A Wedding Weekend
Well...I have family in town for a nephew's wedding. They've never been to New Orleans itself, so I took them on a little tour and went out to eat for lunch, and I told them they MUST try Blue Dot Donuts! So....in all, with eating out, donuts, a... Read more
Blogging about Blogging
I do have another blog...a "regular" one. If you'd like to see it, here's the link: http://standingbygrace.blogspo
Meanwhile...I had an odd day today. Second time this week I just wasn't hungry in the morning, but I made myself ... Read more
The Quintessential "Little Black Dress"
Hi, fellow Sparkers!
Well, I did it! I bought THE dress.
The most gorgeous dress that I can ... Read more
Okay, not only did I break 180 today,
but I had a look at my nutrition reports. While still eating mea... Read more
Quads on FIRE
Okay...second training day for the Trick or Treat Trot! I had company this time, my friend's teenage daughters. The 16-year old made my week when she saw me walk in with my workout clothes on...
"You look TINY!" ... Read more
Re-Adjusting My Program
I kept wondering why my calorie range was so high, and why it was sometimes difficult to even get to the bottom number if I focused on veggies a lot in a day.
So, I looked at my SP program. Turns out I was telling the program that I wanted ... Read more
I love that I was excited to take new photos!
My friend took them, and cropped them for me, and it took ... Read more
Well, Hurricane Isaac is gone, though my area is still undergoing residual flood threats from the swollen Pearl River, thanks to Isaac's prolific deluge, and recovery organizations are jumping in to help people get back on their feet.
Last ... Read more
In Other News...
We interrupt this SP blog with a public-service announcement from the ministry I've been volunteering with since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Wow...our community was really badly hit by Hurricane/TS Isaac! Sovereign ... Read more
Okay...I'm officially REALLY tired of now TS Isaac! He decided to camp out in SE Louisiana, barely crawling forward, and dragging mondo amounts of water and dumping them all over our area. Sections of town that have never flooded before are floo... Read more
Hurricane Party! Or, Sheltering in Place, Sort Of
Okay, so Isaac is still crawling toward us, nearly a direct hit by the eye, if he stays on his current track. Only, it's a weak, unorganized storm, that has just "wobbled" to the west, to quote the meteorologist, so the wind impact here will be... Read more
On the Watch for Hurricane Isaac
Today's been a good food day, except where sodium is concerned. Haven't done my 10+ min exercise yet, and it's so late, it won't be cardio!
The biggest thing on folks' minds down here right now is Hurricane Isaac. ... Read more
Ups & Downs Today
Well, technically, yesterday, since it's after midnight...
Firstly, I tried to be prepared because I knew I'd be going out tonight to a Mexican restaurant. My roomie was singing a gig there, and I hadn't heard her band yet. They're good! So... Read more
I did something just now for lunch that I don't think I've ever done before.
A half hour after I finished eating my leftover stuffed pork loin & steamed veggies, I found that I was still hungry. Knowing what I would be having for dinner ton... Read more
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Odd, Strange & Peculiar
Odd day today, I wasn't really myself, and I think it relates to the fact that I was thrown for a loop schedule-wise yesterday, and ended up getting food out twice. Didn't even realize it until today, but I didn't take ANY of my supplements yest... Read more