some of my plan worked. .. .
So my goal was to stay healthy so that I could support others in my household through their challenges. And indeed, my husband is through his heart procedure and recovering nicely and the dog had his spleen out and is doing fabulously well (we a... Read more
Goals for life as it happens
Life happens. Not all of it is good. I need to be healthy now, so that the rest of my household can depend on me to be there for them. So, I'm reviewing and restating my most urgent goals to support that end.
1. Sleep. Because I'm stressed,... Read more
End of my summer
The academic year starts this week at my institution of higher education. Yesterday was "move-in" day (in pouring rain). Today is opening convocation and a community picnic (also likely in pouring rain). And classes start on Wednesday.
Al... Read more
My garden in August = a workout!
I took this week off work with the intention of getting the house clean and getting the garden under control. Ha! We've had a hot and humid week and every time I looked at the stuff in the house, I wilted -- and started sewing. So quilting is a ... Read more
Am I a picky eater?
I just read the main blog about being a picky eater and reading through the comments has made me reflect on my own eating habits. I definitely have some preferences, but does that make me picky?
First, I'm a vegetarian. There are multiple r... Read more
Motivation of the moment -- shrinking mid-section!
I had a startling discovery recently. I put my hands on my hips and realized that there wasn't fat hanging over my waistband! I haven't any lost weight for quite some time, although I've kept up a fairly heavy exercise program. (I'm well aware t... Read more
A break in the heat
It's been awhile since I wrote a blog -- the last one talks about snow! Now that it's July, we've been in the middle of a heat wave for the last week or so -- temps in the 90's every day and really humid.
All that heat has really slowed me... Read more
Snow! Lots of snow. Lots of snow shoveling. . .
We live in Upstate New York, which has had a very low snow winter by our normal standards. Family in Maryland have gotten those big snows and we got a few inches. Well, that's changed.
We've gotten about 20 inches over the last day or so. I... Read more
I declare the Season for Eating to be OVER!
In a lot of dieting communities, Thanksgiving through New Year's is considered to be the season for eating because that's what the "non-dieting" world does for that time frame. Because my family has January and February birthdays, we prolong our... Read more
I've discovered that walking in the snow is fun!
I live in upstate New York -- we get snow. For years, I've managed to tolerate the weather, mostly by hibernating as much as possible. Really, I would dash from house to car and car to office with as little time as possible spent outside. I've h... Read more
It's time to tone down the affair with my beloved sugar. . .
So, I'll admit it -- I'm addicted to sugar. I'm trying, once again, to reduce my consumption of the stuff. I've done this before, usually the cravings tone down after a couple of days. Somehow, I always think I can manage it -- "just a little" "... Read more
End of my summer (and the problem of stuff)
Classes have started for the semester, bringing with them a more precise workday schedule. I've also noted that it is getting dark earlier in the evening. Both of these are going to limit my exercise schedule -- I've already begun thinking about... Read more
Sleep is the problem
For most of July, one of my goals was to get more sleep. So did I? Simple answer: no.
It's getting worse rather than better. Part of the problem is that I'm busy and not allocating enough hours for sleeping and part is that I'm not sleeping... Read more
Sleep, I need sleep
The lack of sleep seems to be a problem for me right now. Without enough, I really do have lower energy levels, lower concentration in a wide variety of areas from work to exercise to food choices and I enjoy life less. I'm just tired all the t... Read more
Some of those "skinny" clothes actually fit!
My husband and I are in the midst of a long drawn out move -- we are still emptying the old house while living in the new one 10 miles away. (We've been doing this since last August and it's getting old.) I have lots of clothes still at the old... Read more