Beginning Again or Just Going Forward
Every few years I decide to blog. This decision is like a New Year's resolution for me because, inevitably, I start to blog, make a few entries, and then I stop. Why do I do this? Why am I continually starting over? Why is it so difficult for me... Read more
Help Where I Least Expected It
Thought I was off from work today. I was poking around when my daughter said: "You'd better get going. You're going to be late for work." After insisting I was not working tonight, she said: "Go check the calendar. I'm sure you're supposed to wo... Read more
It's been a long time since I've been on SP, and even longer, since I really tried to stick to a healthy way of eating. Forget exercising. I can't remember the last time I thought about it seriously. All of these things have been put on the back... Read more
I'm doing better today.....
I'm doing better today. I was feeling really down yesterday. I was disappointed with myself,f because I wasn't keeping up with the exercises, involved in the challenge to which I had made a commitment. I was, basically, beating myself up, for a ... Read more
It's been a tough 6 weeks....
It's been a tough 6 weeks. First, my daughter was in the hospital with pneumonia. While she was there, my dad had a really bad respiratory infection. He's 87 with dementia. He's still able to do most things for himself. His respiratory infection... Read more
Why do these things happen?
Why do these things happen? It's a question which is asked over and over without ever having a real answer. No one knows. Why does a young mother lose a child at birth? No one knows what to say. There are, of course, the medical explainations ab... Read more
Rudy has returned.....
After tossing and turning and worrying about Rudy, my wayward cat, most of the night, he has come home. I was leaving to take my dad to day-care at 11:30 this morning, when I heard Rudy crying. He was sitting in a corner of the deck, waiting and... Read more
I'm feeling kind of down, right now.....
I'm feeling kind of down, right now. One of my cats ran out of the house, while I was at work. My son was going out the door and the cat took off. My son tried to get him back into the house, but was unsuccessful. The cat has done this twice bef... Read more
This was a tough week.....
This was a tough week, but I made it through in pretty good shape. My daughter was admitted into the hospital on Monday with pneumonia and my dad had the same respiratory infection. I was afraid he was going to end up in the hospital too. He's b... Read more
It was almost painful....
It was almost painful, tracking my intake today. I went over on everything, except protein and folate, of which I never seem to get enough. Today my protein intake was good. My folate was, again, too low. However, my calories were over.... WAY O... Read more
I can't find my scale....
I don't know where my scale is hiding. It's still packed away in one of the many boxes of stuff, I brought with me, from Florida a year and a half ago. It might be in a box in the garage or maybe in storage. Who knows?
I got my new startin... Read more
It seems I'm always starting over....
It seems I'm always starting over. I get on SP and start tracking my food and using the site. Things go well for a few days or weeks and, BAM... something happens in my life to disrupt my process and my progress. Yet, somehow this time feels dif... Read more
Things are getting better...
My daughter is doing well and will be leaving the hospital in the next day or two. Unfortunately, she won't be coming home. She'll be going back to the convalescent center for more therapy on her foot. Hopefully, she'll be home in a few weeks. I... Read more
Time is tight....
My daughter is in the hospital. She went to the emergency room during the night and they admitted her with abdominal pain. I think it's severe gastritis. She had it once before and was in the hospital for about 7 days. So, time is very tight for... Read more
Tired, but trying....
I was very tired today; one of my big triggers. I tried to make good choices about my grazing. That's what I do when I'm tired, I graze. A little of this, a bite of that, one piece of string cheese, a handful of wheat thins, and on, and on..... ... Read more