A Nice Breakthrough
You all know about how difficult it is for me to keep things under control with my eating, while having guests in my house. Well, I think I'm over and done with my difficulties with that!
We had the 9- and 10-year-old grands here for 3 day... Read more
Photos of The Reception
Thought I'd follow up on my last blog and enter a few photos:
There are no actual wedding photos because she got married in a North Carolina courthouse (state of residence) and they wanted to have the reception at Josh's parent's home in WV.
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My Daughter's Special Weekend Included Victories for Me
Ahhh, the wedding reception was perfect.
Aside from feeling a little stressed during meal time and eating two extra brownies after it was dark and I knew no one was looking, the evening was a huge success.
I have a couple of favorite... Read more
My Random Thursday Celebration
As I have mentioned, probably enough times already, but this weekend is travel weekend. Ten hours total riding in the car. Though I savor the time to read, I don't look forward to being sedentary and exposure to gas station treats. I have a weak... Read more
How My Streak is Going
Just an observation I've made from reading an article: 7 of our Spark fitness experts mentioned their frequency of using the scale, and some weigh infrequently and a few don't even weigh themselves at all! This intrigues me. None of them seem t... Read more
Off to a Great Start, Having Set a New Goal
I've had four successful days, of eating really well and getting a nice amount of exercise. I have lost 1.5 pounds over the last week, and maybe I need to give myself more credit than this, but I keep thinking it's only water weight and normal f... Read more
Wellness Article I Recommend
Don't miss this article on 20 ideas for 60 second healthy habits. They are real pick-me-ups. (Link below)
They include drinking a tall glass of water, taking deep breaths, sitting up straight, doing 1-2 sets of sun salutation (yoga),... Read more
My Plan for Focus
I'm hoping to keep my focus once again over the next 24 hours. I'm taking it one moment at a time. My last 24 hours passed with success. I even did an intense 10 minute ST, non-stop, after neglecting ST for a few weeks. I woke up in the middle o... Read more
I Believe I've Found Focus
I am happy to say that for the past 36 hours I have found focus. I wrestled with much effort to get my mind set on renewed efforts at staying within my calorie range, and had a very successful day yesterday. My calorie count was on the low end, ... Read more
Problems With Focus
I've had a few things happen recently that have effected my focus.
Most recently, 95 year old friend passed away last Monday night. It was a relief to see him no longer in pain. He'd been quite well up to two weeks before his death. Never b... Read more
A Suggested Article I Found on Motivation
A great article to read here on SP is on motivation. I have found it to be profound and helpful. I anticipate that what I learned from it will help me immensely.
"Mastering the Mysteries of Motivation Pt 2" by Dean Anderson, Behavioral Psyc... Read more
Renewing an Old Mindset
Something I read today, which was a reminder of something I learned when I first started reading articles on SP, was an article about setting goals. The point that struck me was how we often set goals that are negative, like I will stop eating s... Read more
A New Thought About My Binge Eating
A new thought hit me this morning, after yet another binge last night.
I was keeping the house free of binge foods, which means sugary foods. I realize carbs have sugar in them, but I don't keep the house free of good carbs. I'd had 200 cal... Read more
Sunshine and Sadness
The sun has come out! Outside, and in my heart. I have felt the sun shine on me through all your kind and supportive comments on my blogs. I feel the SparkLove through all of you. It really brightens my life.
We have had a dreary summer. At... Read more
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Update on Medicine Issues
I've let several of you know this today, but I want you all to be aware of what has transpired this week.
I contacted my doctor and got the go ahead to decrease my medicine by 2/3, saving quite a bit of money of the medicine. I may even be... Read more