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Yep, I'm back on SP after begin away for too long. I read my last post and saw my optimism about what was to come....
Well, the rest of 2012 and into 2013 turned out to be even more stressful than I imagined. To ramp my exercise I tried a ... Read more
off and on...again...
i've been away from SP for a bit. i started a new job which had/has it's own stresses along with trying to keep up a morning exercise routine and a daily food plan. it took about a month and a half to not feel like collapsing as soon as i got h... Read more
Monday, January 9th 2012 is my goal day and I am 3 pounds away. Yup, didn't quite make it. But so what. i've made incredible progress over the last year. I wanted to meet my 55th birthday in good health. I did that. And I managed to hold on... Read more
Reflections Of The Past Year
One year ago I was unhappy with my health.
My weight was the highest it had ever been and my body was paying the price. Living in NYC means I take the subway to get to most places. Walking up those steps caused my heart to race and many t... Read more
The other day I wrote about eating carbs all day & not knowing why. Well, today it hit me. I've made changes to my sleep habits AND my workout has changed.
First, I've been getting up an hour earlier to get my workouts in & start my day ... Read more
All Day Eating
So I ate all day long today. I don't know why except that I'm craving carbs. Not candy, not sugar. Carbs. Like chips, 2 servings of quiche, ice cream, even some weight watchers cakes. I tracked it all. Went way over my caloric range. Way. ... Read more
Two Weeks of Physical Therapy and Acupunture
The past two weeks I've had physical therapy (PT) twice a week and acupuncture once a week. I can tell you....it rocks! My back pain is practically gone. This is my first time with both treatments, so I wasn't sure what to expect.
For P... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Woohoooo! I'm finally back to exercising! Got up today, yes, the say after turkey day and worked out! And let me tell you, it felt great.
I was starting to stiffen up so the first thing I did was an easy, 20 minute a.m. yoga dvd. It fe... Read more
Back Pain and Exercise
So I heard back from my doctor about x-ray results about my back (which I hurt about 2 weeks ago). The good news: lower back all good, most likely a pulled muscle. Not so good news: slight arthritis and curvature.
Now I still have some pai... Read more
Re-Focusing Without Exercise...
I must say, this exercise break has really given me time to think. Hurting my back has forced me to put a hold on my routine. I know it will pass, but I've been going at this so hard since the beginning of the year only thinking about what pro... Read more
Slow Down, Take It Easy, Make Adjustments
So I've been having some pain deep in my back for about one week. Tried exercising through it and it sometimes it felt better and sometimes it didn't. Yesterday was the worst.
... Read more
My Reaction to Other People's Reactions to My Weight Loss
Since January 2011, after my 54th birthday, I began my journey on Sparkpeople with amazing results. I am happy, healthy, and stronger for it. Most importantly, I no longer need cholesterol medication. That's the big one for me and I am proud ... Read more
Doing Things Differently
As I move along this path of small steps and goal making, I realize I need to do things differently. One if those things is how I plan. For example, I have a habit of looking at Mondays as a time for a new start. No problem with that. Actually... Read more
Goal Setting: A Little At A time
One of the things that I'm not the best about is goal setting. Don't get me wrong, I'll make all kinds of "to-do" lists, but that's not the same thing. And those lists can get away from you.
Back to goal setting. SparkPeople has helped... Read more
I'm almost at goal and with 5 pounds to go. I've been here for a bit and it's somewhat frustrating. I realized that I need to use what's called a "beginner's mind." Here's a definition I found on Wikipedia: "It refers to having an attitude of ... Read more