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Right Track...

Friday, August 29, 2014

I weighed myself this morning. Well, I do that every morning. I'm trying to be super-honest with myself, here. Being realistic with my goals. Trying to eat healthy. Having a treat when I darned-well feel like it. (As long as I don't ALWAYS darned-well feel like it.) Trying really hard not to let the scale guide my mood. It does, though. I don't get too freaked when I gain, but it saddens me. Just a little. Yesterday, I was up and my mood was down. Today, I am down and my mood is up. I know I should just put away the scale for a while. Every time I have ever done that, though, I have gained. Lots. It's easy for me to fudge the numbers a little and say I'm eating less than I really am, when I have no scale to keep me honest (with myself). So, I'm continuing to weigh myself daily. I'm convincing myself that, as long as the general trend is downward, I must be on the right track.

Just keep going... must keep going... moving... moving...

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KALISWALKER 8/29/2014 1:40PM

    I weigh daily, I need the feedback and it does affect what I eat for the day. If I am going up everyday for a few days, time for the Atkins shakes for breakfast.

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EVIE4NOW 8/29/2014 9:54AM

  I weigh daily too. It helps me to know where I am at and what I need to do.

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JAROL7 8/29/2014 9:25AM

    Great .... keep working your plan.

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How many times do we begin again?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Hi, all...

I'm back. I have had a lot of changes in the years that I have been away from SparkPeople. I thank the stars that it is still here and going strong. I need to get my Spark on again!

So, I went through a divorce. My relationship of 19 years ended. I had been with him half my life when we split. I moved myself and my children closer to my family... 400 miles from where we'd lived their entire lives. I left many friends, and found a few more back home. I got a good job, bought a little home in the country, and enrolled in college. I am now involved with the most wonderfully kind and caring man. He has enriched my life in ways that I never dreamed possible.

Through all that has happened over the past couple of years, I have gained... lost... gained... lost... gained a few pounds. (You get the picture, right?)

I am ready to begin Sparking through life. I would say I can keep Spark Starting over and over again. Until I get it right. And then some.

Are you with me?


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

KALISWALKER 8/25/2014 8:19PM

    I started in 2008 with you. Please join the 5% Challenge, I will send you an invitation.

I am glad things are working out for you.

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BLUECAFE 8/25/2014 1:51PM

    Cha cha cha changes...... emoticon
You sound like someone who isn't scared to move on and improve your life. You can do this!

Comment edited on: 8/25/2014 1:52:19 PM

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MRSCAMACHO 8/25/2014 1:20PM

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Monthly Issues....

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Is there anything a girl can do to get away from the mood swings that accompany Aunt Flo? Those monthly visits don't effect me as much as they used to before I started exercising again, but I can still feel this air of melancholy hanging around me. There's nothing to be sad about, except maybe the fact that I have to work tomorrow. haha. I just feel so blah, and I wanna not feel like weeping for no reason at all. On an intellectual level, I feel fine. I know where the emotional drain is coming from. I was just wondering if there was a way around it. Suggestions?

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PAMTHEDREAMER 2/8/2010 11:25PM

    I'm sorry hon; I wish I knew the magic spell.

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    I'd like the answer to that one too! I've yet to figure it out.

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Silly little analogy

Monday, February 01, 2010

You get a car. You don't expect it to just take you places, right? You learn how to drive. You put in the proper fuel. You find out how to get from point A to point B. You take yourself there.

SP is that vehicle to a better life. It is a way to get us to "healthy". We don't just log in and expect it to make us skinny. You have to drive the car.

I've got to do my workouts and eat right to get healthy. I know this. I know you know this. I just felt like putting it down on (virtual) paper to remind myself.

heehee.... ramblings of a sleepy Stefipop

night, all

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    I like the "silly little analogy. It explains this journey perfectly for me. Thanx.

Keep on Sparkin'! emoticon

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    Making a plan and sticking to it is the "key."

Now get out there and drive!

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I bribed my daughter

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Harmony wanted me to play Mario with her on the Wii. I told her that I would as long as she would work out with me. Is that so wrong? Wrong or not, she had fun and we laughed the whole way through the dvd.

I got 3 miles of a WATP dvd completed, and Harmony and Bryan did it with me! Then we played on the Wii for a bit. After I'd had my fill, I passed the controller on to Steven and let him in on the fun. Yay for family time!

I am planning on heading to bed early tonight. I feel like a full 8 hours would really do me some good. I am leaving some of the housework that I had planned go so my eyes can get some rest. They are feeling ready for a good Z or two right now, but it isn't even the kids' bedtime yet. Yikes.

Is it horrible that I am ready for a snow day, and it's not even snowing? The third nine-week period of school seems to last an eternity!

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    No; it's not wrong at all! And you had a lot of fun. Love it! emoticon

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BASKETLADY6 1/30/2010 5:52AM

    Great Bribe, and a good way to get everyone exercising! emoticon

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SUETINGE 1/28/2010 6:09PM

    Great bribe!

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    My friend told me she had Just Dance for the Wii and they love it. She says the kids & adults all play together. I almost bought it at Walmart last night. Maybe next pay day.


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KIMCATUS 1/28/2010 12:52PM

    Hey it's not like you bribed them with a cookie!!! Great job! :)

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ZIRCADIA 1/27/2010 8:53PM

    :D Sounds fun!

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DJ4HEALTH 1/27/2010 8:49PM

    Or maybe she bribed you! emoticon

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DELRIO1 1/27/2010 8:40PM

    Any way you can get yourself and your kids to work out/exercise is a GOOD way!

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