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MOVE people... MOVE or your brain forgets
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      10 comments

Went to prehab today. Very different from last week. Different therapist this time, actually the assistant to the therapist. But you know what, I learned a lot from this person! Here's the run down. Careful, it gets a little technical here,... Read more
The enJOYment challenge
Friday, June 29, 2012      10 comments

You've heard the saying before, "It's the little things in life that count the most". Boy, that is resonating with me lately. We are programmed to be happy when we hit major milestones in our lives. Getting married, having children, gradu... Read more
I hope they serve cornbread in the hospital!
Friday, June 22, 2012      7 comments

Apparently cornbread is my weakness!!! I had the best intentions of only having one piece (and I didn't even have butter on it) with my turkey chili. I was good. But I was pretty hungry!!! Swimming for an hour will do that to you, so I justi... Read more
This helps me! Inspirational story from a friend (with pic)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      3 comments

Had to share, thought this was cool. Background...I play soccer with a friend who emailed this to our team this morning. I am just cutting and pasting his message with the pic. This puts a smile on my face and makes me think...it is possible ... Read more
No one said this was going to be easy
Tuesday, June 19, 2012      10 comments

I am finally finding my groove again. After weeks of being all over the board, I have settled into a routine. I firmly believe that anything worth having is worth sacrifice and hard work. Sure, that means something different to each of us... Read more
And the results are in...
Friday, June 15, 2012      9 comments

Well, the MRI confirms a torn ACL. I knew it, but was hoping it wasn't. There is considerable bone bruising, which is why I can't straighten my leg without quite a bit of discomfort. Doc wants the bruising to heal before surgery, so surgery i... Read more
Ready to recover!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      6 comments

I got a text from a friend last Tuesday "Hey we are going house-boating Thursday thru Sunday, wanna go for a few days or the whole time?" I didn't bother texting her back, I picked up the phone, called her and said "We are in". So my daughter ... Read more
Finding a new normal...that doesn't include daily chocolate.
Saturday, June 02, 2012      5 comments

Where to begin???? I don't know. So I guess I will start with things I DO know. 1. I have gained 4 lbs in the last 2 weeks. The combination of no exercise and emotional eating is doing me in right now. This MUST change. 2. I have... Read more
I want off this emotional roller coaster RIGHT NOW!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      12 comments

Thank you Spark friends who have commented on my last few blogs. It's been a tough week or so. Today, my knee is quite swollen, hurts badly, can't move around easily. I have eaten poorly today, mostly emotional eating. A few tears, some ... Read more
And now to fight the depression...
Monday, May 28, 2012      6 comments

I hate hate hate being inactive. This is one of the many things I have learned along my journey. The food aspect has always been my struggle. The exercise, well, that's been my outlet. I could always turn to walking the dogs, or going to the... Read more
Hamstrings and heartache...
Friday, May 25, 2012      8 comments

Last weekend's 5k was great, but really, how long should one have tight hamstrings as a result??? They won't loosen up? Even went to yoga Wednesday thinking that would help, it didn't. Massage today better do the trick, I have a busy weekend ... Read more
My first 5k (with pics)
Sunday, May 20, 2012      19 comments

Well, one run under my belt! I was tired, nervous, worried, cranky and happy, in that order. Tired, because I didn’t sleep well the night before, taking care of my dog (who had surgery the day before). I was nervous, because I didn’t know wha... Read more
Don't you hate it when...
Saturday, May 19, 2012      10 comments

..life gets in the way of goals? I sure do! I hate how we have to make hard choices, but I guess that's part of life and being a grown up?! I will run my first 5k in the morning. Yay me! I even talked a friend into doing it with me. ... Read more
"I am a runner", did I just say that?
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      7 comments

Yes, it's true, I've gotten to the point where I can say this. Sure, it sounds weird for me to say it, at least to me, but with time and more pavement behind me, I will feel more comfortable saying it. My Nike+ sportband finally decided ... Read more
Pushing 'send' was hard to do
Monday, May 14, 2012      10 comments

Well, I did it, I pushed send on that email (see previous blog). It took a few days and lot's of overeating, but I did it. What I learned: When things get difficult, when I am faced with the possibility of rejection, I eat ... Read more

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