WALLOWA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WALLOWA WALLOWA'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/ a lot of changes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179875 This is the year that I started using an online support group, got out of a toxic relationship, started dancing more, and worked on adding healthy practices (from "move without pain" exercises, minitrampoline, a "daily giving practice" (see 29gifts.org) and subscribing to the free meyouhealth.com daily challenge. <BR> <BR> It was a tough old year... I didn't realize just how hard it is to get myself away from destructive situations. I wish the guy well and I wish for me to be free and to gro... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 13:16:54 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4018127 smiles Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:37:56 EST TG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2591186 Pretty normal day (like any other) for intake. Good day with family for which I'm very grateful. Fri, 27 Nov 2009 01:12:02 EST barter day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2561666 I'm into bartering... and today I got the call... the guy I traded horses with I've now traded saddles with... he's going to customize a pony cart in exchange for my aussie saddle which was a trade for my mountain saddle - and he's found some real leather harness for me. He does custom racing bike and classic motorcycle restoration... I can't wait to see what he comes up with... we're doing a huge multi party barter gig on this. Here's what he does (see www.millerpaintandgraphics.com to see ... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 20:24:50 EST The walk for cancer support ended Oct 31 - 562 miles, $84 donated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2523707 So... charity really does turn out to be an incentive to up my walking - by double. Yay me. Sun, 1 Nov 2009 06:37:40 EST okay, i'm officially not depressed any more. what a giggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2508436 It has been a lllllooooonnnnnnng road - we changed some medications and after a year and a half of despair (bipolar, it's not a vacation!) I do believe we're on a better road. Of course now I'm learning how to deal with not wanting to eat and less sleep than I am accustomed to... but trade offs... we'll take em, make, and adjust. <BR> <BR> It feels s' much better not hitting the thumb with the hammer. O wait... that wasn't me. <BR> <BR> tra la. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 08:30:01 EST Whining and dining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2385950 Okay... whee, I'm stuck. Seems like I go backward each day. I track things closely and some days do better than others, so I know that's a place I can work on... <BR> <BR> ...but between being not well again (easy come, easy go) and ye olde stress.... I've gradually gained back all but 2 pounds and that hurts! <BR> <BR> I DO exercise (3-6 miles a day, by my pedometer). I do know what some of the other tools are and will move back that direction. But I'm so scared of being unwell again... an... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 13:55:49 EST gratitude and other detritus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2355527 <BR> Boy, is it tough today. I'm doing the right things and not getting the right results right now. And .. this has been the hardest year on record, give or take one or two. <BR> <BR> Now... so what? <BR> <BR> Many things worth celebrating.... summer, fall, critters, lessons, getting past old "stuff" at work and with family at least some. <BR> <BR> And ... <BR> <BR> ... dead end right now. I know the trick is to keep going. I know the trick is to take it easy and make it all a game. Gee... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 07:27:59 EST Sure nice to get back on track again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2260207 Well THAT was a long weird road. I hate getting sick. And I appreciate everyone who provided support... not sure I was as good about saying that as I would like to have been. <BR> <BR> So... at last we're playing the veggie game again (how many VEGGIES can be sneaked into a DAY?) and the variety of exercise is better and I'm on better terms with people I snarfed at because I was in such pain. Not an excuse, I know. It's what I did though. <BR> <BR> And so... I've got the pony 'practor due o... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 10:28:10 EST Horse training today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2229865 Seems like someone else is doing the part I should be doing <BR> <BR> on the other hand, I'm getting a lot of ground training in. <BR> <BR> And Ms. Tunie's comin' along. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:13:13 EST Noodlin' along with the program of action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1898744 Doing everything I can to keep going. <BR> <BR> That's good. <BR> <BR> Otherwise... man, good it is not. <BR> <BR> Have a new program of action to deal with that. <BR> <BR> I do rather dislike being this kind of broked. <BR> <BR> I know there's another day but drat... rather hard to find it. <BR> <BR> Someone hit the breaker for a bit, eh? <BR> <BR> G'ngiht. Let's see if tomorrow can be more reasonable. Sat, 21 Mar 2009 01:02:07 EST Spring is coming. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1860058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/0/b305828343.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know it's out there somewhere. Time to go feed the Pasture Ornaments. Sun, 8 Mar 2009 11:09:02 EST What a week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1821399 Wild eyed week, certainly. <BR> <BR> Would vote for a bit of boredom... <BR> <BR> ...nah... <BR> <BR> <BR> However, this much drama doesn't help me or anyone, really. <BR> <BR> Contacts from the past, juggling feelings about them... <BR> <BR> ... on the bright side, eating better <BR> saving money <BR> exercising better <BR> letting go of things that don't work <BR> sharing things that do <BR> paying attention as best I can <BR> using my skills to change my life <BR> <BR> I do well, m... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 00:56:58 EST Snarflesneegus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1801767 No one is perfect. <BR> <BR> Looks like I spent a few days illustrating that principle... <BR> <BR> at work and about everywhere. <BR> <BR> I spent 3 days making a bunch of mistakes with people and eating quite badly, struggling with guilt I don't deserve, some that I do; hurt that seems to come from nowhere, and the view of up as a pretty steep hill. <BR> <BR> So as the cowboys say, I'm getting back on the horse that tossed me (metaphorically) and moving along. <BR> <BR> Much is good, ... Mon, 16 Feb 2009 01:19:55 EST I am my sunshine... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1792097 Early morning planned tomorrow and sleep is a bit elusive. <BR> <BR> I envy the cat, sacked out in front of the fireplace. <BR> No... the pic below is NOT the cat. Or the wintery stuff around here, either. <BR> <BR> Me, jogging and SPing and getting next week's work done so I can flee for a girl's two day holiday (think hot springs and massages and good food and creating instant anime with girlfriends). <BR> <BR> Much to be said for doing what I WANT -- which isn't as it turns out overeati... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 02:08:21 EST Let's grow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1752873 Letting go of bad feelings about... anything! provides more energy to eat right, exercise, try new things, appreciate myself and others, get work done, do chores, relax... and even have fun! <BR> <BR> I haven't gardened in years... check out my mesclun mix winter garden (I used a recycled tray and some potting soil and this lives in my utility room!) <BR> <BR> Hang in there everyone... you're worth it! Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:19:24 EST Is it that simple? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1722672 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/2/b923255571.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Two days ago I took a decision to work out a lingering remnant from "The Relationship" (the only one on Earth that ever was of course! HA! <BR> <BR> I asked R if he would buy out part of a small investment we had together. He said yes, and we agreed on the amount and how the money would come - starting when he goes back to work in April or so, in a few payments. <BR> <BR> And that's that. <BR> <BR> I had fears abo... Wed, 21 Jan 2009 00:06:27 EST Ah, let me be self indulgent for a line... and then in real life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1715727 So... about even since the holidays. <BR> <BR> I can be grateful for that. <BR> <BR> <BR> And... wanting more progress, I looked over what I'm doing, not doing to see if I'd stopped some of the good things. <BR> <BR> Oops... some. <BR> <BR> So back to the multivegetables, more water, focus on varied exercises. And I know... there's always a delay between starting and the slow downward going. So... that's fine. A few days hurt nothing. <BR> <BR> The habit of scale = self worth tried to ... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 10:34:36 EST Charge and RE-Charge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1708712 Well, the hols are over. <BR> <BR> I have played plateau for a few weeks, time to take another run at reducing all the indicators including weight. <BR> <BR> That said, I've looked at my SP processes for things I've slacked off on -- only a few, but it's time to start playing with them again. <BR> <BR> Play seems to be the key. <BR> <BR> Happy day to all who visit here! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/9/b397899867.jpg"> Sat, 17 Jan 2009 01:42:31 EST Healthy, Wealthy and Wise or Best 2 of 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1666988 So it's a new year by some calendars, at any rate. <BR> <BR> I've joined the "Saver" team and am finding that the process of saving $ is similar to the process for losing weight... just keep going, mostly. <BR> <BR> I've been using "the Sedona Method" lately to release old "stuff" and that seems to be pretty useful as well... most lately, I'm counting up wealth in the form of "discounts, or different choices, or windfalls" and I'm at about $4600 "not spent" or "value received in trade" so f... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 00:47:47 EST The Snow it Snoweth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1638877 The snow it snoweth all around <BR> <BR> not as much here as in other places <BR> which helps the hike into feeding the Pasture Ornaments. <BR> <BR> Great exercise. <BR> And boy is the person who tosses the hay popular! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2009 11:17:36 EST So... what if everything I learned since kindergarden is incorrect? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1593158 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/9/b790615282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Look deeeply in my hippotherapist eyes.... <BR> <BR> Everything you've been torturing yourself <BR> and others <BR> about <BR> has <BR> nothing <BR> to <BR> do <BR> with <BR> anything. <BR> <BR> Want to fight the idea? <BR> <BR> Yup. <BR> <BR> Me too. <BR> <BR> A lot of who we are gets tied up in "he done me wrong"/"I done him wrong"/"I can never..." <BR> <BR> What if that were incorrect? <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 22:01:11 EST I'm not myself today -- perhaps I'm you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1589545 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/0/b303753148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is one of the mules I feed at the farm I caretake. Note the inquisitive look -- perhaps a precursor to mischief? <BR> <BR> Two <BR> steps <BR> forward . . . <BR> <BR> how on EARTH did I wind up over here? <BR> <BR> In yoga, they remind you that you'll have a couple of great days and then... <BR> ... a day where nothing seems to work quite right. They frame it as "a reset day". <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 30 Nov 2008 23:50:59 EST Ooo so that's what people do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1587022 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/5/b75405392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well -- It seems a lot like Ms. Neko's eperience here as she stares at the deer behind the blinds... <BR> <BR> ...I bet I could get it if I want to! But I'm just watching for now. Or... that's how I usually do it. <BR> <BR> Around the holidays... I don't do them much, and after The Fatal Break Up I do notice even more the things that other people do that connect them. <BR> <BR> Me... I spend a lot of time alone, an... Sat, 29 Nov 2008 02:13:13 EST 1000 drops of Lemonade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1578436 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/6/b562186882.jpg"> <BR> <BR> De-pression. <BR> Anger turned inward. <BR> Despair. <BR> <BR> All that good stuff. <BR> <BR> They make a body discouraged. They create a "Just Let Me Eat Cake, and LOTS of It" (Sorry, Aunt Marie). <BR> <BR> Fortunately there are 1000 strategies for lifting the heavy angry energy that promotes weight gain and resists weight loss. They range from the conventional (get thee to Hippocrates and do what he says!) to th... Sat, 22 Nov 2008 12:53:01 EST