School's out for summer!
The school semester has ended.
This past week I was in Reno, Nevada, at a business conference, haunted with the knowledge of two final projects, UNFINISHED, both due within HOURS of my return flight touching down.
I did a LITTLE homework o... Read more
Leveraged (in other words, screwed)
Let's say you want something. Let's say you NEED something.
Let's say you can't get it on your own; you will need help in aquiring it, or getting it done.
So, there's this obstacle between you and your goal, and overcoming it will require as... Read more
Bedrest won't help
Yesterday, somewhere between the two hours of sawing tree limbs in the morning, a long afternoon sitting at my desk, and my evening elliptical session, I threw out my back. Badly.
I don't know quite when or how it happened. I wasn't aware of i... Read more
What's the hardest part?
A team mate recently posed this question on one of my sparkteams, and I knew immediately what my answer would be. It's all about ACTION.
If you don't do the actions you know are necessary to achieve good health, you'll never get there; and if... Read more
The busy season is in full swing
For the past few weeks I've been doing much better. Winter always hits me hard, but this year was awful. I'm the kind of person who just has to get outside, and if the weather is miserable I am too... and I pack on the pounds. My battle isn't ab... Read more
I had a great 10k today
I have participated in the local 10k several times. There's always a great turnout, and it's a lot of fun. This event celebrated it's 10th anniversary this year, and it's the first running race event I ever registered for, back in 2003 (I think)... Read more
Happiness is being your own boss and doing what you LOVE
Nothing beats this feeling.
I'm never late to work, I get along great with my boss and all my coworkers (it's just me!). I will never get a pink slip or a bad review. I take... Read more
If you hate your credit union, raise your hand
To my extreme surprise, today I received an overdraft notice from a debt I recently made payment on.
I wrote the check for $39.00- not exactly a huge sum, but that's aside from the point.
The point is, I know I'm good for $39.00 because, ac... Read more
HOW do either of us really know?
Every day, I run a nutritional report, summarizing everything I've entered on my SparkPeople nutrition tracker. Every day, I get a lecture. It goes something like this:
'You're not getting enough potassium. Eat something with potassium. What's... Read more
Anti-frizz hair product rave!
My hair is naturally frizzy. I flat iron it because I want a nice, smooth look. However, precipitation will usually undo all my effort in a matter of seconds.
It has rained all weekend, kind of a cold drizzle. The stuff of which hair nightmare... Read more
This has gotten out of hand
Be vigilant. It could happen to you.
I've been telling myself I would put more effort into my health and fitness journey for the past four months.
The weather's been cold, wet, and miserable. I never make any progress in the winter. In fact... Read more
At least I have my academic achievement to carry the weekend
Today I had a big Botany exam. One hundred questions, multiple choice and matching.
I studied while driving to school (okay, not a great idea, but I was late and hadn't really studied). I walked into class twelve minutes late, grabbed my test... Read more
One snowfall and they roll up the sidewalks....
Our first significant snowfall in many years here in central Virginia, and the whole town has ground to a halt.
After just a few hours confined to my office, I had cabin fever. Once the storm passed, I shoveled the sidewalks (I actually love s... Read more
"We just KNEW you were cool."
I just returned from a weekend in Los Angeles. Oscar weekend, no less.
Although I have flown for business no less than SEVEN times in the past six months, this was my first "vacation" since June of 2007. Really, it wasn't so much of a vacation... Read more
Who needs kids when I have a husband?
Okay, I know I shouldn't leave the kitchen while something is cooking on the stove, but it's not like I was HOME ALONE.
Or was I?
It couldn't have been five minutes, but when I came back to check on my dinner, I found it burning. I pushed PA... Read more