Mindful Moderation after Week 1
My mindful moderation is working well for me. I have been surprised with a 10K buzz on the fitbit a couple of days this week. I am not setting the 10K as a "gotta have" goal because I cannot depend on my health concerns cooperating, but what I... Read more
As I reflect on my health journey since I found Sparkpeople, I find that that there have been times that I became what was probably too harsh in my thinking. For example, when I found I really COULD walk 10K per day, I had to do it every day. ... Read more
New Year, New Start
I would have to say that I did not finish 2016 in a good, healthy way. From midsummer on, I struggled as many small changes occurred in my life. My healthy choices did not follow along with the life changes. My clothing got tighter, my feet/l... Read more
I've been on a rollercoaster - a slow rollercoaster, but a rollercoaster, nevertheless, ever since I hit goal weight 3?4? years ago.
That slow yet steady progress back up the scale has caused a regain of 30#. I changed my sparkname a cou... Read more
Adjusting My Plan
I keep going back and forth with the same 8 - 10 pounds...lose them, sometimes as much as 3# at a time, and then relax, not walk as much, not eat as well, and they go back on. I need to lose more than that, but this is where I have been for the... Read more
BLC Week 9 WEC My Three Top Motivations for Losing Weight
One of our BINGO goals was to record our three top motivations for losing weight and I have chosen to do it by also putting it out into "Sparkland."
I spent most of my adult life being morbidly obese. 5+ years ago, I realized I was goin... Read more
2/20/16 and still no blog about yearly goals
I thought about doing my usual yearly goals blog back in late November - and then in December - and then in January - and you can see what the date is today in my title.
I'm still not really sure why I didn't, just as I'm not sure why I don... Read more
How Are My 2015 Goals Going?
It is past time for me to review this. In about 6 weeks, 2015 will be done.
Here is my blog from right before the New Year 2015 began.
I was quite pleased with my pro... Read more
I'm Worth It
It is somewhat interesting to me that for someone who had to repeatedly tell herself "I'm doing this for me" with every step I took five years ago, that I DO know that I am worth it these days and don't have to repeatedly tell myself that I am. ... Read more
My Summer is about Done
[Disclaimer: This is not a feel-good blog, and I won't be offended at all if you choose not to read it or comment on it. It's just a down blog in what has been a mostly down summer and I know I sometimes cannot read such things...I totally und... Read more
Small Savings Add Up!
This is totally a $$$-related blog, and yet the attention to details could apply anywhere.
Over the past year or so, I have begun to use free apps on my smartphone to save money. The apps that I use are
1) Walgreens' Balance Rewards ... Read more
In a few hours, I will have finished with my Spring 2015 semester of teaching, and will have a break until August. As I wait for my last class to begin their final exam, I was thinking about summer goals and thus this blog.
1. I wish... Read more
2015 Goal Update
A Sparkfriend suggested that I do a blog to help with my doldrums where fitness/health are concerned. It had been a longer time than usual since I had blogged, so here goes. I had been in the habit of regularly checking on how my annual goals ... Read more
Need Some Ideas for Keeping Winter Doldrums at Bay
Oh, my gosh.......I am so over winter already, and we really just began to have it here in SW Missouri. Most of our school districts had not missed any days for bad roads/weather until this week, and most of them have been out for what is now t... Read more
Do Small Steps Really Lead to Big Success?
Yesterday, I had gone into a business, paid for my purchase, and dropped my change into my coat pocket. It was cold, so I walked with my gloved hands in my pockets, got into my car, sat down, and then took my hands out of my pockets. I heard a... Read more