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It's the thought that counts
Wednesday, February 15, 2017      1 comments

On Valentines Day, my roommate gifted me a box of chocolate, a box of gummy candies, and a jumbo cupcake. Several co-workers brought in chocolate, candy hearts, and even a basket of chocolate covered fruit. This morning, a co-worke... Read more
5 years, what am I waiting for?
Thursday, February 09, 2017      4 comments

I realized the other day, I've been on Sparkpeople for five years! Five years I've been actively working at becoming a healthier person. But my progress is muddy. Yes, I do exercise more than I have at any other point in my life. Yes,... Read more
When the Storm finally parts and you can see the horizon.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      1 comments

I'm finally out of my crisis state, and I can now focus on getting everything back on track. Kitty is doing fantastically. Pet Plan, awesome pet insurance, has sent me the reimbursement for his medical bills. The stress is finally off... Read more
Day 1 (Again)
Monday, February 06, 2017      0 comments

I ran out of diet sodas yesterday evening. So I decided it's a good time to attempt to break my addiction with sodas...again. ... Read more
One Step
Thursday, February 02, 2017      0 comments

Maybe not today, maybe not even tomorrow, but I can see a horizon and I feel like I can start making (tentative) plans. (here's hoping it's not just another train ) I feel like my world is a snow-globe and someone came along and shook it. ... Read more
Monday, January 30, 2017      1 comments

It's a battle between the heart and head, logic and love, when a pet becomes extremely ill. You bond with them, you learn their personalities just as much as you would a person. Basically, you love them, and it doesn't matter if you thin... Read more
2017 SUCKS!
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      2 comments

I've had so many people tell me how awful 2016 was, and granted for a lot of people it really was. Many famous people died, leaving fans saddened and those people's families grieving, But for me these 25 days of 2017 have decimated a... Read more
Moved! And now to get healthy again.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      1 comments

When I got back from Christmas I had a plan to get back on track. I hit it the moment I walked through my front door. There was no, "I'll do that tomorrow." I went straight to the store, I had two weeks worth of healthy food. I was givin... Read more
Stress and the body
Thursday, January 12, 2017      1 comments

My mother suffered from heart disease nearly half her life. She had her first heart attack when she was only 41 years old. She always had high blood pressure, and a multitude of other stress related health problems. She was the ki... Read more
Got caught
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      12 comments

Don't buy food you are ashamed to be seen with...that is a lesson I need to learn. I'm under a good deal of stress lately. What with suddenly having to find a new home, knowing I'm going to have a fight to get money back from my current l... Read more
Just when I'm settled
Friday, January 06, 2017      5 comments

I have lived in my current apartment for a year and a half. I'm settled and comfortable. I'm an awesome tenant. I pay my rent on time and in full, I'm clean and quiet. But back in Oct my apartment was sold. The new owners have backdated... Read more
Article about a 105 year old man bike racing, 14 miles
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      0 comments

Truth be told I bike a lot. I bike to work every day, I bike to the store, I bike for fun. In the past I used to commute roughly 20 miles by bike each day. But this is impressive.
two-way/2017/... Read more
Struggling with Rewards
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      2 comments

I see the value in setting goals and rewards. I think it's very motivational to occasionally stop and take a look at how far one has come and reward the hard work, rather than solely focusing on the end results. My issue is, I struggle to... Read more
So what's the damage?
Saturday, December 31, 2016      1 comments

My holiday plans were derailed, as they are every year. Instead of trying to eat healthy, I ended up with big slices of cake with thick frosting for breakfast and desserts and eating out a lot. Instead of kayaking on the bay, I ended ... Read more
Starting Planning for the New Year
Thursday, December 15, 2016      1 comments

I have new information about my genetic make up and I'm working on next year's fitness plan, incorporating that new info. I learned two things from my 23 & Me DNA test. 1) I am sensitive to saturated fats. I will gain more weight eat... Read more

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