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But what is it they say? Just keep getting up and starting over and over until you reach your goal.
It was my recent diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes that did it. I knew it was coming -- both of my parents are diabetic! But like so many others,... Read more
Changes I Made Today
Although technically I'm not planning on changing my lifestyle in a major way until January 2 (which is probably a poor way of looking at it anyway), I've decided to make two small changes today, just as a start:
1. Measuring all of my food... Read more
It's been an eventful summer. After I hurt my foot in August, I pretty much just gave up on everything. Working again and dealing with my injuries just wiped me out emotionally, and gave me the perfect excuse just to not care about what I was ea... Read more
A Better Day Today, But Still Owie!
So, I took today off from exercise yesterday to let my leg and foot heal some. Today I felt better, so I gave Zumba another try. This time I went VERY easy, and even did a lot of the moves in a chair. My foot hurts more now, but I'm glad I did i... Read more
I have to remember that I have to start WHERE I AM.
I'm pushing back against a looming depression right now. For years I've been dying to try Zumba, because it looks like fun, and my friends who do it insist anybody can do it no matter how out of shape.
I finally got hold of the basics DVD ... Read more
Buddhist Weight Loss: 6 keys to Mindfully Shedding Excess Pounds By Scott Mills, Ph.D.
Courtesy of http://mindbodyexperience.com/
(I found this article and just wanted to keep it for future inspiration. I'm really struggling with my we... Read more
Happy Labor Day!
Sorry I didn't check in yesterday -- I was busy cooking a yummy, healthy meal for my family, built on recipes I got right here one Spark People! I made a Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf, Italian Simmered Brown Rice, and Roasted Brussel... Read more
Thank you again!
The support and love I get from you lovely Sparkpeople just brings tears to my eyes. Today is day 2 of this new journey. My body is hurting from 1/2 hour on the treadmill yesterday, so I'm going to do some very easy yoga later on, but otherwise ... Read more
Sometimes it's embarrassing...
Having to start this journey over and over again. Now I'm at my highest weight ever, and I am starting to feel it in my heart (I have a mild arythmia which I think is getting less mild). I'm still struggling with so many other psychological and ... Read more
The wagon keeps pulling away when I fall off!
I had a few days struggling with depression, and I'm still working on that SI pain. Did I tell you guys it was from one leg being shorter than the other due to scoliosis? I always KNEW I was crooked, but nobody ever believed me.
Anyhow, I h... Read more
I'm not dead!
Well, I went to my first Weight Resistance class at the Y today. There were a lot of exercises I had to skip because of my hip (hey, I rhymed!) but I still worked up an awesome sweat and got my arse kicked. I'm exhausted, but I'm really glad I w... Read more
I'm so excited!
I haven't been this happy in a long time. I've been out of work for almost four years now due to my Crohn's and various other health issues I've talked about here in the past. Basically, I depend on my family for food and shelter (and I'm gratef... Read more
Is anybody else having trouble with the site today?
I keep getting signed out, can't use some features (like running reports and adding notes to yesterday's nutrition) etc. ... Read more
Really bad day.
You know you're in trouble when it's only 10:30 am and your day is already in the toilet. One of the joys of having a mood disorder is that nothing in particular has to happen to send you spinning off into anxiety and depression. Making it worse... Read more
What do you do? A Question I've always had...
You're not to your calorie minimum for the day. If you're on WW like me, you haven't used your points for the day.
What happens if you're just not hungry? I mean, part of the behavioral work we do learning to eat properly is not to eat whe... Read more