ANGORAAMORA's SparkPeople Blog ANGORAAMORA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Christmas Fear and Failure As it gets closer to the time we gather together as a family for Christmas I am feeling a bit afraid that I won't stay strong. My niece makes a zillion home made desserts that are absolutely fabulous. I have a corn dish that family requests every get together that is totally not healthy. I don't think I could come inside without that dish! lol <BR> Yet this month I have done amazing on my journey to better health. <BR> I am not planning to cheat. I am planning to be successful. But I am also... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:03:10 EST Different Twist for a Tradition Christmas can be hard. It has been for many years for me. I was prepared to grieve the holidays and doing it without pushing down my emotions with food. No numbing. <BR> <BR> Then my son performed at Light up Louisville. Bummer for me I did not get to attend the performance. Then he sent me a youtube link. <BR> <BR> I cried. Not a bad kind of cry. An emotional cry of joy, hope and Christmas cheer. <BR> <BR> All of my immediate family I was born into is already gone. Memories of holiday... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:53:16 EST Fruit and Friendship Today was a wonderful day. I received a gift from a new online friend. She encourages me in my desire to achieve good health through a change in diet. <BR> It started with a post about my winter garden being at it's peak. Well, it is because it's in the planning stage. <BR> It's always a happy day when the seed catalog arrives in the mail. I get out the colored pencils, notebook, garden books and begin my plans for gardening. <BR> I plan for success! I can almost taste those heirloom toma... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:16:42 EST Rethinking Exercise I have had a gym membership. Loved it until we had a family situation that made it difficult for me to get away from home. Then I used the treadmill. A bit boring but I came to enjoy it. Then we were moving back to the home we had been remodeling for years. I would have a 1 acre back yard. I decided to get rid of the treadmill because I planned to get outside and just walk in our 1 acre. <BR> Then I had to have an emergency eye surgery. Blessedly it saved my vision in my left eye. However I ... Wed, 23 Aug 2017 22:22:31 EST Rest of your life It's been so long since I was on here. A couple of years. Years that brought some of the toughest stuff life could throw at me. <BR> I've gained weight. I don't even know how much. Through a few moves, I have misplaced the scale. <BR> Medical stuff that I couldn't exercise during but I could eat, brought about the latest of my weight gain. I am afraid I may be at the highest weight I have ever been. I thought about just starting a new page, with a new blog.Then no one would know here that ... Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:38:27 EST I own a hula hoop!!!! I did it! I made a hula hoop...well 3 of them. The last one a bit too small, the first a bit too big. I also found some mood music. I had these love song cd's I purchased as a gift for someone else, and forgot them when I mailed their gift to them...coming in handy now. <BR> This is fun.... and yes, it's hard to not do to much to soon. But...breathing still a bit difficult so, I can't push myself to far anyway. <BR> The big hoop...I will have to go outside to do it. I'm trying to get brave ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:51:19 EST When it clicks..... It clicked... like a piece in a puzzle.... <BR> <BR> I was washing dishes, just thinking. I turned to pick up some more dirty dishes off the table and there sat that box of blasted doughnuts and it clicked..... <BR> This is it.... I feel I came to that place where it just all clicks. I'm never going back. I've got this. It was a wow moment.... <BR> You read peoples success stories, and you wonder when it will happen for will you know if it is theeeee time it will happen. <BR> I k... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:26:03 EST A box of doughnuts I don't get it. Sweety pie has brought home the largest box of doughnuts I have ever seen. Cute ones too. I don't know if I am more angry at him...or me that I had blown my diet on cookie dough earlier. <BR> Stress eating...perhaps he does understand just how hard today was... he must... because <BR> that's got to be the hugest box of doughnuts purchased. <BR> Looks like it's going to take some time to convince hubby ...and myself...there are better ways of dealing with stress. <BR> Today ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:59:31 EST My First Blog Post (here that is) Wow...what a day. Filled with appts. While in town decided to pick up a few things for puppet making. Went for allergy shot. Couldn't get it because they noticed my cough and wheezing. Sometimes you just don't realize how sick you are until someone says something. I had been like this for over a month. They loaded me with meds and some breathing treatments. Perhaps that's why I have felt so very terrible this past month. I am glad it "Sparked" me to get with it about my weight, but sometimes ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:01:58 EST