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A Quiet Day
Christmas dawned early. I could not sleep. I got up early, weighed and jumped onto the SP site, accruing most of today's points before breakfast. I reported last week that the site showed a loss when I had actually gained a pound. Today, I w... Read more
Christmas Eve and a Gift (or 5) For Me
Nonie_C posted a blog yesterday about giving yourself 5 self-care presents. She said write them down, wrap them up as 5 presents under the tree and unwrap them for Christmas. Then, take that wrapping paper and cut it in smaller pieces of paper... Read more
Little Christmas Eve
I was 13 when I met my dad and I met the rest of that side of the family slowly over the next few years. Their holiday traditions were different from those of my stepfather and his family and it took me a while to understand the beauty of both ... Read more
Giving Thanks For an Early Christmas Blessing!
I have felt like crap all week because my lower back is chronically hurting and, whether it's the pain or something else, the nausea has been worse than the pain. I usually head for carbs when my tummy feels off, but I did not take the full plu... Read more
Shoes Keep Falling (Please Pray for Wendy)
I mentioned a few blogs ago that the season of layoffs has returned. I have not been counting, but I would guess about a dozen people have been let go. I don't know that they are all layoffs or how the departures are characterized, but it's ha... Read more
A "Moderate" Day
Today was a "moderate" day - nothing about it was particularly exceptional, good or bad. Early in the morning, I discovered the reason for the lower back pain, moodiness and unreasonable hunger. (TOM).
Everywhere I went at work today, th... Read more
How Did This Happen?
This morning, I discovered that I made an error when I entered my weight last week. When I recorded it this morning, an email from my friend feed showed I had lost over 1K pounds! I went back and looked. I had forgotten a decimal! Unfortunatel... Read more
Wizard of Oz - Spark Style
Tonight was TNT's broadcast of the digitally enhanced version of The Wizard of Oz. I did not see all of it, but what I did see was gorgeous. Every time I see it, I get something more out of it. It's hard to believe that it was first released ... Read more
Holiday Challenge & Stopping the Pity Party
MY LIFE FEELS UNBALANCED WHEN I DON'T take a walk every day
IT ALSO FEELS OUT OF BALANCE IF I EAT too little vegetables and too many carbohydrates - any time I eat out of balance.
MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE RIGHT NOW IS BALANCING everything.... Read more
13,257: Look How Far I Have Come! (Thanks, Nonie_C!)
13,257 is what my pedometer says I did today! I walked as much as I could today knowing that it is going to be very stormy for the next few days. I looked for every opportunity to move that I could! I took two bags of food to donate to the food... Read more
No Pedometer, Work and Spreading the Spark
I forgot to wear my pedometer today! I hate it when I forget it. I had to estimate what I did.
Work is completely nonstop. I have not even had time to address my Christmas cards because I come home completely exhausted. But it has had ... Read more
Decided to Live Victoriously
I decided I was going to live victoriously today. What did I do? Nothing differently, but I had a very positive attitude. I usually do, but today was a high energy day and I needed it.
The workload is nuts and it does not feel as if it wi... Read more
A Breathless Day
I registered for the Alternative Dispute Resolution certificate class today. I've been intending to do so for a while, but I had to juggle some things and scrounge for the money. The company is not covering this, it is all me. I view it as a ... Read more
A Day of Friendship, Food and the Arts (Scale, Too!)
I spent most of the day with a very good friend and her partner. We met as coworkers years ago at one company. She left the company and I lost track of her for a few years. We got reacquanted at a holiday lunch. She is the one who brought me... Read more
Saturday Workday & Feeling Huge
I thought I was going to put in about 3 hours at work today and it ended up being almost twice that without me achieving as much as I thought I would. I picked up the work that Yvonne could not do (she's worked from home while sick, but, when y... Read more