Feeling Dumpy Today!
I'm in an inbetween stage. One size is so large, slacks don't stay up, the next size down is still a smidge tight. One of these days, I'll get a full length mirror so that I will know what I look like before I leave the house! I feel chunky an... Read more
Potpourri of Thoughts
Finding balance in food is sometimes a challenge. A friend wants to go to one of our favorite restaurants Friday night and this is a minefield of overload in every category! I went to their website and downloaded the nutritional info. I do hav... Read more
Yesterday, a friend showed me her pedometer and it's the same model several SparkFriends have recommended to me. I had hoped to buy it from her, but she recently started using it again...I can't afford one in the foreseeable future so I was sel... Read more
Balance is Everything
Happy Birthday, George Washington! (I just had to say that - I'm still not used to the consolidation for Presidents Day of Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays...)
Yesterday, I logged in very little exercise. I was still sore from earlier ... Read more
Focus: How to Manage a Lot of To Do Items
Now that I am exercising more, my energy level and attitude are sustainable in an UP mode, which is something I had not anticipated this early in my SparkPeople journey.
grocery shopping on a shoestring
do my 2009 taxes
study ... Read more
Mindful Walking and Other Thoughts
"Mindful walking" is my term for what I am trying to do now and, for you SP folks, it has nothing to do with exercise, so feel free to move on if that is a disappointment. ... Read more
Friday: On Track
What a wonderful day! A good day at work, on track with food and water and exercise! I am slowly starting to see that my energy level is improving. After I walk, I have sustained energy for a longer period of time. However, I still get very sl... Read more
Today is a Victory!
The fact that today was a very nice day for me highlights the difference that SparkPeople (website and community) have made in my life. I was so tempted to eat everything in sight and not be accountable yesterday - take the day off as it were. ... Read more
Thank You, SparkPeople!
This morning, I huddled with some teams with "I need support". I have been amazed by the responses! I have not reached out successfully before (preSP). When I posted that, I didn't know what to expect. I am humbled by the generosity of people... Read more
Stuck? I feel like a banana slug!
Last week, I walked every day at work (5 days straight). Every day I added time or increased difficulty. The campus has steep hills and stairs. Saturday, I intended to do some weight training, even though I am still clueless on that point. I... Read more
Turtle Day (Slow and Steady...)
I discovered yesterday that the nutrition info on SparkPeople in terms of portion size is different (smaller) than a diet I had used before and was using as a guideline here. Today was my first day of really measuring according to the package d... Read more
Amusement Park: Unexpected Metrics
This morning was my weigh-in and measure morning. During the week, I had stepped on the scale out of curiosity and REALLY liked the number, but I didn't count it. I said at the time that I didn't put stock in the number, but, based on my disap... Read more
In Memoriam (If Dad Could See Me Now!)
Five years ago today, my dad died from prostate cancer that metastacized into bone cancer. I held his hand as he died, the hardest thing I've ever been through, but I had to be there. My Navy brother held his other hand, and my very pregnant s... Read more
My New Mantra: No Shortcuts!
Exercise is still a big word to me, so I look for ways to make incremental changes in how I go about my day, small ways to add movement. I walk the long way around while in the office, I don't go to the nearest coffeee bar. When time permits, ... Read more
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Finding Motivation Everywhere!
I started the day with a short walk from my desk to the cafe at work. The sun was shining, the air was very cool and it was glorious! I was trying to count steps, but a visitor asked for directions and a coworker stopped to chat. I have been w... Read more