ECONLADY's SparkPeople Blog ECONLADY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Update About a week ago I took some dog classes at the spca so I could be a volunteer dog walker. I learned a couple of things I should have taught my dogs, so the lessons began. I too k treats on the walks and the response has been excellent. The funny/odd thing is my very sick dog with the bad limp perked up. He is eating, looks happy again and most of the limp has gone away? I don't understand, but it does my heart good. My friend said she could see the difference. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:41:07 EST Amish country We decided to skip Philadelphia. The local amtrak has construction near by and parking is difficult. Instead we visited amish country. It was fun. I didn't realize the amish and non-amish live side by side. Having fun! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:33:10 EST Lancaster Went to hershey Pennsylvania today and now my friend and I are in Lancaster. We are hoping to go to Philadelphia tomorrow. I have been eating too much! Clothes are tight. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:11:26 EST Can't sleep I'm on vacation and sharing a room with a friend. She sleeps with great ease and I can't sleep. It's almost 1 am and she has been asleep for about 1.5 hours and me nothing. I'm near the door, where the light of my computer won't bother her. I dislike being an insomniac. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 00:53:46 EST Travel time I'm visiting a friend who us taking me to the airport tonight. I have a night flight to Pittsburgh to go to a cookie cutter convention. I went two years ago and had a great time. I'm excited about my trip. <BR> <BR> For my spark friends that asked, yes I retired last month. I'm sleeping more and feeling better. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:41:09 EST Hiding or being truthful I can't sleep because I have something on my mind. In less than two weeks I am scheduled to take a 4 hour class. I've done similar classes like this before and had a great time. However, this time it is different. I'm losing interest in the subject and the class is about a 4.5 hour drive away. With my detour on the way home I will be on the road road for 10 hours, for a 2 day trip. Similar trips before I went with a friend. I'm not sure I want to go. While in the past I have enjoyed ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:14:07 EST My changing life As some of you know I am retiring in a few weeks. It's exciting and scary. I feel like things are changing more than expected. I had planned to start a cookie decorating blog, but have lost interest in the idea. An opportunity became available and now I am dealing with demons. It isn't easy, but it is a pathway to finding who I am going to be for the next phase of my life. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 23:14:08 EST Change My life is starting to change. I know it will be for the good, but it is scary. Today someone said "if it is scary then that is probably the direction to go." Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:19:58 EST Return The last few months I have pulled away from spark, only really tracking my exercise. My life is in the process of changing (in a good way) and I'm feeling a little lost. I need to find direction in my life. Last night I was asking myself if I was to concentrate on any one thing what would it be? The answer was my weight/health. I feel bloated and my clothes are too tight. So starting today I will be back on spark and focusing on my weight/health. I know spark can help me if I let it. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:57:35 EST