A Small Vent
I share a house with my parents, not an unusual circumstance in Hawaii. For years we have all pitched in with the cooking, and the trend was to cook what tastes good, not what is necessarily what was good for us. we have been slowly modifying ... Read more
Caution: Mo'o X-ing
I walk or ride my bike every day. The route I take follows Farrington Hwy, which is a four lane highway and is the main thoroughfare through 'Oahu's west coast.
The speed ... Read more
Earworm, a loan translation of the German Ohrwurm, is a portion of a song or other music that repeats compulsively within one's mind, put colloquially as "music being stuck in one's head."-Wikipedia
I think those of us who struggle with liv... Read more
So, I was feeling a little a little down after my last weigh in and working on getting my spirits up. I have been reading blogs and working the site, and it has helped, but something said by a co-worker eventually made my day.
A couple of ... Read more
Week 3...starting to drift.
This past week has been a struggle. I don't know why. I am determined to get back , but that evil voice is starting to whisssperr.
My problem wasn't that I ate all the time, it was what I ate when I finally remembered to eat. *psst--t... Read more
Because it was on sale...
Famous last words that used to be spoken by my Papa on a regular basis. A little background first. Mom married the man I call my Papa when I was 16. He is Hawaiian-Chinese and a wonderful, loving man. When the Chinese first came to Hawaii t... Read more
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
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