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Mixed blessings

Friday, February 05, 2016      3 comments

I head home tomorrow and it's been a hard visit.As I've visited with my mom, I've been around lots of older folks (she is 79) who all have various health issues. My mom has dementia, Parkinson's, COPD, and vascular problems. She is on oxygen ful... Read more

The best that I can do

Wednesday, February 03, 2016      2 comments

Writing a quick blog from my moms room and there may be typos and wrong words in this post so bear with me! Sketchy wifi here. Soooo appreciate the comments from those of you who made them. Yesterday I had a long day traveling here and got here ... Read more

Some days are tougher than others

Monday, February 01, 2016      6 comments

And today is one of them. I set my alarm so I could check in for my Southwest flight tomorrow so started the day a bit tired. I really didn't feel like running but got my short recovery run in. It's cold here for us Californians but sunny. Wind ... Read more

Forgiveness

Friday, January 29, 2016      5 comments

This week, I've been thinking about forgiveness. Mainly because I've been revisiting some thoughts and experiences from the past 2-3 years where family members have done things or said things that hurt me. I know intellectually that holding onto... Read more

Adjustments

Friday, January 29, 2016      1 comments

This week has been a bit rough for me in that I am feeling the reality of retirement setting in. Don't get me wrong. I know I am very fortunate. But it is a change and adjustment and it has become more real for me this month and more so this wee... Read more

Monday again

Monday, January 25, 2016      3 comments

Yesterday was my weigh in day and I almost didn't do it. Why? Because although I've been tracking, and exercising, I still didn't feel like I had done enough to lose weight. As I write this, I can see one of the things I struggle with emerging -... Read more

Paying Attention

Friday, January 22, 2016      1 comments

Like many people here in the Spark community, I have gained and lost weight several times. One of my goals/challenges in coming back to Spark has been to lose weight in a healthy way. I was successful in losing almost 20 pounds while doing Weigh... Read more

The things you learn..

Tuesday, January 19, 2016      0 comments

The more I use this site, the more I'm learning. So grateful to have it, and to have the time to explore. Tonight I learned why my food tracking got messed up the other day! The time zone was set to eastern time, so when I came back on to ... Read more

The only one I'm fooling

Sunday, January 17, 2016      8 comments

...is myself. No one else really cares if I lose weight or not. I'm not writing that to invite pity but the reality is, I have to care about it the most. I believe others want me to be healthy. But it's up to me to be honest about what I'm doing... Read more

It's a get to, not a have to

Friday, January 15, 2016      0 comments

This morning I GOT TO go running with a friend on the beautiful American River Parkway, near where I live. It's been overcast here in CA and a bit cold for us wimpy Californians. It's been raining more this winter, which is very welcome after ou... Read more

Is it Friday yet?

Friday, January 15, 2016      4 comments

For some reason, I kept thinking today was Friday all day. It didn't help that I just looked at my food tracker and somehow the entries are a day ahead! I track on my phone, ipad and on my PC so something didn't sync somewhere. Oh well. It's the... Read more

Here again, with caution

Thursday, January 14, 2016      5 comments

I mentioned in an earlier post that blogging was kind of scary for me. I felt that doing it here would be a safe place - so many people do it and there seem to be so many positive comments from complete strangers. I didn't have that experience y... Read more

Day 2

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      3 comments

Day 2 of getting here and posting and tracking food (again!). Got up late (8 a.m.) and felt tired even with that sleep. I think that emotionally, I was pretty wiped out yesterday. Felt anxious from the extra weight gain and was also hit with som... Read more

Discouraged - avoiding it won't make it go away

Monday, January 11, 2016      3 comments

I have been avoiding the scale as I can tell I've gained, and I did. I'm discouraged and mad at myself. It's not a mystery. I have been eating a lot of cookies, sugar etc that I know aren't good for me and contribute to gains. The holidays are o... Read more

First things first

Tuesday, December 01, 2015      1 comments

That's what I'm trying to do as I figure out a new schedule and life as a retiree. One thing I've loved (there are many) is that I am making exercise my main priority in the morning so am managing to get 6 days in so far. It's great! I so apprec... Read more


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