Health Challenge

April 13, 2009 by · 3 Comments
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I joined the John P. Health Challenge today!  It’s been started by @JohnPoz (if you Twitter).  It goes for 12 weeks and has a sensible but strict prescription!

I plan to log my participation (and hopefully progress) by writing in my blog here, in the category “Health Challenge.”  You can find it by going to if you want to follow just my progress.

Today was my first day. I walked 40 minutes and followed the food guidelines. So far so good!

My personal goals are to:

  • Double my exercise (includes starting strength training and walking every day, not just 3-4 times per week)
  • Improving what I eat, as prescribed by the challenge
  • Cutting my portions by 40%-50% as prescribed by the plan
  • Drinking only water and coffee (sweetened with Splenda instead of my usual raw sugar) – no sodas, slurpees, etc (liquid sugar calories)
  • Snack only on nuts and fruits
  • Lose 25 pounds in 12 weeks

So far, so good.  My first short-term goal is to lose my first 10 pounds by April 23rd, so I’ll be looking good for the Leonard Cohen concert!   So I’m pushing especially hard right now. 

If you Twitter, you can follow me, I’m @sherryness . And go to and search on #HealthChallenge to follow others who are participating and join in the fun/work.

Thinkin’ Bout A Change

April 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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I’m bored with my blog theme.  Thinking about changing it, but I’m not quite sure what I want to do.  There are some life-stream type WordPress themes out there – might try one of those.  They have built-in widgets and things for your Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, etc. streams.  Might be kind of cool.

Visually, I’m thinking dark blues, black, silver and white.  Something starkly different, just for the heck of it!  I’ll have to see what I can come up with.

Nifty New Twitter Thingy

March 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
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Isn’t it pretty?  It’s over yonder, that way (let your eyeballs float to the right a little bit).  I’m turning into such a Twitter freak.  I actually considered completely re-doing my theme to match my Twitter thingy.  That’s dedication.

The Blog Is Back

December 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I’m still working on the re-design, but I’m happy enough with it to get it going again!  So there’s no putting it off – Time to get blogging again!

Last night I was supposed to go see my friend Brad play piano at Studio Seven in Seattle.  I was really looking foward to it for several reasons, the biggest two being that I’ve never seen him perform before and this was the only night Donna could babysit Charlie for the whole holiday season, and I wasn’t going to get to go out at all otherwise.

So I was very happy yesterday to be going out – made my preparations, wore a brand new nice sparkly outfit, all of that stuff.  Took Charlie to meet Donna at Chuck E Cheese in Bellevue at 4:15, and the traffic wasn’t even that bad getting there – so far……  But then….

I wanted to be at the club when they opened at 5:30 so I could hang out with Brad a bit then see him play when he went on.  He was the first one on at 6:00 p.m. (It was a Starbucks showcase of several different musicians), so I absolutely had to be there by then.

So dropping Charlie at 4:15, I felt pretty good about being at the club between about 5:30 and 5:45, even with Friday night traffic (it’s normally about a half hour drive or less with no traffic).  But it was not to be.  My entire evening took place in my car!

Stalled vehicles and other problems on I-5 in Seattle caused severe problems on both 520 and I-90, and I spent TWO HOURS in my car on the freeway and never got out of Bellevue.  I literally got on the freeway at 4:15 and got off the freeway at the very next exit 2 hours later.  Thus missing the performace.

I was supposed to be back to pick up Charlie by 7:15, so I couldn’t even go to the club and see any of the other performers either.  I drove back to Chuck E Cheese, picked up Charlie, and drove home in terrible traffic.  Not the evening I had planned!

Fortunately Donna has said she can babysit on the 20th, and I have a few different things I can do that night, so the entire holiday party season isn’t a bust!  And I’m sure I’ll get to see Brad perform at some point.  If you’d like to see him play, he has a video up on YouTube here.

Other than that, I’ve just been working hard – Business has been steady, if a bit slow.  Fortunately my hosting sales have been good, which is something I’m really working on increasing.  I really like that aspect of it, and my customer service skills are really a big part of why people choose me for hosting over some big company.  It’s high-quality hosting and the servers are not “oversold,” so it’s a really good choice for WordPress installations.  I didn’t mean for this to turn into a sales pitch, but if you’re interested in hosting, here is my hosting sales page:  Blog Solace Web Hosting

Charlie is doing ok in school but still having a lot of problems.  I’m encouraged by the attitude of his new teachers and prinicipal, though.  And he has an appointment at Children’s Hospital in January (finally) for further neurological testing, so hopefully that will help narrow down what his actual probelms are and the best way to help him.

Other than that, I’ve just been using Twitter a lot.  I realized I was Twittering so much, I might as bring back my blog.  So I did!  That badge in the upper, right-hand corner has my most recent “Tweet” in it and links back to my Twitter updates.  Add me if you Twitter!

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