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
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
So, this week was pretty amazing. First, the biggest news of all, yes, I am still talking about my A1C. It is down to 5.7. I am seeing my doctor on Monday. I am hoping that I go off meds. There are some trouble spots in my labs. You can read all about it here… Continue reading 8.29.2020 Check-in
So, Monday morning, I had my blood work done to evaluate my health. I got the results last night. I posted a brief synopsis on FB but decided to write something a little more in-depth. Overall, I am pleased with how my health is improving. And really, these are the number that count, far more… Continue reading The Labs are In!
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…
"The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change." Carl Rogers, psychologist/humanist. I was reading in one of my FB groups, and someone wrote something about self-love being great and all, but what if you can never love yourself. Wow…this statement shook me to the core. I… Continue reading Perfect with Imperfection
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