June 2, 2011-- iPhone
Last blog was May 10, and I see I was wondering about the iPhone. Well, I got it, and it was totally worth every penny. Every single penny. I used to be irritated seeing all the young people engrossed in their phones, and with the idea that pe... Read more
Searching for ideas - iphone?????
Feel good about my Spark yesterday, I see how much easier it is to do when I eat by myself. What a challenge, how to do Spark when I am really busy, on vacation, with friends. How? I wonder if having an iphone would help? Cannot use it in fron... Read more
Proud of myself
I got out a carton of ice cream and was waiting for it to melt. (I like it soft, it brings out the flavor) While I was waiting, I realized a banana would be just fine. So, I put the ice cream away, weighed the banana in grams, recorded it on Sp... Read more
Very happy with how I ate yesterday. Feel like I can get back to better eating. I actually felt hungry!! (in a good way) That is something I did not experience on vacation!!! It was like going from one meal to the next without a break!!... Read more
Oh, no, 2 weeks have passed
Well, today, is May 6, and it seems like a long time away from Spark. I am okay with it, but I gained 2 pounds on my vacation in Yosemite. The problem is these restaurants give you food that is too much, and on vacation you cannot save it. I g... Read more
Habits, the Brain and Why Will Power is Not Enough
I went to an all day seminar on this topic yesterday, designed for nurses, therapists, etc. I learned how habits are unconscious. The teacher was a neuroscientist from Stanford and she explained how the brain makes these pathways. and will pow... Read more
Easter Sunday Thoughts
I had my own family dinner last night because today I am going to my fiancee's family dinner today. It is getting harder and harder for me to do things like these dinners. Even with people helping, setting the table, getting the extra chairs o... Read more
Midnight Peeps Confession
Does everyone know those yellow sugary marshmallow "Peeps"-- only available at Easter?
I have a terrible sinus infection again. I went to bed, but woke up after a short while, dry mouth and uncomfortable. I went into the dining room where ... Read more
Tax Day Has Some Benefits!!!
Had to go early to the post office to post my mother's taxes. Even though it was obviously going to be a busy day, they only had one person working a booth. So, I got into a conversation with the woman next to me, who was posting her daughter'... Read more
Goal for today:
Record all foods in food tracker.
Will be hard because going to daughters house to babysit one year old grandson all day. Do not think I have pulled an all day shift yet!!!
Record res... Read more
The Bad and the Good
The bad: I am forgetting words in a way that is very, very scary. My mother is descending into dementia and that makes my hopefully-normal memory losses feel worse. I belong to a caregiving website -- one person said her husband had just died... Read more
Friday, where did the days go?
My mom is improved; turned out the opiates in the pain meds caused the horrific behavior. Still things are dicey, but not out of the stratosphere.
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Tuesday, 4/5/11- Herself or a witch?
Depression sets in; things going very badly with my mother. Dealing with very old age is one of the hardest challenges a person has to face.
Got away to a movie last night, Jane Eyre, turned off the cell phone, and it was nice. Ate butte... Read more
Monday, April 4, 2011-Kudos to Spark!!
I just got a consistency award, but I have not been on Spark in a few days. Getting something from Spark motivated me to get back with the program. Whoever designed this Spark program is a genius!!!! I still really really hate the ads, and I ... Read more
Lent!!! Who would have thought?
Down another .5 lb. today. It is the no alcohol for Lent scenario!!! Amazing. Now, I do not want to get back into the wine/beer habit. What will I do on Easter? Drink gin fizzes with the relatives? How do I get out of that?... Read more