Tuesday, January 04, 2011
AWESOME! Absolutely awesome! This is my 1st Tuesday morning of 2011 and I know this is my year to reach goal - whatever it ends up being!
Here's what happened to me this morning, well part of it. I went to our community Tuesday morning coffee, saw a bunch of neighbors and made friends with some more that I have seen, but didn't know, volunteered to help serve coffee next Tuesday, came home, changed clothes, sat down to Spark and remembered I hadn't weighed in yet. I've started weighing everyday. I used to do it once a week because I hated the days, which were inevitable - stayed the same or gained a pound and then felt depressed. But now I do it everyday because I'm using it as a guide to my hard work! I lost another pound! WooHoo! But here's the AWESOME part - I wanted to go for a walk! What's so amazing about that? I always celebrated happy, sad, anything reasons with eating.
When it hit me that my first thought after the WooHoo Dance was to go for a walk, I nearly fainted. I sat down on the floor and said to the cat, "Can you beat that?" She tried to beat it, she jumped in my lap and kissed my chin! (That's not usually her, she's very standoffish!)
So my realization of my hard work paying off in more ways than one was absolutely AWESOME!!! All I can think of now is, "THANKS, SPARKPEOPLE! You're all so awesome and I need you all the time and you're always there! Thanks!"
Well, that walk is impatiently waiting in me so I have to get going! See you later! I wish you all AWESOME days!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
I love SparkPeople and how it is constantly in a state of change. All Good Changes! I really don't want it to not change. Changing it for the better, changing it to keep up with all the new things that are being discovered about good health and fitness and all the issues that seem to go along with those two issues is the only way the site can stay strong, "new", and be of any use to all of us. I am sure it isn't easy, but they seem to do a great job of it.
I do have one suggestion on the Newsletter - Exercise of the Day! I really like this newsletter because it lets me see the exercises out there. I do my exercises at home and in a private exercise room with assorted machines that I don't know how to use, totally. I can't afford to hire a personal trainer. My suggestion is; could you please put a spot at the bottom of the newsletter that lets you add it to your fitness page workouts? It would be so much easier for us to add the exercises we like and think we can do to our workouts, and count them.
Thanks to the "SparkGuy" and whoever he has doing the website. Excellent Job and I still think our Chris Downie should be nominated and elected for the Pulitzer Prize because he's bringing the world closer and changing us to friends trying to live together in harmony, understanding, consideration, and friendship. Thanks for that alone, Chris. You really are appreciated by this SparkPerson.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Twas the day after Christmas and I was sitting at the window looking at all the darkened Christmas lights hanging on lamp posts and neighbors eves, and shrubs. They seem so sad, unlit and dripping with cold rain, swaying in the wind, waiting!
Waiting for what? Another night to be lit? I hope so. I love Christmas lights! We leave ours up until New Year's Day then take them down and put them away for the next early December decorating day.
All the new gifts are now stowed away in their new homes and the ribbons and wrapping paper have been collected and tossed, the boxes have been flattened and put in the recycle bin and there's not much left of Christmas except the memories - and the refrigerator stuffed with leftovers!
I'm pretty much staying away from the refrigerator during this time, but in all actuality, I did really good this year! I'm trying to lose weight this season, not stay the same, and definitely not gain. But when I climb on that scale tomorrow, I am pretty sure that I will have lost some weight and that will be my reward for this week! Losing, not gaining, not holding! WooHoo!
Wishing all of you the best of everything for 2011 and that all of you reach your goals and dreams soon.
Here comes 2011!
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Merry Christmas, Everyone!
I'm spending the day "loafing". I've gone for a walk, closed the books on 2010, except for one account and we're going to the neighbors for dinner. I won't be eating much as I have no appitite! Doctor fixed that one for me. So, I expect to lose more than 1 pound this week because eatting just to keep the brain functioning isn't what I call fun. But hey! I don't feel like cookies, pie, candy, or cake, so I'm counting my few calories and other nutrients as great!
Have a grand Christmas Everyone!
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