I haven't been on for a while-I've been so busy with work and trying to get back into going to the gym that blogging has fallen by the wayside. HOWEVER, now that school is almost over, I am really psyched to make healthy living a TOP, TOP PRIOR... Read more
I'm having a wonderful day today and I hope that all the mothers out there are also enjoying their day. I woke up to my teenagers bringing me flowers, an iced tea maker (to help me stop drinking diet sodas) and 24 cupcakes!!!
Watch what you say! (to yourself)
I'm realizing that I'm not a very good friend to myself. I call myself names, insult my body, and set myself up for failure by having unrealistic expectations that then lead me straight back to calling myself names. Geez! I wouldn't say these... Read more
Blew it and crashed!
It's teacher appreciation week and I really got appreciated today! I ate and ate and ate during the breakfast the PTO had for us. Later in the morning I tracked my food and discovered that I had eaten 1000 calories!!!
I joined the Tame Your Sweet Tooth team to see if I can beat this sugar craving addiction. I did great this morning, bypassed a chocolate chip cookie, my favorite thing, and was feeling pretty good about myself.
Finding my happy
So my newest assignment in the "weight loss journey"(such an overused phrase!) is to find my happy. I'm trying to find things, events, people, moments, etc that make me feel good, so that I don't have just food to look forward to every day. So... Read more
Revelation in the bathroom
While getting ready this morning, I had a revelation! Not an answer to my current problem- How to allev... Read more
Never been so big
I went to the doctor this afternoon for a fever and cough and got on the scale. I feel like a fat lard ass. I've gained 15 pounds in 6 months. I'm disgusted with myself. I know better than this and I just can't seem to get over my addiction ... Read more
5 Things I'm Grateful For
1. My sweetheart-he's so loving and thoughtful
2. My kids for taking care of me while I'm sick
3. A warm house on this cold day
4. Valentine's day chocolate
5. God's love
Okay, see the tall blond in the middle with the gray shirt? That's me! You can't?! Oh well, there were a lot of us- about 3500 women running for the breast cancer care cen... Read more
Ran 4 miles today! :)
I wasn't sure that I could do it, but I did! When I'd start to doubt that I could run 4 miles, I just kept telling myself that I can do it. Just like May Mobely from the movie, The Help, I kept saying, "I is smart. I is kind. I is important.... Read more
I'm not a whole lot thinner (4 pounds) but I am a whole lot happier! Sparkpeople has helped me set realistic goals and given me tools to reach them, and not just about my weight. I have set goals about my family life, taking a vitamin and even... Read more
Kids are home!
My teenage son and daughter were gone for 2 1/2 weeks visiting their father. Oh my Clifford, I had no idea that I would miss them so much. After being a single mom, I thought it would be great to have some alone time. And it was, at first. T... Read more
I just entered stage 3 of the sparkdiet and it suggested watching an inspirational movie. As fate would have it, Shawshank was suggested and it was on ALL DAY yesterday on TCM. That's kind of a subtle hint from above huh? I had seen the movie... Read more
Albert Einstein quote
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."
This is motivational to me for a couple of reasons.
1. It helps me keep my spirits up when things seem to be difficult. ... Read more
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