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Where Have the Last Three Months Gone? Seriously?!

Thursday, June 12, 2014      2 comments

I look at my Start Page every day, but I'm shocked that I haven't really BEEN here for three months! It should be no surprise that I'm still waking up every morning, wondering what it will take for me to put myself first every day. I've spent so... Read more

Body Media Troubles (help?)

Monday, March 17, 2014      5 comments

I have the LINK armband. I've been (mostly) wearing it since last Summer. There have been a couple of glitches but, since spending all of this time with it, I pretty much understand how it works and what it wants from me. But now, all of th... Read more

It's Been Decided, Then.

Friday, March 07, 2014      2 comments

This, again, is for me. I say this because I'm amazing at starting things, but I've been quite the disaster at any follow-through. I'd have given up on myself by now, but this is the only me I have and I'm just stubborn enough to truly bel... Read more

Yesterday

Wednesday, February 19, 2014      4 comments

I found a quote from a book that I read a couple of years ago. The book, itself wrecked me. But these words, read yesterday in a moment of... deep realizations, touched me where I am at this moment in my story. "Sometimes I can hear my b... Read more

There You Are

Saturday, February 15, 2014      2 comments

It's the up and down of my flickering resolve that confuses me the most. I'm saying, as a simple matter of fact and without the least bit of drama, that I feel that I'm somewhat missing from myself. It's the only thing I can come up with to... Read more

The Best Surprise

Monday, February 03, 2014      4 comments

This girl turned 46 yesterday. I don't know, I seriously cannot wrap my head around the number. I just feel as though I'm in my 30s. My husband greeted 50 two weeks ago, and neither of us can match the reality to what it feels like to be us. In ... Read more

It's a Real Live Start

Saturday, February 01, 2014      2 comments

I don't know why I've been so blocked when it comes to exercise. My history remembers that I really love it when I do. I've INTENDED to start for several months now, but I am a master at talking myself out of things I don't want to do. I lo... Read more

144 Days to Make a Noticeable Start

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      4 comments

My husband and I became sick with a choking, hacking chest cough. It's weird, because neither of us have felt sick at all, other than the exploding headache that happens with each coughing episode. It's more annoying than anything. I had the har... Read more

Where Do I Want to Go? Where DON'T I want to go?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      4 comments

I started tracking miles a couple of days ago. For all my time here, I didn't really realize that I could do that and get miles trophies from Sparkpeople. I love trophies. This seems like a rockstar tophy. I haven't gone anywhere yet, but I wil... Read more

I'm Moving In and Changing Things

Thursday, January 02, 2014      2 comments

I'm not sure why I started this "word of focus" thing. I tend to not be much of a joiner. But last year I breathed the word "Present" every day. I forget seventy-two things every single day but, somehow, throughout the year, I remembered that. H... Read more

Hey There, Baby New Year!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      2 comments

I haven't weighed since this weekend, but I DO know that I lost 3 lbs. between the beginning of December and Christmas day. It's not much for some, but significant for me. I plan to weigh in a day or two, once I've flushed a bit of pistachio sod... Read more

Mindful. Chuckle Wryly or Cry. Oh Boy!

Sunday, December 15, 2013      1 comments

In 2006 (or so) I stepped on a scale at my first ever Weight Watchers meeting. I have always had an issue with my weight, but I had such a hard time facing it. I really hoped that I had been pretty good at hiding it. That's how disconnected... Read more

Time For Real Change

Saturday, October 26, 2013      3 comments

Once again, it has happened too many times to count, I awoke in the wee morning hours feeling the literal and figurative burden of the me I have become. I'm only writing here now because I need to organize my head. I think that, once I begin mak... Read more

You'll Never Be Perfect...

Friday, October 18, 2013      2 comments

I just have time to share this: I'm a photographer and I love to draw from other photographers who inspire me. My Senior Season is just about wrapped up- the shooting and editing, anyway, and I hope to be back here next week. I ha... Read more

Cycles (heads up- a wordy, retrospective, begin again blog)

Saturday, September 28, 2013      2 comments

One morning I woke up and realized I was way too fat. That day was 25 years ago. Since then, I have been collecting diet and fitness information in my head the way the modern woman collects boards on Pinterest. I'm noticing lately, since I'... Read more


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