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On The Road Again

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tomorrow's breakfast will be Dorset Museli with a grated apple and a small handful of sliced almonds and skim milk.
Lunch Half a Peanut Butter sandwich with cucumber slices and a small glass of skim milk
Supper small portion whole wheat pasta tomatoes and a sprinkle of parmesan and green salad on the side
Snacks cottage cheese and fruit. Handful of almonds and a few dried dates.
This could be pure fantasy but not unlike what I normally eat as a vegetarian.
I am leaving for another trip to help out the kids and I likely will be gone for a couple of weeks.
I am going to make a big effort to maintain my healthy living while taking care of family business...... the exercise is a lot easier to do than the meals.

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LADYHAWKES 2/11/2014 4:25PM

    You can do it.... one healthy choice at a time.

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Friday, February 07, 2014

I am thankful for my life.
I am thankful for my family.
I am thankful for my home.

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BECCA315 2/10/2014 6:02AM

    emoticon Your list sounds just like mine! emoticon

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    You are blessed!

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    emoticon What blessings!

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Am I up to it?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Facing the enemy within........The scariest things to do are sometimes not really very scary at all when you actually face them down . And sometimes it can be scary and you do it anyway. Sometimes you succeed and sometimes you have to try again. And again. And again.
No matter what.... it is all good. You learn as you go.....I have a couple of things on my plate that I would like to say "Not me." I don't have to do these things . Someone else could but I know it is a good challenge to face them myself. So I challenge myself to complete one of challenges this week. And maybe both and kill two birds with one stone. Pretty scary thought but I'm up for the challenge. I can do this!


Resisting Temptation

Friday, November 22, 2013

I have found that I have little will power over things that I love to eat. So as a general rule anything that will tempt me is banished to the garage and put in a place that I don't about by my husband. Unfortunately it appears that he is now putting on the weight that was to be mine!
I think the next step is to not buy it . Ultimately I want to be able to stare it down and not be tempted. That is still a long way down the road.
One day at a time.


Changes in me

Thursday, November 07, 2013

When I joined Spark People I did not know what I was really like until I noticed differences in how I was feeling and in particular what I was able to do.
We had moved into a semi rural setting with water and woods, lots of space, trails and freedom to enjoy it all. But I had slowly become unable to walk any distance because of pain and instability in my knees and feet. My knees would give out without warning and at times I would be on crutches for days. My feet would also prevent me from doing everyday things and sometimes the pain from both keep me awake at night. I accepted this as "life." And on top of that I had also gained so much weight that my grandson observed one day that I was now "round."
So in my new surroundings it was a challenge to walk, let alone trek cross country or through the woods without pain or falling. My balance had now become a big issue. I needed a stout walking stick, in the winter especially, to keep upright and mobile but that did not prevent some alarming falls.
So what happened? I decided that I felt so bad physically and mentally that things had to change. And I was "rounder " than ever! But what to do?

I needed to find something that would work with me where I was and how I was. And that is how I found Spark People. I looked on line. And Voila! I knew that this program would work for me.
I struggled at first and only stuck with it for 6 months . I lost 15 pounds and then I dropped out. I came back 6 months later determined to stick with it. I have. I am now coming up to 1 year and I am no longer round just a bit "fluffy" in places. People actually call me skinny but I am not. It is the contrast I think. For me it isn't how much I lost but what I have gained.
I feel healthy and look healthy. I walk for 90 minutes everyday. If I do have problems walking then I just sit down and do a cardio video with Coach Nicole . I no longer use crutches or walking stick . I love weight lifting , kick boxing, yoga and Qi Gong.
Right now I am working with the Spark Coach program and I wouldn't be where I am now without it. It pushes me to remain consistent and to challenge myself to do things I would not normally blog.
So all in all Spark People has not just been about dropping pounds for me .It is about building the best me that I can given my circumstances. I have a long way to go but I will get there. One day at a time.


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