More on emotional eating & a game changing decision.
Yesterdays post was about making the decision to live my life in a way conducive to keeping this travelling vessel in healthy working order inside and out. I touched on emotions and how I have let them sit in the driver's seat of my life. I've r... Read more
Decisions. Courage. Time & Stuff
Last week, I sent my son off to college. That's a hard thing for most parents. Here's why it was hard for me. When I was pregnant with him, my then bf, now husband, had moved in with someone else. During my pregnancy, I felt so alone until I had... Read more
I'm ready for the BLC challenge. The sequel. Stickers included.
I just reviewed my Ready for the Next BLC challenge post. I wanted to include my thoughts from that post into my sticker chart plan.
For anyone who wonders what in the world my sticker chart plan includes, here's a brief summary. In October... Read more
Giving up. The lesson you don't want to teach.
I know someone who feels like giving up on herself. When I heard this. It crushed me. I hurt for her, but it had this strange unintended effect on me.
When I heard this strong woman in a moment of weakness express that she felt she wasn't w... Read more
Ready for the next BLC challenge. I'm ready. I'm ready.
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So. Those are my numbers over the past 11 weeks on this round of BLC. Overall, I was down 2 pounds. If you're watching late night TV infomercials, those kinds ... Read more
As i listened to a frantic phone call my husband received last night, I couldn't believe what was unfolding. Someone had been punched in the face by someone very close to them. It was gut wrenching. We suspected drugs were involved. Since we wer... Read more
BLC Back to Basics: Live Today
What a great sparkmail from the BLC admin today. I'm so glad to be reminded of the importance of living for today, and taking a week to focus on that! It's so easy to regret the past, and dream about the future, yet flounder about today. Carpe D... Read more
Spicy lab update. End of July
As I scraped the last bits of Magic Shell from the tiny crevices of a Solo cup, it was as if Nextflix began rapidly streaming random sound bites and film clips through my mind. Only the footage featured all my thoughts on food.
"Who eats ic... Read more
Lasik on the lenses of my life.
For years I've struggled with anxiety. For a bajillion reasons, some self inflicted, others helped along by people. Within the last year, I have to say my perception of my hubby has changed quite a bit and I feel like the lenses that cloud my v... Read more
Respect your dream.
I've assigned some meaning to the way others have treated me that, if I let it, can really bog me down and leave me feeling so insignificant and hurt. I've been cheated on. I've been ridiculed. I've even been left to bleed internally for over an... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist Week 6: July experiment update.
Experiments are great as long as they are helping you come to a conclusion. And my first 6 weeks as a Spicy Sparkologist has certainly done that. Here is a major lesson I learned in those first 6 weeks.
Plans don't work unless you work the ... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist July Experiment
Experimenting evokes all kinds of mischief for me. Trying something and waiting to see what happens activates my curiosity and anticipation signals.
Back in the 20th century, Weight Watchers was my experiment of choice. The group setting ... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist heading into week 6
Here's a mini lab report in progress thus far followed by my original experiment as posted in our tracking thread.
My goals were to lose 12 pounds in the twelve week challenge. At the start of week 6, I've lost 3. Continuing on this track, ... Read more
What the heck is my problem? Sneak peak into my crazy.
So, it's been a couple of weeks since I purposely worked out. I've tracked and done pretty great nutritionally, so what the heck is my problem exercising? I usually get this right and the nutrition wrong. Uggh
A quick nod to my friends on t... Read more
Personality test: This is only a test.
ACK! I am having my personality tested in every possible way. It's uncomfortable, it's challenging, and yeah, I probably know it's good for me. Maybe, just maybe, if I pass I will finally have a long lasting healthy lifestyle.
Test 1: I'm a... Read more
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