Look Out 2012! Here I Come!
Near the end of every year, I take stock of the past and look ahead to the future. Both 2010 and 2011 were great years for me in terms of reaching some personal goals that were very important to my happiness I suspect those years are seriously g... Read more
DOWN2SEXY's horrible, awful, terrible, very bad day.
Today I am having a really bad "healthy me" day.
It really started last night when a meeting I had ran long and I didn't get home until about 11:00 pm. from a day that had begun at 04:00.
When I finally got home, DH offered me leftove... Read more
A thank you note
It has been longer than I realized since I have blogged, so I decided that today I would take a few minutes to thank all of my wonderful Spark Friends for the love, encouragement and support they provide me.
Not only do you wonderful people... Read more
I'm really doing it!
Even though I've had an off day here and there when I didn't manage to get my 30 minutes of cardio in or I fell asleep before doing any writing, I'm really doing it! I'm really moving forward on setting and achieving my goals and making my dream... Read more
It's all about self-image
MELA1953 from the Ghost Hunters Fans team wrote a very insightful blog today that inspired me to come here and reflect on some recent experiences I've had. Bear with me on this because I'm still puzzling over it myself, which means I'm likely to... Read more
No More Back-Sliding!
The blog prompt for this week "Are you afraid about gaining back the weight that you've lost? How do you plan to prevent that from happening?" hit me square between the eyes.
This is, perhaps my absolute greatest fear, and with good reason:... Read more
How Do Friends and Family Influence Your Food Choices?
I have been thinking about this a lot lately.
When I first joined SparkPeople, I took the attitude that only healthy food could be in my house and I have to admit that I almost punished my poor, sweet supportive husband unmercifully. I so... Read more
Force Feeding? I think NOT.
This week's blog prompt posed the question: Do you force yourself to eat healthy foods that you don't like?
There are so many healthy options out there that I see no reason to force myself to eat anything. I will try new thing... Read more
Moderation: How to Eat Like a Child
When Benjamin Franklin said, "Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation," he really hit the mark. While it has been a very long time since I drank to elevation, eating to dull... Read more
Celebrate Earth Day: Love Your Mother!
Waaay back in 1970, the first Earth Day celebration took place in the U.S. The idea was for people to take just one day to appreciate what Mother Earth provides for us and to draw attention to the abuses that were damaging our planet.
Back... Read more
Dealing with Setbacks
Imagine that one day you are reading a very complex text on psychoanalytical theory and comprehending it quite well. Then imagine that a week later you attempt to read a 3-panel cartoon in the comics and can't comprehend it at all.
That's ... Read more
How Hard Can It Possibly Be?
When confronted with the questions: Which of your healthy goals is hardest to reach? Why?, my initial self-response was, "It's all hard!"
But, quite honestly, how hard can some of these goals possibly be to achieve? I mean, how hard can it ... Read more
The Eating Habits of The Thin Man
My hubby has never had a weight problem, although he fusses over that slight tummy bulge that developed after he hit the big 5-0. Still, he is well within the recommended weight range for his height.
I, on the other hand, have been battling... Read more
New Years Resolutions - Who Needs Them?
I'm not a big believer in New Years Resolutions. I've never found anything magical about the turning of the calendar from one year to the next and most of my past attempts to "resolve" something at the start of a new year failed because I had lo... Read more
What Will I Do Differently This Year?
This year is going to be different. This year I'm not going to fatten myself up over the holidays and then hope to myself back under control in the first 6 weeks of the New Year.
1. First, and foremost, I'm paying attention every day to wha... Read more
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