essence: (from the Latin, essentia)
1. the qualities of a thing that give it its identity....
...we're on a break in between summer sessions here at the university this week which means no fitness classes at the student activity center... Read more
Using Small Goals to Reach My Goal Weight by the end of this year!
On June 21, 2010, I weigh 173.9 and I am posting the following goals:
By 7/01/2010, to weigh 171
By 8/01/2010, to weigh 167
By 9/01/2010, to weigh 163
By 10/01/2010, to weigh 159
By 11/01/2010, to weigh 156
By 12/01/2010, to... Read more
Off Schedule Contributed...
I'm thinking about yesterday, I was off schedule due to an early morning eye doctor's exam. I was off schedule when I took a late lunch hour to help my daughter with childcare so she could get to work on time. Didn't get any fitness minutes in... Read more
Friday, My Own Little Case Study
Day by day, looking back to a Friday, March 26th, I weighed 170.3. As I did on that Thursday, March 25th, I weighed 170.3. And then I saw it drop to 169.0 Saturday morning for a loss of 1.3. What did I do right on that Friday? What helped me... Read more
Thursday: My Own Little Case Study
Feeling like I NEED to PLAN ahead more and use what has worked for me in the past thus making my SELF my own little case study. April 15th was a Thursday. Weighed in that morning at 173.7, and 172.0 on the following morning for a 1.7 pound los... Read more
Wednesday: My Own Little Case Study
So I found myself telling another Sparker (ASTERGIRL), that when I do not get the results that I'm looking for, then I start to take a closer look at what has worked for me in the past. So I looked back on my daily weigh-ins and found days whe... Read more
May 14th Walk with several South Bend Sparkers
IUSBDEB, LEAHSDAD, KASSIANDORA, Leah, SWDOTB2 and FVHORVATH walked together on campus. It was very enjoyable. I found it to be rejuvenating after working all week in the ... Read more
May 13th, Thursday
It's just a matter of time.
And what I choose to do with it.
There doesn't seem to be enough of it.
And so my choices really do matter.
Discipline came to mind
As I was driving in to work this morning
Listening to music tha... Read more
May 11th, Tuesday
Arrived home from work with less than an hour to spare and "got right on" preparing a spinach/chicken recipe that's served over whole wheat couscous. I let the onions and green pepper and chicken breasts cook while I changed into my yoga "gear.... Read more
May 10th, Monday
"They say" that the key to survival is one's ability to adapt to change. And add to that one of my greatest fears is that I might gain the pounds I've lost back. I'm trying to stay focused on my weight loss goal while changes keep occurring in... Read more
April 27th, Tuesday
I'm finding my way through this transition time from what was an empty nest. And mere words do not describe the depth of love I feel for this little girl child, daughter ... Read more
April 12th, Monday
I noticed greater flexibility in last Friday's yoga class. Kim used a back bend at the wall, facing away from the wall, holding on to a block. (about 2-1/2 feet away from the wall on the mat). Bending back to touch the wall with the block, go... Read more
"waking sleeping giants in hamstrings" to take a step there, into the wake of just ahead...
Some of you might remember "Lee Threes." Three mini carrots, three strawberries, and now... three poems....
This one began in a Creative Writing Class by selecting three words from three columns of words: white...window...broken... As it ... Read more
Sharing Another Poem
Thank you, VALERIEMAHA and BRIGHTSPARK7, for encouraging me to share my poetry in a Spark blog. This poem is also published in the Analecta, a student publication, which will make its debute at the English Department Writing Awards ceremony tomo... Read more
Sharing My Poetry
Thank you, VALERIEMAHA, for encouraging me to share my poem in a Spark blog. It is published in the Analecta, a student publication, which will make its debute at the English Department Writing Awards ceremony this coming Saturday evening. M... Read more