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Cleaning out my "closet"
Where to begin? I have been so disappointed in myself lately. I started out strong in my quest for a healthier lifestyle, and then ever so slowly began to lose steam. Though I still continue to log on to SP every day, t have only been halfhea... Read more
Getting each day started on a positive note!
There was a beautiful sunrise this morning. I usually try to watch the sun come up each day, and I'm slowly learning to appreciate the "simple things" so much more. The next step in my daily routine is to log on to Spark People and review my go... Read more
Sometimes life bites you!!
I became reacquainted with SP a few months ago and was doing well with the program. But, we all know that life can deal us some hard blows from time to time, and we get through them and march on. Lately though, I've allowed life's blows to kno... Read more
One Step At A Time
I'm sitting here thinking of how my life has changed since I started Spark People again just recently. I wasn't particularly motivated when I joined, but I knew, because of my age and, what seems like an ever-increasing list of health condition... Read more
I'm headed in the wrong direction today!
Today was just one of THOSE days. You know what I mean...the days where NOTHING seems to go right and EVERYTHING seems to go wrong. I had a long list of things I needed to do and got a late start. The car dealer didn't have a record of my app... Read more
My old friends would not believe this if I told them!
I've battled with my weight for most of my life, and probably a huge part of that is due to the fact that I just simply do not like sports and do not like to exercise....that is, until recently. On a whim, I signed up for Spark Coach. That dai... Read more
Talking to myself today.....
Probably all of us have grown up hearing that if a person talks to himself/herself, they're crazy...and, if they answer themselves, then they've REALLY lost it! Well....I've been talking to myself a lot lately!! Earlier this morning, I sat down... Read more
I'll admit it...I've been sort of following a healthy eating and exercise plan just halfheartedly. I have numerous reasons I should be motivated, but my mind just hasn't quite reached the appropriate point yet. Still, logging in to SP daily an... Read more
Since I've retired I now have the time to sit out on my porch in the morning and watch the sun come up. I sometimes see quail scuttling across the road in a little line. I watch the sun slowly creep up from the east as the day comes alive. Th... Read more
Trying hard to make lifestyle changes!
I've made poor food choices for so many years. I'm trying hard to make some lifestyle changes now in my 60s. Some days I truly struggle, but I have found so much support on Spark People. One day at a time, one day at a time....... Read more
I LOVE SparkPeople!!
I just received my copy of The Spark People Cookbook and browsed through it quickly ....I'll probably read it from cover to cover tonight after I'm through with work. It's absolutely fabulous! It's just one more indispensable aid that Spark Pe... Read more
My backsliding has taken its toll...
I have no idea why, but I just totally lost all interest in my commitment to a healthy lifestyle in the last 6 months or so (I'd like to blame my work schedule, even though I know that's just an excuse)...and now it has taken its toll. I found ... Read more
Springtime has sprung....so why am I hiding in the house???
Spring has truly arrived. I'm delighted to see the trees budding out, the yard greening up, and the hummingbirds arriving again! So why am I hiding in the house, being so sedentary? I had to really think about that this morning. I last logge... Read more
What a great day to recommit to a healthier lifestyle!
I didn't realize it had been almost a year since I last posted a blog (and exercised at the gym, for that matter). I've also been making not-so-great food choices and my health is reflecting that. So.....I think today's a great day to recommit... Read more
What a difference exercise makes!!!
I grew up on a farm, so physical activity was no stranger to me, but still I was not overly interested in sports or any other kind of exercise. The years went by and I found myself in my 50s,about 100 pounds overweight and really not motivated ... Read more