Saturday, February 28, 2009

achilles tendonitis

So, I went to the doctor today. She diagnosed my sore ankle/leg as achilles tendonitis. The cure is for me to not run or walk for the next two weeks and to ice my ankle down 3x daily. I am really bummed, but if the soreness will go away and I can eventually start training for the 10K and really start training then it will be worth it. In the meantime, I will continue to exercise - do the elliptical, the bike, and swimming. Not what I had planned but still something. The elliptical should be good for me because it will build up my endurance.

Played cribbage with a bunch of people tonight. It was fun even though I didn't make it through the first round. maybe next time.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

weigh down, way down

I'm very discouraged about the weight thing .. I want to have the right attitude about eating and exercising -- that it is for my health, but I'd really, really like to lose some weight.

I'm feeling overwhelmed, yet again, at work and just with life in general.

Back to the weight thing -- I'm trying hard to exercise. I want to train for the 10K but every time I run more than 1 minute at a time, I hurt my ankle - not like it's twisted, more like there is something pulled or strained. I'm going to try and NOT do any running for the rest of this week and maybe it'll give my ankle time to heal. Maybe I should go to the doctor. I just don't seem to have the time for that ... why? why? why? Why is it so hard to lose weight and get in shape? Eating and lounging around is so easy. Why is the stuff that is better for you harder to do?

whine whine whine.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I really hate to exercise but I'm trying really hard ... walked on the treadmill tonight for 1 hour 15 minutes - 5.5 miles. I really want to make it, lose weight, and get into shape .. I just don't know if I can stick with it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hate to be a Valentine's Day scrooge but I totally think the Valentine's Day thing is overkill. So I am rebelling and asking that my husband do nothing for me (and I'm doing nothing for him too).

Here are some of the decorations from Safeway -- we went last Saturday and it was worse -- I wish I had gotten a picture then but my camera broke. I got a new one. Not the one I really want (I want an SLR ...) but it will do for now.

However, Starbucks was a dollar off today so maybe there are some good things about Valentine's Day ...

Monday, February 9, 2009


Went to the grocery store tonight and it was full of balloons -- wish I had had my camera. It is insane. The husband and I are not doing anything for Valentine's Day and i hope he doesn't even get me flowers or anything. It is so silly. I know, I'm not romantic, but really, it is just too much.

Walked on the treadmill tonight for 4.3 miles. I need to really build that up so that I can run in a 10K this summer. I'm trying, but I need to try harder.

My camera is broken. I don't know if I'll get it fixed or get a new one. Probably get a new one. Anyway, when I get back to having one, I'll show you the ridiculous grocery store and the gym where the hubby and I are going to "work out". Oh how I hate to exercise.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wednesday a.m.

Just finished some grocery shopping. We had a $10 off coupon we had to use on Tuesday so we had to go. We ended up getting more than we had to but hopefully it will mean that we don't have to go shopping again until the weekend.

Rode the train home today for the 2nd time this week. I'll take a picture next time (probably tomorrow). Doing my bit to save the world (and someone the time to come pick me up). Kelly now has the car I was driving so I'm without a car for about the millionth time in my life. Maybe when I grow up I can have my own car. whine whine whine ...

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