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Ouch-ish. It hurts and feels so good.
So.. this is the start of my third year in SP... I've lost around 90 pounds and am holding. Toward the end of the first year I added a cardio component. My knees are not kind, so it's mostly walking rather than running. I bought a Fitbit in Oct... Read more
Like many of you all, I've been on Spark People for two years (some of you are much more experienced than I!). Like many, I had early success.. lost close to 90 pounds from my absolute highest weight .... and like many I've been diligent enough... Read more
I didn't know they cared....
It's been just over a year since I made the resolution to be healthier. My life was good.. I'm a teacher, I love my job and my high school students. My life is filled with people I love and who love me. I've been married to the world's best hu... Read more
Just thinking... today is fittingly on Sunday... and it should be more than a day for big sales in mattress stores or a run up to Christmas shopping. It should be a day of gratitude, or rededication, of reverence, and of blessing.
So. Happy... Read more
My First 5K
So this weekend was my first 5K. A big event in Phoenix, complete with hordes of people, colored cornstarch flying in the air, noise, sunshine, perfect weather...
I didn't run or walk.. it was a suprise. We were spending the weekend with so... Read more
The One Word Blog
I'm not sure I can do it in one word.. but here goes... a good exercise in self-discipline.
Actually, this is really easy. Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. Use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoint... Read more
That was Fun!! Thanks, Sparky!
So... just a few months ago, I worked hard to avoid taking a walk. I was, after all, 63 pounds heavier, and about a zillion years older. My knees hurt, my heart pounded, I... Read more
What I Want for Her....and for me.....
It's not earthshaking to anyone but my family and me... but as of 5 days ago, I am a grandmother.
The little girl who accomplished this is very small... just over 7 pounds; she resembles her mom but also is very like the baby her father (my... Read more
Wow.. talk about an eye opener
I just had an experience that really stunned me. I've fought weight issues all my adult life..sometimes losing, sometimes settling in to obesity. In January of this year I got scared..scared of having no energy or ability to do the things I wan... Read more
Dodged the bullet!
So this was the "test" weekend.. two days with our son and his wife in Phoenix... eating out every meal.... Would I be able to continue to make good choices? Eat well.. resist tasty temptation?
Answer.. yes. Barely! And with some diffi... Read more
Maybe some of it is in the pacing....or in being mindful
I never really thought about this before, but two of the last three meals I've eaten have been rushed.... last night I got home from the class I teach at the community college after 8:30-- and I'd left home at 6 a.m. I had resisted the urge to ... Read more
I had my philosophy class do a written response to a quote from Aristotle..
"Change in all things is sweet". Obviously it's not in context; most likely Aristotle was reaffirming this thought that all that exists bears within itself a drive t... Read more
Boy, this is different. Today was a day filled with significant stressors at school... student issues, teachers with problems, working with people who went thru a box or so of kleenex for valid reasons... It was exhausting particularly since I ... Read more
Feeling good... should I worry?!
So here I am.... about 3 1/3 weeks in... 13 pounds down.. it feels slow, but when I do the math, it's a reasonable loss pattern that should be sustainable. I haven't "fallen off" even with restaurant meals, though I suspect at least one day was... Read more
So far so good...
It feels like it is getting easier.
Right now the hardest thing is taking the time to create tasty meals that are also healthy and don't make Don look at me with puppy dog eyes that suggest I am cruelly starving him to death. To give him c... Read more