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/ Someone Was Worried About My Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761531 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893338554.jpg"> <BR> Since I started working at this company. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l302150358.jpg"> <BR> Since I started working at my current job. <BR> <BR> Someone told me yesterday they had worried about my heart. I face heartbreak on all kinds of fronts. I look forward to the days ahead when I am stronger. I'm strong, but not as strong as I can be. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:22:51 EST Superhero stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755475 I feel stronger walking up the stairs at work finally. It took 2 months! Most days I go up and down the 18 steps only a few times- average 100 steps a day. And I was going so slow that as soon as I got the tiniest faster I pushed harder, so I was always out of breath. It was deceptively discouraging. But I made myself avoid the elevator. <BR> <BR> Link to article excerpt below- <link>www.themarysue.com/chris-pratt-now-a<BR>-god-who-could-play-indiana-jones/ </link> <BR> Guadians star said... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 00:59:21 EST Giving Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747916 Partially to tuck away that last blog, I'm posting another right away that is a little more positive. <BR> <BR> What does a reward minus a few gifts equal? More reward. <BR> <BR> How can that be? Well, in hard numbers it looks like this: <BR> $20 - $4.50 - $5 - $10.50 = Feeling rewarded <BR> <BR> *I spent $4.50 buying a stranger coffee and breakfast, since all he could afford was the free water. <BR> *I spent 2 hours with a dog that was running loose in the streets, and gave a neighbor... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:26:10 EST Gaining 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747911 The end of the year is gaining on us.... But I've been gaining weight and losing fitness in 2014. <BR> <BR> I'm between 290-293, up from my lowest in 2012 of ...I don't even remember what my lowest weight was. :-/ Oh wait! I had shirts made. I know at one point I was 245. The thing is that between 245 and 275, where I hovered while I maintained my -100 pounds for a few years wasn't mentally very difficult for me. <BR> <BR> I haven't been at my -100 pounds benchmark for more than a couple... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:06:35 EST Perfect 10 Gymnast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741136 <link>youtu.be/GsrJ1jJuhjI </link> <BR> <BR> This LSU gymnast scores perfect 10s, not just this once, repeatedly. <BR> <BR> Do you know how much coordinated muscle it takes to do that? I've never even been a gymnast but I love this video a SparkFriend posted on Facebook. I don't know about you but sometimes I forget that fitness comes in all shapes and sizes. <BR> <BR> These thighs? Yeah... They weren't made to be on someone 6 feet tall. They're mine. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:55:27 EST I Paid That Debt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735753 Sometimes the universe gives you a swift kick in the pants. There was one tiny loose end still connecting me to my ex-husband... The bank account I opened when I was a teenager- My first bank account. MY account, until I unwittingly, very near the end, added him to it. <BR> <BR> I didn't want to give up MY account just because we were divorcing. It had my history attached to it. I wanted the credibility. <BR> <BR> So I created a justification (as I see it now, tonight). I left him on it w... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:28:25 EST What day is it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720801 At this moment I sincerely don't know. I think it's Wednesday. Thank goodness I'm surrounded by calendars. <BR> <BR> After I saved the blog it said the 18th. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:37:28 EST #30healthydays 16 done (Cruciferous) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719288 Document at least 1 healthy choice every day. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l972518070.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Having trouble with the picture- Cruciferous lunch (bonus- it was free) Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:29:26 EST #30healthydays 15 done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719281 (Picture missing) <BR> <BR> I wore sneaker type shoes with my dress. This is a huge deal for me, because I dislike wearing them and have to be creative to incorporate them into my outfit. I did it with the intention of being flexible enough to take a long walk with a friend. <BR> <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Thoughts matter, actions matter more. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:24:36 EST #30dayshealthy 14 done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718430 Document healthy choices every day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2094303746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I walked around the fair for hours. It was the longest I've been on my feet in... what seems like forever! <BR> <BR> -no fried food <BR> -Roasted artichoke & turkey leg for dinner (shared) <BR> <BR> I spent 8+ hours sitting in a traffic school class (good to have it crossed off my list). The other ladies and I walked during the break. I made friends. <BR> <BR> I'... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:11:53 EST #30healthydays 13 done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717601 Document a healthy choice every day (out of the hundreds of ideas).. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2057247875.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ever since I purchased this membership, renewing it has been my birthday gift to myself ( well, and anyone who gave me birthday money which is how I raised the $100 ). I remember when I thought I'd lose this membership, and how I was lucky enough to scrape by. <BR> <BR> It's how I lost most of my first 100 pounds, it's how I learned ... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:11:49 EST #30healthydays 10, 11, 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717600 I had a blog but it disappeared on the internet somewhere. I will come back for this. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 03:11:09 EST #30healthydays 9 done- Veg focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714369 Document at least one of the numerous choices I make or think about every day to increase the healthy mindset effectiveness and uncover more opportunities. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l607357511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Focus on veggies. Roasted veggies on top of my no-dressing chicken salad lunch. For breakfast I also saved swapped out the Bacon Parmesean Fritatta Gouda sandwich roll for oatmeal with dried berries, nuts, and a teaspoon of brown sugar. Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:51:56 EST #30healthydays 8 done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713574 Document at least 1 healthy choice per day. Stay focused. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l188280283.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Copious amounts of water. Plus I slept in today. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 17:45:58 EST #30healthydays 7/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713227 Document at least one healthy choice each day. Our healthy habits are based on these choices adding up. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968730678.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l666316741.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Instead of my normal breakfast I opted to oatmeal with reduced amounts of sugar. And I wore my workout clothes for breakfast. <BR> <BR> You can't go exercise if you don't even know where your exercise clothes are. Fact. <BR> <... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 05:09:59 EST #30healthydays 6 done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712482 Document at least one healthy thing each day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2107840257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Remember horses?! ;) lol. This is a scene I saw today that represents the earlier thoughts about my old "reasons to stay fit" blogs. I had a list that was easily 100 items long, but was lost when my laptop died. Horse-riding was on it. <BR> <BR> The last time I rode a horse I was a kid. I've fallen off of a horse twice. Yet, there's something about it. I... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 02:28:24 EST #30healthydays 5/100 done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711738 Document at least 1 healthy choice every day, sometimes there are many to choose from. Sometimes, it's motivation to at least get that 1 for the day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1042287155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you follow me on Instagram, you'd know that this is the same as my #100healthydays photo. I'm lucky to have this. I started and ended my day with a couple of time-lapse Vimeo videos of Aurora Borealis, and then a mix of different views atop a Spanish m... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:37:42 EST #30healthydays 4/100 Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710974 Documenting at least 1 healthy choice per day.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197968859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I coordinated my outfit to incorporate running shoes. I usually wear flats or heels with NO support. Then I looked around and saw the guys at my work walking around all comfy and ready to go in sneakers. What the heck? <BR> <BR> Even though these running shoes are old, they have way better arch support than my regular shoes. I even went out for a brief ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 01:46:21 EST #30healthydays 3/30 stairs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710190 The challenge is to document 1 healthy choice or thing done. It doesn't mean you can't do more... But document at least 1. And I'm sharing this with my team. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1214277163.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Took the stairs when I had to go up today. I usually only need to do that once or twice a day. Previously, I used these stairs as a way to compete in a STAIR RACE competition I enthusiastically organized. And yet, here I was, using the elevator mo... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 01:27:39 EST #30healthydays 2/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709078 The challenge is to document at least 1 healthy choice each day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781154704.jpg"> <BR> Day 2 of 30: 16 minute walk as a "break" in the morning. <BR> I don't usually take my breaks at work, and I work 10-12 hr days. Like many fitness choices, this one involves a little more than just getting up and going. I needed to give myself permission to leave my desk before I was "done". I needed to choose clothing and shoes that would acco... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:16:01 EST 30 days of Something http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708533 I've been doing the #100happydays picture challenge and made it 30 days. About the 4th day in I was toying with a 100fitdays or 100healthydays thing I made up to get myself into some kind of Spark Streak. <BR> <BR> This is my birthday month. Happy June. In 30 days it will be my 36th. When I started on SparkPeople I was 29, and in typical weight-loss thought, I wondered where I would be in 5 years. I didn't think I'd be here. <BR> <BR> We aren't programmed to plan in minutiae. We are big d... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 00:54:12 EST Outside In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702131 <link>youtu.be/6a6VVncgHcY </link> <BR> Veteran Transformation <BR> <BR> This video reminded me that sometimes we just need to be able to see ourselves in a different way before it is real enough to make the changes we so desperately need in our life. <BR> <BR> That is what the power of visualization, and positive thinking, does for us. That is why it's so important to have a steady grip on the reigns of our wild imagination. We are so capable of fantasizing about the worst- worst case,... Sat, 24 May 2014 12:19:05 EST Ms Pacman Your Heart Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l195034843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One of my super marathon friends posted that they keep doing them for the medals-because 5ks don't give medals. <BR> <BR> I didn't have the heart to tell her of all the 5ks I've done, only 1 didn't give me a medal. :P <BR> <BR> This one is happening 11/1 in San Diego. Awesome 80s Run! <BR> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:55:04 EST New Direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692989 Tonight is the day of my life's new direction. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l395934801.jpg"> Mon, 12 May 2014 00:38:44 EST "I'm Gonna Be So Fast" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691905 Just another reminder that how we perceive our limitations and compare ourselves to others can truly limit or FREE us to push toward our best. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1800515471.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Read this simple Father-Daughter exchange. <BR> <link>https://medium.com/please-dont-let-t<BR>hem-be-like-me/be4f9eec968a </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1657565846.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 10 May 2014 11:48:21 EST Visions of Perfect Imperfections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686511 <link>brookenotonadiet.com/2014/05/02/refu<BR>se-put-shirt/ </link> <BR> <BR> She lost 172 lbs, interviewed by Shape magazine, praised for doing something "amazing", and then couldn't show her body "as is". <BR> <BR> The magazine can do whatever they want- it's a private entity, but I think this is a good reminder that it's OKAY to not look like the images we are used to seeing. <BR> <BR> Her bikini picture is shocking... Even if, like me, you've had the eye-opening gift of spending ti... Sat, 3 May 2014 14:04:51 EST 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