If you've been on SparkPeople for a few years, you've probably built up a good sized list of Favorite Foods. You've diligently entered all of the nutritional values and calories. Or if your new, you might be using someone else's food entries f... Read more
Every day is an adventure...
Had a mini victory last night. Got a 2 hour call out for work, which means 1 hour to get dressed/makeup/hair & 1 hour to drive there. Plus I had to stop for gas. I had no time to pack a meal.
The drive is the easy part. Then there's several obs... Read more
Some days this song is a perfect fit
Sometimes I wonder
Where I've been
Who I am, do I fit in?
Make-believing is hard alone
Out here, on my own
We're always proving
Who we are
For that rising star
To guide me far
And shine me home
... Read more
Good-bye Rick, I'll miss you
On Monday, March 3rd, my ex husband passed away. We'd been divorced for almost 20 years. But we were always on friendly terms.
We were a united front for our kids. We went Christmas & birthday shopping together and a couple times he broug... Read more
Broke Another Chair
Yup, I've broken two rocking chairs now.
I am overweight, about 40 pounds overweight. But really, is 158 pounds enough to break two wooden rocking chairs, in the span of 2 months? Yeah, I guess it is.
I like to sit in a rocking cha... Read more
My entire 2013, in one blog
Where to begin?
The good, the bad or the ugly...
I guess where I left off.
Early 2013 I was at my wits end about everything. Work, family, moving, being stuck at a plateau, with my weight.
The little seasonal job was awful & I ga... Read more
My Rant: I think I've had enough of this...
Thank you Pink, I can actually apply those lyrics to my seasonal job.
I think I've finally had enough, I think I maybe think too much
I think this might be it for us (blow me one last kiss)
You think I'm just too serious, I think you're... Read more
A hard month ...
Tomorrow, Dec 19th, is the 1st anniversary of my bonus boys death.
As the months have gone by, it has seemed impossible that so much time could possibly have gone by, without him.
So we braced for the one year anniversary & our 2nd Chr... Read more
Where has my Spark gone?
It's not out, but it's flickering.
*While I still weigh / measure all my food, I only track it about 4 days a week.
*Only getting to the gym 1 day a week, I used to go 4 to 5 days.
*Have truly lost interest in coming... Read more
Ramblings on moving away
Growing up, my family moved every four years. I remember one move ~ my mother actually cried, as we turned the corner of our street, for the last time. She was not a woman who was prone to crying, she prided herself on being tough as nails. ... Read more
One Word Blog Challenge
This was posted by a good SparkFriend. I thought it was fun!
"Not as easy as you might think!
Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. "
Where is your cell phone... Read more
I think I need a hug
My boyfriend and I have been back from vacation for two days. How could everything, already, be so awful?
I know that everyone has problems and stress. And maybe my issues are small, compared to others. But right now, I feel overwhelmed.... Read more
My very 1st, 5K Race
Today was the day.
The alarm went off at 6AM, ughhh, still dark out. I am just not a morning person, even though I have to get up at 4:15A for work. I stayed in bed, for a few extra minutes, because I was so sleepy. I had gone to bed late... Read more
So close, but yet so far...
The Community Health Club, down the street, was offering a free Body Fat Analysis today. I have really been wanting to have this done. I was very excited that it was so close and free.
I zipped down there, this afternoon and was plea... Read more
Can't just relax & enjoy the day
I spend a good deal of time in a Forest Preserve near my house. Just love it there, it's an amazing slice of pure wilderness, in a very urban area. Deer have literally been 3 feet from me. Turtles, frogs, assorted birds, raccoons, beavers...i... Read more