SLFGOLF's SparkPeople Blog SLFGOLF's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Giving Up I've been struggling for quite awhile, but it has turned into a critical stage now. I've always had difficulty with depression, but usually have it managed. Lately it has taken over. I'm finding it hard to get myself to exercise, or take care of myself. I don't even care what I eat or if I eat or do anything. <BR> <BR> I know I have to start taking care of myself again, but I don't even know where to start. I'm falling into bad habits again and not sure what to do. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:59:27 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 7 I'm amazed that I actually blogged every day this week. I made the decision at the beginning of this challenge to try to do every challenge of the "Living the Good Life". By the end of the challenge I really want to be at my goal weight and developing these new habits should help me get their. Also developing these habits will help me maintain the life I want to live in my future. I don't want to go back to the way I was. It wasn't good, and it definately wasn't healthy. <BR> <BR> Thank... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 11:13:07 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 6 Blogging or writing has never been easy for me. I'm not one to let others know what I'm feeling or what is even going on in my life. I usually hold things in and try to deal with it on my own. This past week I have learned that there are truly many good people out there who really want to help or give a shoulder to lean on. This team is always there to help me on my journey to leading a healthier life. <BR> <BR> My chemotherapy has drained me of a lot of my energy, and sometimes wants me... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:57:06 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 5 Thinking about what I need to improve on, I got thinking about how I am close to goal. I worry sometimes that once I reach goal, I will fall off the wagon and go back to my old habits. I keep telling myself that this is a lifestyle change and not a diet, but once I'm at goal will I still think that way? I need to commit myself to continue logging in my food and keeping active with sparkpeople. I also need to continue with my water intake. Now is the time I need to start planning since I'... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 13:42:30 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 4 Today has probably been the hardest day to blog only because it was hard finding a few minutes for myself so far today. We started state testing at school. I assist with the special needs students, which takes up most of my time. After school I will have to drive about 20 miles to go pick up my daughter from college because we didn't want her driving in the snowstorm today. She is a commuter and my husband dropped her off this morning. <BR> <BR> My goals I set for myself first thing this... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:51:10 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 3 Today I have decided to set my goals and start checking off what I have done so far. Tonight I reflect what I have done. <BR> <BR> One goal is to eat a healthy breakfast. In the past, I have skipped breakfast thinking I could save calories. This has always backfired on me. I can already check this off as I had oatmeal with apples this morning. <BR> <BR> Another goal is to get my 8 glasses of water in. So far this morning I have had 3 glasses. I hope to have 4 glasses in by the time I'... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 11:14:03 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 2 As I stated yesterday, I'm not much for blogging. I've never enjoyed writing, and journaling is just not my thing. But I did realize something. I am a list maker. I like keeping organized and checking off something when I've accomplished it. So I've decided to make my blogs more of a way to keep a list of what goals I want to achieve and how I am doing each day. One of our dawgies that I comment on many times each day does that, and I've been inspired by her. This might be a great way ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:02:04 EST Challenge Blog Entry - Day 1 I'm new to blogging, so not sure how it will go. I thought my new habit should be blogging. It will help get my goals into focus if I learn to express them. Sometimes I seem to go in circles because I never really know where I want to head. With blogging I can start setting a couple of goals for myself and keep track on how I am doing. <BR> <BR> So this week I will see what I need to do to get myself blogging, then I can start setting a couple of goals to get myself going. This should h... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 16:59:49 EST 11 Days Before Christmas I saw this on another site when we were discussing the school shooting and I wanted to share it: <BR> <BR> God rest the children’s souls and their parent’s hearts…. <BR> Twas’ 11 days before Christmas, around 9:38 AM <BR> When 20 beautiful children stormed through heaven’s gate. <BR> Their smiles were contagious, their laughter filled the air. <BR> They could hardly believe all the beauty they saw there. <BR> They were filled with such joy, they didn’t know what to say. <BR> They remembered ... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 22:17:45 EST