Long ago and far away, I did another blog about my kitty, Rosie (tuxedo kitty below), who joined me in a yoga stretching DVD. So I had an interesting yoga buddy.
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New Year Musings
As I head into 2016, it occurs to me that I really do not like to make New Year's "resolutions," partly because the term feels so resolute (ha!). All joking aside, the word, for some reason, feels stiff and rigid to me - and so easily broken whe... Read more
New Pieces of Life in My New Life
A common piece of advice I've heard for years: Reach out of your comfort zone and stretch yourself a bit. Good advice, for sure. Today, I did just that!
A few months back, I added a goal to my list. Add "new pieces of life" to my new life. ... Read more
Life Lessons From My Kitty Girls
Funny how life is sometimes. Okay, I'll be more specific. Funny how life is most of the time.
3-1/2 years ago, my partner, Beth, and I got three kitties from a shelter. It was a triple failed foster - the best failure of my life. Beth had... Read more
My Yoga Kitty
Last week, after exercising all week, including two strength training sessions, I got myself a reward - two Gaiam yoga DVDs - to help me get through winter nights that I don't want to go out. Last night I started the 25-minute stretching and re... Read more
Just Do It!!!
It's time to get a grip. The work madness is now over with. Do not beat yourself up for lapses made while in the midst of sheer craziness. You did the best you could.
Now ... move on and get with it. You've got a go... Read more
The Spark Solution 2-Week Plan - Week 1
This week has been a total success for me. I was actually up a pound when I started the program, so I've lost 2.5 pounds in the past week.
My specific actions that caused this weight loss:
1. I lowered my calorie range when I complete... Read more
I'm Not Giving Up!!
I've been struggling with the last 15-20 pounds I need to lose for quite awhile. I realize the last pounds are the hardest to go. Being hypothyroid and going through menopause make it even harder. Those are both things that are out of my cont... Read more
December Goal/Commitment - CHECK!! Done!
If I can air my dirty laundry (a/k/a my occasional propensity to put something I really want to do off forever) in a public SparkPeople blog, then I find it only fitting that I can also air (a/k/a share) my success!!!
I did it. I not only ... Read more
A December Goal/Commitment
Apparently this is what it's going to take for me to make this happen. I have to publicly proclaim my intentions in a blog, air my own dirty laundry, all in an attempt to force myself to do something I want to do.
Last year, one of my most... Read more
Truly a Positive - The Proof is in the Tennis!!!
After my April blog about my foot surgery, I felt it only fair to follow up with a "results" blog. Wow! Enduring the month-long recovery was SO worth it. If you haven't read my earlier blog, there were several reasons I had the bilateral foot... Read more
Turning Potential Negatives Into Positives
After years of foot discomfort AND never having shoes fit properly (bunions), last fall I worked bilateral foot surgery into my spring 2012 plan AND my cafeteria plan for 2012. I probably never would have done this without TOTALLY knowing how g... Read more
Brief Heat & Humidity Rant
THIS HEAT HAS GOT TO CEASE AND DESIST!!! 107 degrees for Kansas City is HUGE and that is temperature only. Don't even want to see what the heat index was today. I step outside to try and save the lives of the beautiful flowers around my yard ... Read more
Spring Cleaning - Part 2
OK, I've now had some time to think. Following is a list of what I want to complete in the way of spring cleaning during the month of May. This is subject to an addendum "Spring Cleaning - Part 3" if I complete this list more quickly than anti... Read more
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Spring Cleaning - Part 1
In my gratitudes tonight, I mention my "spring cleaning" mood/mode. This year seems to be particularly important for me. I've completed some big projects that resulted in us getting our house, yard and water gardens ready for spring earlier th... Read more