Pants on the Ground, Pants on the Ground...
This is a quick blog because today I am exhausted. I did an intense 45 minutes of water jogging plus I walked to the gym and back then walked to the post office and back, which amounted to about 2 miles of walking. I'm proud of myself for doin... Read more
Naming the Kittens
My husband and I are adopting two Persian kittens in June. We can't wait until they are old enough for us to take them home, but that doesn't stop us from thinking about them and what we should name them. We've been trying out names, but haven... Read more
Old Record Crushed!
Today I jogged for over 11 minutes straight!
When I joined SparkPeople, I struggled to jog for a minute. Not too long ago, I was really happy to be able to just barely jog for 3 minutes straight. Because of foot blister issues, I haven't ... Read more
Road to Enlightenment
I just read a message board thread about "AH HA" moments in relation to losing weight or getting healthy. I thought about it and realized that I have experienced a string of such moments including some mild insights and some really significant ... Read more
A Little Help From My Friends...
Today is, I hope Hope HOPE, the end of the grey cloud that has been the Retaliator. But no matter what, during this very trying week, I have found amazing support from some unexpected places. Thanks to all my SparkFriends who offered encourage... Read more
The All-Stress Diet
This week I lost 3.5 pounds. I'm thrilled that they are gone, but the truth is I've been on something of a doctor-unrecommended diet. And that would be stress.
The retaliation continues and I have been feeling a tremendous amount of stres... Read more
Victory Snatched from the Jaws of Retaliation
Last week I wrote about sticking up for myself. I'm still glad I did, because I gained a lot of confidence and insight. However, the person on the other end of the "sticking up for myself" was not nearly so pleased. In fact, this individual, ... Read more
It Hurts So Good
Stretching after a hard workout feels so good!
I took my usual Wednesday afternoon water jogging class today, but the instructor had a few new tricks up her sleeve. Boy, did she push us! Then, we spent the last 5 minutes stretching along... Read more
I'm Queen of the World!!!
A year ago on Good Friday I was told that my employer was terminating my employment ďfor purely economic reasonsĒ (aka laid off). Last year, Good Friday fell on April 10, so I guess that is the one-year anniversary of my job loss, but itís hard... Read more
Sticking Up For Myself
So Iím doing a favor for someone in a professional capacity. My involvement was only supposed to last a few months, but has turned into much more than that. Initially, this person was not particularly helpful or seemingly appreciative, but I d... Read more
Living Life and Learning
Today was wonderful.
My husband and I were invited over to our neighbor friends' house for brunch then to go with them sailing around the harbor. It was so nice to spend time with friends over a great meal then sail, enjoying the lovely w... Read more
I Am Grateful For...
I am grateful for:
- A wonderful, supportive, and loving husband
- Great friends
- My wonderful body for putting up with all my bad habits over the years
- A comfortable place to live in a safe, charming neighborhood
- (More than) Enou... Read more
Panera Bread's Pastries
I went to Panera Bread today for coffee with a friend. I'd never been there before. Everything looked so good and I really wanted a little something to go with my coffee. I especially had my eye on a Cobblestone sweet roll (cinnamon raising b... Read more
Learning to Cope
Yesterday was one of the worst days Iíve had in a long time. By the end of the day I was so exhausted mentally, emotionally, and physically. Thankfully, the sun was shining when I woke up this morning. I still feel residue from all of yesterd... Read more
Do I Give Up? What Is the Alternative?
Iíve been looking for a job as an entry-level attorney for almost a year now. The anniversary of my lay off holds psychological significance. Do I really want to continue to hold out hope of getting an attorney position into another year? At ... Read more
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