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Pushing Pause
Sunday, January 29, 2012      2 comments

I don’t do it often. Now, I’m not like a few of my friends who spend most of the day, every day at the gym, but I do get my workouts in. I am a lot more conscious of how long I’m sitting at work and get up to run up the stairs or get more ... Read more
There's a treadmill in my basement!
Sunday, January 22, 2012      1 comments

There’s a treadmill in my basement! Woo Hoo! It’s not shiny and glossy and new; it’s one that someone else has used and loved and moved on from. At least I like to think they’ve moved up to a better machine. Maybe they just moved. It IS an... Read more
Little Engine
Sunday, January 08, 2012      2 comments

They told me, and it’s not that I didn’t believe them. I guess I hoped it wouldn’t be the same for me. Maybe it’s because it happened near the holidays? Maybe it’s because it happened when the weather got colder? Maybe because it’s when da... Read more
Mind Monkeys
Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

They are driving me insane. But I have been working on Qigong and am having the same troubles I’ve always had with any form of meditation. My Sifu calls them Mind Monkeys, and I’m beginning to think that’s a perfect description! Focu... Read more
Feeling guilty
Friday, December 16, 2011      11 comments

I’ve lost over 100 pounds. WHY does saying that make me feel guilty? The few people I’ve actually told this to have been so happy for me. Two of them have lost over 100 pounds themselves so they know how it feels. The other is the trainer at ... Read more
Friday, November 25, 2011      3 comments

Well, I did it! Not the BIG it! I have 13 more pounds to reach my end-goal, but I DID slide from the overweight category to the ‘within my range’ category! Remember when I panicked and wrote about still being obese? It seems like yes... Read more
I used my head!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      1 comments

GolfChick 2-0 posted links to some great articles in the RedSox Nation’s Holiday Challenge thread to help us get through the holiday season. Something in one of them really struck me. It was just a note at the end of a calorie-saving swap. ... Read more
Kicking my butt
Friday, November 11, 2011      1 comments

Ugh. This time change is kicking my butt! It's also making me realize how much of a tight schedule my body was on. I don't know if that's good or bad? But now I'm cast adrift. I used to eat breakfast at about 0730, but now, 0630 rolls in a... Read more
Sunday, October 30, 2011      5 comments

I'm tired of hearing it! I know you don't mean it, but it hurts. So does the jealousy behind the remark. "Oh man, you look great! I HATE you!" I'm glad (oh so glad) that you think I look great. But as you know, this didn't happen over... Read more
Friday, October 07, 2011      1 comments

When I was a child, when I lived in my favorite house, and had my own room, I would look out my bedroom window in the early morning, and hovering over the mountains was a huge crescent moon and Venus. I know it couldn’t have been every morning,... Read more
A great day!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      2 comments

Well, that was surprising! Fiona and I have been training to run the Virtual 5K over Halloween/Samhain week, and are very excited at the thought! (Fiona being my Border Collie for those who don’t know!) So we joined the program to sta... Read more
They Noticed!
Sunday, September 18, 2011      1 comments

This change of lifestyle, this re-working of myself, is for me. Just for me. I’m doing this because I got tired of looking in the mirror and hating what I saw. Because I used to be a healthy person. Because Granddaddy had his first heart attack ... Read more
One Blog
Sunday, September 11, 2011      0 comments

One blog a week. That’s how low I’ve set my standards, and yet meeting them is hard, hard, harder than I imagined. Keep writing. Just keep writing. The more you write, the better you write. Write one blog a week for your SparkPage. It doesn’t ha... Read more
A Simple Thank You
Sunday, September 04, 2011      2 comments

For the past few days I’ve been trying to think of adequate words to thank the people at SparkPeople, and SparkPeople itself, for being there. For giving me the tools to get through a trying time not only in a healthy manner, but continuing to l... Read more
The Return of Bozko
Saturday, August 20, 2011      0 comments

He first came into our lives just over a year ago when the Redbud tree was flush with blooms. Outside the gate he stood, long tongue lolling, long tail wagging, pale eyes smiling. We tried to ignore him. We hoped he’d go away, but he didn’t. ... Read more

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