I Hit My Goal
I have hit my initial goal of losing 40 lbs. It's been 6 years of ups and downs, but it feels good to have achieved it finally. Now I've reset my goal to the next 20. It's a weight I'm comfortable at and once it's reached, I'll decide where t... Read more
Living at 8000 feet as I do, it's difficult to gauge any improvement in fitness. I usually exercise indoors due to the condition of the dirt roads and my balance issues. However, now, on a return trip to Scotland, I've discovered I have improv... Read more
Since joining Spark People in 2008, I have lost 35 lbs. In the past 10 years a total of 65. I have 25 more to go to reach the goal I've set for myself for the end of the year. After I reach that goal, I'll re-evaluate and decide if I want to ... Read more
Progress is Super!
Today is Day 22 of my new exercise regimen. Even though I've lost only one pound, I can now fit back in to a large top, rather than an XL. Out of the 22 days, I've met my exercise goals 10 of the days, met them half way on 5 days and not misse... Read more
New Goals: Day 12 and Day 3
Twelve days ago, I became disgusted with my lack of progress in losing weight. Tracking exercise here didn't seem to be enough to make me do it. There was always an excuse. Yes, I have a busy life, but so do millions of others, so...
I f... Read more
A Tough Year & One Major Gripe
This past year has seemed like one long nightmare.
A year to the day after my cousin died, my uncle was taken off life support, following pneumonia and surgery, and died. He was just a few days short of his 71st birthday, but his life esse... Read more
Another Sad Farewell
It's been a rough few months. Summer is always my worst time for falling away from any path I've set for myself. It's my most active time of year psychically and everything else just seems to fall by the wayside.
My beloved corgi, Welling... Read more
Moving Toward Success
I've battled my weight my entire life. My medical records from the base hospital read like a nightmare. I was born at a naval hospital in the early 50s and they were big on breastfeeding. And while I completely agree, there is a genetic probl... Read more
Never Again, My Love
Prisons of Voice
Don't ask me to walk here
These mountains come too near
Something distance never healed.
In this light, blue and high,
They pretend to be horizons
Claiming the affections of the eye.
But in their concealed... Read more
Something to Strive For...
I would love to live
Like a river flows,
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.
John O'Donohue 1956-2008
Conamara Blues... Read more
Strength Training (With Cats)
Getting anything done in our crowded household is always a challenge. Strength training is especially fun when aided by my lovely black cat, Boo.
We've warmed up and we're ready to go... And it goes something like this.
Boo: "Yes, I'... Read more
You will never have to worry about interval training again... if you have a dog, that is.
1. Warm Up - numerous squats and push ups thanks to your Lab/Aussie Shepherd cross enjoying an epiphany. OMG mom, you're taking me for a walk... as h... Read more
For Love in a Time of Conflict
When the gentleness between you hardens
And you fall out of you belonging with each other,
May the depths you have reached hold you still.
When no true word can be said, or heard,
And you mirror eac... Read more
I smoor the fire of my soul, as the
Maiden would smoor.
Peace be upon my soul,
peace be to all creatures,
peace be to all upon this planet,
peace be to all that is and was and will be.
Preserve my soul in peace this night,
that it ... Read more
The scale won't budge. Of course, I'm not supposed to weigh in until Tuesday, but I'm Impatient. So rather than get discouraged, I decided to check my measurements. I was surprised to find out that it had been a week since I first took them a... Read more
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