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Mrs. Stapleton in Memoriam (A Salute to Teachers)
Mrs. Stapleton died yesterday. At 97, it was not unexpected, but it breaks my heart no less.
I thought she had died in July 2010 when my Paralegal Studies graduation announcement was returned. I was destroyed and my heart hurts as badly ... Read more
Humbled = Attitude Adjustment
I've been having a bad attitude for a while now about looming stress at work. My friend and coworker Yvonne is going on two vacations - one this Friday to Mexico to photograph monarch butterflies and next month to Canada to photograph the harp ... Read more
A Hug that May Save My Life
I have pretty much floundered for the past year for a variety of reasons and a collection of excuses. A few months ago, I joined the at work WW program, more to be the last person they needed in order to go than because I thought I would benefi... Read more
41 years and 2 years
Today is my older brother's birthday. It is his 41st birthday in heaven. He died saving another boy's life. In death, the world saw he was a hero, but he was and is my hero in life. I thought about eating out for dinner, but traffic was too m... Read more
Head's Up on New SP Feature (Sharing Blogs)
The leader of one of my teams emailed me the following:
Some of you may not be aware of a new SP feature recently added before members were advised.
There now is a new share bar added to our blogs that allows other members who "like" the... Read more
Too fat for Special K!
Some of you may have seen that commercial about Special K "lose 6 pounds in 2 weeks". I got an email about it, so, just because I am a curious person, I clicked through to their website, entered my stats and got a message "Sorry, you need to se... Read more
Not eating on track, but I have been choosing to go up stairs more often. I lost track how many times I went up stairs. I cannot yet walk down the stairs without knee troubles, but being able to walk up stairs is progress.
I did laundry a... Read more
Today's WWAW meeting gave me some food for thought. Talking about old vs new thinking about food. I shared that I no longer view food as "good" or "bad",
that food is neutral. I have replaced those labels with "healthy" or "better" or "unwi... Read more
Exercise Day 3
I walked and did some upper body strength training today but it was not very much, certainly not enough to make up for the excess food I ate.
My triggers? Yes, plural.
Lot reinspections. My to do list is not finished (can't afford to fin... Read more
Exercise Day Two
Today was the last day of vacation. Tomorrow, work begins again. I have LOVED having this time off! I really needed the break. I did not get as many things crossed off my to do list as I wanted, but I am very proud of the work I did get done ... Read more
BMI Down 1.5 (2012: It is a journey)
In my last blog, I commented that I felt I had wasted 2011 because my weight was up and not down and nowhere near my goal. There are other reasons for that statement, but this blog is about today, about tomorrow and this new year. In that sam... Read more
In terms of healthy living, I feel as if I have wasted this year. I weigh more than my tracker says - I have not wanted to update it. The weight watchers program at work has not worked for me, but that is not completely the fault of the progra... Read more
I Have Enough
I Have Enough.
Three words. This week is the first time I have been able to say them and feel their meaning as it relates to food. I know I am blessed, I know I am fortunate. But I have not always known this and I have never known what i... Read more
So much is going on that it is hard to articulate it all in any sort of coherent fashion. In no particular order:
Severe depression, workload increase (good and bad), possible end of a long and sometimes turbulent relationship, financial s... Read more
I Dedicated My Exercise to Madeleine
KB swings and lifts
a fifteen minute walk (not counting all the other walking I did throughout the day)
The negative is that I ate over range today. I had reduced my calorie range a few day... Read more