350 Calories Burned PLUS! And Cosmic Joke Continues...
One of my teams is the One Day Challenge and team leader SHANFANNIN comes up with great challenges. Some are fun, some are exercise or food related. Today's was one of those that made me think there was no way I could do it when I read her pos... Read more
A Treadmill Adventure (and Other Thoughts)
This blog interrupted for some thank yous. Ponderthis, CMRAND54, VICD25 snf JOYSGARDEN - thank you for encouraging me today! Thank you, also, to MISSY 455, PONDERTHIS, NITZARAQUEL, IXCHEL23, GATOR12 and NANNER2121 who all helped me turn the pag... Read more
Calorie Faux Pas
Today was a cool, grey, overcast day and it was perfect for a walk. I was surprised to discover that my long brisk walk did not aggravate my sore Achilles tendon. This was a deliberately long roundtrip walk from home to the local market. I di... Read more
I'm Planning a Mahalo Party!
Mahalo is the Hawai'ian word for thank you. I am planning a party for July 7 for my coworkers (selected) who've been so supportive during my Paralegal Studies journey. I will graduate June 26! This date is after the end-of-quarter crazies and ... Read more
Sodium, Fresh Choice and Tendonitis
Yesterday, I had lunch out with a friend and was stunned to see how much sodium was in my "healthy" choice. I resolved to increase my water and did so. I left a post on the nutrition message board asking if increased water would make up for t... Read more
Layoff = Overtime = Almost Zero Exercise
I am unhappy with myself! Despite better intentions, I did not get any meaningful exercise in today. I did walk the stairs every chance I had, but not much more than that. My lunchtime walk was replaced with lunch out with a coworker.
She... Read more
Rainy Easter Sunday and In a Rut
The storm front I felt days ago has arrived, but it is underwhelming. It is windy and very cold, but the rain changes by the minute - dripping, pouring, sprinkling. "I don't want to slip." "I don't want to risk getting sick." How easily those... Read more
Eating Out Wisely, Skipping Exercise and Staying Relaxed
We ate out this morning at IHOP. BF wanted to go out for fast food and I wanted to make a more intelligent choice. I had read on SP a few weeks ago that IHOP had revamped their menus to include fit and friendly choices. I was thrilled with th... Read more
Body Pretzel, Goals, Good Friday and Hungry!
Next to no exercise today. I knew the barometric pressure was changing before the clouds rolled in and the local weather reported the arrival of the storm. Almost every joint, almost every muscle is stiff, sore and unwilling to move! Most weat... Read more
I Am Not the Token Cripple and Other Thoughts
One of the things I did not mention in my blog last night was my primary reason for feeling blue. A coworker, someone I trust, told me her boss said that management went through every employee's name last year when they laid off a large number ... Read more
Slippery Slope Towards Depression But Not Using Food as Medication
I moved to the Bay Area in late 1986 and immediately found a job at a small privately held services company. I ended up working there for nearly 15 years during which time I held 7 or 8 jobs. In a sense, I grew up in that company. I left that... Read more
Swirling Brain Means Diminished Focus
Today was a very strange day. Over the past few days, I have received boxes at home, but had not had a chance to open them until today. Turns out my brother sent books to me for my birthday! One was a book I really wanted and the other two wou... Read more
My girls went jogging at lunch time!
This is an earlier-in-the-day post for me because my lunchtime exercise was one that made me laugh! I had been on my feet most of the morning, carrying files here and there up and down the stairs and, when I had to use the elevator, I used that ... Read more
Couch Potato Day is Not Always a Bad Thing
Surprisingly, I did not sleep well last night. I should have after that glorious hike! When I did get up, I was STIFF! My right arch hurt for most of the day and it was just hard to move at all. My plan to do a bunch of errands was torpedoed, ... Read more
I hardly know where to begin. Do I post at all? Do I share only about my activities today? Or do I dedicate today in memoriam? Or shall I attempt to cover everything that today was?
Today was the planned delayed birthday day with my partne... Read more