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Another month begins and . . . .

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I hate this time of year with the long hours of dark and short hours of daylight. I always end up feeling sort of blue. I've tried lights and try to get outside when there is natural light and my vitamin D levels are fabulous according to my doctor - but my energy levels go right down the toilet for the most part from the end of November until pretty much the beginning of March. I'm working out (Coach Nicole's workout) with resistance bands and I enjoy the workouts, but I really want to get outside!

This morning it was snowing like crazy and the high today only went up to about 23 degrees!!! Yes - I shoveled snow - twice - before I left for work and and definitely got a little cardio in there. I guess I'll take that as an UP side to the weather. Things aren't supposed to get vastly better any time soon - and yesterday it was 61 degrees in Denver and I didn't even need a sweater or a coat! Colorado weather is an interesting thing! I'm looking forward to making a big pot of vegetable soup this weekend and baking some Irish soda bread. Great ways to warm up the kitchen and make the house smell fabulous - and pretty good food too!
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CNEWELL2 12/2/2011 9:56AM

    When the sunshine is lacking you need to look for more "Son"shine. Jesus is the reason for the season and it always helps me get through the darker months to focus on the "Light".
Hope you have a Son filled day
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MARGIE4230 12/1/2011 6:51PM

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Slowly but eventually - right?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I am slowly getting down there weight wise! Right now I have a cold and am not at my best by any stretch of the imagination, but I am drinking my water and staying in my calorie limits and having fun! I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to Thanksgiving. Just remember portion control! You can eat virtually anything as long as you keep your portions appropriate.

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JRDIAMOND4 11/18/2011 6:38PM

    Hope you feel better soon!!
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Jan

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MELJANE84 11/18/2011 2:37PM

    Hope your feeling better soon and have a great thanksgiving!

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TX.PATRICIA 11/18/2011 8:19AM

    Hope you get to feeling better soon!!

You also have an amazing Thanksgiving!

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MAGGIEVAN 11/18/2011 1:44AM

    Just get over the cold and make sure you are not spreading it. See it as a time of grace. emoticon

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RC2CATTLE 11/17/2011 11:36PM

    You are right. Just be careful that the "anything you want" isn't always ice cream!!!
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Great little blog, sweet girl!

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Starting anew

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

My mother died on October 21st and her funeral was held on my birthday, Oct. 26th, so this has been a less than stellar few weeks for me. I haven't been on any computers very much and haven't done anywhere near what I'd intended in terms of posting or tracking or such here. I hope you all can understand and will support me in getting back on the horse, as it were, for November to try again.

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WALKINGWOMAN07 11/10/2011 10:30AM

    Debi, so hard to lose your mother - even more so on your birthday. It sounds like you have a lot of spark friends support, and I am here for you too.

Irene

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DETERMINDCHICKY 11/2/2011 7:01PM

    Debi-I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. It must have been very hard to lose her on your birthday. I know that day will provide mixed feelings for you from here on. I am glad you came back to spark so quickly so you could get the love and support that you need. Take care hun.

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JRDIAMOND4 11/2/2011 12:24PM

    You don't have to get back on that horse alone. We have our hands put together as a makeshift stirrup to help you get back on the horse. We are all here for you. Keeping you in my prayers.
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CNEWELL2 11/2/2011 7:49AM

    Debi
You are so strong to be back at it this month.
I am still praying for you.
This group is so encouraging already
Let me know if there is anything more I can do
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TX.PATRICIA 11/2/2011 7:41AM

    I am so sorry for your loss! You know that I will be here to support you along your journey!

Remember you are worth it, & you can do it!

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MARIAND123 11/2/2011 7:25AM

    Oh wow, what a month for you. But thank God for the strength to get through that month and back in the "horse". I will be praying for you. emoticon

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TINYTREKKIE 11/1/2011 8:49PM

    Hey Debi. I am doing the November Challenge with you and I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I hope that the support here continues to help you along your journey.

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RC2CATTLE 11/1/2011 8:04PM

    Oh dear heart, that is just so awful. I am amazed you are here with us now and hope the next few weeks here, getting the support and encouragement you need, will prove to be salve for your wounded heart.

I am certain your momma wanted only the best for you and that she would be so very proud that you are doing all you can to move forward and have the life you dream of having.

I will be thinking of you in the weeks to come and I have added your name to mine and Grady's prayer list. We take prayer very seriously at our house. I have stopped to pray for you as I was writing this and we will continue to lift you and your family to the Lord as you mourn the loss of your mother.

Sunny

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Okay - I'll try this

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This is my (gasp) first blog ever. I am not feeling too sure about putting myself out into the electronic ether for all eternity.

My weight crept up slowly and is creeping off slowly. I am doing my best to try creative recipes, but sometimes when time is tight it is incredibly easy to fall back on old familiar ways. I've been attending weight watchers at work, which is helping by providing support and accountability from coworkers/friends doing the same thing. The support and accountability I receive with Spark is also very helpful and meaningful. I truly appreciate each and every one of you for who you are and for your willingness to share that with us/me.

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KALI511 10/20/2011 10:04AM

    Congrats on your first blog and making good decisions. I hope your progress continues, slow is still progress emoticon

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TX.PATRICIA 10/20/2011 9:21AM

    I'm so glad to see your blog!!! I do understand your hesitation of putting yourself out there, so share what you are comfortable with & I am sure there are 100's of Sparkers that will support you!

BTW, congrats on loosing 3 lbs. since the start of the October Determination Challenge!

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JRDIAMOND4 10/19/2011 7:39PM

    emoticonDebi!!


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RENEEW2010 10/19/2011 5:34PM

    Congrats on your first blog and on finding Spark!

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VVKIMBO07 10/19/2011 3:48PM

    I agree with the commenter below. Staying active on Spark People really helps! Good luck! emoticon

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KMIRANDA2000 10/19/2011 3:35PM

    Make friends and stay active on this site...it works!

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