SOCKMONKEYMOM's SparkPeople Blog SOCKMONKEYMOM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community What a difference six months makes... I look at the goals I posted when I first joined Sparkpeople and think, wow, it would have been really cool if I had actually reached those goals. My first feeling is regret, and of course I immediately jump to beating myself up. What happened? But then I catch myself and recall my last blog: cut myself some slack. So I review the last six months not with an eye for beating myself up, but with the intent to grow and move forward, not wallow in the past. <BR> <BR> So, what am I going to... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 11:30:30 EST Cutting myself some slack I started very strong in late May, but slowed to a crawl in mid-June. What happened? What changed? My attitude, that's what. Personal circumstances have been taking me on an emotional roller coaster. The highs of the roller coaster are nice, but the lows... not so much. I began to push my November half-marathon goal out of my mind, and with each day beat myself up more and more. "Lucy, you can't do it, why did you even try? The goal was unrealistic anyway, you'll never make it now..."... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:18:02 EST Moisture-wicking shorts? Really? First "what was I thinking" moment: wearing moisture wicking shorts that, ahem, left very little to the imagination. Gotta wait until I've lost a few more pounds before I do that again. <BR> <BR> Second "what was I thinking" moment: as I was wandering around the nature preserve at Peace Valley Park because I lost the trail. Discovered no, I didn't lose the trail. The trail ended and I had to go up to the road to get back to the other side of the lake. Note to self: the nature-y side of ... Sat, 28 May 2011 09:40:47 EST