SHAPNUP is a SparkPeople Motivator!
New Attitude ~ New Goals!
My primary goal at this time is to get the food under control. That includes making good food choices, controlling portions, tracking daily and meal planning. This is the area that challenges me the most and it's time to face it head on!
Don't wish me luck. Wish me strength and perseverance and common sense!
+ Glorify God
+ Love my family
+ Help others
+ Be healthy and strong
+ Laugh - a lot
+ Read good books
+ Enjoy life
* Make smart food choices
* Drink lotsa water
* Track everything
* Move - every day
* Listen to my body
* Keep a positive attitude
* Stress less
I live in a small town in north central Illinois. Love dogs, books, romantic comedies, classical music and the scent of cloves. I enjoy playing my piano keyboard, reading, walking, and working puzzles while I listen to the news, which I'm cutting back on. Too much negativity. I am proud to be an American.
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 192.0
Hugs Christi, I wrote that blog a while ago. I don't know why, but I decided to read it again this morning. I had tears too. Yes, I don't think people know how it affects us emotionally to be in any "caring" vocation. My Aunt died last week. Her pain is gone for ever, but she will always be in my
Thanks for all your wonderful support!
17 hours ago
Good morning got up and did a 20 minute cardio Js heading out the door I will email you later have an awesome day and move it move move it lol
19 hours ago
Ps. Have a great day and ty for commenting. ♡
22 hours ago
I'm w you on the menopause thing. I've had this issue all my life, always questioning myself. Tinalouchic suggested getting my mind away from that stream of thinking by doing something that takes thinking in a diff part of the brain. Good to try!
22 hours ago
What a great group: Muzzling Your Inner Critic. I like it! Harpies, beware!
I hope all is well with you, and you have completely recovered from that flu you and your mother had. It sometimes takes a while to get all the strength back after fevers, especially if you also haven't been able to keep much down.
I am back to strength training, even if the cardio is a little bit predictable and awful. My foot just won't allow for much besides low-impact routines done VERY carefully, and, of course, the stationary bike. What a drag! I was hoping to be recovered enough to do some hiking this summer, but I am not sure this will happen. Sigh. My favourite hike is five to six hours around a gorgeous, emerald green, glacier fed lake. It is a magical hike, with waterfalls and lush plants. One side of the lake is moist and shady, with every colour of lichen, moss and mushroom you can imagine, and the other side is drier, with rocks, junipers, pines and firs, etc. On the soggy side we have seen moose and the occasional mountain sheep. On the dry side we see the tiniest and most exquisite birds: yellow crowned kinglets. They are impossibly small creatures, Christi, an absolute miracle of nature, and you only see them if you are quiet, still and patient. I really, really want to see them again, but you have to walk three hours to get to the spots they frequent, and then it's three hours back. I want my foot back! I really, really do! I suppose I'll keep on with the physio exercises and orthotic inserts until things are back to normal? This is taking forever!
Maybe I should start another group: Silencing Your Inner Five-Year-Old. Whiners, beware! Of course, you would not be joining that one. That would be just for me!
How is your back? I hope you are feeling stronger, and having lots of pain-free days.
1 day ago