Acceptance, and new goals...
I've finally figured out that I can be happy with a weight-loss goal of 1/2 (that's one half, or 0.5; not one or two) pound per week. It's been really hard for me to accept that number, so I've been fighting it, or getting frustrated and giving... Read more
Just checking in - oh, and the GRANDCHILDREN ARE COMING!
Well, two of the four grandchildren are coming, anyway. They are so grown up, they are flying here together, with no adults! Julien (JuJu) has been flying alone since he was 4 or 5, but I think this is Jerina's (Rina) first trip without an adu... Read more
When I posted last, I was all depressed and full of self-loathing; worried about my aged parents, and had basically stopped caring for myself. That translates into emotional eating and vegging on the couch (or wherever I could veg). After spendi... Read more
Sometimes it's just Overwhelming...
I'm trying to stay on track, but failing rather miserably. I hate making excuses, but my life is truly unmanageable right now. I mean, just...wow...no words can describe all these thoughts flying around inside my head.
OK, so I'll start wit... Read more
Finishing up Day 5 with some news about the purported "Dehydration Myths"
Now that Day 5 of the Summer Challenge for the Spark Solution is nearing an end, I'll do a little evening update. First, I did what I said I was not going to do, and I did exercise that stressed my ankle. But, to be fair, I thought it might not ... Read more
Summer Challenge for the Spark Solution day 4
Day for didn't go as well for me. I didn't plan well, so was spending too much time figuring out what to eat and how to prepare it...and waiting until I was hungry to do any of it. BAD choice! In addition, I watched TV, which never leads to g... Read more
Spark Solution Summer Challenge Day 3
I feel as though I'm just stepping into the Twilight Zone because I could swear I saw a Day 3 thread on that Challenge page earlier this evening, but now it's gone. I've been pretty out of sorts today, but I didn't think I was THAT bad!
Granny's Top 10 Chair Workouts!
The sprained ankle is coming along as well as expected, which is not as quickly as I'd like, of course. I can view this as an opportunity, a lesson from whichever source I'm listening to, that I need to focus on patience and acceptance first, be... Read more
June 20, AKA 9 days since the ankle sprain
It seems like it's been much longer, although there is no doubt that it's getting better. I just get frustrated and really want to get back to my high energy workouts. I KNOW it's possible to get a cardio workout without relying on standing, jog... Read more
Pros and Cons of Chair Workouts
Although I have been alternating between feeling sorry for myself and "going to the mat" (finally forced to get down on the floor to exercise) I still needed to find a way to get some cardio in, so I chose SP's Seated Cardio Workout to begin wit... Read more
No More Excuses!
I am seriously going to get a personal thank you to all Sparkies who have left me such warm words of encouragement.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post, affirming that my Spark friends really are always here for me!
This isn't how it looks...
Well, maybe it is how it looks, but not entirely. I mean, I've never given any thought to just giving up (this time), but I just couldn't get my head back in the game after my CA trip last month. Without going into details, by the time I got bac... Read more
Yesterday I talked about nearly killing myself from overexertion (huge exaggeration) and being fatigued and sore for two days, unable to really work out, doing a LOT of sleeping and wondering how much of that was attributable to the exertion and... Read more
Pushing too hard or fibromyalgia?
I am honestly not sure what the problem has been these past couple days, but there has definitely been a problem. Without a specific diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I am claiming it as the most likely cause of this chronic pain, fatigue, stress, anxi... Read more
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