A book that has helped me in my weight loss journey is "Made to Crave" by Lysa Terkeurst. She is a Christian author, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, and this book changed my life. She writes about the fruit of the spirit of self-control. It... Read more
How You Doin'
It's January 18. I hope you are still reaching for your goals/resolutions. Don't give up! If you did, start over! There are so many things in life that we don't have any control over, but we can control what goes into our body and how we treat i... Read more
Don't Break the Eggs!
I know many people get discouraged if they make a poor food choice during the day. In their minds, if they decide to have a donut vs. scrambled eggs at breakfast, the whole day is ruined (calorie-wise) so they might as well indulge the whole res... Read more
Pressing on Toward the Goal
Happy New Year! How was your 2012? Are you glad to see it go because it was full of struggles, or was it your best year yet? Or was it a mixed bag of both? I fall into the latter. We were not struggle-free, but many good things happened as well.... Read more
Elation! Met my goal!
WOOOOO HOOOOO! I am so excited to have reached my goal! When I re-started SP (for the 3rd time) on December 29, 2011, I set a goal to lose 30 pounds by June 1. Today was my weigh-in for my nutrition class, and I DID IT! I am down 30 pounds and t... Read more
Halfway to First Goal!
I've been meaning to write this since last week. Thursday is my weigh-in day in the nutrition class I'm taking. As of March 1, I am down 15 pounds since January 1! That is halfway to my goal of an initial 30 pound weight loss. I need to lose a w... Read more
Grocery shopping in a new light
I hear so many people complain about going to the grocery store, but I actually enjoy it. Don't get me wrong, there ARE times when every nerve gets plucked. Sounds weird perhaps being surrounded by all those other people, but I just sort of zon... Read more
I bought a food scale today. It's one endorsed or used by "The Biggest Loser." I don't watch that show so I don't care about that part, but it seemed the most user-friendly to me of scales in the store. I've been using measuring cups and spoons,... Read more
So excited about nutrition class!
In my last blog entry, I talked about my insurance company not paying for anything obesity related (diagnosis or treatment-wise) and me not being able to afford one-on-one counseling with a nutritionist on my own.
So I found a nutrition cl... Read more
Frustrated with insurance
First off, I know that I alone am responsible for this weight. So I can understand when people say they don't want to pay higher premiums for obese people.
Still...I am so mad that my insurance company does not provide coverage whatsoever... Read more
Today I finished week 1 of the 28-day bootcamp challenge. Wow! Some of those exercises were too much for me. Definitely had to do the less strenuous/beginner version (not sure of the proper term) of some of those moves. However, I feel great for... Read more
Body, soul, spirit
I do believe we are all 3 of those. Yesterday marked the beginning of my church doing a 21-day fast. I'm not able to completely fast from food but I am giving up some foods and some other things that occupy my time. This goes so well with me sta... Read more
Count your blessings
What are you thankful for today? I'm thankful that even though I come from a dysfunctional family with a seriously alcholic father, I broke the cycle. I married a man the complete opposite of my father. My husband tells me he loves me, is hands ... Read more
Getting back on the Spark wagon
If you read my post yesterday, you know I haven't been on Spark the last 2 weeks. I haven't done much in the way of exercising either. But last night I got back on Spark, wrote the blog (journaling has always been therapeutic for me), did a bunc... Read more
I've been MIA
This isn't really for anyone else. I'm just rambling and need to get some thoughts out. I haven't done much sparking lately. It's a vicious cycle. I get tired one night so I don't exercise, but exercise will make me feel better. Once I get out o... Read more