I ended up flying to Oregon for my son’s surgery after all, there were complications and there was no way i would NOT be here. So, I am writing from the beautiful high desert in Bend, Oregon.

I am amused with my mindset.  Though I am, for the most part, eating well I have fallen back on chocolate for comfort.  This amuses me because I am NOT a chocolate craving/eating person.  I read somewhere that chocolate is actually good for your mood.  However, I don’t think the Snickers and Heath bar I inhaled yesterday is what they had in mind.

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I have heard exercise is supposed to improve your mood.  I was hoping I’d hit the gym, get on the treadmill and be all happy like freakin’ Snow White;  doves landing on my finger, Bambi and Thumper running along side of me and little sparrows tying bows in my hair.  I got squat.  Where are the endorphins?

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KAPOW!  I kicked it up a notch, again, on the treadmill today.  I went back to 40 minutes, all at 3 MPH…  however, today I did 2 sets of 10 minute intervals GOING UP HILL at 4.0!  “Holy heart failure Batman!” (yes, he really said this:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHjRwCu6yBY ) and no, no one actually  had to perform CPR…

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Fact:  Breathing is definitely not optional.  My head cold is traveling to my chest.  Hope it’s having a fun trip, it’s certainly not what I had in mind.  So, since I’m home with handfuls of tissues let’s talk calories again…

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I got up this morning, totally psyched to have my first weekly weigh in!  I pee’d (every ounce counts you know) took off my slippers, balanced the beautiful, gleaming scale to 0.0 and carefully balanced myself in the very center.  WHAT THE HELL?!!!

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I did 40 minutes on the treadmill.  I didn’t fall, I didn’t tip over (even when peeking at the tv screen) and I didn’t give up early… though I really, REALLY wanted to at 30 minutes.  All in all a very sweet workout!  But then, I went marathon shopping with a girlfriend…

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Day 3… OWWWWW!!!!!!

February 24, 2010

Cripes!  I do have a blister on my left foot.  about the size of a large Lima bean.  I hate Lima beans.

It is just below my big and second toe.  Cripes!  I wore moleskin all day yesterday and let it “breathe” last night.  It is not as tender this morning but still hurts.  The blister is not the only thing that hurts…

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