Snickers and Pesh having fun :)
Caelestis, professional picture by Larry Johnson, the day he turned 7 months old, Cleveland Persian
I started Sparking in March of 2007 or so, when I needed a food tracker. Once I approached my goal weight, I stopped logging food... and then I injured my foot and put all the weight back on, argh!
Fortunately, most of my good eating habits learned the first time around stayed with me; I only have to 'tweak' my eating habits a bit to get back on track. My big thing now is getting exercise each day, which is difficult, because I never found anyone who could FIX my darn foot! I'm still looking. None of the podiatrists I went to seem to be able to figure it out (even though I have; I need a doc who will listen, and understand that I have a very high pain threshhold).
My two main focuses here are:
1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle for food/exercise.
2. Get better organized. For that, I have FlyLady to thank (www.flylady.net)
A bit about me:
I'm a 30-something divorced female whose 'family' is two wonderful cats: a stray named Snickers, and my first pure-bred cat: a beautiful Maine Coon (still a kitten right now) named Peshtigo. If you recognize the name "Peshtigo", and I tell you he's a red tabby (red and gold, with gold eyes), you might know why I picked that name for him. If you don't recoginze the name "Peshtigo", and you are curious, try googling or wikipediaing it. ;)
I have a picture of my two babies playing together as the first photo to the left. No, I don't have a lot of pictures of me; I don't like having my picture taken, even when I'm healthy and such.
For fun stuff, I like Shaolin kung fu and Tai Chi (www.hingsingschool.com), reading, walking, flying airplanes (although it seems the price of everything has gone up, so I haven't been), playing World of Warcraft and other computer games, and voluteering. My latest volunteer efforts landed me as Secretary of my Condo Association Board of Directors.
Geez, with all these hobbies, you would think I'd be thinner! But it's no wonder my home is a mess! :P
1. Drop the extra weight I gained from foot injury. To do this: exercise at least a few mins each day, and remember to eat some fruits/veggies each day!
2. Get my home cleaned up to where it was before mom's health issues interrupted my life. To do this: FlyLady rocks! Keep my sink shiny, and 15 mins of decluttering each day.
1. Exercise each day.
2. Drink more water.
3. Eat more fruits and veggies.
4. Check 1/month or so and see if that 'spare tire' is still hanging around my middle...
I'm Alliance on Whisperwind, and Horde on Warsong.
Oh, wait... you meant in real life? Oh, well... somewhere in northeast Ohio.
"Life is good; flight is better." --me
"Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional!" --my dad
| Pounds lost: 5.0
I just stopped by to tell you how much I appreciated your comment on the 50 reasons to quit smoking. So well said, thank you for such an effective response. Love your spirit...thank you.
28 days ago
First off, love the picture of the kitty! Thank you so much for the kind words, your comment really spoke to me. It takes such great strength and determination to lose 100 pounds, and that just shows how strong you are and that you can battle this again. Sorry to hear about your injury. When our routine is disrupted it makes everything hard. My arthritis has been flaring up and I can't do my fave exercise (walking) like I want to, and I have let that derail me. But we can push through and we will get there. Hang in there.
281 days ago
Thanks for writing. Sent some Sparkmails but forgot some things (old age). So sorry for the loss of your beautiful cat. .. and tragic that your other cat is infected too. Hope Snickers has a long & happy life . What a great idea to get a rabbit.
310 days ago
Saw your profile picture & had to visit your page. Love cats & other furbabies. Share a history of injury reversing my weight loss. Hope u can get your foot fixed soon. Added you as a friend & welcome u to add me if u like.
310 days ago
I always wanted a Maine Coon!! My husband and I were just talking about this (Again!) yesterday. I have 2 kitties right now, both strays. One is a calico longhair who came into my life as a 2 week old kitten - she is now 11. The other is a very plushy tabby cat I've had since she was 10 weeks old, and she will be 8 next month.
What kind of temperament does Peshtigo have? I've heard that Maine Coons are a pretty mellow, easy-going breed. Do you find this to be true?
622 days ago