Happy Sparkiversary to Me!
As I start this entry, at about ten minutes to midnight on August 29, it's almost exactly two years since I joined Sparkpeople. And I do mean almost EXACTLY. I joined at around 11 p.m. on August 29, 2007, depressed with myself for having spent y... Read more
In the wake of my Richard Simmons "debacle" (I discussed it in my last blog entry. Short form: used to disdain him, then found out I love his exercise DVDs), I'm reluctant to admit this. But guess what? I was wrong again.
A few weeks ago, I... Read more
So Now I'm a Dork
Well, I guess I don't really think I'm a dork -- or at least, if I am, then I'm okay with it! But you know, I suspect the younger woman I used to be would have thought I am.
During the winter, having done an awful lot of Leslie Sansone's "W... Read more
I Feel Disgusting
Tonight my husband, son, and I took my in-laws out to dinner at a nearby Golden Corral restaurant, to celebrate their birthdays (said birthdays being near, and within nine days of each other). You know, the restaurant that advertises itself as h... Read more
Does This Annoy Anyone Else?
I was just over at the DailySpark Blog, reading an article about a certain convenience food, and the comments which followed. I hadn't gotten far in the comments when I came across one that read, basically, "well, I used to eat junk like this bu... Read more
Ten Minutes at a Time
I was out walking the other day, while my son had sports practice. I had set myself the goal of walking for an hour, but after walking 40 minutes, I was starting to think about knocking off for the time being. I felt okay; I was just a little ti... Read more
Gave Myself Too Much Credit
Yesterday I was fretting because a minor bout of illness was keeping me from getting my cardio in, and wondering if I'd become an exercise junkie.
Today I'm feeling much stronger and more clear-headed, and I think that, while I may have got... Read more
I Never Thought THIS Would Be a Problem!
I want to do some cardio.
Trouble is, I really shouldn't do some cardio. I'm still getting over a minor stomach virus, and the relative lack of solid food (I've been able to eat some, but it's caused me discomfort) has left me a little ligh... Read more
Hey, This Is Easy!
So, today my husband and my son and I went on a tour of Gettysburg National Military Park -- specifically, the battlefield. We took the Auto Tour with a CD we bought at the park's bookstore -- I highly recommend this, as we could stop, start, an... Read more
I Have Happy Feet!
It dawned on me the other day, as I was buying a pair of sandals, what a very novel thing that was for me to be doing. You see, I haven't bought, owned, or worn sandals in years. Because of some unkind heredity, my feet have a tendency to swell,... Read more
I was standing in front of the bathroom mirror a few days ago, brushing my hair into place, when I noticed my one shoulder looked -- well, odd to me. A little lumpy, you know? I looked for a minute, trying to figure out what the difference was. ... Read more
You're Making Me Angry
I had a conversation with a customer a few nights ago, and the more I think about it, the more provoked I am.
We've had a recent series of snowfalls in our area, and the customer I was waiting on bemoaned having had to go out and shovel the... Read more
Ten Things I've Learned....
Ten things I've learned since joining SparkPeople, in no particular order....
1) If you know you have to do something, any reason to get started is a good one. In my case, it was a prompt by a total stranger on a Star Trek bulletin board. T... Read more
The Toughest Part
...of the SparkPeople program, for me, has to be getting that eight hours of sleep. Every now and then I try it, but the effort seldom lasts longer than a few days. I don't have any trouble sleeping -- in fact, my husband says he only WISHES he ... Read more
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My Favorite "Fitness Device"
....has to be my son. He's motivation and method all in one. Motivation because I want to be strong and healthy both to enjoy our time together, and to be around for him as long as possible. Method because it turns out a nine-year-old boy is a h... Read more