Energy Left At The End Of The Day!
I can't believe it - I worked all day today, and afterwards went grocery shopping. I mean I did a BIG grocery shopping - several hundred dollars worth of groceries. And when I got home I STILL felt great - energetic enough to put the groceries a... Read more
Food Tracking Surprises
Today begins my 21st day of tracking every bite of food that I put in my mouth. I'm learning quite a bit by doing it, and there have been some surprises along the way.
Surprise #1: Tracking food isn't difficult! I thought it was this tediou... Read more
I don't have much time for a blog entry today, but I'd like to do a quick one at least. I'm doing well on tracking my food - I've tracked food 14 days in a row - which is unheard of for me. I got off my crutches a couple days ago, and am working... Read more
Doing Amazingly Well
I'm pleased to say that I am doing very well lately - in spite of not being able to exercise and being on crutches. I've been tracking my food for 9 days in a row (which I've never done before). I've been tracking the little bit of exercise I do... Read more
On Crutches Now
Lately I've been doing well on sticking with exercise, food tracking, and making healthy choices in many ways. But last night on the bus on the way home from work, I hurt my knee BADLY.
While getting off the bus, I heard and felt a SNAP and... Read more
Still Doing Well
I'm happy to say that I'm still tracking food and exercising daily. I'm also in pain most of the time - mainly one of my knees - but I guess that's to be expected since I'm carrying well over 100 extra pounds on my body.
I've discovered a m... Read more
Feeling A Bit "Successful"
I've made quite a few small changes in the past days, that I hope will add up eventually to my feeling less depressed. And because today I am still on track with those changes, I'm going to consider myself successful. Because for me success has ... Read more
Tracking Food Finally
During most of my life I've been a "people person" and fairly positive and outgoing. The past month or so (or maybe longer) I've been slipping into depression and a few days ago I finally admitted it to myself, and my family, and contacted my do... Read more
Finally Something For ME
Today I did something I've been wanting to do for many years - I got a perm. I love curly hair and though my hair is wavy, I've never been able to get it to look as curly as I wanted it to. So I gathered up my courage and went to a salon and tol... Read more
I've been doing a bit better about walking frequency - walking almost every day. Now I need to increase the length a little more. I've been walking at least 5 minutes a day, so now I'll bump it up to 10 minutes.
I walked this morning after ... Read more
I Need To Make A Change
I can't stand feeling the way I have been lately. I'm SO sick of panting whenever I walk - even when I only go a short distance. I'm tired of parts of my body hurting - my back, my knees, my feet. If I don't change SOMETHING, I'm going to keep g... Read more
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