Sometimes I just don't get it...I sabotage myself at every turn, it seems, and I don't understand WHY I do that. I joined a weight loss challenge at work last month; I figured it'd be easy, hey, I was already losing weight, was heading below 19... Read more
SparkPeople mentioned in the Molina Healthcare Newsletter*Fall 2010!
Hi there, Sparkers!
I finally opened my Molina healthcare newsletter, and there, on page 5, is a short article about Sparkpeople! I think it's great that the word is getting out, especially into the healthcare community. If more people paid ... Read more
After last month's fiasco, where I let myself go and gained back some of the weight I'd lost, I am happy to report that I am now losing the weight again. I had the opportunity to weigh myself during a study I'm participating in (a brain study..... Read more
Starting over, yet again...square 1 is getting old
Well, after my previous blog, I'm sad to say that all the bit of progress I'd made has gone *poof*. I have regained the weight, plus a little bit more, which is disheartening. I want to blame my work schedule, but deep down I know that's just ... Read more
Signs of progress!
I just came back from the doctor's office for my quarterly checkup, got weighed, and was thrilled to see that the numbers are going down! It's not by much, but any progress is great, in my book. This gives me the added incentive and motivation... Read more
Rather haves, part II
Here's the "cut and paste" from Silverwitch's blog, and my answers:
Gas Logs or Real Fire? Real fire, nothing like the satisfaction of making fire, and smelling the smoke.
Money or Happiness? Happiness is paramount, but some money sure ... Read more
Inspiration from a tea tag
The tea tag reads as follows:
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. (attributed to Aristotle)
This got me to thinking about my own personal weight loss journ... Read more
Using Janus as my guide
Now that we're just about into January of 2010, I feel it's a great time to reflect on who Janus was. "Janus was an ancient king of Italy. He was a native of Thessaly, and some writers make him the son of Apollo, others say Coelus. He built t... Read more
I was lying by not changing the ticker to show that I'd gained back 9 pounds, but today was the day I had to be truthful, not just to myself, but to my Spark family. This gain is a major setback for me, but I will just have to pick myself up an... Read more
The Blame Game
Lately, I've been blaming my boyfriend for my recent fall into bad habits, but I've come to realize that I am the one who's in charge of my body, and I'm using his being home all the time as an excuse to overeat and not do any exercise. So, tha... Read more
Losing and winning
This is incredible, unbelievable (sorry for the redundancy...) but with seemingly little effort these days, I have lost another few pounds. I am ecstatic about this, as I have never been able to lose weight and keep it off before. I have usual... Read more
A job at last!
Hallelujah, I found a job! Woohoo! It's not the greatest job (working at Wal-mart) but at least I will have a steady paycheck coming in, and will be able to afford to live, so that's a great thing. I'm back to preparing healthier meals, now I... Read more
After Thanksgiving, before Christmas, just some thoughts
After very slowly losing 25 pounds, I find myself stuck, emotionally and physically. We have just moved to Albuquerque (well, it's been since October) and desperately need to find jobs. I have no wardrobe suitable for office work, and have no ... Read more
Keep on trying after a failure
I need to remember that one failure, especially after a slight success, is NOT the end of the world. I can succeed in my goals; I have to give myself a break! Okay, so I lost some weight and promptly put it back on; that's okay. I'm making b... Read more