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Thankful for Second and Third and Fourth Chances
Thursday, November 23, 2017      1 comments

I am full of awe and gratitude this Thanksgiving Day. I have had multiple chances to reclaim my health. And no matter how many times I’ve screwed up, I have been granted the ability to start over. I don’t know what I’ve done to be gifted this g... Read more
So Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      7 comments

Time for a change. A Big Change. A massive shift in my approach to my health... I have topped out at 207 pounds as of Monday. I feel awful. I am in constant pain, my "fat clothes" don't fit, and I've been sick enough to require a doctor's c... Read more
Sometimes Sickness Means Taking a Breather...
Sunday, June 19, 2016      1 comments

I started feeling a bit under the weather on Friday, but I powered through work (and company happy hour) anyway. On Saturday, i did a bunch of chores (and overindulged in food and drink for comfort and reward). Now I'm paying for it: stuffy nose... Read more
Starting Up Again, But Feeling Stymied
Thursday, June 09, 2016      1 comments

Hi, all! I'm back for another round of SparkPeople goodness, and I'm optimistic and excited that I have a plan that will lead me to an overall healthier lifestyle this time. The months since I've been away have been full of changes and chal... Read more
Moving Right Along, Day 2
Tuesday, October 27, 2015      2 comments

It's been nearly three weeks since I've blogged here. To be honest, I haven't made much progress (read "any") in my quest to increase my daily activity; in fact, I've regressed to a nearly sedentary lifestyle. But I've made headway on getting pa... Read more
Moving Right Along, Day 1
Wednesday, October 07, 2015      1 comments

I've finally got it together enough to start documenting my month-long personal challenge to increase my fitness minutes. I am shooting to do 30 minutes of activity 5 times per week for October. Yesterday, I went on a 75-minute hike with a ... Read more
Gratitude, Days 29 and 30
Monday, September 21, 2015      2 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) The open space preserves and trails near my house. My fiancé and I hiked for 90 minutes yesterday morning, and it was just what the doctor ordered. It got me out of the house, out of my head, out into nature, and... Read more
Gratitude, Day 28
Saturday, September 19, 2015      4 comments

Feeling a bit more like myself today. I am functional, and I've been consciously interacting with family and friends in order to stay connected to the world. In other words, I'm not isolating. I'm also making an effort to engage in physical acti... Read more
Gratitude, Day 27
Wednesday, September 16, 2015      1 comments

I'm still fighting the blues. I honestly don't feel consciously grateful for much right now, but I know this exercise of documenting what I am thankful for will lift my spirits, however temporarily. So here goes... Today I am grateful for: ... Read more
Gratitude, Days 25 and 26
Sunday, September 13, 2015      2 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) Life. Simple, basic existence. I'm not gonna lie--I've been feeling pretty down the last few days. I fear I may be entering a trough. I've been through depressive episodes before, and I know certain elements of t... Read more
Gratitude, Day 24
Friday, September 11, 2015      0 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) My ability to perform my daily yoga routine with enthusiasm and power. I rocked it today! 2) The support I'm receiving as I push to finish this draft of my novel. I simply could not do this without the advic... Read more
Gratitude, Day 23
Thursday, September 10, 2015      3 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) The Costco membership my future mother-in-law buys us each year. I stocked up big time yesterday, finding great deals on earthquake kit supplies, organic meats, and the fruit and nuts I'm going through like crazy... Read more
Gratitude, Day 22
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      1 comments

Today I am grateful for: 1) Some alone time. With my guy off on New York for 12 days, I've got the house to myself (well, except for my two crazy felines). I know I'll miss him soon enough, so I'm relishing the freedom for now. 2) The ... Read more
Gratitude, Days 19, 20 and 21
Tuesday, September 08, 2015      1 comments

What a great holiday weekend! We got a lot accomplished and did some primo relaxing, too. Today, I am grateful for: 1) Having had three uninterrupted days with my fiancé before he heads to New York for a two-week-long business trip. ... Read more
Gratitude, Days 16, 17, and 18
Friday, September 04, 2015      2 comments

Whew, I've been so busy that I'm days behind in my personal gratitude challenge. Here's a catch-up post. Today I am grateful for: 1) Having less pain in my neck. I aggravated a nerve there a couple of days back, but some conscious stre... Read more

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