All week, as I walk the mall hallway, I keep passing by 2 particular stores that are selling Valentine's chocolates for half or less than half price. All week, I have reminded myself that since I didn't buy any before Feb. 14th, I didn't need a... Read more
Unexpected Twist with Operation Beautiful
Today is a much better day for dealing with my Winter Blues. I have several super-duper SparkFriends who picked me up when I was down, which helped a lot to write up the notes for Operation Beautiful.
A couple days ago, I put an Operation ... Read more
That was unexpected ... and welcomed!
Today, I finally admit that I'm the middle of Winter Blues. It's snowing, My Guy will have to plow for what seems like an eternity, he's bummed out about his job, I'm bummed out because he's bummed out, and it's still snowing.
Did I mentio... Read more
Monday Morning Confessionals
First off, before I launch into my blog this morning, I want to personally thank the Sparkers on the Canadian East Coasters group for supporting me in coming up with Weekend Challenges. I need the cheer-leading squad, especially on the weekends... Read more
Does the Nutritional Tracker have to be so brutally honest?
Well, I think we all know the answer to that question. *sigh* ;-P
I've got half a plan in the works for the Weekend Survival. I've mentioned it before, and I know I'm not alone, but weekends are by far, the toughest time of the week for ... Read more
Are toes supposed to bleed?
Yeah, ok, I know the answer to that one, and it's NO. So tell that to one toe in particular. *sigh*
A couple weeks ago, I finally bought a new pair of walking sneakers, and I've been breaking them in since then. About a week ago, I notic... Read more
Thank you for stopping by last night. My Guy & I missed you by a couple hours, yesterday was such a busy day. I hope you liked the skim milk and low-fat cookies I left for you on the table, I hear you're watching your sugar an... Read more
I know what it was now
Monday was such a yucky day, very little was able to lift my mood. Wednesday rolls around, and it was evident that PMS played a part in Monday.
A return to being on track is always worth sharing.
Jo... Read more
So much for staying on track before Christmas
I have no idea what happened. I don't know how it got so bad that I couldn't stay out of the cookies & chocolate.
I tried to stay on track, I really did.
I have no idea what happened to that strong-willed hip-chick who found the willp... Read more
Let the foolishnes-- er... festivities begin!
Potlucks. Buffets. Home cooked meals. Cookies. Sweet breads.
Oh, the joys of the holiday season.
I'm still working on, and have been for a decade or so, to move food away from the focus of celebrations, and to celebrate the event r... Read more
I need to find some inner strength
This morning, while checking out my friends on Facebook, GothDaughter posted something on her profile that irked me somewhat, and I responded to it. And that, in turn, became a big argument online.
Great. Just what I needed, an argument o... Read more
Going home can be hard on the scales
Going home to visit family usually ends up hurting my efforts on the scales. Between Dad's compulsive eating and buying food, my sister's chaotic household with a couple of young children, and the option to eat at any restaurant I want, it's re... Read more
I talked myself out of it
To my SparkFriends who know how much of a love/hate relationship I have with Pizza Delight, you'll be delighted to know that I talked myself out of having lunch there today.
But it was a close call.
Today is my last day with my current... Read more
I want to learn how to box
So as I was doing my walking cardio on Wednesday, it occured to me that I'm still not getting enough cardio to even pretend to be healthy. Yes, the treadmill was tough, I pushed myself hard because I knew I wouldn't get my minimum fitness minut... Read more
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When did I start to speed up?
It's still raining in the Maritimes, which means that today, I went to O'Willie's for my lunchtime walk. As I walked around the track, my warmup lap seemed to go faster than I last remember being able to do it. I checked my watch, and yes, it ... Read more