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RIP Coffee Maker
Friday, December 09, 2016      4 comments

I think I've finally approached the point of frustration with my coffee maker. When I got it seven years ago, it was not great... it was a refurbed Krupps that I got on the cheap. Here is a list of how it offends me: Sometimes t... Read more
Quickity blog
Thursday, December 08, 2016      2 comments

I will be tested today... Here are today's challenges: 1) It's going to be a LONG day for me. I have work, and then I have rehearsal... I will be on the fly today, and making healthy eating choices on the fly is always a challenge. ... Read more
One week in
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      0 comments

So I've managed to keep this up for a week. It's been a long time since I've done that! I feel great. I've now fallen into a little routine, and it feels good. As much as we humans love variety, we also love structure. Yesterday, I ... Read more
No Whammies, no Whammies...
Tuesday, December 06, 2016      3 comments

Does anyone remember the game show "Press Your Luck?" It had a game board that shuffled around and you could win piles of money incrementally depending on where it landed... unless you landed on a little red guy called a Whammy. ... Read more
Working on those habits...!
Monday, December 05, 2016      0 comments

Lately, when I'm having a mental struggle (to eat something not on my plan, to want to stay in bed and blow off my workout), it's helping me to remind myself to strengthen the good habit instead of the bad one. To accede to the bad habit only g... Read more
Tonight!
Friday, December 02, 2016      4 comments

Tonight is my first band gig! So excited! And definitely nervous. I was really fighting my lip last night at rehearsal, but my fellow tuba peeps are really cool and supportive, and while the band is focused on musical excellence, they also ha... Read more
Deep breath...
Thursday, December 01, 2016      2 comments

So, I think we can all agree that 2016 has been a rough year, yes? On pretty much every level of my life, I am in the process of restructuring... in some cases, taking it down to the ground and starting all over again. As far as my hea... Read more
Quickie blog
Wednesday, November 02, 2016      1 comments

I need to rein it in, folks. I feel gross, and I've finally had enough. So - I'm back on the wagon. I am exercising again, and I'm watching what I eat... and I do believe I will be giving up booze, as well. I just feel blegh and ... Read more
Well well well well well well...
Friday, August 12, 2016      3 comments

As it turns out, this was actually a pretty good week. I've lost four pounds. And I know it's not a B.S., water-weight-related loss. Check out my stats: ... Read more
HOLY HOT BATMAN
Thursday, August 11, 2016      1 comments

Bleggghh. It's hot as a crotch here in the northeast... when I woke up at 5am, it was already 80 degrees and humid enough to make me sprout gills. Yuck. I wanted to start running again in earnest this week (encouraged by having a good, pain-f... Read more
Sometimes darkness can show you the light
Thursday, August 04, 2016      1 comments

The lyrics to the song "The Light" by Disturbd are kiiiiiiind of really resonating with me right now. I'm still wrestling with the demons, with varying degrees of success... but I still have fight in me, and that's something to hold onto. And ... Read more
Days 22 and 23
Thursday, June 23, 2016      1 comments

Going to my therapist may be the best decision I've ever made. I'm not out of the woods, by any means, but I really like my therapist and I feel like I'm going to get good help. I don't have the energy to type much at the moment, but I did... Read more
Day 21
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      3 comments

Today: work, therapy, workout. So glad I get in to see the therapist today. *~*~*~* Public Service Announcement: I had a few people yesterday respond to my mention of depression by alluding to life being a roller coaster ride. ... Read more
Days 18, 19, 20
Monday, June 20, 2016      3 comments

The weekend was a little hairy... I was emotionally pretty distraught and so working out was difficult (shoot, even just getting out of bed was difficult), but I did okay. I'm only missing two workouts at this point, and I'm catching up on that... Read more
Days 16 and 17
Friday, June 17, 2016      2 comments

I bagged out of yesterday's workout because I simply couldn't find the mental energy to do it. Depression is like that... it can rob you of all of your will to do the things you normally enjoy. I decided rather than force myself to do it to in... Read more

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