words to eat by....... Read more
we're home. 5 pounds heavier, but well within maintenance range, unlike last year when the 5 lbs were added to the 10 lb weight gain from the spring. probably quite a bit of salt and water weight from the last legs of travel - not to mention th... Read more
re-igniting the spark...
i am still traveling, but this morning i feel that i have finally caught up from jet lag, finally caught up from the piles of work that overflowed into this week of travel despite my best efforts, and finally have a little time to reground mysel... Read more
9 years (!!) sparkiversary!
i honestly can't remember what it was that brought me to sign up for sparkpeople 9 years ago today. i don't remember where i was on the weight roller coaster (though i know that in 2007, i was up around 140 lbs). i didn't do much with spark, tho... Read more
hanging in - barely
this is it. the last weekend of our four months on molokai, a time when a year ago i had faded from spark people and gained back most of what i had lost. and this year i had determined not to repeat the pattern, and it looks like i've made it. w... Read more
goose goofs off day
the word for the day: goofing off.
my kids had a book about a goose when they were small; a goose who visited all his friends, who were all busy, but goose had decided to take it easy and goof off that day. ever since, the family has referr... Read more
day 4 spring 5% challenge - breathe!
ahhhh... the word for the day is ... breathe... finally a break after the dominos of deadlines the past two months. we went for a run, and for the first time in forever, did the two loops (or laps) for a five miler instead of the quick, fit it i... Read more
day 3 5% challenge
insanity was the word for monday. as balanced as sunday was, i paid for it on monday. with a little added stress - i had a major deadline due by the end of the day that i had worked on all weekend (albeit with no alarm), and could not be late. s... Read more
day 2 - spring 5% challenge
balance was the word for the day. time for everything. plenty of work done (even a project delivered) but still managed a beautiful morning walk on the beach. we try to vary it each day - something different, something new, maybe for the year, o... Read more
day 1 of the spring 5% challenge
and a good day it was. no alarm - which meant i slept until 1:30 a.m.; i know that doesn't sound like sleeping in, but for me it was. perhaps didn't get as much work done as i should have, but not gonna stress about it - plenty of time for stres... Read more
spring 5% challenge
today is the day - the spring 5% challenge begins. i'm on the walkers, joggers, runners and gadgeters team - the perfect team for me, since we walk every day, and we are struggling but managing to fit in a couple of jogs/runs per week - and boy ... Read more
this week was probably the worst week yet for work - and this morning was the worst day yet for the scale. i do indeed know what it is all about; that feeling of "i worked so hard, i deserve to enjoy this...." fill in the blank, in yesterday's c... Read more
having it all...
so as discombuberated as wednesday was, somehow i managed to put it all together on thursday. stress woke me up early enough after working the usual night shift, and it was cool enough, that we could go for a run - and DH suggested that instead ... Read more
one of those days... or the good, the bad, and the ugly...
yesterday was indeed one of those days.
i'll start with the good - you may have noticed photos of two dogs on our walks over the past weeks; hannah "found" us and "adopted" us here on the island of molokai, where stray dogs and cats seem t... Read more
march madness and a slam dunk... plus eggplant dip recipe, sort of
well,not the madness and slam dunk you would think about... took the morning walk at the beach to get the dogs to run - look how calm and nice the sea was:
if you get to... Read more
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