HOBBESIS49's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOBBESIS49 HOBBESIS49's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Dreams without Goals are just that 'only Dreams' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747535 OK Jane Wishing is not going to do it... I've heard that dreams are just that 'only dreams' unless you have goals to back up those dreams. Here I have the most wonderful tool in the world and I'm not using it and that is no one's fault but my own. I make excuses now.. It's true I haven't felt well but I think that it's weight gain that is much to blame for everything. That & not drinking enough water & not treating my bowels properly or myself right. It's hard to get older. 51 is not old but ... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:08:01 EST New Goals- How to walk the path? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734257 What motivates people enough to walk the path and stick to what they initially set out to do? I think that I have always suffered from depression and so running was my cure when I was younger (which became very addicting). But now since I'm at Master Runner's Age and my weight is way over and I'm out-of-shape what and how can I get this old carcass moving again gently enough that I don't hurt myself but with enough velocity that my spirits are up and that I feel like my life has purpose? I sp... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 03:18:42 EST Finding Running & Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670061 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l738652865.jpg"> <BR> Welcoming changes to my life.. Finding a way to keep a balance with work and having a real life. Going back to school as an adult takes it from you.. I must find myself again after all the years of study, devotion and stress... I'm on my feet again running.. Slow but running. My son took this photo of me today as I was headed out for an evening run after work tonight. Thanx for your support.. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:47:24 EST 1 Month Left Before I Graduate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662256 I will be a somewhat absent participant (as I have been these last few weeks but wanted to let you all know that I'm 'still' here behind the scenes. <BR> <BR> Thinking of all of you & your positive sparks! <BR> <BR> Keep up the good work.. I will return in full force AFTER I graduate! <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> <em>387</em> One more month to go.. <BR> I CAN do this!!! <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jane Wed, 2 Apr 2014 01:10:58 EST I WANT TO RUN!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631804 I used to be a distance runner years and years ago. Would often get up in the morning to a good 5-9 mile run almost every day. <BR> <BR> In high school ran hurdles, cross-country and the 1500 but life happens (especially to woman in their mid to late 40's and early 50's).. <BR> <BR> And it did.. child birth and two seriously life altering female surgeries, a stressful job and unhappy partnership I found myself 50lbs overweight and miserable. I lost 30 & went back to school but that was a ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 17:28:23 EST Taking time for self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616500 Bingeing is a symptom I have just come to realize: It is an attempt to do self care when one feels uncared for. Binges are signals that something is wrong & that needs are not being met either physically or emotionally. Binges are a last stand against deprivation. <BR> <BR> Before you can take time for yourself in ways other than bingeing, one must believe that they are worth deserving time for themselves. <BR> <BR> Today I took a day off of work and did frivolous, self focused activitie... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 01:21:42 EST What has joining Spark People done to improve your Self Worth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598505 The First Step Towards Getting Somewhere is to Decide That You Are Not Going to Stay Where You Are. <BR> ~Author Unknown <BR> <BR> I am so grateful to have found Spark People.. <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> & I hope for more and more 'Self Discovery'.. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l144959709.jpg"> <BR> I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH HAPPIER NOW <BR> <BR> Since returning to Spark People I'm reminded about h... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:39:22 EST When the Inner Fire Goes Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590504 <em>529</em> In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. <BR> Albert Schweitzer <BR> <BR> There have been people in my life that have given my own life this kind of lift.. <BR> I am blessed to call them friends. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> For this very reason as it not only promotes healthy lifestyle changes but encouragement to othe... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 18:08:04 EST Bringing in the New Year Right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576869 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531133131.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me with my arms out-stretched pretending to fly as I'm walking at Basket Slough it's a wetland wildlife preserve in the Willamette Valley of Oregon (where I live). <BR> <BR> <em>295</em> The sky.. the birds, the feeling in the air.. the way my body feels in motion (especially in nature). The lay of the land at Basket Slough wetland wildlife refuge all around a panoramic view of mountains and trees (ma... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 15:43:41 EST Starting Again: A New Life Chapter 50! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409467 Most of what I've posted in pictures of me are me turning 50 this last week at Breitenbush hot Springs in the Cascade mountains of beautiful Oregon. In this particular picture my friend and I were just being really goofy it was the 50 dance announcing to the river that we'd made it. <BR> <BR> I find myself here again at Spark People after about a 3 month hiatus& I've put back on about 8 lbs through all of the stress of my last semester of school and other life changes happening in my life.... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:49:56 EST Hitting the Books Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321444 I will NOT stop until I'm done with this semester.. So no more sparking! No more checking in until this semester is over. So all of you keep moving.. stay positive.. I will think of my Spark Friends & will check in with you soon. <BR> <BR> I will return May 4th! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck my Spark Friends.. <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> <em>387</em> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Jane Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:25:19 EST I'm Pleasantly surprised (running!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309540 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l201942619.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I ran 3.55 miles today for the first time in a long long while.. feeling pretty proud at 144lbs. <BR> <BR> I've been walking quite a bit not everyday but building up to this. I was slow like a turtle <em>134</em> but I got out there & did it! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> to <em>312</em> feels pretty good for an ol' once pretty ol' fat gal nothing like it did when I was younger and had more umph! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 23:13:50 EST Week of Failure & Apathy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5299667 Things have been very difficult lately.. <BR> <BR> The team that I work with has been very tumultuous. I used to escape things through my studies but all of a sudden have lost interest. My work for has been so surprisingly disinterested in my professional development and are blocking me at every turn in a recent request for mentoring. So what does Jane do when she feels apathetic.. ? She eats and sleeps a lot .. hides away like it's winter and time to hibernate. I feel like I've been hit wi... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 15:07:53 EST New Walking Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281827 Sunday, May 19, 2013 To WALK this: <BR> Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1839523341.jpg"> Sun, 10 Mar 2013 23:00:10 EST How to get enough protein? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273707 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1246127657.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tell me what do you do? <BR> I NEVER SEEM to be able to get enough protein it seems elusive to me. <BR> <BR> What are YOUR protein secrets??? <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:27:10 EST 10 pounds gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270124 <em>386</em> <em>306</em> I began this journey a few years back when at my height of feeling badly about my weight at 180 lbs. This year again 1/14/2013 after a couple year hiatus I rejoined Spark People. Today the scale tells me that I've already lost another 10 lbs (by just sticking to my program). <BR> <BR> I believe that It's easier this second time.. <BR> <BR> 10 lbs seemed less when I weighed more. <BR> <BR> So I want to encourage others to never give up.. Keep going.. Keep pl... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 18:45:10 EST I keep forgetting.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260642 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1627198871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Things look a bit like this as of late.. inordinately stressful these past few weeks homework & working full time.. <BR> <BR> I keep forgetting to drink water.. <BR> Drink Jane Drink Jane Drink! <BR> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> <em>194</em> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 02:27:36 EST Experience with Spark People past and present http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226081 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l190027227.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1972442503.jpg">I weigh 180lbs in the photo on the right. I hate this photo of me. <BR> <BR> A Sparked friend recently told me <em>26</em> that I should perhaps not think of this time around with Spark People as starting over but a continuation of what I began with Sparking a few years back (when I lost 30lbs with Spark People). So here is the picture that inspired me t... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:56:57 EST Back to Studies and Working full-time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224361 Here I am beginning a new semester.. feeling daunted by the prospect of starting again.. 7 more classes to go. I can do this I keep telling myself. 7 more classes and then student teaching and tests to follow before I can officially be a certified teacher. I've been working on this it seems forever and I'm burnt out of working full-time and going to school. <em>149</em> <BR> <BR> In a way it actually started here at Spark People (my first time around) when the success of being able to lo... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:44:21 EST Blog #1- 'O.K.Body this is it'! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211597 O.K. Body this is it.. 'Yes' I mean you there the one looking so surprised. What's been going on is all going to stop! The complaining and the sickness.. I get it.. I finally get it you are not getting what you need & you are sick and tired. You work all day & for what nothing in return. So this is the deal.. I just kinda woke up one morning and realized that we've been hanging around together for almost half a century & I thought that I knew and understood you but apparently I was wrong and ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:23:39 EST