The Blessings of Making Yourself a Priority
I hope you are all doing great out in Sparkie-land. I have just returned from a fabulous week off in Alexandria, VA, where I felt relaxed, refreshed and reinvigorated. My mobility was limited, but I did what I could as I could, and ... Read more
and the Goodness flows on...
I'm on the lookout for good things. I am a happy camper by nature, and I look for more silver linings and bright sides than dirt. Today, I reached out to the general manager of the gym I belong to and shared why I have been MIA, and despite havi... Read more
Concerns won't stop me
While not without concerns, I am forging ahead today. I am going to work after 2 days off. The days were meant as productive vacation days, but I ended up being in so much pain, it amounted to little more than a lot of laying down and even that ... Read more
When you get so hungry at work, you break into the "emergency" oatmeal packet.
At least I avoided going to the convenience store that is IN THE BUILDING!... Read more
Well, they go on. Not every day, But I feel like I am making headway on eliminating things that may cause them. They suck, pure and simple. This is not of the charlie horse variety. While I would not classify charlie horses as pleasant, compared... Read more
Out of my Shell
When I am feeling good about myself and relaxed, I open up. Today was one of those days.
THe day started out with a meeting and participation in a large group, and I made my mark. Later one of the presenters came over and I shared some sto... Read more
Not Looking Behind Me
Today was a little surprise, and it was a fun one. It's been hot out, and today no different. I wore a sleeveless shirt to work. I do it infrequently, but today was one of those days. I sat in a bit of traffic and noticed the convertible in fron... Read more
I need more stamina. My lack of working out regularly has totally tanked my stamina. Between leg pain and just the crappy way I feel lately, my stamina has been trashed.
I know I will get it back with hard work, but I am just reminding myse... Read more
I come from a long line of people who other people love to be around. We are a contagiously happy bunch. Tonight while driving home, I heard a song that my uncle loved by Al Green. He introduced us to a lot of Motown music, and this song brought... Read more
My mojo is coming back. I am feeling hints of it. It is when I get excited and feel as if there possibilities that things are coming together, and I am not hopeless. When I am not hopeless, I am not powerless. When I am not powerless, I am prepa... Read more
Chairs are a necessity to me, and something I fret about. There are times when I have felt uncomfortable, cautious, singled out, left out, and vulnerable because of chairs. Is it too light, is it going to hold me, what are the chances of me fall... Read more
Fighting for Your Worth
I don't know why I decided that this was the time to watch it. It had been sitting on my playlist for months. I had a little free time and I reviewed my amazon playlist, and one of the free prime movies was "In a Town This Size." It chronicled t... Read more
This is Why - The Intro
There are many personal reasons for me that I NEED to get healthy. It is not just a matter of losing weight (though saying it like that almost makes it seem like it is some easy off-handed thing) - it's not - well, that has not been my experienc... Read more
Unlocking the Mystery
I was hungry. I mean famished. I felt it. I needed to eat, and my thoughts were racing about where I would stop after work since the homestead looks like Old Mother Hubbard lives there.
and Then my day was interrupted. a 4:30pm departure t... Read more
Doing it Again
My simple advice to myself is to find what works and do it again.
I know how to eat well, move, and take good care of myself; I don't always do it. When that happens, I look for the next magic pill (not drugs) to fix my life and wonder why ... Read more