FIDDLEMOM's SparkPeople Blog FIDDLEMOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Home - where the stress is. Actually, I'll start with the "Daily Visualization" from SparkCoach today. <BR> <BR> "Daily Visualization <BR> <BR> Imagine that you're at a party with a huge buffet table. You fill a small plate with fruits, veggies, and some lean protein. After you've mindfully eaten until satisfaction, you are able to focus on your company for the rest of the night. How does it feel to have such a carefree attitude toward food? Work on cultivating that attitude today." <BR> <BR> In particular this quest... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:07:57 EST Stress. Stressed. Stressful. Stressed Out. "Daily Community Task <BR> <BR> Have you struggled with stress or anxiety related to your weight-loss program or weigh-ins? Blog about your experience. Sometimes, just getting things off your mind will help you find a new perspective." <BR> <BR> *********** <BR> <BR> Personally, I stress about most everything. I even stress about things that are supposed to help us un-stress. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> "Am I doing this yoga pose right? Am I breathing right? How about this meditation thingy... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:43:28 EST My saboteur is me. "Daily Community Task <BR> <BR> Is someone sabotaging your weight-loss efforts? Why do you think that is? What can you do to stay in control and address the situation? Write a blog today about your plan, then put it into action!" <BR> <BR> "Is someone sabotaging my weight-loss efforts?" <BR> <BR> YES I AM <BR> <BR> Why do I think that is? <BR> <BR> I’m being a stubborn child. <BR> <BR> I seem to be losing so many things that are things I enjoy. My creativity has nose-dived and a lot o... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:51:10 EST Today's SparkCoach assignment Today's assignment on the "Community Page" part of the daily SparkCoach routine is: <BR> <BR> "Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?" <BR> <BR> Firstly: <BR> Yes, I've set goals - but really only because you are supposed for the program. So, in a lot of ways this is a good exercise for me. What am I looking for in the goals that I set grudgingl... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 09:48:59 EST How many people do you know who would be happy about . . . (Such a nice short title - LOL) <BR> <BR> Last week end, Sept. 22nd, I went for what I hope will be the first of a long and fruitful series of counseling sessions. This has me hopeful because, for the first time, when I've mentioned to a counselor that I think I have ADD, Dave didn't go, "Hmm. Now let's get back to your depression." <BR> <BR> Dave has been president of a local chapter of CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and has done a great deal of r... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:35:44 EST The alphabet thingy that Pixie-licious posted. I filled out the alphabet list thingy that Pixie-licious posted, so here's my answers: <BR> <BR> A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? <BR> Sometimes. Mostly competing against my self, like bettering my own time. That kind of thing. <BR> <BR> B is for... <BR> Bad attitude - I need to get rid of mine so I can grow and change and improve. <BR> <BR> C is for have? <BR> 2 - 34 year old son and 29 year old daughter <BR> <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's your ... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:11:05 EST Ms. Downer is back. It's late and I should be going to bed, but I haven't blogged since starting to hang around here a bit more. <BR> <BR> I paid for 3 months of SparkCoach. So far, it doesn't seem to be much different that just regular SP. <BR> <BR> Haven't started exercising yet as I'm afraid to. My knees have started to hurt (especially my left one - even working the clutch in my Beetle is bothering it) and I'm scared to death of doing something worse to them and needing surgery or something. <BR> <BR> I r... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 00:16:35 EST What am I doing up at 3:30 AM? First, thank you WannaBFit <em>41</em> I got my weight changed and also did my measurements. The measurements are not happy things but they are what they are. <BR> <BR> You asked about meds and such re: my depression. No, I'm not on meds or counselling now. Haven't been on/doing either for about . . . 9 years I think. I really want to find something else other than the meds. <BR> <BR> WannaBFit, you said this is the place to just say what I'm feeling - you may regret saying that. <em>211... Fri, 22 Jul 2011 05:29:00 EST Being Perkier Hi, <BR> I'm going to be perkier even if I don't necessarily feel perkier. I don't want to chase folks away because my blog is a drag. <BR> <BR> I have battled depression and negativity all my life. I've been on meds and they really didn't help much - a little but not really enough. I've done counseling and it hasn't helped much either. I know I need to change my thought patterns and such but have not found a way that works for me. <BR> <BR> I'm not being perky <em>2</em> sorry. <BR> <BR... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:33:54 EST Grrrrr I hate this!!! <BR> <BR> It's so very easy to eat too many calories and so ridiculously hard to burn the stupid things off! <BR> <BR> I get to where I feel like it's rigged. Like whoever it is that determines how many calories something burns off purposefully sets it low. <BR> <BR> I'm gonna have to exercise (cardio) over an hour every exercise day - doing the stuff I actually enjoy - just to burn my minimum. Yet the stupid program recommends 30 mins. <BR> <BR> I've been sitting here cryi... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 17:49:18 EST