BFLACK33's Blogs

The whole "Motivation" issue. Big Beck weighs in. 2 cents worth
Friday, October 01, 2010      2 comments

I just read a blog by "not about the face" and her take on motivation really made me think about it. What if we only did what we felt motivated to do? I constantly hear my co-workers say " I am so not motivated to do this today." Which trans... Read more
Boo Hoo. Poor me.
Friday, September 03, 2010      1 comments

I gained four pounds this week. It's gonna take me a month to get rid of them again. How could this have happened? No really. How? OK. My stress level has been higher. I'm arranging to have all my worldly possesions shipped from one state... Read more
Talismans signs and portents.
Friday, August 06, 2010      1 comments

I happen to be one of those people who sort of believes in lucky charms and such. Not the magically delicious kids cereal, charms, like four leaf clovers and rabbits feet. Hey, I'm Irish. It's in my blood. I'm also Scottish. So cheap is in m... Read more
What's different?
Thursday, July 29, 2010      1 comments

I was thinking (always an iffy proposition) about blogging about the list of things that, for me, illustrates how my life is changing for the better day by day. You know, like, I don't breath as hard running up the stairs. Running? Oh yeah. ... Read more
Aging is not for the faint hearted.
Sunday, July 25, 2010      2 comments

I woke up this morning with some aches and pains. There is nothing new in that. And I am greatful that I woke up. I can remember a day in the not too distant past that I woke up without aches and pains. I miss those days. Now I have Busitis... Read more
The peanut gallery.
Thursday, July 15, 2010      2 comments

OK. None of us lives in a vacuum. No man is an island. Or woman. When I decided to make some healthy lifestyle changes that choice reached out and touched some people. Firstly my co-workers, because those are the people I see and spend time ... Read more
I bought a new toy!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010      4 comments

I bought myself a hard shell kayak. It's about ten feet long and weighs about 45 pounds. It's a bit difficult for me to get it on top of my car by myself but it's doable. I spent both of my days off paddling around our local lake. What a bla... Read more
The thing with the scale.
Thursday, July 08, 2010      2 comments

I weighed in this morning. Thursday is my weigh in day. I'm .2 pounds down from last week. I am actually not surprised or even dissapointed by that. It was a Holiday weekend and I didn't gain, so it's all good right? And I did "wander" on S... Read more
One Month Down...
Thursday, July 01, 2010      1 comments

June has been an awesome month. The weather finally warmed up around the middle of it. My activity level has increased as a result. I've been hiking, biking, swimming or something every weekend. So I weighed in today and took monthly measure... Read more
How green was my broccoli.
Saturday, June 12, 2010      3 comments

I was born in the fifties, grew up in the sixties and came of age in the seventies. Things have changed some over the decades. For instance, broccoli. My Mom used to cook it until it was paste that hadn't relaxed yet. It was so soft there wa... Read more
My new routine.
Friday, June 11, 2010      0 comments

I get out of bed at about 6 am. I turn on the coffee pot and the computer and then go to the bathroom. (TMI?) Then I pour a cup and add a low cal flavored creamer. I like International delight skinny. This week I have carmel macciato. I log... Read more
The ocean is dying
Sunday, June 06, 2010      0 comments

This is not the proper forum for this topic. I apologise. But it is the forum I have access to, and I feel the need to express my concerns. The ocean is dying and we are killing it. I do not know how long it will hang on. I do not know how ... Read more
The first time. Aaahhhh....
Saturday, June 05, 2010      3 comments

I've never blogged before. I have kept a journal though so.. no biggie. I joined sparks because I just don't seem to be able to stay motivated to eat healthily on my own. I attended weight watchers meetings for a year in 07 and 08 and lost 45... Read more