Goodbye 12 pounds, hello sock yarn!
For my first 10 pound weight loss, I promised myself new sock yarn and a music lesson. I bought the yarn yesterday. I may have to move the music lesson down to another goal, I can't really afford it yet. Besides, if I swing things right, I ca... Read more
Can I do this?
At my last meeting with my dietitian we talked a lot about my successes, and a few of the things I still felt needed work. She’s an interesting woman, my dietitian, and her choice of extreme pointed toed stilettos seems totally at odds with her... Read more
Meditation on a weekend morning run.
Saturday I decided to try running in the morning. I used to be a morning person, but I haven't been one in many years now. And besides, even when I was a morning person my joints didn't wake up for at least an hour after I did.
But on Sat... Read more
How would it feel to send all my big clothes to goodwill?
That's the question Sparkcoach asked me today. How would I feel? Oddly enough not so great. How many times in my life have I released those fat clothes, only to have to buy a whole new set in another year or two?
Frankly, the idea scares... Read more
My Spark Manifesto
First off, let me say that over the years I’ve discovered that where my health is concerned, a woman’s gotta do what a woman’s gotta do. So, just so we’re clear, my apologies to all those Spark Motivators who may be getting tired of total stran... Read more
Saving my own life
This Saturday was the Alaska Run For Women, an annual 5 mile walk/run to benefit Breast Cancer research. My mother and I have been doing this event together since the mid '90's, when she was a recent survivor and I was doing it in support of he... Read more
All I can do is Tri
*SNORT!* Get it? "Tri"?
Okay so it's lame, hackneyed, whatever. I'm just really into triathlon jokes these days. So sue me, if you can find me.
I cut 17 minutes off my time for last year, no doubt due to not having to use a walking... Read more
Is it a bump in the road, or just life happening?
Yesterday I went home with the determination to get going on Couch to 5K. It was a glorious sunny day, and just perfect running weather…not that I would exactly call what I do running, but it’s more like running than like walking.
Ah, but ... Read more
Notes on the motivational collage
Yesterday I shared my motivational collage. Here it is again, and this is what all the bits mean to me.
. I got all the pictures from the internet. I'm not actuall... Read more
I have always hated doing collages. Mine always seemed to boring compared to everybody else's. Besides, wouldn't it be more fun to just draw what I wanted? So I stubbornly refused for something like 4 years to create a motivational collage. ... Read more
Every time I go to my favorite coffee shop I get a free coffee bean on the lid of my eco friendly washable cup. I LOVE my free morning coffee bean! I close my eyes and ta... Read more
Curse you potato salad!
I can't stress enough just how much I hate tracking my food. It has been my downfall for years. I'm on program again, and tracking my food, whether I like it or not. *SIGH*
Today at work we had a baby shower for one of my coworkers. All... Read more
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