Journey or rest stop?
Everyone, including myself, keeps referring to what we are going on as a journey. If that is the case, then I seem to be hanging out at the rest stop surrounded by the fog of self-doubt, rain of negativity, and thunder of laziness. I'm eating ... Read more
Renewing my commitment to myself
Recently, I have been eating all the wrong foods, snacking a lot, and just plain ignoring being healthy. I have been exercising, but not making a lot of effort at it. As a result, I have gained weight. What am I thinking? Am I even thinking ... Read more
Day 7 of healthy new habit
It is the end of the week of forming a healthy new habit. Of course, because it is a habit, it needs to continue past this week. I have learned a lot this week and it shows in the food I am preparing. It is more flavorful and satisfying.
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Day 6 of flavorful food habit
The question for today is "Do you need some motivation or advice?" I am doing well this week, but know that all I need to do is ask for help when I am struggling.
I have been receiving a lot of very helpful advice from people who responded... Read more
Day 5 of flavorful food habit
The question of the day is "What can you improve upon?". This refers to the 5% Challenge assignment this week of starting a healthy new habit. I am working on preparing more flavorful food instead of the grab and go type of meals I have been e... Read more
Day 4 of new healthy habit
The question for day 4 is "How are you doing day by day?"
It is going fairly well, though not in the way I planned. I haven't been using all that many herbs and spices, except for pepper and small amounts of salt. What has happened is tha... Read more
Day 3 of new healthy habit
It's day three of my new habit of eating flavorful food. Today's question is: What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? This is a more difficult question, because I haven't really thought about it. My mindset has been that ... Read more
Day 2 of healthy new habit plan
Yesterday I said that I wanted to start the new habit of making more flavorful food. How will I go about doing this, you ask? My first step has been to clean out old spices and herbs from the pantry. Some of these were many years old and with... Read more
Working toward healthy new habit
Part of this process for me is learning a new and healthy lifestyle that can be sustained over time. It means forming and maintained new habits. One habit that I would like to incorporate is taking the time to make flavorful, healthy food. I ... Read more
Living a healthy life takes courage. Courage to say I am good enough. Courage to say I am strong. Courage to say I am beautiful. Often I need to be reminded of this, so there is a magnet on my treadmill that says:
Courage does not alway... Read more
5% Challenge Commitment
I have participated in several 5% Challenges and just kind of floated through them. The question is whether I am really challenging myself or just going through the motions and fooling myself into thinking just being a member is enough. So, th... Read more
I can do it staircase
Someone posted this on Facebook and it really hit home for me. How far up the staircase do you go each day?
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Yesterday I went to the local produce farm and picked strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. It is unusual for all these berries to be ripe at the same time, but all the crops are out of whack this year. They are at least a month early.
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Never Quit Pledge - will you make the commitment, too?
I saw the this pledge on a blog by sparkchantal, who copied it from egrammy, who copied it from debbieday, and it goes on and on...
Will you continue the process and make the commitment, too?
Never Quit Pledge :
Today, I promi... Read more
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Can I do this forever?
Is being healthy something I can do forever? After joining SP, there were a lot of articles and blogs to read, plus a lot of questions before getting started. I looked at what I was eating and how much I was exercising. It all seemed so hard ... Read more