MIMMICA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MIMMICA MIMMICA'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/ Getting back in the groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333153 I've said it before, I see more success when I blog and post on the team pages on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> Did great with food today. Stayed on track. Didn't do as much walking as I wanted to, but still got in the bare minimum for the day. Really need to work on drinking my water. <BR> <BR> I love sweet potatoes, but every single time I eat them, I experience some really severe cramping in my legs and in my feet -- extremely painful!!! I had a suspicion that eating yams was the reaso... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:08:03 EST March Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332361 Haven't blogged since February 18. Time for an update, I think. <BR> <BR> It's been a busy few weeks. <BR> <BR> The great news is that I ditched 32 lbs as of February 27th. YAY ME! <BR> <BR> Then something happened -- not sure if it was over-confidence, need for change, boredom, or lack of willpower and motivation, or maybe I was just feeling tired and overworked (22 hours of overtime in the last two weeks -- very long days!). <BR> <BR> It started off with this idea that I wanted to ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:41:13 EST Gorgeous outside today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317967 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1cc18474-b39e-4e1f-8cce-346d081fa424.jpg"> Had a great walk with Zeus. It is sunny and warm...the temperature is at 8ºC. All the snow is melting (we had 25+ cm fall last week)....so sidewalks are flooded and messy. It was still a wonderful walk. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:46:30 EST Milestone Met http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315643 Today's official weigh-in brings me to 30 lbs gone! YAY!! <BR> <BR> A huge part of my success has been the lunches that I've been packing on Sundays for the week. Quick out the door in the morning, and I stay on track. I'm getting most of my water in every day -- thanks to drinking caffine-free tea. Also, the extra walking that I do with Zeus every day has helped with the drop in weight. <BR> <BR> Decided to snap a selfie to celebrate my success. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:42:09 EST One accomplishment for me to achieve this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309653 Today's Spark Coach 'community' task is to plan on one accomplishment to reach in the next seven days. <BR> <BR> I think what i really need to do is to finish cleaning out my basement, so I can get back to working on all the different crafts I used to do. <BR> <BR> A tidy basement will also mean that I will have my 'home gym' area accessible again. No more excuses not to do my workouts. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:19:30 EST Find the little things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307945 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6d98a0f-9ed4-4d8d-be50-67db4505e9f4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every day, I try to find good things around me. I read a blog last week that served as a reminder that I need to do this more often -- sometimes, it's hard. <BR> <BR> Today I had a great weigh-in. It made me happy to see the number on the scale had dropped to 277.5 from 281.5. YAY ME! <BR> <BR> Took the dog for his walk before heading to the office. Zeus brings me so much joy! <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:37:15 EST Walks and lunches... life is good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307297 Lots of things to be thankful for in my life, too many to list. <BR> <BR> I've been making good progress with getting closer to my goal of 250 lbs by June. If I keep on track, and keep doing what I'm doing, I'll see that number in no time. <BR> <BR> I walk Zeus every day, once in the morning, a short walk before I head to the office, and then most weekdays, after work, we go for a longer walk, and have some playtime at the park. <BR> <BR> On weekends, we go for one longer walk, mid-da... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:20:03 EST Another day to get closer to my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306835 Woke up early this morning, had a coffee, did a quick scan of the news, did some sparking, and then made a huge breakfast. Planned my lunch and dinner, did a little bit of tidying up in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Played with the dog for a bit, and then we went for a nice walk. When we got home, the dog had his snack and then went upstairs and is having a nap on my bed. (It was a good long walk for him, he'll be out for at least three hours). <BR> <BR> Here are a couple of photos from our w... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:07:55 EST Gruelling day at the office today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305909 It seemed like every file I worked on today had some complication... missing documents, mismatched files. It was crazy. I got home feeling completely wiped out - both mentally and physically. I cooked dinner, but did nothing else. I didn't even walk the dog. I gave him a bone from the steak from dinner, and that kept him busy for about an hour. When he was done, he didn't bug me to take him for his walk. <BR> <BR> All things considered, I ate well today...feeling full, and according to the t... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 22:27:02 EST Accomplished a lot today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302798 Went to bed shortly after midnight last night, and woke up at 3:53 am. Went to the washroom, got back in bed and tossed and turned until 4:50. Ended up getting out of bed and did some sparking, made some breakfast, <BR> <BR> Made a list of things that I wanted to accomplish, and then sat on the couch, watched a movie, had a brief nap, and did some more sparking. Just after I posted that I was procrastinating, I got off my backside and got busy. <BR> <BR> - I swept and washed the kitche... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:57:34 EST Progress, one step at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301476 About 56 days ago, I decided that it was time to start taking care of myself again. <BR> <BR> I tipped the scales at 303 lbs, and was making all kind of excuses as to why and how I managed to get up to that weight. <BR> <BR> The truth is I am the only one responsible. <BR> <BR> Once I stopped playing the blame game, and started taking responsibility for my own well-being, I started making some progress with how I was managing my weight. <BR> <BR> What are the benefits of the decision... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:57:10 EST Sick day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300909 Stayed home from work today - a pounding headache and feeling a bit of nausea. Migraine. Was feeling a bit better by mid-afternoon, and took the dog out for a walk. It was nice and warm outside. Glad I went out. The change in the air made me feel better. <BR> <BR> Here are some pictures I took on the way back. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4bb16538-817d-4a10-b2d1-998c47469cbd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f9fd395-45a2-49... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:36:41 EST Busy day -- good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298821 Spent the afternoon running errands, and then met up with some friends for coffee and to catch up. <BR> <BR> Was a great day. I got out of the house, I walked, I made good choices for food, tracked everything, and I am working on drinking my water. <BR> <BR> Picked up my fruits and vegetables for the week, and packed my lunches for four days. I need to make a batch of brownies for my treats, and when they've cooled off, I'll cut them up, pack some for my lunches, and freeze the rest. ... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:46:08 EST Fifty one days of empowerment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298124 ... and on day 52, I hit a wall.... <BR> <BR> I hit the "reset" button 53 days ago. In the following 51 days, I did everything right -- the right attitude, the right food, the right movements. I was mindful of what I was eating, I made extra effort to move and walk, I tracked, I self-assured, I used positive reinforcement. I planned, I was present and I made an impact on my own life. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was day 52, and, I consciously made the choice to eat anything and everything that I w... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:31:09 EST Had a great walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c21100db-f3eb-4147-9d1f-f97811f568f5.jpg"> <BR> Just got back from our walk. Zeus was happy to finally get out. Made sure we were both bundled up. Felt great to be out there. Glad we went. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:54:07 EST Things to do this year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8800f733-a3c8-4baf-94cf-0116adfd7daa.jpg"> Sat, 7 Jan 2017 22:06:00 EST Checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292715 Waited most of the day yesterday for the appliance maintenance guy to come fix my washer and do a bit of maintenance on my dryer. <BR> <BR> Glad I was home, I started a winter cold. Runny nose, watery eyes, cough. YUCK. I didn't end up doing any walking or workouts -- was feeling too under the weather. Took some cold medication to get me through the night, and some more again this morning to get me through the work day. <BR> <BR> Enrolled in the Spark Premium Plan so I can get extra h... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:07:07 EST Calm after the rain storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291163 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8fffd2ea-7c37-4bb2-9899-486aae829f75.jpg"> <BR> Zeus and I headed out for our morning walk. We had freezing rain all day yesterday. Then we had snow overnight. It was pretty this morning. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 12:38:27 EST 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288726 This year, I would like to experience good health, wealth, good friendships, and I would like to feel joy every single day. <BR> <BR> Time to get started! Sun, 1 Jan 2017 14:17:39 EST Taking Control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287087 Yesterday was a tough day for me. <BR> <BR> I had a good sized breakfast. When I headed down to the food court to get some lunch (I take late lunches), my go-to places for lunch were either already closed, or had cakes and cookies left on the shelves. It's a slow week for everyone, so I guess they make the minimal amount of sandwiches, etc to cut down on losses. <BR> <BR> I have a small stash of food in a cabinet in my office, so I had some melba toast, some peanut butter and some frui... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:21:17 EST What have I done in the last month? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286196 The last 30 or so days have been pretty good. <BR> <BR> I started off, the third week of November, at 302.5 lbs. <BR> <BR> - I made good food choices. <BR> - I walked more frequently every day. <BR> - I had a positive attitude. <BR> - I tracked my food as often as possible. <BR> - I was present every single day. <BR> - I took care of ME. <BR> <BR> So what was the result of all those things that I did right? <BR> <BR> - Weigh-in this morning was 289.5. <BR> <BR> That's a drop of 13 ... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:40:45 EST Working, working and working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276876 Last week was an extremely busy and stressful week at the office. Crazy busy. Felt like I was making no progress, but a lot got done. <BR> <BR> I was so tired on Friday when I got home that I did not do much -- a lot of rest and relaxation this past weekend -- I needed it. <BR> <BR> A good thing that I rested too -- today was just as busy as every other day at the office last week. <BR> <BR> Today was the first day in the last two weeks that I felt like I had lost control with my food -... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 21:18:20 EST Being Present... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272803 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79370936-ba32-49d7-9a1c-f3ea11601309.jpg"> <BR> I decided on Thursday morning that I am going to be positive and present with my life... and so far, it's been a great thing for me. Seeing results already... and a whole week hasn't even gone by yet. Life is good! Sun, 27 Nov 2016 12:31:09 EST New (re)-beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271877 The relationship that I've been in for the last three and a half years has been temporarily put on hold -- he's working out of the country for four months. We've had several discussions, and came to the conclusion that we'll decide when he comes back in April if we'll bother to reconnect or not. <BR> <BR> I'm looking at his departure as an opportunity to get my own life back. Not that life in the last 3.5 years has been bad, not at all. It's just that I felt like I was spending all my tim... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 08:03:34 EST Time for Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271719 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3a312ce-81e9-4fb6-b002-e19d4b1bcc6f.jpg"> <BR> Starting over... again. Hit 303.5 lbs a couple of weeks ago. Time to take care of me. Selfie.... More about my plan later..for now... new start Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:49:56 EST Yikes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161962 Time to smarten up. <BR> <BR> In the past, I avoided the scale when I knew that I wouldn't like what I saw when I stepped up on it. <BR> <BR> Today, I sucked it up and weighed in. I knew before I stepped on the scale that it would be cringe-worthy, and I was right. <BR> <BR> 290.5 <BR> <BR> YIKES! <BR> <BR> I know most of that recent gain is water retention. My choice for dinner was not anywhere near good, and it was loaded with sodium. <BR> <BR> My first thought was "well, since I'm ... Fri, 13 May 2016 06:58:34 EST Thursday's mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161507 I did ok yesterday - managed to achieve everything on my list (except for putting makeup on!). <BR> <BR> I could have done better with the amount of food that I ate -- I made good choices until the end of the day. <BR> <BR> Today's mission: <BR> <BR> To keep working at this: <BR> <BR> - Drink all my water <BR> - Eat well <BR> <BR> Go for a nice walk after dinner with Zeus (we had a short walk this morning). <BR> <BR> That's it for now.. <BR> <BR> One thing I have to remind myself to ... Thu, 12 May 2016 12:45:58 EST Wednesday's Mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160489 Get back on track. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat well <BR> 2. Drink water <BR> 3. Move! <BR> <BR> I can do this. <BR> <BR> Get out of bed earlier, so I have time to..... <BR> <BR> - Go for a longer walk with Zeus <BR> - Put on make up <BR> - Wear something that makes me feel good! <BR> - Wed, 11 May 2016 00:18:15 EST Trekking along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141837 It was a busy morning at the office today. I got fed up and ended up having a brief outburst to vent my frustration with 'procedures' at the office -- tired of asking for specific instruction/direction/details, and getting vague responses, and the results are people having to re-do the work they spent hours rushing to finish in order to meet deadlines. Hopefully something will be done to 'fix' things. <BR> <BR> Got a haircut at lunch time. Happy with my new do (will post a selfie tomorro... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 23:08:14 EST CIrcling back around from somewhere I want to leave... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119099 Here we go again. Weigh-in yesterday was 285 lbs. That's only three pounds less than what I weighed when I first started here on SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> Not a surprise. <BR> <BR> I have lost and gained weight over the years. The cycle is always the same. I neglect myself for long periods of time, usually because of what I believe to be some form of depression. I'll stay in that state of mind for months, sometimes years, until one day, I wake up feeling fresh and alive. <BR> <BR> That... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:42:02 EST Oh Mother Nature - we have been on such good terms until now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018182 I managed to stop myself from "eating everything in sight" last time I Sparked, on October 8, but not for long. <BR> <BR> I was expecting to start my TOM, about the same time that I last posted, but it still hasn't made an appearance - this could be due to one of the following reasons: <BR> <BR> 1. I am stressed out. (Not at all, actually!) <BR> 2. I am pregnant. (Immaculate conception?) <BR> 3. I am in perimenopause. (Awwwwwww geeeeeez!) <BR> <BR> I have been keeping track of m... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 12:04:09 EST Day one and a half... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008214 I know, day one and a half seems odd... but the title is appropriate, considering my decision to make changes happened mid-day yesterday. It was a good day, and it ended well. I stayed within my range for my food, drank some of my water, and I didn't waver in any way <BR> <BR> I am proud of the choices that I made today. I had a good breakfast again, I brought a healthy salad and fruit for my lunch, I walked the dog before and after work, and I had a good healthy dinner. I even managed ... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 20:44:48 EST I had an epiphany today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007557 August 17th was my last officially tracked weigh-in. <BR> <BR> August 20th was my last blog. <BR> <BR> August 21st was the last time I tracked food. <BR> <BR> I did manage to keep up with walking every morning, with the dog, but the walks went from 50 minutes to 25. Sadly, I cut out the evening walks with Zeus (we drove to the dog park instead). <BR> <BR> I avoided the scale for weeks after that last weigh-in in August, knowing that the numbers were going to be higher. When I finall... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:53:48 EST Holy slow days at the office.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981568 It's been so slow at the office since they announced the federal election here in Canada. <BR> <BR> I went from processing 50 files a day, to the grand number of TWO today. OUCH. Makes for very long, slow, boring days. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to keep myself busy with other bits of work, but there's just not enough to keep me busy all day. It's 2:40 right now, and I work until 5:30. I have no idea how I am going to fill the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> Went to see a concert last ni... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:46:23 EST Slow but steady day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977491 It was a slow but steady day at the office today. I go I got a lot of work done and I had time to rest between files. Didn't realize that I didn't have lunch until all the places Little shops in the mall were close little shops in the mall were closed. After work I went to buy new bed sheets and then went home, picked up the dog and took him to the dog park. Late dinner. Just got home, going to get to bed soon. Life is good. Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:11:41 EST I am a Sabateur! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972611 It's true! <BR> <BR> I had a great day on Monday. Made a new commitment to myself to stay on track. Drank all my water, did my cardio, ate well, and then at about 3 in the afternoon, I was craving "something" -- nothing specific, just "something". I have single serving packets of Melba Toast, peanut butter and jams in my drawer. I had one pack of the toast with raspberry jam, and was happy with myself for not going down to the little shop to get something less healthy. <BR> <BR> Ate... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:11:11 EST Update on my last two weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971470 The good news is that I've been making sure to do my Sparking every day -- logging in, tracking food, exercise, and doing the minimal posting when I could. I've neglected to blog. <BR> <BR> So, since July 23, a lot has happened -- the biggest, of course, is that I changed jobs on July 27th. A good change for me. It's busy, and the days just seem to fly by. Of course, with the election being called this last weekend, it's going to be slower -- just until October 19th - election day (and m... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:26:31 EST Great week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965642 I finally got around to moving everything into place in my "gym" room in the basement. <BR> <BR> I bought some rubber puzzle mats and made a nice surface to do my workouts, on, I moved the treadmill to a spot that was more convenient, and I picked up some small hand weights. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was day one of my morning workout. I did a 30 minute cardio boogie video, and then headed out for my usual walk with the dog. <BR> <BR> This morning, I did a 10 minute SparkPeople bootcamp video, ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 21:02:54 EST Friday, Saturday, Sunday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963238 I was sad to leave the office on Friday evening -- Monday I will be at my old job for the week, and to be honest, I just want to be done with it, and move on to my new work. <BR> <BR> Met some old colleagues after work and had dinner, and walked home in the rain afterwards. No walk with the dog, it rained all evening, so I played with him in the basement, and then we settled in for the night and I watched movies. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning I watched another movie and then went down to the ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:30:19 EST Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962099 So much for trying to post in here every day. <BR> <BR> It's been so busy for me this last week, I just haven't had the time to sit and blog. I have managed to get my basic sparking done, which is good. <BR> <BR> I'm still working on getting in a full 8 cups of water. I'm up to four now. I am having trouble with this one small goal, and I need to reach it, and get past it quickly. <BR> <BR> I've been training at my new job all week. It's been great. I am looking forward to it gettin... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:00:31 EST Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960509 It was a busy weekend. <BR> <BR> I managed the basic sparking, but didn't post anything. <BR> <BR> Zeus and I got out for our daily walks, and visited the dog park, which is probably why I managed to keep the damage from a pigorama that I had on Saturday and Sunday to a minimum. Only two boomerang pounds made their way back, and I was able to immediately banish one of them. Second one will be gone soon. <BR> <BR> Started my training at my new job yesterday. I'm really looking forwar... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:45:34 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958335 Almost didn't get around to blogging today. <BR> <BR> Biggest thing that happened today was that I lost my tracker.... searched for it, and ended up finding it. YAY! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is going to be a busy day -- I'll have to get as much done as possible, as I'll be working in my new office next week -- training. I realized today how much I still have left to do. I may have to go in on the weekend to take care of some things -- it'll be easier to work without interruptions. <BR> <BR> T... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 22:42:50 EST Wednesday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957903 Yesterday was a busy day at the office. <BR> <BR> I started off my day with an hour long walk with Zeus in the morning. I went to work, where I got a lot done. I'm still working on cleaning things up. Got home from the office, made dinner, ate, and then off to the dog park. By the time we got home I was zonked. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's selfie: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27091951-ba37-4c45-a9d6-1759b65f9362.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been cutting out our evening ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 06:38:34 EST Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957347 Every day, I log into this site and I do my sparking. I intend to write a blog, but I always put it off to 'later in the day'. Lately I've been not getting around to it. <BR> <BR> I am going to commit to doing this every day, for myself. <BR> <BR> Sunday was a busy day -- I got most of the work done in my basement. All that's left to do is to move the desk from the front room to the back room -- but I need to take it apart first - this is on my to-do list for this weekend. <BR> <BR> I... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 06:46:53 EST The Bad, the Good and the... selfies.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955391 Wasn't feeling well again yesterday. Ended up staying home from the office. Took some Gravol to settle my stomach, slept most of the sunny day away. When I woke up, mid-afternoon, I took some Imodium to take care of business. <BR> <BR> Was feeling better by evening, and even managed a walk with Zeus (and to get my 6k steps in). Felt well enough after the walk to actually eat solid food. My empty stomach as been refuelled. Was an early night, and slept like a rock. <BR> <BR> Friday's ... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 12:18:01 EST Happy Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954489 Belated Happy Canada Day to my fellow Canadians! <BR> <BR> Didn't get around to blogging on Tuesday. The plan was to do that when I got home, but by the time I changed, cooked dinner, went to the dog park and then did groceries, it was late and I was tired. <BR> <BR> Tuesday's selfie: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f2e12317-a822-4308-b277-10863b719986.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday was Canada Day, and we had planned on walking to Parliament Hill to watch the show a... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 14:24:33 EST Monday, Oh Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952724 To start off, I'm happy that I managed to ditch another two boomerang pounds this past week. Staying close to the daily food intake limits worked well. <BR> <BR> The weekend was busy. Spent Saturday morning at the dog park with Zeus, who was happy as can be to run around with his dog friends. Rushed home so I could go to my brother's house for a birthday party for his 2 year old grandson. Made sure to make good choices for my food. Spent the evening relaxing after a walk with the dog. <B... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:25:23 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951352 I realized this morning that I should start working towards cleaning out my office and getting things ready to move to my new space on the 5th floor... which will probably (if all gets approved) happen in two to three weeks. <BR> <BR> I have accumulated so much "stuff' at the office, and after a chat with a colleague, have decided to ditch most of it and, as he told me, 'start fresh' in the new office. It's an excellent idea. <BR> <BR> On Monday, I'm going to start -- and will work on one ... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:09:43 EST Back at the office after a week's vacation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950841 It's been a slow, slow, slow morning at the office. I'm struggling to stay awake, and it's only 12:30! Hopefully things will move faster this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a great day. Zeus and I went for a 4.2 mile walk. We went to the Byward Market in Ottawa, and after doing some window shopping, came home via a path behind the Parliament buildings. <BR> <BR> Pictures from our walk: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6dc5cd14-9c1c-4835-9025-d049cec40b73.... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:45:13 EST Week's Update... (Has it really been a week since I've blogged?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949683 Geez. I was on a roll there, blogging daily, and then I got busy. <BR> <BR> My week in review: <BR> <BR> Wednesday was a good day. Went to the grocery store before work to pick up the food we needed for the staff party scheduled for the next afternoon. Did some work when I got to the office, and then spent the afternoon cutting up veggies and meats and making platters for the party. Spent the evening making egg salad sandwiches, coleslaw and chicken salad for the party. <BR> <BR> T... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:24:18 EST