WRITERLIGHT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WRITERLIGHT WRITERLIGHT'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/ Taking My Streaks Where I Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428545 It's been a busy weekend. Friday I went shopping with my son. I didn't buy anything, just along for moral support. Saturday was an all-day event with my writing group. Sunday was church and then a late breakfast out with hubby. Can you believe in the midst of all that I forgot to add my food and exercise to my SparkPeople tracker? <BR> <BR> It was great! <BR> <BR> How was it great you say? Well, even though I didn't track at breakfast, lunch, and dinner times, I knew I was going to track ... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:59:37 EST Consistency Is Never Glamourous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425954 The key to taking back your health is in the small things. It's doesn't happen in big leaps, but in the everyday choices you make. It's not lack of motivation but inconsistency that keep you from achieving any goal. Do the grunt work. The day-in, day-out, boring stuff. Success is in being present in the moment, content with what you accomplished, but not satisfied. <BR> <BR> Another day of tracking complete. <BR> <BR> Exercise tracked: <BR> walking for 30 minutes <BR> yoga for 23 minutes <B... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:00:33 EST A Knee To My Ego http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424283 Yesterday I went to Walgreens to purchase some braces. The kind that help stabilize joint areas that you may be having trouble with. Since they had a sale going on (yay!) I was able to get one for my right wrist, one for my right elbow, and one for my right knee. Not sure what is specifically happening in my right arm, possibly carpal tunnel, but the knee suffers with arthritis. I thought it would be helpful to give it some support when I am trying to do more walking. I bought the biggest siz... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:00:46 EST Training Myself To Train Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421935 This is my fifth attempt to get healthy and lose weight with the help of SparkPeople. I've had a lot of excuses in the past, but I've decided to get over myself and get past excuses. <BR> <BR> No one can do it but me. No one can built positive habits to replace negative ones but me. No one can change negative self-talk but me. It's not going to be handed to me, I'm going to have to work for it. Sure, I might have a few more obstacles than the average person (read my SparkPage if you're curi... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:08:34 EST