Starting over, again...
Well, here I am. For various reasons I find myself at my original starting weight plus one pound today. I try not to obsess or be upset about regaining the 30 or so pounds I lost 2 years ago. LIfe was very different there and I obviously need... Read more
Wow, it's been quite a while since my last blog. I kind of took a break from everything for a while. I got tired of counting calories and feeling bad for not working out, etc. After a week of vacation, including a few days in Las Vegas where ... Read more
Ditching the all-or-nothing
Well, today was one of those incredibly stressful days with a sick kiddo and craziness at work. I had packed healthy food to eat during the day. I've been much better about consistently eating breakfast at home before I leave in the morning, b... Read more
Well, I'm really struggling lately to consistently eat healthfully. Last week I had a nasty cold and PMS so all I wanted to do is eat and I sure did. At least once I felt better I burned about 3000 calories doing my half marathon. I consisten... Read more
Does anyone out there ever look at everything and just feel scared that they'll never get to where they want to be? I find myself feeling this way off and on lately. I tell myself that I have to keep trying to be active and eating healthier an... Read more
I hate to vent and to sound negative, but that's how I'm feeling. I've wanted to make this blog positive and document all my progress, but I'm having the opposite experience lately. I haven't even wanted to weigh myself because I know I've bee... Read more
Stuck in a rut
Well, I can make excuses...I've had a zillion social engagments, most evenings for the past week due to holiday, birthdays, etc. I've been pretty good at planning my eating so as to not terribly go over my calories, though when there are drinks... Read more
Well, after feeling so down and exhausted yesterday, I woke up feeling fairly energetic and happy. It's amazing how just a couple of days of being on track with eating well and exercising makes such a huge difference physically and emotionally.... Read more
I had been avoiding weighing myself because I knew it wasn't going to be good. I think it's been a month since I officially logged in a weight. I had a good day yesterday, staying on track with eating and exercising and working on my brain. I... Read more
Fighting the negativity
As I was watching today's SparkCoach video by Coach Nicole about positive thinking, it really resonated with me. She recommended maybe writing a letter to myself and talking to myself as I would talk to my best friend when she is going through ... Read more
I think for me (and probably many of us) consistency is a big challenge. My biggest excuses for not exercising are...there's not enough time, I'm too busy at work, I'm tired. Well, my answer to this is something I've been struggling to impleme... Read more
All or nothing?
I've been doing a lot of thinking lately. I've always been very hard on myself and tend toward the perfectionist attitude, as I've mentioned before. After a couple of weeks religiously following SparkCoach, I've decided it's time I start givin... Read more
As I read through all of the wonderful and extremely supportive responses to my first blog, I am so thankful to be here and make these connections. I never expected to be blessed with the kind words and advice I received.
I was also thinki... Read more
Well, as with most times I've tried to lose weight, I've lost my momentum. I've lost a total of 30 pounds in the last year or so, and I'm very proud of that. I'm not yet where I want to be and lately don't seem to be able to stay on track.
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