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Inspired by a Spark Article
Saturday, May 08, 2010      14 comments

This past week I really struggled with my eating. I racked my brain trying to figure out what had gotten into me. Last night, I stumbled upon a Spark article by Stepfanie Romine: "Finding Inspiration In Your Biggest Temptations" www... Read more
Examining my limitations and moving forward
Saturday, May 01, 2010      6 comments

Today I attended a kayak event with a couple of family members. I paddled around in the "pool" they had set up, and gosh...I used muscles I never knew I had. lol I realized that I probably only have about 15 minutes of kayaking in me, which doe... Read more
Feeling Able Today
Saturday, April 24, 2010      11 comments

After a few days of being ill, I am finally functioning today! :) Since the surgery, I have a habit of pushing myself too hard (exercise, housework, errands, etc.) and making myself ill. I just get so excited when I can actually move and do... Read more
Earth Week
Saturday, April 17, 2010      6 comments

I think Whole Foods was even more crowded on Earth Day weekend than it was on Easter weekend. It does my heart good to see people looking for greener ways to spend their money. There are oodles of eco-events in my city this week, from clean... Read more
Made Bread Today
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      12 comments

I thought I'd share a slice of bread with each spark friend today! It was made using a no-knead one-bowl method I learned via SparkRecipes.com. I used my own recipe, as it... Read more
I heard a bird sing...
Thursday, December 24, 2009      9 comments

"I Heard a Bird Sing" by Oliver Herford I heard a bird sing In the dark of December A magical thing And sweet to remember. 'We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September,' I heard a bird sing In the dark of Decembe... Read more
My List of Holiday Survival Strategies
Thursday, December 10, 2009      18 comments

Weight maintenance has been tricky for me since surgical menopause, and holiday travel compounds the problem. Hence, I have written my list of survival strategies here and will refer to them throughout the month of craziness. ... Read more
Rainbow Connection (song)
Thursday, October 22, 2009      11 comments

I consider it my civic duty to post this link. :D This is a link to a song sung by Kermit the Frog, Rainbow Connection: www.youtube.com/watch?v=
LEVY51DD0Hk ... Read more
Doing SO much better than this time last year!
Saturday, July 18, 2009      13 comments

I am happy to announce that I saw my main doctor a couple of days ago, and she says I am doing MUCH better than I was last year at this time. It really helped to have that perspective, as I tend to "not see the forest for the trees" and not see ... Read more
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      11 comments

Thanks, everyone, for your support and sage advice on the house-preparation stuff!! My spouse has less work this term than usual, so it looks like I will have help, which changes everything. We are going to stuff some things in boxes and take... Read more
Much to do...
Saturday, July 04, 2009      7 comments

My in-laws recently announced that they will be coming to visit much(!!) earlier than expected. I am still trying hard to focus on how much I love them, but panic is setting in. ;P I have more to do than I have time to do it, so I am trying to l... Read more
Two Mini-Goals Met
Saturday, June 27, 2009      13 comments

I have found that I am too unskilled will the digital camera and art program to post photographs in a timely manner. So instead of a picture of the clean kitchen, I guess I will just have to say that I Did It!! :D I met my self-imposed cleaning... Read more
Cleaning House
Saturday, June 13, 2009      9 comments

Long term illness has had a long term effect on my house, and as I have been recovering, so has my house. Both very slowly. I perused a book recently called "The Clutter Diet", which I will probably eventually purchase. One of the recommend... Read more
Odds & Ends
Saturday, June 06, 2009      7 comments

The scale is finally moving a little, so I guess that's good. :) I am having fun doing my little workouts. I really do enjoy using my body, it just doesn't always enjoy me back. lol Speaking of back, mine is a little better this week, yay!... Read more
Still Here
Saturday, May 30, 2009      8 comments

As I was saying on a challenge thread today, the thing I am most proud of right now lifestyle-wise is that I am *still here*. I know that seems odd, since so many folks focus on pounds, but I feel that consistency will eventually get me to wher... Read more

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