RASPBERRY56's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RASPBERRY56 RASPBERRY56'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/ Wednesday again........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735119 I'm both relieved (event cancelled - and I'm good with that), and also irritated (sigh........once again, saw evidence of *FOOD SABOTAGE BY FAMILY MEMBER*!!!!!).........WT_? <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Am still plugging right along - passed up snacks at a meeting last night.........now I need to deal with a particular item that stared me down last night (no, I did *not* indulge)......... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your "hump day", Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:32:34 EST AAAGGGHHHH! :( :( :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734272 MORE, yes, MORE hassles wrt the PM gig (this time it's "time management", a concern of mine for many years).......I REALLY gotta get the $#!@@ outta there! This situation will now impact commuting home and cause me to curtail any evening activities (yes, that volunteer gig may have to fall by the wayside) ! <BR> <BR> You see, I'm a *HUGE* believer in controlling stress by any means necessary and in any area of life where control can be had..........I DESPISE having to "cut things close", ti... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 04:43:02 EST Sunday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733516 Got through the unpleasantries as best I could - there will be a *LOT* of ongoing work to be done wrt this issue, but it has begun in earnest (to some degree, anyhow, as a start).......... <BR> <BR> Nice weather - got a nice outdoor walk in (in addition to the extended morning routine, and the additional issue, which *did* actually involve some "elbow grease" and a lot of sweat as a result)........in light of this last - sigh - *plateau* I may delay my weigh-in schedule by another week, or m... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 05:18:19 EST Recovery day...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732927 Eating was not stellar (more sweets than intended), but a major meal (repast :( ) was essentially full-on veggie; while it wasn't in the plan, I felt good knowing that I was capable of having a meatless meal from time to time (it wasn't bad, either, which helped)........now I won't say that I'm about to "convert" to the vegetarian "cause", but I can say confidently that I'm "all good" with getting more veggies in the eating plan - just need the time and opportunities to do so....... <BR> <BR... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:29:08 EST Saturday report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732297 Yesterday was just fine - got a lot done, and balanced things with rest and relaxation (OK - "binge-watching", I'll admit - but as per normal, I did take advantage of the day by extending my workout time)............ <BR> <BR> Today will be spent at a funeral service :( - at least I can attend this one; so many of them I've had to miss due to work.........good that I have a chance to pay proper respects.......... <BR> <BR> Not happy about having to bail out at another situation - I swear...... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 04:20:48 EST sigh......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731745 Thankfully I could take care of certain financial matters ahead of time - and one of my deposits was received a day ahead of schedule, which is *great*! I would have been OK with that coming in today, but earlier is even *better*! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Area has been hit with nasty rain/storms the last two evenings - though it looks like Arthur won't directly impact my realm..........have no plans for the day, which is just fine with me! <BR> <BR> For those who celebrate thi... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 06:48:41 EST bleh....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731072 No real "oomph" or "spirit" right now - just going through the motions..........would just as soon NOT have anything to do with this "holiday" - should call it more of a "he*liday" ....... <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> (vent mode off) <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 06:51:33 EST Wednesday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730276 Had to demur on a regular support event, sadly - my rule of thumb has been for many years..........if I have NO PAID TIME OFF, *PLEEEEEEASE* DO NOT ASK that I sacrifice a workday FOR ANYTHING! THANK YOU VERY MUCH! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> OK - vent mode off now! <BR> <BR> In a similar vein, I am NOT LOOKING FORWARD to the 4th (duh!).............thankfully, there are no plans for the day so I can go forth with my "snub the $#!@# day" approach, as per normal........... <BR> <BR... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 04:25:21 EST Tuesday....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729606 Am still struggling to deal with this latest plateau and newly-reoccurring social anxiety.........forced myself to hang with a few colleagues at afternoon break, and had quite a chat with an individual as well.........wasn't all that bad, really - but I still feel a bit angst-ridden and somewhat withdrawn......... <BR> <BR> Sigh........the life of an "introvert in active recovery" (as I like to describe myself) is chock-full of challenges...... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy yo... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 07:09:01 EST :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728762 Not in a great place :( <BR> <BR> 1) Plateaued :( :( :( - may want to increase the weigh-in period to 3, maybe even 4 weeks..........long periods seem to help, but honestly, I really thought I was doing well, so this is aggravating! <BR> <BR> 1) That social event I stopped by to attend on Saturday resulted in a bit of internal angst - looks like there was a bit of a misunderstanding that will need to be cleared up - I think I explained things as best I could, but I'll need to be on my guard... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 05:22:13 EST Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728129 The travelers have returned home - at 3AM EST! What the..........? <BR> <BR> Can't understand why they didn't just sleep at the site and take off later in the morning..........sigh......... <BR> <BR> Oh, well - things were good while they lasted......... <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 03:57:24 EST Last day "solo"....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727760 ......and I'm taking *full advantage of it*! <BR> <BR> Extended workout, cleaning (above and beyond what I originally planned) - I may or may not walk outdoors, and I think I will take in a social event this evening.......... <BR> <BR> Yep - this solo week did me wonders, no doubt about it! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday, whatever you do! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:21:41 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726879 Spoke with the "campers" yesterday on afternoon break - things are going well, though it was hot at that point (it was fairly warm and humid here, too, but that should improve today, so hopefully the campsite will feel better as well)....... <BR> <BR> Have gotten a few compliments from a colleague about how my *face* looks ......... while I never got to the point where a "double chin" was threatening to develop, my face definitely had a bit of fullness to it, and even I am now seeing some sl... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:10:43 EST "Hump day" climbed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726084 Had a request from extended family to help with an errand due to unforeseen circumstances - I was able to do that quickly, thankfully - also had a good chance to talk about some things that have concerned me.........good to get that out and get air cleared........hopefully I can follow through on this later! <BR> <BR> Didn't hear anything from the "travelers" yesterday - but then again, the event officially started yesterday, and as they have official capacity, they will be busy........hopef... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:18:31 EST Mid-week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725334 With the quiet around me I was able to at least start work on some of the items I've had planned - still need further work, but at least it has been started! <BR> Also got in some mini-"binge-watching", and still had a nice amount of sleep time! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Another benefit to this week is the surprising smoothness and relative ease of preparing meals - especially of the kind that I enjoy (and that others might not)........don't know what it is about having others in... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 04:21:15 EST Tuesday report...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724634 Yesterday's webcast went as well as I could possibly have expected - of course, there were questions for me, but with the help of a coworker I fended them off as best I could..........so, from this point on any work to be done on the process will be in other folks' hands....... <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Family got to their destination safely - got a report from spouse this morning on what's gone down with their settling in..........looks like it's all good there......... <BR> <B... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:50:05 EST New week...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723872 Anxious about a webcast I'm "starring" in this morning - making me a bit nervous (I have done these before, but not in a very long time)....... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Rest of clan is headed out this morning for their weeklong event - so I'll be coming home to *peace and quiet* for a week - yeah, I think that pretty much balances out any annoyance I may feel about not being able to take time off........... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Monday and new week, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>21... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:11:31 EST Saturday report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723231 WONDERFUL weather for both events! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Eating wasn't stellar - had one meal I normally wouldn't have at home, but it was to support a vendor that helped our group out last-minute.........I'm back on track today so I don't anticipate eating that kind of stuff again any time soon! <BR> <BR> Exercise was really cut short yesterday due to the need to get to event #1 early - I did, however, get some walking time in by checking out the vendor areas - can't really... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:44:21 EST OK - here goes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722541 A full, *long* day of activity is ahead - hope I can keep up, enjoy the day, and stay on good track! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Weather is set to be *gorgeous* - YAHOO! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:40:18 EST Another Friday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721868 ......and another stingy day for team points! <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Still doing well with food and exercise, though - however, tomorrow will be a challenge due to an early-starting hobby club event, followed by a picnic with extended family - could make "diet" and exercise a challenge, so I've gotta figure how best to deal........ <BR> <BR> Had to tolerate another "cranky pants" episode with an extended family member - and no, it was NOT yours truly <em>211</em> - boy, I ... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 06:49:32 EST "Hump Day" climbed once again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721096 (vent on) <BR> <BR> Boy, do I hate stingy team points! <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> (vent off) <BR> <BR> Looks like there are plans afoot to look into some of the issues dogging my AM job - will see how this turns out.........I just wish a good ol' dose of *CLASS* gets infused into certain folks on the PM gig - ASAP! Society as a whole could only *benefit* - trust me on this! <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Ate fairly well - perhaps a bit more conservatively with the evenin... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 04:48:59 EST Short report...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720404 Not too much to say.........got a bill scheduled for payment (AHEAD of time - YAHOO! Always a *great* feeling to get that to happen, especially after that painful May) - also noticed that one of my snugger pairs of slacks is *NO LONGER so snug*! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Not much else goin' on here - enjoy your "hump day", Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:36:54 EST Misery - thy name is *Monday* :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719567 Issues on BOTH jobs yesterday........AM: data source issues - should have been able to provide good quality output, but that apparently did NOT happen - gripes aplenty, and guess who's the first to hear of it! Worse than that - this cannot be fixed for a redo - can only wait until the next day and ......sigh...... HOPE we get a good input source - I'm NOT the kind of gal who relies on HOPE - I need a good environment around me for success.......PERIOD. <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> P... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 05:18:32 EST Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars! (RIP, Casey Kasem......) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718844 I wanted to name this blog "Hell Before Heaven" (I'll explain shortly), but with Mr. Kasem's passing, I felt his signature line would be more appropriate for a title as, personally, I find these words to be very, very positive and inspiring - and we sure can use as much of that energy as possible in these difficult times! <BR> <BR> Casey will be missed, for sure - such a shame about his last days, though.........may he rest in peace, and that peace be restored to his family as well......... ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:00:09 EST AWESOME day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718220 Knees survived extended workouts - *including* a nice park walk, which ended up with a quick view of a local rose garden (turns out there was a special event planned while I was in the area, and since my walk had ended nicely and I still felt good, I decided to "go for it")......... <BR> <BR> All in all, an <em>345</em> day - and my eating was fairly good, quality-wise...... <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Today - sigh.........I'm contemplating "backing out" of a plan for the day -... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:42:24 EST Quiet day so far...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717623 Sore knees got me up this morning (yeah, it's annoying, but not as bad as, say, someone else's snoring or coughing)........so I slapped on some cooling pain reliever and set on about my day............am now contemplating taking a rest day from exercise, but, truth be told, I've become so accustomed to having some kind of activity during the day that, frankly, I'd feel a bot odd if I didn't work out........ <BR> <BR> Guess I'll just monitor the status of my knees and play the day by ear........ Sat, 14 Jun 2014 05:34:40 EST 6/13! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716991 Good thing I'm *not* superstitious! <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Felt a bit uneasy and unsettled yesterday - I hope my feelings aren't justified - I just don't have a good feeling about a certain thing right now....... <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Am still pretty much on track as a whole - and it is FRIDAY and my bigger payday! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> No plans for the weekend - so perhaps I can do some cleaning up around the ol' homestead, and also get out fo... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:23:15 EST Post-"hump day" report..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716266 Went to my evening meeting - despite the slightly shorter sleep time, I did well upon arising - changed up the workout (gave my new DVD a rest and went back to a standard, though longer, routine) - feel <em>345</em> if I do say so myself! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> FINALLY succeeded in getting my AM job product out - sheesh! Sure took long enough for the tech powers that be to get their $#!@# act together! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> PM job, again, was quiet in te... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:14:06 EST Guess what day it is? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715443 Of course, that "hump" must be climbed, whether it's a good, bad or indifferent kind of "hump"...... <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Got some bills out of the way *AHEAD OF TIME*! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Stingy start to the point accumulation was nicely upped by good team point choices! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> AM job - *still* a no-go on success......STILL having tech issues - I'm REALLY hoping that someone gets on the stick - this is ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 05:40:50 EST Sigh :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714695 PM job was very, *very* quiet - *LOVED* it! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Sadly, AM job had several technical glitches, so I couldn't get my product out to the users.........not a good thing to start a week off on a bad note...... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Came home to a "bleak house" - apparently there was an issue regarding disappointment and poor communication (involving a birthday person, no less).........and I ended up... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:27:37 EST And away we go - another week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713866 Meeting went well (I guess) - gave my report and took my leave immediately since I really didn't need to be there for anything else - I even skipped the post-meeting banquet ....... <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Ate fairly well overall - did have a very small portion of chocolate with no ill effects - the satisfaction of getting closure on that activity chapter of my life, along with a relaxing weekend with a balance of rest, work and leisure activity, made all the difference in my approach to... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 04:10:31 EST Sunday....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713232 I experienced no cravings for sweets - the relatively small amount I had was of good quality (fruit)..........had a better day in terms of routine, sleep quality, and exercised (really pushed hard and didn't feel any the worse for it)! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I have this event to attend to this afternoon - while I didn't see this coming (and really don't miss attending those meetings, frankly), I made sure that my attendance was OK before agreeing to this (that was the only con... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 05:58:00 EST The need to be careful....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712521 I feel like I need to step back from sweets - while I didn't binge yesterday, I felt a need for more sweets........I was successful in backing off, but I do *not* like the way I felt when doing so..........I suspect the major cause was being up way too long during the day (getting up much earlier than usual), with too many idle spots along the way............ <BR> <BR> Irritating lesson learned, hopefully....... <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> Weekend looks to be calm and hopefully lo... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 06:17:40 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711803 About time, eh, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Am happy with my status re: staying on track - I was able to take very teeny, *tiny* bits of a chocolate cake and cookie yesterday - and quickly remove myself from the area.........felt *great* to be able to do that and feel satisfied! <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon was drama-free (what a relief!), but there were a few comments, asides and "snarks" from some of the folks that were dressed down on Wednesday......no surprise at al... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 04:38:22 EST Sigh........what is *wrong* with people? (VENT ALERT!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711005 I swear, this planet (at least the part I find myself on, anyhow) is going to Hades in the proverbial handbasket! <BR> <BR> Here's the scoop........yesterday afternoon I had to witness a panel leader speak to several people in a way that I found to be insulting and condescending...............in spite of the fact that the concerns addressed were partially valid! <BR> <BR> Even though I was *totally innocent* of any of the issues addressed (I swear on anything and everything swearable........ Thu, 5 Jun 2014 04:34:25 EST Gimme as N, gimme a S, gimme a V! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710224 Yep! Another one! <BR> <BR> The slacks I wore yesterday morning seemed much looser than I figured would be - not, there was not risk of having them fall down....... <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> ...... but certain parts of the legs felt almost downright *saggy*, so I changed to a pair of jeans in the afternoon - this was a pair I haven't worn on the proverbial "dog's age" - and they were easily put on and fit fairly well (give or take a few minutes for the "stretch" effect to take ... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 04:17:09 EST Another NSV! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709453 (brief shameless brag mode on) <BR> <BR> I noticed that the slacks I wore yesterday didn't feel so - ahem - *tight*! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> (shameless brag mode *off now* to avoid karma kicking back at me!) <BR> <BR> Someone brought home some potentially sabotaging items last night - and cooked a meal *after* I had my intended end meal for the day (I was NOT going to wait for anyone else to cook since I made my choice and did my work!)......I did ... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 04:21:56 EST I *should* be jumping for joy, *but*........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708624 .......sigh.........somehow, I simply *can't*........ <BR> <BR> (semi-vent mode on.............) <BR> <BR> You see, even though I lost 4 lbs. in the past 2 weeks (I skipped a weigh-in week for logistical reasons), stressful events of yesterday put a good-sized damper on this.......even though I handled food fairly well this weekend, the stress just killed the ol' mojo (and *not* in a good way, either)........ <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Yeah, yeah, I know the "drill" - nobody eve... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 06:37:10 EST Weekend half-way down...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707869 Today is the "bigger" of the two days.......a *major* social event - does involve physical activity, but conversely, also *a LOT* of refreshments.......danger! Danger, Will Robinson! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> MUST. <BR> KEEP. <BR> WITS. <BR> ABOUT. <BR> ME. <BR> <BR> N O W. <BR> <BR> Wish me well - and enjoy your Sunday, whatever you do with it! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 05:43:10 EST Saturday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707253 Got up a bit later than usual, but still by many people's standards it's fairly early...........I think I may do an outdoor walk for my exercise choice today - weather looks to be gorgeous! <BR> <BR> May or may not partake in a dinner out (depends on the price and mood of the day)......... <BR> <BR> Not much more to say, so I'm off to keep Sparkin' - enjoy your Saturday! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 31 May 2014 06:29:14 EST Whew! Be GONE already, May! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706506 Lousy month for certain life aspects - but for the most part, this has been a fairly successful month in terms of my eating "lifestyle" - best overall work to date, if I do say so myself........ <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> (shameless "brag" mode off now - can't let this get to the ol' head, now!) <BR> <BR> There are some food-involving events this weekend, though - so I must be mindful (one event will involve physical activity)......and it looks like th... Fri, 30 May 2014 04:27:36 EST Post-"hump day" observations..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705776 Yeah - climbed down that "hump" of a day - did fairly well overall....... <BR> <BR> Got myself "volunteered" for special duties at an upcoming weekend event - though I don't specialize in that work, it would be for only a short time, for a good cause - and the person I spoke with is someone I've known and liked for a long time..........all good....... <BR> <BR> Ate well - was mindful of the evening meal (again, made sure I got my desired raspberry flavor - nothing like that for mood support... Thu, 29 May 2014 07:30:05 EST Just another check-in...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704887 Nothing of significance to report - still plugging right along....... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your "hump day"! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 28 May 2014 03:52:32 EST Up and at 'em! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704041 Back to the ol' grind - and looking back on the past weekend, it's probably just as well.........not really having issues getting back on track (so far, anyhow)..........just wish I wasn't being distracted by having someone else up with me at the same time! Soooooooo annoying - especially since said person wasn't totally engaged in the weekend! Sooooooo - why are you sharing my personal space NOW,eh? This is MY "ME TIME" - NOT "YOU" TIME! <BR> <BR> GRRRRRRRRR! <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> ... Tue, 27 May 2014 04:42:58 EST Back - and it's just as well that I *am* back...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703753 Getaway wasn't stellar - I did blow out the eating plan for one dessert last night - I *am* back on track now, though......... <BR> <BR> While I did remain fairly active, the social aspect actually set me off a bit - due to issues I'd just as soon not discuss, the bottom line was that I really withdrew a bit - folks noticed and tried to help, but it just made me feel distinctly uncomfortable........ <BR> <BR> This has led me to an inescapable conclusion - I think the days of these kinds of ... Mon, 26 May 2014 18:55:11 EST Getaway status so far...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702147 Activity level has varied - did a bit last night, but no exercise/dancing yet today (looks like I'll have to hustle this afternoon - the pace is different for me right now so there's a period of adjustment involved.........I'm not really worried, but need to be mindful)......... <BR> <BR> Successfully avoided a very awesome raspberry-based ice cream (I was intent on standing my ground here), but the eating routine has been altered about - again, something I need to be mindful of......... <BR... Sat, 24 May 2014 12:35:26 EST Preparing for the big getaway....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701253 Will be making a 2.5 hr. or so trek to meet the clan at our weekend getaway (I'm not fond of the drive, but I REFUSE to lose PAY - and the ride does have some nice "bells and whistles" that'll make the trek somewhat palatable)......... <BR> <BR> Will be taking the laptop and some small food items so I can at least keep the Spark streak going and keep lunch/breakfast expenses to a minimum..........this weekend will be an active one (hopefully), so things can proceed will for my journey.......... Fri, 23 May 2014 07:02:57 EST "Hump" climb report........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700465 Now the recovery from the rough month begins in earnest - there will need to be some alterations in my normal plan for coping, but in the end things will be resolved........ <BR> <BR> Last night's meal with extended family had a nice amount of - yep - *raspberry* flavor, specifically in the form of vinagrette dressing and a nice white tea - opening up the canister gave me a good, strong whiff of "instant aromatherapy" - just what this gal needed after such a rough patch........sooooooo, here... Thu, 22 May 2014 05:25:14 EST Hitting "rock bottom"....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699678 .......but I can only go *up* from here! <BR> <BR> It will be a bit on the uncomfortable side for a few weeks, but after that, there should be some breathing room, as it were - sure could use better quality work, though.........that would certainly help matters! <BR> <BR> Still muddling through on this health journey - not thrilled about this plateau, but I still feel fairly good, and am proceeding fairly will on my eating plan.......however, this weekend is concerning me quite a bit - will... Wed, 21 May 2014 04:51:28 EST Not much to say....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698919 Still plugging along......... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 20 May 2014 05:06:27 EST