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Gym Encounter and Speaking Up for Myself

Monday, December 22, 2014      7 comments

When I went to my small storefront gym today, we had a new manager. Hey, this is a great opportunity to speak up about how frustrating it is that only one of the tuners on the TV's transmits signals to our radio/MP3 players, so the sound often ... Read more

Food/Needs Connection

Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

MEMORIES & FOOD* Fudge - time spent in kitchen with Mother. The name "Harris fudge" even associates it with connection. Cheese - Sunday midday meals with Dad - him slicing up the Colby cheese Grilled cheese, tomato soup - being a... Read more

"What Do I Feel?"

Friday, December 12, 2014      7 comments

I avoided doing the homework in the later part of the "What Do I Feel?" chapter of "Life is Hard, Food is Easy" book by Spangle. I've been putting it off for days (?years?), most recently saying I had to be home alone. Today I put it off by go... Read more

Rebuilding Self Esteem - Chapter 4 of Life is Hard, Food is Easy

Monday, December 08, 2014      5 comments

Rebuilding Self Esteem - Chapter 4 of Life is Hard, Food is Easy (LIHFIE) This is a long chapter with lots to take in and work on. Spangle divides self esteem up into these three areas: How I see myself, what I say to myself and what I b... Read more

Chapter 3 - What's Going on?

Saturday, December 06, 2014      5 comments

Chapter 3 - What's Going on? from Life Is Hard, Food is Easy - by Linda Spangle The discussion of heart hunger and head hunger is very valuable, both types resonate with me. These issues are something I would benefit from paying more atte... Read more

November Monthly Goals Update

Monday, December 01, 2014      7 comments

Stopped doing much of anything to take care of myself and track my goals around the middle of the month. Kept tracking sleep. Having a very tough time, feeling drained, lonely, stressed by my personal issues, not great marriage and not having ... Read more

Day 3 Put Food in Its Place

Thursday, November 27, 2014      4 comments

Day 3 Thanksgiving Day I don't want to look at food issues today. DH says how are you going to build inertia if you skip after Day 2. Ugh. I want to buy stuff. And I am not a shopper. Might be a substitution for misusing food. ... Read more

Modification of Plan

Wednesday, November 26, 2014      3 comments

After reconnecting with the 100DWL group here on Spark, I am going to join them in restarting the book in January. Since I NEED something to focus on now, I am going to work in another one of Spangle's books - Life Is Hard, Food Is Easy. These... Read more

Updates - The Simple and Not So Simple Truths

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      9 comments

The simple truth - my mother died on September 23rd. The not-so-simple truth - my mother died on September 23rd. After a six day hospitalization. I stayed with her in her room. She was at peace and ready to go. Every day the staff would ... Read more

August Challenges - And On To September!

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      7 comments

AUGUST CHALLENGES SLEEP BET - I blew past my goal to average more than 7 hours of sleep a night! I averaged 7:49! I'd guess that I had been getting 6.5 - 7 hou... Read more

My Ice Bucket Challenge Video - With a Sunny Mary Twist (video blog)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      6 comments

Posting as requested by a dear Spark Friend - here is my video ;)... Read more

Day 7 I Can Do It; Day 8 Help Me, Please...*

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      3 comments

*"Day" blogs based on activities in Linda Spangle's 100 Day Weight Loss book. ********************* Day 7 I Can Do It Today is about becoming my own cheerleader. I set up my vision board on my Start Page to focus on words of encour... Read more

Bucket List Dilemma

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      4 comments

I am not sure why I am balking at writing a bucket list. Through my employer, I have access to an online wellness program that includes new ways to earn points each month - for August, we are to write a bucket list and accomplish one thing on i... Read more

Day 5 - Magic Notebook; Day 6 - Protect My Program

Monday, August 25, 2014      5 comments

Day 5 - Magic Notebook I like the idea of the magic notebook. I see it as two things really - a journal, which I have here through Spark's Planner, for longer writing; and a quick note like on a memo on my phone or paper in my pocket when ... Read more

My First "Race" of the Year

Monday, August 25, 2014      8 comments

Feeling underwhelmed, disappointed that my first "race" of the year was not the victorious return to running that I'd hoped. I used to run/walk intervals of 3 min/1 min. My recovery from the knee injury is going SO slow that I am still doing 3... Read more


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