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One Foot in Front of the Other
Today I have one of those days when I would rather pull the blanket up over my head and hide than do what I have to do. I have to go get a cavity filled at the dentist's office and then go to work.
I'm going to make the most of my day, t... Read more
My Thought Patterns Are Changing
The way I think is changing, and that's a good thing!
I work several different part-time jobs and do a lot of my work from home. So sometimes when I get up in the morning, my first thought is, what the heck is it I'm supposed to be getti... Read more
No Easter Candy
My husband asked me a week or so ago whether I wanted some candy for Easter this year, and I said no. I asked him if instead we could go to the nursery and pick out a couple of compact blueberry plants that we can grow in pots on the deck. We'... Read more
Started Physical Therapy Yesterday
I went to my first PT appointment yesterday concerning the neck and shoulder pain I've had lately. I liked the therapist and I felt very hopeful after the appointment. He said that to stop arthritis from making me stiff and sore and limited in... Read more
I'm Getting Organics Delivered to My Door
Recently I attended the Seattle Green Festival and was able to sample many different healthy products in one place. One of the booths I visited was Mother Nature's Organic Delivery, which is based in the town next to mine (I live in Edmonds, WA... Read more
Some Improvement Today
Yesterday I wrote about going to the orthopedic surgeon's office to have my neck and shoulder pain diagnosed. He says that, although most of the pain is in the shoulder, it's actually a neck problem. I'm starting physical therapy on Friday and... Read more
Ignoring Pain Isn't Working
I've had some neck and shoulder pain for months that I've been trying to ignore because I was afraid the doctor might suggest surgery. But, of course, if I don't go see him, I can't know that for sure, can I?!
The pain used to only bothe... Read more
Yesterday was the nicest day we've had so far all year, and I got out my rototiller and tilled a long row for Sweet Ann snap peas. Today it looks like we will have another great day, so I'm going to look at my seeds and figure out what else can... Read more
I Still Love a Buffet
I used to love to go to buffets because of all the fattening foods, especially the desserts. Now, though, I enjoy going to buffets because of all the great salad bar items that I don't have to chop up myself!
I went to Old Country Buffet w... Read more
Confusing Tiredness with Hunger
I got back kind of late last night from our short spring break vacation to Victoria, B.C. Today I have been tired and I've felt like eating everything in sight! But I am familiar with this...it often happens when I'm tired. I think food will ... Read more
Continuing to Learn
We are on vacation in Victoria, British Columbia, this week. This evening we head home to the Seattle area.
When we checked into our hotel, we were given coupons for half-off the breakfast buffet at one of the hotel's restaurants. So yeste... Read more
Sparking on Vacation
It's a beautiful day in Victoria, B.C., and we're about to leave our nice hotel room to go take a city bus out to Butchart Gardens. I'll be walking all day!
The hotel where we're staying does not have a complimentary breakfast, so we broug... Read more
Seattle Green Festival!
Yesterday my husband and I went on a great Eco-Date. First we spent a couple of hours at the Seattle Green Festival and then we had a vegetarian meal at The Sunlight Cafe.
This was only the second year of the Green Festival in Seattle, a... Read more
Staying the Course
I haven't lost another pound in a while, but I am staying within my ranges nearly every day and learning so much about what works and what doesn't. I feel good about hanging in there and working at this, even when I'm not seeing any results rig... Read more
Okay, I Did It!
I just finished booking my reservations for the Spark Your Life Convention in San Diego. I've been watching airfares ever since I first heard about the convention...and when they got to where I felt I could afford it, I did it!
I'm going... Read more