Health

Good Things, Man

  Oh my, but it’s been two-and-a-half months since my last post. I’m sure that is a great disappointment to my reader. Or readers. I think I have two, now. I have many things to tell you! 2017 is looking very promising with an awful lot to look forward to. Today I’m just going to…

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Challenge Completed

Twenty-one days are done and the challenge is over. I had hoped to finish strong, but Katie was home for the weekend and we went to dinner to celebrate Taylor’s new job and I wasn’t able to do my workouts because Katie brought a friend home and I didn’t want to be caught exercising by…

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I’m On Fire

Good gracious, Gertrude! I burn everywhere. There was a t-shirt on Facebook that said, “Everything Hurts And I’m Dying.” No inspirational quote has ever captured my truth better. Just to give you an idea of what my head is going through while my body is being tortured, here are more journal excerpts from the last…

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Cooking With Grease Now

Well actually, I’m cooking with extra virgin olive oil, but that doesn’t have the same ring. Before I get going on this post, let me state for the record I am NOT a trained cook. I just play one on my blog. I’ve been so enamored with my breakfast this week that I decided to share…

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I’m Still Standing

Today is the fourth day of my 21 day challenge. So far I have eaten well and exercised my 30 minutes every day. The best news of all is that I can still walk. Yesterday was 30 minutes of lower body exercises and I really despaired that I wouldn’t make it down the stairs this…

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It’s Only 21 Days

I’ve spent all morning working on a meal plan for next week and preparing the grocery list. Which means I need to go to the grocery store. Which is probably why I’m writing this because y’all know how much I love the grocery store. (And if you don’t, then let me explain. That was sarcasm.…

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Daddy’s Hands

Daddy’s hands were soft and kind when I was cryin´. Daddy´s hands, were hard as steel when I´d done wrong. Daddy´s hands, weren´t always gentle But I´ve come to understand. There was always love in Daddy´s hands. This is the song I danced  to with my father over 26 years ago at my wedding. Dad…

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Cutting It Close

Nothing like waiting until the very last minute. You know, my whole “I must write at least one post in a calendar month” thing. I have six hours and 16 minutes left in October so I need to write something stat! So let’s just play a little game I like to call Holy Random Stories…

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Let’s Do This!

You see, it’s like this. Todd and I have been talking about getting healthy for a while. Last year I did Weight Watchers for a bit and was fairly successful for the time I was actually on the plan. Once I fell off the wagon, however, I just laid there and watched it roll away.…

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Same Chapter…

…Different Take This past Wednesday was just another routine oncology appointment. Into the exam room walked a very dapper White Russian. I’ve only ever seen him in his white coat, but the other day he sported a yellow v-neck sweater, a navy and white checked shirt and a yellow tie with stripes in various shades…

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