On Vacation, but not off healthy living
I am on vacation at my sister's home in WA state. There are two main things here that are making my staying withing my healthy living goals achievable:
1. She has a treadmill, out on her back porch which is covered, so I can walk in the shade,... Read more
Something is Happening
Tomorrow I leave to go to another state where it is 25 - 30 degrees cooler than it is here in TX. I have been packing all afternoon. But really surprised me is when I just went in and tried on my jeans which I have not worn all summer, and the ... Read more
An Organized life - NOT
If my life were more organized, packing for a trip would be easier. Planning my meals would be easier. I would be able to find the things I want to put into my vision page. I would be able to move around in my den. There are papers every where,... Read more
Time with my husband
My husband is leaving for a business trip overseas tonight. He will be gone for a week, during which I will leave to go to another state to visit one of my sisters. When he returns from overseas, he will join me at my sisters.
Today we slep... Read more
Getting on track again
I just did 25 minutes on my stationary bike, and boy did it feel good. I think that my body is beginning to talk to me about how good exercise is for it, the way my husband says, "I NEED to go to the gym". It feels good to exercise now.
Aft... Read more
Friends 60th wedding anniversary celebration
I didn't need to over do my eating at this celebration, but I did. I allowed myself to enjoy the food, and the fun of being with people who were celebrating. My daughter said that I should put celebrating my 60th wedding anniversary on my goals... Read more
Value of family relationships
Carol is my daughter, she will be 26 this October. She started me exercising about 10 years ago when she was 16 and still in high school. I am thankful for her encouragement to keep active, and to take care of myself.
She hasn't been judgment... Read more
Back pain stalls my exercise streak.
So yesterday, I found myself in extreme pain in my lower left back.
I didn't know what I had done, except to drive a friend to her doctors appointment in her car which is definitely different than my own. I went to my chiropractor this morning... Read more
Motivational Movie - Captain America
So for my trek through the Spark book I was supposed to choose a motivational movie to watch. When my husband & I went Saturday to the movies with my son and his girlfriend, our goal was to spend time with them. To open up my relationship togeth... Read more
Okay I finally blew it
We went to Studio Movie Grill to see our movie, I drank three 21 ounce glasses of water, but I had a turkey burger, and the closest I could come in calculating its nutrition values comes from another restaurant. I was shocked at how many calorie... Read more
Needing a Push today
Yesterday I went swimming at a neighboring city's pool/gym only for people over 50 years old. It was a really nice pool. Lanes for doing laps, an area to walk against the flow of water, an area to do aerobics, two areas for water whirlpools. I ... Read more
Putting food before People
Last summer when my husband and I went on our vacation to Oregon and Washington State, I had an eye opener. At the end of the trip I realized that I had made food the center of everything I did and not the people I was with.
I love fresh se... Read more
Looking forward to weighing less than my husband!!
For some time I have weighed more that my husband. Tonight when I was working out on the stationary bike, he was sitting at the table with our grandson, and called me Sparky. WooHoo. I said "yeah I am getting more energy, doing all this exercis... Read more
GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING HEALTHY
I started my serious journey in healthy eating just two months ago. Along with increasing my exercise. But my desires began years ago. But then became blocked because I have learned is I had a desire or a wish to get healthier, but did not have... Read more
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The other day, I weighed in and weighed 3 lbs lighter than two weeks ago. Unlike one of my Spark friends, I do get on the scale every day, and hope for a change. Most days, it hadn't gone down. But it did this week. Yeah!
When I got my hair... Read more