High expectations & flexible goals
The Olympics just holds so much for us to learn from. It's sort of funny, when you look at all those beautiful, toned bodies & realize that their struggles actually mirror our own.
Take the US Women's Gymnastics team. They had the opportuni... Read more
I walk the line
As great as vacations are -- and needed -- getting ready for them isn't easy, both physically and mentally.
You definitely need a vacation after you've done all the cleaning (which wouldn't be so hard if you were on top of it in the first p... Read more
Winners never quit
Or never give up, take II.
Take the USA men's gymnastics team. Most counted them out -- with the withdrawal of Paul Hamm, and no previous Olympic athletes onboard, they just didn't think they could medal -- or maybe they could get the bronz... Read more
That's the cocoon a caterpillar encloses itself in to protect itself while it transforms into a butterfly. I feel like I'm in a chrysalis myself.
There is very little movement in a chrysalis -- just as there often seems to be no changes alo... Read more
You don't know what you're capable of . . .
. . . until you push yourself. That goes for every area of your life.
I'm still on my Olympic theme, so bear with me. I was watching the gymnastics this morning. Man, I totally suck at gymnastics. And I because I sucked, I hated being force... Read more
To -er is human
Nope, not a typo. How often have you looked around, wondering if this person is thinn-er than you, or fat-er than you? If they're losing weight fast-er than you? If they're eating bett-er than you?
Well, here's another Olympic insight: inst... Read more
Never give up
I have always loved the Olympics, despite not being much of an athlete myself. Most likely because my parents always watched it. The games are such a source for inspiration.
Here are just a few stories:
1. Here on SP, read about Wilma ... Read more
Love, laughter & joy
Just when I start thinking I should stop subscribing to magazines as a cost-cutting method, I read something that makes it totally worthwhile.
Are you like me: do you hate having your picture taken? Do you look at vacation photos and all yo... Read more
What makes you forget food?
Before I get into my blog, I want to thank everyone who added a comment yesterday. You have no idea what it meant to me. The irony is that while I may have felt tired, down, & fat, I actually did eat quite healthy yesterday -- and exercised. I t... Read more
Somedays you just feel fat
It's true, isn't it? No matter how much weight you lose, no matter if you're at your goal weight or not. But some days you truly just feel fat.
Is it all psychological? Is it physical?
I don't know. All I know is I'm having kind of a b... Read more
When I opened my photos from July and compared them against the month before, I could immediately see how much I'd reshaped my body. Boy, that made me feel good. The interesting thing is that I'd only lost 2 pounds in June.
I've lost 4 pou... Read more
Life's little surprises
It was so nice yesterday to log in, and then immediately find 25 points in my spark points because I've completed another month on spark. That took the sting out of only 1 login point.
Just like it's nice when you weigh-in after a week of f... Read more
I have just three weigh-ins left before my vacation, and that last weigh-in will have to be early, since I leave on my normal weigh-in day.
I didn't get make it to where I wanted to be at the end of July. I wanted to be in the low 150s; I'm... Read more
Friday Fit Tip: Pineapple for bloating
Yup, you heard me right (although I haven't personally tested this). Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain (pineapples are in the bromeliad family), which can help with the digestion of proteins -- decreasing the amount of gas genera... Read more
Bear with me; today is probably going to be a rambling blog. Sometimes my best blogs are the ones where I don't know what I'm going to write, but then it just flows -- only I don't think today will be like that.
So sometimes the simplest wa... Read more