From Slave Driver to Compassionate Mistress...My Greatest Personal Accomplishment
I think I'm doing well. I am pretty sure I have already reached my first goal of 5 pounds and will be starting another weight loss ticker when I weigh in on Sunday.
My greatest accomplishment, though, has been in my ability to love myself a... Read more
Turning Tears for Boston into a Party of Love
As I said in my last blog, "This party needs more depth of character...a purpose...because a party for the sake of a party isn't enough to carry me through this weight loss. "
And then came the horror of the Boston Marathon bombing.
I ... Read more
You know if you start something, you are going to be tested!
This past week was...
an obstacle course.
My grade: C (not a total failure, but far from an A student!) Read more
Keeping the Party Going Among Concerns About Online Privacy
This week I had concerns about my privacy online and I canceled a few of my online accounts.
I don't feel completely safe online but at the same time, I don't want to be totally paranoid either. Therefore, I decided to dial back the things I ... Read more
Spark Streaks and Consistency
I've been forgetting to keep track of my spark goals.
I guess it's a good thing I've been learning about consistency.
I think it's time to take a look at the Spark Planner to plan my daily trek through SP so that I move from one thing to ... Read more
Consistency: What I've Learned So Far
I've tried to lose weight and keep it off since I was in my teens.
And I have so far been inconsistent with my weight.
Here is what I learned from my efforts and from reading so far. (I'm still trying to figure out the order of the first ... Read more
A Rough Night, Feeling Sick, and Sad News
I had a really bad night of sleep last night. I went to bed with the beginning of a headache and woke up in the 1 o'clock hour tossing and turning, unable to sleep. I finally got up around 2Am and went into the living room and prayed for awhile,... Read more
Screwing My Head On Straight
So today I am trying to get my head screwed on straight.
My weight has been like a yo-yo for decades and I have had 5 sizes of clothes in my closet for a long, long time (well, that is until I got Fibromyalgia and decided to keep only two s... Read more
I'm laying on the sofa like a bloated PIG!!!!
Today bunch of us decided to go out to eat after church this afternoon.
I thought to myself, "Hmmm...Maybe Fajitas will be the best choice because the meat is lean and then there is rice, beans, lettuce, a little bit of guacamole, and some ... Read more
My Ticker is AWESOME!!! LOL
I weighed in this morning for the first time and saw that I had lost 3 pounds.
My first weight-loss ticker, when I was named FIGHT4NEWLIFE, was set for my entire weight-loss goal (80 pounds). When I changed to my new name, I also changed the... Read more
I screwed up
Today I worked cattle on a friend's farm from 10AM until 7PM. When I was trying to figure out my fitness points, I accidentally put in the wrong number and got a trophy I'm not sure I deserve.
I was trying to approximate my time because I ... Read more
OK...I'm STILL going to find a way to make weight loss a party!
Even if it is a party in bed or on the sofa for a day or two!
I will stay upbeat and not get discouraged by my body's reaction to two days of dancing for 12 minutes.
Fibrom... Read more
Aha! A Plan! (*)
I finally have a plan.
My plan is to add small changes in my daily routine until I get the hang of taking care of myself. I'll do this until I get into the groove to the point that I even WANT to exercise every day, and choose nutritional f... Read more
A New Look and a New Name
After writing the blog called My Makeover, I decided to revamp my SparkPage because it just seemed like a bummer.
I even decided to change my user name from Fight4NewLife to HappyDOES!
(I was thinking to myself, "Happy is as Happy does.")... Read more
My Makeover (*)
I need a makeover.
More to the point, my LIFE needs a makeover.
I miss the old me...the one who was fun and interesting and full of life.
Being fat has drained the fun and confidence right out of me.
I have decided that I am going... Read more
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