I am a glorious 52 years old. And yes! Menopause is real, and I have the hot flashes to prove it. I also have a lot less insulation since losing over 6o pounds. So, I spend my days and nights like a frozen penguin with hot flashes. I am seriously not joking. I used to… Continue reading More Cha Cha Changes
Every day when I take my walk, I post a picture of me and a screenshot of the FitBit app to show what I did. It also posts to my FaceBook. I wish everyone a good morning, mention anything of note, and wish everyone a good day. And in my pictures, I usually have a… Continue reading Behind the Smile…
66.3 Pounds9.19.2020 It is Saturday! And Check-in Day! I really hope everyone is doing well and staying safe. The world is on fire literally. Smoke from Southern California was blown into the Vegas valley. It is hard to be outside walking but I did! YAY! I think my body has finally finished resetting. Whew. I… Continue reading 9.19.2020 Check-in
YAY! The scale is going back down, slowly, but going down again. Woo hoo! So, I knew the slow down would happen. And it is okay. I know I can't continue to lose weight as fast as I was. What is most important is getting healthy and bettering my life. And the changes I am… Continue reading Thoughts from the trail…
9.12.2020 So, I spent a lot of time debating if I was going to check-in today. I really didn't want to step on the scale. I am very swollen, and I have intestinal issues which I am working to resolve. Then I thought I could post yesterday morning's weight, but that would not be honest.… Continue reading Check-in Day 9.12.2020
I am breathing. I am trying to hold my body in grace and not succumb to a pity party. Today, I hurt, and I am also swollen and exhausted. I've known that there was something more wrong with me that what the doctors were diagnosing because no one could explain the swelling. 7.31.2020 I had… Continue reading It is a Pity Party…you are welcome to join me
Health coaches and fitness coaches, this post is for you. Don't tell fat people that the scale doesn't matter. It does. It matters--specifically to me. I spent my life hearing snide remarks, the backhanded compliments, and the insults about my weight. So often, I heard well-meaning family members say something like, "You would be so… Continue reading Don’t tell me the scale doesn’t matter!
Yesterday, a friend emailed me and asked, "How did you lose the weight?" and if I had any advice. She also deals with chronic illness and pain issues. I can honestly say that no, I don't have any advice. All I let anyone know is what I do and what works for me. So, here… Continue reading How did I do this?
Feelin' Sassy YAY! It is Saturday! It is also after 8 pm, and I am just now checking in with everyone. So, instead of drinking coffee and eating breakfast, I am eating roasted Brussels Sprouts, cauliflower, potato, zucchini, bell pepper, and fennel for dinner. (I try and have some meatless meals to help with my… Continue reading 9.5.2020 Check-in Day
I am going to start this post by saying, "I love my life." I have good friends and family; I am getting healthier; and I have a good rhythm in my life. I love my life. There are parts I don't love so much. While I am getting healthier, I am still dealing with chronic… Continue reading Psoriatic Arthritis