Saturday, November 24, 2012
Steadily losing weight for me is not easy. I take a few pounds off and then I put a few on. There are different reasons why I put back the weight, stress, boredom, but mainly it boils down to the same thing, going back to old eating and exercise habits. I know better, I have read many articles about this same thing so why do I do it?
I am not perfect, no one is. We all make mistakes in this journey to get healthier. How does it go one step backwards two steps forward. I learn from my mistakes and go on. I am going to get healthy that is what I really want more then any thing in life.
Every day I get up and log in to Spark People to learn more and more about how to do just that. I read about nutrition, fitness, wellness and motivation. I learn some thing new and I use it in my day to day living. I check in to my Spark teams and get support from the members. I check my activity feed and see what my Spark friends are doing and read blogs they have written. I check my blog to see the comments from members then I thank them for their support. This is part of my journey.
Most every day I check out new fitness videos, on Spark People and do at least three 10 minute ones. I find them easy to do and fun. I want to do strength training 3x a week but find myself going days with out doing it. I don't know why I do this, I have given myself excuses after excuse but it just doesn't help. I keep asking myself why? Why?
The answer always boils down to I am not perfect, who is?
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I am retired and miss all the parting that went along with this time of year. I missed all the goodies that were brought in by other teachers. I miss making pumpkin pie with my class. Teaching 6 year old about Thanksgiving always include popcorn and pumpkin pie.
The other teachers and myself would have a pot luck at lunch time with all sorts of goodies. We would have the usual things, turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberries sauce,rolls, sweet potatoes and of course green bean casserole.
We had teachers from other counties who would add their touches to the party. Such things as egg rolls, sushi, fried rice, and things I had no idea what they were called but boy were they good.
Now don't forget that dessert table. with pumpkin pie, loaf and cake, pecan pie, apple pie and chocolate cake. There were so many other things but I am getting a tummy ache just thinking of them.
I miss parties like that now that I am retired. My days are filled with talking to my Spark team mates, reading articles, doing exercise videos, looking up new recipes to try and of course giving support to my many Spark friends.
So today feeling that I needed a party too I went to the store and got a small vegetable tray and a sparkling water. I am sitting in my home office having my owen party and you are all invited. Spark on!!!
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