These past couple of years have been up and down, on and off, sideways and upside down!
My heart is still desiring to lose weight and be more healthy. I have gained a lot of my weight back...again...which discourages me quite a bit. But... Read more
My New Normal
I quit. I'm so tired.
Tired of focusing on dieting, then failing, then trying to get on track again.
Tired of trying to find the energy to "pump myself up" for exercise.
Tired of WAITING until I get "there" to live my life and ... Read more
My Heart is full of Thanks
Wow, I am overwhelmed. When I wrote my last blog, I was venting and feeling really crappy and even though I hoped to hear from someone, I wasn't really expecting such wonderful and caring advice.
Sparkfriends have said THE things I really ... Read more
I need help and support
I'm not a blogger...it's on my to do list, but never finds it's way to the top. However, I am blogging today because I'm struggling. How can it be that after being on such an even path for so long, old habits show up again? I don't get it.
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It's My Call
Wow. What a week. After having an amazing week prior to this one, this past week was in my mind...a disaster. After a very busy weekend which included some careless eating, I just wasn't able to regain my composure and found myself bingeing a... Read more
Can I just say how amazing I feel right now? I've gotten to the point where this really has become a lifestyle for me and in that it's easy to forget just how far I've actually come and the progress that has been made!
I took a minute to r... Read more
Still moving forward...
This journey of mine has been taking interesting turns lately.
Perspective is everything.
So right now I find myself stuck. I don't know whether it's a plateau or if it's just me once again, "relaxing my resolve", but I'm finding i... Read more
Old Habits are Deeper Than I Thought
My last blog entry stated how frustrated I was with the scale. This week I've been super careful with portions, measurements, water and fitness and have noticed just how much I've allowed old, sloppy habits to reintroduce themselves to my life.... Read more
I'm very frustrated with the scale. I've always been pretty blessed to be able to "get away with" a little mess up here and there but I think that "grace" is going away with my youth.
I know that it possibly could be time for my first pl... Read more
O.k. I'm sitting here after a weekend of recovering from the stomach flu. I want to get up and exercise...but I don't want to get up and exercise. Part of me thinks I should and part of me doesn't. Knowing the holiday is only a few days away... Read more
My Thankful Homework
I'm writing this because it's part of my Thankful Bankful challenge for the day. Being a Ruby-lite, I decided I would do the "homework".
The funny thing is the other night I was awake in bed and thinking, "I should start writing a blog." ... Read more
Oh Happy Day!
I am so excited. After being banned from walking for exercise over the past 8 weeks, today I got the green light to go for it. As long as I wear good shoes and great inserts, my restrictions have been lifted.
I was concerned that I may ha... Read more
Just a couple words...
Words of encouragement from my trainer Candice...
I am so proud of you and your comittment and drive over the past few months. You are truely an inspiration that "anything worth the prize is worth the fight"!
Wow ... Read more
This is progress!
I went away for the weekend to celebrate my daughter's graduation. What a blessing to get away to our family camp and even the weather cooperated during the most important times!
Before I left for the weekend, I was determined to succeed... Read more
Practice what I "preach"
You know what's really funny (well maybe not so much) is that if I just applied some of the advice I give to others, I wouldn't struggle so much! Hmmm.
I just read the Spark article: http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
ource/wellness_art... Read more