RIVER331's Blogs

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      13 comments

Hi friends, just letting you all know I'm still here. I don't have access to a computer very often since I'm not home. The doctors are giving Dad 1 day to 2 weeks, since Saturday. He just entered into Hospice care yesterday when they let him ... Read more
My Parents
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      9 comments

I've been wanting to do this for some time now; just haven't really felt like I could do it justice - but my friend Bonolicious posted a blog about losing her uncle and that prompted me to get these thoughts down & out. My parents are the g... Read more
First (mini) Race
Sunday, October 23, 2011      8 comments

My first race complete with bib & timer was today: it was 1 mile and lots of fun, a really good way to 'get my feet wet' with official running events. DH went with me and when the horn sounded, the melee ensued! I had no idea ~ he was over my... Read more
Thursday, October 20, 2011      9 comments

Just need to get some thoughts out and it seems like this is a good way to do it ~ I get to share with my SP peeps and rehab at the same time! ... Read more
Thursday, October 13, 2011      8 comments

I really don't like that word, 'jogging'. 'Running' sounds so much better to me; it's much more vibrant and exciting! But alas, I am not a runner yet. The simple fact that I've progressed to 'jogger' from 'shuffler' is enough to get me out here ... Read more
Week 4, Day 1
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      2 comments

Wow, I really did it - I ran Week 4, Day 1 of Rookie Runner training today and did all the intervals! When I started out I had every intention of doing my best, but expected to walk at least part of those jog sets. When I finished the run part... Read more
Harriet gets a tongue lashing
Friday, September 30, 2011      4 comments

For those of you familiar with Gould's Shrink Yourself (dealing with emotional eating), I had an incident with Harriet today - the deepest incident so far, for me. For those of you not familiar with this book, "Harriet" is the critical voice in... Read more
Okay, Keep Going!
Friday, September 30, 2011      3 comments

Okay, 6 lbs down: while it's not a lot to write home about, I'll celebrate it as step #124 in this journey. It's a positive move toward my goal of getting healthier! Just adding the daily exercise seems to make so much difference to my metabo... Read more
1st Official Weigh-in Coming Up~
Sunday, September 25, 2011      7 comments

A few years ago both my parents ended up in the same hospital at the same time; lifestyle & weight issues making both of them sick. Heart disease, Diabetes, stroke for my Dad, Heart disease, Diabetes, auto-immune for my Mom... It was a life-ch... Read more
Quick Update
Friday, September 16, 2011      10 comments

Just a quick update before I forget to do it: I would have just put it in my journal but then I thought maybe it might inspire someone else, so here it is: I haven't listed all of my goals in my journal yet, but two of what I would have ca... Read more
Kick Butt Workout!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      7 comments

Today I went to the gym expecting Kristin to show me around the interval machines and go over some finer points on my workout sheet with me. Not. She had other ideas. Instead of the machines, she modified every exercise on my sheet to be... Read more
1 Week Into It, or, "Ode to SparkPeople"
Monday, September 05, 2011      7 comments

Ok, it's been a week since I joined SP, and I love the motivation it provides! And it's every bit as good to cheer others on as it is to know that I'm doing more than I would without it. No weight loss yesterday but I've taken some great s... Read more
Cool Change
Monday, August 29, 2011      12 comments

Hi All, Like many of us, I'm middle aged, overweight, and have a slow metabolism. I've found it so difficult over the years to not eat emotionally, or even to care about the struggle - sometimes it's seemed so much easier to just let it go ... Read more