I am thrilled I went for a birthday hike for so many reasons. And I am glad I went alone because the adventure didn't go quite as planned. (When do my adventures ever go as planned?) I didn't finish the whole trail, but I learned a lot. I learned that driving up the Kyle Canyon… Continue reading My Birthday Hike…
Yesterday was actually far busier than I expected. I was up at 5 and walked the four-mile route. It is sweltering, and we are getting some humidity. So, I was exhausted by the time I was finished. I made breakfast, blogged, and then I napped. I dropped by to see some friends. We had a… Continue reading Extended Weekend Day 2
Well, YAY! for me! My weight is going back in the downward direction. I lost 2.4 pounds yesterday. Yes, yes, it is mostly water. I don't care. It is still 2.4 pounds back off me. So, I also crossed the 50-pound mark again. I have 10.8 pounds left to get me where I was. I… Continue reading Going Down…
After over a week of feeling like death from sheer fatigue, I am finally feeling somewhat better. When I say fatigue, I don't mean I am tired. Getting more sleep will not help. Fatigue is a symptom of an auto-immune issue. I did, at one point, get a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.… Continue reading Feeling better…sorta
Well, YAY! for me. I lurched myself out of bed this morning, and I walked. Sunday is one of my built-in rest days. Most weeks, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, are much shorter walks about 2.5 miles. Most of the time, I also do some arm weights; however, about halfway around the trail, I had to… Continue reading 51 and still Adulting
8.15.2020 268.2 Poundsand Hazel with a disapproving glare. This week was dismal with a few nice points but overall dismal. As you can see from the captioned photo, I gained 7 pounds. I am at 268.2. Not a rousing success. What went wrong, you ask? Everything…and Brunhilda, the saboteur. I am working on giving myself… Continue reading Dismal Week. How was yours?
What does self-sabotage look like? It looks a lot like me! Last week, I reached my second goal of 62 pounds released. I also made a few HUGE decisions focusing on health/fitness, my future, and changing my life 100%. And I got scared. This is on top of the scariness of releasing large amounts of… Continue reading Self-Sabotage and the Support of Strangers
8.8.2020 261 pounds & Hazel!!!!!! Whoa! What a week! First things first, yesterday, I made my second goal. This goal was 29 pounds. I weigh 261 pounds and down a total of 62 pounds. In keeping with my 10% goals, my next one is 26 pounds. Reaching this goal will bring me to 235 pounds… Continue reading 8.8.2020 Check-in and HAZEL!!!
So, yesterday was my weigh-in day. I am moving forward, and this is happy-making for me. Not only is the scale going down, but I can also walk further. Friday, I was walking the long walk. I felt good, and I didn't have to get ready for work, so I decided to tack on the… Continue reading Sunday Musings and Observations
I am doing a lot of deep breathing right now. I just got back from the doctor's office, and the spot on my elbow is psoriasis, not eczema. Psoriasis is basically my inflammation and autoimmune issues attacking my skin. It may come and go, or it may be permanent. It may remain localized on my… Continue reading Breath in, Breath out. This, too, can be managed.