ANAMARTHA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANAMARTHA ANAMARTHA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Everything Is AWESOME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980358 This was just not going to be my day. I couldn't sleep last night and didn't finally go down until 9:15 am and woke up this afternoon. Great, now my days and nights are upside down again. <BR> <BR> Because I was up last night I did a lot of boredom eating. Granted I didn't eat a lot of crap food - we are slowly, but surely, getting rid of that kind of stuff from the pantry and fridge - but I ate when I wasn't really hungry. I'm also on the bloat side of my cycle so add all of that to my obse... Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:14:30 EST She's a Bad Mama Jama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977953 So the roomie and I were like puppies in the window waiting for the FedEx guy to deliver our "lifestyle assistants". We got Fitbits!! And we have named them. Well, I have named mine - the roommate is still deciding. Her name is Miriam and she is a very regal plum Fitbit Charge HR. But don't let the clean lines and smooth definition fool you. She means business and will help me kick my own @$$ and like it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ca58cd6-4771-4518-a973-3dd7... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:30:01 EST Let It Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976535 Did that just really happen? I felt like I just zombie-walked through my workout. I'm still new to this, so I know it's not habit. It sure as heck wasn't desire - it was a struggle to put shoes and workout clothes on, let alone actually start to exercise. I had to promise myself I could stop after just 10 minutes. I just was not feeling it. But then the detracting voices in my head just shut off. I wasn't riding an endorphin high like normal. There was just a mental quiet, so my body could ge... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:10:32 EST I'm Coming Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972704 Nearly three years...wow! <BR> <BR> So what's the not-so-skinny? Had to prioritize the budget and the first to get the ax was internet access. I tried my best to keep up with diet and exercise goals but physical and mental illness brought me to my knees (and my bed, literally) on more than one occasion. <BR> <BR> So I'm a little bit heavier, but I've got a great support team (doctors/ therapist/ family/ church) rooting for me and my motivation is higher than ever. Add to that the phenomenal... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 16:24:57 EST Every Little Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133959 I'm not a fan of the cold so I decided to do an indoor workout today. I dusted off my old step bench, 5 lbs dumbbells, and a workout video and got to stepping. It was difficult because I'm not very coordinated and my upper body strength is practically nonexistent, but I made it through by modifying where needed. <BR> <BR> I like workout videos because they're a great way to measure fitness level increases. The move I couldn't do today I may be able to do tomorrow and I love that feeling. Unf... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:49:24 EST Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132720 Do you ever wake up in the morning just feeling lighter? No matter what the scale says you just feel light on your feet. <BR> <BR> I got up naturally at 4:20 am. I was already itching to take my walk and start my day. Unfortunately it was still dark and snowing and I didn't want to risk an injury, so I pouted at the absent sun for three hours until I felt confident I could see the road and keep my footing. Good thing I did. I made it back to the park I managed yesterday and only had one slip... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 12:27:50 EST Walk This Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131632 I suck at walking. No, really. Despite the fact that I've been doing it for nigh on 40 years I am just awful at it. It's not my favorite method of exercise because I can't walk fast and long enough to work up a sweat. My cardiorespiratory system is in better shape than my musculoskeletal system so my knees and ankles give out before my heart rate really gets a chance to raise. It's frustrating but it's a great barometer of my fitness level. So today, despite the rain/snow, I walked. <BR> <BR... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:29:09 EST