Hi there. It's been a while.
As some of you may know, my illness of thre past month (since September really) brought with it some weight loss. A different kind of weight loss -- sudden, the product of pain and feeling out of power. And he... Read more
The Cobbler's Children - Stone Soup - Button button who's got the button
I keep reaching (shadow-boxing style) for MORE but I have no idea How much is enough, or How much I can have! Actually, the only 'more' i'm reaching for is the pun... Read more
"When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternally good."
~Matthew Kelly, classical actor and game show hos... Read more
BMR 1491 lightly active (5'4", 53yrs, 182lbs)
If I want to lose a pound a week I need a deficit of 3500/wk.
How to get there? And does this sound right or wrong to you wise Sparkfriend comrades?
*Eating 1491 daily means wt loss has to... Read more
Love love love Mamadwarf's blog from today!
https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.ne t/e1/mypage_public_journal .asp?id=MAMADWARF
I want to remember what I wrote back to her today, so here it is:
Gosh! Thanks for this! YOU fired me up!!
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I clipped this list from MICHCLEARY's Blog of August 30, 2011. I liked it so much that I printed it. Now I want to put it somewhere where I can find it again, and I think some of you may really like it too. So here it is:
TOP TWENTY TIPS ... Read more
whew. home! i loved my trip to babysit my niece. it was an honor and a joy to provide safe consistent daily life for her while her mom traveled for a professional conference.
living on their schedule. living in their kitchen. passing a pan... Read more
Hi me. Don't you just love all the white pumpkins showing up in all the home mags this month? Fall is just beginning. I bought one. A tiny one. Love it.
I feel like a pumpkin. No, not a bumpkin. A pumpkin. Happy. Round. About to beco... Read more
My beloved Dr. O is leaving her office. I'm losing her, the only personal physician that I've had a genuine trusting relationship with... ever. She taught me this was possible. Still I know how rare and special that is and she is. Whhoooo... Read more
186.6 yesterday (not 183. not 181 like I'd hoped for).
Then... today .... (post breakfast, post 20-oz water and coffee, fully clothed - with heavy jeans on-)
i laugh i sigh i bite my lip
Doctor's scale at GI said (I won't even utter it)... Read more
"Believe it or not, I've been waiting for you to come through." (first line of an old James Taylor tune).
Chorus has a really nice refresher... "While my friends were callin' Today Today Today".
The last dream of this morning before wakin... Read more
i had a full fledged lapse yesterday.
wow. i forgot.
i really did - it's been a long time since i did that, since i "fed the beast"
you know- THE BEAST - that bottomless well, falling falling
every bite that goes in to feed the beast... Read more
I'm stuck in places.
I AM embarking in some places.
Yet I am STUCK is some and the same-old same-old of my wheel-spinning to get something going sounds bad to me today. I don't want to spit mud and fall deeper in the same place I'm at.... Read more
just a little ditty about touch stones talismans and, well, habits:
All this past year i've had a blue water bottle that started my morning.
i liked this blue water bottle especially for it's diameter, for its particular height ... Read more