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Becoming Your Own Health Advocate
Monday, July 15, 2013      4 comments

As some of you may know, in June, I started feeling even more tired than usual and about a third of my hair fell out in the back. My left eye started twitching (a sure sign of my thyroid malfunctioning) and stayed that way until today. I felt ... Read more
I Tried Using A Water Weight Yesterday
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      6 comments

I tried using a small water weight with my left arm yesterday. It was difficult but I could do two short exercises. I was proud of my efforts and even more proud that I kept it short and only did a little bit. I was very sore this morning wh... Read more
Water Aerobics and Walking Today
Monday, July 08, 2013      4 comments

I spent just under 3 hours in the water today. I did 2 stretch/toning classes and one very aerobic water class. During the aerobic class, we did interval training. I did all of mine by doing a very fast tread. I was breathing hard at the end... Read more
I Stayed In My Range Even With Stress
Saturday, June 15, 2013      4 comments

I am proud of myself for pretty much staying within my range all week despite being in vast amounts of pain and experiencing loads of stress. I was in pain because our baby grandson (5 months old) likes to try to stand and then pushes off... Read more
I'm Not As Much Of A Mess As I Would Have Expected
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      6 comments

Monday, the vet's office called and said that Traci's ashes were in and were ready to be picked up at my convenience. We also received a lovely card with a note in it from our vet. (She is really a gem and so wonderful to the pet parents as w... Read more
A Tribute To Traci Girl
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      6 comments

This has been a very sad week at our house. We made the decision on Monday to put our remaining old puppy down because she was so sick. We couldn't stand the thoughts of her suffering and knew that she missed Tiberius (her mate who passed away... Read more
Our Munchkins Are Getting Bigger
Friday, May 31, 2013      9 comments

Our two puppies were really tiny when we got them in April. They are still small but much larger than they were. Because they had loads of wavy, black hair and got very hot, I gave them haircuts. Now they are so cute we can hardly stand it... Read more
My Active Link Awarded 12 Points To Me Today!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013      3 comments

Today, when I plugged in my ActiveLink, imagine my shock when I earned 12 activity points! Wow, was that ever motivating!... Read more
I earned 9 activity points without working out!
Sunday, May 26, 2013      5 comments

I was so active yesterday and today, that I earned 9 activity points and I didn't even work out! I was on the go from the time I got up until the time I was ready for bed. This is absolutely amazing to me! Activity points are earned when you ... Read more
Thank You SparkPeople For The Honor Of Being Featured
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      8 comments

I had the honor recently of being featured in a SparkPeople article. The support from everyone was almost overwhelming. I want to take this opportunity to thank SparkPeople and all of you who continue to support me! Here is a link to the... Read more
Puppies Are Giving Me A Workout!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      8 comments

I just plugged in my ActiveLink and was surprised! Yesterday I did some housework and played with the puppies. By played, I mean took them outside and chased them around. When I saw that I earned 3 activity points yesterday I realized that th... Read more
Changing Up My Physical Therapy
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      4 comments

I reached a potential milestone yesterday in physical therapy! This week, my therapist is going to try to drop my therapy sessions down to 2 instead of 3. If that works, we will try to do only 2 sessions per week. This was great news since I... Read more
I've Been MIA
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      6 comments

The last few sessions (including today) of physical therapy have been especially challenging so I have not been using the computer very much this past week. I have been continuing to ride the recumbent cycle at least 3 times per week - 65 to 80... Read more
Friday, April 26, 2013      3 comments

I got up extra early in order to do 65 minutes on the recumbent cycle before physical therapy. I was pleased that I rode 11.3 miles in 65 minutes at a resistance of 6 and a speed range of 10 - 11.8. I left the house at around 6:30a.m. and got ... Read more
Starting To Make Great Progress
Thursday, April 25, 2013      5 comments

I'm starting to see big strides in my physical therapy, finally! Yesterday, my therapists did strength and range of motion testing. Wow, was there ever improvement! I progressed to working with weights in a "therapist guided" routine. I knew... Read more

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