As Arnie said... "I'll be back!"
Sorry for the unexplained sudden absence, but it has been unavoidable. A very close friend's husband passed away last week, and although it was after a long illness, it has hit us all very hard. Another friend and I have been with her as much as... Read more
Time for a new challenge!
After browsing a Spark friend's page, I noticed she is a member of the Official Spark People 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program.
The name intrigued me, so I decided to check out the program, with the idea that maybe sometime in the future I too ... Read more
Saturday May 25, 2013.
Sorry for the unplanned absence, and believe me, it WAS unplanned. My visit to the cardiologist was ok - given meds to lower my blood pressure, have been scheduled for a cardiac stress test/ultrasound on June 7, and also a requ... Read more
Thursday, May 16, 2013.
This week has been one of ups and downs.
First, the negatives -
- a few unmotivated Spark free days
- dining out with friends on Mothers Day and then having a calorie blow-out afterwards
- two totally exercise free days where I did ... Read more
Wednesday May 15, 2013.
Just a short blog today...
My few days of only minimum Sparking has proven to me how important it is to stay connected to my Spark friends, team mates, and to take part in posting on the team boards. Why? Because they keep Spark People at t... Read more
Monday, May 13, 2013.
Somehow I seemed to be busy with other things, none of them important, and didn't get around to turning on my computer for a few days. Nothing happened, nothing was wrong, I wasn't unwell, just doing other things... I did my best to stay within ... Read more
Sunday, May 5, 2013.
I woke this morning to the coldest morning so far this year - temperature was 1deg. C., not exactly motivating. I was up out of bed long enough to turn on the heater, make myself a hot drink and jump back into bed for the next two hours, most of... Read more
Update on Rhani's vet visit & confessions of a healthy binge.
Finally have my wifi connection up and running, so a, not relying on my aging laptop to post on SP, and the first thing I wanted to do was to add an update on yesterday's visit to the vet to see if anything could be done to help my cat Rhani liv... Read more
Thursday, May 2, 2013.
Ahh, the luxury of sitting up in bed, my doona keeping me warm while I Spark till 8am...
I woke at 5am, showered, did a little housework, made myself a cup of Caro (caffeine free coffee substitute) and decided the world wasn't going to grin... Read more
Wednesday, May 1, 2013.
Not feeling very 'Sparkling' today, just the opposite in fact. Again today my high blood pressure is back, leaving me feeling shaky, exhausted, and with a really aggravating headache. No idea why the problem has resurfaced after a break of a few... Read more
Sunday, April 28...
Still no ADSL connection, not because of poor service from my new internet provider, just that I've been way too busy doing things I really hadn't planned doing to find the time to set it up. I'm lucky to be able to use my once-loved laptop, but... Read more
Reading your horoscope can change your week for the better...
I live in a country town in western Victoria, Australia, and like most other towns, each week the local free paper arrives in our mailboxes. The paper contains mostly advertisements (which is why it's free), and some local news and updates. I ve... Read more
My promise to myself for today...
I woke this morning knowing that today will be a dedicated 'clothing elimination day', a day in which every article of my clothing will be taken from the wardrobe or drawers, checked to see whether I have any intentions of wearing it in the futu... Read more
Ever visited anyone you don't know?
Friends now living temporarily in Dubai were talking with me a few days ago, and suggested they would be grateful if I would consider contacting a distant relative of theirs who lives within an hour's drive from here. Because those friends are s... Read more
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Gratitude and a 'hmmmm' moment...
Gratitude first, because as my wonderful Dad used to say to me 'give me the good news first, then I'll deal with the other stuff'. Ok, here goes...
So thankful for having been Sparking for a month now without any major (or even minor) bing... Read more