Stress, backsliding, ... not gonna give up.
Monday, August 17, 2009      10 comments

So the last half of last week was a write-off. emoticon There was some minor stress with family members couple... Read more
#82 - I am losing weight because I'm tired of the back aches
Wednesday, August 12, 2009      7 comments

I am reflecting on two of my reasons each week, picking them randomly. 82) I am losing weight because I’m tired of the back aches. I have to admit that my back has gotten better over the past year or so as my two-year-old became a thre... Read more
Motivation Burst and an Aha!
Monday, August 10, 2009      5 comments

I got on the scale yesterday and saw a 1 in the third spot. emoticon I really want to be in the 220's by the l... Read more
#64 - the bathing suit thing
Friday, August 07, 2009      7 comments

I am reflecting on two of my reasons each week, picking them randomly. 64) I am losing weight because I want to look good in a bathing suit and wear it in public without needing a cover-up. ... Read more
Starving! - and I still made good choices
Thursday, August 06, 2009      6 comments

I dropped my oldest off at her friend's house and went to run some errands this morning. I lost my list so it took me a bit longer as I tried to remember everything that I had written on it. I had one of my trusty water bottles ... Read more
#47 - I am losing weight because I'm tired of being ...
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      5 comments

I am reflecting on two of my reasons each week, picking them randomly. 47) I am losing weight because I’m tired of being one of the fat moms. I’m ready to be one of the fit ones. My middle child went to an outdoor birthday party last w... Read more
starfish steps
Monday, August 03, 2009      2 comments

I was puttering around this morning and got to thinking about the starfish story that I have on my sparkpage. I've gotten a few appreciative comments about it from like-minded people, but I needed to be honest with myself. I haven't been practic... Read more
#11 - I am losing weight to ...
Saturday, August 01, 2009      6 comments

So I said that I was going to reflect on two of my reasons each week. I thought I would pick them randomly. # 11 - I am losing weight to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and certain cancers. ... Read more
Learning and growing, that's all
Friday, July 31, 2009      1 comments

I was in the bath last night. Lights off, warm water, ... Got me thinking. We all started off in warm, dark, liquid environments. We didn't have deadlines, promises to keep, commitments to fulfill, to-do lists to cross off. No one was counting o... Read more
I've got my reasons ... 93 to be exact
Thursday, July 30, 2009      12 comments

Yesterday I started thinking about writing a list of reasons for this weight loss journey that I’m on. I searched SP and got some ideas and inspiration from other sparkers’ lists. Then, as I started my list, I realized that I could come up with ... Read more
Banishing Procrastination Right Now!
Monday, July 27, 2009      0 comments

This morning I planned out what I wanted to get done around the house today and started crossing a few things off the list right off the bat. Then I got sidetracked. After lunch I was trying to get motivated to get going again and I found myself... Read more
That's not helpful
Friday, July 24, 2009      4 comments

There's an age gap of over 6 years between our almost-a-teenager and the younger two kids. However, sometimes it seems like I'm dealing with three 4 year olds. ... Read more
We'd worry less about what others think ...
Thursday, July 23, 2009      2 comments

I was going for my nightly walk last night - 3.1 km (1.9 miles) in 34 minutes. Ipod cranked, getting in the groove, quiet streets, hardly anyone around. Then I rounded a bend and saw a group of kids playing street hockey. I immediately thought h... Read more
The vacuum cleaner is my new best friend
Wednesday, July 22, 2009      2 comments

I dragged the upright around for almost an hour yesterday, using the hose attachments to clean the dining room chairs, the couches and anywhere else I could think of. I worked up quite a sweat and could feel that my heart rate was up. Now, when ... Read more
Me Time - two definitions
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      0 comments

For the past week I've been going for my walk in the evenings and following it up with a HOT epsom salt bath. I've been doing some reading up on the benefits of different products in the bath - epsom salts, baking soda, milk, ginger - and while... Read more

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