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
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