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It's dark and ugly outside, even though it's 3 in the afternoon.
It can't seem to decide if it wants to rain or snow.
I'm tired, even though I slept 10 hours last night.
I feel like taking a nap but, then again, I have a million... Read more
Sunday this and that
I finally got my winter tires put on yesterday --- and today it reached a high of 66 degrees?
I'm going to have a very tight couple of weeks till my next paycheck from the language school. It will include my Christmas bonus, however! Yay to... Read more
October Wrap-Up/November Goals
October Goals were to...
*Lose 2-4 pounds - didn't do that, but didn't gain either.
*Log at least 1200 cardio minutes - passed that by some 150 minutes
*Burn SP recommended calories each week - did that
*Track and stay in calorie ran... Read more
Squash on the Sofa
That's what I've titled this photo. It is what it is.
Hokaido pumpkin has been "in" lately. You can use the skin, too. So I just cut it up, remove the seeds, boil it, add b... Read more
I feel like I have a bazillion things on my mind. Time for a Mind Clutter List again, I guess. If I don't get my mind focused soon, I'll be making lists of my lists! Actually, this post IS a list of lists:
THE GOOD: (1) I've had an increase... Read more
---the way up
---the way down
I got back from four days in Switzerland on Friday. We had fabulous we... Read more
Here's how I did in September:
*Lose two more kilo (ca. 4 pounds) in time for October retreat - lost 1 (2 pounds) and I'm good with that
*Log 1200 cardio miles - logged WAY more than that, probably 1400+
*Burn SP recommended number of c... Read more
Just for fun, I decided to google that old saying about how it takes more muscles to frown than to smile.... Read more
Time to see how I'm doing on reaching those September goals:
*Lose two more kilo (ca. 4 pounds) in time for October retreat. I'm calling this my "4 by 4" challenge since I leave on October 5.
--- am down 1 pound so far!
... Read more
September Health and Fitness Goals
*Lose two more kilo (ca. 4 pounds) in time for October retreat
*Log 1200 cardio miles
*Burn SP recommended number of calories each week
*Track and stay in Calorie range at least 5 days a week
I have lots of other goals that I'm workin... Read more
It sure feels like it, too! Temps in the lower 50's and rain, rain, rain. I hope the summer is not quite over weather-wise. A "golden October" would be nice, please. Thank you.
Today I'm without my car. Louise is in for her mandatory 2-year... Read more
The first week of my Spark "comeback": The structure of working what some people call a normal schedule certainly helped keep me on track this week. Regular meal times, no time for extra snacking, etc. Lost the kilo that I gained on my last tri... Read more
Up and running
Email is up and running again. I made some adjustments on my laptop and it seems to be running more smoothly, too.
And so am I, altho I'm taking it slow. I'll start tracking exercise again today. I've been getting in my 30 minutes intentio... Read more
Jet Lag Chapter ?
I'm too tired to write much of a blog post, but thought I'd share a photo of me with the two lovely people I spent most of last week with - my dear dad and one of my cousins. ... Read more
Packing - Again!?
I'm just winding up a term paper for a Monday deadline. The prof was very gracious in allowing me such a long extension. It's been particularly hard to concentrate, not just because of the emotions and such --- but because it's been so HOT here.... Read more