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
My Spark Coach challenge today is to do something I'm afraid of doing. SparkGuy, as we all know, has worked hard to overcome his fear of public speaking, which is one of the most common fears out there. I don't happen to share it, which is a g... Read more
About three or four months ago, I posted that I had a blood clot in my left leg. Serious stuff -- my mother has clots, her father had clots, and her brother died of an embolism caused by a clot when he was 29, before I was born.
At the end of August, I posted my SIXTY down! blog. Here it is:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5038410
I lost another two pounds after that and made it to 185. I have a photo... Read more
I have a zillion things to do. I'm steadily working through them, but I still have more to do. My son's graduation is a week from Thursday and the fiesta dinner (they don't have a 'prom', exactly. The families participate) is the Friday after... Read more
In the next few months:
My son graduates
Seven people in the house for the graduation
Sell the car and some of my furniture
Pack everything and ship it
Fly to the USA
Find a house and buy it
Find a new job
... Read more