...I was awakened by my husband, who was stroking my body and proclaiming it to be "luscious." Then we made love. Then he took the dogs for a walk, so I could take a post-coital nap. When he comes back, he will change the brake pads on my car... Read more
Fake it til you make it
Recently, an incredibly supportive Spark friend was nervous about an upcoming event. My two cents for having fun instead of letting nerves get the best of her -- fake it til you make it. After her event, she reported that it worked, and she ha... Read more
For weeks I have, somehow, managed to curb my emotional eating to a huge degree. At the point when my life was most in turmoil, I was able to keep it together pretty consistently...which meant that I got through my Father's death and funeral we... Read more
End of summer clean out
Sometimes, it feels good to clean out and have a fresh start. Today, I have spent the morning getting stuff off my desk, literally and figuratively.
I wrote ten thank you notes.
I filed a foot-high pile of papers.
I changed out m... Read more
Dealing with frustration...
Last week I was really honestly good with my eating and my exercise. I logged every meal except one dinner (which was too complicated to deal with) AND I drank water like a champ. And I didn't lose an ounce. Man, it's frustrating. So, of cou... Read more
Spent an incredible weekend in a workshop with Brooke Castillo, author of "If I'm so smart, why can't I lose weight." The workshop was not focused on weight, but was a sequence of exercises that were incredibly revealing and helpful. Check out... Read more
Sometimes, my teens are pleasant and lovely and I get a glimpse of the upstanding adults they should become. Other times, however, they are miserable and obnoxious and break the rules and remind me of all their faults in a way that makes me fea... Read more
Let the record show...
Today I logged all my food and was within my calorie limits.
Today I drank more than 8 glasses of water (of course, it's 1000 degrees outside, so that makes it easier!)
Today I rode the stationary bike for 30 minutes and then did stren... Read more
A new beginning
Until August 1st, the past few months have been all about my Dad's health. These last days have been about putting him to rest and going through the "official" mourning process. (I am defining the mourning process as different than the grievin... Read more
Rest in peace, Dad
After a long, terrible battle with a horrible, confounding, still-unnamed disease, my Dad passed away late Sunday night.
It is still impossible to believe.
My Dad was a big personality, and watching it all leech out of him, bits at a... Read more
Gratitude on the emotional roller coaster
The past two days I've been mired in the negative...pissed off at my mother and brother for slighting me. Today, my Dad took another turn for the worse, refusing all medication and treatment, including food and water. I was instantly able to p... Read more
I think I can...
OK, I can do this. After a day of feeling like the world was getting the best of me, today I feel more on top of things, more confident, more ready to be master of my own life.
This sandwich generation business is not easy. At the same ... Read more
Hitting the wall
The emotional roller coaster is catching up to me. Mostly, it shows up in the form of frustration.
I'm frustrated that I have turned my life upside down and my brother gets to fly away to his better weather and his career. My career is ... Read more
A minute for myself
It's 10am and I'm lying in bed with my laptop. Husband is still sleeping soundly, on his last day of freedom before beginning a new job tomorrow (he took a week off between jobs, and we were supposed to go on vacation, until everything happened... Read more
Dad's recovery continues this morning! I walked into his room (still in ICU) and was greeted with clear, focused, blue eyes that I love...and a thumbs up. He is beginning to whisper, and definitely still has his personality. He's being his us... Read more