Since my last blog entry, life has been quite a roller coaster. We finished the work at our daughter's house. The "Where the Wild Things Are" themed baby shower was a great success. Baby Thomas Nathaniel was born April 1, a little early becaus... Read more
My routine has been disrupted this week. My husband and I have been working at our daughter's home, helping remodel and get ready for the birth of her first baby in a few weeks. We ate several fast food meals and I made some less than healthy ... Read more
What was I thinking???
This morning I weighed in 3 pounds lighter than last week and I was encouraged and motivated. I knew the plan for the morning was to run errands with my husband and youngest daughter. What I didn't plan for was stopping for lunch at Showmars. ... Read more
Monday, a New Day
For the past few days, I've known that a migraine was coming. It finally exploded yesterday, and now it's over. It's such a relief to wake up and not feel that pounding pain, a good way to start the week. Today I walked for 40 minutes. I've ... Read more
Happy birthday, Mama
Today would have been my mom's 84th birthday. She passed away in 2011 after a heartbreaking battle with dementia. I invited my 2 brothers for supper and we spent time looking at old family pictures. It was a bittersweet day, celebrating her li... Read more
Been here too many times
It's been almost 2 years and 10 pounds since I've logged in to Sparkpeople. The scales this morning read 181 pounds. I want to say that I don't know how that happened, but I do. It happened one decision at a time. That's how I have to back it ... Read more
Maple Pecan Cheesecake Wake Up Call
My son-in-law brought a maple pecan cheesecake for dessert for our family dinner today. I have eaten 3 pieces and there is more in the refrigerator. This has been my habit for the past year or so, mindless eating and little activity. I'm disgus... Read more
Teeny Tiny Goals - Day 4
My goal was no second helpings and I just about, almost, but not quite, made it. I was cleaning out the refrigerator and I found a container with 2 pumpkin tarts that my daughter had baked for dessert last Sunday. Sunday was our 41st wedding a... Read more
Teeny Tiny Goals - Day 3
Okay, I did well all day until my husband asked me to make popcorn tonight. I did eat popcorn with him, but I'm okay with that. My ultimate goal is to develop healthy habits that I can live with in real life. Real life means popcorn with my h... Read more
Teeny Tiny Goals-Day 2
Today was a success - just coffee and water to drink. No cheating at all with this goal. I'm a little bit proud of myself.
Tomorrow's goal isn't so teeny tiny for me. One of my downfalls is mindless snacking, just eating whatever lies in... Read more
Teeny Tiny Goals-Day 1
Today my teen tiny goal was to avoid going through McDonald's drive-through for a $1 sweet tea. I did succeed in that goal, but my husband brought one home from work and I did take just one sip. I'm still counting that as a success, though.
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Last year at this time I was doing so well. I was losing weight, exercising, and feeling healthy. This year I've gained all the weight back and some extra, regular exercise is a memory, and I feel blah. But I'm not parking in this spot. I wo... Read more
The Ups and the Downs
I stayed right on track all weekend. Yesterday I did well, too. Today, not so great. I am w-a-y over on my calories, thanks to lunch at Mcdonald's. One of my goals was no fast food this week so that's shot, but I'll start again. My new goal... Read more
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
On Wednesday and Thursday, my grandson spent the day with me. He's almost 2 and quite a boy. He kept me moving and busy. It made me miss the days when my children were small. It also made me realize that it's harder to get up off the floor t... Read more
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Thanks for the Encouragement
The encouraging messages really helped my attitude to improve. Thank you all so much.
Today I decided to wear my pedometer and see how many steps I'm getting in, but I couldn't find it. Oh well, I got in some extra steps looking for it.... Read more