100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 135,948


Friday, March 12, 2010      0 comments

Yes, I do my stretches after exercising, and they really help. But stretching is metaphorical too. I've learned to stretch myself with this blog. I had no idea how interesting and emotional and eyeopening it would be to put my thoughts out in pu... Read more
Survived ten minutes
Thursday, March 11, 2010      6 comments

I decided to do ten minutes of cardio today, and I survived! That felt good. I would like to do more tonight, and I was even starting to flirt with the idea of going to part of a pilates class when I came to my senses. Got to go slow. As long as... Read more
One word answers
Wednesday, March 10, 2010      3 comments

I got this from a SparkFriend. If you like surveys, copy and paste into your own blog, changing the answers to suit you. The trick is to use only one word answers. Where is your cell phone? Purse Spouse? Wonderful Your hair? Highl... Read more
International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 09, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I watched a short news item on International Women's Day celebrations in India. It was just the eyeopener I needed. The woman interviewed had been the victim of an acid attack, drenched in acid by someone angry about something in her l... Read more
Stop whining...
Monday, March 08, 2010      6 comments

Okay, today is International Women's Day so it is the perfect moment to stop whining---stop talking at all in fact---about my illness. There are better topics for conversation, and I'm so tired of hearing myself complain.... Today I have the ... Read more
A break today
Sunday, March 07, 2010      4 comments

Today I'm taking a break. This may sound paradoxical since I haven't been working out. Despite my attempts to get better "fast" and to convince myself that I can do "just ten minutes," I haven't been able to do so much as march in place. So what... Read more
more patience
Saturday, March 06, 2010      2 comments

I'm still working on cultivating patience. Every day I wake expecting to be "cured," and every day I have to learn anew to slow down instead, to abandon old notions of what I think I can do, to accept the limitations of now. Each day I get a rep... Read more
Just today
Friday, March 05, 2010      1 comments

The challenge was to blog every day, and they say that writing depends on that kind of devotion and consistency. Doing it when you don't want to. Doing it when you don't feel well. Doing it when inspiration has departed for warmer climes. So muc... Read more
Thursday, March 04, 2010      3 comments

Could it be that this minor illness is a blessing in disguise? That sounds almost blasphemous, especially on a fitness site. And yet I have learned so much from being sick this time... Of course I've learned to be more patient. There is no cho... Read more
Things I want to do
Wednesday, March 03, 2010      5 comments

Short-term: 1. I want to recover fully from Bell's palsy. 2. I want to get back to my favorite low-impact aerobics class! 3. I want to organize a fun excursion with my kids. Even teenagers can have fun, can't they? Long-term: 1. I w... Read more
Patience is a virtue.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010      4 comments

I've joined a challenge that requires us to make one blog or journal entry a day so here I am. I've had the opportunity this past month to learn how true it is that patience is a virtue. I'm not an impatient person, but dealing with Bell's palsy... Read more
Oh, boy...
Monday, February 22, 2010      3 comments

"Somehow" I managed to get 47% of my calories yesterday from FAT! That was such an unwelcome discovery. Part of the problem was the brownies that I allowed myself yesterday, but that was only part of the problem. The cheese didn't help. Nor did ... Read more
Feeling better...and grateful for it!
Saturday, February 13, 2010      2 comments

As my face gradually starts to thaw after a bout with Bell's palsy, I realize how much I take for granted every day. What a miracle it is just to be able to sleep on both sides, for example, or close both eyelids at will or pronounce the letter ... Read more
FitMary takes a dive...
Saturday, February 06, 2010      3 comments

I was doing very well until a tiny little virus struck and I contracted Bell's palsy on the right side of my face. I didn't think I needed a lesson in how precious and fragile life is, but I certainly got one! Last week was a challenge with the ... Read more
Okay, I made it.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      1 comments

I made it through a day with no candy, cookies, chocolate.... It feels good. I actually feel leaner. Following a Sparkler's advice (thank you!), I've been visualizing myself turning away from them. Hope that works for Day 2! I'm doing this... Read more

« First Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Last Page »