It has been years since I have been a regular member of SparkPeople. I love this site, but got enough of a handle on my food & etc I didn't need regular tracking. The 2001 injury still affects me in 2015, and I have needed to redirect my very l... Read more
Trusting your gut
There is something to be said for trusting your gut. I woke up - sort of, 4 alarms snoozed for 3 hours, calling someone and falling asleep on the phone - finally getting to work I had called my friend wondering if I ought to call in "exhausted"... Read more
Attitudes are contagious - is yours worth catching?
I heard this quote some time ago and it's really come into play at my job a lot. There are a few people, one who I work closely with, as in work-wise and also physically, ummmm well, really likes to share her attitude and everything she thinks ... Read more
Hooping at the drugstore
So I'm at the drugstore (boringly) bying stuff I need and I amble through the summer stuff aisle. I see the hula hoops. Brings me back to my days as a kid and we'd hula hoop for what seemed like ever - until we got older and it wasn't cool any... Read more
How did this happen? I like Britney Spears!!!
So I'm listening to the radio, I hear a song I like, figure out what it is, and get it set up in Pa... Read more
Memory loss under intense distress
Isn’t it interesting how we can lose so much of our minds when under intense distress?
All the times I watched shows like Law & Order I though … ppphhht … I’d remember something more than that if something bad happened!!!
But then ther... Read more
When my Mom insisted I sleep in the living room (next to male nocturnal tenants, the kitchen, and the dining room) it was constant activity - all night long, people were getting up severeal times a night for food, wash dishes, hang out with frie... Read more
Mom won't buy wine so she won't be "enabling" me to have a glass - but will buy 20,000 calories worth of potato chips, ice cream, sodas, candy bars, etc. etc. etc. Erm, how is that not a different from of "enabling" (though appreciated)?
I... Read more
Why is it that ....
People think my life sucks and it's unhealthy for me to connect with people by phone, email, IM, text, bboards, online, Twitter, Facebook, Spark, etc, etc, etc.?
I'm in chronic pain - the whole getting ready by a certain time, makeup, drivi... Read more
So hard to be supportive ...
of someone who lives a life of upset, stress and chaos when they are the ones making the upset stress and chaos!!!
And blaming everyone else!!!!
And deflecting any truth aout their actions!!!
It's all about them and their feeling... Read more
OMG, FEELS SOO GOOOOD!!
I've not been able to buy my own food for nearly 2 months now. I've had to make do with what food is brought to me, never knowing when I'll get more food.
I've been making do with the food, having not quite enough every day to try to make ... Read more
I know it just further illustrates why my ex-BF SHOULD be my ex-, and I know I've not wanted to be with him for a while.
But I'm finding myself really annoyed at the way he handled it. After 4 years he simply said he wanted to not call for... Read more
I could use some support for the next couple days
A few months ago one of my cats died unexpectedly - his birthday was this past Sunday.
Saturday is the one year anniversary of the death of my mentor, a dear friend of mine for over 20 years.
My BF (who now appears to be my ex by defau... Read more
Thank you my cat for ...
I originally posted this under the Cat Lovers team ... but I thought maybe other people would appreciate it too, so here goes:
Thank you my cat for:
Helping my do my lunges as I try to "gonna get you!" as you are under the table.... Read more
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Wonderful, SO Wonderful
After 2 full days on my Dad's boat (plus Friday night, plus starting today), I am realizing I needed a VACATION!!!
A place and way to get away from all the stress and headaches. Not that there aren't stresses at home for many people, but ... Read more