LORIVIOLA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LORIVIOLA LORIVIOLA'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/ October Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789407 October Goals: <BR> ~ Stretch more (and find a yoga class?) <BR> ~ More freggies and water. <BR> ~ Oral care and foot care <BR> ~ Track food regularly <BR> ~ General Health Care: <BR> *Make eye Dr appt. <BR> *Make ear Dr appt. <BR> <BR> My September goals were not all met. I forget about looking at them. Hopefully I will be able to make progress on my October Goals. <BR> <BR> Goodnight Sparklers! <em>102</em> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:19:37 EST This IS the treat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787085 Yesterday I went for a bike ride. <BR> <em>332</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I passed an ice cream shop. <BR> <em>76</em> <BR> <BR> I thought about several things to eat... <BR> I thought about that I was working hard and deserved a treat. <BR> <BR> THEN I REALIZED: <BR> <BR> THIS is the treat. Being able to ride a bike on a gorgeous September day. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> It was definitely a big NSV. <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Goodnight, Sparklers <em>102</em> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 23:19:37 EST woohoo! woohoo! WOOHOO! 500! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778451 500 <BR> <BR> yes 500 <em>530</em> <BR> <BR> 500 days in a row of walking. <BR> <BR> I am halfway to my 1000 days goal. <em>531</em> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great day, Sparklers! <em>67</em> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:06:33 EST September Goals - a small list that I hope I can keep up with. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771335 I have been struggling lately with a lot of things. <BR> <BR> Eating right, good dental care, stretching, strength... and I have signed up for the 28 day challenge a few times, and didnt do it hardly at all. Which I found really frustrating and got down on myself. And the depression is sometimes nagging at me. <BR> <BR> One good thing is that I walk a lot. <BR> <BR> So I decided to try a few goals for September. Now I need to remember to look at them and keep them in mind. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:41:35 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768374 Hi! <BR> I am too tired for a long blog. <BR> Hello and Goodnight, Sparklers. <BR> Sending good things your way. <BR> Sleep well. <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:24:53 EST A long (long) range goal (January 26, 2016) and 2 NSV's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758553 Have to tell you the beginning to tell you the rest... <BR> <BR> On May 1, 2013 i decided to actually set out to do 1000 days in a row of walking an average of 2.5 miles daily. <em>311</em> My completion date is January 26, 2016. Well, as life happens, some days were not 2.5 miles... in March of 2014 i decided to play "catch up" so i could honestly say that i did average 2.5 miles a day. Much to my surprise and dismay the total miles needed was a whopping 148.5 miles. <em>24</em> ... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:06:56 EST I DIDN'T COLLAPSE FROM EXHAUSTION! NSV!!!!! (and Thank You!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756034 Hello! <BR> I haven't blogged in a long time. Things have been crazy. Some not-so-good crazy and some OK crazy… no time to go into it at the moment but i thought i would share a NSV. <BR> <BR> Last night while at a local band concert (a slice of Americana in my old hometown) i was with my great-nephew and great nieces. (11, 7, 5 years old) I was running around the bandstand with the 5 year old and… <BR> <BR> I WASN'T READY TO COLLAPSE FROM EXHAUSTION!!!!! <BR> <BR> well, it didn't ev... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 22:58:15 EST still streaking, but i've learned it's okay to back off… and a Non Scale Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723746 on thursday evening i went to the emergency room with gastronomic symptoms no one wants to hear about. anyway, i was admitted and spent several days not eating. on IV with fluids etc… <BR> <BR> while in the hospital, i managed to walk the halls (very very very slowly) for 15 minutes each day. i have a goal to walk 1000 days in a row "outside" - but now, that has to include some inside time since they wouldn't let me out! <BR> <BR> slowly they introduced clear liquids, then bland non-fi... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:37:22 EST Hello! and a false sense of security... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720202 I haven't blogged for a while. Life has been crazy. I have been online less and have been tracking less (i know, i know… it's a slippery slope). <BR> <BR> But, things are good. <BR> <BR> Rehearsing for a series of 9 plays that are each approximately 10 minutes long. (One i am acting in with DH, and another one i am directing. He is also directing one). <BR> <BR> So, like I said, DH and I are in a show together. we've had the script for weeks- (5 and a half weeks…). it's only 8 m... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:29:45 EST Whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709285 very busy day! <BR> <BR> 1. we had to drop DH's car off for an oil change/service <BR> 2. we went to breakfast. NON SCALE VICTORY : I managed to stay wheat free and when I logged when i got home I was still within my ranges!!!! <BR> 3. Car's finished- gotta go pick it up. (this car stuff wasn't part of my plan for the day…) <BR> 4. Walk 3 miles. <BR> 5. Eat lunch. <BR> 6. The dreaded dentist appt - root planing! (Ummm, Yeah, OWWW) <BR> 7. Go to Mom's to mow the lawn and finish some yard... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 21:58:31 EST june goals - stream of consciousness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708470 haha, when i wrote stream of consciousness in the title i typo-d STREAK of consciousness! <BR> that could be a whole other blog….. <BR> <BR> sometimes it's just good for me to write things out without thinking too much because then i get mired down,,, so here goes! <BR> <BR> June Goals: <BR> <BR> ~ finish staining box for Joyce <BR> ~ continue with gluten free as long as possible <BR> ~ begin hooping again - try learning something new <BR> ~ Jeep care - clean it (DH spilled shrimp stock i... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:23:38 EST freaking out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705612 OK, I am pretty freaked out. <BR> <BR> I went to my annual eye dr appt. Standard procedure is to dilate so he can check for diabetes issues- so, in years past i have been told i have the early early early stages of cataracts - but it wasn't a worry for the doc or for me… well, today, i have so much narrowing that he "wasn't willing to take the risk of dilating my eyes because it could result in spontaneous glaucoma" — and now i have to go back - have laser surgery (which is only scheduled on... Wed, 28 May 2014 23:10:16 EST Not bad, not bad at all. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703885 DH and I just returned from Delfest. It is a music festival in Maryland. It was such a lovely venue. We had a <em>250</em> time. The music <em>276</em> was so very good. The weather was <em>67</em> fantastic. It was our first time there and it was a blast. A little too far away for us to go every year but we are very <em>334</em> we went. <BR> <BR> Made several good choices on food, lots of <em>550</em> freggies, lots of <em>194</em> and we <em>311</em> walked d... Mon, 26 May 2014 22:08:11 EST Great concert yesterday - patience tonight??? and now, we pack. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698800 The Greater Gardner Community Choir "Broadway Concert" <em>335</em> went really well! The audience loved it and we had a really fun time performing. <BR> <BR> Tonight we rehearsed for the next Short Play <em>103</em> festival which will take place at the end of June. It was an exercise in patience because the director of our play makes me really <em>100</em> crazy — one of those people who loves to hear themselves talk but never actually says anything… it is a 10 minute play and... Mon, 19 May 2014 22:50:56 EST it was AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697365 After struggling, and struggling, and struggling through rehearsals, (and 3 performances) we FINALLY <BR> <BR> FINALLY <BR> <BR> NAILED THE SHOW TONIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Which is good, because it was the last show. <BR> <BR> I am so relieved. It was great. The energy was so palpable. Everyone was "ON" and it built and built. I almost cried during when the emotions got intense [ i had to tell myself to FOCUS because i still had lines to say and didn't want... Sat, 17 May 2014 23:45:08 EST Being with creatives is so cool. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696028 we had the most interesting evening. a friend wrote/directed a short movie <em>272</em> (15 minutes) and tonight was the premiere showing. it was very good. 2 of the actors are people that i have been on stage with so that was also fun. and the audience? it was great to see so many of the people who were there to show support. <BR> <BR> the "creatives". that's what i think of them as. those who DO and MAKE things that weren't there before. <BR> <BR> of course, conversation is alwa... Thu, 15 May 2014 23:33:18 EST WOO-DOOODLE-DEE-HOOOOOOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695256 So many good things about today: <BR> <BR> My A1C tests results were good. 6.6 <em>244</em> (they were up from 6.4 last time, but that's okay). <BR> <BR> Doc says that since i am doing well - i can <em>227</em> taking one of my medications!!! <BR> <BR> I am down 6 pounds since the last Dr visit 3 months ago. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> My car <em>226</em> passed inspection!!! (this is a stressor every year — and a relief when it passes!) <BR> <BR> and… <BR> <BR> Brush-Up Rehea... Wed, 14 May 2014 22:32:14 EST Thank Goodness Tomorrow We Get Another Chance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692287 Tonight was Opening Night for 2 One Act Plays that i am acting in. <BR> <BR> The first show went great! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> … the second show, not so much…. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> A saving grace is that the 2nd show is about Alzheimer's disease. It is confusing. "The man" is confused. We all who represent him are confused, and the audience can't help but be confused, too. So what if there is a little extra confusion — the audience doesn't have a script and doesn't know we mess... Sat, 10 May 2014 23:05:41 EST Crazytown! — and blood work tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689303 My life is crazy <em>100</em> right now. Everyone's life is crazy. There is no exception. We all have a lot on our plates (literally??)… yeah, i do. <BR> <BR> Rehearsing for 2 one act plays. <em>103</em> We open on Saturday. EGADS! I am not ready. We have 2 more rehearsals. I am doing okay on one of them, but, the other? it's CRAZY-hard. Not logical and very off the wall. <BR> <BR> And I had a killer dentist appt today. Rehearsing for our choir concert tonight was …. um…. ... Tue, 6 May 2014 22:07:08 EST Sharing memories and saying good-bye… and a surprise sighting! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686711 Last night was the calling hours for my friend Janet. I saw many people i haven't seen in many years. This was one of the good things about the night. It was sad. But also celebratory. They had the usual flowers but the thing that caught my eye was the <BR> <BR> ABSOLUTE RIOTOUS FORSYTHIA. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1375436451.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Huge bouquets. They were Marvelous. Absolutely marvelous. and SO like Janet. <BR> <BR> BRIGHT. CRAZY. ... Sat, 3 May 2014 20:56:38 EST 365 WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684447 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1891509515.jpg"> <BR> <BR> TODAY WAS # <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l399572689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF WALKING OUTSIDE!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1595360153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm really happy I made it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1957664136.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now I need to go 635 more days to make it to 1000 days. <BR> <B... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:09:04 EST Crazy emotions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683610 it's been a day of crazy emotions. <em>100</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Highs <em>49</em> and Lows <em>55</em> . (but, come to think of it, many more lows than highs. ) Very frustrating. and to top it all of my blood sugars were pretty low several times. Adds to the confusion. Literal confusion. it makes it really hard for me to know what and how to eat. <BR> <BR> And a pretty difficult dentist appt. I am still sore and it was over 8 hours ago. OWWW. <em>28</em> <BR... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:55:45 EST Just BE Super (or as Super as possible at the moment)... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682784 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1843306765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am trying to be my own super hero. <em>530</em> <BR> <BR> sometimes i dont feel super. sometimes i dont feel heroic. <BR> <BR> sometimes i just dont want to do it...... <BR> <BR> i dont want to walk <em>311</em> ... <BR> <BR> i dont want to eat veggies <em>550</em> ... <BR> <BR> i dont want to do ANY of it......... <BR> <BR> but, <BR> I DO DO IT. <BR> <BR> i keep going. and then... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:52:54 EST Inspired by memories, and still learning. Always learning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681286 My friend Janet would always sing: "Grab your coat, and get your hat/Leave your troubles on the doorstep/just direct your feet/to the sunny side of the street," and "Life is a celebration" was her motto. She was an inspiration and we don't often know how much we have been influenced until someone is gone. <BR> <BR> i can hear her saying so many things. In her exuberant and expressive voice. She expressed so much with her physicality as well as with her words. <BR> <BR> I wore my pi... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 23:57:02 EST Grief and Food and Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680640 Yesterday i found out a friend died. It was a shock. She was always so vibrant and full of life. A little energizer bunny. And now she is gone. it leaves such a huge hole in so many places and lives. <BR> <BR> A group from the theatre got together tonight to remember, tell stories and support each other. it was really a blessing and we all felt better at the end of the evening. <BR> <BR> we went to UNO's . i had a salad (!) and 1/2 of a BBQ chicken flatbread pizza (packed the rest t... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:58:48 EST feeling very sad, and grateful, too. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679820 a friend and mentor died today. it was a bit of a surprise to me. <BR> i am so saddened by this loss. She was an amazing woman. full of energy, life and joy. <BR> She got me into community theatre and it changed my life. Literally. <BR> We worked together, as well, and i learned a great deal from her. She was a great colleague and over all human being. <BR> <BR> she will be very missed in so many areas of life, by so many people. <BR> <BR> i am filled with gratitude that i knew her a... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:15:45 EST Outside the box?? NO! I'm going back in! [and back out again!] http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679032 I have (re)discovered something. <BR> <BR> For quite a while now, I have been staying away from any cereal that doesn't have at least 5g of fiber in it. I have type 2 diabetes, and this was suggested to me from the Nutritionist. So, I complied. Ate high fiber cereals. Then, in January, DH and I decided to cut back on processed foods, and going (mostly) wheat-less. It's truly wheat LESS, not wheatless. [ let me just say, i miss bread. i literally DREAM about bread… <em>467</em> hot ... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:25:39 EST This is something only YOU can do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678296 I read that in a Spark article today. Don't remember which one- sorry! <BR> <BR> It reminded me, though, that it's true. <BR> <BR> Oh sure, i can fantasize about having a personal trainer, and personal chef etc,,,, but, ultimately i would still have to DO the exercises and still have to CHOOSE the right way to eat in order to be successful. <BR> <BR> It's all on ME. I can handle that. (Mostly) <BR> <BR> I know i will have slip ups, but, i also know that it doesn't have to derail me for... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:13:57 EST Met most of my goals today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677494 I'm pleased. I met most of my goals today. <em>244</em> Was a little over on fat, though. <BR> <BR> I cross-country hiked <em>295</em> with DH (2.5 miles), and walked an additional 1.5 miles on the street. Hooped for 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> i even managed to get a bunch of stuff done that was overdue. Filing, run errands for mom, wash sheets and laundry (and now the bed is made and the laundry is put away and not in a pile waiting to be folded!) cleaned the bathroom. After all tha... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:32:23 EST Peace, Sparklers, Peace. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676044 That's all. <BR> <BR> sending Peace to you all. <em>532</em> <BR> <BR> G'night, Sparklers Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:44:23 EST deciding to try something that is a stretch for me- but i am insecure. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674699 i have been a "singer" for my entire life. many of my early memories involve singing. <BR> <BR> IT IS ONE OF MY GREAT JOYS. <BR> <BR> i have been singing in choir(s) steadily since 1998, and occasionally before that. <BR> I have been performing in community theatre for 12 years. <BR> <BR> here's the problem…….. I CANNOT READ MUSIC. <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> i am very fortunate to be able to sing "by ear". if i hear something 3 or 4 times, i usually have it, unless it... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:55:45 EST happy, tired and grateful. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673940 DH's test results came back negative. Which is <em>250</em> !!!!! <BR> <BR> (The only thing that is frustrating <em>234</em> is not knowing why any of it happened, or what caused it. ) <BR> <BR> I am happy and grateful, nonetheless. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> It's been a long few days— <em>102</em> i'm tired. <BR> <BR> now, it's time to resume life. just in time for a busy Easter <em>449</em> weekend. <BR> <BR> Goodnight, Sparklers. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:53:59 EST gratitude, inspiration and being our own super hero! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673142 <em>252</em> <BR> it has been so helpful to hear <em>244</em> 's and <em>243</em> 's. <BR> especially when i feel down about a back slide. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> to all who have been kind, supportive, funny and just plain honest. it's been very inspirational. <BR> <BR> we can fight <em>530</em> for ourselves, our health and well being. <BR> <BR> we can be our own <em>531</em> <BR> <B... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:20:00 EST on babysitting bruised egos- and when would YOU make phone calls??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672382 DH is home from the hospital. Thank Goodness. <BR> <BR> Stress tests tomorrow. It will be good to get test results. To know what the heck happened. <BR> <BR> I am doing OK. Got a walk in, ate pretty well. Dealing with the stress of it all moderately well, but it is amazing how many people you need to <BR> "babysit" <BR> when something happens. <BR> <BR> All these people are annoyed that we didn't contact them sooner - <BR> LOOK, we are the ones in this problem and we will deal ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:09:08 EST did well for the majority of a very very stressful day— proud of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671618 DH went by ambulance to the hospital today with chest pains. he will be there overnight. for tests and observation. <BR> <BR> while all of this was happening i was very aware of taking good care of myself today. decent food (no junk under stress), lots of water, 4 different walks (totaling 4 miles). tried to remain calm and present and not go into all the what if's and stuff like that….. <BR> <BR> but, then, once i was on my way home. stressed, alone, worried… i went to the store and b... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:39:13 EST day #3 of totally honest tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670827 this is the first time i have had 3 consecutive days of tracking ALL of my food. <BR> <BR> i consider this a <em>244</em> thing! <BR> <BR> i feel like a <em>531</em> <BR> <BR> <em>530</em> <BR> <BR> good night, sparklers Sat, 12 Apr 2014 23:37:55 EST See things as they REALLY ARE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669394 i am going to SEE THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE. <BR> <BR> last night i ate movie theatre sized Junior Mints AND a small bag of fritos - while at the (recorded) opera (met at the movies). this was after we already went to dinner before the show. <BR> <BR> when i got home i was upset with myself because i did that. started to get down on myself. <BR> <BR> THEN— I GOT REAL. <BR> <BR> i remembered my fitness for the day: i walked for 3 miles, did 2 short exercise videos, hooped for 25 minute... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:35:04 EST minor setback, plugging along and great fun and a personal REVELATION???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668630 Minor setback: didn't do too badly earlier in the day- i did get 5 freggies in……. but, had fried food for dinner (put half away though) and ate candy and fritos tonight. <BR> <BR> Personal Revelation: I CHANGED MY ORIGINAL THINKING ABOUT THIS— AT FIRST I WAS THINKING "I TOTALLY SCREWED UP TONIGHT EATING WHAT I DID — but after taking stock, in the grand scheme of things IT'S NOT THAT BIG A DEAL …. SO LONG AS I DONT MAKE IT A HABIT!!! <BR> <BR> Plugging along: Walked 3+miles, did 7 min ... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:20:54 EST i couldn't resist. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666959 the setting: <BR> A Lenten study on Prayer <BR> the location: <BR> A lovely living room <BR> nemesis: <BR> the goodies that are on the table. <em>495</em> <BR> the goal: <BR> to be sensible about my choices regarding the nemesis….. <BR> <BR> the outcome: <BR> sigh. the cookies bested me. i couldn't resist. and i ate a lot of them. feeling (and probably looking) like a glutton. well, at least this is the last meeting, so this particular temptation will not be taunting me every week. ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:42:56 EST ….. Hmmmmm ….. bitten off more than I can chew??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666050 when it rains it pours- but, in a good way! <BR> <BR> I am involved in several community theatre groups and two choirs ( one for church, one community choir ). <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> I haven't been on stage since June 2013. It was a concert gala with a local Opera company. <BR> <BR> Well, in the last week, I have: <BR> ~had a solo in the church choir (just learning to solo in church), <em>339</em> <BR> ~been assigned a few solo lines in the community choir (never had a solo with ... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:20:06 EST Sing sing sing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663903 Singing just always makes me feel better. <BR> So glad it was a good rehearsal tonight. <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>339</em> <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Goodnight, sparklers Thu, 3 Apr 2014 23:18:24 EST Birds and Guitars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663052 Today we went to the Peabody Essex Museum. It's a great museum, but i especially wanted to see the exhibit "From Here to Ear". It was SO SO SO SO SO SO FUN. <BR> <BR> I was so excited i got teary eyed. They were so cute, and the concept was so fun. If you get a chance to go, i HIGHLY recommend it. <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.pem.org/exhibitions/164-freep<BR>ort_no_007_celeste_boursier-mougenot <BR> <BR> Goodnight, Sparklers! <em>26</em> Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:09:19 EST climbing out of a large attack of the GLUMS. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662194 <em>334</em> <BR> pretty good day today. although i had a rather large attack of the GLUMS. I was sad, stressed, overwhelmed and blue. Also, feeling very insecure and put upon. <BR> i don't even really know why. <BR> <BR> all of it may have been manufactured? i don't know. it was weird because when it hit i felt like "don't dwell on the bummer stuff. there are many good things about today. " the <em>67</em> was out, for one thing! i walked for 3 miles , felt a bit bett... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 23:17:20 EST lagging motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658218 i've been dragging the last few days. majorly crabby too. ugh. i have been walking- and doing all the things i have to do, but, i "don't wanna". i think i am overextended. i am looking forward to sunday afternoon. after choir rehearsal, church and walking — i am going to put sweats on and take a nap on the couch. <BR> <BR> in the meantime, i just have to push on. lots to do and not much time off in between. <BR> <BR> and so, with that, i am going to bed. maybe i will wake up refre... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 23:22:27 EST frustrations, puppy love and powering through. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657415 Today i was frustrated outwardly and inwardly. <em>46</em> You know those days, when little things keep going wrong. And you just cannot seem to get ahead? Yeah, it was one of those. <BR> <BR> Then, i met my brother's new pup. Jethro. <em>338</em> Very cute and sweet and energetic. How can you stay upset when a puppy is licking your face and trying to sit on you like a lap dog, but, he's bigger than that??? It was a blessing to meet Jethro today. <BR> <BR> The walk today? I ga... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:11:43 EST WOO-DOOODLE-DEE-HOOOOOOO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656632 Tonight, while on my way home from choir rehearsal, i thought of 5Guys and their french fries (i've only been there once and they were very tasty). I talked myself into and out of it a few times while driving. I pulled into the parking lot, walked in, asked what size the smallest fry was - she showed me the cup and said it would be filled almost double— i said <BR> "Thank you, but I don't think i will have any of these right now." <BR> And i left!!!!! <BR> <BR> Then, i got in the car,... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:38:39 EST who'da thunk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655764 I went to a meeting tonight and overindulged in the snacks. when i got home i tracked all i could remember- and made sure to add more than i thought i ate- just to be safe. better to overestimate than underestimate, right? <BR> <BR> well, it was over 500 calories tonight, <em>495</em> <em>494</em> <BR> <BR> and, surprise! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> i still came in within calorie range and under my carb range. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> i guess since i had done pretty well all day, th... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:28:31 EST heading off the craving. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654969 I had big mood swings today. woke up ok. snapped at DH because he put me on the defensive. went to church and got SO frustrated in choir rehearsal that i started to tear up. and i didn't have the best voice or attention today. i know i am not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but i do like to do well for the sake of the other choir members, the congregation and for myself. it just wasn't my day. so, I was just overwhelmed by so many things in so many ways today. ugh. <BR> ... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:38:25 EST Good day, and solved the typo mystery!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654259 I walked 5 miles today (two separate walks). <BR> Hooped for 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> Got a lot done at work. <BR> <BR> Went to see a local performance of "The Secret Garden". It was great. <BR> <BR> Not bad on food either. <BR> <BR> And, I discovered a typo in the nutritional info of one of my foods. Calcium was 204%. No wonder i was over on that every day! Glad i finally figured that out, because it was making me crazy. <BR> <BR> Now, <em>102</em> . <BR> <BR> Good night, Sparkl... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:57:10 EST must resist…. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653603 While out running errands tonight i was hit with an ATTACK of several simultaneous cravings. Everything looked good, even stuff i don't usually want or eat. On the way home i drove past several fast food places. I don't usually go there either,,, but it was a struggle to drive by and not stop for french fries. <BR> <BR> Eventually, after what seemed to be AGES AND AGES, but was actually only about 10 minutes, i made it home, without caving in. WHEW!!! <BR> <BR> I had some Nut-Thins and... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:59:09 EST