Thursday, November 8, 2012


The first thing I want to do is just give you a little update from my last post. I was able to get to Tai Chi class on Monday night and it was awesome. I figured out exactly what was causing my headaches and have eliminated that item from my life.

I have determined that my priorities have all been wrong. I have been so focused on losing weight that it has paralyzed me. Instead, I should have been going about my business doing things like kata and Tai Chi. So, I am changing things up as of now. I will continue to eat healthfully and in smaller portions but I won't make that the sole focus of my life. There are just too many other things to do.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Nov. 5, 2012 Monday

Well, another day and another terrible headache. 
Everytime I think I have gotten on top of the pain I start doing things again and the pain returns.  This is particularly ticking me off because I really want to go to Tai Chi class tonight.
It is always something .........

Sunday, November 4, 2012

So, where have I been?

It has been a while since I last posted here.  What have I been doing?  Dealing with migraines.  My doctor has given me a few medicines to deal with them.  The migraines have been pretty intense and I am really struggling with them.  Last night I had one bad enough that my prescription meds did not touch it.

I've been through something like this before in my 20's with migraines.  I know the drill with them.  For me it comes down to stress.  My stress has really increased over the last month.  I know some people who read this blog, and know me, wonder what kind of stress could I have?  I generally appear happy and well.  But, that is the thing, I am not one who does a lot of complaining or even sharing of my emotions.  Why bother other people with your problems is my way of thinking.  Sometimes this contributes to the migraines. 

This has made me realize that I really have to change my life.  I have spent the last two years learning about nutrition and changing my eating habits.  Now it is time to change the way I deal with stress and other people.  I tend to take on a lot of responsibility for other people. It is time I step back from that and refocus my energies on my goals. 

So, we will see what happens with all of this.

Friday, October 5, 2012


This week hasn't been a normal week for me.  There were some stressful things that happened that had to be addressed in our family.

As I mentioned previously, last week I finished a T-Tapp boot camp.  I got some great results from it.  But, I really was hoping for more.  So, I decided to order the full workout (I have only been doing the basic workout so far).  When I get it next week I will start another boot camp.  My big goal is to drop two jean sizes by Thanksgiving. According to the ladies at the T-Tapp main office, if I do that boot camp and eat right, I really could get there by Nov. 22.

I am hoping in the next week to get back into the swing of going to Monday night Tai-Chi and get that boot camp going.  Have a great weekend!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

always something....

I was going to try to go to tai chi night at karate today but we have a family emergency going on today........

Friday, September 28, 2012


This week was difficult for me because I was sick as a dog all week. Today is the first day that I am starting to feel well again.  I was just thinking back on this week and realized some huge positives:

1)  Even though I have been very sick this week I still finished my T-Tapp boot camp, took one day off, and started exercising again right on schedule.

2)  Even though I have been ill, I pretty much kept to my diet but when I didn't instead of beating up on myself and going totally off the rails, I just got right back on track.

3)  Due to my boot camp I am feel really healthy (even with a health problem) and I am noticing that my physical abilities are increasing.  I can do more, have more energy, and am increasing my workouts.

4) My jeans are getting big on me.

5)  Best of all, because I can do the T-Tapp exercises without hurting myself (so I can be consistent), I am really getting into working out again.  Due to this I am starting to feel hopeful that some day I will get back to the dojo.  Dare I say I almost have some confidence that if I keep being consistent with diet and exercise I will get back there!

So, even though I was pretty sick this week it was still a great week.  Hope you also had a great week!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Good article on how to lose weight

I just read this article on line about how to lose weight.  It was written by a person who creates nutrition plans for Beach Body workouts.  It is simple and to the point.  This is what I am trying to do and it seems to be working.  Hope that you enjoy it!!