August 2012. At that point I was blown away by the first time I got a popular blog award. I was surprised. It was heady and disconcerting at the same time. I wrote about the experience of being featured the next day: www.sparkpeople... Read more
Truth to tell, I've not been feeling well this week. It probably started, in retrospect, on Sunday or Monday... by Monday night it was what turned into the sick day on Tuesday... and even feeling better and going back to work, I've felt bloated... Read more
No matter how much denial I tried to muster, the little Spark Activity Tracker went dark yesterday, as announced. No more "Glow Getter" awards. Having to adjust to FitBit synch alone, which doesn't do nearly as good a job, but at least I have ... Read more
One thing that all of the digging through past blogs has done was reveal several recurring themes, and guess what? They are the same ones I see in fellow Sparkers' ponderings, posts, questions, and blogs.
Things like musings over body imag... Read more
Truth in advertising, it wasn't REALLY my first 5K, but it was the first 5K since the weight loss... and the first in 18 years... so I figured I'd toss some statistics out there:
The target 5K was going to be on November 6, 2010, a year and... Read more
Nothing worse than being sick. Yuck, yuck, yuck. Classically, for me, weather has been super nice, but where was I? Today it was sacked out on the couch, being poked at by curious felines, while the 3, count 'em, 3 sets of sleepwear went thro... Read more
I left off the review of the journey in May of 2010, as I was on the "search for home weight". I had joined a 28 day Spark fitness Challenge in January that year, as I mentioned in the In The Beginning Blog 8 (a long one with LOTS of links to p... Read more
After all that tantrum tossing this week, after "Mom" put the Rebel "in charge", the Rebel did exactly what mom hoped for... she stepped up.
She did things a little differently (packed the bag differently, had a Subway sandwich for lunch), ... Read more
Rebels don't have smooth paths. They have obstacles to overcome. They have mountains to climb, barriers to progress.
I thought I had experienced a few, or at least the vestiges of them... but in fact, the real pioneers were forging the pa... Read more
OK, Spark-a-roonies, I did it. I put my inner Rebel in charge of my day yesterday. I am now turning over not just yesterday but the rest of my life, the redesign, into her hands. See, the thing is, that inner Rebel is me. So is my former fat... Read more
This idea has been kicking around in my head for several days, even while standing aside and watching myself continue to self-sabotage, and this morning I dug back in my archives to find this one. I wrote it way back on November 6, 2013... I wa... Read more
After posting photo after photo of my morning mugs, I got a comment from someone that she imagined I had a whole cupboard full of them... well, not quite, although they would fill a whole cupboard by themselves. Instead, the mugs are spread acr... Read more
Yesterday was the best weather day all year (so far)... the high temperature yesterday afternoon was 71* F! Today was almost as warm... over 60* F for our Galloway group run/walk/run at 2 p.m.
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Yesterday afternoon when I got home, I noticed in passing that my thermostat was 3 degrees F above where it normally sits at that programmed time of day. I adjusted it to what I set it at when I'm home, and didn't think any more about it.
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