Graduations, Relaxation, and Non-Scale Victories
As you're all too painfully aware, graduations and related activities have been eating up a good deal of my time since mid-May. I am more than happy to say that the last of such activities took place last night. My mini-me (aka as youngest dau... Read more
The Same Pound!
The last two or three weeks have been uber hectic. My mancub has just graduated from high school, and the month of May was a whirlwind of prom, awards and graduation activities. My youngest one will leave 8th grade on Monday, so we have her fi... Read more
I must confess, My ipod has been neglected of late, and my musical selections are sparse. So the challenge to create a playlist of energizing music to workout to, requires me to think about that and browse what's available. And naturally, I ha... Read more
The Goal: Learning to Love Myself.
The challenge is to blog about my goals for the week. I've given it alot of thought, and it would be easy to say I want to add cardio minutes, or limit sweets, or try a new workout routine. But this morning I found myself stressed out, in the ... Read more
The Wide World of Spark
In touting SparkPeople to my friends who have inquired, or are willing to listen, I often liken the site to Weight Watchers online. Only better, because it's free. A valuable community,chock full of resources, to tap into in my quest for bette... Read more
Finding my Qi....(Or Why I Tried Qi Gong Today)
It's Week Two of the 100 Days of Summer 2012 Challenge, and it being Tuesday, I am firmly entrenched into this week's Team Challenge. Today's letter is "O" (No mere humdrum challenges from our fearless co-leaders. We get a challenge based upon... Read more
If the shoe fits....
or in this case, the shirt - celebrate! Today I celebrate better fitting clothes. Now, ordinarily, zipping up my sweatshirt would be a fairly routine occurence, but today, I noticed, that the fit was a little looser around my middle. So even ... Read more
Daylight Savings, Sugar, and "Eating the Right Stuff"
I love longer days, more daylight and the idea that spring is all up in my face with these mild March temps we are having, But I must confess, I ushered DST in with a whimper yesterday. Maybe it was because I attended a fundraiser the night be... Read more
Starting Stage Two
So after 4 weeks, I decided that it was time to move on to Stage Two of the Spark Diet Plan. I was already getting too comfortable in Stage One, and I know without pushing myself, slow and steady will become stuck and stagnant. A zone I am all... Read more
It seemed like such a good idea at the moment. The day started out well enough. One egg and turkey sausage for breakfast. Hearty, yet healthy fare to sustain me through that morning meeting. I expected the meeting to be stressful. Deciding ... Read more
Keeping my Heart - and my Mind - Open
Today is Valentines Day. It seems like everywhere I look there is a big profusion of red and pink hearts and someone gushing about love. But I'm just not feeling it. Don't get me wrong. I love "love". I am filled with love for my family and... Read more
Wow. This has been a hectic week. Much to do with my day job, my kids and the house. I made zero time for exercise. Zero. I am not happy with that at all. I resolve to fit some in tomorrow which means getting up earlier than usual on Satur... Read more
Day 8. One Complete Week.
and I haven't given up or fallen off the bandwagon. Well, ok, I did just a little yesterday. But knowing that I was going to eat stromboli and roast beef and spinach dip during the game, I ate lightly and selectively earlier in the day. And g... Read more
Just for Today
Trying to take today "just for today." It's Day 5, and personally, today just sucks. Our marriage has crumbled and I am trying everything in my power to make it right. Sometimes you are receptive and sometimes not. But today, everything that... Read more
Day 3. So Far so Good.
I did well Monday and Tuesday. Good food choices, a little activity, and no emotional bingeing.! That's a big one for me. And even though today has been an emotional roller coaster, and I haven't made the greatest food choices, I still stayed... Read more