Oh, deer
Tuesday, November 20, 2007      3 comments

There is a park near my work that I love to walk in. It is as close as I get to nature on a regular basis. There are woods and streams and paths and fields and no dogs allowed as it is a special bird habitat. I have been spending a lot of tim... Read more
Thanksgiving Strategies
Sunday, November 18, 2007      1 comments

I really feel out of sync with the rest of the country. I do not gorge myself on Thanksgiving. Sure, I might have a piece of pie and some cheese and crackers but as long as I don't go overboard I'll be fine, just like any other day. That said... Read more
On track eating
Saturday, November 17, 2007      1 comments

So I have been so busy lately I haven't been logging my food when I eat it and instead have been writing it down in a notebook. I do pretty good all day (actually I don't eat enough since I've been so busy at work) and in the evening I have bee... Read more
Slow and steady
Thursday, November 15, 2007      4 comments

Slow and steady wins the race. Well, there really isn't a race, but I am feeling incredibly patient right now. I went to my doctor today and we developed a plan to get me through the holidays, at least, and I feel good with the plan. Time is ... Read more
Working in optimism
Wednesday, November 14, 2007      3 comments

Well, I'm still dealing with all sorts of TMJ-related symptoms. I have a lot of pain in my head, jaw, face, neck and back. My ears still hurt. I'm having trouble seeing and any anxiety is really exacerbating these symptoms of mine. I have de... Read more
And a new cycle begins.
Sunday, November 11, 2007      5 comments

So I came online for some support and to log some stuff and I find out I am a SparkPeople Motivator! Wow. What an honor. SparkPeople certainly helps motivate me, and I hope I can motivate other people here, too. It's been an emotional we... Read more
Great Job!
Thursday, November 08, 2007      8 comments

Sometimes I need to remind myself how well I'm doing: Time Smoke-Free: 87 days, 10 hours, 46 minutes Cigarettes NOT smoked: 2623 Lifetime Saved: 20 days Money Saved: $660.00 That alone is cause for a gigantic happy dance! A happy... Read more
Feeling Awesome
Wednesday, November 07, 2007      3 comments

I feel great today. I am ridiculously busy at work but don't even care. I'll do the best I can and go from there. But it feels really good to feel good. Who cares about ear pain and dizziness? Not me. I can manage those things, just like I... Read more
Tuesday, November 06, 2007      4 comments

Good news: no ear infection. Bad news: TMJ syndrome, a mysterious ailment that I have sought treatment for in the past, with no tangible results. I am frustrated but have to believe that since I am doing everything right I will feel better e... Read more
Arrakis, Dune, Desert Planet
Tuesday, November 06, 2007      4 comments

I will not fear Fear is the mindkiller, Fear is the little death That brings total Oblivion I will permit my fear to pass Over me and through me And where it has gone I will turn the inner eye Nothing will be there Only I will ... Read more
Happiness, faith, health
Monday, November 05, 2007      2 comments

"Talk happiness; talk faith; talk health. Say you are well, and all is well with you, and God shall hear your words and make them true." -Ella Wheeler-Wilcox This is my focus now. To give attention to the positive. I struggle with this so... Read more
November goals to 1/1/08
Friday, November 02, 2007      6 comments

October summary: I did great. I had a few days where I didn't stay in range calorie-wise, and if I hadn't gotten this earache I would be right on top of things still. Three weeks of excellence, and a week of illness. November goals: ... Read more
November begins and my ears still hurt
Thursday, November 01, 2007      7 comments

My ears are hurting. I feel like I am getting better in a lot of other ways but my ears are feeling very sensitive and I think I need to go to the specialist. I'm afraid they will start hurting very badly again. I finished taking my antibioti... Read more
Happy Halloween
Wednesday, October 31, 2007      2 comments

"Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression." --Dodie Smith I've never heard that one before but when I've been depressed I think noble deeds have been beyond my scope. I recently read a newspaper article about a local guy... Read more
Monday, October 29, 2007      4 comments

I feel a little better. I am recovering more slowly than I'd ideally like, but still healing. I'm exhausted tonight. I went back to work today after being down for the count completely for the past 4 days. I took a walk with the dog after wo... Read more

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