I Spread the Spark at the Hospital!
Today was the big day: my first colonoscopy. Even with the fast, I did not feel as hungry as I thought I would, though I felt a tiny bit queasy and lightheaded. That was overridden by the nerves. Everyone had told me the test would be the ea... Read more
I was not on this earth when D-Day happened, but, as with most families, I am touched by it, thanks to the remarkable "Greatest Generation". Both of my grandmothers were nurses during the war and that was my goal when I was in grade school. My... Read more
The summer cold has been in full force today. I HOPE it's going to be just about gone by Monday morning. I'm afraid Kaiser won't let me go through the procedure. I'm still mouth breathing and running the room cooler and using a blanket (hot a... Read more
Charlie Wedemeyer & Other Thoughts
Charlie Wedemeyer died yesterday. He was one of my heroes, though we never actually met. He was a local high school football coach before and after he was diagnosed with ALS. When I came to the Bay Area, through happy circumstance, I became a... Read more
Mouth Breathing, Aches and Pains & No Nutrition Report
Those who saw yesterday's blog learned that today was going to be an off schedule day. Little did I know how off. I woke up with a massive sinus infection. I called in sick and skipped most of what I was going to do today (the court, the voti... Read more
No Pizza Binge for Me!
Thank you, SparkFriends, for your support yesterday! You REALLY touched me!
Today was an amazing day! Just walking throughout the day, I got in something over 8K steps, 2.8 miles, so Eureka is closer! About 58 miles to go. My Achilles tend... Read more
I Didn't Blog Yesterday
I had nothing to say, profound or otherwise, so I skipped blogging, knowing I was leaving points on the table.
I did not feel wonderful, not bad, just not good. I ended up eating a lot of carbos- that's the only thing that helps when my st... Read more
Thank you, Spark Friends, for your encouragement! Today was more on target than yesterday...
I got a short walk in today. I am SORE from it, but it was ok. I was at a large open shopping center. I walked all over instead of driving. At ... Read more
Didn't Move, Didn't Eat Today But I am OK
I did not exercise a whit today. I just didn't feel like it.
I also did not eat much. I felt really hungry early in the day, but did not give in. I am ending the day without eating more than about 600 calories. I feel fine, just not lik... Read more
Charlotte, Average Day and Jury Duty Thoughts
I have to figure out how to better cope with loss. I am still really rattled by Charlotte's sudden death last week, even though I hardly knew her. I have trouble sleeping and I wake up finding myself thinking about the needless death and the p... Read more
Virtual journey update: 60.3 miles from Eureka. I did not walk a lot today (just over 8K steps), but this is a good thing. I have been able to walk every day this week! Sure I have been sore and stiff, but neither was a deal breaker. This is ... Read more
Follow-up News on Recent Blogs and The Measure of Today
Virtual Journey Update: 63 miles from Eureka. Today being a school night is usually a day when I get over 12K steps, but I woke up feeling really sore from yesterday's walking. I decided to take it easy today. I still walked and was on my fe... Read more
15K, Reviewing, Loving My Community
Virtual Journey Update: Over the past 3 days, I've logged in something over 8 miles, so I am now 67 miles away from Eureka. So much has been going on, I've forgotten to keep up....
Today was no exception. I was on my feet all day, off an... Read more
Take Every Chance to Share Love and Kindness (RIP Charlotte)
Thank you, everyone, for your wonderful support on yesterday's blog. I still ache for the young woman who left SP under such lonely circumstances. I know I was right to say something, and I would feel that way even without the support that I r... Read more
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Stop! Think! (I'm Just Saying...!)
I just have to say this to get it off my still-ample chest.
I saw a note this morning that a SparkFriend is leaving the site in response to some really hateful comments and personal attacks for something personal that she shared in her blog. ... Read more