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Day 40: Updates
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      16 comments

Hitting midweek doesn't energize me - there's no 'midweek stride' here. It's more like 'slump' day instead of 'hump' day, lol... Couple of things: 1) Tomorrow is the last diabetes class. Yes, I'm mindful (!) of what I said yesterday, but ev... Read more
Day 39: 'Break a Leg' and Have Good Luck - or Not?
Tuesday, February 08, 2011      16 comments

Just about ten years ago, in spring 2001, a friend of mine fell and broke her wrist. It wasn't an especially bad break; a relatively simple fracture, trip to the ER, x-ray, cast, appointment in a week and another in six weeks, cast off, done 'n'... Read more
Day 38: 'H' is for HABIT
Monday, February 07, 2011      20 comments

"To change a habit, make a conscious decision, then act out the new behavior." --Maxwell Maltz I Googled whether it really takes '21 Days To Form New Habits.' I wanted to know if the oft-repeated advice is true, so I went looking to see if ... Read more
Day 37: the lesson of the moth
Sunday, February 06, 2011      12 comments

"i was talking to a moth the other evening..." --from 'the lesson of the moth,' by Don Marquis Thus begins one of my favorite poems. This was going to be the 'H' blog, it having been a while since I've worked on my alphabet-of-instru... Read more
Day 36: What I Want
Saturday, February 05, 2011      8 comments

"The first step to sanity? Figuring out what you want." --Unattributed I was reading through some things on the computer, bookmarks and files and whatnot, with the idea of sorting some of the 'keeps' into categories and deleting the ones I ... Read more
Day 35: Reflecting on Reflection
Friday, February 04, 2011      10 comments

"Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow." --Mahatma Gandhi A few days ago I wrote a blog ('Making Today Count') in which I considered starting a journal, one with a format of asking a few quest... Read more
Day 34: Class Day
Thursday, February 03, 2011      14 comments

You know that class I've been talking about, the 'Diabetes Lifestyle' class? Once a week for six weeks; today was Week 5. Cons: 1) It has a very disorganized 'feel' to it, as if there's no real plan beyond a vague Week 1 will cover cau... Read more
Day 33: The Groundhog's Tale
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      16 comments

"How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?" --traditional tongue-twister question Another name for 'groundhog' is 'woodchuck,' though why you never see 'Woodchuck's Day' I do not know. From Wikipedia: 'Grou... Read more
Day 32: Making Today Count
Tuesday, February 01, 2011      9 comments

"Learn to cultivate your own garden." --Voltaire I have begun updating the 'introduction' on my SparkPage. It occurred to me that the first of each month would be a good marker to help me focus on what's happened during the past month, see ... Read more
Day 31: Today
Monday, January 31, 2011      8 comments

I had a fairly lengthy To-Do list for today. What I actually did: 1) Yoga, 20 minutes. 2) Menus. 3) Grocery list. 4) Groceries. 5) Caught up (or at least tried to!) on Spark. 6) Housework. 7) Fixed breakfast, lunch, and sup... Read more
Day 30: BONES
Sunday, January 30, 2011      12 comments

I mentioned in a previous blog how pleased - no, more like, how thrilled - I was when I discovered I could climb a flight of stairs and not feel as though I had run a marathon: no panting, no stopping, no dragging myself along by the handrail. ... Read more
Day 29: Winding down...
Saturday, January 29, 2011      10 comments

Today has been a kind of funny day, catching up on unfinished housework, trying to (mostly not successfully, lol) catch up on emails and other correspondence, and starting to think about (ugh) income tax. There was one quote I ran across th... Read more
Day 28: 'G' is for GLAD
Friday, January 28, 2011      11 comments

"Be glad of life, because it gives you a chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at stars." --Henry Van Dyke Some blogs come easily, almost tripping off the keyboard. Others take time, as if they are struggling to put one word... Read more
Day 27: Bits 'n' Pieces
Thursday, January 27, 2011      6 comments

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past. --Unattributed Today was the fourth NHS class. The fitness session was cancelled (lack of instructor), and the presenters ... Read more
Day 26: In search of motivation...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      10 comments

I've been feeling decidedly unmotivated. Oh, don't misunderstand - I'm doing what I need to do, but just the bare minimum. And there's not much fun in it. No zip. No zing. So I was looking for some inspiring / motivating articles, something... Read more

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