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Preparation Will Reduce Anxiety
Wednesday, February 27, 2013      4 comments

I'm in preparation mode these days. I have about 13 days before my shoulder surgery and there are many things to do. The primary thing that I would like to complete is making frozen meals for hubby and me. I try to stay away from processed fo... Read more
Surgery For My Shoulder
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      9 comments

I saw my orthopedist yesterday for a follow-up on the MRI that I had 2 weeks ago. I actually received the report and the CD of the actual MRI last Saturday but I wasn't clear as to what the actual diagnosis would be. There was a lot of medical... Read more
Breaking Bread Without Breaking My Eating Plan
Saturday, February 23, 2013      4 comments

Today, I decided to take a day off from exercise. I felt stiff when I woke up for some reason and I knew my body was talking. I decided to listen and give it a well deserved rest. I decided to spend the whole day with my husband and his family... Read more
A Loss At My Weigh In Today!
Friday, February 22, 2013      12 comments

I'm excited and motivated because I lost 1.8 pounds this week. I thought it might be a little more than that after my small gain last week, but I'll take it! My February goal for the week is to increase my protein - especially at breakfa... Read more
Workout Buddies Are Motivating!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

Yesterday, I carefully tried out slow water jogging again with one of my workout buddies. I felt good but tired last night from the workout. I was very careful to guard my left arm/shoulder as I worked out. I really had to reign in my tendenc... Read more
It Was So Chilly At The Gym That.....
Monday, February 18, 2013      8 comments

It was so chilly at the gym today that when I road the bike for 2 hours, I wasn't sweaty. Normally when I ride for a little over 60 minutes I'm drenched but not today. The air was so dry that my sweat band was barely moist. My guess is that m... Read more
I Put On A Pair Of Jeans Today........
Sunday, February 17, 2013      9 comments

Four years ago, I bought two nice pairs of jeans. I weighed about 5 pounds less than I do right now. The jeans were snug when I first put them on, but loosened a little bit once I had them on for a while. Well, this morning I put the jeans on... Read more
Non Scale Measures Of Progress
Saturday, February 16, 2013      7 comments

Sometimes I become so fixated on the number on the scale that I forget it is only one measure of my progress. This week, for example, I had a 1.2 pound increase when I weighed in at Weight Watchers. I was disappointed but I knew that I had cha... Read more
Feeling Better And Have A New Pain Plan
Thursday, February 14, 2013      5 comments

I feel much better today after following my pain plan yesterday. I did fairly slow exercise for 2 hours and just barely broke a sweat when I was finished. The exercise did help my headache recovery. I know that I looked like I was exercising ... Read more
Getting A Handle On Pain Before It Gets A Handle On Me
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday, I saw my neurologist for migraines and chronic nerve pain. She stressed to me that when I'm starting to get a migraine or nerve pain, I should take my medicine instead of trying to "tough it out" and letting it get out of control. A... Read more
Stationary Bike Riding At Level 7-10
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday and today I chose to use the stationary bike as my form of cardiovascular exercise. The new stationary bikes at the Y are amazing! The Y where I belong has upgraded all of their cardiovascular equipment. The recumbent cycle that I u... Read more
Matching Food Tracking With Successful Weight Loss
Sunday, February 10, 2013      4 comments

emoticon Today I decided to look back at the successful times along my journey. I matched my food tracker wi... Read more
Perhaps Duct Tape Will Help My Exercise Program
Saturday, February 09, 2013      4 comments

This past week has been a tough one for me. I've been sidelined from my usual workouts by huge amounts of shoulder pain. When I called the doctor and told his nurse that physical therapy seemed to make things worse, they weren't surprised and ... Read more
Polk County Team - Stepping Up To The Plate - Injured
Thursday, February 07, 2013      3 comments

I am agreeing to head the Polk County Team just so that the team will have a leader. I hate to be a leader and know in advance that I won't be a good one because of an injury. However, I don't want anything to happen to the team since everyone... Read more
I've Been MIA This Week
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      5 comments

I know that I've sort of disappeared this week and much of last week. I have been dealing with issues surrounding my shoulder. I go to physical therapy three times per week. Instead of getting a lot better, this week my shoulder seems to be g... Read more

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