Poems, Prayers & Promises
I loved John Denver, and one of his songs "Poems, Prayers & Promises" talked about the things that we believe in. It's a song about the sweetness of life, the blessings we have and how quickly the time is passing. SparkPeople gives me such a bl... Read more
Stress, food and finding REAL comfort...
This has been a very difficult last few days. My father (83 years) fell on Friday and ended up in the ER and eventually diagnosed with Parkinson's. He's still in hospital and has started physical therapy and meds.
I live about 3 hours away... Read more
I really intended to write this blog a while back when reviewing my goals for myself. I didn't want to think of it as NYs resolutions, but at least annually, I need to review. So, over the past year on Spark I have established a regular and comm... Read more
Been feeling a little out of it recently. Yuck. I've been continuing to exercise and probably 50% clean eating. But, motivation...kind of out of here.
But I figure that since I believe in research, then I will chose to believe that my "feel... Read more
Honoring 9/11 Heroes with my first 5k in 15 years! WooHoo!! (Pics!!)
Yesterday, my husband and I ran a 5k in Wake Forest NC. The Tunnels to Towers 5k in NC, patterned after the one in New York City. The Race is in honor of Stephen Siller, a firefighter who had to run over 3 miles in his turnout gear back into th... Read more
Pimp My (P)Ride Challenge
It is SO Time for the challenge for me! I have been on a plateau for several months, with no pounds lost, but I have been losing inches. I want to continue to lose inches, shift my shape and feel the glory in getting stronger, rep by rep, set by... Read more
Changing it Up!
I have gotten comfortable with my workout schedule. It's not an easy schedule, but I enjoy it and have changed my work schedule to accomodate. But, I'm thinking it's time for a change. I have mostly been focused on cardio (Zumba 2-3 x/wk; Spinn... Read more
Addiction to Streaks: The Good (GREAT), The Bad, and The Ugly
So, my name is Cheryl and I'm a streakaholic (or so I think)! When I first read The Spark, and SparkGuy's accounting of the 10 minute streak, it was an "ah ha!" moment for me. My consistency has never been great. Maybe at work, but otherwise, I... Read more
100 Days of Fitness Challenge: WooHoo!!!!
I really just didn't know if I could do it. It can be so easy to just give in to the fatigue, the other tasks that always need to be done, the negativity in my head. Somehow, with the encouragement from my Spark community, the accountability of ... Read more
The Slow and Steady
I tell myself I can wait for the slow and steady progress. I tell myself I didn't put the weight on in a few weeks, so it will take awhile to come off. I tell myself that everyone hits plateaus. But, honestly, it is so hard mentally to continue ... Read more
Questions (copy and answer for yourself!)
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Not after a someone, but a something...my mom liked the name of a tugboat on TV...the Cheryl Ann
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Saturday when my husband and I had words...a brief cry before we wor... Read more
It seems that I am always searching for balance. In my work (too much, too little), in my relationships (caretaking, withdrawing), and especially in my health (too much exercise..too little food/too much food..too little exercise) and so on and ... Read more
Little Black Dress Challenge
I couldn't get the video to work well, so pics it is! My name is Cheryl (Sparkname is cmharrison12). My current weight is 180 and my ultimate goal is 135. I hope to be down anyhere from 12-20lbs for this challenge, but I'm losing very slowly the... Read more
Life Changing Choices
Well, this is first blog since February and I'm not sure why. I've thought of a million things to write since then, but found myself lurking around everyone else's blogs for inspiration/motivation/ideas, or just to laugh with someone!
Since... Read more
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A Shift in Perspective
Well, the promises are coming true. SparkGuy said: be consistent and you'll feel a change inside. And I was, And I do. I find myself adding up my minutes of fitness, and looking for more. I am mindfully aware of what I eat, recognizing that each... Read more