I had errands to run in town today, and since I don't have a car, that means an hour and 15 minutes on the bus, minimum. So I am waiting at the stop listening to the radio on my iPod, and the DJ starts talking about collecting things, and what ... Read more
Gearing up for the weekend
So, Sunday is a big day. Dad and I love country music. Country music artist do not come to Hawaii very often, and least not the really big artists. The Marine Corps MWR puts on a carnival and open house on the MCBH in Kailua every summer, an... Read more
Week One: The good, the bad, and the .....
I have completed week one of building healthier habits. I am pleased with my results, and can look at all of them because even the "bad" is better then how I was living in the past.
The good-My weight loss goal is to loose 1.... Read more
Live With a Purpose, Love With a Passion
I heard the words in my title today at the funeral of a family member.
When I was 16, my Mom remarried to this absolutely wonderful man, and I gained a new family, a REALLY big family of Aunts, Uncles, cousin, and a new Grandma. My Mom... Read more
The Hard Look
I just read a blog entry by a member that has made me take a hard look at myself. This person is really battling a lot to attain a healthy body and lifestyle. Two days ago (s)he posted that they have quit smoking. I have been a smoker since t... Read more
How Did I Gain This Weight? Duh!
I was watching the re-broadcast of the season opener of The Biggest Loser. I don't like reality T.V. shows, but I love Biggest Loser. I know that it can be bad, people don't lose 20+ lbs in a week in the real world, and that can set people up ... Read more
This is going to sound like so much boo hoo, poor me, but it is a real arghhh for me. I don't have young children, so days are pretty much divided between work and home. I go to work, come home and sleep, get up and do chores and then back to ... Read more
Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it's off to work I go!
I am getting ready to go to work
I know, big deal. But I have been out on medical for just over six ... Read more
A case of "The grass is greener..."
Six weeks ago, I was grumbling about how I needed a break from work, and bemoaning the fact that I probably won't be able to get an extra day off until maybe March of next Year. I know, most people work five days a week all year long, with one ... Read more
Surgery went well. I noticed a difference almost immediately; no more pain in my arm. Still a little surface numbness, but that may take longer to resolve, if it does at all. I took a couple of days of easy. I didn't worry about much but res... Read more
It's 10:00pm. I finished entering my meals in the nutrition tracker and helped my mom do the same. I am a bundle of nerves right now, waiting. At midnight I will be NPO. That is the medical term for nothing to eat or drink. At 2 am I'll tak... Read more
Starting over again, again.
I feel like a big zero. I say I'm going to do something, I get all revved up, psyche my self out, and then do...nothing. I think the only person who is better at procrastinating, making excuses, and justifying a decision, action, or non-action... Read more
I joined Spark People about 10 1/2 months ago. If you read my first blog entry, you'll see that it was all about money. A contest at work, and trying to convince myself that I was going to get healthy. Well, I was doing pretty well, and I wo... Read more
Over the Hump
I did it today. I rode over that freaking hill!!! I am so stoked. I would have screamed if I had the breath for it. Making that goal just had me juiced when I got home, I am having a little trouble winding down so I can sleep. Now I just ne... Read more
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In the beginning...
I have had problems with my weight since the start of puberty (those darn hormones!). I have gone up and down, gone through two pregnancies, and become more and more complacent as I have aged. My highest weight, non-pregnant, was 190 lbs in 19... Read more