Fresh start; my Spark New Year plans!
Friday, July 30, 2010 3 comments
First of all, I'm home from the hospital! No dire consequences - a biopsy, exam, removal of some tissue that looked suspicious. No reason to suspect colon cancer - Yay!!! I do have diverticulitis (which is surprising, considering my diet is high... Read more
So, what to do with this 'clean slate'?
Thursday, July 29, 2010 0 comments
So, I've been fasting for a full 24 hours now, about 12 more to go, and then I get to eat again! I have discovered that my 7-year-old daughter is right, popsicles FEEL like food but clear soup does not. I'm tired, a little grumpy, getting achy ... Read more
Prepping to sloooooow down for awhile
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3 comments
Sooooo, I'm finally going to go and have that colonoscopy/endoscopy (that I've been needing but dreading) on Friday. My last meal will be lunch today - 36 hours with no food while still feeding and caring for my family sounds hard! I mean, I ki... Read more
Running in difficult places
Friday, July 23, 2010 3 comments
Well, it's been a challenging month. I've been on a trip West to see friends and family where I grew up, in Saskatchewan. It was a 30-hour drive each way and I brought my husband and little kids along. It was challenging for us all. My husb... Read more
Things I would like to declare freedom from
Saturday, July 03, 2010 3 comments
So, there was this leetle board post that has been bugging me ALL WEEK (thanks, Mr. Semetary! Now my brain hurts!) www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
ad.asp?board=0x123x35126173 The question was, wha... Read more
Running is cheaper than therapy
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 5 comments
But you all know that, right? Whew! What a week - it's been just murder around here lately. I won't bore you with the details - and frankly I don't feel like typing all that right now - suffice it to say INSANE! People constantly ask me how (and... Read more
Run Forrest, RUN!
Saturday, June 05, 2010 10 comments
Ahhhhh... yes running is amazing! Last night I took a nice long shower, some pain meds (very, very rarely do I do that!), and put myself to bed early. Today was a stress-free day, even with a trip to the Bread & Honey festival - just kept i... Read more
Sinking slowly into a little bit of trouble
Friday, June 04, 2010 4 comments
Hi there! Well, I did it. I started to slack off after my race, and now I'm in trouble. I'm still eating 'okay' but not consistently, and not enough. I'm starting to have food cravings again, and I haven't been running or going to the gym a... Read more
TMI alert - colon talk... back away slowly if squeamish...
Monday, May 17, 2010 5 comments
ok, that's the disclaimer taken care of... So, here I sit contemplating my 'situation' - and getting a little tired of using 'air quotes' and euphemisms. (Euphemisms? you say? She talks about her guts every DAY! Euphemisms - we need MORE eu... Read more
(should be) gearing up for my 10k this weekend!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 8 comments
...but I'm soooo crazy busy! This is possibly the nuttiest week of my life, but at least I realized that soon enough and I think I'm well-prepared. I even took an hour and really cleaned the house today, just so it would be easier to live in thr... Read more
Size 6 alert - pictures to follow
Sunday, May 09, 2010 7 comments
So here I am, less than a week away from a HUGE public event I'm organizing. Newspapers, TV, photographers.... eeek!!! Reluctantly, VERY reluctantly, I accepted the notion that I needed to go buy a dress. UGH! I hate shopping for clothes!!! And... Read more
ok, this is a weird milestone...
Tuesday, May 04, 2010 13 comments
I weighed myself CARRYING my four-year-old son this morning and discovered that TOGETHER we weigh the exact same amount I weighed just prior to Mother's Day last year. I've lost an entire four-year-old in 12 months! I don't honestly kn... Read more
Spark steps - my Trouble Goal
Monday, April 05, 2010 6 comments
It's been hard for me to put my finger on why I fail - except when I put it that way... I fail when I take on too much, get too involved in too many things, fall out of balance, start to procrastinate and end up surrounded by half-finished... Read more
Saturday, April 03, 2010 1 comments
I remember when I was learning about addiction and classical conditioning in University, the thing that stuck out was: make the reward enticing enough and present it on an inconsistent, unpredictable basis, and you will find yourself feeding an ... Read more
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