COFFEELADY68's SparkPeople Blog COFFEELADY68's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What if there weren't any scales? I've been learning about "happy weight" vs. "ideal weight" on the Spark Coach Program. What if there weren't any scales? How would you know that you were at a healthy weight? Instead of focusing on a certain number, focus on your ability to do things without your weight holding you back. Can you climb the stairs without being winded? Do you have energy? Do you have a zest, enthusiasm, and vitality in your life? Your "happy weight" may not match the BMI charts and that's ok. Do you fee... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:11:10 EST Why? I need to figure out why I'm making poor choices in what I'm eating and lacking motivation to exercise even though I know what is better for me. I say that I want to be healthier but lack the determination to do what is necessary. It's easier to grab the quick food and sit on the couch but that's not helping my weight problem. I need to figure out why I'm more encouraging, positive, gentle, and nicer to others than to myself. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:33:33 EST It's a new day! I've been reading some Spark People articles on motivation which have been really helpful! We just need to keep moving forward each day! We'll have setbacks, but we all just need to get back up and start over the next day! We can do this Spark Friends! Every small step that we make in the right direction is creating a healthier future for each of us! <em>334</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:29:25 EST Excuses... I let the excuses get the best of me. I'm tired. I don't feel like it. I just want to relax. I don't want to spend the time chopping up vegetables to make a healthy meal. I could go on and on. It's what has packed on the extra 55 pounds that I'm carrying today. It's time to make better choices instead of using the same old excuses! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:39:26 EST It's a new day! I'm getting motivated using the Spark People program! It's helping me to make healthier choices! <em>30</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:15:09 EST