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Fight, flight, and dealing with life... slow learner here.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      14 comments

Funny how the big things in life turn one to a philosophical side. The part of me that sits to the side and observes "how'm I doing?" is on active duty, recording away for assimilation into the "me report". In this blog, my little cave where i... Read more
A quiet night after two evenings of phone calls
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      9 comments

I'm amazed at how exhausting conversation can be. Yesterday was an "off" day from the half marathon training, but I spent the evening in back to back phone calls with family, pacing the kitchen, dining room, living room circle. Processing, pro... Read more
Using what you've learned in real life situations
Monday, February 07, 2011      18 comments

You're traveling along on your Spark journey, improving your health, learning to deal with your emotions without turning to the food, learning to manage your stress, getting physically stronger, dropping pounds or maintaining a healthy weight. ... Read more
Workout interrupted
Sunday, February 06, 2011      23 comments

I was on the treadmill, over halfway to my planned six miles when the phone rang. It was one of those phone calls you don't want to get, and my phone doesn't ring without purpose on a Sunday morning. Those aren't the telemarketers or the fund ... Read more
Practice makes perfect?
Saturday, February 05, 2011      17 comments

That old saying may not be completely true, in that I don't think "perfection" is a realistic goal in terms of nutrition and exercise. This is the year of "majority rules" for me. However, after having blogged about the surreal feeling of "nor... Read more
The surreal feeling of normal
Friday, February 04, 2011      13 comments

So, after the storm, you get back to "normal", right? You dig out, you go back to work, you try to figure out where you left off and start in again on whatever project you suspended before the storm hit. It feels a little surreal, this "no... Read more
The first BAD day, a test of Majority Rules
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      14 comments

So, yesterday was my second weather wimp day. Today is the third in a row. Monday I did OK. Yesterday not so much. I attempted to clear off my front steps. Came back in after turning the corner into the north wind, and seeing it still strea... Read more
Confession: I'm a weather wimp
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      17 comments

I'm reading my Facebook friends status proclaiming the 75 inches of snow predicted for where they are, etc. I wimped on freezing drizzle yesterday. I'm wimping again today and we're only predicted 1 - 3.5 inches of snow. Of course, that's on ... Read more
Monday update: training and the gadget
Monday, January 31, 2011      6 comments

I've been wearing the gadget off & on for a whole week now. I have been determining my limits. I really can't wear it the 23 hours they wanted us to to "baseline" without risking a skin rash. But I can wear it during my workouts and my normal... Read more
Last Sunday of the month... and that means...
Sunday, January 30, 2011      14 comments

Progress / maintenance pictures. I updated the front page to show the "year" of progress / maintenance, putting up one from the end of last January, and one from this morning. As we get closer and closer to where I reached my final "home range... Read more
The sun is shining...
Saturday, January 29, 2011      10 comments

it has been warmer all week, and those mounds of snow in the background of my page are slowly melting. Meanwhile, my trip to the sidelines with whatever bug it was on Thursday was followed by a shaky but improving return to work day on Frid... Read more
If you're too sick to work... are you too sick to Spark?
Friday, January 28, 2011      15 comments

When I was a kid, my mom had this rule: if you're too sick to go to school, you're too sick to play. That childhood training kind of lingers even now. It's not entirely true, you know. You can be too ill to be effective at work and still hav... Read more
Giving the gadget another chance
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      11 comments

Short background for those who missed earlier blogs: The "gadget" is a BodyMedia GoWear fit armband. I was excited to get it wore it two days, arm broke out. Folks gave me some suggestions, some of which aren't feasible (clear nail polish on ... Read more
Majority Rules Checkin
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      12 comments

I started tracking this "have at least a good day, 6 times a week" goal at the beginning of the year. It kind of started as a measurement of whether how I felt about each individual day contributing to how I felt about the week, the month, etc.... Read more
Pondering the stones
Monday, January 24, 2011      17 comments

While on my little trip last weekend, I happened into a gift shop, thinking about the folks back home on my little work team. I was looking for something that wasn't junk, wasn't too cheesy, and also fit in the budget. Didn't want to play favo... Read more

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