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Work is a workout
Monday, October 10, 2011      5 comments

I work in a group home. I do direct care, and as the name implies, I work directly with the clients. Part of my job involves doing community activities. This can involve watching movies and eating dinner, rather sedentary activities. ... Read more
Measuring success
Thursday, October 06, 2011      6 comments

I’ve had to take many research classes over the years. Each one required me to measure something. For one class, I actually counted the number of people who did not bow their heads during prayer during a church service (and, of course, I was one... Read more
I am more
Thursday, September 29, 2011      3 comments

I saw the following on a billboard yesterday: “I am more.” I also saw pictures of people. I missed what they were advertising. One of the local hospitals, maybe? Or a health insurance plan? Anyway, it got me thinking…. I am more than a diag... Read more
Maybe it's a hint
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments

The internet is being extremely slow today. And funky. Pages are taking forever to load. If they load at all. I go to post something on Facebook – or a forum – or a Spark Team – and the cursor will jump in mid-word to the middle of ano... Read more
9/11
Sunday, September 11, 2011      6 comments

At this time every year, everyone asks what we were doing on 9/11/01. This can be a topic of controversy, because we are reliving one of the worst things to happen to us as a nation. (People also still remember where they were when Pearl Harbor... Read more
"It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A..."
Thursday, September 08, 2011      3 comments

Don't mind me. Especially if you see me singing the title song at the top of my lungs while driving down the highway. Complete with hand gestures. Really, it doesn't take much to keep me entertained. After thinking about joining a gym and r... Read more
Happy Sparkversery to Me!
Sunday, August 28, 2011      8 comments

Tomorrow is my one year Sparkversary! I have learned a few things over the past year. For example, the numbers on the scale don’t tell the whole story and the quality of the foods eaten are more important than the number of calories consum... Read more
What I did on my summer vacation
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      7 comments

In a couple hours, I have to go back to work after having 10 mostly restful days off. What did I do on my vacation? I was in a community band that gave a concert. It rained, so we held it inside, but that didn’t stop the Boy Scouts from se... Read more
Inertia vs. momentum
Sunday, August 14, 2011      2 comments

“A body at rest stays at rest. A body in motion stays in motion.” As I recall, that’s a simplified form of Newton’s Law of Inertia. I was thinking about this a couple days ago. And a Facebook friend posted something similar yesterday. ... Read more
My healthy salad has HOW many calories?
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      16 comments

About a week ago, I made a nice, healthy salad for lunch. I included greens, baby carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds. For a dressing, I used balsamic vinaigrette, extra virgin olive oil, and flax oil. I couldn’t... Read more
Emotional eating...or lack thereof
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      2 comments

The articles that keep popping up lately on SP are about emotional eating - why we do it, how to stop. I, however, have the opposite problem. I am one of those people you hate. When I get emotional, I shut down. When I get upset, I lose my ... Read more
Streaks
Monday, July 25, 2011      0 comments

SparkPeople terminology is creeping into my everyday vocabulary. I was at work with a client who has a behavior plan to stop temper tantrums. I’ll call her “Mary,” because it’s a common name and not her name. If Mary does not have a tantrum for ... Read more
Computer died, more time for exercise
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      1 comments

My computer alerted me this morning that it had picked up a virus. I called my anti-virus tech support, who took the next hour and a half to remove all viruses and install additional protection. Then another two-and-a-half hours trying to revive... Read more
The Start of Summer!
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      6 comments

Memorial Day, in addition to being a day to reflect on soldiers who have died in the service of the country, is the start of summer. In New England, this really means something, since we have finally left the cool days and cold nights behind. We... Read more
Healthy Lifestyle
Thursday, April 21, 2011      2 comments

I joined SparkPeople for a healthy lifestyle. So...lately I've been thinking about what a healthy lifestyle entails. Eating better and exercising, sure, but what about the rest of my life? I think it also means eliminating clutter from my apartm... Read more

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