Deliberately Going Off Routine
Not even a week in, and I'm already breaking the routine? Yep. I'm glad I did it, too.
Yesterday, we'd gone to a newly remodeled Starbucks when we were in Columbia, just because we don't go very often. A terribly disappointing experience. ... Read more
After I posted yesterday about how smoothly the morning had gone, Sean's bus brought him home some 20 minutes ahead of the earliest time in his 10-minute window! We were so thankful we hadn't gone for a walk downtown or anywhere. Then, this mor... Read more
Back-to-school today. The morning routine I mapped out worked out perfectly on this trial day. David and Erik will still be sleeping at his house for a week or so, which will make the transition to full-time Nana and Grampie easier. We have Sean... Read more
Ah, the joys of small-town life! Our city hall has 3 fountains under grates on a flat plaza. Every year, just before the kids go back to school, is Bubble-Mania. The fountains are awash in bubbles, a sprinkler on thee roof "rains" down on them, ... Read more
So Much to Learn!
These past two weeks, I've had almost nonstop grandchildren. A good thing in many ways, of course. A disaster-in-the-making in others!
I've learned a lot about how and why I gained and re-gained for so many years. We've done special things... Read more
Open Letter to SP Staff and Sparkers Everywhere
Last week SparkPeople removed a blog written by __________. It was a hurting, angry, and despairing blog. It had to do with abuse of all kinds by an alcoholic and prescription-drug-addicted husband. There was nothing inappropriate in that blog, ... Read more
Be Sure to Eat Your Freggies!
Many thanks to my friend Marian Hoffman for these pictures. Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Conclusion)
One last point about my journey backward in time. Neither Paul nor I require a huge variety in what we eat. I had been trying to eat MANY different foods as I dabbled in one eating plan after another. Now I'm back to what I was doing before. No ... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 7)
Time to address eating plans. I found SparkPeople somehow on the Internet last fall; don't have any idea how. I was struggling with Atkins and that point. It was not the only "diet" I've used, of course, only the most recent. Diet Workshop. Weig... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 6)
I decided today to edit this blog - just can't shake the feeling that it was TMI.
This will certainly be the most difficult blog ever for me ever. I am a survivor of incest. Not my Dad, my oldest brother, starting when I was 10. When I was... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 5)
First of all a progress report. I've done my 3-step morning and bedtime routines well, although it's taken me longer in the morning than I like. And I've done the Sparking I'd planned, not caring about the SparkPoints and always completing my 3 ... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 4)
Today, it's time for more FlyWashing of my brain and my life. Ah, the morning routine. For those of you who haven't read my previous blogs, I'd appropriately grown my morning routine to some 10 or a dozen items. Then I got depressed enough again... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 3)
Today I need to address Sparking in general and SparkTime in particular. Like many other areas of my life, something has gone wrong here and needs to be fixed.
Of course, at the beginning of SparkPeople, we race through the levels - and it... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 2)
For those of familiar with FlyLady, you'll know immediately where I'm coming from today. If she is new to you, please check out www.flylady.net. This is a terrific website about Marla Cilley's baby-step program for getting your house (and yourse... Read more
Going Backward - and Why (Part 1)
Well, I updated my status a couple of days ago with the statement that I was going back to what worked before. The basic background is that the only thing working right now is that I walk far more than when I started my weight loss journey. But ... Read more
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