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Weekend & more
Well, it’s taken me awhile to get here, but I really want to talk about my weekend. It was nothing short of a miracle. The weather, which was supposed to turn cooler, stayed nice – warm and sunny both days. I really love getting outside and m... Read more
Today I feel sad, mad and alone
A friend of mine stated in her blog that she felt like a fraud. Here I am 3 + years on Spark People 4 years working on healthy living and still 20 lbs from goal. I still eat fast food most days of the week. I have been working on cutting out ... Read more
Ankle confessions and exercise
Well, the ankle is healing SLOWLY. Just like the rest of my journey has been slow but steady-ish. I found out that I am still using food as a crutch if the pain lasts longer than a week. Ritz crackers have been my “friend” most of this week. ... Read more
Tackling the impossible
"When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself."
— Isak Dinesen
Isn’t this what Spark People and lifestyle chan... Read more
On the lighter side.
Borrowed from Zannachan because it sounded like fun...
1. What did you eat for breakfast?
**Today I ate grilled balsamic chicken, garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes a small salad and mango pudding. (Not as many calories as you might think.)... Read more
First I want to thank everyone for their support, suggestions and comments. You really lift my spirits. So here's the scoop.
Well, after sitting in the waiting room, exam room, and x-ray room… well you get the idea. We got to the urgent ... Read more
Pain = food = doctors visit
Well, I did it. I called my doctor’s office and tried to get an appointment to have my ankle looked at. I twisted it rather severely on March 6th. This is my weak leg and I often twist the ankle so I really didn’t think much about it. I am st... Read more
One word answers please
On a Spark Friend's page I found this little game... OK, I’ll play!
One word answers to the following questions about you. Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard ... Read more
Ouch and routine
On Saturday, while walking around in my nearly worn out athletic shoes (lace up and all) I stepped on something and twisted my ankle. It hurt, but OK, I often do klutzy things like that, not a big deal, I think to myself. So about 20 minutes ... Read more
So today is my second day soda free. It was a challenge at lunch time as I had a low grade headache building, but I managed to convince myself that, just for today I would not drink a diet coke with lunch. Staying strong.
Today is also my... Read more
Well, I went with impulse today. I have been considering changing my user name. I know, I know, I never mentioned it to anyone. Only had the discussion with myself. You see although Mahou Neko is a special cat, she is not me, she is my cat. ... Read more
I normally take the time to thank everyone individually for their comments, goodies and support. This week it is just too much. I have been sick, so I have fallen way behind. I thank everyone who sent me a goodie or commented on my Sparkversa... Read more
Happy Sparkversary to me
Wow! Where has another year gone? Has it really been 4 years since I joined Spark People? I guess it really has. In a way this anniversary makes me kind of sad. One would have thought I’d have reached my goal of 60 lbs gone by now. Nope sti... Read more
What DO I want?
"The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going."
— David Starr
This quote came across my email today. It made me stop and think. So many of the quotes I receive do. But, back to the topic at hand. Do you know ... Read more
Let go and focus
Don't dwell on the past or fantasize about the future. Focus on the present and what you can do today!
— Denise Austin
I am working on living this philosophy. I am hoping that one day I will look up and see that my focus is where it belo... Read more