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Working from home on Friday is bad for meeting my goals. I don't move as much thru the day. When I got up this morning I knew I should go walk a mile but it was cold. Thought I would drink my coffee then go. But I started working while drinking ... Read more
I have never been one committed to exercise. You could even say I down right dislike exercise. But in my effort to lose the weight I have put on from eating out while traveling I began to think exercise could help.
In December after just 3 mon... Read more
Day One of the New Month
So, I set my goals for the month of May yesterday. None of them had anything to do with what the scales might say at the end of the month. If I meet them each day the scales will go down. However, I have found if I set a goal to lose a certain a... Read more
Making New Friends
One year ago, I quit my job and went to work for a new company. The pay was better, plus I could work from home for the most part with a little travel (what a joke but I will get there in a moment). For 4 months I was home for the most part with... Read more
I decided I really liked my goals for last week. Therefore, I am keeping them around another couple of weeks. Based on all the research, it takes 21 days to make something a habit. These would be good habits to add to my list of many bad habits ... Read more
Measurements of Success
This is the final day of week one of change. Tomorrow I step on the scales. I am not sure about those results. So, today I am reflecting on the past week to measure my success as a whole person, not just the number the scales will reflect tomorr... Read more
Setting My Goals
So, the time has come to quit procrastinating and set my goals. When I started thinking about making changes I took sometime to look at my past. I set goals and don't reach them. Why? I get distracted. Therefore, I have decided to make my short ... Read more
Shopping with the Aliens
So, I went shopping today to pick up the normal stuff like bread, milk, water, chips, cookies. You know the stuff the everybodies eat. I thought I left the alien thoughts at home. Three days now I have walked for 30 minutes and they are enjoying... Read more
Excuses and Aliens
Fairy's Top Ten for not making healthy choices:
1. I am too tired.
2. I do not have time.
3. It requires too much thought after a 9-10 hour day at work.
4. Everybody but me in the house is eating the "other" food.
5. I have to ... Read more
One choice at a time
I have not slept over 5 hours a day this whole week. Tired hit yesterday on the ride home. For some strange reason, I think I can out eat tired. The only thing that has happened thus far is me gaining weight. The thought of having to come home a... Read more
Along with restarting SparkPeople, I am re-reading the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. I have read this book 3 times in the last 5 years. Just to remind myself I still have learning and growing to do. The first habit is to be proactiv... Read more
So, I go to the doctor on Friday. I try hard to avoid going because I know my weight has done nothing but increase. I could come up with lots of reasons: stress, being stuck in meetings all day everyday, depression, etc... But as Jimmy Buffett ... Read more
Three in a row
I did cardio again today. That makes 3 days in a row. I am definitely on a streak. Also, decided to quit smoking. I have only had 10 today. I normally smoke a pack a day. But why did all the upset people have to call me today! On the day ... Read more
Today, I have to go back to the doctors. One doctor for my blood sugar. Then the heart doctor for more test. But guess what I weigh less than my last visit. I will get my cardio, cause at the heart dr. I have to do a stress test. Fun, fun, f... Read more
This has been the hardest thing for me to get going with on the path to lose weight. I have many excuses for not exercising. So here I will list the reasons I MUST exercise.
1. It will help my blood sugar.
2. It will help my heart.
... Read more