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The company employee newsletter carried my want ad on Monday asking for a pedometer. A coworker said she had one on Monday. Tuesday, another coworker called me and asked if I still needed one and I told her that the other friend had not found ... Read more
Not as Up as Yesterday
This morning started off wonderfully in terms of SparkPeople contacts! I received some very nice comments on my recent blogs! I was really touched!
That wonderful sunshine feeling did not sustain me very far through the day, however. Anoth... Read more
An Off Kilter Day & "Outed" as a Person Interested in Losing Weight
I started the day as per my new normal with SparkPeople. I begin the day with a lot more energy than I used to. It's still not much, but it is a noticable improvement. But, as the morning wore on, I just felt tired. I didn't feel like walkin... Read more
1 Month Sparkversary!
Yesterday was my one month Sparkversary! My life has changed in the most amazing ways in just a month. Ten pounds GONE An equivalent match food donation is going to Second Harvest Food Bank, and I'm HAPPY to do it! I got that idea from Canned F... Read more
Gratitude and Planning
My friend in HI is on high ground and doesn't have to evacuate in preparation for the tsunami. My friend's family in Chile is safe, as far as we know. My brother in Japan is not yet having to do anything in preparation for a tsunami. That ch... Read more
Good Food, Good Fellowship, Still Under on Food and a Day Off From Exercise
After spending a couple of days studying the online menu for dinner tonight with my friend, eating very conservatively all day "just in case", I was still stumped because I was missing two bits of information: the nutritional information did no... Read more
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