Foot Surgery Update
Monday, December 03, 2012      9 comments

Here's the before picture of my painful bunion My foot surgery went well on Friday morning and I was home by 10:00! I had little to no pain on Friday since the doc gave ... Read more
Thanksgiving and beyond!
Friday, November 23, 2012      7 comments

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving day with my extended family at one of my brother's house. It was a beautiful day, the food was delicious, the table was beautifully set with Mom and Dad's wedding china, and we enjoyed good conversation with lots o... Read more
This will get you going!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      5 comments

Listening to the "Good Morning" song by Mandisa Feat and Toby Mac is a great way to start any day! Check it out, bookmark it for tomorrow, and HAVE A GREAT DAY! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
g4Sj6TmSG4w ... Read more
A Good Day!
Saturday, November 10, 2012      4 comments

Thanks to my friend Julie, who is a physical therapist, for coming over to show me how to use a walker without bearing weight on one leg, how to get in/out of my house (2 steps), how to get in/out of the shower and up from a soft couch. The walk... Read more
Busier than ever!
Saturday, November 10, 2012      4 comments

Getting ready for my bunion surgery on Nov. 30 is a lot of work! Being single and living by myself, I have to be prepared in order to maintain my independence. I've got plenty of help for when I need it, but want to do what I can for myself. ... Read more
Today is the day....
Friday, November 02, 2012      6 comments

Today is the day.... how many times have I said that this year? After having such a nice weight loss in 2011 (51 pounds), I've struggled this ENTIRE year with staying on the healthy lifestyle track. Good news though, I just checked to see what... Read more
A Happy Weekend ~ Life is Good!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012      10 comments

What a fun time I had in Nashville Oct. 18 - 21! I made it a 4-day weekend since friends from college were coming in for the wedding of a friend's daughter. I drove down since it's just 5 1/2 hours from where I live in Missouri. This is me... Read more
Challenges of Upcoming Bunion Surgery
Friday, October 12, 2012      10 comments

Not too excited about the news I got this morning at the podiatrist. I went in to see about having my bunions taken care of, and yes I have them on both feet. There's an easier fix and a more involved. Guess which one I need...on both feet? That... Read more
"If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail." ~Proverbs
Sunday, October 07, 2012      5 comments

"If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail." I have to agree with this Proverbs quote! No truer words have been written when it comes to me. I have more success when I plan my meals. It makes me think ahead rather than just throw something toge... Read more
Here's to a healthy October!
Monday, October 01, 2012      9 comments

SparkPeople poster: "Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same." That's been my status for almost a week now but I love thinking about it! I've been taking a break from writing so much about food, weight loss, ... Read more

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