More on the back pain...
Today I did light gardening and little chores around the house, just to keep moving. I've gotten very sensitive to bending down. I shoveled some mulch into the wheel barrow, making the bag light enough to lift and empty it. The hardest part was ... Read more
Trying to stay on my feet....
I've been having major back pain lately, and it's from sitting too much, I know.
Not only did I have almost a week of sitting in a car... well, sitting then jumping out and trying to get some exercise in for a while; going from stiff and st... Read more
We recently drove up to Missouri on a house hunting trip, completely derailing the last week on the two week plan of SP's new book.
Within one hour of leaving, we we... Read more
The Spark Solution
Today's post is in answer to some questions about the new Spark Solution Program
• What made you decide to try The Spark Solution Program?
- I needed a "new start," and was determined to follow it exactly [which I've been unable to do].... Read more
A good week
Walked a 10K this past Tuesday, then 4 miles today.... no additional pain in my knees. This is a great step forward.
Thursday, my husband and I traveled to Houston and back for a two hour visit with my ailing sister in law. This was a twelv... Read more
I've been more active lately; little time for lots of exercise, but just in general moving around more than usual... gardening, more shopping, etc.
Today I'm celebrating how much better my body feels when I do that. Remember the old chant "... Read more
Trying to relax
...and be a little easier on myself. I'm finding that when I just quit nagging myself all the time, as if to a rebellious teen, the rebellious teen within myself cooperates and does what she is supposed to do a lot more freely. Anyone know what ... Read more
The wonder of animals
This morning when I was doing Yoga, my elderly cat came running in to do HER yoga thing.... using my body as a petting agency. Whenever a hand or body part is close enough, she rubs against me, even nuzzling her nose under my hand so I can strok... Read more
Haven't been writing lately - been lazy and depressed. This always means, as I've come to know, that I'm headed for another breakthrough. Not sure I'll share it here; I have a lifelong habit of not really sharing my deepest thoughts. It's a trus... Read more
Sleeping till 10 a.m.?
Yes... today, 10 a.m., and I used to be a chronic early riser. The good thing is I feel nice and rested today.
Husband and I are working, which means a discombobulated day. I do chores when I'm not typing, but my schedule is whenever he ne... Read more
Doctor checkup today: Stressed out for no reason
Last year, during a stressful time, I'd had some chest pain. Today's checkup indicated no problems. Will be very interested in the lab work.
Most fun thing from my sewing room?
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Thumbs up to pumpkin butter
Followup on jellies and jam as sweetener for hot cereal..... yummy! Especially my daughter's pumpkin butter I ate today. I'm limiting myself two 2 tsp., so it's not quite as sweet tasting as my maple syrup, but it's really good.
1) Did I co... Read more
Using stored food
Cleaned out the refrigerator yesterday, something I do too infrequently. Found 4 jars of mayonnaise (that's my husband for ya!), and 9 jars of various kinds of jelly. The majority of these were gifts over the holidays.
My usual way of eatin... Read more
Last Day - Jumpstart challenge
I'm not going to check "week 4" on my Jumpstart plan, because I was derailed by the trip. I did still get 10 minutes a day exercise, but couldn't always do the video challenge.
Discouraged a little? Yep! However, I'm looking back over the ... Read more