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Old Woman

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I feel every second of my stated age this morning! emoticon

It dawned on my last night, as I was running around the store, putting stuff away, bending and stooping and reaching as I dusted Zone 1, that I've been missing a Fitness Tracking opportunity all of these years. I move "with urgency" at J#2 -- the managers love it, my co-workers shake their heads in bafflement -- and last night was no exception.

Am I paying for it today!!!

  
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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 9/17/2014 6:01PM

    Still--it's excellent that you can do it! You should be proud, very proud!

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WIFE48 9/17/2014 2:02PM

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 2:00PM

    But you lived to tell about it! Kudos! HUGS

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The Week that Was

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday 9:06 am, and I've been up since crackodawn, as Santana woke me up to take her out to tinkle. Good dog. Better than peeing on the rug. Bad dog.

Yesterday we went to watch my cousin race at Laguna Seca. Although I grew up within a few miles of LS, I had never been there before, so it was a lot of fun. Of course, it resulted in a bad food day, but...

I worked tons of hours this week, and got a lot of work done. The tension in the office is 6/10, which is an improvement on the 8/10 that it was the week before.

My childhood friend, Barb, is visiting late this afternoon. I haven't seen her in at least 20 years, and am looking forward to it. Gotta clean house.

I FINALLY finished the books that were bogging me down. Blind Assassin, by Margaret Atwood (whom I love), ended up being really good. Fingersmith, by Sarah Waters, ended up as it started -- ponderous and with totally unlikable characters. I love Victorian novels -- not this one. The writing was actually good, but the story was convoluted even by genre standards. Glad to be done and on to something fun. Nope, I have no interest in seeing the play next year.

I (surprisingly) got a bronze Spark Tracker medal this week, in spite of losing Sparky for most of a day and forgetting to put him back on before we went out one night this week. Bodes well for my overall activity.

Now to get the food under control...too many events out.

Have a wonderful week, everyone -- xoxoxo


  
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1CRAZYDOG 9/14/2014 8:27PM

    Wow, the best part of the news is that the office atmosphere has gone from a defcon all out warfare to semi-civil. That's good. YIKES difficult to rein in adults, isn't it!

Hope you get some time to breathe and relax just a little.

Good Santana for tinkling outside. My Mr. Spot took FOREVER to potty train.

HUGS and here's to a good week.

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DALID414 9/14/2014 6:31PM

    I was up early to finish some leftover work!

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AURORADAWN5 9/14/2014 3:18PM

    Glad to hear things are at least a little better at the office. Know what you mean about the food thing. We have a new bakery in town. Good news is fresh, Artisan style, preservative free breads in abundance. The bad news ... carbs in abundance. Ah well, everything in moderation. emoticon on your spark award.

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BOOKAPHILE 9/14/2014 1:01PM

    It's the food part that wrecks me, too. Here's to a more controlled week for both of us!

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SPARKYFLOWER 9/14/2014 12:17PM

    emoticon I like the name of your dog.

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Runnin to Rhiannon

Sunday, September 07, 2014

I got lots of steps in at J#2 today. We had a lovely evening with our ABQ friend's heart-daughter, and, after she left, I synced Sparky with my Start page and saw that I had about 600 steps to go to hit 10K, so I grabbed the mini tramp, cranked up Fleetwood Mac, and jogged/jumped for couple of thousand steps. I was a little confused as to when Sparky didn't credit me and Mini with our 23 minute work out, so I plugged it in.

Tomorrow -- No plans. Maybe do a couple of errands. Maybe we'll go visit my mom. Maybe we'll to --- Nothing!

Yesterday would have been Dad's 85th birthday. I miss him every day.

Happy Sunday!

  
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DSJB9999 9/8/2014 3:31PM

    Sorry about your dad, good to celebrate his life and loving him and missing him does do that

Well done for doing the minutes

emoticon Donna x

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DIBANANA 9/7/2014 10:12PM

  It is tough to lose someone. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I really have been grieving this week. I made myself get out and live my life. My friend struggled 8 years with breast cancer and fought to live every day. I can do no less.

Diana

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DALID414 9/7/2014 1:55PM

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AURORADAWN5 9/7/2014 12:04PM

    Fleetwood Mac is great exercise music. Happy bouncing.
Birthdays for lost family members are always bittersweet. Enjoy the happy memories. It helps with the emptiness.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/7/2014 10:00AM

    emoticon It's hard when such anniversaries roll around. Not like you don't think of every day, it just heightens the awareness. My brother is gone 32 yrs. and sometimes it seems like yesterday. I know your Dad and my brother are in our hearts.



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Well. This is what happens when I don't track during a BAD WEEK

Friday, September 05, 2014

Up 2 pounds.

I'll have it off by the weekend. I've been away from the office for most of the week, on business, eating out, or eating nothing then "making up for it" at dinner. Add to this the ongoing work drama, and I've had a bad week. Water? Who drinks water? I drink beer.

This is a bad strategy.

'Nuff said. New day. New Start.

  
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DSJB9999 9/6/2014 3:40AM

    emoticon emoticon I know tracking is my best tool, else it goes bad!
Donna x

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BOOKAPHILE 9/6/2014 12:35AM

    I'll join you in that new start!

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DALID414 9/5/2014 11:41PM

    I've been fighting myself to be 'good' this week.
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AURORADAWN5 9/5/2014 9:25PM

    emoticon It's easy to give in to comfort foods ald little treats when life gets crazy. You know how to get back on track and tomorrow is emoticon . Good luck.

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GERIKRAGH 9/5/2014 3:57PM

    Water not beer.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/5/2014 2:56PM

    ((((HUGS)))))

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JANET552 9/5/2014 2:21PM

    Been there, done that too. Don't beat yourself up -- give yourself the advice you'd give a friend and then act on that advice. emoticon

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Goals Set

Monday, September 01, 2014

Dee sets goals all the time. So, I'll go public with mine. Accountability IS.

1) Mini-tramp 5/7 dpw
2) 1 chocolate treat per day (more realistic than my no chocolate, as my husband has been bringing Hershey into the house, and we split one most days).
3) More water -- less beer!
4) Better tracking
5) Finish Fingersmith
6) hit 135 by end of summer. I can do this -- I've been living in Maintenance Land these past months, and can lose these last 2 pounds.
7) Better SP check in.

And I know that she'll hold me accountable! LOL!

  
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DIBANANA 9/2/2014 5:03PM

  Sounds like you are doing very well. Two more pounds.... that must be very hard to get those last few off.

Hang in there. A friend told me once she could struggle at the low end or struggle at the high end.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/2/2014 1:53AM

    Looks good to me. It's great having friends that will help us along, and vice versa.
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DALID414 9/1/2014 9:49PM

   
I've got 3 lbs to get off to my magic number, working on getting it off before the 23rd emoticon

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DSJB9999 9/1/2014 6:03PM

    emoticon Fantastic and very achievable goals - you should celebrate each time you achieve one, if only a pat on your back! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 9/1/2014 2:55PM

    My phone calendar is my friend. I program in appointments with myself to do water, etc. Works for me. Good luck!

HUGS

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BHENDRICK2 9/1/2014 2:03PM

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