Next week I'll be 'celebrating' my 4th anniversary with Spark People. Considering that I've watched the scale go down, then up, then down, then up, then down again, I will be 'celebrating' the modest success of weighing 'only' 5 pounds less tha... Read more
Just for today ...
O.k. friends, I'm going to tell you something that I never, ever dreamed would come out of my mouth: We are having a 'lovely' snowstorm in Idaho. Lovely? Snowstorm lovely? Who would have thought I could ever say such a thing - but it is true... Read more
Blob or Blog...?
Because I've wasted the entire morning with less than stellar activities, I feel like a Blob. Not only do I feel like a blob, I'm acting like a blob. The only thing I've done that could even remotely qualify for 'active' living is to walk aiml... Read more
Be Strong - Fear Not...
Here I sit by the fireplace which has been running constantly for the past 5 days, with an occasional blast of heat from the furnace. Our lows are in the low 20s and our highs are a terrific 48-52. And because I live in farm country where the... Read more
Dare to do it ...
Can anyone tell me why in the world I would make a batch of Macaroni and Cheese this afternoon then eat about 1/3 of the whole batch? It was a small batch, for sure - but really, what was I thinking?? There really isn't any logical answer for th... Read more
No Gold for me ...
My calendar says today is Sunday, August 12 - the day the Olympics end and also the day my own Spark Olympic challenge ends. WE are very quiet on the boards today - does that mean that everyone is still watching Olympic Games, or we are discoura... Read more
Obsession vs Observation ... a journey!
I'm agreeing with you Sparkers who lament about our obsession with food, weight, scales. However, I'm also agreeing that without some obsessive fear, who knows where it might end for us? I've been on Spark People for just over 2 years - and ha... Read more
Choices and consequences ...
Today I'm sitting in a puddle of muddle - why? Because I've learned, once again, that choices have consequences. I had a great time making choices this past week and loved every minute of the 'freedom' that I had, but now today I am reaping th... Read more
What??? I'm getting 'nuttin' for Christmas? That's not right!
Christmas is just around the corner, and my visit with Santa yesterday didn't go well at all. He indicated that I may be looking at a lump of coal in my Christmas Stocking instead of the 'visions of sugar plums' and other delightful gifts I hav... Read more
The fire is so delightful ...
Oh, the weather outside REALLY is frightful - we expect a high temp today of 6 degrees above zero. That isn't very warm, but the upside is that I'm sitting by the fireplace - with no pressing errands that need doing, I have plenty of wood (tha... Read more
This day, and always ...
I'm reminded today of Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address ... that we here resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain..." We will be better people, we will develop more understanding for others, we will reach out with compassion to th... Read more
Special Needs ...
This week is national Special Needs Education Week, and August is Autism and ADHD awareness month. Do you know any Special Needs kids or families of Special Needs kids? Today is a good time to reach beyond our own comfort zone and offer a hel... Read more
Puddles of Trouble ...
Wow! When trouble finds your address, it just keeps coming back again and again and again. Somehow, somewhere, someone let the cat out of the bag about where I live, and what my most vulnerable issues might be. Trouble moved right in - lock, ... Read more
I'm stunned ...!
I'm stunned today - realizing that 33 years ago, I gave birth to a beautiful little baby boy and BEFORE delivery I weighed 8 pounds less than I do today! How is this possible? True, I was terribly sick the whole pregnancy - didn't keep one bit... Read more
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Something's Fishy ...
Of course, by now, I've learned not to trust the scale! But it does seem kind of 'fishy' that the silly scale (which I have named Ben - for Benedict Arnold, the turncoat!) is trying to tell me that I've lost 2 pounds this week.
Alright -... Read more