There are many reasons why I want to lose the excess weight and get stronger. At first I thought it was just that I needed to be in better shape to care for my daughter, but it's more than this.
My daughter is worried about me when her own ... Read more
I've been thinking about how my family showed me love growing up. Turns out that like many families, love was shown with food...and not only the healthy kind!
Any big event happen, we would party with things like my mom's famous Tater Tot C... Read more
If I were a superstitious person, I would say that some of the numbers popping up for me on Sparkpeople are a little unnerving.
I have logged on thirteen days in a row as of today. I have 666 points to go before reaching my next level....an... Read more
My Workout Friends
As it turns out, the participants in my classes enjoy working out with me during my work day. We pick out some fun music (usually a great mix of songs on Amazon Prime) and start dancing and doing range of motion exercises. We end with breathing,... Read more
Back from the Abyss
It's been years since I have logged on. I have read emails from Spark, but I have neglected my self for quite some time.
My daughter who was born with disability started having some major health problems and the spiral downward for me began... Read more
It takes a lot to get some things through my head. Today was a case in point. I really thought that justice would prevail in the Oscar Grant trial. It didn't.
Mehserle was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for shooting Oscar Grant in th... Read more
I've been visiting the farms in the area and getting some great deals on fresh produce!! After bringing home crates of goodies, I've started prepping and cooking up a storm...wouldn't do this except I have a deep freeze and many hungry friends a... Read more
Well, I'm finishing up my first week of swimming laps...rough start, but I'm starting to get used to it. I've got a system in place that's working.
I was going to keep lugging my gear on my back while working, but there is no locker room at... Read more
I've taken in stray cats for over 30 years. Most recently, I adopted two brothers from an animal rescue organization., Timo and Dante. They were very spooked for some months, but now they never leave my daughter's side.
My first relationshi... Read more
She Had It Coming
When I was a young girl, my mom had me take my sister Eileen with me practically everywhere I went. It made me mad that I had to take my big-mouthed little sister because she would invariably snitch on my activities with my girlfriends to my mom... Read more
Less of Me to Love
I was so scared when I got on the scale...I only do it once a month because I can't face it any more often. I lost more weight!! I'm finally back into the 180's after many years.
My next weigh-in will be after having done a few weeks of swi... Read more
Gonna Last a Little Longer
I turned in the last of my work to the census on Sunday afternoon. Then I got a call in the eveneing asking me to work in another city! My old crew leader wants me to join his new team.
Today I start in another group. I'll continue to walk ... Read more
New Changes, New Challenges
I found out recently that my work for the census is almost over. Just when I started to get used to the hours of walking too!! Well, I knew this would be coming eventually, so I had started to strategize what I would do next.
The excessive ... Read more
The Boy V. The Squirrel
Every morning while I do dishes at the kitchen sink, he greets me, pecking at the window, cocking his head side=to=side while looking at my bowl of peanuts. It's the scrubjay we call, The Boy! He has been coming for the past two years. When I op... Read more
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Autumn Leaves of May
Whenever I get misty-eyed about something from days gone by, I think of autumn leaves being blown around a courtyard by a billowy wind from the north.
I get this way every year at this time. I allow myself to look back just long enough to s... Read more