WOLFKITTY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WOLFKITTY WOLFKITTY'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/ Start This S*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663055 In case you were waiting... Here is a video someone else made about going, doing, starting. It has bad words, so if you don't like that don't listen to it. <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/RYlCVwxoL_g </link> <BR> <BR> ZeFrank on You Tube <BR> <BR> I'm overwhelmed at work. <BR> I'm feeling very trapped. <BR> I work so hard and am so awesome every day. <BR> (People even say so.) <BR> But it is not enough. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 23:10:11 EST Self Compassion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633040 My own understanding of "self-love" was twisted the same way a bud pirouettes before unfolding into a beautiful blossom. <BR> <BR> Thanks to the app SuperBetter, I realize that all that "self-love" and reserves of appreciation have degraded a little bit. Because if it hadn't, this little 30 second experiment wouldn't have made me cry. <BR> <BR> *** <BR> YOUR QUEST: Love yourself as much as you can no matter what is going on. You can love yourself for thinking this Quest is stupid. You can... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:38:47 EST Dream the Dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631317 One more video... I want to save this. <BR> <BR> "You would dream where you are now... <BR> You would dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today." <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/7Sv_Bv1H7BQ </link> Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:52:06 EST Sports Films http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631311 I have friends who are running at Ragnar Del Sol (Arizona) this weekend. My Facebook has their posts. .. <BR> <BR> Heather (NEWSGIRL2177) rocks her workouts at Kaia... <BR> <BR> Anja (4A-HEALTHY-BMI) just got back from her kayaking trip in Antarctica... <BR> <BR> I am lucky to be surrounded, virtually, by my friends that are thinking about healthy living, pushing themselves to engage physically, and move forward in their accomplishments. That's one of the biggest things I missed last year... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 02:41:07 EST Dating Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598171 I've been dating the past couple of months and I feel like it's been healthy even though it's another diversion. <BR> <BR> Someone told me, when I first started, that the best thing about dating is that you really learn about yourself. I found it to be prophetic. I still describe myself the way I was when most successful on Spark, even though I haven't kept up those habits in 2013. <BR> <BR> My Spark still burns inside, waiting for me to provide more oxygen and grow brighter. Dating has h... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 16:08:53 EST Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572677 I am craving some accomplishment. <BR> I really want a dish of success! <BR> I can't wait to get a taste of victory. <BR> <BR> That's it- <BR> I'm going to go cook up some goals. Fri, 27 Dec 2013 00:10:06 EST Reasons-A Fraction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543549 On a laptop long since dead, I had an enormous list of good reasons for healty/fitness-minded living. Note that I'm not talkin about reasons to be thin. Just reasons to keep my fitness and strength at the forefront of my mind, no matter what my size. <BR> <BR> I lost that list, but last year, 2012, Oct, I began this one and then I forgot about it until I found it on my phone just now: <BR> <BR> Reasons-Partial List <BR> Braids (arms up) <BR> Bicycles <BR> Ice skating <BR> Paddle boarding <... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 15:14:05 EST Worth It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537300 This is the longest I've gone without exercise, after struggling with being consistent all year. <BR> <BR> I feel it everywhere, but I miss the fitness most of all. After the initial rise, I've held steady at this weight, but my BF % continues to rise based on changes I can see and feel. <BR> <BR> It's 1 month to my 5k. <BR> It's been almost 1 month since I logged onto Spark. <BR> <BR> I find myself in old habits of convenience eating, or not eating, and putting other people's prioriti... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:16:16 EST October = Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512003 For some reason, October ends up being my crossroads month. October's flower is the Calendula (a modern Latin diminutive of calendae, meaning "little calendar", "little clock" or possibly "little weather-glass"). <BR> <BR> How appropriate, because I feel the ticking of time. The holidays and end of the year loom in the near distant future, and I feel the change of the seasons, even living somewhere that claims none. <BR> <BR> I got a small promotion recently, bumping my schedule into longe... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 01:27:41 EST Fly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504870 Honestly, this is so appropriate... The Green Girl posted this recently. <BR> <BR> 'I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then I ask myself the same question.' Harun Yahya <BR> <BR> Rather than get focused on adversity, I try to remind myself that I am choosing this reality. I have to keep feeling like I have the opportunity to change. And then I need to do it. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 00:19:27 EST Hydration streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484066 I secretly tricked my co-worker into joining me for a water drinking streak. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> <BR> <BR> After they were asking me why I have so many headaches and urging me to go to the doctor (I have a physical scheduled for later this month already), I had an idea. Yesterday I had explained that my migraines and headaches are lessened when I drink enough water - and I had a REVELATION that I haven't been drinking as much water because I'm trying to use a company-provided cup wi... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:08:50 EST Team Pressure Right Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477320 Like a rubber band, I stretched the opportunity for fitness toward my co-workers, and they attended. <BR> <BR> Now, they are pulling me right back. It's a good thing. <BR> <BR> So even though I'm uncomfortable going to Crossfit because people use the same room as a breakroom lounge DURING the exercise (with their cell phones and the possibility of filming/taking photos), I will continue to go. <BR> <BR> Last week I walked out of a session. The trainer brought Bulgarian Bags, and didn't o... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 00:08:39 EST Team Pressure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468366 My team at work is notorious at pressuring everyone in the room to eat unhealthy take out lunches and baked treats, as well as candy during stressful times. <BR> <BR> I've tried to combat it a number of times by bringing in fruit to share instead of candy... but we used to have someone who was allergic to and/or didn't eat fruit. <BR> <BR> In my renewed activity doing the lunchtime Crossfit class twice a week, I've already dragged one coworker with me -- the one that promised to exercise ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:03:09 EST Season of the Beast-Ending http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462487 Got a message today that the leader of the DG Seasonal challenges won't be able to run them anymore, so I'm saving my most recent post for the current challenge "Season of the Beast" here so I may update it if necessary. (As you may notice, I haven't been keeping up on the weekly aspect of the challenge. I find it hard to get into someone else's groove, which is why I don't normally join challenges on sparkpeople- but since this was originally affiliated with the Done Girls, the seasonal cha... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:18:17 EST I boiled an egg. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453444 Yes, I boiled some eggs this weekend. <BR> <BR> They were brown, a little old.. But I figured that was okay because I read that might make them easier to peel. <BR> <BR> Don't laugh too hard -- It was my first time hard-boiling eggs. I briefly thought about getting an automatic steamer thingie instead. But, I braved it. It only took me 35 years to boil my first egg. :) (I don't have kids-for Easter; I used to not like boiled eggs; my ex-husband had a mild allergy; and when I recently start... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:28:19 EST 1st 5 Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437986 Copied below, this is my SparkPage Introduction, as it exists today. It's the culmination of 5 years of adding to it on SparkPeople. - I'm saving it for the future, and revising my intro text dramatically to make room for the next 5 years: <BR> <BR> ~Dreams so real they grow wild on the vine!~ <BR> <BR> Done losing 100 pounds with SparkPeople and I am working on dropping 200 total & get back into running since my 2013 6 month-long nutrition break (as of 7/29). In the meantime I'm not waiti... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 23:13:23 EST Honest Leaf Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436462 I really thought that I was doing okay. But this week a couple of friends sent me messages expressing their concern, and an incident at work made me realize that I'm very out of control. I'm still groggy, but I'm waking up. It's these reflections that lead me to trace back my steps and try to figure out what's really going on. <BR> <BR> *** <BR> <BR> Last summer was one of the hardest in a long time. I was freshly in a job after being unemployed, but I was being bullied by my peers, and cry... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:51:16 EST Hula Dash 5k-Came in Last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425966 I came in last for the Hula Dash 5k. It's okay, because I think it'll be a good benchmark for future reference. <BR> <BR> This isn't a before/after blog. It's a right now blog. I (exhaustedly) jogged and walked the mostly flat course in morning mugginess/humidity that is not very much like typical San Diego. In light of the extreme weather that so many people are facing, it's hardly worth mentioning, but I'm sure it slowed me down a little. More than that, my general lack of consistent exer... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:15:26 EST Illegal Inattention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420350 It's time, so very past due, to pay attention. I can't point to one thing that is diverting my attention or makes any sense at ALL out of the ridiculous things that keep happening because of my inattention. <BR> <BR> But, this is not LIKE me, and is certainly not how I define myself. <BR> <BR> The universe has been dropping consequences on me and all around me - like I'm in the middle of a RoadRunner cartoon with anvils falling all over the place. <BR> <BR> -ON my birthday my over-used and... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 00:59:37 EST More Water! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420274 Happy Summer! I still haven't gotten back into the habit of drinking enough water. It's partially because I haven't been exercising enough, but it's affecting my ability to regulate heat. <BR> <BR> And it gets 85 degrees in my "air conditioned" office at work, so I REALLY REALLY need to be efficient at regulating my body heat. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1175447085.jpg"> <BR> This is not water. It's coffee, or milk with coffee and sugar, or milk with sugar... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 23:26:43 EST Crazy Birthday Roller Coaster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409119 I worked my insane month-end schedule, long days and weekends. On my birthday Sunday, I requested the day off. There were highs and lows... This is better than low and more low. ;) <BR> <BR> But it was a little bit crazy: <BR> <BR> -My good friends treated me to brunch! <BR> Invited 70 people to Brunch, waited half an hour alone as no one showed up. As I was leaving, 2 of my friends arrived with their baby, and luckily parked right by my car, and we went back inside for delicious buffet i... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 23:20:52 EST Mountain UP Cowles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401908 In 2011 I climbed a mountain. I even wrote a blog about it! <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4190930 </link> <BR> <BR> This time was different, my 2nd time. I didn't want it to take a month for me to post a blog. It was last weekend. <BR> <BR> NEWSGIRL2177 and I had this on our adventure list forever, and it was satisfying to get it done! We hiked with her husband and HAWAIIANMAMA here on Spark. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:26:08 EST Sparkling Waves-Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401877 Points for this weeks' challenge- 50. <BR> <BR> Need to practice "mindful eating" 3 days this week. (bonus) 1 down for sure <BR> <BR> <link>www.mindfulnessdiet.com/science/mind<BR>ful-eating-questionnaire </link> <BR> <BR> I got a 2.6, about what I'd expect from this stretch of my recent journey. I already know that mindfulness is something I need to work on; and by re-engaging in this ongoing challenge, I'm also practicing at seeing my healthy habits with fresh eyes. I don't need to p... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 22:58:01 EST Sparkling Waves-Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398732 My 8 week challenge is <BR> 100 PushUp Challenge! <BR> <BR> I've done this program a few times before, but my arms are the weakest since my drop in activity this year. Time to get it back. <BR> <BR> I'm doing it for the Done Girls Seasonal Challenge - The Sparkling Waves team. <BR> :) <BR> <BR> <BR> For me-keep losing the challenge page <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=37952 </link> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 23:56:51 EST Adventure Wknd: On The Farm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385290 We did a farm tour at a local CSA Organic farm. I love their stuff at the Farmer's Market, and we did a bunch of strawberry picking ourselves before we had a delicious lunch provided. :) <BR> <BR> This is what a farm looks in the high coastal desert of Northern San Diego County. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l858947260.jpg"> <BR> Banjos and buckets for drums <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802160318.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:08:15 EST If I Had to Choose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383961 If I had to choose between a longer or more vibrant life, <BR> I'd choose vibrant. <BR> <BR> If I had to choose between more things or greater experiences, <BR> I'd choose experience. <BR> <BR> Between quantity and quality, <BR> I choose quality. <BR> <BR> Better food, life with purpose, unlimited love, finding beauty, and feeling truly alive, feeling truly free, these are the gifts of quality over quantity. It doesn't mean there won't be dark times, hard times, heartache. But it will a... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:01:28 EST Headaches Every Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380817 Every <BR> day. <BR> <BR> Everydayeverydayeverydayeveryday. <BR> <BR> Every morning I wake up in pain. I try to sleep in later. It prevents me from morning exercise. I wrestle with the headache. Sometimes it lessens. Eventually I have to get up anyway, especially because my dreams are littered with stress and tension, and my hands fall asleep from odd sleeping angles. When my hands fall asleep, it wakes me up. <BR> <BR> I think I need more exercise medicine. <BR> I want every day to be a g... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:13:31 EST "Doesn't try..she does" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377332 "Jocelyn doesn't *try* to eat healthy... she does-- all the time," my co-worker declared to another in response to the question, "Ohhh.. are you trying to eat healthy?" <BR> <BR> I previously assumed he didn't particularly like me, which only means that I feel like his declaration was something he genuinely observed. I admitted that I haven't been lately.. too eager to confess, afraid of someone asserting the opposite... <BR> <BR> But the truth is, that I do. I did. <BR> <BR> I brought m... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 22:52:17 EST Fitness Kickoff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369852 I kicked-off my new phase of fitness with a SparkRally hike with some local SparkFriends! :) <BR> <BR> I set new benchmarks and tested where I really stand by pushing myself. Instead of getting down on myself for not being in as good shape as before I used it as a learning opportunity - an opportunity to see into the past, into the difficulties that I barely remember now. <BR> <BR> I paid attention. <BR> <BR> Plus, it was wonderful to see SparkFriends, and connect, and just "be" with pe... Mon, 27 May 2013 23:25:51 EST Before You Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367621 Long before you really remember, you were told you were smart, or pretty, or cute, or dumb, or silly.. You were rewarded for being creative, or scolded for being loud...told to sit still, or speak up. Far behind your memory, in hidden places you defined yourself, and decided who you are. <BR> <BR> Some definitions were more comfortable than others. Some categories may have been less easy to slip into. But repeated often enough, became "true", whether they were or not. <BR> <BR> Without eve... Sat, 25 May 2013 13:40:35 EST Public Celebration vs Humiliation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351536 Some people thrive on what has been dubbed the "public humiliation diet".. Posting their weight and feeling agast that other people know it motivates them to keep going. <BR> <BR> <link>deadspin.com/5545674/the-public-humi<BR>liation-diet-a-how+to </link> <BR> <BR> That doesn't work for me. <BR> The more negative I am, the fewer things I accomplish (case in point - 2013 until now). <BR> <BR> But I'm thinking of starting a trend at work for public celebration. <BR> <BR> I want to eit... Thu, 9 May 2013 23:27:54 EST Tiny Hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350531 I have tiny hands. <BR> <BR> They're pretty fast at typing, nimble. But when I use them as a cup at the faucet to scoop water to splash my washed face, it takes awhile. Applying lotion, gardening, grasping and carrying things: all of these tasks are probably do much easier for someone with larger hands. <BR> <BR> Yet, I don't begrudge nature for growing me. I don't curse God or hate my hands. They are part of me. I just adapt. I buy drinking glasses that are tall and skinny instead of sho... Thu, 9 May 2013 01:37:35 EST Reaching For "More" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349309 <link>m.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/b<BR>ret-dunlap-discovered-running-and-it-c<BR>hanged-his-life </link> <BR> <BR> Inspirational stories can mean a lot when you're ready for them. Settle in, if you're ready, and read the story above. <BR> <BR> It reminded me of some of the plain determination I had when I started here on Spark. I wasn't inspired. It wasn't magic. No fairy guided me. I just DID it. The excitement came later. But novelty comes and goes. Rewards change. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 8 May 2013 00:52:11 EST Excruciating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333513 In 2013 I've played with fast food like visiting an old school friend. Testing it out, knowing that I had changed, and it would never be the same. I've grown and bettered my life, while fast food has changed too, with new menus, items, and facade design.. including and inexplicable food-like combinations.. and it's clear we are going in different directions. <BR> <BR> But last night, I sat in the dark car after the "drive thru" and ate a couple of items that didn't really taste very good. An... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:37:31 EST 260 at 100 days in.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323374 I just realized that the past three years, no matter how my weight has fluctuated during the year, I consistently hit mid-April at 260 pounds (my recent high weight this month, this year again). <BR> <BR> 2008- Elated to be down to 368 from over 375 Jan 1 <BR> 2009- 260 on 4/15 <BR> 2010- 254 on 4/21 (and up from there) <BR> 2011- 260 on 4/13 <BR> 2012- 255 on 4/14 <BR> 2013- 260 on 4/10 <BR> <BR> People have their own cycles, and mine swing long and wide. It's sometimes difficult to see pa... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:27:25 EST Adventure Double Peak- DONE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322397 I don't know if you can see that tiny tree up there... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l409921105.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l611739207.jpg"> <BR> But I hiked up to it with Heather & her husband! <BR> <BR> NEWSGIRL2177's great blog recap: <BR> <link>http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pu<BR>blic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=53<BR>16018 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> We saw ferns! <BR> We saw rocks! <BR> We saw her husband co... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 01:29:45 EST 5 year Renewal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306430 The past year... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18874083.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Whoa, wait.. that sharp drop from planned weight loss, vs. my actual rise in weight in just 2013: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676869269.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These caused me to take a step back and look at the big picture again. From my start on Sparkpeople: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l357105363.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I realized that my weight is... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 15:36:06 EST Morning Warmth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303838 One of the benefits of having to drive into work at 4-something AM this week is that I got to feel how it's not very cold right now... .That means I even entertained the thought of running in the morning again. <BR> <BR> How awesome would that be? <BR> <BR> For dinner I sauteed some kale and mixed a little pre-made Trader Joe lentils with a no-sodium fresh salsa and served myself a big plate with a couple tablespoons of guacamole and a serving of flax corn tortilla chips. 12+g of protein i... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:43:35 EST Push In The Right Direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296775 I did Crossfit once this week at work. <BR> <BR> It was hard. <BR> -Hard to go back after being absent. <BR> -Hard to go alone - I had convinced my friend to go with me, but found out the day of that she wasn't. <BR> -Hard on my body. The challenges were bigger. DIAGONAL lunges?!?! Can I please try a regular lunge (that I can hardly manage), please? Nno. <BR> <BR> And it made other things easy. <BR> -Easy to avoid peer pressure as nearly everyone that I work with daily went on a group tr... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:49:33 EST Thinking Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296743 America Ninja? <BR> <link>rosstraining.com/blog/2013/03/21/ins<BR>piration-from-an-america-ninja-hopeful/ </link> <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> <BR> "Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." – George Bernard Shaw <BR> <BR> To me this quote can be interpreted a couple of different ways. <BR> 1. You can make a multitude of choices. It's okay to vary your plan. It's good to adapt. Don't allow yourself to stagnate. <BR> 2. It's necessary to be able to modify your thinking ... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:08:32 EST Rebuilding, Redefining, Refocusing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289403 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l234598361.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Despite resisting the blog assignment kick-off to a Sparkteam challenge last month to re-introduce myself to my team and SparkiLand, I can't seem to get away from the task. <BR> <BR> I have been asked to introduce myself more than 3 times since then. This morning after doing an introductory KaiaFit class with NEWSGIRL2177, I fell back on my old, trusty weight loss accomplishment. <BR> <BR> "I changed my life 5 y... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 00:58:35 EST Exhausted.. Need water? Relaxation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287146 Here's my Facebook post earlier this week: <BR> ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: <BR> -[WolfKitty] <BR> Tuesday near Escondido via mobile <BR> No water working at my house? No problem. I'll get up early and exercise then shower at the gym! :::SOLUTION!!::: <BR> Like · · Promote · Share <BR> <BR> ------------[WolfKitty] Blgrrgalllggg..trying..to..move..zzzzz. Getting up early, but later than I wanted.. Who's dumb idea was this?!?!? <BR> at 6:07am via mobile · Like · 1 <BR> <BR> ---------... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 23:27:46 EST New Co-workers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278643 I've had two new people start this week.. And explaining to them that I've lost 125 pounds, which is something that comes up when people ask me what I'm eating or why I keep fresh eggs at work, may save me. <BR> <BR> It's not that I've been lost.. I've been unfocused, overworked and stressed, and reaching more and more for convenience over nutritious food. <BR> <BR> But I still define myself as someone who chooses to be healthy. And re-defining myself to them as that person suddenly sparke... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 09:57:46 EST San Diego Hike Sun 2/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258111 7 SparkFriends and counting up! 4 days counting down! <BR> We are going to have such an awesome SparkRally hike that you don't want to miss it!!!!!!!!! And I promise not to take a picture of you if you don't want me too (but then you won't be in the Lucky-13/Feb Fit Adventure Weekend RECAP)! <BR> <BR> omg <BR> <BR> I'm going to find my hiking boots! <BR> Charge up my cam battery! <BR> Get in a good mood, 'cause no one wants to be around a grumpy me! <BR> <BR> Sunday *** Sunday *** Sunday ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 22:46:57 EST Happiness Stretches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256855 Times like these when I'm finding every excuse to eat outside of my healthy choices, and finding it difficult to stay positive, I return to do some gentle mind stretches to get into a better place. <BR> <BR> Does that sound corny? Oh well! <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> Take inventory - what is really bothering me? <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> Notice the good things, not just the wrong things... in myself, in others. It's too easy to get into a cycle of being critical. <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> Be ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:07:18 EST Exercise Medicine Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254267 I need some exercise medicine. <BR> <BR> Last night while sleeping I grew a migraine headache that invaded my morning. After I wanted to wake I spent 3 hours in bed in pain, with a shower thrown in there somewhere in hopes of clearing the mess. But it didn't help. The only thing that got me onto my feet was having to tell my local SparkFriends that I wouldn't be joining them for the SparkRally hike. <BR> <BR> I decided to try to comb my wet hair and retrieve some caffeine and then start ... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:24:10 EST Lucky 13/Jan Fit Adventure Wkend #3 (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253748 January 20th I planned a special intro class with my workplace CrossFit trainer down in San Diego, and invited some local Sparkers to join me! In the end, it was NEWSGIRL2177, and our local city team leader, SPRING4FAL! Space was limited to 5 people, so although I had originally put out feelers to see who wanted to come a month before, we didn't end up packing the limited class. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1683469461.jpg"> <BR> Me, SPRING4FAL, NEWSGIRL2177 ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 15:45:09 EST Lucky 13/Jan Fit Adventure Wkend #2 (pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248430 Clearly I'm behind in recapping my adventure weekends. ;) Despite my new (and temporary) trend of not exercising in January, I was pretty busy every weekend with a fitness related event. :) <BR> <BR> During the weekend of Jan 12-13 I got to meet up with some Sparkers from far & farther! 4A-HEALTHY-BMI (Angela) was in town for a convention so GEE-KNEE (Jeannie) and NIMNIX (Xin-min)came down from Long Beach to San Diego. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.asp?id=4A<BR>-HEALTHY-BMI ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:15:00 EST Swim Starfish!! (Not Like That... ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232443 Current Status: <BR> WOLFKITTY will help her starfish fight the tide, until it turns! <BR> set 2 days ago <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, if anything I think that my choices have been more unhealthy rather than healthier since I posted this determined status. :- <BR> I've seen my starfish at approximately the same spot for so long now that I decided to see if I should temporarily change my goal to something closer, to make it feel more like it's right within my reach. <BR> <BR> I experimented, to se... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:23:29 EST Never in a Million http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220959 Never in a million years or a million trillion calories will I ever go from this: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1361654948.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To looking like this: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l884585658.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1570387098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And that is quite all right with me. :) <BR> I'm thankful that I don't idolize those fashion-y girls, altered or not. <BR> I just want to be the bes... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:58:50 EST