Well.... I'm breathing deep. Wiping away some - i'll admit it -- slow tears.
I'd postponed a weigh in for ten days... not because i hadn't been staying with my program.... but because the slow changes in my digestive problems had me feeling ... Read more
I want to keep what I wrote at start. But I also want to put a new intro up.
So, this blogpage will be my place to look back to. (If you're visiting, thanks for stopping by, and yet I'm not sure this is anything you want to read at this point... Read more
The black stones, gathered on a beach walk over labor day weekend, speak to my essence. Feel real to me. I will gather other true things, as I go along.
stone by stone. visualizing the pounds.
a manda... Read more
I've been an Elliptical person for many years now. I don't remember how that happened. Some talk about knees. Or maybe about relative (dis)comfort. Or because I'd been able to sustain more minutes on elliptical than treadmill. I stopped treadmi... Read more
Thanks to the amazing women I've found in the SP pages today, I am believing that I TOO can succeed. Bought some new products to copycat some of your great ideas for menus, and will think of you as I get my self in motion 5-6x week and for high... Read more
September Vision Wish -- Goals Action & Practice
A new month. New Spark. New Goals.
I WANT IT: to get under 200 lbs.
September will get me closer to that goal.
I will break the 'plateau' of the second half of August.
(& D... Read more
Okay. I admit it. I've been feeling superstitious since a week ago when the scale didn't move. I lowered my calorie level on average last week -- (Wrong move). And I didn't up the exercise/fitness/activity. So: There isn't some 'jinx' on me.... Read more
The following is a story well-known to almost every Chinese. It was written four or five centuries ago by philosopher Li Yukou in his book Lie Zi.
There was a ninety-year old man called Yu Gong in China, who had two big mountains in front o... Read more
Hey there. Yes sir & mam. Another sunny day in not-Mayberry.
A lovely day, really.
I've been feeling more IN MY BODY (present in my skin and sinew and muscle; moving differently and better; feeling more lively generally). This is all... Read more
Well, the elliptical machine is again my first choice for regular endurance minutes. Easier on the knees. And the back. But I just realized that the SP calculators really seem to overestimate the calorie burn per 30 minutes. I guess I'll just ... Read more
There's a great metaphor used in a book called "Switch", wherein the author speaks of the two parts of our selves -- the Rider (analysis, knowledge, director) and the Elephant (the day to day, Do-er and mover). I'm delighted with how SparkPeopl... Read more
I've never before had "high blood pressure". Over all the many years of my life, I've always come in at a beautiful 120/80 or thereabouts. And, this, no matter what I weighed; and for most of my years, i have been, in the medical nomenclature, ... Read more