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Always Read the Patient Information Sheets!!!
Saturday, January 28, 2012      3 comments

I feel a little strange about posting this. It feels intensely personal... Late this afternoon, I put together the pieces of some strange things that have been going on with me. It started with an annoying rash on my arms. I chalked it up f... Read more
Goals and Rewards
Friday, January 27, 2012      2 comments

So these are my goals and rewards for my get healthy and lose weight journey. This is me, now. Actually, me this past summer. I was probably 5 pounds heavier in that picture. I think I'm drinking a vodka with lime. Absolut. ... Read more
This should be on everyone's playlist
Thursday, January 26, 2012      2 comments

I love up-beat, off-beat songs. I heard T. Rex on the radio yesterday and I realized the profound omission from my playlist. http://www.youtube.com/watch
?v=X-2eHfmBZ5E I'm always looking to add to my list. What up-beat and off-b... Read more
Update: tender tootsie-toe and family from Angola
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      2 comments

I want to cover two things today. Let you know what happened with my foot and to add another chapter about the family from Angola. I'm doing my foot first, but stick with the blog, because the family from Angola just made me so happy. I did... Read more
What? Plan B for the gym?
Monday, January 23, 2012      3 comments

I have a circulation problem in my left leg. I have to treat my left leg with the same care as a diabetic as I am prone to serious infection. Last week I got blisters on my left foot. If it were the right foot, i would have lanced the blisters, ... Read more
Improved Mood
Saturday, January 21, 2012      3 comments

Nothing like a hard work out to re-set the emotional buttons. Plenty of endorphins floating around now. I spent 62 minutes on the treadmill. More than half of those minutes, I averaged 10:30 min/mile. I'm impressed. I swam for about a ... Read more
I Will Banish Self-Doubt!
Saturday, January 21, 2012      0 comments

This is a quickie - I gotta get this out in a safe place. My husband asked me how I was feeling today - a general check in. I was OK. Slept better than the previous nights. I told him that I might have to resign since there doesn't seem to ... Read more
Magic 8 Ball and the Y
Thursday, January 19, 2012      1 comments

MOSTMOM1's video of herself hooping in the kitchen to a fun song has stuck with me. It reminded me that I used to be a person who did silly stuff just to entertain myself all the time. While I was watching her, I remembered the time I had a Talk... Read more
Trusting in God
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday's plan was to start kicking butts and taking names. It was a fruitful day: I called the lawyer; I called the workers comp insurance; I found out why the pharmacy won't fill my prescription (gotta kick health insurance butt today);... Read more
The DogLady Bans Whiners
Tuesday, January 17, 2012      0 comments

OMG! I just deleted the whiniest, pity party of a blog. Ugh! Let me summarize in one sentence what I went on and on and on and on about for paragraph after paragraph... Today is NOT a good day! My outlook on life SUCKS! OK. That was tw... Read more
Building up Emotional Reserves
Sunday, January 15, 2012      1 comments

It is FRIGID! Yet I still got outside for 30 minutes. Granted, it was split up. I counted my walk to church and my walk back as part of the 30 minutes. Then before I went swimming, I walked around the block by the Y twice to get in the rest. It ... Read more
Emotional Eating - Help!
Saturday, January 14, 2012      0 comments

Quick follow up to yesterday's sprint triathlon: I'm not that sore. I'm amazed because yesterday afternoon and evening I walked around like an arthritic survivor of a train crash. Could this be the just rewards of clean living? (ahem) Afte... Read more
I did a sprint tri and didn't die! (Thanks JENNSSWIMS!)
Friday, January 13, 2012      5 comments

Wow. I did it. I did my own, private sprint triathlon today. Thanks JENNSWIMS for the inspiration! Here are the gory details. First off. Today, Friday the 13th, is my birthday. How cool is that? (I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. Even co... Read more
Pushy Instructors
Thursday, January 12, 2012      0 comments

Tomorrow's sprint triathlon is looming. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to do it because I survived last night's swimming lessons. I'm fairly confident that I won't drown. There's a part of me that worries since I will swim last and my body may jus... Read more
Really? A Sprint Triathlon?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      3 comments

As my status message reads: I gotta stop reading JENNSWIMS' blog. She's much too enthusiastic and it's contagious. I've decided to join her Friday in doing a sprint triathlon. 5K run, 20K bike, 750M swim. I'm trying to decide if I should s... Read more

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