Author: ShySpark

  • 2017-02-05 Concrete Goals

    This weekend I walked over 40,000 steps (according to my FitBit) and a great deal of that was outside in the sunshine. It is definitely a winter where the weather is something I can’t complain about. Yesterday I walked the loop around a lake and saw deer, geese, and an Eagle! Quite magnificent. Also contributing […]

  • 2017-02-03 Up at 4:30AM Again

    Awake and thinking about everything again. I’ve got this really long, like mini-novel in me about what my last relationship (yeah, the one I don’t have closure on) did to me and is still doing to me daily. It’s lots of backstory that seems to evolve a little bit each time I think about it […]

  • 2017-02-03 On Grief

    Life is complicated, you know, and human beings are fascinating and beautiful and strange. The body is remarkable and unusual and the mind is mysterious and wonderful. This seems like the perfect combination for a extraordinary existence yet, all the connections and unknowns and conflicts can cause chaos. We’re thinking all the time. It’s both a blessing and […]

  • 2017-02-01 The Trapezoid

    I’m stuck in a place where I feel like I can’t move on. I can’t sit still, yet I can’t move. It’s maddening. I’ve got this logical brain, right? (it’s rhetorical but the answer is yes). Sometimes I see life like a flowchart on a piece of paper. You’re on a path and each time […]

  • 2017-02-01 And the Winner is…

    A month of the year is gone already. In that time, I’ve been focussing on exercising more and, for those who are following along, now tracking the foods I am eating too. I think I have been somewhat successful with adding more activity to my days/weeks thus far but came to the conclusion yesterday that […]

  • 2017-01-30 That Was Kind of a Big Deal

    I’ve done the blog thing for a while. I started my first blog late in 2010 because I met a guy and he told me he thought I should (yeah, that’s how it always starts.. with a guy). At the time, I was really apprehensive about putting my words out for the entire universe to […]

  • 2017-01-29 I Should Have Stayed In Bed

    The tag line for this blog includes “unfiltered .. and emotionally raw”, and that’s what’s about to happen now. *Spoiler Alert* It’s pretty gross and also long. You have been warned. I’m back in bed now, after a terrible experience this morning at my exercise class. But first a little back story.. Rewind about 5 […]

  • 2017-01-28 I Dropped MyPlate

    The calorie tracking app. MyPlate was the second casualty in the fight for a spot on the Miss SugarCookie home screen. It was decidedly better than the first one that was cut (LoseIt), but not as good as the two that are left (MyNetDiary and MyFitnessPal). There were a couple of minor deficiencies, but the […]

  • 2017-01-26 So Much to Say, So Much to Say

    …But nothing much is jumping out at me to focus on. Sometimes you just have to start and “wing-it”. My Twitter feed is full of people angry at the president. I just want to scream “I DONT CARE”. My Facebook feed is full of people’s pictures .. happy babies, kids, spouses, selfies. What am I […]

  • 2017-01-26 And Then There Were Three

    Ok.. so about a week ago I started using an app on my phone to track my eating. A day later, I had downloaded four apps and had decided to compare all four and pick the best one to use longer term. In case you missed it, the four apps were.. – Lose It – […]