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Happy Summer days
Sunday, June 28, 2009      2 comments

I'm doing pretty well physically. Still some trouble with my toes/feet hurting but not too much swelling. My husband has been joining my hikes, which delights me. It's wonderful to have another activity in common. His 16yo daughter moved... Read more
More healing and new adventures
Thursday, January 08, 2009      0 comments

I went to my very first ever yoga class last night and the stretching felt sooooo good! I cannot do a couple of the poses due to tenderness in my toes so the instructor showed me alternatives using a wall for support, sort of doing pushups on t... Read more
More slow progress, but I'm encouraged
Sunday, December 14, 2008      2 comments

I've been doing the core exercises my doctor gave me, plus some strenghtening with 2 pound dumbbells and pushups. I can bend my toes but not put pressure on them, tried it and the next day new swelling and ouch! So plank and pushups have to be... Read more
Progress in several aspects
Monday, November 10, 2008      2 comments

I have a plan to recover ME and have been putting parts of the plan into action. Physically, I am still tapering off the prednisone and have two weeks to go, but now that the dosage is so small the side effects have lessened, yay! I only n... Read more
Sunday, October 26, 2008      1 comments

I've been reading "The Wisdom of Menopause" by Christiane Northrup, covers all aspects of the change of life. I was reading Chapter 4 that covers the function of adrenal glands and I now have a theory as to why I suddenly developed massi... Read more
Update to Diagnosis
Sunday, October 05, 2008      1 comments

I'm physically progressing! I still wake up 5 nights out of 7 in some pain or discomfort, but just take some tylenol and back to sleep. Went back to work this week 3/4 time much to my boss' relief. He's been very supportive. I'm down to ... Read more
Sunday, September 21, 2008      2 comments

Good Morning Everyone! I know it's only been a few days but it feels like a lot longer than that. I got a diagnosis on Wednesday that made sense. Short version is what I originally thought was my back going out, then sudden onset arth... Read more
Size 10!!!!!!!!
Thursday, September 11, 2008      3 comments

I am now officically a size 10! My 12 pants are too baggy. Yep! It's so GREAT to have such a positive change with all the medical issues. Yay!... Read more
Medical Issues
Tuesday, September 09, 2008      2 comments

My back pain increased to the point that I was waking up 2 and 3 times a night, plus waking up early in the morning due to muscle spasms. This went on for three weeks in spite of seeing my chiropractor several times. Then my feet swelled up, m... Read more
Two weeks of back pain
Saturday, August 23, 2008      1 comments

My back's been in terrible pain two weeks last Thursday, that would be 16 days. But yesterday I think I turned a corner and even though last night I still woke up in pain, it was not the same level. I hope we're almost done here. I've bee... Read more
Check in
Wednesday, August 06, 2008      1 comments

My goal was 125 by 8/15/08 and I'm two pounds over but am still counting this as a success. Close enough! My SS and I went over his Sparkpage last night and I helped him figure out the Food Tracker. He's highly motivated right now and I w... Read more
Sunday, August 03, 2008      3 comments

Still losing!!! Whoo hoo! On another note, my step son (almost 13) who is seriously obese, is joining today. He weighed in at 189.5, 5'0". He desperately wants to weigh less but has no idea how and little support practical ... Read more
Keeping on the path
Saturday, July 12, 2008      1 comments

Still at 132 pounds but staying strong. I'm logging food and exercise every day, and I think the food logging makes all the difference in choosing the right portions and selections. ... Read more
Three more pounds!
Saturday, June 28, 2008      0 comments

I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but my jeans fit better. I really want to be just a couple pounds slimmer before vacation next month. I hit the treadmill or the pool almost every day and track my food. It's working!... Read more
A year later...
Saturday, June 14, 2008      0 comments

Starting again! been tracking food and exercise for nearly three weeks this time. I can't tell if I've lost weight but my stamina is increasing. Now that the weather's warm it's certainly easy to find plenty of activities...we've been swimmin... Read more

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