I've had insomnia for the past several months. Really, on and off since menopause hit. For the most part I've been able to stay calm and find ways to rest as I am able. Lately, though, I'm finding the broken sleep is affecting my work quality... Read more
Taking It Up a Notch
I'm slowly starting to get back into steady Spark People mode: A new team to be excited about, challenges started, new friends to follow, and back into tracking regularly.
Tomorrow will be Day 30 of my nutrition tracker streak and I have c... Read more
Every Moment is My Moment
Life is full. And if I'm not careful to reign in my Monkey Mind, it becomes cumbersome.
Lately, the monkey's chatter has been winning and I've been completely smashed by the perceived weight of responsibility I see forced upon me and the... Read more
Strengthening My Control Weapons
What a lovely week its been! And, I'm thrilled to find I truly believe that!
Life, once again, has just continued to throw crap at my husband and I...but the lovely part is that each of those problems approached in a calm and quiet manner ... Read more
Where I'm headed with this info...
So, blogging, tracking and visiting with Sparkfriends this week was illuminating.
I had some great advice form KATETK on my last my blog. Just take one day and make it successful. Then, try to take the next day and the next. The consiste... Read more
One Thing Perfectly Clear
I just plain eat too much.
Too much fat, too many calories. And all after 5 p.m.
This isn't really new information to me. I've known it for quite some time. I'm just not sure how to stop it. I tell myself, "just do it". But, its... Read more
Really pretty simple.
Hey, hey Sparkers! I'm back for some daily check-in blogging.
I'm all about in-the-moment awareness these days and accepting things as they come. Its driving my family crazy. ... Read more
Hanging up my 1/2 marathon shoes.
Ich. That was NOT fun.
At 9:40 am I completed the Wisconsin Half Marathon in Kenosha, WI. This is my third 1/2 marathon.
I am so done with long distance runs. I thought maybe my aversion to them was due to the intense training a... Read more
Thx...day 2, 3, 4.
This one took me a few days to come up with. Being grateful for something that has created such a wide range of HUGE emotions took some care.
"Dear Amazing Mystery of Sperm and Egg;
Thank you so much for your intuitive and persistent ... Read more
Thx, Thx, Thx...for everything.
My mommy was a good mommy. She taught me all the socially responsibile ways to behave. Including writing thank you notes. Her gratitude rules were simple:
Send it within three days of receiving the gift.
Start with a heartfelt greeting... Read more
Huh. Go Figure. Mathematical Chaos Theory Opens the Door.
Bear with me. My mind is a jumble and my thoughts are coming at me in randomness...soon to be put into order.
The past several months have been filled with what has felt like one "horror" after another for my family and I. In reality, it ... Read more
Searching for the Unexpected
It was a little unsettling to go into this week without a plan, but life is like that...unplanned and unexpected....and we must persevere, right?
"Life" has been throwing some real handfuls of crap at my partner and I lately. Its leaving m... Read more
At the risk of alienating my Sparkfriends: An Important Health Message
This was sent to me by a good friend this morning:
"As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly
realized that I don't really give a rat's tail. It's the tortoise life for me!
1. If walking/cycling is good fo... Read more
Mental Toughness Training
I am just not feeling like blogging today. But, if I don't, I head into this week without a plan.
... Read more
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Oh the agony of pleasing people.
Let it be known, before I fully confess, that I have NEVER IN MY LIFE eaten a morsel from Popeye's Chicken.
Never. Ever. Just wouldn't go down that road.
I am the inheritor of the "lets not offend the hostess"... Read more