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A new chapter begins.....

Saturday, February 08, 2014      1 comments

A year of silence! I never forgot Sparkpeople or the lessons learned, and I did watch my diet. I walked neighborhoods, knocking on doors and talking with Sandy Storm people.... put up tables and chairs for events, sat in unheated foodbanks off... Read more

Hanging in there, readjusting time

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      1 comments

'been a long time since I have been here. I started a job working sometimes 6 days a week, and between lack of sleep and the fulltime job, I have been passing out before I can exercise. I have been watching what I eat, yet no time to track it ... Read more

keep going!

Monday, October 15, 2012      0 comments

I am still working on trying to get back to "human" hours, but make sure I have a nap regardless. What a difference in my energy level! I can shampoo the rug, do 2 loads of laundry, cook, clean, finish a xmas project, and still do some time... Read more

short days, short nights.... but holding steady!

Saturday, October 06, 2012      0 comments

It's been a while, but I have still been mindful of my exercise and eating. Sleep has changed, sometimes not getting to bed until 3am but I am getting a more restful sleep when I do get there. I just moved my bedtime ritual to a later hour to ... Read more

Seize the day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012      0 comments

I used to see a nice day and say, "gosh, it would be nice to get out and... " but would get distracted doing other things and it wouldn't be done. There were days I could have worked out if I pushed myself, but I would think that another day ... Read more

change change change....

Friday, August 10, 2012      0 comments

First the scale broke. then my sleep became more often interrupted. then my relief worker didn't show up on time... ever. the list goes on. I took a step back, probably more than I needed to. By the time I bought another scale, I had... Read more

life is good when things start to get into place...

Thursday, July 26, 2012      0 comments

once in a while angels come to visit... a friend needs a place to stay and fits into your needs as closely as a puzzle piece in the picture. An angel of a friend has returned to our life and with a modest change on my part, we have I believe f... Read more

still here, after all these years...

Saturday, July 07, 2012      1 comments

I should put this as my status today. it's been a long haul to pull myself back to the level of exercise I was a couple of months ago. Sick, situation here leaves me with little sleep some nights (but I learned long ago to make the best of ... Read more

whoops I done it again

Thursday, June 14, 2012      0 comments

I am noticing that when times get tough, I don't push through it with the same gusto. Sleep patterns have continued to be erratic and I need to jump up several times a night to attend to my sweet person... maybe 3 hour naps between most nights ... Read more

16 days and counting....

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      1 comments

It might not be much to lose for some, but these last 10 lbs in addition to the nightly adventures here seems to make Mt Everest look like an ant hill. Stress, lack of sleep, and sudden schedule changes seem to try to derail me from my usual sc... Read more

making the best of what time is available!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      0 comments

Tonight is the first night I actually had an uninterrupted segment of exercise. I had plans to go to the fitness center but tend to have this pollyannish belief that my time is apparently made of rubber and any number of tasks can fit into it! ... Read more

to sleep, perchance to dream? well, not recently....

Thursday, May 24, 2012      0 comments

And here I thought I was back in the saddle!! Well, my wonderful parent had other plans. It's been a couple of weeks of guessing when I would be able to shut my eyes for any length of time. It has goofed up my whole schedule. I was determine... Read more

I... I ... Oy.. oy oy......

Friday, May 11, 2012      0 comments

When you feel like your life is controlled by others or outside influences, the article I read today said to put "I" back into my language. Another article said, sleep is very important to good health and losing weight ... if choosing betwee... Read more

Superwoman is taking a coffee break

Sunday, May 06, 2012      1 comments

We are in a new phase of lifestyle.. yanno, be flexible, right? Sometimes I wish I had control over my schedule. Sleep? whats that? Getting 8 hrs of sleep might mean 4, then up to help get someone to the bathroom, another 2, and settle a nigh... Read more

Holidays, no matter when

Sunday, April 15, 2012      1 comments

I am a fulltime caretaker, who gets some breaks during work hours. Family members are either distant or hostile-- a decades old situation-- and life is happier with a peaceful day without their presence. Holidays, that's another story though. ... Read more


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