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The Gift Of Being Uncomfortable
Up until fairly recently, my days flowed into one another with a dulling similarity. Then I had a very traumatic experience that caused me to retreat from society and into myself. Even something simple like getting out the door to go get my ma... Read more
I Am Able
Most of my life has been lived in the belief that "I can't." This self limiting mantra has brought me to where I am today physically and mentally. I don't lay blame on anyone from my past for my current situation, because I've had plenty of op... Read more
A Golden Day
This was one of those days I never want to forget - a beautiful day filled with blessings and achievements.
First of all, I was able to finish a 2 mile walk in 40 minutes. It was a gorgeous day to be outside - the sun was shining, the temp... Read more
This IS Living
My last post had to do with coming to the realization that I had moved from having to exercise to wanting to exercise. Still, I felt I was struggling with the limitations of an eating plan and was feeling some self pity over not being able to i... Read more
An Exciting Turning Point
This morning marked a significant change in my life and my attitude. I guess you could call it a "light bulb" moment - or maybe even a "Spark" moment.
I was about 3 minutes or so into my aerobic workout, which is a Leslie Sansone "Walking ... Read more
Lost And Found
I lost my way - again. I've lost count of how many times I went off track. I want to beat up on myself, I want to scream in frustration, I want to eat an ice cream sandwich. Actually, I did all of the above. But, I keep getting those darn Sp... Read more
Wake Up And Taste The Tuna Salad!
In my time being a member of SparkPeople, I've gotten very consistent with my food tracking, even though it can seem like a pain at times. I will say, though, that tracking helps me stay on plan and makes me more aware of what I'm eating in ter... Read more
When The Going Gets Tough
I admit it. I'm guilty - over and over again. No matter how noble my intentions are, when I run up against an obstacle, big or small, I "get going" all right, usually in the opposite direction.
After years of this reflexive behavior, it's... Read more
No More "Whatever"
I consider myself to be a fairly mellow person. I'm not someone who picks fights or gets into a twist about things that are out of my control. My laid back attitude on life over the years, though, has given me this "Whatever" outlook on life, ... Read more
Having a don't care, not motivated day...
However, I still got in my exercise. Just feeling really stressed. I recognize that I'm going to have days like this, and, knowing that, realize that I have to be able to move beyond them and not get totally discouraged. My progress may seem ... Read more
Back On My Feet
So, Sunday was not a good day at all. I wasn't tracking my food or exercise, didn't post or read much of anything on SparkPeople and just didn't really care about much of anything. I was afraid I was going to go completely off track and desser... Read more
Wow I can't believe how quickly this year is going by - it's October already! No time to waste on making the best of this glorious, crisp, cool, fresh air and gorgeous fall colors. SparkPeople has given me a renewed outlook on life and humanit... Read more
Glimmers of hope
Rested for most of the day Thursday, but now I'm feeling better and hoping I'll be able to get back to a full course of exercise tomorrow. I don't exactly think I'll be going outdoors to walk because they're predicting rain for the next 2 days,... Read more
I got my flu shot the day before yesterday and had been feeling pretty good - the only effect I could see was a sore arm. Now, today, I am feeling fatigued and achy. Called the pharmacy and they told me this can happen is usually starts two da... Read more
Blessed with another great day!
I had another great night of deep, restful sleep and woke up feeling refreshed. My plans for a day full of accomplishments did get somewhat derailed because I was feeling a little draggy from getting my flu shot the day before, so I ended up ha... Read more