Great Honor (with pic)
For the past three and a half years I have been working on Taiji. I know a lot of people do Tai Chi as relaxation, which is great; However, I am fortunate enough to be learning Taiji as the Martial Art it originally was designed to be. My Sifu (... Read more
I donít do it often.
Now, Iím 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 Iím sitting at work and get up to run up the stairs or get more ... Read more
There's a treadmill in my basement!
Thereís a treadmill in my basement! Woo Hoo!
Itís not shiny and glossy and new; itís one that someone else has used and loved and moved on from. At least I like to think theyíve moved up to a better machine. Maybe they just moved. It IS an... Read more
They told me, and itís not that I didnít believe them. I guess I hoped it wouldnít be the same for me.
Maybe itís because it happened near the holidays? Maybe itís because it happened when the weather got colder? Maybe because itís when da... Read more
They are driving me insane.
But I have been working on Qigong and am having the same troubles Iíve always had with any form of meditation. My Sifu calls them Mind Monkeys, and Iím beginning to think thatís a perfect description!
Focu... Read more
Iíve lost over 100 pounds. WHY does saying that make me feel guilty?
The few people Iíve 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
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 Ďwithin my rangeí category!
Remember when I panicked and wrote about still being obese? It seems like yes... Read more
I used my head!
GolfChick 2-0 posted links to some great articles in the RedSox Nationís 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.
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Kicking my butt
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
I HATE YOU!
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
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 couldnít have been every morning,... Read more
A great day!
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 donít know!)
So we joined the program to sta... Read more
This change of lifestyle, this re-working of myself, is for me. Just for me. Iím 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 a week. Thatís how low Iíve 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 doesnít ha... Read more
A Simple Thank You
For the past few days Iíve 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
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