ILOVEMALI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ILOVEMALI ILOVEMALI'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/ Stress Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747251 I'm working 12-hour-plus days (even without J#2), so I haven't had much time to Sparkabout, but know I'm thinking about you all. Thanks for relaxation music, notes, comments. I appreciate it! Still 1 1/2 pounds from goal, so I haven't "lost it" -- <BR> <BR> Nothing much has changed at the office. I hired Rochelle's heart daughter as our new file clerk (and she won't take any S**t off of anyone!) and she's started her training. Everyone is behind, because two of the staff took their vac... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:58:28 EST living in the dark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742124 We got back from our trip on June 15, and it's been dark since I walked into the office on the 16th. My legal assistant (I had a descriptor here, but Spark wouldn't let me post my blog with it, so fill in your own blank here) started in on how much she hates my partner and it's gone downhill since then. I thought that I had things relatively under control, but then DH (who works with me) had a spat with our file clerk (who told him "no" when he asked her for help) and she left a couple of w... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:15:06 EST There's no place like home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722455 This week has been totally putrid at work. <BR> <BR> Got back from vacation and got hit upside the head with more of the same from the staff, who just will not settle in and let my new business partner settle in. <BR> <BR> Then it went downhill. <BR> <BR> TGIF. <BR> <BR> I work Sa and Sun nights at J#2. Some day, I'll have a chance to upload the trip photos and post a few. Maybe take a little head trip pack and get away from the crap here -- <BR> <BR> Thanks all for your checking in wi... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:17:42 EST Wake-up dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718214 My wake-up dream this morning was that a client fired me. My brain doesn't want to go home. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 03:28:25 EST 19,848 steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717988 10.1 miles. Got in all of my exercise minute goal this week. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's highlight was the play, The Commitments -- one of our favorite movies is The Commitments, and the play was super. <BR> <BR> We leave for home tomorrow morning. What a fabulous trip. We both got some bucket list items in. We didn't fight, and, in fact, the only time that I was snappish was when it was too hot and humid and my blood sugar dropped all at the same time. <BR> <BR> I've wanted to go to Spain... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:56:32 EST 14122 Steps (before dinner) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715849 Parc Guell, Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum. <BR> <BR> BTW, if you ever have any doubts that there is something greater than you, see Sagrada Familia. <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 14:37:54 EST 17,312 steps (so far) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715016 We walked down to the beach this morning. Beautiful sights -- the color of the Mediterranean, the beautiful men and women (my husband especially appreciated the topless women). We swam in the Mediterranean! <BR> <BR> So, my husband had a plan for how to get to the Miro museum. We walked and walked and walked and walked. The lines on the maps were hills. I had 60+workout minutes. I asked a little old man how to get there -- he gave me alternative directions, told me that it was muy lejo... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:50:31 EST 18,904 steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714370 We walked all over Barcelona, and spent time at one of the Gaudi homes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_Batllo)<BR>, and also looked at the Palau de Musica Catalana (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau_de_la_<BR>Musica_Catalana), an amazing concert hall. It was a day that ended up having a musical theme -- we toured the Liceu Opera House (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liceu_Opera_<BR>House), and then, a few minutes later, happened on a youth chamber choir from a town that is less than an hou... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:53:30 EST 11068 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713568 5 hours in the car, and I still managed to get 11068 steps in. <BR> <BR> This would be because we got a little bit lost in Barcelona... <BR> <BR> Sending you all best wishes and besos <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:35:32 EST 7,564 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712969 We spent most of the day in the car. When we got to Cartagena, we spent a LOT of time climbing up and down steps (I couldn't find the correct exercise to track, so I made one up) to the Roman Theater -- an old coliseum from Roman era. Worked up a sweat! LOL! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 18:17:47 EST 15,196 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712258 We walked all over Vejer de la Frontera, the most beautiful place I've ever seen. <BR> <BR> Period. <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 17:21:19 EST Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711483 I am skipping Portugal. Because we have found heaven. Vejer de la Forntera, Cadiz, Espana. <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 17:24:29 EST 35,032 Steps from Spain into Portugal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710666 I don't remember where I left off. Burgos, in Spain, is lovely. It has a marvelous cathedral, based on Notre Dame. Beautiful hotel. Burgos is in the Castilla/Leon area. Everything is green. Next to Astorga. My husband says that, si fueramos retirar in Spain, he'd like to be here. Another lovely cathedral, and Palacio Gaudi (which was closed for renovations, unfortunately). <BR> <BR> Then we went into Galicia. I am in love with Galicia. I'll give you the historia another time. <BR> ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 16:00:23 EST 6492 Steps. Dee. Feel free to correct my Spanish. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707603 Today we left Astorga for Leon, so we could see the cathedral there. <BR> <BR> The Saints had other plans. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, we were in Burgos in the morning. We went to the Fabulous cathedral there. We could have stayed all day. Amazing. Anyway, we went back to our hotel to pick up our rental car, and the office had just stopped for siesta. This was a problem. We had 2 1/2 hours to kill before the office reopened. I read. My husband fretted. Ok, paced. In any event, we got the... Sat, 31 May 2014 17:47:56 EST 12,424 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705210 We met The Girl at Sainte Chapelle and looked at the fabulous stained glass. Then locked locks (one for my dad) at Pont du Arts and went to Musee d'Orsay for about 6000 steps. <BR> <BR> Feet up. It's 6:10 pm here. In a while, I'll pack and then we'll meet The Girl at Sacre Couer to watch the sun go down and the lights go up! <BR> <BR> Manana -- vamos a Burgos! Wed, 28 May 2014 12:12:00 EST 15,172 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704518 Giverny, 8 & 9 districts. <BR> <BR> Read and napped on the train to Giverny. <BR> <BR> Pretty darn wonderful! Tue, 27 May 2014 16:08:52 EST 7724 Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703704 We went to L'Orangiere. where Monet's Waterlillies live. I could have stayed there forever. Later, we checked out The Girl's apartment, which is about the same size as your computer screen. <BR> <BR> Who cares? It's Paris! Mon, 26 May 2014 17:25:50 EST 20,900 steps today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702862 We met up with my friend, L-K, and with The Girl and walked all over the City. Tour Eiffel, Napolean's Tomb, Notre Dame, Rodin Museum, Champs-Elysee, lunch at a cafe, reading along the Seine (not is that order). <BR> <BR> Sigh... <BR> Sun, 25 May 2014 14:37:43 EST 18248 Steps today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702125 Walked all over, 8th arrondisment, then our daughter met us at our hotel and we took the Metro to Tuileries Gardens and to the Louvre. I couldn't stop smiling at all of the paintings that I saw in my art books. <BR> <BR> Blisters!! <BR> <BR> Who cares -- it's Paris! Sat, 24 May 2014 12:07:16 EST We got to our Paris hotel around midnight and found that -- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701680 1) The shampoo bottle blew up all over Joe's shirts in his suitcase. <BR> <BR> 2) I forgot to pack the the underwear that I bought for the trip. ooops. <BR> <BR> 3) Who cares?? We're in Paris! Fri, 23 May 2014 20:02:25 EST Europe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698413 When my husband retired from his job, he cashed out hundreds of hours of annual leave and told me that it was for a trip. Well, the trip is really happening. The Girl is in Paris, and we will leave on Thursday to see her. We'll be gone until June 15, so I won't be able to check in much, although Sparky will be traveling with me, and I'd like to sync him up every week or so. <BR> <BR> Preparing for the trip has been in the background of my stress for the last 6 months. I needed to have a ... Mon, 19 May 2014 11:57:17 EST And they lived happily ever after http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692365 The wedding was beautiful. Sun, 11 May 2014 02:34:59 EST Bug Stomping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688004 We came home on Thursday night to giant black bugs in the laundry room. I'd never seen anything like this in my life. <BR> <BR> Now, I'm not afraid of bugs. In fact, I find them interesting. I was a bug-catching little kid, and I'm the one who showed my kids that bugs were ok. When there's a spider in the house, I'm the one who catches and releases it (really). <BR> <BR> But a bunch of bugs in the laundry room? No thank you. <BR> <BR> So, after emitting a manly scream, my husband and ... Mon, 5 May 2014 12:14:32 EST Spreading the Spark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684842 I can't get to spilling my guts and weight loss stuff all over FB, but I do spread the spark in my own little way. <BR> <BR> I represent injured workers. Some of my clients have been with me forever -- open medical cases, serious cases that take a long time to medically and legally resolve, reinjuries. When these folks see me, and comment on my weight loss, I always tell them about SP. Many of my clients either start out heavy and get heavier as a result of inactivity due to injury, or put... Thu, 1 May 2014 11:13:12 EST Deep Breaths http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683990 Good morning, Pals! <BR> <BR> So, the good news is that I'm getting in more steps. The bad news is that 137.5 disappeared and 139 is back. I'm really not sure what that's about, as I've been eating mindfully and avoiding most everything that I know will pack the weight on. I think that the problem is turkey Polish that we had over the weekend. The calorie count is reasonable but I think that the sodium count is probably through the roof. Upping the water intake for the rest of the wee... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:59:58 EST Still Moving Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680929 Here's the news. My new law partner is great. The staff has done everything possible to make him feel unwelcome. My legal assistant is applying for other jobs. The rest of the women will stay. I am exhausted from trying to maintain the peace. He's not going anywhere. <BR> <BR> In spite of this, I am walking and staying on track. 2.5 pounds to goal today. <BR> <BR> I'm not reading or Sparking or checking out my SP pals because I'm too exhausted when I get home (more emotionally than... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:44:08 EST lots of walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676679 We took a walk to beach from The Fiancee's home -- beautiful day, long walk, and, ooops, left Sparky at home. About 3 + miles that I tracked manually. After dinner, Sparky and I took a walk and tracked that Sparkily. <BR> <BR> I find Sparky highly motivating! <BR> <BR> Happy Easter, all! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 23:02:00 EST AAACK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673538 These last few pounds are really difficult. I'm not as stressed generally (ah. the blessing of knowing that I have a new business partner), but the adjustment period with him and the staff is, um, interesting (it's not about him. It's about the staff. Not enough tough love over the years). I've gotten out to walk a little more, as the weather has improved, but I'm only working one 4-hour shift a week at J#2, which means that I need to REALLY get out and walk more. Yes, I know that this ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:41:34 EST Time Flying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667865 We had a beautiful bridal shower for my future DIL on Saturday. everything was great, and she and her mom were thrilled. Perf. <BR> <BR> On Sunday, we picked up my dress from alterations (fits fine now) and I bought some clothes -- went to The Loft, where everything was 50% off. <BR> <BR> Busy crazy work week already. J#2 tomorrow night and again on Sat noon - 6 pm... <BR> <BR> The Girl is coming home for the wedding in a month! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 02:26:11 EST Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667864 Hey, Sparklers -- <BR> <BR> The bridal shower this past weekend was a hands-down success. The Bride and Her Mom were so happy and overwhelmed by The Love -- it was great. <BR> <BR> I bought some clothes that fit on Sunday, and picked up my now-altered dress for the wedding. <BR> <BR> I'm up 3 down 3 again -- working too much -- <BR> <BR> 5 pounds from goal -- <BR> <BR> xoxoxoxoxo <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Apr 2014 02:20:24 EST Killer Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661907 We had a killer trip to Ashland. The plays were great (ok, 3 of 4 were great). Company was wonderful. My mom had a good time. We spent a lot of time with our Oregon family. I found a pair of blue jeans, a paid or court pants, and even some black (!) jeans at my favorite Goodwill. Total cost -- $18.00. <BR> <BR> That being said, the food and drink killed me. I stepped on the scale today (bad me. I had promised myself to NOT do that until Thursday) and was up 2 pounds. IT should be gon... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:11:15 EST The Final Four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655369 4 pounds to go to my Ultimate Goal. <BR> <BR> I went to Nordstrom yesterday to get a bra to wear with the dress for my son's wedding and the dress was so big on the top that I left it to be altered. This is a new experience for me. I bought the dress about two months ago, and, although I've only lost a few pounds since then, they really must have counted. <BR> <BR> I bought a little travel scale to take on our trip with me in May. I stepped on it the day that it arrived, and it weighs a... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:33:41 EST The Week that Wasn't http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653345 Blurs. Everything blurs. <BR> <BR> I have been too busy and too tired to Spark this week (however, thanks to Dee, I generally know what day it is). <BR> <BR> I spent all day Sunday crazed on coffee and getting our taxes together. Husband dropped them off with the accountant on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> Our work internet was down on Monday and Tuesday. I was in court on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. I work(ed) J#2 Tuesday and tonight. I've fallen asleep each night this week with my glasses o... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:34:35 EST We are having Technical Difficulties. Please Stay Tuned. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649121 I have been having the strangest Spark Week. No emails from Spark. No notifications that Spark exists whatsoever. Broke my Spark streak. <BR> <BR> It was a busy week, and I didn't have time to go into the bowels of Spark help to see why I wasn't getting emails. So, this morning, I searched, found a link, and discovered that Spark (for certainly not I!) had checked the "no more emails" box in preferences. <BR> <BR> Very strange. <BR> <BR> So, I'm back, love you all, and will try to cat... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:36:26 EST It's not over til the fat lady sings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646129 I think that I have a new law partner. Stay tuned for further developments. <BR> <BR> Please think good thoughts -- thanks. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:26:33 EST I love my SP Start Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641667 If I do nothing else every day, I try to check out my SP Start Page. I personalized it with a few photos that I've cribbed from SP pals, and, more importantly, with photos of family and friends and with short-term goal reminders. <BR> <BR> I just looked at my Goal Board Check-in, and saw a photo of Mali, followed by one of my son and his fiancee, followed by "300 Miles! Woot!" and "In the Next Moment, Anything Can Happen" <BR> <BR> It always makes me smile. <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 20:59:08 EST Just a Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637585 Doesn't matter how much or how little Chinese food you ate for dinner last night -- <BR> <BR> Rule Number 12: <BR> <BR> Don't weigh in today! <BR> <BR> It had to be said. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 11:22:11 EST The Incredible Shrinking Woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636079 My life is a little like a horror story lately, thus, the title to today's blog. Ok, it's a lot like a horror story lately. <BR> <BR> The upside is that I'm losing weight. I sent a text to Little Lisa (a "daughter" who used to work with me at J#2) and told her that we need to make a date to get my ear pierced, because I'm at that little goal. She and I made that date when we worked together. <BR> <BR> Over last weekend, I did another closet purge and pulled out everything that is too b... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:19:59 EST Good, or at least, fairly interesting, things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630822 In an attempt to move forward and out of my funk, here are some other things that have happened in the last couple of days. <BR> <BR> 1) Thursday night was inventory at J#2, and I worked for a few hours. When I went into the breakroom to put my stuff away before I clocked in, I saw a former manager who had come from her current post to our store to help. I said hi to her, and she nodded perfunctorily at me. As I left the breakroom, she stopped me to say hello and said "you've lost half o... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 11:58:49 EST Tell me to get over myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630171 I thought that I had the law partner thing all set up, and she called today to let me know that she had chickened out. I was lovely and gracious, and want to become better friends with her, even if I am not in business with her. <BR> <BR> That being said, I want to scream and stomp my feet a little bit. <BR> <BR> She has a pal who might be interested. I asked her to have him call me. <BR> <BR> I'm tired of screwing around with this. I thought it was set last June. That woman backed out... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:57:21 EST The Week That Was http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625528 My husband had his back surgery on Monday. He's feeling ok, up and around, not pushing it. He's started cutting back his pain medication, which is a good sign. <BR> <BR> Work, of course, will not stop for surgery. I was back at the office for a while on Tuesday to do a deposition, then back at home. On Wednesday, I was in an all-day(ish) settlement conference. Came through with a great settlement for my client, and ---- <BR> <BR> I really like this particular attorney, and asked her if... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:41:31 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619446 My husband has his back surgery tomorrow morning early a.m. He can't wait -- wants to walk out of the hospital tomorrow afternoon pain-free, so keep good thoughts. <BR> <BR> I had a skin procedure on Wednesday (middle-aged fair-skinned women out here get lots of "ak"s -- precancerous lesions -- even with daily sunscreen. Hazards of good weather and not enough sunscreen as kids. Remember Coppertone tanning lotion?? NOT!) that leaves the skin photosensitive for a few days. So, I've been pr... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:57:51 EST Working from Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616889 I had a medical procedure yesterday (no big deal) and will be working from home for the next few days -- then my husband has back surgery on Monday (Aack!). <BR> <BR> The file shuffle between home and office is complicated, as my husband can't carry files and I can't go outside (I had a procedure done to my face because of precancerous stuff, and can't be in the sun for a while). <BR> <BR> We will get creative. <BR> <BR> Have a great rest of your week, Pals -- think good thoughts for my sw... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:15:10 EST Exito! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612658 Unpacked The Girl's clothes -- check. <BR> <BR> Pruned some roses -- check. <BR> <BR> Worked on the orchids -- check. <BR> <BR> Baking tomorrow for The Fiancee's Family's Super Bowl Party. <BR> <BR> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 00:30:05 EST Coming up for Air http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609147 Time whizzes by -- <BR> <BR> I had a great birthday weekend. We took my mother to visit The Boy and The Fiancee, and had a lovely lunch, followed by a cupcake with my (other) friend, Dee, whose birthday was that day. On Sunday, we celebrated my birthday with a movie (Her) and lunch. Our wedding rings were ready (we both lost our rings. A long story. Mine are either somewhere in the house -- doubtful -- or with Goodwill...), which added to my delight. That evening, "Our Wife" brought o... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:05:50 EST Shopping -- TMI warning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600807 One of my best friends and I went shopping yesterday to look for a dress for me to wear for The Boy's wedding celebrations. I have a new blue dress, but it seems that I need another for the other wedding stuff. I'm not much of a dress wearer -- I have only 4, and I don't really know if they all fit anymore, because I wear them so rarely. So, anyway, I brought the new blue dress and experienced -- Spanx. I had no idea what they were, but knew that I needed them. OMG, it's a trip trying to... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 02:22:41 EST No, Stop. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594734 I had started to blog a rant today, and decided that it would be better for my mental health if I focused on the positive. <BR> <BR> NSVs: My secretary came back from 3 weeks away and said that it looks like I've lost weight. A client came in after a couple of months -- same thing. I've been tracking, thanks to the daily whipping from Boss61 and the daily support from the rest of you. I had a moment of "OMG, in order to keep this weight off, will I have to continue tracking for the rest ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 12:45:38 EST Saturday night dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591153 last night, we had dinner with the woman who had been my best friend for 25 years and then pretty much dropped out of sight for the last three years. I'm still not sure what happened to cause this rift, although she did become close to another woman who envies our relationship. Whatever. It's been very hurtful, and I've mourned it actively. I've kept up my end of the relationship, and -- we had dinner with her and her family at the house that they moved to in a neighboring town a couple o... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:50:38 EST Weekend Wonderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590278 It's always a wonderful weekend when I don't have to work at J#2! <BR> <BR> On the board: check out the wedding reception site. Maybe do some baking. Update OS. Have dinner at Mary's (it's a miracle!). Prune some roses. Water some orchids. Read. Dance! <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:59:40 EST Tuesday already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586005 I barely got out of my desk yesterday, so i made up for it today and added a couple of blocks to my lunchtime walk. <BR> <BR> In spite of unrelenting accountability, I haven't lost an ounce so far this week. So, am increasing water and watching the salt. I know that I'm getting impatient with myself with so few pounds to go, but the road's been a long one, and I'm anxious to get there. And, yes, I've been tracking everything! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day, everyone -- <BR> <BR> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:51:54 EST