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Achilles tendinitis - help!
Tuesday, January 12, 2016      3 comments

I have started my walking program. I am in the second full week of walking. I started off walking one mile everyday the first week, and I am walking two miles/day now. I have a pain in the back of my leg by my ankle, which, when I google it, it ... Read more
Day 5
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      4 comments

I am 5 days in from beginning to eating healthier, exercising, drinking more water, and generally taking care of myself as a whole. I realize that to be healthy, it's not about getting skinny. It's about learning to eat the right portions of foo... Read more
The Cholesterol Crazies!
Wednesday, November 04, 2015      5 comments

So, I need to watch my cholesterol.....I know exercise will help with the one kind of cholesterol, so I'm working on that. However, the whole cholesterol in foods really confuses me. I'm still researching it, but just thought I'd drop my thought... Read more
Being present
Tuesday, November 03, 2015      3 comments

It is absolutely amazing how much more enjoyable things are when I really stay in the present. I just had an Aha! moment about food. When I take the time to lovingly prepare a good, healthy, colorful meal, I really enjoy it. At work, one of my c... Read more
I'm here
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      5 comments

I'm here. I've been fighting a summer cold for about a week and a half. I've been taking it easy. And, I splurged a lot over the holiday. My ears are completely clogged, and no matter what I have tried, they still are clogged. I'm going to wait ... Read more
A bit from my own story...
Friday, August 21, 2015      5 comments

This might be triggering for some. It mentions murder, abuse, etc. I went to the doctor today. I've been having insomnia and night eating to get back to sleep. This has definitely not helped my weight loss efforts. However, I'm still learni... Read more
Having an off day
Sunday, August 16, 2015      5 comments

I'm having an off day. I really did not sleep well last night. I have been having trouble sleeping lately. I'm going to the doctor for it on Thursday, so hopefully we will be able to figure out what the problem is. Also, I just came off of... Read more
Being Aware
Friday, August 14, 2015      2 comments

I had no idea that before this past week, I was just cruising, occasionally looking at the scenery. This week, I really tasted what I ate as I ate slower. I enjoyed the food, not just scarfed it down. I was worried about the amount of cholestero... Read more
Overwhelmed on Heart Healthy Things
Thursday, August 13, 2015      4 comments

I am 33 years old. I am too young (in my mind) to have high blood pressure and high bad cholesterol. However, the really scary thing is that both of my parents died young of heart disease. I don't want that same fate, so I'm doing something abou... Read more
Tuesday Tuesday....love to sweat!
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      2 comments

My family took me to lunch yesterday as a surprise. Buffalo Wild Wings. They aren't known for a healthy menu, so I had a cheat meal. Not a whole day, just one meal. I had a good breakfast and a good healthy dinner. My lunch was a whole day's wor... Read more
Week One Review
Sunday, August 09, 2015      2 comments

I just finished Week One, and I did my weekly weigh-in. I lost 8 pounds this week! Now, mind you, most of it was probably water weight, as I did increase my water intake by a lot! I exercised a LOT this week. I walked for a majority of my exerci... Read more
Day 5 - Feeling Good
Friday, August 07, 2015      0 comments

Today is Day 5 of me being back with SparkPeople. I have been tracking everything, save for last night. Yesterday was okay. I have insomnia which in turn made me nighttime eat. Apparently, this is a side effect of my medicine. I'm not going to t... Read more