LLAY10's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LLAY10 LLAY10'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/ A mere shadow of who I used to be.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885692 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1667372822.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's been a good two years since my last post. We did indeed disconnect internet from our home. I became more active and more in tune to my family and my health. I missed posting here though. This was a great place to hang out. <BR> <BR> I made it to my initial goal of no longer being "overweight" on the charts. My next goal is to lose another 10 lbs and to continue to hard wire good health habits into my life. ... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 16:18:59 EST Continuing success, after a fall. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5218457 It's frequently been the death knell in my efforts to achieve good health: the stumble. <BR> <BR> You know what I'm talking about, right? A couple or three really great weeks of tracking, exercising, remaining motivated, then suddenly it hits: the red-light food craving. <BR> <BR> For me, it's usually pizza, but sometimes it's ice cream, chocolate cake, homemade cinnamon buns.. oh so many delicacies that beckon to me like a Siren calling from the jagged shoreline, drawing me toward comple... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:02:00 EST Vulnerability Hangover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206507 I've been working through some issues. Why? Because I am human and humans have issues. Some of them have been ignored for more than 40 years. It's why I yo-yo. <BR> <BR> Last night we went to care group. Care Group is several folks from our church we meet with bi-weekly to form more intimate relationships than just gathering together on Sunday mornings. I love the people in our care group but struggle with opening up with anyone. Last night I felt strongly lead to crack the door a little and... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:11:33 EST Instead Of... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192383 instead of want <BR> fulfillment <BR> instead of fear <BR> faith <BR> instead of bondage <BR> freedom <BR> instead of sacrifice <BR> mercy <BR> instead of anxiety <BR> peace <BR> instead of weakness <BR> strength <BR> instead of tears <BR> joy <BR> instead of me <BR> Him <BR> <BR> This path to good health is going to be a long one. It's tempting to try to move it along to fast, to play games with myself, to be afraid. I'm remembering today that good health isn't a destination, it's a journey... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:17:43 EST Just things.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185784 Years ago there was this product I used to want so badly. I would sit and try to devise a way to save money to buy it. I followed the sales, looked for used ones in good condition, put it on birthday and Christmas lists. Priorities and life changes entered in. Never got it. <BR> <BR> Today I saw the price on the item had dropped drastically. There was a big sale going on as well. It was finally in my price range. Only.. I didn't want it anymore. In fact I hadn't even thought of it for quite ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 10:16:48 EST