For the last three nights, I have had very frequently interrupted sleep. I'm exhausted. It should be fine soon, but today, I have no energy. I stayed home all day and my fitbit is showing a meagre 1,237 steps.
It is STILL a good spark d... Read more
My challenge today is to write down a letter of encouragement to myself. I'm to think how I would encourage a friend and say those things to myself. I know I'm very critical of myself and I will rewrite several of these lines to make sure that... Read more
My daughter gave me a mushroom farm and it has been producing gorgeous fresh shiitakes. I have made mushrooms with brown and wild rice, a mushroom omelette, Thai soup with mushrooms. . . I will let you know when I start to be tired of mushrooms... Read more
If you go through my blog, there's definitely a theme . . . starting again. Starting over. Not giving up.
That last, fortunately, is the one that applies today. I have been tracking my food for over a week and I stayed within my calori... Read more
This post is inspired by ADARKARA.
I love to eat. I think that is obvious, don't you? I love to eat so much that I eat too quickly to feel full and start looking for more to eat and then become overfull by the time the brain kicks in to t... Read more
It seems that while I was losing weight, I was blogging. Perhaps I should listen to that. Today SP will be swamped with the annual resolutions and that's great. Yes, a lot of people don't keep them, but I did keep mine one year and lost a lot... Read more
One of today's daily Spark videos is this:
www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/dailyspark-videos-det ail.asp?video=54
(This is a gender normative post because I'm straight and these are my experiences. I understand t... Read more
I'm a nerd. I looked forward to Neil Degrasse Tyson's revamp of Sagan's Cosmos and watched it excitedly last night. While I hope future shows in the series tone down the whiz-bang effects of the space ship, it was a fun ride. I'll keep watchi... Read more
Yesterday afternoon, I was hungry. I looked at my plan and saw hard boiled egg and spinach salad. Sounds good and I have the hb egg already in the fridge, so it will be pretty easy.
I pealed the egg and thought, I would really rather have... Read more
Four days following the SP menu plan. I really like this. By shopping only once a week, I am not being tempted to buy foods I shouldn't eat. I have everything I need to make good food. I am learning how I will modify the menu next week, too.... Read more
Before I regain ALL the weight I had lost, I know I have to change. Madness, as they say, is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Waking up every morning and saying "this is the day!" and then continuing to make poor food choi... Read more
Major life changes in the last six months:
Decided to divorce.
Moved house from Quito, Ecuador to Guerneville, California
(Includes purchase of a house, packing, unpacking, etc.)
I knew these were all comin... Read more
I have been walking to work every day. As my workplace is two miles from my home, that's four miles a day. One of my colleagues just told me that inspired him to go for a bike ride after work. What a nice thing to tell me!
The bad news i... Read more
I went to my do jiang today. For an hour and a half I trained with the advanced class. I expect I will be sore tomorrow, but I feel great today.
I love tae kwan do. I'm glad I'll be able to take it up again now that I'm retiring. I've... Read more
Since I was last here, I've packed up all my belongings and sent them off with the shippers. I don't know when I'll see them again as I can't take possession until I have a house to put them in. That won't happen until after I have been here i... Read more