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Things are better today
Saturday, December 19, 2009      1 comments

Wednesday night's server upgrade went better than expected. We were expecting problems, but the software behaved just like it was supposed to. I was floored. Thrilled, and floored. The next day we had our staff party/annual meeting, and the ... Read more
I'm chewing my nails and pulling out hair
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      1 comments

In a few words, I'm stressing out. I'm still horribly busy at work, we're doing a server upgrade of a program tonight, and if it doesn't work for some reason, the backup plan isn't very good. And I'm managing the project. I've had... Read more
It's going to get a LOT busier soon
Thursday, December 10, 2009      0 comments

In the next 2 weeks, my workload at the office increases to an insane amount, since I have a deadline for a project for the end of the month. (I'm in IT with a government agency.) The developers (programmers) are almost on time, it depends how... Read more
I decided to be an optimist
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      1 comments

Many moons ago, I realized how family ties can dictate how I view myself. My paternal grandmother was one of those influences, including her outlook on life. Memere was a strong woman, having raised 5 children with an alcoholic husband. Peper... Read more
No, I will NOT let work stress derail me!
Monday, December 07, 2009      0 comments

The weekend in Moncton was great, despite the scary ride back home for the first half. Now that I'm back home, work is beckoning me, which isn't surprising. But this morning, one of our users accidentally deleted permissions to one of their si... Read more
I just figured out why my feet have been tired
Friday, December 04, 2009      3 comments

A couple weeks ago, I decided to increase my Fitness Minutes goal from 200/wk to 240/wk, and increase my Calories Burned from 1200 to 1500/wk. Although I haven't always met those goals since setting them, I have been getting close to them r... Read more
I could be a lot worse off
Thursday, December 03, 2009      1 comments

I met up with a fellow SparkFriend today, someone who works in the same department as I do. She hasn't been on SP lately, due to an excess of family issues and commitments. I hope she makes it back here soon. We talked for a little while ... Read more
Why I allow myself to freeze
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      0 comments

Winter is definitely here, in Atlantic Canada. It snowed earlier this week, and there are still some traces of it left on the ground. It's windy. And colder. I have free access to a relatively-warmer location to go walking at lunchtime. ... Read more
I Inspire You? Naw.... Really?? Me???
Tuesday, December 01, 2009      3 comments

Yes, I've lost 100lbs. Yes, I live as healthy as I can every day. Yes, I strive for consistency in my weight loss journey. So, how did I inspire you? How did that happen? I didn't think I'd done anything special, other than take... Read more
I don't want to TRY anymore, I want to DO
Monday, November 30, 2009      3 comments

Sometimes I wonder about the things I do. For example, a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to increase the number of fitness minutes I would commit myself to doing. The first week, I made it to my goal, barely, but I did it. Last week,... Read more
Having trouble expressing what it feels like to lose 100lbs
Friday, November 27, 2009      4 comments

In the last few months, I've had a lot of people I know comment on my weight loss, and that even in the last year, they find it noticeable. When the question "How much have you lost so far?" comes up, I'm happy to tell them 100 lbs!! But becau... Read more
Today's attempt to eat carbs for lunch
Thursday, November 26, 2009      1 comments

Seven years ago, when I started losing weight, I went the low-carb route, and it has served me well. By following a lower-carb eating plan, I've lost a lot of weight, and have come to the conclusion that I am, indeed, a Carbohydrate Addict. I ... Read more
In need of help re SODIUM reduction!!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009      4 comments

I really am pleased with how SP tracks all kinds of nutrients for me in the nutritional tracker. I must admit that I'm rather headstrong about choosing my own food plan, instead of allowing SP to make up a meal plan for me, but I may have to ch... Read more
The difference between the Swine Flu and the Bird Flu
Monday, November 23, 2009      3 comments

The difference between the Swine Flu and the Bird Flu: With the Bird flu, you need TWEETMENT With the Swine flu, you need OINKMENT *giggle*... Read more
Back to normal, such as it is
Monday, November 23, 2009      0 comments

I'm not going to beat myself up for being over my calories this past weekend. Nope, not even for a moment. It was fun, and it was all worth it. Remind me of that line when I whine on Wednesday when I weigh in. :-D I was almost back ... Read more

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