fresh produce, kid surgery & art
I have a 12 yr old daughter with lung disease & heart disease. Her birth mom was a drug addict. We have adopted her and she's been with us since birth so it's been an ongoing journey of joy and struggles, as parenting any child is. Its just the ... Read more
music and movement
I'm not in pattern of movement. I was walking....injuries stopped that. Then I was doing PT for the injuries....I don't know how I broke that pattern, but I went from 45 min a day workout with weights up to #25 to nothing! I felt really good whe... Read more
maybe not daily, but still here
I joined the sparkguy daily blog challenge, but like so many pieces of my life....I thought it was reasonable but so far...not so much. I thought about it...but the dishes called, the stock market crashed (I'm a trader), the children needed pla... Read more
back & doing blog challenge?
I've gotten much healthier, but still have a long 'weigh' to go!
Age, stress, patterns, health issues an... Read more
Day 7 out of 100 days of healthy changes
I went for a great walk yesterday and today, I'm on 5 straight day of 40 minute intense PT circuits, I made 8500 steps on fitbit yesterday, my goal is 7000 (post knee injury...minimal mobility, etc). I should make that goal easy today. I'm still... Read more
Day 2 emotions seesawing..Make a Wish..
I had no idea how much 'candy crush' and 'scramble with friends' kept my emotions at bay! When I was overwhelmed I zoned out in games, forgot I was overwhelmed and happily moved into my next tasks. Now I'm like a fish out of water floundering, ... Read more
100 days, another 100
What did I do with my last 100? There were some jewels in there...
October, November, December...
Traditions, holidays, starting/facilitating a young adult group 'transitioning into adulthood' group, poetry, child's health improving, doing m... Read more
candy crush stole my life
Today I deleted the game....I'd spent an hour on it before 9am, before I'd even had breakfast! That was an hour of my life I could have spent doing so many other things. I then realistically looked at my time on electronics. Facebook, words with... Read more
My kid has ataxic CP, she's 10 and still can't ride a bike with training wheels without white knuckling it the entire time! I entered her into a contest for an adaptive bike, she needs votes to get it. Just push the vote button, no need to enter... Read more
one block at a time, getting in the groove
I'm here, I'm spinning the wheel, I'm logging my food and fitness minutes...I'm checking off my goals! Last night I was looking at my goals and saw I still hadn't completed some....there was the push! I took the time to complete them just so I c... Read more
again...I'm back...again sabatoging/indulging self....again...
Been here, done this, it's been very good for me. Good people, good ideas, good inspiration, good things to learn about, good incentives, just plain good for me! Then life happened in fast mode...got very ill the end of 2012 with diverticulitis... Read more
Or really, scared healthy. Scared skinny somehow sounded better for a title... I talked to a surgeon today, he's expecting I'll need a bowel resection due to recurrent diverticulitis...The fat on my abdomen is my biggest health risk. More for th... Read more
Inspiration from others led me back
I got an e-mail from Spark, a sharing of how weight buried the real person, insulated her from living. I knew that was true for me as well. I read peoples comments. Some of the comments touched my soul. One was a quote about being in the jou... Read more
CPAP due to fat and deadly risk
I had a sleep study, I quit breathing 81 times an hour and my oxygen level went down to 73%! That's serious health risk stuff. I now have a CPAP. It's been a struggle to adjust. Parts of my functioning are better (brain and energy), but someth... Read more
10 minutes to change my life
I could watch tv, stuff junk into my mouth, play a video game, be on the computer...
or I COULD CHANGE MY LIFE!
I could stretch, walk around the block, listen to a fun song and wiggle and jiggle!
10 minutes a day... Read more