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Sickness, stomachaches, and sadness
Thursday, December 26, 2013      6 comments

Well, it's the day after Christmas. To combat my usual "down" feelings that happen after a major holiday, I've given Spark goodies and made myself useful while I care for my granddaughter. Neither she nor I had many Christmas treats, too much ... Read more
Idk how long I've been gone, but I AM BACK!!!
Thursday, December 19, 2013      6 comments

Hi. My name is Riisa. I probably haven't been "sparking" properly (only fitness) for a few months. Today I posted this message on the "30Somethings with 100+ to lose" although I'm sure that I'm not a 30something (LOL). I know, I've got issu... Read more
I just might be making progress!!
Sunday, July 28, 2013      4 comments

Well, the original title of today’s blog was going to be “It is what it is”. I felt like, losing one half pound is all I’m destined to do. **BIG SIGH** Then something changed and I’m hopeful again. ... Read more
"Back home in Indiana" (yeah, it's both a song and an attitude)!
Thursday, July 11, 2013      1 comments

Well Tuesday morning in the wee hours, I arrived in Indianapolis. My husband met me and we drove home. It was sometime after 3am when we got here. I wasn't quite the wreck I thought I would be, despite not being able to sleep until sometime a... Read more
Texas, day 2 . . . or is it 3?
Friday, July 05, 2013      0 comments

Well, after a crazily long day (I stopped counting at 20 hours) and a good sleep, I'm here!! So special thanks to all the kind messages on my last blog. I appreciated it and needed (used the spiritual help)!My Mother is in good spirits and we'... Read more
Texas Bound! Well, day after tomorrow . . .
Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

I'm really filled with mixed emotions right now. I'm going to Texas, that annual trek I make either by plane or car. This time it's plane, so quite naturally, I'm journey proud (that is to say, wake up early, can't go to sleep at nig.ht). Whe... Read more
What's goin' on ? (as in the Marvin Gaye song)
Monday, June 17, 2013      1 comments

Well, it’s been about 17 days since I last posted and it’s not going well right now. Seems I’m on a collision course with food. Other people have other vices, mine is food. Not just any food, but ice cream. And I’ve been eating it (along ... Read more
Stress, thy name is "Life"
Saturday, May 25, 2013      4 comments

My daughter and granddaughter moved in with us week before last. Then they moved out again. Today they came back, this time to stay, I think. After the initial shock has worn off, I’m ready for this to happen. I’m happy to have my granddaugh... Read more
Catchin' up!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      3 comments

Just looked up today and saw I was remiss! I haven’t blogged since May 3rd and that’s too long! I have excuses, of course. I was sick. I got “down” and didn’t want to show that negativity on Spark. I had an arm/shoulder issue that had to se... Read more
Under the weather!
Thursday, May 02, 2013      5 comments

Well, I’ve caught it, a cold, I guess. This is what my mother calls “the epizutic” (is that a Mississippi phrase?, that’s where she’s from anyway – maybe I’ll call it a “Southern” phrase). I’m coughing and “harkin’” and feel just terrible. Ye... Read more
Wow! What a day! And it's not over yet!
Saturday, April 27, 2013      4 comments

Wow! Just got home and can't quite believe it. My students had their Academic Superbowl today. I coach Social Studies (though I also teach SS -- in Spanish) and it was a classic middle school ride. First we had one of our youngest players qu... Read more
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" -Dr Seuss
Sunday, April 07, 2013      5 comments

Last night, I went to sleep with an “uh oh” on my mind. It’s the end of Spring Break. School begins on Monday, so Sunday is the last day to get EVERYTHING ready before school starts again. It’s the last mad dash to make sure: laundry is done,... Read more
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      9 comments

This week is filled with changes: it’s Spring Break. No school, so no work for me! Time to deep clean the house (did it)! Time to finish last week’s grading/projects (did it)!! Time to exercise and swim like crazy! Screeching halt sound!! ... Read more
The Glass IS half full (well, today, I think so).
Monday, March 25, 2013      7 comments

Well, tomorrow I get to find out if the scale has moved. After reading the blogs of some other Spark People, I realized in little over two months, I've lost about 5 times LESS than many of them. I think, at some level, I've known this. And I'... Read more
Wearin' of the Green day!
Sunday, March 17, 2013      6 comments

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Today was a better day for me! I worked out for over an hour and felt stronger thereafter. I even cleaned my house and RAN THE SWEEPER yesterday!!! I wasn't (too) sore afterward! Turns out, my Spark friend H... Read more

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