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Pain - What A Motivator!
I've seen it over and over again - pain is a GREAT motivator! Unfortunately it's more effective than anything else to get me to make lifestyle changes.
For the past few weeks, my feet have been hurting more and more frequently, and the last... Read more
What A Silly Reason!
Well it's really the silliest thing ... I've been procrastinating on posting anything on my SparkPeople blog. I guess because the last time I did a blog entry (in October of 2014) for some reason it received a "Voted Featured Blog Post" symbol o... Read more
Recently I've been making some very positive changes in my life and I wanted to write some of them down to help me remember them and stay motivated.
The 2 main things I wanted to record today:
1. On Tuesday, my boss, Deanna, called me ... Read more
Wednesday May 28
I slept too late to walk early this morning, unfortunately.
So tonight after work I went to the pool immediately, so I wouldn't procrastinate and get lazy. Because there were several families there this time, I was very self-conscious - so ... Read more
Tuesday May 27
Got 10 minutes of walking in this morning. I'm planning for 20 minutes of water walking and swimming tonight after work.
Last night I joined a team that seems doable and helpful - amazingly the team leader responded within a very short peri... Read more
Monday May 26
Today I decided I'd better get off my rear and do some swimming. There's a pool in my apartment complex, so near the end of the day today I walked down there. I haven't been in a swimming pool, or a bathing suit, for at least 2 years. I waited t... Read more
I Need A Shot Of Motivation!
Okay, so I've been kind of struggling some lately, and I decided to give myself a shot of motivation. Since my Dad died and all the activity connected with that subsided, I guess I've felt kind of blah and like "is this all there is to my life?"... Read more
Weekend Is Almost Over
Well the weekend is almost over and I didn't accomplish very much.
I planned to do several things that I didn't do, and I guess that happens more often than it should. For some reason I'm sort of feeling at loose ends a lot of the time. I g... Read more
The New Spark Book
I finally received the new Spark book in the mail a few days and ago and I've been eagerly "devouring" it. I finally finished it yesterday and it really motivated me. I was motivated before, but didn't have a concrete plan to follow, but now I d... Read more
Last night I went online and finally used a gift card from Barnes & Noble and bought the new Spark book. (A friend gave me the card about 4 years ago, and it's taken me that long to find a book that I really wanted to buy. I just love free libra... Read more
I Did It!
Well it might not sound like a huge accomplishment to anyone else, but today I did a GREAT job with sticking to my food plan at lunch!
As I mentioned yesterday, at lunchtime today a group of us had planned to go out to eat, and I wanted to ... Read more
Well I'm finally doing what I should have done long ago - tracking what I eat. I'm basically a lazy person, and I'm also forgetful, so tracking is really an effort for me.
To make it easier, I'm making myself a good breakfast and packing my... Read more
Wow, a lot has happened in my life since the last entry I made!
I went back to California a couple days after my last blog entry, and continued taking care of Dad until he passed away. When I got back to California he was SO MUCH worse that... Read more
Finally Home (Exhausted)
Yesterday I flew home from California. I was in California for 3 weeks (much longer than the 3 days I originally intended) taking care of my father. Coincidentally, the day before I flew out to see him, he was hospitalized with a severe lung inf... Read more
April 14, 2013
I'm not doing so hot lately. Part of it is that I'm a bit stressed - and sadly I've turned to food to cope. (Instead of exercise, which would have been a healthier coping mechanism!)
I got a call a few days ago from one of my father's neigh... Read more