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Independence: from the tyrant's side
Monday, July 04, 2011      9 comments

We celebrate the independence of the United States of America today. Independence was declared from a King and Country that taxed the nobles who had moved here but did not allow them a voice in Parliament. Anyway, that's what we are taught in ... Read more
Army Physical Fitness Test - woohoo!
Sunday, July 03, 2011      22 comments

I was living in my happy moments yesterday and feeling strong. It was two days early, but I got this idea in my head that "I need to do some strength training, as I have that APFT goal to take it on the 4th." Anyway, I warmed up on my trus... Read more
I missed the end of the month... better late than never...
Saturday, July 02, 2011      5 comments

End of the month coming on a Thursday kind of put a crimp in my style. But progress (in maintenance, as in loss) must be documented. So end of last June (2010) and this morning's photos are on the front page. Last night's one thing slopp... Read more
Observation and tracking changes the outcome
Friday, July 01, 2011      9 comments

I became a Nielsen family for a week starting yesterday morning at 5 a.m. Surprise! I think twice about turning on the TV and what I'm going to watch, knowing I have to write it down. Because it has to be five minutes within a fifteen minute ... Read more
Just a quickie!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      11 comments

Love my shiny stove top, thanks to several small efforts at "do one thing" morning and after work. Next in that: the stove front! I managed to clean the toaster as one of my "one thing" efforts and that side of the kitchen is starting to shap... Read more
In defense of crashing and burning
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      6 comments

It's truly part of the process. It's OK. Don't let it get you down. I have observed of recent episodes of going after the carbs, it has often been coupled with disrupted sleep cycles. When I couldn't get my nap in on Sunday (it just wasn... Read more
So, if you were wondering when I would next crash and burn...
Monday, June 27, 2011      5 comments

Sunday won the bet. I said it was a great afternoon for a nap, which it was, but I only nodded off for about five minutes. I proceeded to sedate myself with carbs. Today, back on track. Sundays are a tough day, especially when I start st... Read more
Mellers reprise - plus a good start on Sunday
Sunday, June 26, 2011      7 comments

I knew that last night my brother in law was going to be playing the role of Osgood Lissard, the villian in "Foul Works at the Fireworks Factory". I hadn't had a chance to see him shine in this one, I had been plotting to get out to see it some... Read more
Come Saturday morning...
Saturday, June 25, 2011      9 comments

I'm ta-da-da-dah with my friends... what is it about the aging process that makes a body forget the lyrics? Still, those of us in my age range will remember the tune! Yeah, those of you who just said, "She's high again" are right. High on... Read more
Now I'm freaking out...
Friday, June 24, 2011      16 comments

My "one thing" this evening started out to be pull a few weeds on the way to get the plastic chairs out of the shed and put them on the deck. Only, as I got close to the shed, I started to pull up some bindweed and suddenly, there in my bare ha... Read more
Support systems
Friday, June 24, 2011      10 comments

Discussing Support Systems is kind of like coming in to the middle of a movie. The first question about support systems is "what is this system supporting?" Which returns one to the start of the movie: values and goals. Given that you ha... Read more
It's not about the one thing...
Thursday, June 23, 2011      5 comments

it's about the attitude! It's all about the attitude. "Do one thing" is a philosophy my older sister read about somewhere and mentioned to me in conversation a few years ago. "When you are feeling overwhelmed... just do one thing." It do... Read more
Saying good-bye again
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      21 comments

It's only taken me 15 weeks to give away the leftover dog treats and food. My "one thing" after work tonight was to drop by the Humane Society and let some other animals have ... Read more
A long, slow jog
Monday, June 20, 2011      8 comments

That's what my son proposed we do on Sunday at 1 p.m. Meet him at the trailhead and we shall go on a long, slow jog. Well, knowing his fitness level, height, age and gender, I figured HIS long slow jog might just be a race pace for his mom. ... Read more
And on the seventh day, She rested...
Sunday, June 19, 2011      3 comments

Happy Father's Day to all the Spark Dads out there! A life with dignity has to include days of rest and relaxation. That's why this effort to "clean up my act" has to avoid becoming marathon / binge cleaning. A life of dignity includes go... Read more

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