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What is holding me back from success?

Tuesday, October 06, 2015      1 comments

Short and simple answer: I am, of course. Long and complicated answer: It's complicated. I have regained some of my weight .... OK, almost all of my weight. For whatever reason, I am struggling with all of my excuses: Mum's death ... Read more

Learning to fly

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      3 comments

I've looked back over my last few blogs and they have all had the same theme of starting over. It seems that since my mom got sick last year in June, I just haven't put in the effort to take care of me and then I would make an abortive re-start... Read more

Excuses, Excuses

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      0 comments

Over the years and especially over the last few months, I have used every excuse to get out of exercising and/or just plain taking care of myself. I have been too tired, too depressed, in need of comfort, too stressed, didn't get enough sleep, ... Read more

Re-Committing to Healthy Habits

Thursday, April 17, 2014      2 comments

I have decided to further my weight loss and lifestyle change goals that I needed to re-set my goals and re-start Spark Coach. I need a bit of a bump and I think this will shake me out of the funk I've been in for months. It helps that this ti... Read more

Plateaus and Breaking Them

Thursday, February 27, 2014      1 comments

Well, Spark Friends, it's been a long time since I've blogged. About 4.5 months to be exact. In all that time, I've been floundering and floundering, like a fish trapped on land. Don't get me wrong, I have made some positive changes in my... Read more

Back at it!

Monday, October 07, 2013      7 comments

It's been a while since I've blogged. For the most part, I've been floundering. I have just had another relationship end and it was pretty devastating. This ending was so much worse than my separation from my ex-husband because I had fallen ... Read more

Back to Basics

Wednesday, September 18, 2013      5 comments

Well, it caught up with me. I've been feeling unmotivated the last few weeks. On top of that, I've managed (and not really sure how I did it) to read my scale completely wrong. Instead of going down, I've been going up. I guess because I exp... Read more

Feeling a bit weird today

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      7 comments

I had lunch with my ex-husband yesterday. We are still friends, so seeing each other occasionally to catch up on each other's lives is just what friends do. He reminded me that today would have been our wedding anniversary. He told me tha... Read more

Today's musings.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      2 comments

As I am transforming into a newer, healthier, improved me, I've learned a great deal about myself in the last few months on Spark People. Some of it good, some of it not so wonderful, some I knew already but needed confirmation or acknowledgeme... Read more

Double, double toil and trouble

Thursday, June 06, 2013      4 comments

My life has been in a bit of turmoil this last week from a number of sources. Including new and disturbing information about my ex that makes me very glad that he and I are separated. All of the turmoil has made my stomach churn and roll and s... Read more

Day 1 of a new week

Monday, June 03, 2013      4 comments

Today has been a great day so far. I woke up long before my alarm went off and decided to get up a little earlier and do a work out. I did 35 minutes of Coach Nicole's Barre Blast from her Body Sculpt DVD. If anything can help me get my balan... Read more

Day 4

Friday, May 31, 2013      3 comments

I did well today, although I need to plan better so that I am eating within my calorie range. Both Wednesday and Thursday I went under. Not good. I don't want to go into starvation mode as I slowly ramp up the exercise program. Last nigh... Read more

Days 2 & 3

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      3 comments

Some success from yesterday and today. Yesterday, I decided to do some dedicated stair climbing for my exercise and I also added stairs to wherever I walked. It was pretty vigorous, but I want to get my knees used to climbing stairs. ... Read more

Yesterday's Foibles

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday, I was determined to exercise in the evening to kickstart my lack of exercising. I ended up going for a great walk around my neighbourhood. I did discover that I needed 2 things: better walking shoes and staying away from the Tim Ho... Read more

Today's exercise - letter to myself

Thursday, May 16, 2013      3 comments

Hello Astra, Not feeling much like a star these days, are you? You tell me that you were humming along merrily enough and wham! Right into the brick wall of your emotions? I know, that's not a very Spock-like thing to do, is it? Swe... Read more

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