Monday, September 15, 2014
My health amazes me every year when I go to the doctor for my physical. Whereas there used to be dread and fear of the what if's involved, now I am able to approach it with more peace and confidence. Eating healthy and exercising have made such a difference in my life. Granted, I've not got the eating down perfect! I still have my fast food days and unneeded, but highly desired desserts to work with, but moderation does help so much! My blood pressure has never really gotten into the "high" mark, but it is borderline, so I will keep working on that. The only "what if" I search for immediately on my bloodwork is my glucose numbers as I have the spectre of diabetes in my family. I am awaiting this year's results and continue to hope for the best! My weight continues to drop on the doc's scale too, so I know mine isn't broke! I just want to thank SP for being the spark that my life needed to get my numbers moving in the right direction, as before I found it, they most definitely were not!! Thanks so much to my sparkfriends also, who are keeping me accountable, as well as giving me a shoulder to lean on or a pat on the back when I need it! And maybe sometimes a good kick! Hope you all are having a happy and healthy week!!!
Friday, September 05, 2014
Here it is, Friday night. What a week this has been!! I have wanted so badly to get to 200 for so long, and now, I just want to get off of it!! Downward, preferably! When I joined the sparkteam, The Slowest Loser, several years ago, I never dreamed I would lose weight soooo slowly!! But you know what, I am encouraged to move forward by the fact that yes, it is happening!! The scale is going down! Not in leaps and bounds, and definitely not in one consistent movement (I tend to lose a little, gain a little, lose a little more, etc.)! So, for those of you who feel like you'll never lose weight, just keep hacking at it! Keep tracking, keep setting those goals, and keeping as many as you can, keep doing exercises and moving your body. The light at the end of the tunnel does brighten! I'm proof of it!! And I know from several of my sparkfriends who have been at this awhile, I am definitely not alone!!
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
September begins this week. It has beauty in its own special way! While everything is not so green right now, as summer has left the brown more prevalent, the cooler weather brings more winter birds and beautiful colors to the leaves. The gardens are also full of their veggies, which is a gorgeous gift from above!! My blackberries have slowed down to almost zilch, which is sad. Now if I want fresh fruit, I have to shop for it!! The days are shorter and cooler, although summer hasn't quite said goodbye yet!! I have a whole list of things I have instituted this month, beginning with joining the 5% challenge that will begin soon. This gives me a chance to rev up my indoor exercise momentum and gain some new friends while I'm at it!! I can't tell you how much I have learned over at least 3 yrs. of these challenges-they are priceless to me!! I now use the fitness generator to help me set up my strength training and set my cardio in my to-do list everyday. My goal for September is one-der-land! That wonderful place I visited for a few weeks this summer, but couldn't quite get myself to remain there!! I hope everyone has a progressive and productive September, no matter what the season you are in!!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
I love this time of year!! It's like the last hurrah of the season! Fresh veggies from the gardens are appearing everywhere and the fresh fruit is all so beautiful! The flowers are all putting out as many colors as possible before cooler weather takes over. The birds are happy, but becoming less settled as the winter birds are moving in on them!! I will always get excited when school starts. I so miss the smells of the chalkboard, fresh waxed floors, and most all new books that each year brought. The thrill of new clothes and school supplies that each child goes through. I will forever enjoy the school buses running, the kids climbing on the bus groggy in the morning and bouncing with energy in the afternoons!! Yep, this time of year is one of great joy and anticipation!! I hope your end of summer is a happy and healthy one!!!
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Well, that was fun! I let myself blog every day this week just to see what it would be like to be more communicative on site. It reminded me of some things. It doesn't take very much time to give the people a hi!, it helps you to become more transparent with people (something I can struggle with at times), and also that people will be real with you if you are real with them! I can't guarantee I will continue daily blogging on a consistent basis, but I will not be so hesitant to allow people on site to see inside of me as I was previously. Enjoy your weekend and may it be a healthy one!!!
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