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Day 6: Pain Meds Starting to Work
Tuesday, October 27, 2020      8 comments

emoticon My pain meds seem to be circulated in my system now and they are actually starting to work. This doesn't... Read more
Day 5: Pain Management
Monday, October 26, 2020      7 comments

So I've started learning pain management skills. You'd think this would already be something I'd be pretty good at considering the chronic pain I've had all these years, but it's really never something I thought much about before. I guess I alwa... Read more
Day 4: Earned This Rest Day
Sunday, October 25, 2020      3 comments

Pain is pretty significant this morning. I know I probably overdid it exercising yesterday. That always has a big impact in my experience. But, today is a rest day so I should be able to take it nice and easy today and on Monday is very gentle e... Read more
Rounding Out My Program
Saturday, October 24, 2020      4 comments

So I have myself pretty well set up with my program now. I'm 100% focused on my health and fitness now for the foreseeable future and not only want ... Read more
Day 3: Trying Out Fitbit Premium
Saturday, October 24, 2020      5 comments

I used to always have Fitbit Premium. I--of course--could not be without it because I relied on my Fitbit for everything. Then, I sort of ended up switching everything over to Sparkpeople and getting Spark premium and doing everything on here in... Read more
Day 2: Moving Forward
Friday, October 23, 2020      5 comments

I'm in the most pain when I first wake up these days. My condition seems to improve as the day wears on. I'm trying to do a bit more, although admittedly it's not a lot yet. However, I feel I've made some important steps forward. My focus has be... Read more
Weigh-Ins and Measurements
Thursday, October 22, 2020      4 comments

I'm posting my weigh-in and measurements as I start anew and attempt to begin a whole new kind of weight-loss and rehabilitation program. It won't be like anything I've done before because my capability isn't the same as it has been in the past.... Read more
Day 1: Feeling A Lot More Optimistic & Making New Plans
Thursday, October 22, 2020      5 comments

So I'm at the point right now where I'm feeling a little stronger and a lot more optimistic. I have a lot more motivation and ambition and I feel ready to begin again. There's going to be a lot of small gentle steps, but that's okay. I can't exp... Read more
Day 42: In A Lot of Pain
Thursday, October 22, 2020      4 comments

Nothing has been easy to accomplish lately. I have kind of been taking it one day at a time. I wear out easily since it takes a lot of energy just to d... Read more
Wednesday, October 21, 2020      7 comments

Cultivating skillful effort, we learn to distinguish the “right” amount of effort. Not too little. Not too much. Just right. In tune. When we find the right pitch, our practice flourishes. —Peter Doobinin, “Skillful Effort” This won't ... Read more
Weigh-In & New Program
Sunday, October 18, 2020      4 comments

I'm starting a new program. I have a few reasons for this. Mainly because my health has declined and so I can't do the same kinds of things I used to do and it's a lot harder for me to lose weight now so I have to change the things I'm doing. I ... Read more
Day 38: Having to Change My Approach
Sunday, October 18, 2020      4 comments

I used to get up and exercise right away and do a blog and meditate and track food, etc. I can no longer do that. When I first get up now I feel extremely bad. I have to take my pain medication and antibiotics and wait for a while before I feel ... Read more
Day 37: Committing to Change
Saturday, October 17, 2020      4 comments

I've made up my mind now that my focus is going to be on health and fitness for a while. Basically on therapy. I have determined that I will pretty ... Read more
Where I'm Really At Right Now
Friday, October 16, 2020      4 comments

With the COPD I'm really limited right now because of the pain in my ribs. My coughing is pretty minimal now with the cough syrup, but still have a tremendous amount of pain in my ribs that makes it impossible to do much of anything. Until this ... Read more
Day 36: Overdid It--Again
Friday, October 16, 2020      2 comments

What is the first thing I did when I started feeling a little bit better? Pushed it way too hard, of course. So I have been having to rest a lot. I need to take it easier and try harder to be more mindful of my health. I am *notorious* for pushi... Read more

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