...it's what is left after one's Second Wind fades!
Did some great 'millwork tonight where I kept the speed at 5-6 mph throughout the entire 40 mins. No 4 mph tonight! Had a great helping hand near the end from Pat Metheny's song "Third Win... Read more
Rivulets running down the windows as I steam up my 50 degree workout room during my hour on the 'mill and a half hour with my dumb bells and resistance bands today. Been percolating thoughts for a New Year's blog for some time now...but somehow ... Read more
I enjoyed reading another members' blog about discovering that he could RUN and got to thinking about how I just can't BELIEVE I can run these days! It just doesn't even occur to me that I CAN run except once in a while like tonight while headin... Read more
Going crazy dealing with BOTH a pellet stove that isn't burning right and an oil furnace that isn't running and here we are zooming down to our first single-digit night...argh! Service fellow is coming to save the day...after hours fees and all,... Read more
BRR am I ever feeling the COLD these days without all my "extra padding!" As I said in my status update...this must be the only drawback to having lost the weight I have...lol!
I did well today at our agency's buffet luncheon...even if they... Read more
An old colleague of mine from back at the state psychiatric hospital sent me a note recently with some holiday wishes and letting me know she was sending me a nut roll next week. Hmm...temptation! Normally I wouldn't bat an eye, but a nasty thou... Read more
My HUGE, BIG NEWS of the day is that
in 6 days I have succeeded in dropping ALL FIFTEEN POUNDS I gained while traveling over Thanksgiving weekend!
Picked 'em UP in 6...DROPPED 'em in 6! Woo hoo!
I'm so PLEA... Read more
...going out to everyone who sends me SparkGoodies and pep talks on my blogs and SparkPage!
Since losing out on my SparkPeople access at work and being so CRAZY/BUSY at home, etc...my SparkTime has been greatly trimmed and as much as the sp... Read more
The Leki Nordic Walking Poles ( www.leki.com/nordicWalki ng/nordicWalkingPole.php?p ID=3 ) I won from the AARP Blue Zones Project
( www.aarpmagazine.org/hea lth/vitality_national/ ) arrived today! Woo... Read more
I'm telling EVERYONE about SP! Today I read in our local newspaper about a new fitness trainer who was on Biggest Loser....just opened his own business. I sent him an e-mail singing the praises of SP and encouraged him to spread the SPARK to his... Read more
Adding to my reflections over my Thanksgiving weekend setback...had read JCORYCMA's blog "Planning to Plan," ( www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=2600190 ) which inspired a few more thoughts. ... Read more
All of your wonderful support reminded me of another factor which tipped the scales the wrong way for me:
No 'net! There was absolutely NO free internet while I was away! I'd never seen such a thing! Even the municipal free wi-fi wouldn't c... Read more
To weigh in or NOT to weigh in...
Struggled with this first thing this morning thinking: hmmm...if I give myself a week off from the scale I can use the time to whack away at the weight I gained during my travels and the number won't be so ... Read more
I had a super time traveling...the high point was climbing around these cliffs & rocks...felt SO GREAT to be able to have a body that could MOVE around and navigate such tricky areas!
Another fellow and I swapped cameras so we could get pho... Read more
Heading out of town for some fun for a long weekend.
Planning on SPARKING away my days and will catch up with you all when I can...'net availability may be questionable.
You all take care and KEEP THE SPARK! :-)
Don... Read more