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So often I make plans or goals and then become disappointed when they go unachieved. Naturally that does nothing as a motivator. I imagine that's why so many of us are on Sparkpeople to begin with, right?
Earlier today I was reading an ... Read more
Lately I've been famished. Not hungry, but absolutely famished. Even knowing how much I love food, it's felt like it's all too much...and yet I still felt a physical need to eat.
Fast forward to a visit with my doctor. Sure enough, I A... Read more
Fitting in fitness
This morning as we were walking to school, my middle guy asked if we could run. I swear that he's going to be a track star - the kid just loves to run! So, we ran a block, then turned around and ran back to meet his brother who preferred to wa... Read more
Sleep is for the weak (not really)
My two oldest boys had winter break from school starting December 19th. That would have given them two full weeks off of school, plus weekends. Sadly, my middle guy was sick for the last week of school before break, so he hasn't been since Dec... Read more
Back from the black hole...sort of.
On a whim today, I logged into Sparkpeople to catch up on the blogs of some friends. Then I realized how quickly I dropped off in February.
Well, here I am.
I can't say that I'm disappointed, as I have good cause to be MIA from the ... Read more
The last few days I've been trying to pay attention to how food makes me feel after I eat it. Indulging in a huge bowl of the kids crackers makes me feel lousy. Replacing that with a moderate sized bowl of grapes and berries made me feel terri... Read more
I'm trying my best right now and doing my darnedest to stay active despite the ice/snow/rain/slush/freezing cold. Last night, my husband and I made reservations for a ski weekend in early March. He's never skied, and I haven't skied since coll... Read more
My Happiness Project - 2014, the Year of ME.
Last night I felt so lousy, and I am pretty convinced that the pizza was a pretty sizable factor in that feeling. Not that pizza is bad, but I knew I was making a poor choice, and I was making the poor choice because I was tired and feeling laz... Read more
Blooming Where I'm Planted.
I've just collapsed on the couch after a morning of cleaning and organizing. Rather than get hung up on looking for a new place to live, I'm trying to reframe my perspective and be happy where we are now. Kind of like the magnet on my fridge r... Read more
Today is one of those days where I am bursting at the seams. The sun is shining (though it's still cold - after the polar vortex it feels downright balmy), my kids are feeling better, and even while I'm a bit stuffy, all feels right in the worl... Read more
Goals: 2014 Edition
Well, I didn't get to bed early last night, but after making the call early this morning that R wouldn't be going to school (raging fever), all of us got to sleep until nearly 7:30 this morning. I hate that my kids don't feel well, it's the wor... Read more
I'm keeping this short given that I've got two little boys to bathe and get ready for bed, but still - Happy New Year!
The holidays were lovely...and a whirlwind, but now we're home. Our flight landed last night just in time to avoid a wea... Read more
Busy mornings and quiet afternoons.
I love it when things go as planned. Well, duh. Doesn't everyone? Anyways, I didn't have an especially crazy morning by any means, but we had things to do and places to be at precise times, and it all worked out marvelously.
This morni... Read more
Climbing back out.
The last few weeks have been really difficult. I've been struggling with dealing with stress and anxiety and I have been anything but healthy. It would not be inaccurate to say that I've been teetering on the edge of depression this fall. It'... Read more
Wow. I really have no words for how awful the weekend was. It was awful eating-wise, it was awful outside, and most of all, it was awful inside my head. I was just in a funk - a miserable, miserable funk.
Honestly, I was disappointed abo... Read more