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
A few weeks ago a friend asked me about a discolored spot on my face, and I had to admit I had no idea what she was talking about. I laughingly told her that I never look in a mirror, but silently I was horrified. Oh, I'll quickly apply eye ma... Read more
It feels so good to be living a healthier life!
I am finally back on track again after a few weeks of not paying attention to my promise to myself to live a healthier life. I don't miss diet soda at all and I have no cravings for sweets at all (still crave the pasta, rice, and potatoes, thou... Read more
I think lack of sleep may be really contributing to my overeating...
I've read countless articles about how lack of sleep can contribute to obesity, and I agree. However, I always sort of put that information in the back of my mind and never really thought about it--after all, I slept at night, right? With my j... Read more
I'm trying to get my life back on track. I have no idea why I let myself just give up on my goals, but spending every evening scarfing down everything I can find is no fun. That's what I need to remind myself of the next time I feel compelled ... Read more
Thank you, thank you, Spark People Success Stories!!
Another slow morning so far at work (I telecommute). I was just about to head for the kitchen, not due to hunger by any means, but probably fueled by boredom. I quickly logged onto SP, and headed straight for the Success Stories! BINGO! Seei... Read more
Maybe lack of sleep is part of my problem???
I will admit that I'm tired. I sit at my computer and work for at least 10 hours a day...not fun, but I need an income! I have to get up at 4 to work, but I try to get in bed by a decent hour....it's just that I don't sleep well anymore (old a... Read more
Trying to get focused and back on track
I wish I could figure myself out. I was doing so well with SP--I'd lost 10.5 pounds in a little over a week. I was really, really motivated, but then something clicked inside me and I started eating out of control. I still kept journaling wha... Read more
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