Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Each day is a fresh start and a chance to do things right. Why not do my best today, be my best from this moment forward.
Right where I am
"I have come to believe that there really is no such thing as a backslide. It's all part of moving forward, even when it doesn't feel like it.
There are many clichés in the dieting world: Get back on the wagon, Get back on track, Start again tomorrow (or on Monday,) and so on. I like to think that it's more a matter of continuing from right where I am." Thank you Dietgirl
I found her story very inspiring. And hit home for me on many levels. You can find her here:
I have many goals, dreams and aspirations.
To be able to function, use my body to do the work and play I want to participate in. To love fully and unabashedly give of myself and my time and energy. Therefore... Fitness is a primary goal.
Yes, I want to lose weight. My doctors think I am unrealistic about my goal weight, but I honestly do not. I know my height and what my healthy weight once was. I remember being fit and trim. I may never be 120 pounds of solid muscle, ballet dancer I once was, but I think it is reasonable after many years of being mobidly obese to be 150 pounds. Yes, I know that the assault of being morbidly obese has increased my bone density and that I simply weigh more on the inside than your average bear.
I choose today to have mini goals. Daily, weekly and monthly. And seasonal, every 4 months, to check in with myself and reevaluate me, my life and my progress along this path less traveled.
10% of my weight in 4 month increment
Being status post gastric surgery as of June 14, 2007 I am committed to focusing on Protein first, then Veggies and then Fruit. To take the vitamins I need to stay healthy for the rest of my life.
I do not do processed foods, sugars, flours, most grains. I simply do not feel good when I eat them, and they bring on the phenomenon of cravings.
Artificial sweetners literally hurt my belly, I do not do them.
I have given up snacking between meals.
I aspire to eat, work and love like my ancestors. I am very old school. About 3000 years or so, old school.
Paleo with a twist, yes.
No S Diet with a protein focus. I strive for organic, local and whole foods.
My doctor's suggestion is this, if anything lands in my mouth, that is when a meal begins. So if a bug flies in my mouth, I need to eat a lot of bugs, or whatever, to ensure it is a nutrient dense meal.
Committed to not drinking anything 30 min before, 30 min after eating
I am a native of New Mexico, which will always be one of my sacred places on this big beautiful planet.
As a travel RN, I spent a lot of time in Utah and came to fall in love with the state and the people there.
Recently moved from Washington State to Colorado, to be nearer to family. This is where I have my surgeries, as there are some great magnet hospitals here and I have the love and support of my family.
I am scheduled for the first of my Total Knee Replacements. Am very excited about this surgery, as my bone spurs have me currently walking like a very sad 99 year old. Looking forward to full range of motion again and being back on my bicycle!
No more bone on bone in my knees will be true liberation. I will always have physical challenges, but intend to be the best me I can be. I intend to live simply, to simply continue to grow old gracefully and enjoy making a difference all along the way.
I really really mean that, simply Take Care.
| current weight: 228.0
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched ... but are felt in the heart.~Helen Keller~
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
1227 days ago
"There are admirable potentialities in every human being.
Believe in your strength and your truth.
Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'"
Just stopping by a little early to wish you a happy and healthy Valentines Day, Sparkfriend! Remember to be your own Valentine all month long, because you are so worth it!
Roses are red, yoga is great,
Who needs a Valentine when I can bench my own weight?
Violets are blue, and peanut butter is heaven,
I'll save you a kiss after rep number seven.
Bananas are yellow, and yogurt is Greek,
Squats are gonna be the only thing to make my knees weak.
Oatmeal is perfect, and veggies are divine,
The dream to be strong is what I'm making mine!
1231 days ago
âYou can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away.
It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away.â
I hope February is off to a healthy start for you, Spark friend! Remember to be your own Valentine! Keep your self talk positive, and love yourself for who you are now, not ten or however many pounds from now. You're worth it!
1237 days ago
âYou are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. It's possible to treat yourself with outrageous kindness beginning today.
Compulsive eating is only the symptom; believing that you are not worth your own love is the problem.
Go for the love. You will never be sorry.â
Visiting your page to wish you a Spark-o-licious weekend, Sparkfriend! Keep working hard to reach your goals, and remember that even baby steps add up as long as you take enough of them. Put forth your best effort, because you are always worth it! I'm here if you need support!
1247 days ago
"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination.
The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
Richard M. Devos
Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! Keep doing your best to make progress towards your goals. Remember; you are worth the effort...every day!
1252 days ago