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Joy

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Today's healthy reflections is about finding joy in life. At this time of year ... as the weather turns cold and it is still nearly pitch black outside at 7:50 in the morning, joy is something that can be elusive. I tend to internalize everything right now and am easily distracted from all the wonderful things in my life.

I heard a sermon last week on contentment (James McDonald). It really struck a chord with me and I've been trying to apply the message to my life. One must be content to have joy, true?

  


Who do i compete against?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Today's reflective sparkmail is about competition. Unfortunately, I find that I compete against almost everyone. I compare myself -- favorably or unfavorably -- to just about everyone I know. That's a bad thing, I know. I was raised in a critical environment and I tend to always want to outdo everyone. It does get tiring and is often self-defeating. I'm working on it. :)

  


A Trouble Spot

Saturday, June 24, 2006

The challenge was to write about a problem area. Well, that would be evening eating for me. Come around 4pm until bedtime, I could eat all night. I have learned to substitute lower calorie, healthy things but it remains my trouble area. I've found that I can resist treats at work and provide myself sensible portions at meals but in the evening...wow.

I still eat all evening. I'll have an apple, then a low carb tortilla with peanut butter and raisins. Then a Vitamuffin. Then maybe some cereal with light soy milk. But it's rather constant and I find I'm always thinking about what I can eat next. The food tracker is INVALUABLE in this because I can enter what I just ate and see how many calories I have left. I have been successful in shutting myself off when I see the calories reach my limits. I imagine that without the food tracker, though, I'd just keep eating and fooling myself about the amount I really consumed. I'm sure that is how I gained all my weight in the first place.

So thank God for the Food Tracker!!

  
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CORINDA 7/14/2007 1:20PM

    I'm just amazed at how you people keep up with all this! I think Its great and I find something new almost every day on sparkpeople. I'm going to try and do something every day to learn more about this wondereful program. And I hope I can keep trak of how I'm doing. My problem area is also evening eating. Will try very hard to corect that!

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To Sleep; Perchance to Dream!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Ah, there's the rub. Just read the article on getting enough sleep. My employer doesn't get the importance of that. I rotate between nights & days within the same week -- week after week after week after month after year... You'd think a HOSPITAL full of MEDICAL people would realize how horrid this is for your health and come up with a different solution. I know the hospital has to be staffed 24/7 but I've never had a job before where I had to switch between nights and days consistently within a day or two of each shift on ongoing basis. *sigh* Gotta find something new; I'm getting too old for this.

  


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