SPY 2; Day 19 Kettlebell!
Today was our Toastmaster club-level International Speech and Table Topics contest. I was the Toastmaster of the Day (emcee). I have not performed that role in a really long time and never for a contest, so I felt pretty rusty!
One speech... Read more
SPY 2; Day 18: Review, Lunch with VP and a 10 Pound Kettlebell (I am so blessed!)
Thanks to all of you who commented on yesterday's blog. The way it works is that the employee is the last to see the review. By the time I saw it, my boss and his boss (my VP) had already finalized it. I start the process by writing my self-a... Read more
SPY 2; Day 17 Tomorrow is Going to Be a Challenge
This is shaping up to be a roller coaster week. But before I detail that,
to all of you who commented, se... Read more
SPY 2; Day 16: Six Years Ago Today
As I write this, it is almost 1:00 in the morning. I am rarely up this late/early. I know it's because I am avoiding sleep. Six years ago at this time in the morning, I was in my Dad's hospital room. My brother had just arrived after flying ... Read more
SPY 2, Day 15: Still Sore
I am getting tired of having nothing wonderful to report insofar as exercise is concerned. I hardly moved at all, not from laziness but from pain.
I am hungry, but it's the wanting-to-eat hunger, so I am ignoring it. Would that have happe... Read more
SPY 2; Day 14:
Not much exercise today. My joints are very sore and I am not sure why. I can hardly move!
I had lunch with my former boss and a retired coworker today. The retired coworker is the one who brought me to my present employer and the former... Read more
SPY 2, Day 13: Tears, Rudeness, Victory and Hope
The other day, my CDs arrived. I finally broke the seal and played two of them today. These are CDs of the music I learned from my music teacher decades ago. Of course, back then, they were are LPs! I had not heard these songs (except me sing... Read more
SPY 2; Day 12: Progress Today
Making Progress – What Does That Mean Today?
I ate within range in all respects save being low in calcium. (I was high in calcium earlier in the week, so, on balance, that’s probably ok.)
Exercise is a mixed bag, but it’s better than yester... Read more
SPY 2; Day 11 - A Step or More Backwards
I ended up eating way over today. I don't care. That's not true. I DO care, I just don't have the energy to deal with it. I am so, so, so, so tired. When I get this tired, I look to food to give me energy. Lately, that has not worked. Ne... Read more
SPY 2, Day 10: Progress
I have not updated my stats on SP, but I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered I am back to the weight Iwas before this year started. It is today's number and I am disappointed, but I am not upset. It's just a snapshot.
Today's... Read more
SPY 2, Day 9: I Gave Up Today
I lost it this morning. I got very upset at BF over really stupid stuff and money. I was in tears. I can't even articulate the depth of my despair.
I ate a good breakfast but lunch was chips and dip and.......it was the Super Bowl.
... Read more
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