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craving elliptical, dreading crowds
7/12/2014 12:21:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The thing I miss most about a gym membership is access to elliptical machines. I crave that real cardio workout that I just can't reproduce by joggin...  Read more


The powerful space
7/11/2014 11:10:30 PM,  4 COMMENTS

"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."...  Read more


Gained... :(
7/11/2014 3:54:31 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Ok I'm "starting again" because those first 5 weeks were all over the show! I'm getting back into fasting THREE days per week and then eating 2000 cal...  Read more


A man of words or deeds?
7/11/2014 9:51:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Many years ago, I managed a bookstore, one of the now defunct Waldenbook locations. I loved it; it was among the best jobs I've had, at least in some...  Read more


So excited
7/10/2014 11:38:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

We hired a new music director for our church today. I have a really good feeling about this....  Read more


Project Wellness 2014
7/10/2014 11:01:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's surprisingly helpful to read my old blog entries. I'd forgotten some of the granular details of my first, very successful foray into wellness wi...  Read more


Holding on
7/10/2014 6:16:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

An active day here, in terms of scholarship and academia. Physically, there was a lot of walking about the campus and toting of books, so that surely...  Read more


Flying Tomorrow to Portland
7/10/2014 2:09:27 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This work conference has sneaked up on me. Frantically wrapping up loose ends before we fly out tomorrow to Portland, OR. The boss and I are heading...  Read more


Forgot again
7/10/2014 11:48:49 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Probably because we're going in the wrong direction. Up a half pound from last week. And I thought I had been paying attention. Oh well. I a...  Read more


Summer vacation ~
7/10/2014 10:37:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm just back from vacation visiting family in California. I had not seen my grandchildren since they moved from Ohio 5 years ago. We got re-acquaint...  Read more


Do something today...
7/9/2014 11:10:15 PM,  9 COMMENTS

that your future self will thank you for....  Read more


7/9/2014 9:57:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Lol, I'll post a review after I get back... Hope it's as awesome and funny as the rest of their performances.... ...  Read more


A lovely day
7/9/2014 11:14:09 AM,  4 COMMENTS

One of my favorite authors, Michel de Montaigne, wrote, "My life has been filled with terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened." In other w...  Read more


A Few Personal Points of Honesty.
7/9/2014 10:29:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This post will serve as a venting and a healthy dose of reality for myself. These are just a couple of things that have been weighing (get it?) on my...  Read more


7/9/2014 12:17:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been applying to job after job... and nothing.. I'm running out of movies to watch... Seriously... lol... I'm even running out of books.......  Read more


No shoulds
7/8/2014 11:07:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

"There's no 'should' or 'should not' when it comes to having feelings. They're part of who we are and their origins are beyond our control. When we ca...  Read more


slipping up...
7/8/2014 9:41:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

ok, so i haven't been blogging, but surviving jet lag and fitting in miles of walking and a few exercises a day so i can continue my ST streak, and ev...  Read more


A good day
7/8/2014 7:38:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today has been pretty good in terms of nutritional consumption. I over-did dinner just a bit, but breakfast and lunch were far under budget so even w...  Read more


The Blog of Boredom
7/8/2014 2:55:49 PM,  7 COMMENTS

So today I left my phone at home, and work is slow. I have things I can do but I just don't want to DO any of them. I've been feeling like that a lot...  Read more


Gu Chomps Energy Chews Strawberry
7/8/2014 9:42:10 AM,  4 COMMENTS

This past Saturday, I ran 12.25 miles on my rail-to-trails route. Decent run, but I was dead by the end of the run. Anyhow, in my continuing quest t...  Read more


So many things going on!
7/8/2014 6:29:40 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Life is crazy of my own making. I'm planning a house build, a winter holiday to New Zealand, a HUGE survey at work and returning to college classes in...  Read more


Interesting thought
7/7/2014 4:11:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

“Living for the satisfaction of only one part of my body (my mouth) [is] unholy.” ~ Lisa Morrone, Overcoming Overeating: It's Not What You Eat,...  Read more


All's well
7/7/2014 1:14:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The holiday weekend was good around our house. We got a lot of tasks - large and small - accomplished, we ate reasonably heathily, and we managed to...  Read more


Lucky Level 13
7/7/2014 12:28:59 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today, I hit Level 13 here on Spark People. I'm writing this blog to remind myself that in order to see progress, to "level up," all I...  Read more


Inner fire
7/6/2014 5:41:35 PM,  10 COMMENTS

"In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be tha...  Read more


Thoughts from a Spark Tracker Addict
7/6/2014 4:44:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In case I wondered if that little mechanism on my foot really made a difference in my behavior, losing connectivity with the data center this long wee...  Read more


Follow up
7/6/2014 12:24:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Several people commented about yesterday's blog - particularly the Sunrise Sampler from Cracker Barrel. I just wanted to follow up a little about tha...  Read more


Weight Watchers - Week 2: Lost 12 lbs
7/5/2014 5:53:29 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I weighed in... Lost exactly 12 lbs since I started 334...  Read more


Had A Little Too Much Fun Yesterday, Ooops
7/5/2014 2:12:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's been awhile since I did a blog entry, hasn't it? o.O Went out with family yesterday, and managed to behave myself at Applebees and order a r...  Read more


7/5/2014 11:40:25 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Haven't been able to weigh myself because we need new batteries for the scale. That should be remedied within 1 week. 2 more blog posts coming soon....  Read more


7/5/2014 9:58:50 AM,  10 COMMENTS

We took my mother to breakfast yesterday. She enjoyed it. She decided she wanted to go to Cracker Barrel. Instead of making a healthy choice, I wen...  Read more


Dentist yesterday Physician in Oct
7/4/2014 11:50:32 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Just a cleaning and a check yesterday at the dentist office. I'm always a bundle of nerves by the time I get to the waiting room. The nitrous just wa...  Read more


i did it :)
7/4/2014 11:28:19 AM,  4 COMMENTS

so i did it - i reached my goal weight on SparkPeople and then i reached it at my TOPS group. i remember how desperate i was last year. the thought...  Read more


7/3/2014 11:24:37 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I cought a virus while I was on the conference in Florida. I flew back in last Thursday and I've been sleeping since then. After the projectile vomiti...  Read more


Woot! Birthday time!
7/2/2014 11:19:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Not mine, the Mister's. But that means cake and lasagna. I'm making spinach veggie lasagna tonight and picking up a Japanese cake on the way home. I l...  Read more


First checkup
7/2/2014 6:51:25 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well the doctor seems quite happy with my progress, al though I see it as being short. 8.5 pounds in 6 weeks. Feh. I suppose I only have myself to...  Read more


pills and potions
7/2/2014 3:08:08 PM,  2 COMMENTS

ok so I've busted my blender but luckily I've got a stick blender, it's just not as powerful but I can't afford to replace it yet. I've been having fr...  Read more


Sometimes things work out for no apparent reason.
7/2/2014 2:17:53 PM,  4 COMMENTS

A healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch, and a brisk walk following lunch. All in all, a good first half of the day. Tonight's menu is also looking to...  Read more


7/2/2014 9:47:24 AM,  6 COMMENTS

it's that time again - we've been in seattle a couple of days and are heading for the airport in a few hours on our way to the family farm in sweden....  Read more


Eating right
7/1/2014 8:28:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today has not been perfect in terms of eating, but it's been pretty good. And it's been great compared to pre-Spark days. So I'm pleased. Gotte...  Read more


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