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Fresh Start #57: Building Momentum!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015      3 comments

Today was my 7th workout at the gym in 7 days! My goal was to do at least 10 minutes on the treadmill every day for the first 7 . . . I have done at least 30 minutes and thrown in an extra session on the stationary bike. And today, I added 10 ... Read more

Fresh Start #51: Goodbye Anemia!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      5 comments

I did my blood work yesterday afternoon and my Doctor's office called this morning to tell me my hemoglobin was up to 13! Since I was hoping for a 12 (the lowest 'normal' reading), I was beyond thrilled! I will still need to take iron suppleme... Read more

Fresh Start #43: Keeping it Steady

Tuesday, October 13, 2015      4 comments

Today, I am just going to be kind to myself. I'm having a medical test early tomorrow morning so I'm on a clear liquid diet for the day . . . mmmmmmm! Green Jello! Okay, yuck. Then it gets better (not) because, this afternoon, I have to ... Read more

Fresh Start #40 - Part II: ACTION STEPS!

Saturday, October 10, 2015      4 comments

My aim is progress, not perfection. I will be kind to myself and acknowledge that I will not meet these standards every time. However, if I meet them at least 80% of the time, I WILL REACH MY GOAL. I WILL TRACK THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES: ... Read more

Fresh Start #40 - Part I: Defining Health

Saturday, October 10, 2015      4 comments

It is good to have refined my 4 BIG LIFE GOALS! I love having direction! LOL I intend to focus on all of them however, on SparkPeople, my emphasis will be on physical health. Soooo . . . For my purpose, how am I going to define PHYSICAL... Read more

Fresh Start #39: Big Life Goals! Oh Yeah!

Friday, October 09, 2015      6 comments

So, what do I REALLY want? * I need HEALTH - Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual. * I need my home to be my SANCTUARY. * I need MEANINGFUL OCCUPATION. * I need HUMAN CONNECTION. Easy Peasy, huh? *rolling my eyes at the t... Read more

Fresh Start #37: Thinking about Goals

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      2 comments

I've read many articles and even a book or two that focus on how important it is to set goals and what type of goals will get you where you want to be in life. You know . . . SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ATTAINABLE (but challenging), RELEVANT, and TIM... Read more

Fresh Start #33: Still Here!

Saturday, October 03, 2015      3 comments

It has been an eventful week! I had a hard drive failure last Tuesday so I've most been 'lurking' online ... autocorrect just makes me want to throw the tablet and/or phone out the window. To save my technology, I thought it was better t... Read more

Fresh Start #27: Up, Up, and Away!

Sunday, September 27, 2015      0 comments

No, I'm not heading to the airport for a fun trip. Maybe next time! But I woke before 8 am feeling refreshed and pretty much ready to start my day! Big Whoop Whoop for ME! Considering that I've been sleeping until 10 ish most days,... Read more

Seriously? I'm just now figuring this out?

Friday, September 25, 2015      2 comments

So . . . I'm anemic. My hemoglobin was 8.3 when I was tested on September 2nd which, according to my doctor, is a big deal. He and his Nurse Practitioner both wondered why I didn't TELL them I was fatigued and seemed amazed that I was function... Read more

Treating myself with a healthy lunch!

Thursday, September 24, 2015      1 comments

My schedule has been out of whack all day today because I overslept. Because I need to take my iron supplement on an empty stomach and then wait for at least an hour before I eat, my breakfast was closer to lunch time. Then a busy afternoon ha... Read more

Exhibit A

Wednesday, September 23, 2015      0 comments

Yesterday's blog post was Exhibit A that proves that I DO NOT need to own scale. Seriously, when weight LOSS throws me into a frenzy of misery, you know I have disordered thinking about the number on the scale. I re-read this article: ... Read more

Trying to get over my first real hurdle . . . Day 22

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      3 comments

I KNOW that a loss of no more than 1-2 pounds a week is what I want. Slow and steady is better for my health and will help me to turn this whole journey into a lifestyle change instead of a diet. I KNOW this and that is what I've been telling ... Read more

Let's Hear it for Saturday!

Saturday, September 19, 2015      1 comments

Wow . . . Day 19! I still on track with my eating . . . I've had a few meals out and have been able to jump right back in to my healthy eating for the next meal. That is kind of a big deal for me . . . in the past, I've let a not-quite-h... Read more

Day 16!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015      0 comments

Another great day! The food thing is going well . . . I know from past experience that as long as I pay ATTENTION, I can eat delicious food that is good for me AND lose weight! WooHoo! Got to work on the exercise next!... Read more

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