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My personal trainer is gone
Friday, May 18, 2012      13 comments

My eyes won't stop crying. My daughter and husband have been here with me all day and we're a red eye, pile of soggy tissue mess. Louis Calab Winder AKA Lou Lou, Bear, Sweetie, Lou dog, Good Guy, My Personal Trainer - a 10 year old German ... Read more
Rectus femoris
Saturday, May 12, 2012      3 comments

Let's be real, when I first started on Spark, I was a wiz bang - but then repeatedly got side tracked with health issues. After all this time am I to my goal weight - no. Am I currently at my lowest since starting Spark - no. But I saw someth... Read more
Restriction as motivation
Wednesday, May 09, 2012      1 comments

Remember the first time that you wanted to get fit in a day and exercised yourself to soreness and restricted your eating so much that all you could do is think food, food, food? I have a new restriction that is making me think move, move, ... Read more
If only the tears would come
Sunday, April 29, 2012      6 comments

I feel like a dam about to break. Life has already given me a full platter and this week so much more... Lou had emergency surgery for internal bleeding - he had gone into shock, they removed his ruptured spleen, then had to remove part of... Read more
Breaking out of the eggshell
Sunday, April 15, 2012      3 comments

The spark plug for writing today was reaching a very personal summit. The climb started at base camp when I mid life decided to quit my six figure job, be more present for my teen daughter, and start back to school to do something more than mak... Read more
Returning the favor
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      2 comments

So many days I've been comforted by my dog Louis. Last summer when I could hardly move, he would gently nuzzle his head under my arm assisting me to get up. If I was moaning, he would get my husband's attention. When I started walking again, ... Read more
Homemade vegan hot dog
Saturday, March 24, 2012      1 comments

The ick factor of thinking about pink slime in my favorite vehicle for eating stone-ground mustard - along with the meatless Friday during Lent got me going on attempting to make a vegan hot dog. The result was so flavorful (my husband real... Read more
T raised to the 3
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      2 comments

Hubby and I had a discussion about what I typical say "I feel tired". I feel this way even after a full nights sleep. Lately that only happens with a sleep aid and I still am dragging. We've labeled this as tired raised to the third, since it... Read more
Not again
Thursday, March 08, 2012      2 comments

It's 2:22am and still not asleep - just took Ambien so hopefully soon. http://www.sleepfoundation.o
your-brain-hungry Yes my sleepy brain is at it again...but nothing bad to eat in the house.... Read more
Snow, slow, berry pie binge and progress
Monday, March 05, 2012      2 comments

Seattle is known as a rainy gray berg that hosts grunge and coffee. Yet, the climate here in the last few year has had a different pattern. Last July/August, which mostly are the most sun blessed months was disappointingly gray and cold. Howe... Read more
Wednesday, February 29, 2012      3 comments

The last time I had great success on Spark, I just hit everything gun-ho. Now my body doesn't always cooperate with that approach. For nearly a week, last week I was doing light weights and an hour of cardio (treadmill or bike). I did my MTX ... Read more
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      6 comments

Did bands and weight lifting (if you can call three pounds that) then cycling for an hour. At PT they stretched me to the pain edge of my range of motion. Making progressm actually got my right arm to do three 18 lbs curls. Stayd on my fet non ... Read more
49 days away
Wednesday, February 22, 2012      6 comments

First off never intended to be away so long. Started as the inability to log on - which I solved two weeks ago, but was off sided by taking care of my folks for two weeks while my mum had a foot opration, then last week was my infusion. My dos... Read more
2 compliments
Tuesday, January 03, 2012      6 comments

Over Christmas and New Year's I proudly put on a pound then by today got right back into exercise and got rid of it. I'm not logging on my tracker until I've maintained it for four days (keeps away those fluxuation blues) ...by the way, two mo... Read more
Mircopoetry 2011 Summary
Saturday, December 31, 2011      5 comments

Haiku and limericks - new twaiku, mircopoetry on Twitter....short ways to summarize beauty, mystery, puzzles of life.....my year in micropoetry. January Tired always so drive, clock in, clock out, eat, sleep paying the mortgage F... Read more

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