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/ Sigh........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352455 Another late day in getting online - not a real problem, but still feel strange to change up the usual routine the way I had this weekend....... <BR> <BR> Received some disturbing news about a family acquaintance today - sigh........... <BR> <BR> Beautiful weather today - may get out for a brief walk at a local park - will see how things go..... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:07:28 EST Rough patch continues......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352113 Continuing computer issues, struggles with eating, home issues - it just *never seems to end*......... <BR> <BR> Can't get my mojo back and it's really getting irritating now! <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 19:24:17 EST Mid-week strikes again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350482 Well, actually not a *strike* - which is a good thing! (More like a segue - much preferred!) <BR> <BR> Still need to get the eating back on track, but there is improvement going on there (one event over the weekend, but the menu I saw looks to be OK in general)........ <BR> <BR> Weather will be cooling down slightly from the past few days - good sleeping conditions (woo-hoo)! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your "hump day"! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:22:11 EST Whoa! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350043 Just to prove that "no good deed goes unpunished" - the return to the workplace was downright chaotic - which is likely to happen when *your* place is closed but many of your content providers are *not*..........exhausting, to say the least! <BR> <BR> Hopefully there won't be a repeat today! <BR> <BR> Have had to resort to using a direct Ethernet connection as the wireless option is still giving me agita - sheesh! Can't do this indefinitely, though, as the spot is used for others (and that'... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:25:06 EST Reworking things....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349552 I've come to the conclusion that I *really need to avoid holidays* if I'm gonna have any chance of succeeding on this rework of my journey - sadly, that's gonna be almost *impossible*..... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> The good news here is that yesterday was fairly low-key........I attempted some church activities, but had to bail on the main service as I felt that I had enough by the time I finished the breakfast...........I have also come to the conclusion that I need to back off ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:00:13 EST Glad this rough season is over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349336 Difficult week - all I want is to have things turn around..........it's getting old and tiring to be low in the mood for extended periods of time...........once again, it's gonna be a "thank goodness it's Monday" mindset............sigh........ <BR> <BR> For those who celebrate, I wish you all a very good Easter day! Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:57:07 EST Loooooong week ahead....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346901 ........gotta preserve my pay.......... SMH/sigh.......... <BR> <BR> Will see how well I survive *this time*........... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday! <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 06:30:13 EST Enough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346354 Weekend started off great - ended up ....... meh......... <BR> <BR> More food that I probably needed to deal with, but I *did* push it with long, extended workouts.........and the weather was *gorgeous* on *both* days for a change! <BR> <BR> Only problem was with *Sunday*...........had an event get cancelled due to "human error" in terms of scheduling - however, due to miscommunication/misunderstanding, a *whole lot of UNNECESSARY FAMILY DRAMA* played itself out once more......... <BR> <BR... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:23:56 EST Challenges continue....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344972 1) Commute could be interesting - $#!@# rain/*flooding*..........sigh.......welcom<BR>e to Spring...... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> 2) Irritating evening had me fall off-track - gawd, just when I thought I was actually making progress on the ol' *stress eating* issue........then......sigh......"life happens"........ <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> 3) I have another food-filled weekend I gotta deal with somehow.........sigh....... <BR> <BR> I hope you have a better Friday th... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 06:28:14 EST Still trying to plug along........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344519 ......but have a *lot* of food-involved events to deal with this weekend........sigh.......here we go again.........gotta *plan, plan, and plan again* (at least on Sunday I can at least *provide a salad* of the kind I like - sooooooo........bring on the - ahem - *raspberry vinagrette dressing*, of course)! <BR> <BR> At least once this rain backs off (yep, more and more flood advisories, too!), the weekend is shaping up to have *gorgeous* weather - for a change! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <B... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 06:29:50 EST Trying to pick myself up....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344007 Still feel a bit stressed and somewhat vulnerable to overeating - but with things heating up at work, the busyness hopefully will help....... <BR> <BR> Certain - ahem - "foundation garments" are not feeling as tight now ......... and on other self-improvement fronts, it was sooooooo cool to see a nicely-reduced bill come in the mail! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 5 Apr 2017 06:23:32 EST Rough Monday :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343513 Chaos at work - irritation with the home routine - and *rain* ........ lots and LOTS of *rain*! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Not only did I need "Taco Bell" after the morning troubles (though I didn't actually go there - I'm referring to their recent commercials wrt "if your morning is h*ll" - and it sure WAS :( )...........but I also REALLY needed a "stress doll" at the office (I have one of them at home but perhaps I should invest in one for the office and car)....... <BR> <BR> A... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 06:28:38 EST Soaker here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342993 Rain, rain and *more* rain - and I'm in a flood-prone area.......yikes! <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> = <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Now to get back on track (should be easier @ home - while the weekend was *very active*, the food intake was not ideal.......oh, well)! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Monday and new week! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 3 Apr 2017 06:21:57 EST Weekend done........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342557 Heading back today - could have done better, but also could have done *much worse*..........have issues that are bringing me down a bit (yeah, you can tell I'm heading back when this kind of thing happens)......... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday! Sun, 2 Apr 2017 07:45:51 EST Friday - and the plans begin....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341575 Have worrisome issues that are getting to me right now - so much for this weekend.......sigh...... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 05:30:40 EST Still in a bit of a funk, and had a frustrating morning....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341120 REALLY, internet service provider? Suddenly I need to change how I get my family email? The $#!@## with that! You singlehandedly made my morning h*ll and I have no intention to hit Taco Bell (gawd, that commercial is sticking in my head - lol.......) <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Got a long put-off task done last night - yeah, I guess I feel better about doing that, but it took some time and tired me out a bit.......go figure........ <BR> <BR> Still having no success trying to find s... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:22:04 EST Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340594 Will prepare for my mini-weekend away........soooo badly needed, too (even leaving my sad home state, which is *huge*!)....... <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm trying to steel myself so I can get to the point where I can do what I've been putting off for a while (for no really great reason, either, which is disturbing to me as it's not really my character to do so)........I just *HATE* to get on a phone and talk anymore (even at work, communications are held either by IM or in-perso... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:23:41 EST Tuesday....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340056 ....same ol', same ol'........except for this......... <BR> <BR> I thought my life was in balance, but after receiving a voicemail message, I'm not sure about that at all.......... <BR> <BR> You see, I don't like to talk much on a phone these days (not that I text or email all that much either, oddly enough), and someone had been trying to contact me frequently.......the person expressed concern.........and I keep unintentionally blowing the person off..... <BR> <BR> Why? Beats the $#!@# o... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:28:23 EST Observations on the weekend...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339538 Despite my modest result from the last weigh-in, I have another pair of slacks that are fitting better now....... <BR> <BR> I had a bit of a blue mood over the weekend, but I'm managing it well (and better than I have in the past when this would hit) - I'm pretty sure that my cutdown of junk has helped immensely in that regard...... <BR> <BR> Have a mini-weekend coming up - while it will be active, I'll need to watch the food since I won't be having my usual fare for my morning routines....... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:26:18 EST A bit blue and facing a "crossroads"........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339103 Felt a bit down yesterday - not sure why, exactly, as the week went fairly well........I didn't eat as per my usual pattern (more of a series of small mini-meals/snacks rather than three planned squares - don't know if that might have played into things)....... <BR> <BR> Weighed in a week earlier than my original plan due to upcoming events that will keep me away from my standard scale.......I *did* lose, but at a much more modest pace than the last weigh-in, which was not a total surprise t... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:33:10 EST Good evening, but rough morning....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338640 Decided to pass on a TV premier for a good night's sleep - that short-term sacrifice made all the difference (I've been working on improving my sleep quality for some time now, and am finally making some progress - I'm fairly sure I'll encounter the show in repeat mode at some point, so I'm not too worried there) - however, this morning is NOT going well due to someone else's actions overnight (should have know that was too good to be true)....... <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> if you ... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:44:05 EST Quiet weekend on the horizon..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338164 .....i.e., no food events to deal with....... <BR> <BR> *Next weekend* is another matter, though.........oh, well........sigh....... <BR> <BR> TGIF! Enjoy yours, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:28:05 EST Stunned, surprised and incredibly humbled…….. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337679 3/22/17: These words can’t even begin to describe how I felt yesterday morning when I read the first of the two emails regarding my having been pronounced a SP Motivator - even though I’m a strong morning person, it took me some time, naturally, for the info to sink in (I’m *still* processing it now) ;) <BR> <BR> Which brings me to what I’m blogging about: in a nutshell…..my questions are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) *Who*? *ME*? That cranky lil’ ol’ “human raspberry”? <BR> 2) How did *that hap... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 06:08:21 EST Here for the *points* ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336151 Nothing earth-shattering today - will be a quiet week and weekend, so there should be no concerns about food/exercise (may get some needed projects and housework done, too)........ <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:00:33 EST Whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335609 Full day yesterday - handled it pretty well, including the eating! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Here's to a great week, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:07:45 EST Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335111 Morning meeting ended up a bit more challenging than I expected - don't ask....... <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> To make things works, I developed a bit of an upset tummy (that pretty much NEVER happens as I have a very strong constitution)......... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Thankfully, a few hours of rest and some of the "pink stuff" did the trick, so I could attend the evening meal event (and certainly did NOT overindulge, either)......... <BR> <BR> Let's NOT have a repeat of the ... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 04:29:16 EST Full weekend ahead ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334690 ...... and *food* will play a part - sigh.............keep tellin' myself "watch it, now*.......... <BR> <BR> Am almost *literally* feeling *lighter* now, especially in the upper body - it's hard to really describe it, but I *do* sense it........ <BR> <BR> Gotta *love* NSVs! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:08:36 EST Holy crow - *what a day*! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334181 Long, exhausting, and with a bit of a *surprise* (was taken out to lunch last-minute........that *NEVER* happens ;) )- but good news in terms of pay protection (made up most of what was lost due to snow - WOO-HOO!) - and even more importantly........successfully staying on track through all the hecticness, leading up to another *NSV* this morning - specifically, being able to move a garbage container from a stuck position in snow to the street......and not feeling like you're gonna collapse a... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 06:29:45 EST Stoked again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333696 Don't feel all that bad after the intense dig-out (that snow was *HARD* - sleet mix will do that)! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Doing better on the financial front, too - big bill paid off, so now I can "semi-relax" (next pay will be off a bit, but I'm working to mitigate that loss as best I can - Stella, you will NOT destroy me! Tick me off, sure, but NOT destroy!) <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Actually had to almost *force* myself to eat a lot of my planned food today - s... Thu, 16 Mar 2017 03:42:01 EST Storm recovery s**ks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333222 HARD snow to remove (got a bit sleety at times) :( - thank goodness for delayed opening time (though that'll still mess with my WALLET)! <BR> <BR> Car issue that I hopefully can resolve soon :( <BR> <BR> Thankfully, snow did NOT reach double-digit levels! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone impacted by Stella did well! <BR> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:37:23 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332728 Nothing like a forced "snow day" to ruin the ol' mood and bring on the "cabin fever"..... <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Am seeing some *downward* forecasts wrt snow totals - I'll gladly take those and *passionately root for them*! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Am actually hearing sleet/freezing precip - I wasn't anticipating that where I'm from (was more of a southern state concern)......... <BR> <BR> For those who are getting an unwanted visit from Stella - please take car... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:48:17 EST My mood in emojis....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332176 1) <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>444</em> <BR> <BR> STELLAAAAAAAAAAA! (Sorry - couldn't resist!) <BR> <BR> This one's for *you*! <BR> <BR> 2) <BR> <BR> <em>216</em> <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> I think that pretty much says it all....... <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:07:34 EST Should I stay or should I *GO*? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331687 Right now I'm leaning towards........*GO*......... <BR> <BR> That could change, of course - but with the way I'm feeling right now (and having to deal with upcoming unpleasantries), I need to review my need to be here.......... <BR> <BR> it is what it is......... <BR> <BR> <em>101</em> Sun, 12 Mar 2017 08:20:54 EST Whew...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6330118 Got through the evening, but felt crummy for a while (most likely indigestion - ate something I usually don't - my bad)......... <BR> <BR> NOOOOOOO - just heard a 1-3 SNOW forecast! <BR> <BR> NOOOOOOOO - $#@!@#! <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> sigh.......... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 06:19:34 EST *Another* NSV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329589 Am moving better and feeling lighter (especially when climbing stairs and moving up and down/transitioning from standing to floor work).........I'll take it! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Am hoping that a planned evening out will not be stressful......crossing fingers! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your "hump day"! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 8 Mar 2017 05:56:54 EST Tuesday........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329050 Rainy morning - and a predicted warm-up after a few cold days .......... March is really unpredictable! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Quiet week anticipated - only food-related event is something that I'm only too glad to skip (do NOT like corned beef/cabbage, thank you very much)! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 7 Mar 2017 03:29:34 EST Good weekend for the most part...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328532 Thought I ate enough yesterday but the tracker didn't think so - funny, as I felt completely satisfied and had good energy for my workouts and other activities........go figure....... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Monday and new week! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 6 Mar 2017 06:08:03 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328000 Great to have positive proof that what I've done (even though NOT perfect) is helping - now it's a case of keeping the momentum going....... <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It's important that, while I'm doing well, I do NOT brag or boast - I know that many here are struggling (and I myself have been a frequent struggler as well).........I wish you all the very best in your journeys, every day - as always......... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 04:58:25 EST Rough day - sigh........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327533 Followed my instincts and avoided the situation that I feared yesterday, but when I turned back to start in on my lunch, I reacted poorly - turned away from the lunch and went for a small, but poor-quality, snack instead...........guess I was just kidding myself wrt how I felt I could deal........ <BR> <BR> Sigh.........SMH......... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I adjusted the rest of the day as best I could, but still.........knowing that my best-intended plans did *not* go as I wanted was st... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 04:36:54 EST NSV? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6326007 Some slacks are feeling slightly looser - and a visual inspection of my upper torso is mildly impressive :) <BR> <BR> I decided not to weigh in this week due to a horrible weekend when I went off-track - perhaps next week (if I don't forget to do so *very first thing, before breakfast*, that is)........ <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 3 Mar 2017 05:58:03 EST Plodding along........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323741 Don't know if Friday will be problematic or not - am as prepared as I can be, I guess, in case the day "goes south"...........did return to standard eating regimen with no issues.........no dicey food-related plans for a while - hopefully I can get back on track.......... <BR> <BR> Weather got a bit wicked - not so much with rain but with overnight winds ............ woke me up before the alarm did.........yikes! Now I just hope that predicted "snow showers" do NOT happen (don't need any mor... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 03:30:37 EST TRIGGERED - *BIG-TIME*! :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323174 Another work issue has just come around to slap me in the face, and needless to say, I did NOT handle it well.........and went totally (and I mean TOTALLY) off-track! <BR> <BR> $#!@#!#!# <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> I THOUGHT I was doing well, too...........$#!#!#!^ <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> Wed, 1 Mar 2017 03:25:12 EST Recovering........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322643 Finally got a long-overdue task taken care of - without too much financial damage, either........what a relief! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> As to the rough weekend - still working on recovery............back to regular, standard meals (though there is a Shrove Tuesday dinner that I'll probably attend, if for no reason than for a change of pace)............ <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Tuesday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 03:36:54 EST *That* didn't go well :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322127 Didn't do as well at the weekend event as I hoped to - but what bothered me more was how I felt *before* I even took a single bite of food............somehow, I felt a sense of social discomfort hitting - and hitting hard! *Very strange* since I've been attending this yearly event for *many* years now with no issues.......... <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Tried to keep up appearances, but couldn't quite get up to snuff - just couldn't wait to leave, sad to say....... <BR> <BR> Yester... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:37:58 EST From weekday to weekend...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321178 Had more sweets than I anticipated, but the lunch I had (treated myself for a change instead of packing) was absolutely *awesome*, and satisfied me well into dinnertime! Grilled salmon and quinoa are my new "food BFFs"! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Have a major food-involved get-together today so I *really* need to watch myself! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday, Sparkies! Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:44:03 EST End of another week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320672 Looks like I survived my temporary work situation - saved most of my regular pay ......... what a relief! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Have two food situations I'll need to deal with.......... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Will be dealing with a short-term situation that will be pushing me out of my "comfort zone"........whoo, boy......... <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Despite predicted rain, it'll be almost spring-like here - and after the havoc that a *small sno event* cause... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:40:10 EST Thursday......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320191 Still plugging away on the week..........nothing substantial to report......... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day! Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:14:02 EST Dragging a bit......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319671 Staying later than normal is a bit of a bummer, but can be justified with my current workload (and the need to compensate for lost pay :( )...........hung in as long as I could yesterday, but made the "mild mistake" of calling home - a few circumstances came into play to get me to split slightly earlier than I planned to, but the nice meal awaiting me (and the avoidance of a later-evening shopping trip) did make up for it......... <BR> <BR> Gotta get through the rest of the week somehow........ Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:23:30 EST Gonna be a rough week....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319185 Making up for lost time (and $$$$S) will be rough, but if I play my cards right I should "survive"........ <BR> <BR> Soooooooooo grateful to have had wonderful weather for a change! <BR> <BR> Here's to a great week, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:22:09 EST Another great weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318918 Pushed hard on workouts - ate responsibly for the most part (though Sunday was a bit dicey with non-standard breakfast fare (by my normal standards) and I was *blindsided* by a lunch).......even got a nice outdoor walk in on Saturday! <BR> <BR> Decided *not* to reprise any outside walks as I have come to the conclusion that I need to be more mindful of the concepts of *rest days* and "active recovery"...........I'm not feeling bad after all that activity, mind you - but I *do* feel that I've... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:51:27 EST