Thin is NOT Necessarily Healthy
After decades of struggling with my weight, I discovered SP, and lost almost 50 pounds here. I've been maintaining the weight for several years now, but have found myself feeling a little complacent recently. Until the last week or so, my weight... Read more
Still Alive and Well
So, it’s been a while. Survived my second surgery, and recovered quickly. A little too quickly, actually. While I was encouraged to move as much as possible after my pancreas surgery, I was forbidden to move much at all after the hysterectomy... Read more
Still in the Game!
I’m not much of an athlete, and never really appreciated Jonathan Roche’s (one of my favorite podcasters) sports analogy until the last couple months. But, suddenly, it became my mantra. “As long as I’m still in the game.” Can’t have solid fo... Read more
If Today Was Your Last Day
That is the title of one of my favorite songs, but also something I've been thinking about.
I had the pleasure of meeting one of my Spark friends yesterday, CJRomb. She and I are Facebook friends as well, and are in several of the same F... Read more
Funny how life works. I had finally calmed down and accepted my upcoming hysterectomy, and gotten back in the Sparkgroove, when I started having stomachaches. I've had a nervous stomach most of my life, so I didn't think anything of it at firs... Read more
Top Ten Reasons Why My Situation Could Be Worse
If you read my blog yesterday, you know that I have to get a hysterectomy. I've been a bit freaked out about it, and, because I'm a control freak, I've been reminding myself incessantly of all the reasons why it's not that bad. Maybe if I get ... Read more
I'm posting this embarassing picture to remind myself what happens when I become complacent about fitness. Since I was able to maintain my weight with an average of 30 fit... Read more
What CAN I do?
Just after I posted my last blog about how my carpal tunnel was better, I developed a pain in the butt....literally. Immediately, that pesky negative voice was at it ... Read more
Moment of Truth
So I just did my first interval workout in a week or two, and let's just say oy. Lesson learned. I had no energy and felt way more winded than usual. I am getting more specific with my 2012 plan - at least 3 intense cardio workouts per week. ... Read more
Refocusing on Wellness
Managed to make it through the pre-holiday carb fest at work, and the last couple of weeks without gaining weight. It took a lot of resolve, and I was proud of my good choices. But Thursday, on my second day back to work, I binged for the fir... Read more
Now, what the heck was I going to say?
I've been thinking about blogging for a while now, and there's so much I want to write about, but every time I sit down to do it, I come up empty. So, this morning I wrote a list, and hopefully I can get it all down concisely enough that this d... Read more
Fighting Back Peacefully
Had a good Spark day yesterday, despite a really insane day at work. I prayed, meditated, did my yoga, and read from the Power of Now. Didn't have a chance to come back here and thank everybody properly for all the support on my last blog, but... Read more
Coincidence? I think not.
Woke up Sunday with a plan. Imagine my surprise to find that I was also SP motivator of the day! I took that as a sign that I was definitely meant to find my way back, and here I am! Not that I needed a sign, mind you. I've had enough signs ... Read more
This is a picture one of my students posted on a challenge she was doing on Facebook. She messaged me to ask if I would mind if she used it, because she had to post a pictu... Read more
Build the Habits
Build the habits, and the results will follow ~ Jonathan Roche
That's me on the right. I like how much smaller I look from the side. I've come a LONG way!
I wish... Read more