Smoking- Day one challenge- blogging to Make it SO!
Saturday, May 23, 2009      14 comments

Tell it here. Make it so. Tell it in my blog, tell it. Just SAY it. Transparent. Inherent in the whole Spark process. Accountability. Tracking the issue. Clarity. Saying it. As of 12pm today, I am working on not smoking. I i... Read more
Humming tunes....
Wednesday, May 20, 2009      12 comments

Ok, how many of you are way into old musicals? Hmm? Any of you remember Carousel? I was tweaking the words.. "When you walk through the dark, hold your flashlight high, and don't be afraid of the cliff. At the end of the trail is a b... Read more
Under two-ad
Thursday, May 14, 2009      10 comments

I'm cruising closer and closer to the magic number- under two hundred. I feel like I am really working the program right now, really getting out there and pushing some limits, having a great time, working hard. The 'under two-ad' creeps up. ... Read more
Caution- construction zone- danger, holes in my thinking!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      12 comments

Ok, so there is def some stuff that will come out sideways in this. This is... thinking. Not thought through. Rough road. Pot-holes. Messy. Kind of like life, ya know? The cycle- my Mom was an 'over praiser' to our faces, but ca... Read more
Blue water here I come!
Friday, April 24, 2009      20 comments

My wonderful, amazing 32 year old son just asked me to sail with him to Hawaii. After a panicked 'no'.... I said yes. Yes. Oh my. Yes. I can't believe it, and I can't believe I ever said 'no' at first. Oh my, am I going to be able to ... Read more
Onward. Aware of all of it. Onward, as Argus.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      3 comments

Dappled sunlight. Soft breeze. The long grasses waving. The sunlight on the lake. The trail. Perilous in part, tricky. Swing the leg over the log, crawl under the massive trunk, watch my feet on the ledge. The crumbled ledge, with so litt... Read more
How many ways to say thank you?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      12 comments

I've written it, and written it, and put it in threads, and chatted about it, and said it. Gotta put it in a blog. I want the record for me. Again. 5 days of feasting. 5 days of potlucks and homemade dinners and homemade desserts... one... Read more
3 hours of laughter- the best ab and cardio exercise.
Monday, April 13, 2009      7 comments

Ok, so I'm gloating. Yup, seriously gloating. I'm loving my friends and neighbors. I've spent hours with them, sitting in the sunshine, just laughing. One part of me thinks- hey, I should be out there exercising... but not the last couple... Read more
Open wide, here comes the airplane!
Friday, April 03, 2009      12 comments

I read "You on a Diet", and it brought up some fun images for me. One of the things they suggest is getting a 'standard' meal- like having the same thing over and over and over at least 2 times a day. The same breakfast, the same lunch or din... Read more
When do we know we are 'fit?'
Monday, March 30, 2009      15 comments

I'm having a great time, and I know I have SO long a way. However... I kind of want to know how I stack up against 'average' or 'normal' people. You know what I mean? I'm 54 years old. What does the universe consider as 'fit' if you are 54? ... Read more
San Pablo Resevoir
Sunday, March 22, 2009      6 comments

It rained hard last night. I knew the trail would be wet. I took off with my trusty Nordic treking sticks, and went hiking alone. Alone. Slippery muddy trail, pelicans, su... Read more
Thursday, March 19, 2009      9 comments

Today I had a nice 15 mile bike ride. Rode to the beach, then played in the silky sand. Picked up various bits and pieces. Nice. Way nice. Looked at the color of the ice plant, grooved on the way sun, salt and water plays with objects. Af... Read more
Back on the Arthritis whine....
Monday, March 16, 2009      7 comments

My joints have been in major pain. It's cold. It's damp, I'm no good when it's cold and damp. You've heard this song before. I'm still getting in some walking, and I'm doing my sit ups. But I got body slammed by a new wrinkle in my mess.... Read more
Intrinsic vs Extrinsic
Wednesday, March 11, 2009      7 comments

When I first started my Sparks journey, I struggled to do the things that I was doing. I struggled to drink my water. Worked at keeping my diet more on track. Worked hard at different patterns in my life. So I set up rewards and celebrat... Read more
Reminder to me.... prose to the arthritis.
Friday, March 06, 2009      4 comments

Pain. Radiating, lancing, piercing, filling me. Waking me at night. Coming with me at all times. In my hands, my elbows, my shoulders, my hips, my knees. Pain. My constant companion. I can be fat and in pain. Or I can be thin an... Read more

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