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Why not work out?
I have a meeting this afternoon with the woman who is leaving the job that I will be starting on Sept. 8th. We'll be meeting at 5pm and it's about a 30 minute drive for me, so I'm going to squeeze in a 45 min. session on the elliptical. When I... Read more
After 4 Fridays in a row at 140.8, I finally saw 140.0 on the scale this morning! I know it's not much, but I'm so grateful to see it! I'm sure it helps that I don't get much chance to eat during registration week at school, so my calories wer... Read more
A minor victory (and I need all the victories I can get!)
So the other secretary in my office brought me a cookie today. Her sister works at the school as well, and she makes the BEST peanut butter cookies, and Linda knows it's the only thing that I say yes to when it's offered. That way I don't have... Read more
The end of a busy summer...
...and the beginning of a new adventure?
I'm scheduled to go back to work on Wednesday - 3 days in the office before registration starts on Monday. I am NOT looking forward to it, I have to say. Since Princess graduated, I won't have an... Read more
Dontcha hate it?
When you see something edible, in the house or at work, and think to yourself "I'm not going to eat that, it's not for me". Then you watch as your ostensibly disembodied hand reaches out- of it's own accord, mind you - snatches that cookie/pota... Read more
Princess is a graduate!
It's been a wild and crazy weekend, full of family, friends, RAIN, food, RAIN and warm fuzzies. Oh, and did I mention RAIN? Thank goodness for rental and loaner tents fo... Read more
Quick funny story
So, this morning I got up a bit earlier to go to the gym, because I had a mission beforehand. I had bought window paint to doll up Princess's car before she headed out to graduation practice at 9am. It was pretty wet, and I had a bit of a hard... Read more
Okay, enough of the bitter..
After my post yesterday about Princesses graduation and my SIL's recent breast cancer diagnosis, I was complacently unprepared for yet more bad news. Abi, my oldest, called yesterday to say that his landlord has chosen to not renew his lease fo... Read more
The bitter with the sweet
As I've probably mentioned too many times to count, Princess is graduating from high school on Friday - WOOT!! She had her senior awards night last week, and managed to walk away with a Music Department award, a school Pride of the Pack award, ... Read more
Hey there, Spark Friends! Life has gotten crazy-bizzy, what with all the May/June birthdays at Chez Emma, topped with Princess fixin' to graduate from high school next week. Lots of parties to plan and a not-very-big, but oh-so-messy house to ... Read more
"I can" mindset
DH and I were talking during a 4-mile walk on Memorial Day, and the topic came around to fitness. We talked about how difficult it can be to make working out a habit, how it really takes repeated effort to get that habit to be ingrained. And t... Read more
Got my PT referral for the foot-pain's-connected-to-the-k
e-hip-pain problem. He gave me a 'scrip for 8 visits to the Marquis de Sade with the option to include iontophoresis. Mmm...impressive word, but a littl... Read more
When weight loss tips don't help
Princess and I were out shopping yesterday and got to talking about the frustration we sometimes feel when reading weight loss tips in magazines. Don't get me wrong, they are usually all very good ideas. But it's hard when you're trying to dro... Read more
out of my comfort zone
I have been dragging my feet for over a year, but finally took the plunge into my gym's weightroom yesterday. I don't know why I have had such a hard time getting past the snarky inner voice ("Everybody's watching you! You're doing it wrong!")... Read more
Smarter than my lizard brain
So yesterday, in between Princess leaving for work and me arriving home from the gym, the top shelf in our kitchen cabinet broke :-( I came in and the floor was covered with shattered glassware and shards of serving plates. The only thing that... Read more