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A new Month
I want to start each new month with as much enthusiasm as I did the new year. Today is the end of a cycle and tomorrow is a new beginning.
goals for the month - I will
not eat in the car, no snacks, no drive through
realize that I have a ... Read more
I can do this. It is time to engage in a little positive thinking. I will envision myself 25 pounds thinner, with better blood sugar levels and greater physical capabilities. I will see success. When the basketball team wins the game it is ... Read more
It has been a long time since I have entered a blog. First I want to thank all of my Spark friends for their continued support. You have helped me in so many ways, keeping me going when I was ready to give up.
Body shaming - I was recently o... Read more
A new Year
Yes I am making Resolutions. I am focused on making them doable and healthy.
# 1. Move more, get up walk around the living room, make it a habit
#2 Practice portion control - measure fats, proteins and starches
#3 Do strength tra... Read more
My main concern is no longer weight loss, it is blood sugar control. When I focus on weight loss I feel as if I have suggestions for success not rules for success. When I am focused on blood sugar control I have RULES for success. I am eating... Read more
Who am I
I am a retired teacher
I am a mother
I am a grandmother
I am a human being with wants, desires and needs.
I am a person beyond my relationships with others. I am an individual. I am unique and sometimes I am lonely in that uniqueness a... Read more
I am still here
I spent a month battling my own demons. Everyday I came to Sparkpeople. Sometimes I did not do anything but read what others had written.
I had many excuses, my computer had a virus, my tracker did not work because my computer had a vir... Read more
What a difference a night's sleep makes
I had been going to bed between midnight and 1. I wake between 5 and 6 every morning. So I was grumpy, eating the wrong things, not exercising, and in a bad place.
Last night lights were out by 10. I got a good night's sleep and actuall... Read more
I am still here, so obviously I have some motivation, but it does not feel like it. I am still logging my food so I have some motivation. I am still going to water aerobics so something is still there.
I seem to have lost my focus. I do ... Read more
I have to regain my motivation for the daily grind work that is needed for weight loss; I have really made healthy eating a habit, but I need to add more fruits and veg., I need to weight and measure everyday, I need to really look at the amoun... Read more
Ok - I am old or at least getting old, but I do not see what many of my generation seem to see. When I look at my grandchildren I see wonderful polite children and their friends act the same. I volunteer at their elementary school again polite... Read more
just how good do I want to be to myself
I am taking my cousin to Red Lobster for her birthday tomorrow. I will get either the grilled mixed seafood or the grilled shrimp with a double order of broccoli for my side. I know the calories on each are within my range, but now how much mo... Read more
One step at a time
For may be the first time in my life I put myself first. My son;s problems began to effect my health. I told him my health problems and that he could not continues to depend on me for constant support. He listened and said that I was right a... Read more
Life Sucks Sometimes
There is so much drama going on in my life right now. I have spent the last year at relative peace except for some money issues and now life is pressing in. I have dealt with the death of both of my parents, cancer, my husband's death and all ... Read more
Finally weight loss
I lost 5 pounds this week!!!! I feel like I am finally on the down side of the plateau.
Lots of family drama at the moment, but I am on track and tracking.... Read more