Well here I am again. I am returning to Spark People. I never should have left. Life happens and I let things get in the way. It seems I've done that all my life, and now I find myself returning, not only to Spark People but also to my faith. I... Read more
Trying to get past the pain
Well it's a new year. There is not really anything new to me except I've moved 200 miles from home. I am trying to move past the pain of a 41 yr. marriage ending in divorce. I'm frightened at the thought of starting over, and wondering how I'm g... Read more
Trying to maintain
I've lost 32 lbs. and gained 6 of it back! So I know what I have to do. I am leaving for Hawaii this Saturday and I know that I can stay on track. We will be doing a lot of walking and lots of activities so I'll not be thinking about food. My da... Read more
Nothing is forever
Well, my concerns about my husband going to Mexico were well founded, he went there with his lover. I filed for divorce . I've put up with his affairs for 15 yrs. and I just couldn't wait for God to fix him. I tried to wait. I'm tired, hurt and ... Read more
What is wrong with me?
I go along on fire, doing the food thing right, doing the exercise right, and then all of a sudden a quick turn in the trail and I'm on the ground. What is the matter with me? I've been really anxious about my husband leaving for Mexico for 2 we... Read more
Today, everything I set my hand to turned to pooh. Even dinner. Maybe it's because I spent the day angry with my husband. All that energy going in the wrong direction, what a waste. I didn't let it sway me from my goals, so I figure I still win,... Read more
Is It Worth It?
I'm on my way to a thinner me, and the journey is hard at times. Hard enough to give in to temptation on a regular basis, but I don't. At those times, I take a deep breath, ask, " Self, is it worth it? Self, why do you want to reach your goals? ... Read more
Yesterday I rewarded myself with a total body wrap. It is a very relaxing experience... In the winter time when it's freezing outside and nothing you do can warm you up. However, when it is 100+ degrees and you are a meneposal woman and all your... Read more
Yesterday was so hard to get through my fitness routine. After 2 sets I just couldn't do one more. It made me feel like such a whimp. But I did go. And I'm going to keep going. And my goal is clear. I guess I'm just a late bloomer. It took me a... Read more
Making it mine
Today Its mine. Im tired of saying someday I'll get there. It's mine right now. I've lost 6 lbs. and it's mine.... Read more
Home again, Home again, Jiggity jig
Well , we are home from Tennessee. We spent a week in Tennessee for my nephews wedding. What a beautiful place. we had time to tour Civil War Battle fields and Andrew Jackson's Plantation, The Hermitage. It was sobering to realize how many men a... Read more
Yesterday, I worked my butt off. I mowed the tall weeds in the pasture, dug up some purple thistle that is trying to invade my pastures, and cleaned all four stalls and all the waterers.
I got up at 2:30 this morning to irrigate and had a mis... Read more
Reaching my goals
I decided today that I AM going to reach my goals. No more excuses. I'm done being fat. I'm going to be more active with my horses and it's not fair to them to leave them out to pasture because I think Im too heavy.
My first goal: 198 by May ... Read more
I'm not doing this right
I'm not doing this right, otherwise there would be progress. I've been wandering around, reading lots of good articles and storing it in my brain, I need to start putting all the good info to work for me. The last time I went to the gym, my trai... Read more
I went to the gym
I kept my appointment at the gym and it was wonderful. I walked on the tread mill for 30 min. worked out on the resistance machines for 30 min. and cooled down on the tread mill for 10. Then I rewared myself with a very relaxing facial. I actual... Read more
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