watching loved ones age......it's a challenge.
My heart is breaking...it's time to place my loving parents into assisted living/skilled nursing facility. I know, and they know that it's time - for their own safety and well-be... Read more
Menopause & Hormones...can be a challenge
Well, those 10 lbs. I mentioned in my last entry crept up to 15 lbs. By November 2011 I was so discouraged, I tried a 2 week gentle cleanse along with and a healthy menu of mostly vegetables with lean healthy proteins in moderate amounts. Plus, ... Read more
Those 10 lbs. have been hanging on.....
Yep, those 10 pounds have been hanging on, but there are several reasons why. Thanks in part to having learned so much on SP the last 2 years I know full well what those reasons are, and what I need to do to make a change to finally lose those 1... Read more
Ohhh boy...gained 10 lbs.
Okay, it's time to try a little harder. I am still working out 5-6 times/week, but I have not tracked my food in months. So, I believe that might be what I really need right now. After my surgery this summer I gained a few pounds, then along c... Read more
I think I need "re-Sparking" :-(
I am 6 1/2weeks post-op, and back to working out, but in addition to not feeling like working out or enjoying it like before....I also have not been eating that healthy. I'm not eating horrible, but I am definetly eating things I shouldn't or I... Read more
The BolderBoulder 10K
Memorial Day my husband, our 4 daughters, 1 son-in-law and myself all participated in the BolderBoulder 10K, and talk about FUN!
We all had different paces, but found each other after to enjoy the Memorial Day festivities at the C.U. stadium. ... Read more
I'm trying, but it's hard...
My mom is in the hospital for tests and observation on the cardiac care unit, last week my dad was in bad shape with chest congestion & a sinus infection, we finally got his leg wounds healed up after 6 months of weekly dr.'s treatments, his twi... Read more
"The Spark" was in my dad's Dietician's office! WooHoo!!
I smiled as my father and I walked into his dietician's office today, and there sitting on her desk was "The Spark"!
When she finally got around to explaining to my father the importance of daily food tracking, I couldn't help but to speak up ... Read more
No kidding...the Girl Scout Thin Mints don't taste that great this year!
Okay, I thought it was just me...I LOVE Thin Mints, always have, but this year as I opened the first box and decided that I would only allow myself just 2 - I was disappointed as I ate the first one. It tasted a bit drier and not as "thin minty... Read more
Jump Roping - Wow!!!
As I started reading "The Spark" I was impressed with Chris Downie mentioning his start into exercise with a jump rope on the driveway....a pretty simple thing to do, or so it seems. Last week, I decided that I would give it a try and purchased ... Read more
A New Year, and hopefully a new job is nearby on the horizon too!
So my husband lost his job in November, not the best time to lose one's job - right before the holiday's. Not too many companies bother to fill positions during the holidays, they just wait for January instead.
Finally he is starting to hear ... Read more
Impressed by the dedicated!
I just have to say hat's off to the dedicated exercisers everywhere!!! There certainly are enough good reasons not to get up, and get moving that's for sure. This morning as I rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. to get going to a spin class, I looked a... Read more
2 Realizations start my 2010
Yesterday I stepped on the scale to see what "damage" had been done over the holidays...a 3 lb. gain, not too bad. Then I decided to check my measurements since it had been 2 months, and yes, there were some +'s and -'s. I was a tad bummed that... Read more
Thank-you SP friends!!
Oh boy! This past month and a half has been busy, and the most challenging for me concerning eating healthy, feeling good and exercising since beginning this journey in March. I am hanging in there, although I've had a few days when it felt as... Read more
losing a little steam...not weight :-(
The past 2 weeks have been tough...I'm still exercising just fine, but I find myself popping snacks here and there unlike I've done for months. So once again, I woke up this morning determined to do better today - the heart is willing but it se... Read more