We were invited to our friends' lake cottage this weekend.
It was relaxing and quiet and I feel like my batteries have recharged.
No TV, no internet (which broke my 190+ day SP login streak - - but I'll get over it).
Just good conver... Read more
I logged onto SP this morning, and proceeded to read a health article on Tamoxifen and how much it helps the survival rate of some breast cancer patients. The low cost and high effecacy amaze me and I'm glad we have made this advance in women's... Read more
As I sat this morning, sipping my coffee and reading articles on Sparkpeople, I was struck by how quiet it is in my house in the morning. I've learned to use the time for planning, reflection and sometimes, a good "self pep talk".
I feel... Read more
Life, for me, is rarely black and white. Always shades of gray.
I'm about halfway to my first major goal, and I'm feeling a bit impatient today.
Admittedly, I feel proud of my lifestyle change and weightloss so far.
I did spend 30 minu... Read more
I stumbled upon a wonderful little poem called The Paradoxical Commandments
by Kent M. Keith, which can be found here:
Here are the first few lines:
People are often unreasonable, illogi... Read more
DD works at a movie theater and one of the perks we enjoy is free movies. She took me to see "Horrible Bosses" today (funny, but definitely rated R for a reason).
I ate movie popcorn for lunch...and I enjoyed the heck out of it!
Mod... Read more
I'm looking forward to this week, but with no specific reason why.
Sure, we've got plans to spend the weekend with friends at their lake cottage,
but that's not why this week is exciting.
This week, I have yet another opportunity to... Read more
Yesterday was the hardest day I've had since I started this new lifestyle in January.
I was run-down, sore and tired. With a bad attitue to boot.
I asked for help from my SP friends and they delivered. Advice on why I might be f... Read more
So, here in SE Wisconsin we are in the middle of a "heat dome".
Apparently, we will have upper 90s today and there is no predicted relief in sight.
I made sure to get my gardening done by 9AM and was drenched with sweat by the time I cam... Read more
I sat down to write a blog post and it occurred to me that I have not yet shared with my SP friends just how lucky I am to have such a great guy in my life.
I met John in pretty typical fashion, in my sophomore year of college. He was a ju... Read more
I was invited to a pool party today, at the home of some new friends we will be taking a trip with later this year. They have a lovely home and an inground pool. (very nice.)
I did not swim because I do not have a suit that fits me right ... Read more
My husband wanted to go shopping (I felt his forehead, but no fever) this morning, but I hadn't worked out yet. I like to get my workout done before I do other things, but thought that this was an opportunity to test myself. Would I work out w... Read more
I spent 2 hours pulling weeds and cutting off Hosta flowers (they're ugly, right?). I can now bend over and work hard for 2 hours and feel OK. I may be a bit sore tomorrow, but I now know this is just the process of my muscles getting stronger... Read more