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morning cuppa spark - it worked
Sunday, February 26, 2017      15 comments

yesterday's plan worked. i "slept in" until 2 a.m. (today until 1:30), did a one mile leslie video, worked until 6, slept again. we had the plan - a one mile walk after morning coffee, another before lunch, one more after the afternoon siesta/c... Read more
morning cuppa spark - finding the balance, finding the formula
Saturday, February 25, 2017      22 comments

when life runs smoothly, the goal is balance - diet and exercise (calories in and out), work, relaxation/stress release, sleep. all are necessary for maintaining a healthy lifestyle - which is really what we maintainers are doing. but when ... Read more
evening cuppa spark - well, not quite...
Saturday, February 25, 2017      21 comments

no, yesterday did not quiet go as planned. my excellent streak of 15,000 steps a day finally gave way - one more walk would have done it, but by then i had only a couple of hours in which to sleep - and i chose sleep. it was essentially work all... Read more
morning cuppa spark - making it work
Thursday, February 23, 2017      11 comments

ok. so the fan is being hit by the proverbial you know what. and today i am trying something new - instead of taking the full morning walk until lunch, we are doing small walks - around the cul de sac, which has just measured in at .65 miles. to... Read more
afternoon cuppa spark - a quick fix!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017      15 comments

so many words, so little time - especially when trying to balance exercise into the equation. so today, i am living it - work, sleep, exercise, good food, work, repeat... and the exercise included the daily photo ops, which i will share here: ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - a good run, a great workout
Tuesday, February 21, 2017      16 comments

yesterday was run #12 since we arrived here on molokai, and since returning to running following the break first for hiking season, then for the time when DH was sick and recovering from shingles in the fall and early winter. the weather was coo... Read more
afternoon cuppa spark - danger danger danger....
Monday, February 20, 2017      10 comments

so the scale was not happy this morning. and i know why... work pressure. didn't wanna. finally finished... ate. too. much. time for beck's seven questions: 1. What kind of thinking error could I be making? i don't care. now.. but ... Read more
afternoon cuppa spark - back to routine
Sunday, February 19, 2017      11 comments

from seizing the day to ho hum, another routine day in paradise... up in the night for work, sleep, morning coffee on the lanai, walk/photo adventure, lunch, siesta, work, zen weeding in the garden, celebrate sunset, dinner... repeat. meals... Read more
afternoon cuppa spark - some days you have to just carpe that diem!
Saturday, February 18, 2017      39 comments

mornings start the same - DH makes us coffee, we sit on the lanai, sipping, discussing what he read after i disappeared in the evening (i go to bed at 8), and what my work night was like. i let him know the plan for the day's meals. and then the... Read more
afternoon cuppa spark - uphill and beyond
Friday, February 17, 2017      14 comments

so today was running day. long and slow and HOT. yeah i know. not too many of you are not dealing with hot right now. in fact, if i were at home in winthrop, i'd probably be pushing the snowblower instead. but here in molokai, we headed ou... Read more
morning cuppa spark - phew!
Thursday, February 16, 2017      12 comments

well, yesterday was not what i had planned. which is actually the problem - poor planning. it turns out that the day i took off earlier this week was a case of ignorance is bliss. and blissful it was. because i totally forgot a project that was ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - bring it!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      34 comments

there is a real culture of healthy living here on the west end of molokai. every morning people are out, walking, running, biking - enjoying the tropical smells, the gorgeous views, but moving. young. old. thin. not so thin. since we arriv... Read more
morning cuppa spark - mental health day
Tuesday, February 14, 2017      27 comments

oh boy did i revel in it - a day off at this time of year! my work has freedom in that i can be anywhere in the world with an internet connection, and i can take off any day when there isn't work... it's just that this time of year that's about... Read more
morning cuppa spark - monday
Monday, February 13, 2017      14 comments

yep, it's monday. and for me it will be one of those special days - a day off! after pushing the envelope with work the past few days (don't even know how many), i will get to play today. meals are planned - repurposing weekend food, lunch ... Read more
morning cuppa spark - rules rewl
Sunday, February 12, 2017      14 comments

as i have mentioned many times before, two books have heavily influenced my maintenance journey: beck's diet solution - train your brain to think like a thin person, and barbara berkeley's refuse to regain. the rules and beckniques that i learn... Read more

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