NGREGOR's SparkPeople Blog NGREGOR's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The Geography of Gravity My scale has had me holding at 190 for weeks and weeks. What I eat or number of trips to the fitness center don’t seem to make a big difference. I check the poundage daily. Sometime over indulgence and laziness pushes me up to 192 on Wed, but by Fri I am back to holding. I know the scale works because it started out at my all-time high and retirement wt of about 215, and did s-l-o-w-l-y, very slowly come down from there to settle at 190. My plan was not for it to settle at 190 for—e-v-e-r. ... Tue, 21 May 2013 10:36:47 EST Callenge or Path Weight is weird when you have plenty of it. It is easy to keep going up, but ridiculously difficult to get it down. When I hear these women say they need to lose 5 or 10 lbs, 'I'll just skip my 5,000 calorie Starbucks a couple of days this week' I think "must be nice." <BR> <BR> However, I, along with you, am in a much better situation. We may have to lose more wt and we may want to be thinner and buy new wardrobes, but we are trying to do it as a long-term healthy life change. I'm not calli... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 11:26:57 EST What is your fear In moments of pondering (and I ponder a lot of things) I have tried to figure out if I am afraid of anything. I'm not afraid of storms, or spiders, or snakes. There are things that I tend to avoid like lions and tigers and bears, oh my, but I'm not afraid to go to the zoo and see them. I'm not afraid of someone stealing my unlocked car or the "stuff" from my home. I'm not afraid of being mugged in "bad" neighborhoods, but I don't walk those streets alone at midnight. <BR> <BR> I think I do... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 11:57:44 EST The Scale The Scale <BR> The poor, maligned, inanimate, intimate scale. It spends its time sitting on the floor, shoved in a corner, often out of sight and out of mind. If it was a living being perhaps it would feel lonely: left alone, stood on, sometimes abused when physically kicked aside or verbally called names not repeated in polite society. <BR> <BR> What is its real offence? When you are lied to, you are annoyed and no longer trust that person, business or electronic device. You want the ... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:46:16 EST Eye surgery <em>211</em> <BR> Embrace uncertainty. Hard problems rarely have easy solutions. Jonah Lehrer <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will have my first round of cataract surgery. It isn't exactly my first experience with eye issues or even this opthalmologist. <BR> <BR> I began wearing glasses at age 10 and got contact lenses with my first PT high school job at 16. I wore the hard lenses for years and finally got the gas permeable bifocaled which I wore for about 2 years before getting lasik surgery. ... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 21:03:32 EST Hopes - Dreams “Always concentrate on how far you’ve come, <BR> rather than how far you have left to go.” <BR> ~Unknown <BR> <BR> Each of us has a story to tell about where we've been. The story is based on the facts of our life. We know where we’ve been and where we are. The stories are as numerous and distinctive as there are people on Spark People. <BR> Where each of us is going is based on individual hopes and dreams. Hopes and dreams are elusive and ethereal, but we still hav... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 21:28:06 EST 1st blog This is my 1st blog and I’ll try not to get to wordy. I’m a story teller for 2 reasons. I tend to have a good long-term memory, and I’ve “been there done that” in so many cases. <BR> I’ve never considered myself thin even when I weighed 110 lbs because I have been “top heavy” since 7th grade. My most exciting day was when I bought a skirt and slacks at the 5-7-9 shop. Because no one in the family was top heavy, I was always considered over-weight. I did most of the things other kids did ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:37:13 EST