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A new Year

Thursday, January 01, 2015      2 comments

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


Wednesday, November 26, 2014      3 comments

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

Friday, November 21, 2014      2 comments

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      4 comments

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

Saturday, October 04, 2014      4 comments

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


Friday, October 03, 2014      7 comments

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

baby steps

Sunday, September 28, 2014      8 comments

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

Generational observations

Sunday, September 21, 2014      8 comments

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014      6 comments

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

Thursday, September 11, 2014      5 comments

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

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      5 comments

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

Friday, August 22, 2014      5 comments

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

I love Mondays

Monday, August 18, 2014      6 comments

I am retired and everyone goes to work on Monday, so it is my official day of rest and reflection. I have been struggling with a very slow weight loss. I am going to try a month of no red meat and see if it makes a difference. I am going to t... Read more

two days of success

Wednesday, August 13, 2014      6 comments

I am very proud of my actions yesterday. I worked out. I made my 6000+ steps. I weighed and measured. I ate low carb and very healthy. I went to bed on time and slept well. A successful day. One of many to come. Today I am realizing that I am... Read more

Turning a page

Monday, August 11, 2014      4 comments

My motivation has been waning lately. I have been focused on family and now I have time to turn the focus back to myself. I will have to deal with some money issues, since I just had to buy new tires for my car and a new central air conditione... Read more

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