How can I create an exercise habit if I don't have a schedule?
Ok, I figure I need to exercise quite a bit to lose the weight, and then, hopefully, exercise moderately to maintain a healthy body weight going forward. This requires some degree of regularity. I can (usually) get myself out the door if I am fr... Read more
BLC 32 begins - Why am I doing this???
I participate in the SparkPeople 'Biggest Loser Challenge' - I'm delighted to be part of the Resolute Renegades team this round. This is a great bunch of people who are really motivated to make positive changes, and I'm excited to be a part of t... Read more
Seven days. One week. 84 study hours left before the BIG exam. Of course I'm sick, and trying to stay as far away from a hospital as my profession practically INSISTS that I should. But I'm still keeping up on my wretched study schedule with fre... Read more
Feeling loved: it's not them, it's me.
This is not my blog.
Ok, well, it is, but I'm using it to share the words of someone else. Gregg Kretch, of the ToDo institute, on the subject of love, attention and perspective.
"As long as we hold fast to our ideal of what we deserve f... Read more
Food is expensive. Challenge accepted!! (Note: blog post may be NSFV - not safe for vegetarians :o(
First of all, no I am NOT procrastinating. Sometimes I start a thread reply and it turns into a blog post - and as I LIKE my fellow SparkPeople, I do occasionally take my book-length posts over here!
There has been a lot of talk about budge... Read more
44 days till I take my nursing board exam, and I have a lot of work to do.
No kidding, if I took this exam today, I would surely fail. This is not pessimism or lack of confidence talking, just realism. It has been months since I was in clin... Read more
It's COLD here all of a sudden! I missed out on running outside during a most BEAUTIFUL December. sigh.
I've had a lot going on here, not the least of which is that my hearing has been restored (YAY!!) but the implant I got has been unstab... Read more
Stopped short in my tracks
Well. The course was great,surgery was a success and my hearing was restored, however an unforseen complication has left me unable to sit or stand unassisted, walking only tiny bits with a cane and losi g optimism quickly. I'm sick many times a ... Read more
Planning for insanity
I feel a need to plan my week for accountability (ok, and maybe a little sympathy)
- Had a good run Tuesday!
- Today (Wednesday) was a full 7am to 10pm day, so a 'rest' day for me.
- Tomorrow is a packed day, but I... Read more
*tap tap. *Is this thing on?
So I suppose the more things change, the more they stay the same.
I still have four jobs. They're different jobs: research assistant, Personal Support Worker, teaching assistant and respite worker. Still very physical work, too many hours (... Read more
Crazy bizzy but ready to reignite my Spark (which never REALLY went out!)
My did I have a great summer! Also, a very TOUGH summer! Juggling several jobs, active kids and hubby's bumpy first months out in the culinary world all while trying to live on NO money has tested my patience, creativity and resilience. I'm happ... Read more
Blessed beyond imagination
I love it when a plan starts to come together....
I moved my family here about 10 months ago - full of ideas that were hazy, hopes that were a little thin and very little idea what it would take to really get settled in a new place. It's be... Read more
Looking for your best advice about overcoming fear
I'm looking for tips about how to beat my fear of public speaking! I know, ironic that someone with this fear would choose to teach public workshops... I'm having a lot of anxiety about getting up in front of the large groups I'm t... Read more
Success and goals for crazy weeks
Hi gang! I've missed you this week! It's hard to believe I had an exam on Monday, and now it's only Friday. Wow, it seems like this week was a month long.
I know, it's hard to get a job in this economy - but it depends on what you want to d... Read more
The view from here
I keep saying that, if a person HAS to run on a dreadmill, I have the best one there is - and I've been meaning to post a picture of my view from it. Finally got the technology together (and up off my butt), so here it is:
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