Getting back to living
The last time I sat down here was almost one year ago. I had just undergone major surgery and was trying to cope with the whole recovery thing. I have made great progress, but no where near the stamina I have had in the past.
We are still ... Read more
Now, I have a lot of spark time on my hands
Just a few weeks ago, I was working about 80 hours a week. It was grueling and heavy, but I got lots of exercise and was losing weight. The downside was I felt so bad all the time. Physically, I was healthier in one way and not in another way. M... Read more
Uplift part 3
This weekend, I will be recuping from this last hard week at work. I will then start to spark again on Monday. I haven't been cooking and have been doing all the no no's from being too tired to cook or even shop. Looking forward to getting back ... Read more
Uplift Step 2
I am definitely feeling better. Part of my feeling better is realizing I am pushing myself too hard. I work a lot....two of the jobs are very physical and the other isn't, but very time consuming so most weeks I am working well over 50 hours. I ... Read more
My Outlook Uplift
Many may say this is the same as an attitude adjustment, however, when attitude adjustment is mentioned I picture someone surly and quite beasty. I am neither of these, however, I lost all motivation for most of everything...work, taking care of... Read more
This has been one of those times of life where I felt very discouraged. My stomach was and still is a little acting up and it was controlling what I could or couldn't eat. Some days it was hard finding anything that I could eat that was healthy.... Read more
My Ninety Day Bust
Ok, a few days ago, I thought I would start a ninety day challenge to stay on track, etc. Well, it went bust. It took me a while to figure out what was wrong....I am dealing with depression. I didn't really know what was going on until today wh... Read more
My New Day 1
I am on my own 90 day challenge. There are no final goals, just want to see how far I can travel in 90 days.
Weight loss has always been difficult as I like to eat. Not only like it, but it serves so many purposes. It fights all the negati... Read more
My Trip to the Doctor
I went to the doctor today and was amazed at what I have discovered. For years, at least 20, I have had hip pain. Recently, I was involved in a car accident and the pain escalated greatly so I thought I had to be injured. I went to the med cente... Read more
My Slip Up or The Eating Monster is Still There
Friday, I felt bad. Sitting in the parking lot of the local grocery store doubled over in pain was not how I was to spend the last little bit of my day. I still had five stops left on my schedule and couldn't move. The pain was so great, chills ... Read more
My Secret Reason to Lose Weight
Ok, I am ready to be called shallow. Almost kiddy pool shallow. Maybe that is too deep.
Let me start at the beginning. I have always done things for the bigger reason. I have fought for the underdog and causes. I have always tried to see t... Read more
I have been in funk over not losing weight. It is nice to have that number even though the mind tells you all is well. I know it is not the main thing in weight loss, but I guess years of conditioning is hard to throw aside.
I know what ev... Read more
Bye bye scale...lol
Ok, I have been frustrated by the lack of movement with the scales and I took a tip from Spark to blog about ways I have noticed non scale differences.
(1) My clothes are looser
(2) People are starting to realize the weight loss
(3) I h... Read more
Fighting the Urge to Stress Eat
I really dread some days. This is one of them. I have to roll out of bed kicking and screaming every inch of the way. This is the day I get to collect money from the newspaper delivery route. I get to hear why I can't pay, why I shouldn't pay an... Read more
Need a buddy!!!
I would love to have a diet buddy or buddies. At this time in my life, it is critical for me to lose this weight. My insurance will be running out in June 2014. I need to be off meds as I can't afford them without insurance. Also, I like feeling... Read more
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