Friday, January 31, 2014
Well, life has a way of throwing a curve ball. This past week there was a parole hearing for one of the men responsible for my little brother's death. This man was paroled after serving 7 years of his sentence. I forgive him, but still struggle with the loss of my brother. Unfortunately, I return to old ways of coping under stress. This next week will be better!
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Finally! The scale is moving in the right direction. . .down! I believe I've had weight loss for 2 weeks in a row. A new streak, one that I want to continue! I'm still have many challenges, but I have not given up. I will keep trying. I really love Sparkpeople! There have been days that I have wanted to give up and have found support and encouragement to keep going. Thanks Spark friends. I'm still not doing everything perfectly, but plan to keep trying. My life is still not easy, but I refuse to let the everyday challenges, like dealing with more vision loss, unemployment, and grief to push me into despair, where my choices are driven by emotion! I'm grateful for a loving God who will be there to walk beside me during these times and love me. Ok, done ranting! I choose joy today!!
Friday, December 27, 2013
So, my intentions were to track, track, track this week. I was not successful. I gained weight too. :( The good news is that although I didn't meet my goals this week I did have some success. The holidays always involve a lot of food, treats, etc. Often it also means eating to a point of discomfort. I didn't do that . . . a success? Yes, I think so. I'm trying to look for those little victories. I am struggling but not giving up. I don't want to lose this battle. I want to be healthy, I need to do this for myself. I see myself getting discouraged and returning to some of those old, unhealthy ways of coping with life (most of which involve eating). I'm trying to use this as an opportunity to journal/track progress, success, and struggles. I've been in a better place and will write now, while struggling and continue to write when things improve. It is always good to see the progress. I can do this and I know I am not alone. Unfortunately, I feel terrible that I've let my team down 2 weeks in a row on our challenge. I'm not giving up . . . maybe if I say it enough it will keep me going. I can move forward!
Monday, December 23, 2013
I'm trying to track food and fitness daily. Have I done that? Well, not totally, but I'm trying. I have tracked a few meals . . . baby steps. Today, is a new day and I can start again, and will this morning. Breakfast tracked! Shoveling snow, done (and tracked as fitness). Woo Hoo!
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