I left Sparkpeople 4 years ago and gained 25 pounds since then. Ugh! I've never been this large - not even when I was pregnant. And I've never been so uncomfortable. I am literally uncomfortable in my own body.
I have a new perspecti... Read more
So day 1 and 2, I did well with the exercise. Neither day was great for eating. Day 3, I did better with my food but didn't exercise. Day 4 was a big thumbs down. Day 5 is off to a good start. I did my workout (strength training video from the F... Read more
I'm a planner. I always have been. It helps me stay on track and with my 20 year high school reunion just 8 weeks away, it's time to step it up.
Here is where I'm at
Chest 37" waist 34" hips 38" thigh 22"
Here's... Read more
Vigor is defined as healthy physical or mental energy or power. Vigor is something that I am currently lacking.
I am tired, overweight and "foggy" I forget everything, all the time. I fall asleep on the couch watching TV. I spend too... Read more
Becoming a runner....
Once someone asked me if I was a runner. I looked at her like she had 35 heads and assured her that if someone was chasing me through a dark alley, I would certainly run but, no, I was not a runner. I would see those individuals with their ref... Read more
After the flames subside....
... afterwards, there is the rest of life. Like a dividing line in the sand, the fire has become my before and my after. Before the fire, we were free, we were ignorant in a sense to the dangers around us. But since the fire, I am afraid in w... Read more
Facebook made me exercise today.....
How funny is that? I was toodling around online this morning over a cup of coffee, thinking of how I was going to spend my day off - already making excuses for not exercising when I stumbled upon a post from an old friend who through facebook I... Read more
Instead of just weight loss, a quest for health and wellness.....
Looking in the mirror last night was like a slap in the face. Now, I'm no fool - I've known for a long time that I was getting older. The gray hairs have become more prevalent, glistening at me in the stark light of the bathroom. The sun bath... Read more
Turning off the road well traveled....
I am turning left. I have been going down the same road for so long and I've tried to steer myself gently in a new direction many times yet I keep returning to the same path.Sso this time, I am turning left - off the path and into the woods. N... Read more
Reminding myself what it's all about.....
Thomas Jefferson once said: "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. "
Words to remember - I haven't done well lately in keeping the... Read more
Outrunning my troubles
I run because even if it's only for a short time, I can outrun my troubles. Will they be waiting for me when I finish? Of course. But for the 45 minutes or so that I am running, they are gone. I don't think about the bills that are hard to p... Read more
Sometimes you just need to start......
I have been battling a sinus infection for 4 days now. Today, I woke up after a lousy night's sleep with no motivation to workout. I worked out yesterday, doing the Power 90 Hawaii workout but today I was making a million excuses for myself. ... Read more
Yoga for the first time
I have heard so many people talk about yoga but it just seemed, I don't know....hokey, I guess to me. Regardless, I have a Power Yoga DVD that I purchased a few years back but never opened. I've a bit of jet lag today and was feeling less than... Read more
Dressing room disaster
ACK!! As an RN, I wear scrubs daily and they are just the worst because with the drawstring pants and boxy tops, you don't notice when you are gaining weight like I imagine those who wear dress clothes to work would. I imagine you notice when ... Read more