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New Rule, No New Shorts for Summer
Thursday, February 18, 2010      8 comments

Okay, it's been a warm bunch of days here in SoCal and during my walk this morning, I made a new rule for myself. Which I know better than to do as my rebellious self automatically decides to disobey. (smiling) I'll need new shorts this su... Read more
Sunshine walks, A/C, Calories by Brunch, and Day 1 -Again.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010      8 comments

Just some random thoughts for the day. Just got in from a sunshine walk and am sweaty and thinking of all the things I should be doing, but haven't been because my internal engine is stalled out. Maybe forever. So, I'm thinking of what my opt... Read more
How Many Day 1's Can I Seriously Create?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      9 comments

As I took out a new journal notebook to carefully outline my thoughts on Day 1, I had to smile at myself. Sometimes I'm too much even for myself to handle! (smiling) In trying to break habits, one in particular, I have sincerely had so man... Read more
Harry weighs 10 Lbs. I've Lost 3.5 Harries!
Monday, February 15, 2010      11 comments

Last week, when my little baby Harry went to the vet for his eye infection, he was weighed. He's a hefty 10 lbs. (William, his brother, is a feather by contrast. He must weigh 4, if that.) When I hold Harry, I get tired. Then I remember... Read more
History of Valentine's Day
Sunday, February 14, 2010      7 comments

There are varying opinions as to the origin of Valentine's Day. Some experts state that it originated from St. Valentine, a Roman who was martyred for refusing to give up Christianity. He died on February 14, 269 A.D., the same day that had been... Read more
Every Day Should be Valentine's Day!
Saturday, February 13, 2010      4 comments

Wishing all my sparkfriends a wonderful Valentine's weekend. But I do feel like every day should be lived like a holiday - full of love and kindness. And when you're being kind and loving to others, don't forget to be patient and kind to... Read more
Training Wheels
Friday, February 12, 2010      11 comments

I view my past 1.5 years since starting this healthier lifestyle a period of training wheels. After a lifetime of poor eating habits (I thought I was educated and ate well - smiling), the numerous tools I have learned are just beginning to sink... Read more
After a Month's Hiatus, And Yesterday's Blog, I Stepped On the Scale...Hooray! Hooray!
Thursday, February 11, 2010      16 comments

I was determined to break the freeze between me and my estranged scale (which I divorced about a month ago). What a great surprise to see that I've maintained my 34 lb. loss. Yes, I would like to get busy with the rest of the 16 lbs and ... Read more
Dusting Off My Estranged Scale
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      14 comments

About a month ago, I blogged that I was divorcing my scale. Guess I meant business because yesterday I smiled to see it is a bit dusty from lack of use. Long story short, up until the time when I started this healthier lifestyle (October 0... Read more
Thanks to All Who Helped Make Yesterday's Birthday Special
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      6 comments

Just letting you know how much I appreciated your good wishes. Thank you, sparkfriends. Have a wonderful day.... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me and Grandma
Monday, February 08, 2010      10 comments

I was born on my dear grandmother's birthday and named after her. My grandparents raised me for the first five years of my inhabiting this planet, and I miss them sooooo much. Today I'll be celebrating in peaceful, happy ways for us both. And... Read more
What I Usually Do, Well, Today I Didn't
Sunday, February 07, 2010      4 comments

I usually allow plenty of time when I'm going out to allow for traffic or whatever. Today I did not as I headed out for the symphony event. I usually know exactly where the venues are located. For example, I knew where this concert was go... Read more
Walking in the Rain
Saturday, February 06, 2010      10 comments

There's nothing like walking in the rain. Maybe because San Diego gets so little, but to me, it feels and sounds magical. The negative ions feed my soul. And walking is the best stress reliever I know. It's my fix for everything. Just got in... Read more
The Up Side to a Stressful Situation
Friday, February 05, 2010      12 comments

Okay, brought my Harry into the vet this morning. She's a great doc who does not try to up-sell and guilt you. He's got a corneal ulcer which is common for this breed of cat. He's got antibiotic eyedrops and I should see improvement soon. In... Read more
When Your Pet is Sick, The World Goes Sideways
Thursday, February 04, 2010      12 comments

Well, my Prince Harry has an eye closed. I've researched what to do and have been treating it tenderly. But will probably have to take him to the vet tomorrow. Honestly, this is not a good time for vet bills. On top of everything else, a pet... Read more

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