Mother's Day
Sunday, May 08, 2011      4 comments

Mother's Day has always been filled with mixed emotions for me. I love my mom. We've had some dysfunctional moments, but she really is a great person. The problem lies with me. I always wanted to be a mom, had always planned to have chil... Read more
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      1 comments

Today, I had to take my cat to the vet. He has been throwing up, not eating, and acting disoriented. He's 16 1/2 years old, so naturally, I assumed the worst. Turns out, he's got a bacterial infection. I have to administer liquid antibio... Read more
Lazy Sunday
Sunday, March 20, 2011      4 comments

Enjoying a lazy sunday, drinking coffee (an indulgence, since I normally avoid caffeine), cat in lap, and waiting for my boyfriend to wake up. Life is good.... Read more
Good Weekend
Saturday, March 12, 2011      3 comments

It's been over a month since my last blog. I've lost a couple of pounds, reunited with an old flame, and the anti-depressant/anti-anxiety medication is working really well. I took my niece & nephew to the movies and out to lunch, and then we c... Read more
Off the radar
Sunday, January 30, 2011      5 comments

I haven't spent much time on Sparkpeople in the last couple of weeks. Last week, I made the decision to go on anti-depressants. I'm not suicidal or anything--I've just had this persistent sadness with frequent crying jags. I realized that it ... Read more
Shopping for Pants
Thursday, January 27, 2011      3 comments

This evening, I went to Lane Bryant to buy a pair of pants. I asked if they had my size, and the clerk said, "I'm sorry, we don't make pants that small". VICTORY!!... Read more
Bitter New England Weather
Monday, January 24, 2011      1 comments

The water pipes froze up last night. I'm fortunate to have a neighbor who has had to deal with this sort of stuff before, and had a portable heater. The rest was done with a hairdryer, and I've been instructed to leave the water dripping tonig... Read more
More Snow......
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      5 comments

I should be on Week 3 of Couch to 5K, but due to weather issues (more snow) and scheduling conflicts, I'm still on Week 2. Technically, I don't have to finish until May, which is good, because it's going much slower than I thought it would.... Read more
Fighting the good fight
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      3 comments

Today was my 2nd training session of Couch25K. I made it through the entire workout, but this time I didn't have to take an extra minute of walking through one of the walk/run intervals. I remembered to bring my IPod and a pony tail holde... Read more
Couch-to-5K (Week 1, Day 1)
Monday, January 03, 2011      4 comments

One of my goals for 2011 is to complete the 8 week, Couch to 5K program. I started today. For those not familiar with the program, it is a graduated walking/running program. You train 3 times per week, for 8 months. Let me just say ... Read more
The New Year
Saturday, January 01, 2011      4 comments

At the end of the year, I always find myself reflecting on the past 12 months. For me, the last 12 months have been a rollercoaster ride. I moved, finished my 1 year anniversary of my promotion at work, lost 16 pounds (and kept them off), star... Read more
Trying to get back into the routine
Sunday, December 26, 2010      4 comments

Lately, all my fitness minutes have come from packing, unpacking and cleaning. I have returned to the routine of keeping a food diary, and have re-committed to earning sparkpoints. I'm still unpacking, still not settled in completely, but ... Read more
Merry Christmas
Friday, December 24, 2010      4 comments

I have been missing in action here on Sparkpeople lately. Last Saturday, I moved into my new home. I brought the last load of stuff from my old place today, shopped for Christmas dinner, and took my first nap on the couch with the cat. Th... Read more
A New Home
Friday, December 03, 2010      2 comments

Well, it's official. I closed yesterday on the house. It's a "handyman special", so I will have a lot of work to do to get it to match the wonderful vision that I have in my head. I realized yesterday morning why it has been so important ... Read more
Progress on the new place
Saturday, November 27, 2010      5 comments

I spent a few more hours yesterday at the new place, cleaning up. The good news is, I got a great deal on it. The bad news is, it needs extensive cleaning and removal of the former owner's stuff. I didn't buy any Christmas presents on Bla... Read more

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