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Releasing Guilt

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Giving ourselves permission to feel at peace with our past actions is one of the most positive steps we can take toward living a life free from regrets, disappointments, and guilt. The more we are able to remind ourselves that the true path to a peaceful mind and heart is through acceptance of every part of our lives and actions, the more harmony and inner joy we will experience in all aspects of our lives.


Reflection of April 2007

Thursday, April 03, 2008

I am thinking about this time last year. April 2007, the snow was gone and I started getting healthier. I knew for years I had to do something about my health. My weight was on a constant up tick, I was smoking (I have asthma), and I had no strength or energy. On weekends my favourite activity was sleeping.

Over the winter I had been watching The Dog Whisper. Caesar said repeatedly you have to exercise your dog for the dogís physical and mental health. Because of the cold weather, my dog hadnít been out for a walk in months. The sun was shining as I looked at Kali. She was bored, lazy and sleeping a lot. I thought we are both in need of a walk.

When I put the dog on her leash, turned on my audio book and walked out the door, Kali was thrilled. Her happiness was contagious, and so we began the habit of having a daily walk. We took short walks on the trails, but then the walks began to get longer and longer, till we were doing 1 hr and 15 min. on hilly trails.

Now that it is warm and we are walking again, we are doing 30 min. walks. I have been going to the gym over the winter, but my little buddy is still getting back in shape.


Fresh Start

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I love starting a new month, a fresh start. I needed to kick up my activity so I joined a couple of SP teams today. One team has a challenge to track our SP points earned daily and save it in actual cash for a future reward. My SP points are 1,490 at present.

My weight loss has been slow and I have been consistent with exercise and eating. I was reading about a 1% weight loss challenge per month as a goal. That is basically what I have been losing so it doesn't seem like a stretch target. I am hoping with the warmer weather I will be outdoors more and increase my cardio.

My goals for this month:

Strength training 3 X week
Cardio 5 X week
Log food daily
Drink 8 glasses of water
Cut back on carbs a bit

I am concerned about the varicose veins I have developed in the last week. Maybe walking with the weight I am carrying is the cause. However, I will continue to exercise and there must be some way to fix the veins later.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LESLIECOY 4/3/2008 12:40PM

    Enjoy this new Month and a Fresh Start!
and Spring - Hopefully we will see some signs of it soon outside!
I can feel it - I know it is close!
Hit those Goals! We are all here to cheer you on!
and Kali will love that extra hop in your jump!
Your SparkFriend,

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Success is the Best Revenge

Saturday, March 29, 2008

This is my personal motto, and feel free to use it if you want - Success is the best revenge. Move on, live for the life you have now. Be the best you that you can be.


Vacation With Healthy Habits

Saturday, March 29, 2008

We are flying home tomorrow at 6:30 AM. This vacation has been different, in a very good way.

1. Eating out - eat only 1/2 the meal and bring back the rest
2. Worked out at the YMCA
3. Exercise challenge - walked 10K
4. Kept regular hours
5. Limited alcoholic beverages
6. Used internet for Spark People and Weight Loss Group to keep motivated
7. Kept nuts on hand for healthy snacks

I am looking forward to being home and relaxing.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MAGGS13 3/29/2008 1:56PM

  That was great! You need to pat yourself on the back. It sounds like such a wonderful holiday, as well as healthy and keeping fit!

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MARIADALE 3/29/2008 8:42AM

    You did great, my holiday was active but not low carb.

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