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Spark Activ. Trckr - Please comment

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Hi friends, I am considering purchasing one and it is on the expensive side for me so... if you have one will you please comment likes & don't like comments. I would really appreciate it. Thank you friends!



Mirror, mirror

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Mirror, mirror on the wall;
You don't see the real me at all;
Your reflection looking back at me;
Is not what my eyes see;
You show me a body bigger than most;
My eyes tell me I have reached another milepost;
My eyes say, Look at all the good you have done;
There is nothing here, you need to shun;
So mirror, I am not going to believe what you say;
Because the healthier me is here to stay.



What music do you listen to when you work out?

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I know, I am in my fifty's and I still rock and roll old school. LOL! Right now, while I'm treadmilling, I listen to 1990's band Slaughter. Start with 1. Reach for the sky 2. The wild life 3. Move to the music 4. Real love 5. Shake this place 6. Street of broken hearts 7. Do Ya Know (listen to twice) Before you know it, I have walked little over a mile. Here's the words that inspire me...

It's an illusion in your mind
Imagination runs wild
Well are you satisfied 'cause the picture you paint is so blue
Or do you close your eyes to live the other side
When you're lookin' in the mirror there is no one in sight

Do you really know who you are
So ya wanna change your life
Do you really know who you are
'Cause you're gonna have to face it

Tell me why
Why do you cry out in vain
Lost in confusion, is your game
Well are you satisfied 'cause the picture you paint is so blue
Or do you close your eyes to live the other side
When you're lookin' in the mirror there is no one in sight

Do you really know who you are
So ya wanna change your life
Do you really know who you are
'Cause you're gonna have to face it

You won't remember what you've done
And now you live life on the run

Do you really know who you are
So ya wanna change your life
Do you really know who you are
'Cause you're gonna have to face it

Share your tunes. Think it would be fun to find out what inspires you.



Not sure why, but I'm in a better place.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Just when my new way of eating was going really good the ugly binge monster rose up and called on me last night. In the throws of the moment while I was cooking and heating up the leftovers, I tried to ask those questions to myself that Pixie posted regarding bingeing, but I did not get an answer. I was too caught up in the moment I think. So I am trying to reflect a bit this morning. I need to arm myself against the next assault. One thing I did wrong is not stopping for those few minutes. I should have turned off the stove/microwave and walked out of the kitchen. I should have listened to and acted upon the small voice of reason telling me, stop! Leave it! Put it back! Throw it away! Why are you doing this? I ignored that voice.
So what was the trigger? I had just had a lovely day spending time with my 84 yr old mother. I love her so. She is a wonderful Christian lady that devoted herself to helping others. Her love for me is something I treasure. I am the baby of five children and my bond with my mother is very special.
I hate to say this, but I associate comfort food with my mom. Food was one of the ways she comforted me as a child. I loved being sick because I got special attention and the comfort food brought to me on trays. When I was emotionally upset by unkind words of kids in school, after our talk it would end with comfort food. (So was my binge some kind of comfort thing I needed?)
Also, I had gone off my eating plan that day anyway. I did bring over a healthy meal I had prepared to share with her and snacks but she wanted to go to pizza street. Oh know! She does not get out much and I did not want to say no. (Was pizza the trigger?)
I am not really sure what it was that made me binge, but I do know that I am in a better place than I have ever been before, and I have SparkPeople to thank for that. My usual behavior after a binge would be self condemnation and a total train wreck that would derail all my diet efforts for an endless amount of time. But this time, I am stronger then that. I feel no condemnation. Its a new day and I am ready to forget about last nights falling off the wagon and to commit myself to this new beginning. I am actually happy today. I kinda surprise myself.



Start the week out right!

Sunday, November 03, 2013

You know there is something to be said about early to bed, early to rise. I made myself go to bed last night because after eating grapes, an orange and a carrot I still wanted more. Then I got up early, logged in and spun that wheel. Today is my 20 day streak and counting! emoticon
My exercises for the day came next! Feel like I can conquer the world today. emoticon
Thank you SparkPeople! emoticon



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