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Short and sweet.
Today is the last day of my 38th year.
Last Monday I went and saw a band called Florence and the Machine. It was something akin to a spiritual experience for me.
Tonight I went and saw another favourite band - AFI.
I didn't w... Read more
A bit of a rut.
I haven't been really inspired to write anything for a few days now. I haven't really been inspired to do much of anything lately.
I don't know if it's the weather, or the time change, or just my own apathy, but I've just not been doing...... Read more
Rainy day Wednesday...
I am so pooped this is going to be short.
The rain deterred me from wanting to get up for work, much let alone walk there.
I was late, but I brought my own lunch.
I had a horrible woman come in and start insulting me like I was... Read more
Wow, I am making progress!
I've been on Spark since sometime in 2008. I'm pretty sure that instead of losing weight I've packed even more on. That's what happens when you don't stick to the plan.
So this time I've been trying to take a slightly different approach. ... Read more
Pain really doesn't fit into the equation.
As mentioned in previous blogs, I'm trying to walk more. There's the obvious reasons for this, and then there's the other reasons - I've got a lot of perpetual swelling in my legs (and elsewhere) and being just a wee bit overweight (insert sarc... Read more
Just a lazy Sunday...
The best laid plans... weren't so well planned for me.
I've disappointed myself a little this weekend. I had wanted to go to the gym and didn't. At least I got out and did a little walking today, but I'm seriously my own worst enemy. Ugh... Read more
Friday feel good!
This has been an odd little week, one I don't really want to go through again but am pretty sure at some point it will happen.
I've been sick, I've been heartbroken, I've thrown all will to the wind, and at the end I'm back to trying to b... Read more
A new day, a fresh start.
I weighed myself this morning. I am still the 278 pounds I was a few weeks ago when I decided that I had put off the inevitable for too long. Considering my melt down of yesterday, I suppose I should be happy it's not more!
One thing I am... Read more
By nature I have never been the most optimistic, sun shiny sort of person. I've never been a cheerleader but somewhere deep down I know that good things happen when you have a positive attitude.
So more often than not I fake it.
Tha... Read more
Trying to not let the negative get me down...
I used to belong to a gym and had started out with the best of intentions of going on a regular basis. I had been doing well too until illness and insomnia stopped me from getting there as often as I wanted and then I stopped going altogether.
... Read more
Trying to form habits.
I have had a lifetime of bad habits to try and break. The biggest one I have ever broken was that of smoking. As of January 1, 2010 it'll be ten years.
So now, in the midst of trying to break bad habits, I'm trying to form good ones - lik... Read more
You've Got The Love...
Sometimes you just need a song to make you feel better. This one makes me feel *awesome*
Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air
I know I can count on you
Sometimes I feel like saying "Lord I just don't care"
But you've... Read more
Every little bit counts.
For the most part, I have been one to shy away from any sort of physical activity.
As a kid, I always felt awkward and bulky. There was a brief (one season) time where I actually joined a school team and played field hockey but that was de... Read more
Breaking the cycle?
I don't know about you, but I have always wanted to start a new regime at the beginning of the year. So every new year's eve I resolve to drink more water/be nicer to myself/eat better/workout more and every January that ends about a week into ... Read more
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It's Friday morning and I've been awake since 4. I will confess that I didn't actually get out of bed until 4:53, but I really, really, really wanted to sleep in - at least until 6. It didn't happen though, and I am kind of glad about that.
... Read more