From Fear to Fearless
I find myself embarking on another weight loss journey. I've logged a lot of miles on this path, up and down the scales - it's insane. But everytime I journey downward, or upward for that matter, I do so with more wisdom. My fear though, is t... Read more
Identifying my Larger Goals
Today's Spark Coach asked me to think about my larger goals - what will I do to improve my fitness once the weight comes off? Hmmm...... I've been thinking about exercise as a means to an end rather than an ongoing commitment - doesn't sound v... Read more
Lessons learned over the winter.......
Okay, so I'm writing away, even though my previous blogs probably have under a dozen comments in total. C'mon people!!!! I don't want to become a "regular", to have my blogs featured every day. But..... some support and feedback would be much... Read more
Worn out Shoes!
I've worn out my running shoes! To be perfectly honest, they are a pair I've had for many years but just started wearing around a year ago - about the time I began walking diligently. Having not worn them through this brutal winter, I have not... Read more
So I'm here.....
I've recently slipped, fallen, let go, got lost, fell off - pick a metaphor for haven't been tracking, have been eating whatever, and have exercised only sporadically. That's me. Since before Christmas. It's not like I wasn't aware, oh I was ... Read more
The power of hope
I found this picture on Twitter today and am inspired by it's power. This is not a political post. Disregard the politics. Imagine two nations torn apart by civil unrest... Read more
So my daughter got spinning plates for Christmas. Yes, the kind you see at the circus or street performers use. She attended a circus camp offered at a local theatre and mastered the art of spinning, more or less, in a day :) Which, has been ... Read more
Weight bias :(
I was just on twitter and came across this piece on teacher net.com http://gazette.teachers.net/ga
s-eye-of-bullying/. Nothing here will be news to anyone who has struggled with thei... Read more
Every day I read one of your success stories or blogs, or I watch a video. Always I am amazed at the journey you have all taken. You've met up with challenges and conquered them, you've had successes, you've had to back track. As much as your... Read more
Week of much great news!
First, none of you will know this, but I recently had surgery for pheochromacytoma. Today I learned that it was a benign tumor! There was only a feint chance it would be malignant, but anyone whose stared down that barrel will tell you it's re... Read more
So after two weeks of nuttin' I was finally making progress on the scales - I know, NOT the only indication but for me the most tangible. Today is my anniversary with my husband - 15 years of wedded bliss (most of the time). We went out for l... Read more
Let me count the things I have to lose.....
I love reading the success stories of others, if you've posted your story THANK YOU!!!! Your stories put it all in perspective: it isn't about perfection, no one did it in a month, and you're all happier now. Having lost 15 lbs, I still have ... Read more
Man Spark Coach has set a challenge for me today! Moderation, eh? Heck, if I knew about moderation I wouldn't be here, or at least not here in this condition. Tough one for me, anyone else?
See, I'm an all or nothing kinda gal. My inst... Read more
Grabbing the pelican by the throat!
I've seen a poster of a pelican eating a frog. Although he's halfway gone, the frog tenaciously wrings the pelican's throat. I think the caption is "Never Give Up!!!" How appropos for all of us here. There are many times in any meaningful ... Read more
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Letter of Encouragement
This is a letter of encouragement, to myself and to everyone else who might be doubting themselves or losing the faith!
You are strong enough. You've made it to this point, wherever that might be. You took the initiative to sign up to Sp... Read more