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Monday, February 27, 2017      1 comments

2015 In May 2015 I ended up in the hospital for 2 days undergoing tests for chest pains, including a heart catheter. The cath results showed my heart as being completely normal, so the cardiologist suspected sleep apnea & sent me for a sleep s... Read more
Summer suspense
Friday, July 22, 2016      0 comments

I am still here, still working toward fitness goals, but those goals have shifted quite a bit due to my hip pain. My Couch-to-5K plan has been totally de-railed, perhaps permanently, due to this pain. The issue The pain is in my right hip... Read more
27 weeks, aka: 6 months
Wednesday, April 20, 2016      2 comments

Physically Still battling nausea off and on when eating solids. I am still on metformin. I still test my blood sugar every morning and am still testing at or near normal readings. I am still losing weight, though more slowly than ... Read more
18 weeks post op
Thursday, February 18, 2016      5 comments

Physically While I still believe I am fully recovered from surgery, this week I have been battling nausea. I've not changed my eating habits over the last week, but I've had nausea so bad after eating solid foods that I've returned to taking t... Read more
Successfully adulting
Thursday, January 28, 2016      8 comments

Today I can truthfully say that I am successfully adult-ing! 1) I paid off my student loans today. Dear heavens, that took FOREVER, but I did it! 2) I swam a mile in 1 hour and 11 seconds. That means I'm in almost as good a shape as I... Read more
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      1 comments

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat ... Read more
15 weeks post op
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      1 comments

Physically Very much recovered. Had 2nd check up with primary care physician. She is taking me off of the only blood pressure medication that I am still on. And she says I only have to test my blood sugar once a week! Energy and stamina s... Read more
14 weeks post op
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      1 comments

Physically The weight loss has slowed considerably but does continue. I believe this is due to my food choices, which are not good sometimes, even if I am still eating "toddler portions" as my daughter calls it. Energy and stamina a... Read more
Thought for the day
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      2 comments

"Success or failure has more to do with what is going on in your head than the size of your muscles... If you have an ambition the most important thing you have to do is to start on your journey towards making it happen. Then it's just a matter ... Read more
12 weeks post op - Milestone/Doubting Thomas edition
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      7 comments

Physically The weight loss continues. I am now under 200 lbs, quite a milestone as I've not been under 200 lbs for better than 5 years. Energy and stamina are still good, though my new year's resolution this year is simple: try & get more... Read more
11 weeks post op
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      3 comments

I am halfway to my goal weight! I believe I've recovered from surgery completely. My energy and stamina are good, back to pre-surgery levels. I still am very cautious when I eat. I eat slowly, chewing well. I can still make myself nau... Read more
10 weeks post op
Tuesday, December 22, 2015      2 comments

The weasels have retreated from my sinuses, for now. Still have drainage but it is manageable. I officially hit the 60 lbs lost milestone! Two more pounds and I will officially be halfway to my goal weight! W00t! However, Christmas treats a... Read more
Training notes: Treadmill/elliptical interval day
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      2 comments

I went to bed quite early yesterday because the g-d weasels that have taken up residence in my sinuses were relentless. But when I woke up this morning, I felt... okay. I didn't exactly leap out of bed but I woke up on my own - no alarm nee... Read more
Illness and exercise - 9 weeks post op
Monday, December 14, 2015      3 comments

I am sick. Not sick enough to go to a doctor, more flu-like than anything: congestion, stuffy/running nose, sore throat, headache. Enough to feel under the weather. Enough to feel like all I want to do right now is go home and take a nap. ... Read more
Thoughts about Hunger
Friday, December 04, 2015      3 comments

I still feel hunger. Sometimes it happens on its own, and I check the clock and I see that it's been 3-4 hours (or more) since I've last eaten. Many times it is brought on by sights and smells: folks heating their lunch at work, my daughte... Read more

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