The New Pedometer Works!
I was laid off from job #2 at the end of October 2009 and, aside from the significant impact on cash flow, getting used to having weekends off has been slow in coming. I have worked 2 or 3 jobs for most of the 20+ years I've lived here. Recent... Read more
Is it Time to Make Concessions in the Name of Reality?
I was born early, due in early June, born in March, back in the days when premies had less of a chance of survival than now. I was born early because of an attempted illegal abortion. I am blessed in that the damage was minimal and physical. ... Read more
Calm, Joy, Euphoria, Nutrition and Exercise
After yesterday's turmoil over whether or not I was on target, on track or even eating the right amount of food, today was calm with moments of joy and euphoria. My self-talk on the drive to work was reiterating my concluding thoughts from last... Read more
Several Sparkpeople commented on my blog posting from yesterday, which I always appreciate! One says she has increased her calorie range and is losing weight, another said that, because she is short, Sparkpeople's site doesn't calculate all that... Read more
Over 1000 Fitness Minutes! Really?!
I had other thoughts on my mind for today's blog as the day slowly worked its way to evening. When I came home, logged in and started posting activities, I was surprised to receive a comment in my friend feed that I had gone over 1000 fitness m... Read more
Compartmentalized Life - Not So Much
It's probably a defense mechanism that I need to think about sometime, but not tonight. My life has been compartmentalized for a long time, at least I thought so. Work in one mental box, home life in another, distant family in another and the... Read more
Emotional Roller Coaster
Saturday, my favorite boss found me on Facebook. The last time I saw him was late summer 1986, but he had a huge impact on my life. I was floored to be reconnected with him!
In the midst of that euphoria, I found out that my "adopted mom"... Read more
Am I Blocking My Own Progress?
Usually I post my blog midday or in the evening. It's morning and all I've had so far is the required first cup of coffee (a Rwandan bean). The past few weeks, I have walked more, I've used the stairs and, on occasion, flirted with free weight... Read more
I Want to Be Juneau This Weekend
Juneau is my 3 year old Maine Coon cat. I sometimes joke that, if I believed in reincarnation, I would want to come back as her - loved, pampered, never wanting for warmth, play, shelter and great health. I also would not mind getting some of ... Read more
Pedometer, Running and Motivation
I put on my gift pedometer first thing this morning and later discovered that it was not accurately counting my steps. It flipped off 4 times, and I retrieved it the first three. When I discovered it was gone, I retraced my steps (which were m... Read more
The company employee newsletter carried my want ad on Monday asking for a pedometer. A coworker said she had one on Monday. Tuesday, another coworker called me and asked if I still needed one and I told her that the other friend had not found ... Read more
Not as Up as Yesterday
This morning started off wonderfully in terms of SparkPeople contacts! I received some very nice comments on my recent blogs! I was really touched!
That wonderful sunshine feeling did not sustain me very far through the day, however. Anoth... Read more
An Off Kilter Day & "Outed" as a Person Interested in Losing Weight
I started the day as per my new normal with SparkPeople. I begin the day with a lot more energy than I used to. It's still not much, but it is a noticable improvement. But, as the morning wore on, I just felt tired. I didn't feel like walkin... Read more
1 Month Sparkversary!
Yesterday was my one month Sparkversary! My life has changed in the most amazing ways in just a month. Ten pounds GONE An equivalent match food donation is going to Second Harvest Food Bank, and I'm HAPPY to do it! I got that idea from Canned F... Read more
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Gratitude and Planning
My friend in HI is on high ground and doesn't have to evacuate in preparation for the tsunami. My friend's family in Chile is safe, as far as we know. My brother in Japan is not yet having to do anything in preparation for a tsunami. That ch... Read more