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A brief list of Blessings
I've continued going to the Silver Sneakers class, just because it is at the right time on the right day to go with my current work schedule. I didn't make it to the Zumba class that week, but went the next week, at the wrong time! So I just did... Read more
A Day off is a Challenge
I am happy to report I went to the gym yesterday, to a "silver sneakers" class. I was a little nervous, for no reason. I got there a little early, did what the other people were doing and it went fine. The other classmates were mostly "silver ci... Read more
Freedom to choose is freedom to live
Time to be diligent about journaling my life. I am determined today to commit to a healthy life. There are many blessings I need to earn. I read that if we always received the consequences of our choices right away, we would never learn to have ... Read more
I found the part of my brain that knows the truth
I got to walk with a friend today! That hasn't happened in months, and it was just random--she saw me out walking yesterday & asked if she could join me today. And I wasn't even planning to walk two days in a row!
I am not a big plan ahead,... Read more
There is a plan inside my head somewhere
Today is a good day to record some thoughts. I've been struggling with my eating choices for several months. There are several reasons all having to do with life. And its pointless to list them all, because even though they are different issues ... Read more
Adding daily reminders to my life
I just finished the latest BLC here on SparkPeople. It was my third round and the least successful if all you're measuring is pounds lost. I think it was valuable time spent learning about myself. Especially how I handle stress. But enough about... Read more
Time for Reflection--halfway through
Looking back on the last six weeks, I see a lot of ups and downs instead of steady progress on my goals. A lot of it has to do with stress at work and vacation thinking. I had family visiting for a couple weeks, and even though all of my chil... Read more
Fitness test results and some thoughts
I did my fitness test this week, as requested by my team. Here are the results:
Push-ups: 29 in 1 min.
Squats: 28 in 1 min.
Crunches: 52 in 1 min.
Lunges: 29 in 1 min.
Bicep Curls: 27 in 1 min.
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Pantry list for WC
The latest WC asked all of us to make a grocery list of staples we keep in our kitchen to be prepared to eat healthy at all times. My mom always taught me keep my kitchen stocked, so I have a running grocery list in my head all the time.
He... Read more
Onward to week 2!
Today starts the 2nd week of the BLC. I lost 1 pound the first week, which is good, but it will be difficult to reach my goal if I only lose 1 pound every week. So let's see how well I followed my plan:
Eat only at the table? not so good. I... Read more
Goals for BLC round 22
I have to write about my goals and plans for BLC 22, which started today.
My main goal is to replace my emotional eating habits with better choices. I will eat only at mealtimes while sitting at the table. I will use distraction, meditation... Read more
A visit, a NSV, and determination to suceed
I have the habit of writing my blog, and then going back and choosing the title. I don't always know what I'm going to write until after its done.
I know this time I want to share some recent insights. I continue to struggle with emotional ... Read more
Good choices = Happy day
I am happy to report the scale revealed a good number on Wednesday! And I continue to be satisfied with my new eating choices.
I had eggs with mushrooms, salsa, a little cheese, and 1/2 an orange for breakfast this morning. Some ww pasta w... Read more
Happy with progress this week, even without feedback from the scale
Just wanted to give a brief update. I've decided to adjust my food choices, eating more protein and good fats, and much less carbs. So I have eggs, bacon, and strawberries for breakfast instead of oatmeal or Kashi cereal.
It almost scares... Read more