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5/31/2013 I did it!!!
Friday, May 31, 2013      7 comments

I did it! No television for over 24 hours. Today I have listen to Pandora, but not watched any movies or anything. I have not sat down and just vegged. I have been up dancing to the music and when I did dishes. I have picked up my apartment. It ... Read more
5/30/2013 No TV Challenge
Thursday, May 30, 2013      1 comments

Today's challenge is no television for 24 hours. I am doing well so far as I have been up since 3 am and have not turned it on today. Of course, I don't have cable anyway. I have a Roku that streams from my high speed internet. I have time I ha... Read more
A cloudy walk beats no walk at all!
Monday, May 27, 2013      1 comments

It was cloudy this morning when I went for a walk. When they are forecasting rain I try to take my walks as early as possible. It was cloudy, but a good temperature about 50 degrees. I actually didn't need a hoodie today except to carry my dvd p... Read more
Rain and hail
Sunday, May 26, 2013      5 comments

Today we were expecting rain. When church was just getting over we received a down pour with hail added into it! I didn't have my rain coat or my umbrella. I decided I could wait it out or run to my car. I chose to run to my car. I was soaking w... Read more
The play
Saturday, May 25, 2013      1 comments

I am not sure how to describe the play I saw last night. "Next to Normal" was so close to home, although I am not a mother, some of the things they portrayed in the play happen to all of us with a mental illness. The hyper vigilance of our famil... Read more
"Next to Normal"
Friday, May 24, 2013      3 comments

I am going to see a play tonight. It is called "Next to Normal." It is about a mother with bipolar disorder. I am told it is very realistic. I had a good day. I walked this morning and decided to go uphill first! What a difference that mad... Read more
5/23/2013 Spark Coach Challenge
Thursday, May 23, 2013      1 comments

The challenge today is not going to be one I will be able to do. It is to avoid sugar and artificial sweeteners. I have already had a diet coke, before I read the challenge. And I will have major withdrawal headaches if I don't drink any more t... Read more
5-19-2013 Spark Coach Challenge
Sunday, May 19, 2013      3 comments

Today on Spark Coach I was challenged to eat a meatless meal. Sounds easy, right? Well it was for me as I ate a breakfast without meat. I had greek yogurt for protein and it was filling. I might have two meatless meals today. Beans are good for ... Read more
5/18/2013 Three accomplishments I am proud of this week.
Saturday, May 18, 2013      5 comments

I think my biggest accomplishment is that I walked to the nursing home closest to my home where a elderly friend is staying. I took off from my home at 6:30 am. It was really nice. Hardly any traffic. I walked up hill for quite a while. I was on... Read more
5/11/2013 Busy day
Saturday, May 11, 2013      3 comments

I started my day with a 2 mile walk. It was beautiful. It felt so good. emoticon ... Read more
5/10/2013 Volunteer day
Friday, May 10, 2013      1 comments

On Fridays I volunteer at my local National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Billings); I am also on the Board of Directors and have a mental illness myself. I see some blogs with people talking about Depression or Bipolar Disorder. I rarely se... Read more
5/09/2013 Spark Coach hunger scale
Thursday, May 09, 2013      4 comments

Today's challenge from Spark Coach was to use the hunger scale to rate how hungry we were before we eat anything and what our emotions were contributing to the hunger. HUNGER LEVEL: 1) Starving, weak, dizzy 2) Very hungry, cranky, low e... Read more
5/8/2013 I did it!!
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      2 comments

Yes, I accepted the challenge put to me by Spark Coach yesterday and was successful. I didn't eat after 7 pm last night. Instead of eating my dinner at 5 or 5:30 pm I waited until a little after 6 pm. I wasn't very hungry as I consumed lots of w... Read more
5/7/2013 Spark Coach Challenge
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      2 comments

Well, the Spark Coach challenge for today is to not eat after 7 pm. Wow! Do they really know how to hit me below the belt! I almost always have an evening snack. I don't eat a lot of protein in the evening, because it is suppose to be better to ... Read more
5-6-2013 Spark Coach says...
Monday, May 06, 2013      3 comments

plan your meals for tomorrow. This is one area I really have difficulty with doing. I rarely plan what I am going to eat the day before, as I never know what I am going to feel like eating. But for Spark Coach...I will try. Breakfast: 1 eg... Read more

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