In my case an absence meant "I quit!"
No, this is not what you are thinking or expecting. I am so sorry (all of my Sparkpeople friends) that I have been absent for a very long time. I did not quit exercising as you might think. The last year has been emotionally challenging for our ... Read more
Happy Dance!! ~~
Not long ago, The scale would not move, no matter how much I spoke to it. It would not listen to reason, argument, or desperation. Those numbers just stared back at me silently. Almost as if I never said a word.
So, I spoke quietly and cal... Read more
Walking partner? Jackson County, Oregon
I know this might seem a crazy way to do this, but....
I am looking for a walking partner in Jackson County, Oregon.
Maggie and I go for walks, but Maggie is not ready for a longer duration and her mom is!! If you are intereste... Read more
The nutrition tracker really does help and is worth taking the time.
A nice feature on Sp that really works when you use it and then run reports to see your trends.
I just realized that I have been eating at the lowest caloric recomme... Read more
I am stuck..
I am not sure what to make of my progress (or lack of!) right now. The scale is not moving. I am eating within my calorie range, drinking plenty of water, and pushing myself to do some activity everyday.
Maybe it is time to take pictures o... Read more
Spreading the spark- Contacting Oprah!
What if each one of us sent an email to Oprah Winfrey's show suggesting this website? Can you imagine the flood of emails that they would get?!
Wouldn't it be neat to see Sparkpeople featured on a Oprah show?
Well, I did it! I sent an em... Read more
Embrace your self image
How we look reflects how we feel.
When we toss on a tattered T-shirt, or a pair of pants that cling, and cut off circulation in the waist, making it virtually impossible to breathe, we strip away our last little shred of confidence. We now... Read more
Day 3 - To a new "Me"
Approximately a week ago, I stood on the scale and noticed I was 2lbs down.
I was so excited. Today, no change. That is okay.
If I remember correctly, the last time I achieved some of my goals (including losing 18 lbs) that progress did ... Read more
Journal - Day 2 to a new
Rest. I was not allowing days off between work outs, so I devoted Friday to relaxation. It was nice! I am now re-energized and ready for a work out today.
My Granddaughter's Birthday party. She is turning 10. W... Read more
Journal - Day 1 - To a new "Me"
How funny that new habits are so very hard to instill, but the old ones are constantly creeping up. Ironic, I say!
Wednesday : Nutrition "Flag" Not eating enough calories for level of exercise.
Thursday : No break when needed.
Friday: ... Read more
Referring to Sp is easy!
Today I am sitting here reading through the threads, looking for things of interest to comment on, or "Like" on Facebook and I stumbled onto a post..
[It is raining outside and I can not jog, anyone have any ideas?]
WOW. The p... Read more
Working out feels so good!
It is amazing how much working out actually is great for the mind and soul, and how easy it is to forget this when making excuses NOT to work out. LOL. I am back, starting my work out regime again (well, actually I have been working out for the ... Read more
To all of my Spark Friends!
For being there
Sorry I disappeared for a few months now and Thank you to each of you for still stopping by and checking in.
I've made major life changes s... Read more
Turning the cell phone off!
Thank you to everyone who acknowledged my last blog. I took your advice. I finally have had a few days off. Yes, work tried to call. Guess what?! No one home or answering the phone!! I shut the phone off after the first few calls. And now I have... Read more
Ok, so here is the problem..
I am a caregiver and work typically 12 hour shifts, 4 days a week. Well, that changed to 14 hour days, 4 days a week (they added a 2nd client onto my workload) I still thought this would be ok. Then my days off got partially taken away with a 1 ... Read more