KARINDAY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KARINDAY KARINDAY'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/ Felt a little like Rocky running up the steps today... :O) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143795 Its thanksgiving. Got up early and went to the gym with my son and ran/walked a 5k. <BR> <BR> I cooked thanksgiving dinner and made wise choices. sliced the turkey in the kitchen, brought the plate to the table, limiting the quantity and made some mini bite sized pies....Got some refrigerator pie dough and a small sized biscuit cutter to cut circles for the crust. worked great. It was a wonderful alternative and those who wanted more could choose. <BR> <BR> the small steps looked like le... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:29:22 EST micro victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142643 Just go anyway, even if you dont want to. and today i didnt want to. change my thoughts to: 10 min. I can do 10 min. micro victories. , just put on exercise clothes, just have nutrition shake, just get in car, just drive to gym, just commit to exercise for at least 10 min, how about make it 30 min. drink water, I did it. <BR> <BR> eat breakfast. as a friend says.... give your tush a push and get moving. and treats should be euphoric, but non caloric Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:52:41 EST determined http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139244 im thrilled. although the scale did not budge this week, I have been consistent with fuel and exercise. i ran/walked over a 10 k yesterday. how about that. <BR> <BR> when i think about the challenges difficult marriage, finding out our house is in foreclosure, owe back taxes, we have no health or dental ins, challenging health issues among other things, medical bills. spouse was here for 3 weeks after being gone for 7 months.... more shifting. out of the 3 weeks there were 3 days that i was... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:31:11 EST just for now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137392 just for now... i can choose mindfully, give myself grace and expectation. one victory at a time. got up, got exercise clothes on, got the the gym... i feel like im literally lifting each leg up with my clasped hands and placing them, looking past what i feel, what i think and know and resting on others experience and wisdom. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 11:40:39 EST little steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136604 last couple of days have been heavy with emotions that ive purposely buried and would normally want to turn to food to silence the cry and numb the pain. choosing to deal with the pain in non caloric ways is deeply challenging and uprooting. to choose differently, to keep focused on the results i want later rather than the ease i crave now... <BR> <BR> im becoming aware how many times i am unconsciously sighing and what am i saying to myself that produces the sigh...' its always going to ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:33:59 EST diligence is paying off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131406 down 2.5 lbs this week. and hope it rising... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:39:53 EST little steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130690 I took a library book and walked on the treadmill for an hour today and found that i just need to be determined to go to the gym. yesterday i walked in our neighborhood for a half hour. it was easier for me to walk longer in the gym im finding. I have to celebrate the little victories. my weigh day is tomorrow, but i noticed im down two pounds... ill post it tomorrow. :O) <BR> <BR> im hoping my test values will be down when i return to the dr later in the month. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 15:51:32 EST challenging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129486 was feeling low yesterday, and lost. i had dreams for my life that have been systematically beat down and some actions i meant to encourage were not needed by those receiving and my spouse's visit home was challenging. the transition from him home to gone and gone to home knocks my socks off. plus health and some other heavy changes ... <BR> <BR> but those are just circumstances. How i deal with these things is to eat... it numbs the pain and struggle, but compounds it. the tricky part is c... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:23:48 EST whats that i see... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127117 Im noticing that motivation is coming and going. thoughts come 'youve tried so many times before and failed' 'I try so hard only to fall flat. 'will this be a repeat?' 'shame' 'weary' and the conundrum of needing to lose weight and being bombarded with food choices. I shift to strict salmon / chicken with plain salad/vegetable <BR> <BR> ......its not working. <BR> <BR> Its a mixed bag of mixed feelings with 'one step at a time' 'I am capable' 'new start' 'committed to exercise at least 30 ... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 10:07:14 EST hallelujah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2591853 this thanksgiving.... I chose. and it felt really good. <BR> <BR> <BR> Im purposely not spending a lot of time on the computer as i dont want it to be a consuming habit that is a calorie trapper from sitting too long. <BR> <BR> I offered healthy choices and have no regrets. I put the turkey in the oven and went straight to the gym <BR> <BR> instead of mashed potatoes, I baked a potato for me and enjoyed it with cottage cheese. I made individual salad and vegetable plates, lovely and del... Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:34:52 EST Made a birdhouse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2240856 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/8/b985480907.jpg"> I woke up one morning and decided Im going to make a birdhouse and this was the result. im rather pleased with my cute self. Sun, 19 Jul 2009 10:21:03 EST