Fight or Flight
I'm not a person who gets sick often, so when I do I am always stunned with how defeated it makes me feel. I find I often can't just stop and rest up, and I try to defy the illness and push past it, which is typically a big mistake.
Are yo... Read more
My Fitbit Agrees
I had the following message from Fitbit in my e-mail:
"For a big change in the new year, think small. Resolutions get broken, but daily and weekly habits stick."
I've been talking about making new habits, and I'm happy that Fitbit ag... Read more
Anything is Possible
I have been loving the reminders coming to my calendar from 30 Days of Fit Food. Today's little reminder was awesome . . .
I am one of those people who cannot sit i... Read more
2014 Habit Reinforcement
December 27th . . . the time when people begin to think about New Year's Resolutions. I have no interest in resolutions, as they are short-lived. In the past I have set goals for myself, and often times, goals can be short-lived too.
So... Read more
In Response to your Note to Self - Take 4
I knew we missed a week. But I was busy, and yes, it was work. I know, just an excuse. But I really have been working long hours and dealing with a lot of stress.
It is not the end of the road, and I am still worki... Read more
Note to Self - Take 4
Wow! Where have you been? I left you alone for one week, and you just completely abandoned me. I expected you would call me out on the fact that I was absent a week. We were starting to get on a roll here, weren't we?
Well, I'm checki... Read more
In Response to your Note to Self - Take 3
Hi Girlie 603 -
Thanks again for checking in and keeping me honest. I did have a small loss this week, and I felt like I had a much healthier week.
You’re right, though. I still didn’t check-in at Spark each day, and I missed lo... Read more
Note to Self - Take 3
I'm dropping you another note to let you know that I'm really happy about the progress you made this week. You had a loss this week, the first loss in weeks. Congratulations!
You didn't check-in every day with your tea... Read more
In Response to your Note to Self - Take 2
Hey Girlie 603 -
Thanks for checking in with me again this week and showing how much you care. I want you to know that I really did make some changes this week. I was just so busy and stressed at work this week that checking in at Spark ... Read more
Note to Self - Take 2
Hi Girlie . . .
I'm checking in with you for a second week, and I wanted to let you know what I think of your progress from last week's three challenges that I gave you.
First, spinning the SparkPeople wheel daily . . . you made pro... Read more
In Response to your Note to Self - Take 1
Dear Girlie 603 . . .
I received your note asking me to do those three very simple things for you. Now, the old me might have gotten a little defensive. You're trying to point out some things that are very simple that I could be doing to... Read more
Note to Self - Take 1
Hey Girlie . . .
I wanted to take the time to write this note to you and ask a few favors. I hope you will take the time to read this and do this for a week. Just one week!
First, could you please be sure to stop into SparkPeople ... Read more
Somewhere in the Middle
"Somewhere in the middle" is a response that Jonah gives to his dad, Sam, in the movie Sleepless in Seattle. It's a reference to the middle states, and living in the middle states is a great thing. I used to live "somewhere in the middle."
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My Kick Back Plan
In my last blog post I mentioned I was trying to find a short plan to kick back into my healthy habits. I was a failure at Day 1 . . . but not by choice. I was working alone at a store, and spending time in and out of the bathroom when you're ... Read more
So I'm in the beginning weeks of two challenges, and I'm still struggling. I know the challenges keep me from REALLY gaining . . . so that's a good thing. But I really need to get back on track and stop making excuses. I'm even slipping on wa... Read more