CHIGGERCANE's SparkPeople Blog CHIGGERCANE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Best Year of My Life - Day 7 Best Year of My Life - Week 1 - Day 7 - 12/31/15 - end of 2015 <BR> <BR> Not a bad start - week 1 was good but room for improvement. I have 51 weeks left to improve. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Took 2 of the dogs for a long walk first thing this morning and about to end with weight routine. Did my musing and plotting and semi-planning as I enjoyed the unusually warm morning. <BR> <BR> I said some prayers and tried to make commitments to what I want to focus on in 2016. I so want the family s... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 11:45:42 EST The Best Year of My Life - Day 1 Today is my 52 birthday. I am inspired and motivated to make the next year the best year of my life. I am recommitting to living the healthiest and happiest year that I possibly can. <BR> <BR> I spent some time reflecting on what I would like to see from myself this coming year as I was walking the dogs today. Some things are under my control (I think), Some are not. All I know is that I will make the best decisions I can in my attempt to make this my best year. <BR> <BR> I am rereading a c... Fri, 25 Dec 2015 16:02:21 EST Act like it's weight to lose 16 years late So my youngest turns 16 on Thursday. Each year, I tell myself to act like it's 1999 and 'it's time to lose the baby weight!' But, each year, I add a little more to be lost. I went for a check up today. In the past 7 months, I have gained 11 pounds - and 9 of those pounds have jumped on since the last week of October - seriously! Doctor ordered a thyroid check. Not sure what result I am hoping for...that's bad. <BR> <BR> I started working out with a trainer at the end of October (hence... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:15:49 EST The past is over - get over it This is not a pity-me, poor-me post - it is an attempt for me to figure out myself and why I sabotage my attempts to get healthy. <BR> <BR> Today, I mindlessly went through the drive thru. Actually not mindlessly. After I ordered and while waiting to pay and receive, I was asking myself why I do this. I thought about driving up and telling the server, "I'm sorry - I can't take this - give it to someone" - paying and leaving without it. But I didn't. After I ate about 1/2 of it, I thought to ... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:27:01 EST When is it an excuse - and when is it reality? This last week, my hip bursitis has been flaring up. Last night was so difficult to sleep. I bought a pillow top feather bed - which helps some, but last night, I ended up sleeping on a pillow as well. Which messes up my back and neck. <BR> <BR> So, I'm wondering - when is it an excuse - and when is it reality? The hip bursitis is not in my mind. It is a condition that does prevent my all out effort. I keep saying I'm going to start jogging again. BUT I don't know that I can. I see ... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:20:28 EST The Rest of 2014 It is July 1, 2014. Looking at the 'rest' of 2014. I tend to view life with a realistic (might I be perceived as pessimistic??) attitude - I was raised to always consider 'what's the worst that can happen?' so I could always be pleasantly surprised when the worst didn't happen. A friend and I were discussing this just last week - how we were both always taught to expect the worst and plan accordingly. I'm beginning to think that's a bad attitude...LOL. <BR> <BR> However, in a realistic m... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:57:15 EST The Little I Might Be Got a jog in again yesterday morning. Just over 1.6 miles. Husband and I started out - he 'encouraged' me to extend the run 'just a bit'. He and I are very different. He can set his mind to something and 'just do it'. I'm not saying he doesn't struggle or work hard - he works very hard, both mentally and physically. I tend to be more 'mind ploughing' (to stay in theme) - before I start moving: I've committed to a certain run, prepared my mind to tell my body what it has to do, visualize... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:34:11 EST Turning it Over in my Mind 'You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.' <BR> <BR> Not sure who came up with that bit of wisdom, but it fits my life right now. I have been thinking, and musing, and preparing, and 'fixin to' for way too long. It's time to put some action behind the words and thoughts. Summer's about over here - school starts in 2 weeks for my youngest son. Funny, as I did my first blog when there were just over 2 weeks before summer started. <BR> <BR> Did I accomplish anything thi... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:59:23 EST Water is my Problem...well, one of them... Thanks so much for the message of support 2Feather! Yes - keeping it off will be another goal for me. <BR> <BR> In tracking my food the last few days, I've realized I don't drink nearly enough water, Years ago I did JC program. It worked for me for a while, but I didn't like the packaged food w preservatives, etc and wanted 'Clean' food. But during that program, I watched my water, fruit, dairy, etc - and the combos of all really made a difference for me. So, that's what I am going to t... Fri, 4 May 2012 08:30:54 EST 20 months...20 pounds In 20 months, I turn 50. REALLY??? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? <em>40</em> I so clearly remember being in 5th grade, I can 'feel' being 16, it's just yesterday I was 21, and then 27 - and then 30 (bad year)...a few blinks and here I am. OK, I have to explain the 30 being bad - It's NOT being 30 that was bad. Our college dog died that year, my grandmother passed away 2 days after I turned 30, and my best friend was diagnosed with esophageal and stomach cancer 4 days after she turned 30. So, 30... 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