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Walking On Day 4
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      2 comments

I started this morning with a walk. My pain is still manageable and I pray it will continue use to be. The dogs are loving the walks. I will add a short noon walk as well. I will top off the day with an evening walk. I am hoping to go to th... Read more
My Plan To Ease Back Into Working Out
Friday, October 24, 2014      2 comments

On Tuesday of this week, I had a 5 month checkup appointment with my migraine neurologist. My doctor wasn't pleased by my pain level, stiffness and range of motion. I told her about my steroid withdrawal issues and she wasn't sure that it was... Read more
Goal Met 200,000 Spark Points!
Monday, October 20, 2014      9 comments

I set a goal of achieving 200,000 Spark Points back in 2012. Today, two years later, I achieved that goal! I am so excited that I just had to share my news!... Read more
Working Around My Limitations
Saturday, October 18, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday, hubby and I took the two pups on a 15 minute walk. Later I did about two hours of heavy cleaning, split up into segments. I took several rest periods and water breaks. Today, hubby and I took two 15 minute walks, one in the morning... Read more
Being My Own Health Advocate
Friday, October 17, 2014      4 comments

I have learned many useful things over the past several years. Among them, I have learned to be my own health advocate. Last Friday, my primary doctor called and said he wants me to see a pulmonary specialist. He gave me the doctor's name and... Read more
Talking To Others Helps!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday, I started back with my allergy shots. My new protocol really helped with my reaction to the shot! While I was waiting to be called for the shot, I was talking to a young woman who I have seen and spoken to many times before. She ha... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When The Going Gets Tough........
Sunday, October 12, 2014      58 comments

The tough look for the silver lining! Even though it may not always be obvious, there is a silver lining for most things that happen. I sometimes find that I have to look pretty hard to find the positive within a negative, but eventually it po... Read more
Aching Joints and Muscles
Friday, October 10, 2014      3 comments

I have tried writing from my iPad but I keep losing my blogs. Here goes another attempt! I have been really hurting this week due to steroid withdrawal after being on prednisone for two months. I called the doctor's office this morning just t... Read more
Taking A Rest Day
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      6 comments

I have been so active for the past week that my exhaustion is worse than it was before I started back to doing deep water aerobics. The doctor sure did nail that prediction! Today my protesting knees rule and I am taking time off. I will do d... Read more
Busy Day
Monday, September 29, 2014      2 comments

Today, I polished the furniture, cleaned the kitchen and bathrooms, vacuumed the carpet, cleaned the non carpet floor areas and washed/changed the sheets on our bed. Later, I went to the grocery store. (Actually two different stores.) I was so... Read more
Changing Your Perception To Be More Positive
Saturday, September 27, 2014      5 comments

As many of you may already know, I am coming off a long illness which required at least two months of steroids. Since I am also hypothyroid, the steroids really do a number on my weight and metabolism. I have been alternately stressed out and ... Read more
Still Wheezing But Able To Do Deep Water Class
Thursday, September 25, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday, my doctor rechecked my lungs and overall recovery. I am still doing a bit of wheezing but am so much better than I was at the beginning of September. I am only occasionally hoarse now, usually when I talk a lot late in the day or wh... Read more
Going For A Lung Check Today
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      4 comments

I have my follow up appointment this afternoon for a lung check. If I am well enough, we may start pulmonary testing and a possible referral to a specialist. I can't wait until I am well enough to get back to my regular workout routine!... Read more
Taking Care Of Business
Monday, September 22, 2014      4 comments

I have mixed feelings today. I have a friend who passed away because she didn't take care of herself, physically, spiritually, emotionally, you name it. Her family was supposedly going to pull her off life support yesterday. Someone was suppo... Read more
Exercising In 10-15 Minute Intervals Today
Thursday, September 18, 2014      4 comments

Today is a "rest day" after several days of intense workouts. My strategy for today, is to work out in 10-15 minute intervals. I have done 3 so far today. My objective is to increase my breathing but not stress myself. I want to work in a fa... Read more

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