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I'm alive... again. still. it's a new chapter in my life.
after 10 years taking care of my father, he passed away a year ago this past May. It's been a tumultuous and emotional year. Struggling to get back in the saddle for myself, alone at the top of the generational heap, and getting through the... Read more
I miss Sparkpeople. I also miss having the weight loss I had achieved before. it's been one Sandy recovery job, one dissertation, and less than a year later losing my father in May later. I started exercising again finally... have the same to... Read more
A new chapter begins.....
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
'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
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!
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!
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....
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...
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...
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
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....
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!
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....
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......
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