SUZANNE65203's SparkPeople Blog SUZANNE65203's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Why am I doing this? I cannot seem to get back onto a good eating and exercising program this fall. I am still about 10 pounds over my good weight and I find myself trying to understand why I even care. One of my most motivating reasons is to fit into my clothes. Right now I am not fitting into most of my pants. Skirts are still fine. But really, is this a reason to spend so much time and energy thinking about my weight? I am starting to feel like it is sinful, for lack of a better word, to spend so much t... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 22:47:55 EST The first casualty of war is the plan I have decided to try some blogging--more for myself but maybe you will find something that helps you too. I have just returned from a week long vacation with a friend, leaving my husband and kids at home. I am still trying to decide how the trip went from the standpoint of keeping on my program. I did great on the exercise front. I did not keep on track with eating as much as I wish I had--but certainly it could have been worse. We were on a cruise and so there was just so much food a... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 04:51:23 EST Ready to have a new routine We are going on out of town Tuesday for about 10 days and I am not really looking forward to it. I am ready to get into a new routine for the summer and this is the last obstacle. I guess that is a good thing. It is hard for me to function well when I have too much freedom. I obsess about eating too much and let all my worries overwhelm me. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 07:40:44 EST On the road again I have been coming to Greece with my husband for 20 years and finally last night I drove somewhere for the first time. I don't know how to drive a stick shift car which was what my father-in-law has. I have tried to learn (even took driving lessons in the summer) but with the crazy traffic here and all the hills I never had the confidence to go out. I drove with my husband a few times but that was more even more stress! So last week we bought a car with automatic transmission. We got a g... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 04:37:12 EST Where to begin? My family and I have moved to Athens, Greece for a year. I don't know how to explain this whole story to you, so I will just jump in. The neighborhood where I live is built up the side of a mountain. Athens is actually situated between several small mountains. I arrived on Monday and finally this morning I got out for a walk. I have to say that I love my walks here. First of all, there is hardly any humidity which is just amazing. I already notice that my skin feels drier but I can us... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 05:30:50 EST