Emotional Roller Coaster
Saturday, my favorite boss found me on Facebook. The last time I saw him was late summer 1986, but he had a huge impact on my life. I was floored to be reconnected with him!
In the midst of that euphoria, I found out that my "adopted mom"... Read more
Am I Blocking My Own Progress?
Usually I post my blog midday or in the evening. It's morning and all I've had so far is the required first cup of coffee (a Rwandan bean). The past few weeks, I have walked more, I've used the stairs and, on occasion, flirted with free weight... Read more
I Want to Be Juneau This Weekend
Juneau is my 3 year old Maine Coon cat. I sometimes joke that, if I believed in reincarnation, I would want to come back as her - loved, pampered, never wanting for warmth, play, shelter and great health. I also would not mind getting some of ... Read more
Pedometer, Running and Motivation
I put on my gift pedometer first thing this morning and later discovered that it was not accurately counting my steps. It flipped off 4 times, and I retrieved it the first three. When I discovered it was gone, I retraced my steps (which were m... Read more
The company employee newsletter carried my want ad on Monday asking for a pedometer. A coworker said she had one on Monday. Tuesday, another coworker called me and asked if I still needed one and I told her that the other friend had not found ... Read more
Not as Up as Yesterday
This morning started off wonderfully in terms of SparkPeople contacts! I received some very nice comments on my recent blogs! I was really touched!
That wonderful sunshine feeling did not sustain me very far through the day, however. Anoth... Read more
An Off Kilter Day & "Outed" as a Person Interested in Losing Weight
I started the day as per my new normal with SparkPeople. I begin the day with a lot more energy than I used to. It's still not much, but it is a noticable improvement. But, as the morning wore on, I just felt tired. I didn't feel like walkin... Read more
1 Month Sparkversary!
Yesterday was my one month Sparkversary! My life has changed in the most amazing ways in just a month. Ten pounds GONE An equivalent match food donation is going to Second Harvest Food Bank, and I'm HAPPY to do it! I got that idea from Canned F... Read more
Gratitude and Planning
My friend in HI is on high ground and doesn't have to evacuate in preparation for the tsunami. My friend's family in Chile is safe, as far as we know. My brother in Japan is not yet having to do anything in preparation for a tsunami. That ch... Read more
Good Food, Good Fellowship, Still Under on Food and a Day Off From Exercise
After spending a couple of days studying the online menu for dinner tonight with my friend, eating very conservatively all day "just in case", I was still stumped because I was missing two bits of information: the nutritional information did no... Read more
Feeling Dumpy Today!
I'm in an inbetween stage. One size is so large, slacks don't stay up, the next size down is still a smidge tight. One of these days, I'll get a full length mirror so that I will know what I look like before I leave the house! I feel chunky an... Read more
Potpourri of Thoughts
Finding balance in food is sometimes a challenge. A friend wants to go to one of our favorite restaurants Friday night and this is a minefield of overload in every category! I went to their website and downloaded the nutritional info. I do hav... Read more
Yesterday, a friend showed me her pedometer and it's the same model several SparkFriends have recommended to me. I had hoped to buy it from her, but she recently started using it again...I can't afford one in the foreseeable future so I was sel... Read more
Balance is Everything
Happy Birthday, George Washington! (I just had to say that - I'm still not used to the consolidation for Presidents Day of Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays...)
Yesterday, I logged in very little exercise. I was still sore from earlier ... Read more
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Focus: How to Manage a Lot of To Do Items
Now that I am exercising more, my energy level and attitude are sustainable in an UP mode, which is something I had not anticipated this early in my SparkPeople journey.
grocery shopping on a shoestring
do my 2009 taxes
study ... Read more