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It only feels impossible...
Thursday, May 23, 2013      1 comments

A little over a month ago, I did some pretty intense self-analysis. I discovered I was more comfortable than happy, and that it was time to shake things up. Since that day, I've looked for a new job, found a new job, accepted the offer, and qu... Read more
This is not a linear journey.
Saturday, May 11, 2013      1 comments

I'm a data geek. I'm big on trends and charts and graphs. When I started Spark People, I decided to only weigh myself once per week. That lasted for about two weeks then the suspense was killing me. So, I decided to weigh myself daily, and j... Read more
Random thoughts
Monday, May 06, 2013      4 comments

I gave notice at work today. My boss and the owner were less than gracious. One insinuated that I don't know my own boundaries. The other believes I took advantage of and abused his good will. I think they were both just angry I'm leaving. ... Read more
Thirty Days...
Friday, May 03, 2013      2 comments

Thirty days ago… I had no muscle tone and no endurance. Some days, walking to the bathroom at work winded me. And, if the handicapped stall wasn't available when I got there, I had to stand there and wait for it. I couldn't get up off a short... Read more
Saturday, April 27, 2013      1 comments

I'm sore this morning. My legs. My back. My neck. Everything hurts. I didn't do anything differently yesterday. No new, strange exercises. No additional intensity. I slept well. Still, I hurt. I hurt enough that I don't want to move. ... Read more
Seeking and Fearing
Sunday, April 21, 2013      2 comments

Friday morning, I had a phone interview. It went well. At the end of the call, the HR person said he'd have his coordinator set up another phone interview early next week, this time with a manger in the department in which I'd be working. Fri... Read more
Love and Marriage
Sunday, April 14, 2013      3 comments

I've never been a hearts and rainbows kind of girl. I've never been real big on fate, either. I didn't expect to marry; I have high standards. My cerebral palsy manifests primarily in my walking and balance. My legs are scarred from al... Read more
Destroying my comfort zone
Friday, April 12, 2013      3 comments

I feel like I’m spring cleaning my life. Maybe it started with Spark People. Maybe I started on my own and it led me to Spark People. Either way, here I am. I've been following SP for about a week and a half. I’m down 4.8 lbs. Delightf... Read more
Schwinn, oh how I love thee...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      3 comments

Growing up, my family didn't have a whole lot of sympathy for my disability. Maybe sympathy is the wrong word. My family was unwilling to accept excuses. My siblings especially didn't give a thought to my CP or how it affected my movement. ... Read more
This is my place to start.
Sunday, April 07, 2013      2 comments

I have cerebral palsy but live a fully functional life. For more than 20 years, I had a daily exercise and stretching routine that maintained my CP and flexibility. Then, my husband and I were in a car accident that damaged three discs in my n... Read more