A Review of Lenten Goals, Bipolar Sucks, and Progress on my Pascha Basket Cover
So I was just looking back over my last blog, which I published almost of month ago. My how that month has been a wild ride!
I am Bipolar Type 1. What I didn't realize until a week ago is that I have been manic for all of Lent and for some ... Read more
Lenten Goals Two Weeks Late
So I've been meaning to blog or journal about this for the last two weeks, but it hasn't happened. We are now starting the third week of Lent, and there are some things that I want to do over the next five weeks as we get ready for Pascha (Easte... Read more
It's been a year since I blogged on SP, so I thought it was time.
This week is the first week of Lent, and I am working this Lent to get my weight under control. I gained 48 lbs. over the past year, and at the very least, I want to stop gai... Read more
So it's Bright Monday. Pascha (Easter Orthodox Easter) was yesterday, and it was wonderful and exciting.
But my weight has not been so great.
I fluctuated all during Lent, even though I was making an effort to eat less and stay within ... Read more
Here we go again!
So my weight has been yo-yoing for the past 6 weeks. Up and down, up and down. My foot tracking skills have been less than stellar and I've made lots of poor choices. I'm working to get back on track but it is difficult.
On top of this, I have... Read more
Clean Monday and Running
Today is the start of (eastern) Lent, Clean Monday. (Eastern and Western Easters are five weeks apart this year!). Anyways, it's a time for renewal, for growing closer to God, for repenting. And for, I decided, starting new things.
One of m... Read more
Where does my weight come from?
I was reflecting tonight on where all those extra pounds I have gained over the last 12 years have come from.
About 20 come from 12 years ago almost exactly, when my mom died. My dad lost 20 pounds, and I gained all of his weight and then s... Read more
So my goal was to lose 10 lbs. by March 14th, the start of Lent. I don't know that that's going to happen. I've lost two pounds in the past month (so 1/2 lb. per week), but I'm just below where i was on Christmas Day. It took me 6 weeks of regai... Read more
Trying to stay on track- and focused
So my current goal is to lose 10 more pounds by the start of Lent, which is March 14th. I think this is a realistic goal, if I could get my eating more in line. I have been cheating way too many days per week and overeating at night when I get c... Read more
So I resolved last August to exercise more and eat better, so that was not one of my New Year's resolutions, as I am slowly getting better at doing that. I started two of my resolutions today, though. First, I walked for 35 minutes on the treadm... Read more
Christmas and Coming Back
So I took 3 days off from Spark People, though I managed to login everyday and at least spin the wheel so as not to loose my Spark Streak. I needed those three days off. Family, friends, church, that's what's consumed me since last Wednesday, th... Read more
Fitting in Time
So, I stink at time management. This has become even more apparent as I am jobless and have no set schedule for the day. I sleep too late most days, making getting anything done near impossible.
I keep trying to get up at a reasonable hour ... Read more
Listening to Your Body
Boy, did I learn a big lesson today.
So I'm bad about listening to my body. I exercise with stretched out muscles (bad), eat junk food when I have healthy food in the fridge (bad), and just generally don't pay attention. I have IBS, so I ne... Read more
So my Spark Coach challenge is to come up with reasons why I want to lose weight. Here they are:
1. I don't want to be the first person in my family to become diabetic.
2. I want to keep my blood sugar, blood pressure, & cholesterol levels... Read more
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Started off bad, ended up good
So today started off bad. I've been trying to wake up earlier in the morning as I need to get used to getting up early for when I go back to work. I also am going on a trip this weekend and need to get up at 5 on Friday so I've been trying to ge... Read more