Tri only 8 days away!
I am struggling this week, with self appreciation and admiration. I am finding it hard to see my past and present successes without noticing all of the faults that stare at me through a mirror or a picture. Last year was my first Tri. It took... Read more
Woman vs world
sometimes I am just amazed at how far I have come and how everything I have learned over the last year and a half is really become a lifestyle for me. I create less excuses than I used to and that in and of itself is HUGE. So, over the last we... Read more
Outcome of my June 15 blog...
A new Spark friend, Michelle, was very supportive during my ranting over my issue with my therapist - (for more clarification, please read my last blog, which is date 6/15). She thought it would be helpful if I shared the outcome, so here it is... Read more
*insert emotion for the moment - here* eating...
...emotional eating...doesn't matter which emotion. I will find a reason to eat. And when I do succumb to the bad foods, some how that only makes me crave those bad food more and the healthy ones less. A taste, a tiny bit, totally ok for me, ... Read more
Family bickering causes excessive eating...news at 11!
Yup, it's official, today was "emotional eating" day in my household. Really, it's been more an "emotional eating" week, caused by - Excessive stress, family visits, old pains expressed and heard, old pains partially expressed and put on hold u... Read more
Finding inspiration in myself.
Taking the plunge and posting my before and after pictures was scary, for many reasons. It meant I had to really take note of where I was and I had to take note of where I am and where I want to be. Wearing a bikini is not something I really d... Read more
Before and After Pix (finally)!
Ok, so I am going to consider these my "before" and "2/3 After" I have 30 more pounds to go and this is 50 pounds gone. So, 2/3 seems reasonable to me. My DH is a little uncomfortable with me posting these on the web, but I guess I need to d... Read more
Appreciating an unexpected moment.
I think it's important to find the positive things that happen in our lives. So often I find it's easy to get wrapped up in all the things that aren't going well and nitpik at my own faults. But the other night my husband and I were walking ou... Read more
so here is the old one!!!
It's been nearly a year since I put my money where my mouth was. On January 16, 2009, I joined an 8 week "Biggest Loser" Challenge that my local gym was hosting. My goal was for it to jumpstart what I have promis... Read more
Tears done -
Yeah, yesterday I let the tears flow and by the afternoon there was more than tears flowing. ahhhhhh darn hormones!!! It was like I was a new woman by night time. Today, I was "free" (emotionally free - hormonally free) to breathe and enjoy ... Read more
Letting the tears flow today!
No present picture yet to compare with yesterday's blog! The mood is not there. For some reason I am an emotional dishrag today. Don't pity me though - I don't want or need any "awww...poor baby" comments. It is what it is and I'm embracing ... Read more
Which fear is more powerful?
I've been wanting to write this blog for a while. It's been 17 months since I REALLY began my lifestyle change and lost some weight. January 2009. By July I had hit 50 pounds lost and to date I am still maintaining that weight loss. As wit... Read more
Competing in a Tri to raise $ for Alzheimers Assoc.
Well, it's now finally official. John and I are both signed up to compete in the sprint triathlon on our 23rd wedding anniversary, July 18, 2010. I will be raising money for the Alzheimer's Assoc in memory of my grandmother and my nieces' gran... Read more
Long time no write!
March has been difficult in several ways and yet still positive. I have maintained. I really can't complain about that. At some point I am really going to want to focus on losing some more weight. My biggest issue lately is not eating properly... Read more
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UGH!!! Drank too much, ate too much, feel cruddy!! I have come to realize that drinking alcohol (especially more than one or 3 ) will make my FMS flare. Not happy !!! Oh and if that isn't bad enough it also makes me want to eat. We celebrat... Read more