Monday, March 30, 2009
I am so happy to report that I have been able to avoid the HÄAGEN-DAZS - ice cream binge demon since my downfall last Thursday night; and I completed my mini exercise challenge with the "ENERGIZER_BUNNY" SparkFriend this weekend as well.
Sunday, I worked at the CNPS Native Plant Demo-Garden 5.5 hours (much longer than I intended) and 'pushed' my back a bit too far. So this morning I was not feeling that great (stiffness, back achy, boo-hoo-eh?) and I hit the alarm so I could sleep another hour and go later. But then I got up and one thing after another kept getting in the way of going to the gym.
BUT my awesome nephew came home from SacCityCollege and started bugging me to go to the gym with him -since I didn't go in the morning. And his "push" got me in to the gym today after all! Yeah, for pushy nephews!!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Yesterday was going really good. I was just cruising along checking off things on my "TODO" list all day and looking forward to going to home bible study and going away party for good friend of mine.
The study was awesome, but then the party treats came out and the BINGE-DEMON showed up. My plan was to just have one piece of cake that another friend said she was bringing. So the fresh baked bannana bread was brought out, sliced and passed around. It was delicious and I ate my slice with no guilt what so ever. Then another friend started passing out chocolate & peanut covered HÄAGEN-DAZS bars (MY FAVORITE ICE CREAM). So began the HÄAGEN-DAZS ambush!
Oooooo, my favorite treat, I had to accept it (didn't I???) I didn't want to hurt the feelings of the little ice-cream fairy delivering this delicacy to us. PLUS, it was a party wasn't it??? So I decided to accept the unexpected treat, telling my self I'll just put in some extra exercise on Friday. Then another slice of banana bread was offered, and I sucombed to another slice of banna bread (with the logic that it was "ok"; since the first slice didn't have icing on it, the DEMON reasoned that the 2nd slice was the icing on the "cake" that I had planned on eating ... Oh yeah, that's the ticket!)
Enough about the ambush, eh? So now I've got to work my buns off this morning and do some bun-kicking !!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Well, to my pleasant surprise this morning I'm down another 3 pounds! AND the dreaded crud has left my body, YIPPEEEEEE!!!!
I love the spark goodies ya'll have sent!! FRANCLYN the Gnome you sent me was just perfect (there's been a Gnome following me around this year -so too cool to get one from you!). R3DROBIN, the red ribbon came in time for me to celebrate these 3# that have been jetesoned too. All of you are just the perfect medicine I need. Thanks so much for your continued support.
Unfortunately, I'm off to court this morning (long, sad, stress & worry filled story). Gotta be there at 8:30 am so gotta go. Ciao!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
SPARK MEET UP. I'm very excited about meeting LaNeita (a new Spark Buddy/Friend) from LA today!!! After SparkMailing a bit, I found out she was coming up to Sacramento, so BINGO we decided to connect. It's beautiful today here in Sacramento, so I just need to figure out where's the best place to grab an early dinner before she heads back to LA on the plane.
CATCH-UP. Ah where to start. The flu is keeping me down another week, YUKO!! (The doc says this bug is lasting 3 weeks, so hope none of you catch this thing.) And my back has not snapped back as quickly as I had hoped, so I've been sent to physical therapy to help it improve. Then unfortunately there has been some negative chaos at home between family members which has been sad and stressful (actually my biggest negative this week).
This past Saturday/Sabbath was awesome. My mom, nephew and I drove to Sebastapol to fellowship with friends I haven't seen in ages. The drive through Napa, Sonoma & Monterey Counties was beautiful, the fields are just ablaze in wildflowers everywhere, truly gorgeous. The fellowship was fantastic, they had wonderful potluck and Purim celebration that included a beautiful reading of the Book of Esther and a play by the young people. The story telling, laughter, singing and dancing was just wonderful medicine for my body and soul.
Needless to say, I'm maintaining right now. Trying to keep logging in, huddling, and drinking my H2o regularly. Also trying to find additional exercise I can do while my back heals.
As always, thanks to all for the encouraging words, spark goodies and smiles you've been sending my way.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I'm still battling with the flu and icky cough that just won't go away; DAG-NAB-IT!!
On the bright side the days here in NorCal/Sacto have been gorgeous! Delicious! Fantastically beautiful!!! The wildflowers are really starting to pop. I just love spring time in the valley soooooooooo much!!
My little 1991 toyota-bug is starting to show her age (and the fact that I've been hard on her). I apparently don't know my own strength, and the drivers side "handle bar connecty-thing" on the door busted up when I shut the door last week. So Tuesday dad & I went in search of toyota parts to fix her up with, and were introduced to the weird but kind of funky cool auto-dismantling/wrecking subculture here in SacTown. Utimately, we found the part we needed at a Toyota dismantler on Sunrise Boulevard for only $10! We felt like we had hit the mother load. However, dad and I spent the rest of the day trying to fix the door, but we did it!!! That afternoon, we took her in to the mechanic to fix leaky power steering situation that I've let get out of hand. I'm feeling terrible about the abuse, and of course worried about the bottom line cost for this repair, but that's how it goes.
On the SparkFront, I must report a very exciting development! One of my new SparkFriends is coming up to Sacramento next week and we are going to connect!!! How cool is that???!!!
Well, keep that SparkMail coming. The encouragement is awesome!
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