Oh, what a feeling!
I've lost 10 pounds, and I'm feeling really good in my own skin. I feel like I just took off a winter coat of fat from around my body. How wonderful is that! Today is a happy day! It might be cold and I will be wearing a jacket, but underne... Read more
Such a change
Since joining Spark People in early January, my life has changed. I eat better, and I exercise regularly. I have a better focus in my life. I take myself more seriously. The Bible says that I am the temple of the Holy Ghost. I put God first... Read more
Love is in the Air
Here is a photo from the summit of Mt. Monadnock in beautiful Jaffrey, NH. Mt. Monadnock is the most climbed mountain in the USA, second most climbed mountain in the world. ... Read more
Keep the chocolate to yourself
I have had to rethink what makes a good Valentine's Day. This is my first Valentine's Day being conscious that I have diabetes. Chocolate and sweets are hurting me. This holiday I will celebrate with a card and with love and joy. I told my h... Read more
Going beyond what is necessary
Yesterday was a long but good day. I helped create a dinner for our church by making chicken pot pie for 40 people. I really enjoyed making the dinner, and people appreciated the effort. It was my gift to them, and I did it with all my heart.... Read more
The Blame Game
Consciously, I'd never play this game. I know better. I've learned from my mistakes. But every so often, after a tough day at school and I'm tired, I'll blame my mistakes on my exhusband. That is so silly, but it's true. I've been divorced... Read more
Snowflakes are one of God’s most fragile creations, but just look at what they can do when they stick together. Snowflakes are amazing because they are unbiased. None of them are exactly the same, but when the conditions are right, they all... Read more
I have so many deadlines to meat. I haven't met them all. I get quite frustrated when I can't meet those self-imposed (and job imposed) requirements. One thing that I DO make sure that I do is take time to pray and to exercise. Often running... Read more
Making the time and then taking the time.
My health is important to me, but so is family, work and keeping my home clean. Until recently, I allowed these other things to take priority over getting out for my run. I am a teacher, and by the end of the day, I'm tired. Sometimes I just ... Read more
Losing weight and gaining ground
Today I’ll have a few extra minutes for myself. I’ll look for a healthy recipe and cook it. I’m really starting to feel good. I’ve lost 6 pounds, and I’ll keep on moving down the scale. I am learning how to handle my diabetes. Thank you Je... Read more
Too Many carbs!
I'm having some trouble limiting my carbs. I do fine while on my normal routine, but tonight I got off of it. I had to go out of town, and my husband cooked. The meal was great, but it was much higher in carbs than I would cook. My blood sug... Read more
Birthday gift I gave myself
Today is my birthday. I have given myself a wonderful gift. I have Sparkpeople to help me hold myself accountable. I’m losing weight and I’m learning about Diabetes. I’m growing, and I’m gaining a good self-image. Born in 56 and turning 56.... Read more
Outside for a walk
Today I went out for a walk/run. I live in NH, and I have to take every good day when it comes! I have missed my "regular" cardio day yesterday because it was raining out.
I'm really happy to get outside today.
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Well, I've made it to week 3. I've lost 2 pounds, but I'm in great shape! I can do 4 more sit-ups, 3 more push-ups per minute than when I started. I run outside more now that I track it. I'm more conscious of what I eat, I also started coun... Read more
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Sometimes I just don't understand those sparkpoints. I will see what I need to do to get 1-3 points (Like look up a recipe or post a blog), I'll do it, the I'll look for the icon that says "Get your sparkpoints" I won't see it, and I won't get ... Read more