Things have been stressful at work, and at home. I won't go into details, because I just don't feel like it. It just brings me down.
But, I've been eating very good this week. I've been making good choices, and staying on track, and tracking m... Read more
What I will not do
I will not let lack of preparation set me back. There's always something that can be done.
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Busy, Busy, Busy
I've been swamped at work lately. It's insane. I think I'm actually feeling the stress. I got a massage this weekend, and I could not relax. At all. I was so tense through the whole thing, even though she worked out soooo much of that tension. I... Read more
I was looking up inspirational quotes because I need a new one for my sparkpage, and to work some more on my collage.
(Has my collage been hung yet? No. Feel free to kick my booty on that one.)
I came across this one, and I really liked... Read more
Progress, but...now what?
The past month or two have been rough. Little/no weight loss, and then some gains. I wasn't watching what I was eating very well, skipped a lot of tracking, and skipped most of my workouts. I didn't set goals, routines, or rewards. I felt very l... Read more
Rough waters ahead
The good thing about my obsessive planning and list-making is that I often can see trouble coming up before it hits. I often ignore it, or think "I'll deal with it when it gets here" when it comes to my healthy lifestyle. But, I've realized this... Read more
Nightmares, Fat Clothes, and Determination
I had a nightmare Monday night. I often have terrible, violent, bloody nightmares (I blame them on the steroids. I'm pretty sure that's the cause. I swear I'm not at all violent!) but this one upset me the most. The first one, I had just purchas... Read more
I need a reality check today.
I weighed in this morning, thinking Iíd lost at least a smidge, if not the .3 I had hoped for. I know I didnít get much done in the way of workouts, but I was still hopeful. Seeing the highest number Iíve ever seen on the scale before was a real... Read more
Attitude, Planning, and Goaling (yes I make up words)
I woke up this morning for the first time in almost a week in a good mood. Not just my normal good mood, but a GOOD MOOD. One that gets me thinking, I can do this. I want to do this. I will do this.
So what happened, you ask? A migraine. Simpl... Read more
Today, I am frustrated with myself. My attitude, my decisions, and my body. The first two I can control, the third I feel is controlling me. So, here it is, out in the open, hoping I get some answers from letting it out.
Ií... Read more
Desperately seeking balance
I am continually learning things about myself, and I am hoping this will help me grow as a person. Iíve learned a lot from sparking, and I am so grateful I have found this website and the people here.
Most recently, Iíve learned I tend to burn... Read more
My heart just isn't very sparky today. It's a gloomy day out, full of black clouds, rain, and wind. I'm staying on track, though, just not spending too much time sparking.
Staycation was horrible and great. I tried, I did, but I failed a lot. ... Read more
500 Fitness Minutes: Almost there!
So, after getting home last night, I decided to skip my workout for the day. It would end my workout streak, but I was ok with that, because I could feel the fatigue setting in, and I wasnít feeling well. My body was betraying me, and I felt wor... Read more
Planning, and steps backwards
First, I want to thank everyone again for commenting on yesterdayís blog, and sharing in the excitement. You all had such great, supportive, and insightful comments.
All day long I kept doing a little dance to myself, and tearing up, altern... Read more
Disappointment, and GREAT news
I was awful this weekend. I'll just be straight, I ate like crap. I didn't track. And I *knew* what I was doing. But, I've noticed, I do make decisions now. I no longer (or rarely, lately at least) just eat without even realizing it. That's a go... Read more