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Harder than I thought
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      6 comments

I took a break from Sparkpeople for a while. I got stuck on a plateau and nothing would budge, so I got lazy. Now about 20 pounds gained later, I'm trying to get started again, and I'm really struggling. I'm struggling with writing down w... Read more
"Well duh!"
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      2 comments

How many "well duh!" moments are we allotted in a lifetime? I think this week I'm filling out my quota. emoticon ... Read more
Pick your hard
Monday, December 12, 2011      3 comments

I visited briefly with a friend of mine yesterday who I rarely get to see. She lost a lot of weight about seven years ago. I asked her if it gets any easier to keep it off, and she said no. Kind of disappointing. But then she went on to say ... Read more
Shoulder injury follow-up
Sunday, November 20, 2011      3 comments

So I went back to my doctor on Thursday, and she got after me for not taking the pain medication. Apparently, it was also an anti-inflammatory drug. Oops! I feel almost 100% now that I've taken them for a few days. I even tatted for a while ... Read more
Sidelined again...argh!
Thursday, November 17, 2011      3 comments

I shouldn't be sitting at the computer for long. Monday in yoga, I lifted my arm over my head and something popped! By the time I finished my day at my desk job, I hurt. By the end of the next day, I hurt a lot, so DH took me to the docto... Read more
Wow, I'm sore!
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      5 comments

First off, thank you SO MUCH for the snack ideas!! I feel like it's actually possible to stay within my numbers now. Next... Omigosh, am I sore! Yesterday I went to physical therapy for my knees. It was my first visit, so just... Read more
Trying to plan my meals
Friday, September 30, 2011      5 comments

I've known for a while that I need to regroup, but I just haven't done it. Fortunately, and in spite of myself, I've stayed within the same 5-pound range. I hit 80 pounds down a week or so ago, but looking back I think I was dehydrated. I had... Read more
Two big milestones for me today!
Sunday, September 18, 2011      8 comments

I MADE IT TO ONE-DERLAND!!! This was so totally unexpected. For the last umpteen months I've been gaining and losing the same three pounds and just hovering over one-derland. I'd almost resigned myself to staying there. But today the scale s... Read more
On running, and my next project
Monday, August 22, 2011      9 comments

I learned that I shouldn't run on dirt roads. The surface is hard, but there is often loose dirt and gravel on it, and last week I twisted my knee slightly and it aggravated the irritation I'd been feeling in it. I bought a good knee brace and... Read more
Quilted postcard
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      5 comments

I had such fun last night! My quilting guild is preparing for the big quilt show coming up in a couple of weeks. They have a booth and plan to use it to recruit new members and to do some fundraising. One of the fundraising efforts is to ... Read more
Listening to my body
Saturday, July 30, 2011      1 comments

Today I ran for the first time since my knee hurt. I felt fine for the first few moments, then I felt a twinge. I'm not going to push it, so I decided to run one mile instead of 2-3/4. But I wasn't satisfied with that, so I increased my speed... Read more
Sore knee
Friday, July 29, 2011      3 comments

I went to my weight training class on Tuesday as usual. This time she had us do a lot of squats, and it had been a while since I'd done that. Wednesday morning, my left knee was a little sore, but nothing to worry about, so I went running. Al... Read more
Well that explains it
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      1 comments

I finally updated my Fitness Tracker to show how many calories I'm burning each week with my running and weight training. It bumped my calorie allotment up 250 more calories each day! I haven't been able to keep within my numbers on the Nutrit... Read more
Quilt challenge results!
Monday, July 25, 2011      14 comments

I won third place in the Pieced Division with my quilt! Woohoo! It comes with $150 and $75 worth of Sulky thread. I've been lucky enough to win awards in the Hoffman Challenge before, but I've never actually "placed" until I submitted this qu... Read more
My quilt's done!
Sunday, July 10, 2011      10 comments

It's done! It's done! Here are photos of my completed quilt for the Hoffman Challenge this year. I titled it Dragonfly Dance. I've uploaded a larger version of thi... Read more

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