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Woo Hoo!!!

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So, about 4 weeks ago I bought this. It's nothing special, just an old 10 speed bike. I've been wanting to get a road bike for awhile but really just didn't have the money. I found this puppy on Craigslist for $85.00 in my size and I jumped on it. I took it in to the bike shop for a tune-up and got to talking with the mechanic. I was telling him how I really hated the drop handlebars and how I didn't like where the brake levers were. He made some recommendations and suggestions (some of which he's done to his bike - same kind) and 4 weeks later I get this:



I took it out for a ride this afternoon and it is now a totally kick-ass bike. My orginal intention was to use this bike for a year or two and then spend $1200 on the one I really want. But I liked it so much on the ride this afternoon I don't know if I'm going to want to give it up. Tomorrow morning is the big test. If it's not raining I'm going to take a long ride and really test it out. I …

Dude, am I glad that is over...

Well that intense hunger/headache thing lasted until yesterday morning. I had a slight headache when I got up yesterday and was very hungry. That lasted until about 11:00 am, then all of a sudden I felt full. Actually I felt bloated and puffy. I wasn't that hungry at lunch time and by the time I had my apple and peanut butter I hardly wanted it. So whatever that was it appears to be over.

While this was happening I was kind of afraid to exercise. If I was that hungry constantly what would happen if I added exercise in???? So exercise has been off this week. But that's been okay as this ankle is still bothering me. Yesterday was the first day I made it through the entire day with absolutely no pain at all. I was very excited when I realized that. Then in the middle of the night one of the dogs jumped up on the bed right on my ankle!!! Oh my god did it hurt (well the smallest one is 85lbs!!!). It still hurts this morning but it's not swollen anymore so I guess I'll …

Wow, that was bad.....

I've been eating really well lately and I've been very pleased with myself. On Sunday we got giant deli sandwiches but I curtailed my other eating to compensate. Monday was really good as far as eating was going but by the end of the day I developed a bad headache and I couldn't figure out why, but I took aspirin and moved on. Tuesday I woke with the headache and it plagued me all day. I noticed that when I ate it would subside but I also noticed that I didn't stay full long, I mean I got HUNGRY, and as soon as I got hungry the headache returned full bore. On the way home last night it was killing me and I was absolutely starving even after eating my usual apple with peanut butter. So I stopped at the store and got candy. I really didn't want it but I figured I needed some serious fat to satisfy my body. So I eat these 2 candies worth around 600 calories total and immediately felt better. But within 2 hours I was really, really hungry again. I'm not sure wh…

My daughter turns 28 today.

I can't believe it, she's 28!!! I can vividly remember the day she was born and what a little cutie she was. Looking back I wish I had been a better mother but I was 18 and didn't know what the hell I was doing. I'm just glad she turned out so well in spite of me. She's a great mother to her 2 kids and I don't know where she learned that; not from me!!!

On the health front, things have been well. I took the weekend off and started right back in yesterday. I've been building my own program and then not following through on it so I decided to try a different approach. I found this site Core Performance and have started doing their program. It's a free 7 day trial so I'll have to decide fairly quickly if I want to continue it. So far I like it. It's about an hour a day. You start with some warm up type exercises then you do strength and then you do cardio. I've done it 2 morning and I really like it. It's not a grueling workout but I feel…