Don't Ask What's Next!
Last week, I started overeating carbs in response to an emotional stress event. I knew what I was doing, but I also knew I could not face another handful of carrots! The stress is in relationship and money, so they are stressors that will not g... Read more
Bestefar and Musings
Bestefar is the Norwegian word for grandfather. Today was my Bestefar's birthday. Were he still living he would be 105! There is a pciture of me in a bassinet with his arm in the picture. (I am named after both of his daughters, my aunts). I... Read more
Beetle on my Mind and Discouragement
This morning, just outside the front lobby at work, I saw a critter on the ground. I squinted and realized, yes, I did see it right. It was upside down and stuck. One person watched and another took a cellphone photo as I turned it over with ... Read more
Independence Day Eve
I registered for the charity walk today. It benefits an organization that fights childhood cancer. The walk will occur on November 19. It will be at a different locale than it was last year, but I expect I will enjoy it just as much. SP poli... Read more
Bubbles, Taxes and Inflammation
I dropped out of 3 teams today...sigh. Thanks to those of you who offered support last night when I mentioned I was going to do this. I view this as a temporary thing. If nothing else, curiosity will get me to rejoin and check in on my SP fri... Read more
Leaving Doesn't Mean I Don't Care
In the next day or so, I will leave a few teams. Not because I don't care about my SparkFriends or the focus of the team, but for myself. I am on overload in far too many areas of my life and I need to take small steps towards restoring balanc... Read more
I Think I Can, I Think I Can, I Think I Can....
I stepped on the scale this morning. Up again. Not so much from overeating as it is from under-exercising. My shoulder and wrist sprain are much better, as is the tendonitis. I go in tomorrow for the follow-up appointment on the sprains.
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"Limited Duty" - a Simple Fall's Result
I tripped at work today. It was actually at the cafe next door. There was an uncovered outlet in the floor that did not have the proper cover plate. My shoe caught an edge and I fell. My cup of coffee, my apple and my breakfast went flying. ... Read more
All Righty Then! Time to Get to Work!
My goal this week was small and achievable. I wanted to lose half a pound and my reward for doing so was going to be a home spa day. Not only did I not meet that goal, but I set myself back pretty hard. I am now just a shade under 170!
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SPY 2, Day 146: This Turtle Has Been Plodding (Updated)
I am back up to 167.5. There, I said it. I have been wanting to EAT, EAT, EAT and be a couch potato at the same time. Some of it is discouragement over the slowness of my progress, some of it has been depression over some unrelenting chaos in... Read more
Copied from ACIMPEGGY
You are ( not ) allowed to use my answers ... you must use different ones!!!
Remember, you can't use the same answers as the person who sent it to you....
1. Name something you use in the shower?...luxurous shouwer gel
2. Someth... Read more
SPY 2, Day 138: June
I don't remember the exact day, it could be today, but it is sometime this week 40 years ago. I met my dad, stepmother and baby brother. I was a very underweight teen. I was 4'6" and 80 pounds,
Today was gramma's birthday (Mother's moth... Read more
SPY 2, Day 124: I Had a Successful Day!
JAKEANDNELLIE blogged recently about her struggles with exercise and how she has resolved that by meaningfully exercising throughout the day – strength training while waiting for the microwave, walking while doing laundry, etc. That reignited m... Read more
SPY 2, Day 123: It Could Have Been Me and May Still Be
One of my sparkfriends blogged today that she is leaving Sparkpeople because she has been eating right and exercising for months without seeing a change in the scale. Icertainly understand the feeling, not that I can make that claim. Another f... Read more
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SPY 2, Day 120: I'm Making Progress
My huddle today for several teams was "I'm making progress". Unlike previous times I've chosen that one, today was not for exercise. Today was for handling stress in a different way. I did not eat mindlessly, I did not do any sabotage-creatin... Read more