Grateful for all the suport!
I was so honored and surprised when the Maintenance Team wanted to feature my blog - I only write sporadically, and usually it's just to vent! But I often get so much positive encouragement, it just lifts me up and helps me to continue doing my ... Read more
Maintenance sucks sometimes!
I've been maintaining a healthy weight range for a while now. My "goal weight" is 137, and using the Maintenance team's guidelines of +/- 3%, I've been successful. I don't always feel that way though.
Weekends are still challenging. I kn... Read more
Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge - my sugar habits
I've decided I have a sugar addiction! It probably sounds silly/crazy to some, but I get physically excited when I think about sweet treats. Then I over-dose on them and feel sick. And despite that, I still go back for more when the opportuni... Read more
Time to get re-motivated!
OK, so I've been struggling with the binge eating on weekends lately (and major sugar cravings!). I've been so frustrated by it and disappointed in myself and lack of will power/self control.
A chiropractor told me the sugar cravings could... Read more
Setting a new (higher) weight goal range
So, I've decided 130 isn't in the cards for me - it's just too hard to maintain that weight with the life I've got going on now.
I'm working full-time at a childcare center, 4 10-hour days a week. That's a pretty long day after being used ... Read more
Re-assessing my goals
Well, it's about 3 months into my new job and I haven't exploded or anything (lol).
I'm maintaining an average weight of about 133 pounds - still within my healthy BMI range, but higher than my "ideal" of 130 or lower. My "healthiest" ra... Read more
Starting a new job; managing anxiety
OK, I've been wanting to get my thoughts out for a while now, but haven't had time and since I've got a lot on my mind, I worried about writing about them here, since it'll probably a scatter-brained entry. But that's what these things are for,... Read more
The woman I want to be known/remembered for...
I read FITWHIT's blog about the kind of woman she wanted to be, and was inspired to make my own entry. I also think about it as "What would people say about me if I died?"
...kind and loving toward others
...a good mom... Read more
1 Timothy 4:7b reflections
1 Timothy 4:7b - ...train yourself to be godly. (8)For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
WOW! I came across this verse in a Revive Our... Read more
Career change coming up
Well, it looks like I'll have to get a job this fall (at the latest). It's bittersweet, because even though I know it should help my family financially, I'm still enjoying doing home daycare and being with my youngest, and last child.
I'm ... Read more
OK, so I promised myself I was going to do this blogging thing more regularly, since it seems to help in the healthy living lifestyle. So, here I am, writing my random thoughts for this day.
Last time, I was feeling pretty low about myself ... Read more
The battle for my heart and mind
I have been feeling so bad about myself lately. And I'm getting sick of it!
I've been fighting to get about 2 pounds off since after Christmas. I know it's not much, and some just starting on their weight-loss journey may think I'm being va... Read more
Getting back on track
With the start of the new school year for my kids, I see it as a great time to also get back into the healty living groove.
I got carried away trying to lose wieght and see lower and lower numbers on the scale, until last year in September ... Read more
Trying new things
A while ago I read a SP blog on dailySpark about Zumba. It looked like fun, so I checked out the website and was surprised to see it was offered in my rural area by a couple of instructors. I've never taken a fitness class before, being too em... Read more
The Spark: Chaper 9: Week 4, Spread the Spark
Chapter 9 has 3 action steps: 1. Spread the Spark to others, 2. Set new goals for your life, and 3. Create your SparkList
I am always trying to spread the Spark! Every time someone compliments me on how I look, I tell them I did it with t... Read more