Sunday, March 22, 2009
This Wednesday( March 25, 2009) will be my 1 year Anniversary here on Spark.
Wow, how the time has flown! Through all the ups and downs, it has been a very rewarding journey.
I feel really lucky to have found SP and it's members.
I have learned much from others and so much about myself during this past year.
I learned to start making my health a priority again and not allowing it to take a back seat to other things.
And although I am still learning to balance my time between family, job, others, and for myself, I remain steadfast in maintaining healthy eating and exercise the rest of my life.
Lastly, I couldn't have done it without the support of members here at Spark. We are all working towards the same goal and all of the encouragement you have given and continue to give me and others, means more than you realize.
So a Big THANK YOU, fellow Spark Members. You really are the spark that lights the way for others.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I am on a me time vacation. Woo Hoo!
Hubby had to fly out of state on business this morning and will be gone until Friday evening. This is also Spring break for the kids and they are staying with their Mom for the week. So, it's going to a quiet week here at home for me and the animals.
It is a welcome break for me because I have the freedom make my own schedule and accomplish tasks here at home without interruption, instead of working around everyone else and their activities.
Plus, I get a break from cooking and there will be less laundry , dirty dishes, groceries to be bought and eaten, etc.
And my hubby won't be hogging the main TV to watch College Basketball! Yipee!
Don't get me wrong, I love my hubby and family but every now and then, it's good to have some time alone to clear my head and focus on some things that I have put on the back burner because I didn't have time to deal with them.
I am looking forward to a week of quiet time and reflection. And plenty of exercise!
Sunday, March 08, 2009
After much reflection this week, I have come to realization that the source of my snacking is stress.
It has been pretty stressful at home lately. I don't want to get into details but I will say I am the step parent of a 17 year old boy.
Maybe some of you fellow Sparkers with a child or children that age might be able to relate.
Now my next step is to learn to channel the snacking into another more useful activity.
So this week I am going to concentrate my energies in another direction and do all I can to avoid the after dinner snacking, especially if I am close to my nutritional limits.
I have worked too hard to jeopardize my health and gain back the weight I have lost.
I CAN and WILL overcome this challenge.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
For the past several weeks, I have been treading the slippery slope to Snack Town. After dinner, I get hungry or think I am hungry and start snacking. This is putting me close to my calorie, fat, etc. limits or over almost daily. And on top of that when I do reach for a snack, I don't usually pick a healthy one.
I have been wracking my brain trying to figure out what brought this on and why it's happening now. I have been with SP for almost a year and eating pretty healthy up until now. Am I lacking something in my diet? Is it stress related? I am of the opinion that it's the latter.
I am still doing all of my workouts and haven't really gained weight but I know if I keep this up, it will catch up with me.
I am really going to have to use some serious willpower to get past this but I am open to any suggestions or advice anyone might have for me.
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