I'm still hanging around here ... quietly.
It's been almost two and a half years since I updated my Spark information, or wrote anything on my blog. It falls into the 'no news is good news' category. I've been living life, trying to live life off the computer instead of sitting at a sc... Read more
Goodness, it's been a while since I've updated. But I have reasons.
Reason #1 - Winter. I hibernate in the winter. And we had a winter storm two weeks ago, so winter lasted quite a while.
Reason #2 - Once winter finished up, I go... Read more
Not Cycling Weather
Cycling in the late fall and winter around here will be a journey -- no pun intended. I watch the forecast for days when the temp looks promising, and plan accordingly. There hasn't been too much promise in November -- at least, not for this c... Read more
Weather in Minnesota at this time of year can be iffy. A day can be a preview of winter - cold and windy with temps hovering well below 50 degrees - or it can be a reminder of summer - Hot and buggy, with temps in the 80s. Since I've only been... Read more
Fitness and Heart Rates
Since my mom took care of my son's video game 'needs' for his birthday, I got him something practical -- a bike computer and HRM! The perfect thing for a boy on a bike who is working on fitness, right?
And of course, he lets me borrow th... Read more
Let's get the negative news out of the way: my weight is not cooperating with the upswing in exercise. Bleagh.
Now, on to the fun stuff. I biked over 20 miles Monday, 23 miles on Wednesday, and almost 10 today. The only fly in the ointm... Read more
And I'm baaaack
I did a good job with maintenance away from the website for a while, but put on just a few more pounds than I liked in May and June. July's efforts to shed those pounds didn't amount to anything, and in August I started biking to ... Read more
New Year's Resolution - 2012
It's time for me to say farewell to the website. I've been doing a great job logging in daily, getting 25 points so I can spin the bonus wheel, and keeping tabs on a few of my Spark friends. Except ... the people I'd love to encourage aren't a... Read more
If you've been watching my status lately, you will know I am not happy with the tale of the scale. Around Easter, my weight was happily hanging out around 130, which is where I got it down to last fall. Two months later, it was more than a few... Read more
The Intentional Summer
One of the benefits of homeschooling is that you can come up with really strange writing assignments .... and turn "My Summer Vacation" into an essay on what the writer wants to do over the summer to grow as a person. I'm quite 'to-do' list ori... Read more
Good Friday, 2011
It's my Sparkiversary this month. In February 2010, I acknowledged that my vague efforts to make the scale align with where I thought it should be (and where it had been 6-12 months earlier) were simply not producing results. I threw the vague... Read more
My favorite season is winter. But, surprisingly, I am looking forward to this spring. Actually, it may not surprise most people - but it is surprising me. Maybe it just took a good long winter for me to appreciate the change from winter to sp... Read more
Yesterday was spring, today is rain. The floodwaters are rising, and the sump pumps are running.
I am not, though. For a few reasons - all of them wise!
#1 - I ran yesterday.
#2 - It's raining. Running in the rain will almost certai... Read more
I think I may finally have something to blog about. Spring seems to be here - at least for long enough to get out and walk. Snow is in the forecast. But today, the temps were over 40, the wind chill wasn't too bad, and I went out for a walk.
... Read more
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Maintenance: The Disappearing Act
Maintenance can be somewhat boring to blog about. I'm six months in to maintenance, and staying (near as I know, what with having a scale in a room that's unheated in Minnesota in the winter) within my parameters of comfort. I would LIKE to be... Read more