SPY 2, Day 8: "This is not me" But it is Today's Reality
One of my SparkFriends replied to last night's blog that I may still be dealing with the after effects of that horrible cold because my energy is just not back. I have been eating well, sleeping well, exercising some, taking vitamins and keepin... Read more
SPY 2; Day 8: Mental Health Day, Sort Of
Those of you who've followed my blogs know that this year has started roughly. Most of January was consumed by the cold that was more than a cold. That was followed by the organizational changes and the very strong hint that my job is less tha... Read more
SPY 2, Day 7: Tired, Overwhelmed, Drastic
Perhaps 54 minutes a day is beyond me. I missed it yesterday by 14, today by 12. Perhaps I should have set a lower monthly fitness minute goal. I have walked and not much else.
I am tired. Mentally, physically (not sleepy) and emotion... Read more
SPY 2 Day 6: I Need an Emotions OFF Switch!
It's probably hormonal, but today I was very emotional. I was ok, for the most part, until the Toastmaster meeting. I was the grammarian/ah counter, which is my favorite role. I am known for my listening skills and for having very detailed re... Read more
SPY 2, Day 5: I Met My Daily Fitness Minutes Goal
February first. I have not been as happy to see a month end as I was this January. It was a very tough month on many levels. I did not make my fitness goal last month, so I just set the same goal for this month. THEN I remembered that Februa... Read more
SPY 2, Day 4: Destiny's Music
The speech I delivered today:
She Who Sings Prays Twice
Today, I invite you to step into my imaginary time machine for a short trip back to the early 1970s.
We are all teenagers for this journey and we are going to Albuquerque, New Mexic... Read more
SPY 2, Day 3
As I said in one of my posts on a team message board, I am having my own energy crisis today. I did not move any more than I had to and even took a nap in the afternoon. Part of this is probably exercise avoidance but part of it is a coming do... Read more
SPY2 Day 2: New Food
The energy drain continues. I ran errands today and that meant some walking and steps, but 30 minutes and 6K is not enough now. It's more than I did a year ago today (zero). I might have overdone it with the ST this past week because my intac... Read more
SPY 2, Day 1: A Stressful Day Caps A Stressful Week
Day one of my 2nd year on SP was stressful and exhausting. But, to put it in context, I have to recap the week.
The widow of our founder died early in the week. Then a senior scientist died while on vacation in Hawaii. I had done some ... Read more
My First SparkVersary (Today!)
When I started on SparkPeople a year ago today, a year seemed an impossibly long time. Then, I was so overwhelmed by the richness of the site that I did not even log in every day, let alone earn every possible point and sponge in every fact I c... Read more
Rest in Peace, Chuck and Other Musings on the Day
On the heels of yesterday's news about the death of our founder's widow, I came in to work today to find an email announcing that one of our longtime scientists died Saturday while on vacation in Hawaii. I could not get it out of my mind. It's... Read more
It's Becoming Routine!
Not much to say tonight, which is kind of odd.
What did I do today?
I walked for 53 minutes which included a different walk at lunch time. I walked a different direction so, while it was not quite as long as yesterday's walk, I felt the ... Read more
65 - minutes walked today (not all at once)
02 - mintes on the elliptical (!)
06 - strength training exercises
05 / 02 hip flexor time without help
I can do hip flexors all day long as long as I have at least a finger touching the wa... Read more
Zero Plus One
A migraine threatened all day. Again, I did nothing productive. I am a bit down. I am tired of tracking food, of exercising, of the journey. I hope the mood passes very soon. I gave in and ate way over today. I am not particularly depresse... Read more
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I did not sleep much at all last night and spent today dealing with really weird back spasms and a headache that is threatening to become a migraine.
No walk or other exercise.
Still within range for food, but I am also fighting the ur... Read more