A New Week
Monday morning! Every new week is a chance to make your life into what you choose.
I haven't been blogging, and it's time to work that back into my routine....well, to get back into having an actual routine. When you're not working, it'... Read more
Getting serious about getting healthy
On May 16th at around 2am or so, I had a heart attack. On the wild ride to the hospital in the squad, all I could think was that I hoped I would make it. I still had so many things I wanted to do.
In the days afterward, I have needed ... Read more
A little under the weather
Not feeling too well today; I was unable to eat much...some oatmeal this morning and a little soup this afternoon. Not up to much exercise so I got in about a half hour walk. I work 12-hour shifts this weekend, hopefully my eating will be a li... Read more
I did well yesterday with my eating, got in my exercise, all good.
Today I woke up with the alarm going off....which had been going off for quite some time. I rush through getting ready for work, and took off without packing my lunch. So ... Read more
I have a new beginning today. My background check FINALLY came in, and I go in for orientation for my new job this morning.
New beginnings and fresh starts are always exciting things. With each new beginning, a new horizon of possibilitie... Read more
Strive for progress, not perfection. -Unknown
For so much of my life, I felt that everything I did had to be as close to perfect as I could make it.
I naturally want to be a perfectionist at work and in my goals. There's kinda a pr... Read more
A rough day, but all in all successful
It was one of THOSE days. Family drama going on. Can't start my new job yet because my background check hasn't gotten back as yet. Things going on that I'm frustrated that I can't just FIX.
Had a healthy breakfast and thought about unhea... Read more
Who says I can't?
Clear your mind of canít. -Samuel Johnson
Who says I can't do what will change my life for the better?
Well, in the past...that would have been me. Each time I would start to change my life for the better, when it got to be a... Read more
Building a Vision
I think that letting go of the thoughts that weaken us is an important thing, and one that in the past I have not done. The belief, the knowledge, that we can get back ... Read more
Being present in the moment
I've done a lot of thinking this morning, about how I have "started" this journey so many times, and one question comes to mind: How do I let myself fall back into bad habits over and over? I know that there is a huge history of heart disease ... Read more
August 13, 2012: Reworked goals
My long-longterm goal is to get to a healthy weight and become as fit as I can. That is a LOT of weight to lose, so I'm accepting that in order to get there I need to do it in a lot of steps.
Goal 1: Drink at least 8 glasses of water da... Read more
August 8, getting back on track
Having recently moved back home to West Virginia to be near my family, I am finding that the beauty of home and the time spent with family and old friends are great motivat... Read more
Grasping the moment
What makes us backslide? Why do we suddenly give up a course that is working for us and drop back into destructive habits? We know in our minds that if we eat healthy, live an active lifestyle, we are going to look and feel better, lead healthi... Read more
Getting back to a healthy lifestyle
Well, it's almost August. I had been making successful changes with the help of SP, then allowed stress to sabotage that and regained a bunch of weight. So I'm done with kicking myself over that, and ready to do something about it!
I've m... Read more
8 glasses of water today, stayed within a healthy calorie range
Weight training 30 min
Walking 30 min
Cycling 30 min
Enjoyed several nice long telephone conversations today with family members that I don... Read more
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