I Will Be Walking in The American Heart Association Heart Run and Walk

Please click on this little square to take you to my pledge page…you can leave an encouraging word or donate a dollar or two. Thank you.

I will be trying to walk up to three miles. It killed my knees on vacation to walk over 2 miles in one day. I hope to get a bit of training in before March 7th…it is only a few weeks away.

Fat Ladies Food Journal


I weigh close to 200 pounds if not a pound or two more. It is more than I weighed when I had my stroke. I eat too much pizza, and too much in general. I don’t exercise enough. I always have an excuse not to walk around, mostly I feel awkward since I walk funny. I can not afford the gym, even though I say I need to join. I can not pay all my bills now. This is the worse time of year for bills. It has been below zero, I can hear my heat running almost all night. I am not going to turn my thermostat down from 70 degrees. I don’t want the horror of freezing pipes I had last year. I am trying to keep my teenage son’s morale up, not just my own. So, maybe writing down what I eat everyday will help. Maybe not, but it should not hurt.

Yesterday, I was kind of down from the cold weather and more snow, even though the sun was shining. I only made it out to my car and back to take my son to spend the money burning a hole in his pocket. He has a week off from school, so he needs to keep occupied. I made him shovel a path to the car, the end of the driveway (so we would make it out) and clear off and warm up the car. He did all of the above, that is like a miracle.

OK, I know I get sidetracked too easily. Yesterday, I started off like most days, with a large mug of tea. It had NOTHING added, no sugar or milk. I also had orange juice, I love it and feel I need the vitamins. I also had a peanut butter sandwich or sammich (as I call them). Just gobs of peanut butter, no jelly. I still have trouble spreading it basically one handed, so I gob it on….its yummy. Midday I had some plain tortilla chips with a little salsa. It was salty and messy, stupid skinny jar (don’t want to wash more dishes by pouring into a bowl) Dinner was rice with sodium free bouillon and some sodium free spaghetti sauce and frozen corn mixed in with a couple pieces of chicken tenders (very salty, but easy to heat and eat) I made the corn separate for my son, but he did not like it so I added it to mine. I also cooked the chicken tenders for him, he did not even try them. Sometime during the day I had left over homemade pizza. It was plain cheese.(made for my son a few weeks ago and frozen, he forgot about it) I believe this is all I had all day, but I forget things. I might have had an apple and or more juice.

I forgot to add another first


This is a pic of my pedicure later the same day…the polish is still going strong. I wish I could afford one every month or so. I can not even afford a haircut or getting my eyebrows done this month. It has been over a year since my hair was cut.

So I forgot to add to my list the other day, I finally took a bath. It was the first since my stroke. It was at the hotel tub, so it was kind of small and I could only soak my aching knees barely. I am hoping my tub at home is a bit bigger for a proper bubble bath, maybe later today I will try. It took me awhile to figure out how to get out of the tub. I just assumed if I can get up off the floor unassisted now I could get out of the tub. I was wrong! I need to get my knees folded under me first. The tub was too narrow at one end so I finally figured out I needed to turn around. Again, I am hoping my tub at home won’t have that problem. I might do a dry run first with my clothes on. That would be the smart way to try. I don’t always remember to be smart though.