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UPDATE end of Sept 2010: Will be "rejoining" the Human Race now very soon... very, very soon. {Beaming!!} A MAJOR departure from my June '10 Update ~~ EVERYTHING'S CHANGING!!! And all for the BETTER--whoo hoo!!! :) :) :) :) (Just got to get over being sick right now.)

UPDATE July '10: Things "may be" lightening up. We'll see.

UPDATE June '10: Sad to say, NOTHING'S CHANGED since my October '09 update. So, so sad!! I'm just Depressed!!!!!! About what's happening to me. :(

UPDATE October '09: Need to update. Have been going through HELL for the longest, longest, LONGEST time. For almost 2 entire years now. Have been living in hideous survival financial ruin mode for just about 2 yrs now. It has RUINED my ability to function normally. I have simply NOT been my positive, upbeat, loving self whom I love SO MUCH all this time. I have become a stranger to myself, to my friends, to anyone I ever knew here & really cared about. I don't care about myself anymore, I don't care about life, I have no dreams, no goals, no purpose, no function. The threat of homelessness or worse is always on my doorstep, daily. I never know what's going to happen from day to day, in a painful financial way, so I live with a constant heavy heart & dread. This is not good. I've gained weight behind it, of course. Ugly bumps & lumps I cannot stand. But worse is the dread, the daily, daily dread of not knowing HOW I'm ever going to make it again & be able to afford to live.

mid-January '09: Things are beginning to look brighter. :)

January '09: Very depressed over finances; am no longer exercising, am gaining weight again....

November '08: Still trying to find my way...

September 24: I need to do something positive with my life, that's all. I just need to do something positive.

late December '07 to August '08: Spark Page Under Construction While I Attempt To Re-Invent Myself & My Life. (Been going through some really, really tough times. Difficult at best, gut-wrenchingly horrid at worst, but always with an Amazing Amount of MIRACLES showing up at the deepest, darkest moments. Proving to me over & over that The Universe really IS here with me, no matter how many times I get scared thinking it's not true.)

September '08: "Some" things are better, and some things are not. Coming up again--time for some **major life changes**, but this time I have NO CLUE what they are.

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I'm a Raw Foodist (meaning I only eat fresh fruit, "every greens & veggie under the sun" salads , nuts, seeds, seaweeds & fermented foods; i.e. sauerkraut, "non-garlicky" kimchee, homemade fermented seed & nut "cheeses"--all totally raw.)

Exercise all the way--Yeah Baby!! Intense "pushing it" lap swimming, treadmill or track running. (45 min each & building)

Recent Film School grad--BA; recent Creative Writing grad--MFA. (In my late 40's, early/mid 50's.) Writing a multi-volume memoir, multiple screenplays. 58 yrs "young." (59 now.) Don't look it, act it, feel it. Never been married, no kids. Haven't "grown up" yet--probably never will.


Member Since: 11/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 0

My Goals:
Lose the pounds I've now gained back--which I'd lost already once before with SparkPeople! (Sad, sad. Life for me hasn't been going well for a long, long time & the weight's come roaring back.)ULYJUS


My Program:
Swimming, running, fruits & veggies!

Well this was how it "was", how I'd lost weight originally. Now I have to get back to that.



Personal Information:
Am now 60, never married, no kids. Film school grad, creative writing grad. (Both recent!) Have been trying "forever" to finish writing my autobiography.


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  • v no profile image LEFTY08
    Hello dear... just wanted to apologize for the absense... had one more big commitment of the summer and couldn't be faithful here...

    But I'm back with a vengeance now! I hope to encourage all the fellow writers!!

    EDIT: I'm really sorry for the trivial message when you are going through something so much more serious. I will be praying for your family...
    4552 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/5/2008 4:34:39 PM
  • v BLUEYEDMOMMA4
    Thanks for your blog comment! You're absolutely right! I was stepping up and down on an aerobic step while watching TV...but I started out at 32 minutes on the highest step! I will try 20 minutes on the lowest one and wok my way up. Thanks for the advice!
    4554 days ago
  • v JEAJUD
    Thanks for your recipe and the Fruits recommendation... I think that's what has been missing in my diet!

    Thanks and Congrats on being very close to your goal weight! emoticon emoticon
    4554 days ago
  • v MUSIQLUVER
    No way - you are soooo cute! (Dates eaten in high quality work as a lazative. hehehehheeh!)

    Oh - I'm totally redoin' my page & gettin' back to the fire that I know & love - but have missed. I'm done playin' around.

    Erm - you think I should write a book? I don't think anybody could follow along the way I ramble - but thank you! :-)

    And I see you're almost at goal as it is. You are kickin' major behind!!! :-)

    Have a great weekend!

    Jean
    4556 days ago
  • v SIDSPARK
    Hi Sierra, thanks for the welcome on RAW. I am just starting it and not 100%, but getting a good portion of my food raw. I love to swim too and am learning to like running.

    Great progress and lovely goal picture. Congrats on your graduation!

    If you ever wanna know more about Kettlebells, let me know and I will help in any way that I can.

    Hugs,
    Sid
    4561 days ago
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