Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Excuses are like being nibbled by ducks. At first it feels kinda good but then excuses can start to stress you out, make you feel uneasy, and cause you embarrassment. I mean, how many times can you say "I'll start my diet tomorrow " in front of your family before they give you the "Yeah, right" look.
So far excuses have cost me a fortune in ever bigger clothes and ever less mobility (if I get any more immobile I might as well BE the couch). Excuses have now cost me my other knee. I had one good knee going for me and now its gone. Right now I'm using a cane to get around. That's what arthritis and being WAY overweight does to knees. Excuses have cost me more in medical care, time lost at work, less socializing and even walking with my wonderful dog Sookie. Excuses have caused me to feel depressed, frustrated and ugly. Excuses have me running wild on the internet checking out weird shake diet programs and pre-packaged cardboard diets. All of which cost more than they are worth.
I see the new Spark book is coming out on May 7, 2013. Its on my amazon.com list and my finger is poised to press the button to purchase.
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Today, again, I was at the hospital ER with my 79 year old my dad. He has fought two rounds of pneumonia since mid-September and has been in/out the hospital and rehab center. I couldn't help but think if my dad had not been a heavy smoker most of his life and had had a better diet and exercise he might not be in ER today. (He's got COPD, diabetes, heart problems etc).
I am standing where he stood when he was in his fifties. I am faced with a very important choice. Either eat the broccoli and get the exercise now or end up like my dad is right now in a few more years. Something about being in hospital ERs makes you think.
The past 6 months have been stressful for me, a bit more than usual. After much hunting we moved out of an apartment into our own house. The move was not smooth. I had started the fall semester of school, my mom needed help and support with my dad, my commute time/distance doubled, there has been tensions at work...I didn't know where things were in the house or in which box. To cope I just ate whatever my hand could reach for; mostly fast food or junk.
Change will have to come. So far this way is not working. Send up some prayers for me that my "inner coping mechanism thingy" recharges and I get back to the head of the trail again. I am going to keep trying until it clicks and sticks with this weight loss thing.
= not good = very good
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Hello Fellow Sparkers and Sparkettes!
Since December 2010 I've been messing about trying to lose weight, trying to get motivated to lose weight, alas without much success.
I honestly have not watched what I ate or tried to exercise in the last couple of months and the results of those choices show.
Now my poor habits are threatening not only my health but my spouses health, my job performance and the quality of my life. I feel bummed, doomed and despairing. I even considered joining a paid program of weight loss again.
I've decided to remount the beast of weight loss by coming back to Sparkpeople and getting my commitment to a better weight and health back in my heart.
I have the Spark cookbook, I have the measuring cups: I must unbum, undoom, undespair and start again.
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