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JOYFULSPIRIT920
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Not Giving Up!
Friday, June 03, 2016      7 comments

Saw a picture of myself yesterday that had been posted to Facebook -- now its out there for the world to see -- I have regained all the weight I've previously lost. I am embarrassed and ashamed. I weigh more now than I have in 12 yrs. Then to ma... Read more
Something has to give
Wednesday, April 27, 2016      3 comments

Either my desire to lose weight or my current behavior has to change or nothing will change. I'm tired of feeling fat and gross. I'm tired of feeling shame over the weight I've gained. BUT... Am I willing to do differently? Am I willing to chan... Read more
Progress not Perfection
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      1 comments

That's my motto this year, Progress not Perfection. I'm a recovering perfectionist. Only from myself do I expect perfection. I am a firm believer that in whom much is given much is expected. In my lifetime, I've been given much: I have a wo... Read more
New Journey ~ Day 8
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      2 comments

I listened to an interesting podcast yesterday from CutTheFat. What I learned, I have no control over the price that nature requires for me to lose weight ~ I only have control over what I do. ... Read more
New Journey ~Day 3
Thursday, August 27, 2015      5 comments

I'm making little tweaks throughout the day to my diet and exercise. I'm not doing anything drastic this first week. I'm making choices like, no cheese & low cal bread instead of a bun with my burger. Carrot sticks in place of fries. And I'm u... Read more
New Journey ~ Day 2
Tuesday, August 25, 2015      3 comments

Successful day: emoticon Done ... Read more
New journey- Day 1
Monday, August 24, 2015      9 comments

I'm tired of not fitting into the cute, smaller size clothes in my closet. I'm tired of feeling self-conscious about my appearance when I walk into a room. I'm tired of feeling disappointed when I step on the scale. And doggone it, I'm tired of ... Read more
2015 Plans vs Goals
Wednesday, December 31, 2014      8 comments

2015 ~ Goals vs Plans ~ Goals offer no means to accomplish themselves. Goal setting is arbitrary. To accomplish a task, it requires a plan. So I reviewed my 2014 Goals, wow was I idealistic. I listed 20 hopes out there and I didn’t full... Read more
My chains are gone
Friday, September 12, 2014      4 comments

I quit my job on Tuesday. After 19 years, I walked in, packed my desk and resigned. I was freaking scared out of my mind but I knew it was the right thing to do. I equate my job with an abusive relationship. As bad as it was in my office, ... Read more
Should I race tomorrow?
Friday, July 18, 2014      2 comments

I’m probably gonna run a 10k tomorrow for Wounded Warriors… I’m nervous about it. I heard about it on the 4th, the guy doing it started running races on the anniversary of his battle buddy’s death (died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 20... Read more
What didn't suck about that run
Sunday, June 22, 2014      6 comments

That was a mentally and physically tough run. I really wanted to chuck it. But I got goals. I got dreams. Chucking my run wouldn’t help me achieve either of those. It was HUMID! Way humid. My clothes were soaked after the first 10 mins. Th... Read more
Summer plan ~
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      8 comments

As part of the BTS we need to write out our summer plan for fitness & nutrition. So here’s my plan … 1. Stay HEALTHY Sciatic has been flaring up, my #1 goal is to not allow it to become debilitating 2. RUN - USAF ˝ Marathon trainin... Read more
FREEDOM Weight
Thursday, May 08, 2014      4 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I heard someone say, ‘At what weight are you free?’ What do you mean by free, I thought to myself. ‘Free to be happy. Free to move as you want to move. Free to live as you want to live. Free from being consumed wi... Read more
Beyond the Scale 1
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      4 comments

I was sitting here beginning to write a blog about how disappointed I am with my results for round 1 of the BTS challenge. I maintained. I was two sentences in when I found myself ruminating on the words 'Beyond the Scale'. ... Read more
Desire vs Decision
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      1 comments

Been struggling with the dichotomy between my desires and my decisions. My desires: (not all but a few) *To be healthy *To be strong *To fit back into my size 4 pants *To be happy with myself My decisions: *Workout 5-6 da... Read more

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