On A Lighter Note........
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 8 comments
This morning, I had a dentist appointment at 8am. The dentist shot my gums with fast acting, short lasting, numbing medicine. He replaced 4 fillings that were 50+ years old each. This enabled him to check all 4 teeth for any additional decay,... Read more
Who Wins? Me Or My Stress?
Friday, June 27, 2014 5 comments
Have you ever had a chore or series of chores that you have put off doing? Everyday that you put off completing these chores just adds to the size of that little black cloud (stress) that hangs over your head. Like we need more stress in our l... Read more
Make The Most Of Your Life Right Now!
Thursday, June 26, 2014 6 comments
I received a note in the mail from an old friend yesterday. She was my mother's friend when they were both in the second grade, so she s getting up there in years. Two years ago, this sweet woman was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer and con... Read more
Starting Physical Therapy Today!
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 5 comments
I was going to try to go to water aerobics class this morning but woke up all stuffy and puffy this morning. It is just as well since I don't know what my therapist will want my routine to be. I am so relieved that the tear in my Achilles' ten... Read more
Only A Small Tear In My Achilles - Good News!
Monday, June 23, 2014 5 comments
I spent what seemed like forever at the orthopedist's office this morning. My doctor and staff got slammed with patients this morning. After an initial exam by a nurse practitioner, I was sent to X-Ray for a series of pictures ... Read more
Evaluating And Setting New Goals
Friday, June 20, 2014 6 comments
Today, I decided to assess my current weight loss goals and adjust them to be more realistic. I had to take into consideration my current health conditions and limitations. Much as I don't like to curtail my activity level, the reality is that... Read more
Not A Stellar Pain Day.....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4 comments
Today was not a stellar day for me. I think of today as a Bermuda Triangle day. I have three physical issues going on at the same time and I let my pain get out of control. Once my pain was out of control, my pain specialist had to step in an... Read more
Off To See An Orthopedist
Thursday, June 12, 2014 4 comments
I couldn't understand why my primary doctor still hadn't called me back this week. I called both Monday and Tuesday about my Achilles' tendon on my right leg. Hubby and I decided that I should give it one more try, so I called again today. Su... Read more
Being Off My Feet Doesn't Mean That I'm Not Busy
Thursday, June 05, 2014 4 comments
On Monday, I had my female wellness check up with our family doctor. My mammogram came back normal and I am waiting to hear back on a few other tests, my blood work is great and both my doctor and I were pleased with the results. My blood pre... Read more
Thank You Doesn't Seem Like Enough
Monday, May 26, 2014 4 comments
To all of our military, thank you for your service to our great country. Some of you have given your lives for us, some of you have been wounded or permanently disfigured or have lost part of your body. Some of you fought for our great nation ... Read more
Down Another Pound!
Sunday, May 18, 2014 6 comments
Great news! When I weighed in at Weight Watchers on Thursday, I was down another 1.4 pounds! I have allergy testing tomorrow and a test on my lumbar spine on Wednesday. I will exercise in water when I can and fill in with walks at home when I... Read more
Persistence Pays Off
Thursday, May 08, 2014 5 comments
Since October 2013, my weight has gone up and down and slowly climbed and stayed up. This was mainly due to medical issues and a series of medications that are known to cause weight gain. I also had 2-3 periods when I made poor food choices due... Read more
Why Not Just Give Up?
Monday, April 28, 2014 10 comments
We've all been there. We hit a rough patch and everything seems to go wrong. We gain instead of losing. We hate ourselves and feel frustrated at the slow pace of our progress. We ask ourselves, "Why not just give up? It's so hard. Giving up ... Read more
Sodium Is Hidden In Many Places
Monday, April 14, 2014 10 comments
Yesterday, I was so proud of myself for a good drop in the scale. I wasn't as diligent in watching my sodium as I am normally. Sigh, when I got on the scale this morning, my weight was up 4 pounds! It is a good thing I realize what caused the... Read more
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