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I'm still here...
Sunday, October 04, 2020      3 comments

This pandemic has put me in a bad place, weight and energy wise. So I've come back to the one program that makes sense to me. Baby steps add up. My knee went out, but I finally have an anti-inflammatory that is helping. BTW... I've started volun... Read more
Preparing for Christmas
Friday, November 30, 2018      1 comments

Time to take down the autumn decor and put up Christmas! I've been having some mood swings, from "normal" to "deep down" but so far the lows haven't been long lasting. I have a very good doctor this time around. The others were good - they took ... Read more
Having a good day!
Wednesday, June 06, 2018      3 comments

No negative thoughts (at least nothing major), a bit more energy, and less nausea from the Omega 3 I've been taking. I wonder if it was because I moved the Cod Liver Oil (for arthritis) to nighttime instead of the morning. I made some appointmen... Read more
Alcohol withdrawl
Wednesday, May 30, 2018      5 comments

I'm quitting drinking without the benefit of a detox program. All I can do is take an occasional Xanax to keep me from crawling out of my skin. Having a hard time... I keep thinking that going on is pointless... I have nothing to add to the worl... Read more
Time to get serious about blogging
Saturday, May 26, 2018      1 comments

I've had a lot of "issues" lately... but I finally have a team working together to help me be well. I'll be using this as a sounding board about treatments, food, vitamins/supplements, and questions that come up as I attacked my illness at 60 ye... Read more
A change in meds did the trick
Saturday, April 15, 2017      3 comments

My wine drinking is back under control due to a change in my meds. I no longer crave it the way I did. It's either that, or the hypnosis works... or a combination of both. Now I just need to conquer the mindset I have about exercising. I'm think... Read more
Realizing a dependency
Saturday, April 08, 2017      2 comments

So the idea of "put down the wine" is much harder than I thought it would be. I always believed I could quit anytime. I don't think I'm ready for AA yet, but I definitely have a psychological dependency on drinking. Maybe it's giving me the suga... Read more
Still maintaining...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017      1 comments

That's the good news. The bad news is I'm not losing anymore. BUT I at least have an idea of how to fix it: get over the exercise hurdle, and put down the wine. When it comes to drinking, it should be a simple matter of not buying it anymore. I ... Read more
Watching what I'm eating
Sunday, October 02, 2016      2 comments

I've been a bit off track for the last couple of months... a plateau of sorts. For the past week I've been recording my food either on Weight Watchers or on here. I realize just how far off course I've gone. Beginning tomorrow I go back to the W... Read more
Still plugging along... minus 40 pounds
Thursday, September 29, 2016      5 comments

I want to lose another 40. I've been at a plateau for a couple of months. At least I've maintained... I only gained back a couple of pounds. I'm going back to what I was thinking and doing when I started losing the weight. Weight Watchers has be... Read more
I just joined the Small Changes challenge!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      2 comments

This looks like it will be fun. Thirty days of information and challenges to help me make small changes that will add up to a healthier me. Today's challenge was to tell someone I started the challenge. So I shout it out to my SparkPeople friend... Read more
My Kind of Day
Sunday, January 18, 2015      3 comments

Today is a quiet rainy Sunday. The only downside is the ice (yuck!) but it should be warming up soon. I just read about home gyms in a Sparkpeople article. It motivated me to go use the one I have. I got a 100% on a major project I did for... Read more
What to Say When There's Not Much to Say
Thursday, December 04, 2014      1 comments

I haven't written in a few days and I want to keep up the practice. I got all of my papers graded yesterday (Yay!!) so this morning I can focus on getting in a short workout and starting to set up Christmas decorations. I think I'll try the 12-m... Read more
Using SparkPeople in my PhD program
Sunday, November 23, 2014      1 comments

My program is in general psychology, with an emphasis on integrating technology, learning, and psychology. What better website to discuss community building and social media than SparkPeople. It excites me to be able to look into this program in... Read more
Sleeping too much
Thursday, November 13, 2014      1 comments

I set my alarm. I wake up enough to turn it off. I go back to sleep. I'm sleeping like a teenager...9+ hours. Is the bed a quiet haven where no one expects anything of me? No papers to write, no papers to grade, no need to be "up" and entertaini... Read more

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