Monkey see, monkey do...
What's the best way to motivate myself to exercise?
Seeing someone else talk about exercising.
I need to visit Sparkpeople often, and read about diet and exercise. I have to keep things fresh.... Read more
Wiiiiiiiiiiii!!!! And Goal Setting for Weekdays.
I just bought Walk it Out for the Wii! I had a lot of fun using it last night. I got 5,000 steps (1.4 miles, I think). For some reason, I thought 5,000 steps would be much, much harder to reach. I guess it was easier because I was having fun. I ... Read more
I've missed Sparkpeople
I've missed spending time here. I've been very tired. I'm glad to be walking again without crutches. It's really a big deal to me. I feel like I'm back in the game again.
As for mom, her primary care doctor says that he thinks her symptoms... Read more
Update on Mom
Mom is at home, and she's still not up to talking on the phone but she's drinking a little broth. She's nauseous but not vomiting anymore. I miss talking with her but I understand.
The doctors at the hospital say it's either: diabetes, the... Read more
Knee procedure - Not for the squeamish!
On Wednesday, I saw the knee doctor and I had a procedure done on my knee. I'm on crutches and I have this big immobilizing knee brace that's pretty large and uncomfortable, but I'm very excited to see how I'll feel from now on after the procedu... Read more
Splenda -- Rethinking.
Folks, I think I've come to a major realization.
I think I'm going to try a trial of no Splenda.
I've honestly come to the conclusion that my health is important enough that I have to do things on my own -- I believe that the FDA has ... Read more
This is "borrowed" from Maria's blog. The quotes are from her blog and I'm going to try to answer the questions for myself because they're good questions.
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"
"Cas... Read more
RULES added on Spark-page
On the right side of my Sparkpage, you will now find five goals that I have listed for myself. These have been the keys to my success in the past (although the computer rule is a new and necessary rule that has helped when I applied it in the sh... Read more
I think I might be understanding something about how to fight binge-eating and why I'm having such a hard time of it.
Binge-eating is a chronic illness. For chronic illnesses, you have to have some sort of care routine and you have to be a... Read more
Wii and knee update
I believe I got my Wii on 06/08/08. So, I want to see what sort of progress I make with it. I have decided against purchasing Endless Ocean because it's not an "active" game. I would be glad to hear from others on what games are helping you exer... Read more
Thank God for Dad!
My father worked most of the day today, so I waited to call him to wish him a happy Father's day. This morning, I had decided to try out a new slow-cooker recipe that sounded promising (Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken from Sparkrecipes.com).
I w... Read more
Motivational Poem - Shut the door on Yesterday
i've shut the door on yesterday
it's sorrows and mistakes,
i've looked within it's gloomy walls,
past failures and heartaches.
and now i throw the key away,
to seek another room,
and function it with hope and smiles,
and... Read more
A promise to myself...
Tonight, I have something to prove to myself.
I had some cake at work, a piece of pizza and a small sandwich I shouldn't have had. When I get home, I will write in my food journal and I will eat a normal, healthy dinner.
I have somet... Read more
My left knee - good news!
THANK YOU for all of your prayers!
I was braced to go in there and hear the worst at my doctor's appt. today. I already had mentally rehearsed, "Doctor, are you SURE I couldn't just have physical therapy and a brace?"
No surgery, fol... Read more
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"The Law of Garbage Trucks"
I got this in my email, and it is so, so true nowadays. Sometimes I get frustrated with "the way the world is" and I let it bother me deep down. But, really, I do need to remind myself that it's not everybody and the only way that I end up takin... Read more