A New Day
I started this morning out right today. I woke up to construction noises which interrupted my sleep. No fun. I logged into SparkPeople, feeling groggy and then decided to do some morning yoga. It felt so great to do it again. Followed it up with... Read more
I'm back. I can't believe it's been so long since I used SparkPeople. Unfortunately, I put on quite a few pounds since I stopped 6 years ago. This site has helped in the past, so I'm hoping it will work again. This time I'm going to allow myself... Read more
Off the Wagon
I'm been off the wagon lately due to my socializing. Socializing usually means eating out and I haven't been monitoring what I eat. I went down to 121 lowest and now I'm 127 according to my weigh in today. It's not horrible, but not the directio... Read more
Wow, today I was awarded 25 Spark Points for my 90th day. I feel I've gone so far. It is not about how many pounds lost, but how my life has changed. I eat healthier and my whole attitude has changed.
When I'm out, I'm open to more people a... Read more
Reflecting on Today's Quote
To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
- EE Cummings, poet
That is so tr... Read more
Returning from Vacation
I went away for Memorial Day weekend and despite the emphasis on outdoor activities, I ate poorly and gained 3 pounds. Hopefully, some of it muscle. I felt awful and tired when I got back. I'll have to remind myself not to eat so much junk food.... Read more
Revelation of a New Point in My Life
Last night I was buzzing with energy and mental clarity about myself. I think I've started a new point in my life, not only due to losing weight, but taking care of myself physically and mentally, doing what I want to do, and thinking positively... Read more
Reached My Goal Weight
I weighed myself and according to today's reading, I've reached my goal weight. It actually went up on Sunday, so I was a bit taken aback. I've come a long way. I started SparkPeople at 136, but my highest weight has been around 168. It's amazin... Read more
Weekly Weigh In
Today is the day of my weekly weigh in. I'm so happy! I do feel stronger, like I have stronger muscles, although they don't show much. I'm officially in the 120s. I was really surprised because I haven't did any cardio this week since I've been ... Read more
I will not give up because...
I saw the hot message board topic that was Complete this: "I will not give up because..." Mine's was: Because I will not go back to the days when I felt hopeless and miserable. I will take advantage of my blessings and not be reined in by my hea... Read more
Fruit of the Day - Pummelo
This is strange for me, but I'm going to profile a fruit in my blog entry. The pummelo looks like an oversized grapefruit when you first see it. My parents were familiar with it as it comes from Asia. I was amazed by the size. There are differen... Read more
About giving it my all
I was reading the Spark e-mail about giving full effort and realized that I haven't been giving it my all recently, not like when I first started. I haven't been putting all my effort into becoming more healthy and am letting my emotions get the... Read more
Hanging in there
I've been hanging in there, but not trying as hard as I was before. I'm still working towards my goal, although slower. The main problem is eating out with others. It's hard to track calories and the ingredients in foods.
Plus, I have to st... Read more
After eating a dinner with sensible portions, my mind continued to wander back to get more food. At a little after ten, I told myself I would eat more and I finished off the rest of the rice in the pot along with chicken and tomatoes. Then for d... Read more
Ups and Downs
Downs mostly. I feel so drained now that my period has started. That or that I'm training myself to wake up earlier. Ugh. The few minutes of yoga I followed from my Dad's foreign language DVD made me feel great for a short period of time. Then I... Read more