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/ rock bottom :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747943 Horrible day yesterday - couldn't sleep worth a darn, and had nasty headaches to boot.........probably fallout from interrupted sleep the night before, and not consuming any caffeine that day.........still, between that, another $#!@# PLATEAU and the issue I need to deal with today.......yeah, gotta say this life right now is NOT. WORTH. LIVING. <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Have decided to suspend all weigh-ins until I feel there's a reason to do so - can't take another PLATEAU! <BR>... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:29:55 EST Think I'm about to get some upsetting news........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746756 Hopefully this can be smoothed out without too much damage - but still, having to deal with this ON A WEEKEND S**KS! <BR> <BR> Sheesh! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:47:43 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746160 Have decided to make this a cleanup weekend - no plans afoot to get in the way, so might as well do it, since there will be a hosting event in two weeks and I'd just as soon not have that take place in a "pigsty" (actually, I'd just as soon not host at all - not compatible with my introvert personality style - someone ELSE volunteered - AARRGGHH!)......... <BR> <BR> Here's to a great Friday - enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:10:01 EST Thursday......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745428 Still hangin' in there - made fairly good food choices - rest of day was fairly unremarkable - but the "hump" of a day was pretty much successfully climbed! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Thursday! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:26:27 EST Now *that's* better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744668 Ate slightly more than I planned yesterday (awesome casserole - $#!#@!) - the the work day was much better (no tech problems, and my palate seemed to be working better - my response numbers were better aligned with the group as a whole, and trends were better as well) - now *that's more like it! <BR> <BR> Soooooo - today I will ramp up the exercise (yesterday I had a shorter session) and watch the food intake (tonight is a freebie meal, and I have been choosing fairly well and being more min... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:51:38 EST aaaaaaaagggggghhhhhh :( -$#!@# MONDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743977 Not a good day yesterday - technical problems with one job, palate "off game" in the afternoon.........sheesh! Wish I could have stayed in bed! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Hope to NOT have a repeat! <BR> <BR> RSVPd for a reunion coming up - <em>246</em> - may the "powers that be in life" have mercy on *what's left of my "soul"*......... <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Here's to (hopefully) a better Tuesday - enjoy yours! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:26:58 EST End of weekend ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743142 Partook in a meal I didn't anticipate, and there were more carbs than I planned........but the rest of the day went fairly well, culminating in an outdoor concert.........I ended up getting suckered in somehow (I intended to have the rest of the clan attend, leaving me back home to "binge-watch" a fave show, but it didn't end up that way - sigh)..........ended up on a nice note, though, as the weather was absolutely *gorgeous*, and I had a solid, restful sleep as a result (I'm pretty sure it ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 04:06:48 EST Yesterday and today....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742493 A slight change-up in my morning routine helped with the ol' low mood - so I did get most of what I wanted to do done.........with one change in plan, and as a result of that I will do one thing today that was shifted aside yesterday..........I'm good with that! <BR> <BR> Relaxed my eating a bit yesterday, so it's time to readjust, refocus and get back on track - that should be doable as well.......... <BR> <BR> That's it for now ....... enjoy your Sunday! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:46:44 EST Feeling downright miserable...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741913 Just in general - nothing specifically triggered the low mood.........just developed out of the blue........sheesh! Need to do things, and the weather is gorgeous, though overcast right now..........and I just can't get things together.......... <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:43:48 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741212 Not too much to report here - just glad it's Friday! No plans to speak of, but weather is shaping up to be gorgeous.........just need to take advantage of it as best I can........ <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Friday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:10:42 EST Another "hump" - somewhat successfully climbed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740494 Had another "online meeting" to discuss updates to my morning work routine - there will likely be more in the future as additional areas get revamped.........it will be interesting (but hopefully not too adverse for me) to see how this plays out in the end........ <BR> <BR> Had an evening meal "oops" - the group serving the meal ran out of the original entree, which I would have enjoyed..........I would have been irritated if I hadn't been fairly filled from the cracker consumption as part ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 04:29:34 EST Yep - it's *that* day again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739810 Am slowly recovering from the horror of Monday.........one thing's for $#!@# sure, though - I will be extremely wary of people in general going forward........I do NOT need to be exposed to that kind of situation, that's for sure! Thank goodness I'm a natural-born introvert and can easily withdraw and shrink back easily without any real negative impact (I've always been a big advocate of "self-preservation")...........of course, that could make issues such as job searching a bit challenging,... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 04:48:45 EST Just getting *worse*...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739079 I swear - some "people" (note the QUOTES) should NEVER, EVER LEAVE THEIR HOMES! That's all I'm gonna say about the horrible day I had yesterday..........other than to wish that I could just permanently crawl under a rock myself! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> Oddly enough, I kept my eating on track - if for no other reason that I had no real appetite from lunchtime onward ........ actually had to *force* myself to take nourishment........ Tue, 15 Jul 2014 04:52:01 EST Still not in a good place........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738319 ......and I'm getting fed up! <BR> <BR> Nothing more to say here......... <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 04:03:43 EST :( :( :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737676 Picnic went well, I guess - kept the food intake in fairly good check, and we got to the destination swimmingly - no problems or missteps in getting there (for a change)! <BR> <BR> Last night, though ----- family member is having a meltdown of sorts and went to bed quite cranky........even though I was fairly sleepy I did hear the gist of the gripe.........so now, I'm figure........doesn't appear like the grumpy person is interested in today's event........and now I have decisions to make - ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:04:28 EST Looooong day ahead....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737095 Will be heading out around 6AM for the start of the picnic (drive should be about 1.5 hours per Google Maps) - I'm having a slightly modified version of my usual breakfast as I sooooooo want to avoid the - sigh - danish that's being offered........not sure I'll get much exercise in, but the day's barely started - things could change and opportunities could open up...........changes in routine can be challenging for me, so wish me well! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Saturday, Sparkies! <BR> <BR> <e... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 04:18:12 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736456 Slept well - followed my instincts and took to bed instead of vegging out with the "boob tube"....... <BR> <BR> Feel a bit downhearted - there is a social activity going on this weekend that we have to slightly curtail due to budgetary concerns - we will attend the picnic tomorrow, though........it's a bit of a drive for one day, which is a nuisance, rest-wise, but I guess the point can be made that it's better than *nothing* - and as I am NOT an advocate of "local events" (boring area, ya k... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:36:09 EST Climbed that "hump" again ....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735788 Did OK with eating - with one notable exception..........decided to try one special sweet treat (ice cream brick with dark chocolate)........I figure I'll continue to push the workouts the next day or so, and I don't anticipate significant eating challenges before Saturday.............one thing I *did* notice, though - somehow, it didn't really taste as spectacular as I would have perceived it to be before I started this journey again.........I suspect my general choices of low-fat yogurt as ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:26:05 EST 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