My kid has ataxic CP, she's 10 and still can't ride a bike with training wheels without white knuckling it the entire time! I entered her into a contest for an adaptive bike, she needs votes to get it. Just push the vote button, no need to enter... Read more
one block at a time, getting in the groove
I'm here, I'm spinning the wheel, I'm logging my food and fitness minutes...I'm checking off my goals! Last night I was looking at my goals and saw I still hadn't completed some....there was the push! I took the time to complete them just so I c... Read more
again...I'm back...again sabatoging/indulging self....again...
Been here, done this, it's been very good for me. Good people, good ideas, good inspiration, good things to learn about, good incentives, just plain good for me! Then life happened in fast mode...got very ill the end of 2012 with diverticulitis... Read more
Or really, scared healthy. Scared skinny somehow sounded better for a title... I talked to a surgeon today, he's expecting I'll need a bowel resection due to recurrent diverticulitis...The fat on my abdomen is my biggest health risk. More for th... Read more
Inspiration from others led me back
I got an e-mail from Spark, a sharing of how weight buried the real person, insulated her from living. I knew that was true for me as well. I read peoples comments. Some of the comments touched my soul. One was a quote about being in the jou... Read more
CPAP due to fat and deadly risk
I had a sleep study, I quit breathing 81 times an hour and my oxygen level went down to 73%! That's serious health risk stuff. I now have a CPAP. It's been a struggle to adjust. Parts of my functioning are better (brain and energy), but someth... Read more
10 minutes to change my life
I could watch tv, stuff junk into my mouth, play a video game, be on the computer...
or I COULD CHANGE MY LIFE!
I could stretch, walk around the block, listen to a fun song and wiggle and jiggle!
10 minutes a day... Read more
wii fit is a good motivator
wii fit lets me keep track of weight and keeps a long term record. It lets me set goals. It reminds me I am obese, not just overweight. That's a medical term with insurance implications. I discovered insurance companies won't insure obese fol... Read more
Reclaiming by body, stolen by inactivity
My body was stolen by inactivity....got slower and sorer and less stable and less motivated and fatter and less healthy until I was becoming a couch potatoe consumed by facebook, video games and surfing the web. I gave up after a few more falls... Read more
I'm working on paying attention, moving more, drinking water....baby steps. did sun salutation at 5 am to greet the sun on the special day, I was way stiffer than I'd like....more stretching needed...... Read more
Lying to myself about my coffee calories
I've been guessing on my coffee intake. I use honey. I was guessing a packet in my big cup....I didn't want to really know how much I used. I fudged by guessing. 1 packet is 43 calories. When I really measured, I had to face that I'd been us... Read more
another fall, trying to get back up
a few weeks back i fell again, broken wrist and ankles are making things challenging, but i'm getting around, even without braces part of the time. it floored me 2 get injured again, even b4 i healed from last broken ankle. i gave up. too much ... Read more
I sure had to eat a lot to stay THIS fat!
Today I ate a meal I used to eat when I felt ill or emotional. It's ramen noodles+cheese+tuna+peas. I haven't eaten this for a very long time. Today I felt ill,and ate it (I know it doesn't make sense...). This time I measured. I was stunn... Read more
After a few years I entered stage 2
It took me awhile to read everything about the stages and figure out what it meant to be in stage 1. After finding everything about the stages I realized I've been in stage 1 a bit long....but actually I think I needed to be in stage 1 until I ... Read more
The sky is falling
It's terrifying when the sky churns up a storm that rips your world apart. You grieve.... and you count your blessings. So much churning, so many lives ripped apart. Not just here, but all over the planet. We see it on our homefront today. It... Read more
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