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Tough week friends
Saturday, August 13, 2016      12 comments

I'm having a tough week and struggling to find my mojo. I've been in bed all week, eating a lot of canned and processed foods, lack of exercise, and just in a basic funk. I'll post a weight gain tomorrow. Not sure how much yet. It's not much... Read more
I'm off the rails
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      14 comments

Not derailed, because it was a deliberate, and I think healthy decision to walk along side the track I've been on while I went on a trip with my BFF to the Gilroy garlic festival. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, and so I only have this one se... Read more
Keeping focus
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      10 comments

I don't have a lot of people that depend on me. I don't have children, and as my limitations grew, the people closest to me just stopped asking me for help. I often wonder how other women with chronic pain manage, especially the sandwich gener... Read more
Using a Theracane for chronic pain
Monday, July 25, 2016      11 comments

If you have been reading my blogs for awhile, you know I have multiple chronic pain issues. Fibromyalgia in particular is referred pain that comes from knotted muscles. In addition to trigger point injections every 2 to 3 months, and daily Bac... Read more
I saw a different face in the mirror today.
Saturday, July 23, 2016      21 comments

I had to look twice, and closer, and at different angles. Was it thinner? Lift chin an turn to the left. Nope, there is that "waddle". Tilt forward, younger? Raise eyebrows, relax and turn right and left. Nope. Lean back, stand up, turn a... Read more
Pound the ground 22 and refrigerator dump lunch.
Friday, July 22, 2016      9 comments

Have you heard of the 22 push-up challenge? It's a movement I learned of on Facebook where you record yourself doing 22 push-ups for 22 days and each day you nominate someone to do the challenge. It is to bring awareness to the 22 veteran suici... Read more
I'm so tired!
Thursday, July 21, 2016      11 comments

The gym I joined has multiple facilities in my city. Two of them have a pool. They both have water aerobics classes at the same time Monday and Wednesday evenings. I went to the other class tonight, and wow! What a difference! This class we... Read more
Wisdom. Balance. Consistency.
Monday, July 18, 2016      11 comments

I'm at another critical point in the weight loss portion of my journey where the choices I make will determine if I hit a plateau, or I continue on my downward trend. My first weight goal (and that annual pass to Yosemite) are in sight! ... Read more
Nothing matters more than this today.
Monday, July 18, 2016      14 comments

My foster kitten survived a head trauma being thrown from a moving vehicle. She has a great appetite,and slept a lot the last 10 days. She is sight impaired, she may see some shapes or shadows, Today she engaged in play for the first t... Read more
Dipping a toe in the ocean.
Saturday, July 16, 2016      15 comments

That's kind of how I would describe this month for me. Instead of just strictly focusing on me, as I have over the past 6 months, this month has included a lot of reaching into the world and doing things that I haven't done in a very long time.... Read more
Short update
Friday, July 15, 2016      9 comments

I find I'm more successful when I'm active on sparkpeople, and this week I just haven't been. I've been putting off blogging because I have so much to say and haven't had time to type it all out. As I enumerated my schedule for today, it becam... Read more
Lemon Parade
Thursday, July 07, 2016      11 comments

Time for bed. For the ladies (and gents) that have survived trauma, and the people that love us. youtu.be/ex2-kV_V7rI T ... Read more
Verdict needed, app discovered, friend connecting
Wednesday, July 06, 2016      14 comments

I need to ask my longer time sparkerfriends a question regarding my spark streak, Don't drink soda. Tonight my husband went to get dinner at Panda Express for us. When he brought in the food, he put a drink and my bowl on my TV tray. I didn't... Read more
Conquering that sugar craving
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      7 comments

I replied to a message board post about conquering sugar cravings. It ended up pretty long, so I thought I would share it here for any of my friends that have that sugar monkey on their back. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sugar is a tough on... Read more
I have a lot to say!
Tuesday, July 05, 2016      10 comments

Warrior 3 aka Virabhadrasana 3 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ One of my goals for July is to take a picture of me attempting warrior 3 pose. I have never done this pose before. You will see the word balance come up on my page and in my blogs a ... Read more

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