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A downhill slide
Tuesday, November 20, 2012      2 comments

I"ve been babying my recently dislocated hip and it still really does feel unstable. I"ve been too scared to use the recumbent bike and can hardly walk even across my house as my feet ankles and legs are so painful. I was thinking that Enbrel ... Read more
Off to a Bad Start
Sunday, November 11, 2012      9 comments

This morning I woke at 4:00 - wide awake and full of energy. i SParked for a while and then decided to work out before my shower, since I don't have to be at church until 10:30. Sounds good right? It did....Until I saw a recipe for pumpki... Read more
a Care Package for the ones I care about
Saturday, November 10, 2012      4 comments

The following is a blog entry copied from my "outside" blog on an assigned topic by the WEGO Health Activist network. I am the leader of a support group--a subgroup of Sparkpeople .com--and the group is called, "Living with RAD (rhuematoid ... Read more
Don't Sweat it
Friday, October 05, 2012      7 comments

Today I did not get a chance to exercise as I had to leave at 9:00 to go to a dentist appointment....My dad took me and we stopped at a number of stores. Some I walked through and in Target I used the scooter. By the end of the trip I was exha... Read more
Back at it
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      5 comments

well, I'm finally home from the hospital. And I'm hopefully being treated properly now for the problem for which I was admitted. And if THAT works my life will be a whole lot nicer and I will be able to exercise with a lot more comfort. Ih... Read more
Hospital Food
Monday, October 01, 2012      7 comments

I've been in the hospital now for close to a week...Prior to my admission here I was doing well in the food department...tracking food, exercising, and had lost ten pounds. Here though, the hospital employs a gourmet chef. This is a brand new, f... Read more
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      6 comments

Today I have to go out at eleven o'clock and didn't want to take a shower, so rather than doing my bike ride, I did a lower body 20 minute strength workout. My legs are feeling it..but because I'm not soaked in sweat, I'm not feeling like I rea... Read more
Another Monday; another beginning
Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

Waking up to good habits today...although my sleep quality last night was not the greatest. Ate a good lo-cal breakfast; tracked it; am doing a breathing treatment so that next I can exercise. I've been working out regularly on my recumbant bi... Read more
Visit to Rheumy in NYC
Saturday, September 15, 2012      5 comments

I went to the rheumy on Friday with a good friend of mine. The trip was long and exhausting. The doctor (Doc. S) greeted me and looked at me and said, "Well you don't look SO terrible!" I don't know what he was expecting...but he of all peop... Read more
Friday, September 14, 2012      6 comments

It's 6:53 AM and I'm dressed and ready, waiting for my friend's car to pull up in front of my house. He is taking me to NYC today as he always does when I have a rheumatology appointment. Yesterday another friend took me to see a surgeon about... Read more
Doin' It!!!
Saturday, September 08, 2012      8 comments

Yeah. I exercised for a half hour every day this week. And I measured food AND tracked for the past two or maybe three days. Yesterday I was in range for Calories, fat, and carbs. but low on protein. Today I was slightly low on calories an... Read more
Believing in Today
Friday, September 07, 2012      5 comments

I'd lost ten pounds in the hospital in the beginning of August. Since that time I've regained that ten---and another ten on top of that, (spent the month of August on Steroids, bah!) This brings me to my all time high weight....I've been so di... Read more
My Pursuit of Joy
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      7 comments

Yesterday, I felt like crap. Honestly. I even thought maybe my endocarditis had returned as I was experiencing one attack of sweats after each attack of chills. I was tired....felt like I"d been dragged behind a speedboat (had to explain my ... Read more
The Real Thing: and it's not Coke
Friday, August 31, 2012      3 comments

I have flirted with Spark People for a while now. I haven't tracked food consistently for a long time; I have exercised in spurts--or should I say "drips and dabs." I have meanwhile, watched myself develop the "persona" of a fat person: Droo... Read more
Thursday, August 23, 2012      10 comments

No matter what I did today, I could not keep my eyes open. I slept a normal amount for me (10 hours) and then got up. The problem was that every time I sat down, my eyes closed and I was out for the count. The whole day had that surreal not-q... Read more

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