Mother's Day has always been filled with mixed emotions for me. I love my mom. We've had some dysfunctional moments, but she really is a great person.
The problem lies with me. I always wanted to be a mom, had always planned to have chil... Read more
Today, I had to take my cat to the vet. He has been throwing up, not eating, and acting disoriented. He's 16 1/2 years old, so naturally, I assumed the worst.
Turns out, he's got a bacterial infection. I have to administer liquid antibio... Read more
Enjoying a lazy sunday, drinking coffee (an indulgence, since I normally avoid caffeine), cat in lap, and waiting for my boyfriend to wake up. Life is good.... Read more
It's been over a month since my last blog. I've lost a couple of pounds, reunited with an old flame, and the anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication is working really well. I took my niece & nephew to the movies and out to lunch, and then we c... Read more
Off the radar
I haven't spent much time on Sparkpeople in the last couple of weeks. Last week, I made the decision to go on anti-depressants. I'm not suicidal or anything--I've just had this persistent sadness with frequent crying jags. I realized that it ... Read more
Shopping for Pants
This evening, I went to Lane Bryant to buy a pair of pants. I asked if they had my size, and the clerk said, "I'm sorry, we don't make pants that small". VICTORY!!... Read more
Bitter New England Weather
The water pipes froze up last night. I'm fortunate to have a neighbor who has had to deal with this sort of stuff before, and had a portable heater. The rest was done with a hairdryer, and I've been instructed to leave the water dripping tonig... Read more
I should be on Week 3 of Couch to 5K, but due to weather issues (more snow) and scheduling conflicts, I'm still on Week 2. Technically, I don't have to finish until May, which is good, because it's going much slower than I thought it would.... Read more
Fighting the good fight
Today was my 2nd training session of Couch25K. I made it through the entire workout, but this time I didn't have to take an extra minute of walking through one of the walk/run intervals.
I remembered to bring my IPod and a pony tail holde... Read more
Couch-to-5K (Week 1, Day 1)
One of my goals for 2011 is to complete the 8 week, Couch to 5K program. I started today.
For those not familiar with the program, it is a graduated walking/running program. You train 3 times per week, for 8 months.
Let me just say ... Read more
The New Year
At the end of the year, I always find myself reflecting on the past 12 months. For me, the last 12 months have been a rollercoaster ride. I moved, finished my 1 year anniversary of my promotion at work, lost 16 pounds (and kept them off), star... Read more
Trying to get back into the routine
Lately, all my fitness minutes have come from packing, unpacking and cleaning. I have returned to the routine of keeping a food diary, and have re-committed to earning sparkpoints.
I'm still unpacking, still not settled in completely, but ... Read more
I have been missing in action here on Sparkpeople lately. Last Saturday, I moved into my new home. I brought the last load of stuff from my old place today, shopped for Christmas dinner, and took my first nap on the couch with the cat.
Th... Read more
A New Home
Well, it's official. I closed yesterday on the house. It's a "handyman special", so I will have a lot of work to do to get it to match the wonderful vision that I have in my head.
I realized yesterday morning why it has been so important ... Read more
Progress on the new place
I spent a few more hours yesterday at the new place, cleaning up. The good news is, I got a great deal on it. The bad news is, it needs extensive cleaning and removal of the former owner's stuff.
I didn't buy any Christmas presents on Bla... Read more