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SPY 2; Day 28: Kettlebell DVD Hunt Continues (A Good Day!)
I started the day with a little strength training. I used my kettlebells and was discouraged that some of the exercises seemed really tough. Then, I realized I was using the 10 pound weight instead of the 5 pound one. No wonder! Yet, WOOHOO! ... Read more
SPY 2; Day 27: I Feel as if I am Chasing Mercury
I feel as if my role in life right now is trying to corral mercury from a shattered thermometer. Of course, you're not supposed to touch mercury, but I remember from science class that it is really hard to round up!
I've blogged ad nauseum... Read more
SPY 2; Day 26: I Failed Today!
I did not feel well this morning. Allergies and a consequential stomach ache. I ate a doughnut and a half in the hopes that the carbs would quell the bad feelings in my stomach. At least that's what I told myself. I did feel better insofar a... Read more
SPY 2; Day 26: BF Says I Have Muscles!
This will be a shorter blog than usual because I worked late and studied. I have to complete this certification class by the end of March or I will lose my money.
At work, I heard my former team talking about doing a small task that I ha... Read more
SPY 2; Day 25: She Who Sings Prays Twice
Those of you who have followed my blogs know that I recently learned my high school music teacher died late last year. While she taught at my school for "only" 3 years, her impact on my life was so profound that our relationship remained strong... Read more
SPY 2; Day 24: A Day of Fitness and Balance
The title of this blog was my attitude for the day. I chose this attitude today.
Today was not a day off for me. The company where I work takes few days off during the year, but we get the week between Christmas and New Years without that... Read more
SPY 2; Day 21 A Mundane Day
There's not a lot to say tonight. I am within range on most food metrics, over in sodium and under in calcium and fat. It's rare that I am in balance. Not much exercise today. My joints ache with the damp rain.
Work is incredibly busy. ... Read more
SPY 2: Day 20: Changing Mindset
This weekend, I learned that I had gained all the weight I lost last month and am back to my end of the year weight. I'm not happy about it, but I am also not berating myself (much) and I am not punishing me. I am less concerned about what the... Read more
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