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Climbed that "hump" again .......
7/10/2014 5:26:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Did OK with eating - with one notable exception..........decided to try one special sweet treat (ice cream brick with dark chocolate)........I figure...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Wednesday again........
7/9/2014 7:32:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm both relieved (event cancelled - and I'm good with that), and also irritated (sigh........once again, saw evidence of *FOOD SABOTAGE BY FAMILY MEM...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

AAAGGGHHHH! :( :( :(
7/8/2014 4:43:02 AM,  3 COMMENTS

MORE, yes, MORE hassles wrt the PM gig (this time it's "time management", a concern of mine for many years).......I REALLY gotta get the $#!@@ outta t...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Sunday......
7/7/2014 5:18:19 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Got through the unpleasantries as best I could - there will be a *LOT* of ongoing work to be done wrt this issue, but it has begun in earnest (to some...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Recovery day......
7/6/2014 7:29:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Eating was not stellar (more sweets than intended), but a major meal (repast :( ) was essentially full-on veggie; while it wasn't in the plan, I felt...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Saturday report
7/5/2014 4:20:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was just fine - got a lot done, and balanced things with rest and relaxation (OK - "binge-watching", I'll admit - but as per normal, I did t...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

sigh.........
7/4/2014 6:48:41 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Thankfully I could take care of certain financial matters ahead of time - and one of my deposits was received a day ahead of schedule, which is *great...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

bleh.......
7/3/2014 6:51:33 AM,  5 COMMENTS

No real "oomph" or "spirit" right now - just going through the motions..........would just as soon NOT have anything to do with this "holiday" - shoul...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Wednesday......
7/2/2014 4:25:21 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Had to demur on a regular support event, sadly - my rule of thumb has been for many years..........if I have NO PAID TIME OFF, *PLEEEEEEASE* DO NOT AS...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Tuesday.......
7/1/2014 7:09:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Am still struggling to deal with this latest plateau and newly-reoccurring social anxiety.........forced myself to hang with a few colleagues at after...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

:(
6/30/2014 5:22:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Not in a great place :( 1) Plateaued :( :( :( - may want to increase the weigh-in period to 3, maybe even 4 weeks..........long periods seem to h...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Yikes!
6/29/2014 3:57:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

The travelers have returned home - at 3AM EST! What the..........? Can't understand why they didn't just sleep at the site and take off later in...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Last day "solo".......
6/28/2014 1:21:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

......and I'm taking *full advantage of it*! Extended workout, cleaning (above and beyond what I originally planned) - I may or may not walk ou...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

TGIF!
6/27/2014 7:10:43 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Spoke with the "campers" yesterday on afternoon break - things are going well, though it was hot at that point (it was fairly warm and humid here, too...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

"Hump day" climbed!
6/26/2014 5:18:31 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Had a request from extended family to help with an errand due to unforeseen circumstances - I was able to do that quickly, thankfully - also had a goo...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Mid-week
6/25/2014 4:21:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

With the quiet around me I was able to at least start work on some of the items I've had planned - still need further work, but at least it has been s...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Tuesday report......
6/24/2014 6:50:05 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday's webcast went as well as I could possibly have expected - of course, there were questions for me, but with the help of a coworker I fended...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

New week......
6/23/2014 7:11:31 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Anxious about a webcast I'm "starring" in this morning - making me a bit nervous (I have done these before, but not in a very long time)....... ...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Saturday report
6/22/2014 7:44:21 AM,  0 COMMENTS

WONDERFUL weather for both events! 224 Eating wasn't stellar - had one meal I normally wouldn't have at home, but it was to support a vend...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

OK - here goes!
6/21/2014 4:40:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

A full, *long* day of activity is ahead - hope I can keep up, enjoy the day, and stay on good track! 198 Weather is set to be *gorgeous* -...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Another Friday......
6/20/2014 6:49:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

......and another stingy day for team points! 39 Still doing well with food and exercise, though - however, tomorrow will be a challenge d...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

"Hump Day" climbed once again!
6/19/2014 4:48:59 AM,  1 COMMENTS

(vent on) Boy, do I hate stingy team points! 39 (vent off) Looks like there are plans afoot to look into some of the issues dogg...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Short report......
6/18/2014 7:36:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Not too much to say.........got a bill scheduled for payment (AHEAD of time - YAHOO! Always a *great* feeling to get that to happen, especially after...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Misery - thy name is *Monday* :(
6/17/2014 5:18:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Issues on BOTH jobs yesterday........AM: data source issues - should have been able to provide good quality output, but that apparently did NOT happen...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars! (RIP, Casey Kasem......)
6/16/2014 5:00:09 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I wanted to name this blog "Hell Before Heaven" (I'll explain shortly), but with Mr. Kasem's passing, I felt his signature line would be more appropri...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

AWESOME day!
6/15/2014 4:42:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Knees survived extended workouts - *including* a nice park walk, which ended up with a quick view of a local rose garden (turns out there was a specia...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Quiet day so far......
6/14/2014 5:34:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Sore knees got me up this morning (yeah, it's annoying, but not as bad as, say, someone else's snoring or coughing)........so I slapped on some coolin...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

6/13!
6/13/2014 7:23:15 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Good thing I'm *not* superstitious! 211 Felt a bit uneasy and unsettled yesterday - I hope my feelings aren't justified - I just don't hav...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Post-"hump day" report.....
6/12/2014 7:14:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Went to my evening meeting - despite the slightly shorter sleep time, I did well upon arising - changed up the workout (gave my new DVD a rest and wen...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Guess what day it is? :)
6/11/2014 5:40:50 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Of course, that "hump" must be climbed, whether it's a good, bad or indifferent kind of "hump"...... 101 Got some bills out of the way *A...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Sigh :(
6/10/2014 5:27:37 AM,  4 COMMENTS

PM job was very, *very* quiet - *LOVED* it! 104 224 Sadly, AM job had several technical glitches, so I couldn't get my product out t...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

And away we go - another week!
6/9/2014 4:10:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Meeting went well (I guess) - gave my report and took my leave immediately since I really didn't need to be there for anything else - I even skipped t...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Sunday.......
6/8/2014 5:58:00 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I experienced no cravings for sweets - the relatively small amount I had was of good quality (fruit)..........had a better day in terms of routine, sl...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

The need to be careful.......
6/7/2014 6:17:40 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I feel like I need to step back from sweets - while I didn't binge yesterday, I felt a need for more sweets........I was successful in backing off, bu...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Friday!
6/6/2014 4:38:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

About time, eh, Sparkies! 224 Am happy with my status re: staying on track - I was able to take very teeny, *tiny* bits of a chocolate cak...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Sigh........what is *wrong* with people? (VENT ALERT!)
6/5/2014 4:34:25 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I swear, this planet (at least the part I find myself on, anyhow) is going to Hades in the proverbial handbasket! Here's the scoop........yesterd...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Gimme as N, gimme a S, gimme a V! :)
6/4/2014 4:17:09 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Yep! Another one! The slacks I wore yesterday morning seemed much looser than I figured would be - not, there was not risk of having them fall d...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Another NSV!
6/3/2014 4:21:56 AM,  4 COMMENTS

(brief shameless brag mode on) I noticed that the slacks I wore yesterday didn't feel so - ahem - *tight*! 104 224 (shameless...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

I *should* be jumping for joy, *but*........
6/2/2014 6:37:10 AM,  5 COMMENTS

.......sigh.........somehow, I simply *can't*........ (semi-vent mode on.............) You see, even though I lost 4 lbs. in the past 2 week...  Read more

RASPBERRY56

Weekend half-way down......
6/1/2014 5:43:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today is the "bigger" of the two days.......a *major* social event - does involve physical activity, but conversely, also *a LOT* of refreshments........  Read more

RASPBERRY56

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