A long, hard look
That is what August will be about. I'm taking a long, hard look at the past year of my journey. I'm recommitting to the consistency I started out with. I'm ready to see where this will take me.... Read more
Need To Learn
I love to read. I'll read anything. Yesterday, I was just jumping around various blogs and read a statement that while it didn't strike me at the time, my mind keeps returning to it. Unfortunately, I can't remember exactly where I read it... Som... Read more
Making healthy choices related to food and activity improves many aspects of life. When I am disciplined in my decision making, I feel in control of lots of outside factors as well such as work stress, how well I sleep, and my energy levels.
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Going clothes shopping reminds me that I'm not quite where I want to be. I have found it easier to find clothes, and I have several items packed away that fit again. While these are victories, and I'm extremely grateful for the journey thus far;... Read more
Having A Plan
This week is sure to be a busy week full of chances to get off track. In anticipation of the events ahead, I'm going to try to 'have a plan' in mind and continue toward my goals.
Monday is a staff meeting at lunch. I have no idea what will ... Read more
sticking with it
Which healthy habit is most difficult for you to stick with?
Avoiding alcohol... Read more
Maintaining My Plateau
Well, it really looks like I'm not going anywhere. I've spent the last three months just kinda stalled in my weight loss. I don't really consider it a plateau... A plateau would imply that I'm working as hard and not seeing results. My reality i... Read more
Quick... I have 30 minutes before I need to workout:
Things just seem crazy, busy now. Isn't that how life is? Always throwing new challenges and opportunities our way when we least expect it? My to-do list gets longer, but I don't seem to be finding the time to check things off of it.
Readin... Read more
I'm Starting The Spark Solution
Well, I tried around May 15th to start the 14-day program outlined in the book, but our refrigerator went kaput so I sorta lost my motivation (and then struggled with planning my meals in general for the next few weeks). Now, however, I'm back o... Read more
If You Need Me, I'll Be In Rosebud
I have been taking a 90 minute yoga class once a week for the last 10 weeks. This is not my first experience with yoga, but it has by far been the best!
Previously, at the gym, the hour-long classes just felt rushed. This is a completely di... Read more
Oh, Dear Monday, How I Love Thee
Mondays get a bad rap. It's so tough to drag out of bed and start ANOTHER week each Monday. Why can't the weekend last just a little bit longer?
But Monday is also a chance to start anew, shake off all the indulgence of the weekend, and ge... Read more
Can I Count Peeling Crawfish As Cardio?
If so, then I've gotten quite the workout this weekend!
Other random thoughts:
How many calories does shooting pool burn?
What is the purpose of iceberg lettuce?
Is there a foodborne illness that I could get that wouldn't kil... Read more
Halfway Between Victory and Defeat
When you get started you never expect to get there. If you make it to the end, you probably don't even remember it.
But when you are there, halfway through the journey, it can be difficult not to linger. At least, I'm find... Read more
I Read The Spark.
I feel everyone is on their own journey. I know for me personally, I have struggled my whole life with my weight. I believe that losing and maintaining a healthy weight are LIFESTYLE choices, not a 'diet' you can follow. I can look back at my li... Read more
Vision Collage - The Spark - week 1
Somewhere on your list of priorities should be you.
I love the water. I want to live a healthy, active life and enjoy hobbies like sailing and swimming with manatees.
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