Monday, April 29, 2013
It's been a rough week.
Not anything I can put my finger on, but I seem to be struggling lately with staying on course with my food intake. And my energy level is at zero.
That's the hardest thing to cope with. I usually have a good supply of energy each day.
I have been getting enough protein, and keeping away from sugar.
So I'm not sure why.
The weather doesn't help when it's raining and blustery.
Today, though, it has started out sunny and is supposed to warm up considerably
by weeks end.
I'm hoping that will help boost my energy some.
I lost 1.5 lb. last week...I am pleased about that, but not as happy as I was expecting to be. Perhaps this darned vertigo has me in it's grips a little too much today.
I'm planning on sitting out in the sun on my deck this afternoon when it's warmer.
That seems to give me a boost.
Have wonderful week everyone....let's keep on keepin' on!!!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Well, here it is April 22, 2013.
OK....So it's April 22, 2013, Lyn....so what?
Well.........I'm still alive. I'm still active. I have no arthritis. I have no apparent health problems.
Oh, unless you count the occasional memory lapse.
Here I am....a woman born in 1938....ya' know, that's such a long time ago when I think about it....that's even before the second world war! Oh, my goodness, how the world has changed.
And now that you mention it Lyn...so have you. And for the better I think.
I've learned how to listen to others....to look them in the eyes....and really listen, to hear their concerns.
I have learned to not talk so much. Other people need to share, to unload, so I really prefer to hear their stories, and not the sound of my own voice babbling on.
I have found that I truly love to comfort others that are hurting. Even if they are just minor hurts...it doesn't matter, because THEY matter.
I have also found a lot of other people here on SP who are the same. They love to comfort others, to encourage, to build people up when they are down, sad, depressed or hurting. What wonderful examples for me to learn from.
Thank you Spark People....all you beautiful Spark People....
So, on this SP journey that I restarted on Jan 1, 2013....here I am, on the brink of my first ever goal line.....ever!!! I have 4 more pounds to lose in order to pat myself on the back.
I realized today, that when I get to a point like this, I seem to sabotage myself. Perhaps from lack of confidence that I won't make it...and of course sabotaging myself means that I won't. And that just re-enforces my negative thoughts that I never can.
And around we go again.
BUT NOT THIS TIME!!!
I titled my Sparkpage "Yes, I can."
And I will.
I am telling myself I will this time. I have to....I don't have much time left to keep on trying and keep on sabotaging myself.
I am posting these pictures because they help to reinforce my confidence. Hey, Lyn...you really can do it. Three more weeks to go before I leave on my cruise. That's my goal timeline.
This was last August.
This was a couple months ago.
This is today.
Today is a good day.
Monday, April 08, 2013
The definition of 'panacea'..."A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all."
Now why the blazes then do I/we use food to try to cure my/our problems? It is not a remedy for anything but physical problems, and THEN... other challenges in our lives improve. So why, after living over 7 decades am I still choosing to go down the wrong road!!!!!!!!!!
Some family relationships are not what I had hoped would be at this time in my life.
IT HURTS. IT REALLY, REALLY HURTS. So much that as I type, tears are welling up.
As a result, I chose food to soothe the ache in my heart....HA!!!....didn't work...so what else is new in your life Lyn!!!
Now here I am, back home after a family gathering, some of whom have not seen each other in several years.
I have put on 3 lb. but I must admit, it is less than I was expecting. Considering how badly I behaved regarding my food intake. Chocolate bars, French Fries, large plates of Poutine with the kitchen sink on it...cheesecake, ice cream, pop, burgers, candy, cookies in abundance, sweet potato fries drowned in cheese, fried egg sandwiches smothered in mayonnaise, etc. etc. etc.
HOWEVER....as so many dear sparkfriends have said, 'today is a new day'. I WILL do better now that I am home.....but..............................
....the heartache is still there.
No one ever said life was going to be a breeze....but is sure is a heckuva' ride!
Have a good week everyone....I'm going to try my best to make it a rewarding one for myself. You too, eh?
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