All right...I've been on the sidelines long enough with this plateau of mine. Lately I've been SO jealous of all you folks REALLY SPARKING out there that I've decided to finally knuckle down and get serious about breaking through to ONEderland b... Read more
These pics are from as close as I can find among my highest weight days of yore. Sadly (now!) I don't think I can find any of myself when I was at my highest weight of around 450 and I was SO scale aversive that I don't have a clue how much I we... Read more
I discovered something today about the "status update" feature here at SparkPeople. I have always thought of it as something fairly trivial...like "I'm feeling ____ " or "Today I did ____" Ho hum...
However today when I realized that tomor... Read more
Overslept today and have been busy as all get-out all day long...finally get home, unload the car and it's already 11:30 pm without ANY workout! Argh!
I had intended to do BOTH treadmill & ST today...so I moped around a bit, thinking about ... Read more
Some of you may recall that I had my gall bladder pulled earlier this year around April...?
Well at the time my surgeon said I had a hernia that should get taken care of later this year. It was too risky for him to do both with one surgery... Read more
Jogging down the straightaway with my manual lawn mower,
reach the end,
pause, turn around
jog down the next row with my lawnmower,
reach the end,
pause, turn around...
Worked up a nice sweat with my alternative ... Read more
Yes, us northerners must re-invent ourselves when the colder weather comes along!
Last winter I tried cross country skiing for the first time and was a bumbling, fumbling mess! My balance is SO POOR! This winter...?
Sigh...I guess I ... Read more
This poem has made the rounds among those in recovery from addiction and / or mental illness. It is also SO apropos for myself and my recovery from food addiction also!
I thought I would pass this along for those who may not have seen this... Read more
Thx to EVERYONE for the well wishes! A good night's sleep has made a big difference...not out of the woods, but coming around...! I HAVE been taking my penicillin faithfully since Sat., just felt a bit discouraged yesterday as it just didn't see... Read more
This article caught my eye because I have asked myself this question and I know my answer: "No way!"
However that doesn't mean I can't recognize and feel some twinges regarding the hypocracy of eating meat but not being able to kill animals... Read more
I'm feeling inspired by my (at LAST) pound loss this past week and am making a more concerted effort to vary my speed while on the treadmill between 4 - 6 mph. Also have bumped up my baseline incline from 9 to 10.
Have to admit that I've sl... Read more
SparkPeople.com did NOT make Time.com's list of the Top 50 Websites of 2009!
www.time.com/time/specia ls/packages/completelist/0 ,29569,1918031,00.html
I couldn't find any link where folks could post their votes, h... Read more
Apologies to anyone who might have already seen this posted elsewhere by me, but I feel so strongly about this I feel I can't repeat it enough!
Always, ALWAYS whenever you come across something on the SparkPeople website that you think is i... Read more
Change Your Thinking:
It will take just 37 seconds to read this and change your thinking..
Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room.
One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to hel... Read more