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First Day Back to the Gym
Thursday, March 17, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday was my first day to the gym in two weeks. I didn't want to over do. While my legs look better on the outside, there are still many signs that there's more healing going on inside. I started on the elliptical. I did 15 minutes at... Read more
Let the Real Fitness Begin
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      8 comments

To coincide with the end of my compression stocking wearing (did you hear my hooray this afternoon around 4PM?) my new book arrived "Tommy Europe- The 10lb Shred (from Flab to Fit in 4 weeks). For those of you who don't know Tommy Europe, h... Read more
Ten thousand steps today
Sunday, March 13, 2011      13 comments

I have two more days of restricted exercise and I still managed to get over 10,000 steps in today. They were slow steps and they were split over a couple of walking sessions but none the less, I did them! Wednesday can't come soon enough!... Read more
Itching to be done with this
Saturday, March 12, 2011      9 comments

I'm itching but mostly from the compression hoses. OMG!! I can't stand them. Now the doctor thinks they are "irritating" my skin on my legs but how does that explain the rash on my arms too??? I am taking benedryl, claritin, zantac (yes fo... Read more
Halfway Through my Healing Period
Thursday, March 10, 2011      8 comments

A week has passed since my varicose vein procedure. I can't believe how fast the time has flown. Since I'm not allowed to do cardio or strength training I was a bit depressed at the beginning. ... Read more
I Thought I was Being Good but it Turns Out I was being Bad
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      12 comments

Today I took my mother out to lunch after her dr. appointment. It wasn't planned but that was okay. I had some oatmeal for breakfast and planned on having a light lunch. We went to the 99 which is a Boston based restaurant. They have a good ... Read more
Good Day!
Sunday, March 06, 2011      7 comments

Yesterday morning the Wii lady told me I was overweight. That witch! emoticon I knew that I was creeping tha... Read more
The Wii Lady told me I was Overweight Today
Saturday, March 05, 2011      9 comments

I usually check in with the Wii lady a couple of times a week to keep me honest. Well today she told me I was overweight. I wasn't surprised because I've been on and off the scale this week too. It was just a bit jarring to hear her say "That's ... Read more
Modifying my exercise until my legs heal
Thursday, March 03, 2011      6 comments

Went for my follow up today and had the dressings changed. Talked to the nurse again about exercise. I can walk as long as I don't elevate my heart rate. Treadmill is fine just no incline. This afternoon I walked on the treadmill for 1... Read more
Can you be happy and bummed at the same time??
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      11 comments

Can you be happy and bummed at the same time about the same thing??? Sounds strange doesn't it? Today I went to have my varicose and spider veins removed. For anyone considering it, it's not too painful. Mostly needle pricks and some tuggin... Read more
Goals for March
Tuesday, March 01, 2011      11 comments

Today is the first day of March and another day closer to opening the pool and of course, swim suit season. To that end here are my goals to being in good shape by then: 1. Workout everyday. 2. Upper body ST 3x/week. 3. No soda. OMG! Th... Read more
Making a New Me: Creating New Habits
Friday, February 25, 2011      10 comments

I recently received an email from Tommy Europe (fitness expert/personal trainer). He states that the two habits that’ll get your body where you want it is: eating and exercise. He says: “If you aren’t happy with your body, then adjust your ... Read more
Vacation Travel Log
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      6 comments

I am not a big traveler but have learned to grin () and bear it when necessary. We recently took a trip to visit the in-laws and go to the Daytona 500. ... Read more
You Look so LIttle
Friday, February 18, 2011      16 comments

You look so little...... really?? emoticon ... Read more
Monday-Happy Valentine's Day
Monday, February 14, 2011      8 comments

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