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Go Sugar Free. . .Who Me??
I have a serious love affair with sweetness. Not just sugar, but sugar substitutes. I was talking with my 20 year old son about it and he encouraged me to enjoy my coffee for the flavor of coffee, not for the sweetness of the sweetener I put in ... Read more
Less of the iPhone more Freggies
I am so excited! Everything y'all said to help me yesterday really helped!Including the HUGS you sent. Partly, I helped myself by writing down my thoughts and coming to the conclusion that I was worried about what my son thought of me. But the r... Read more
An Emotional Eating Episode
I've been happy today. Mostly. Today is beautiful weather and I'm due to get out and walk. I need to get out of the house so I don't keep eating. My 20 year old is visiting these last couple of days and he makes me on edge, feeling like i want t... Read more
Healthy Habit vs. Addiction
Well, I decided that if I balance out my day and don't sit around so much, I would feel better about spending some time every day on SP. It is such a part of my life by now, close to every day for 10 months, that I'm attached to it. I will work ... Read more
Trying to make a Decision
I am thinking about cutting out most of my spark activity. Thinking about it. But I find myself in such a steadfast habit, that I couldn't NOT do things that add up spark points for me. I think I'm addicted! I want to let some of it go. My husb... Read more
Great Workout Day!
I had a great day! I usually take Fridays off, but I still walk. This morning I headed out the door with a plan to walk around the block. And that would be it for the day. My usual day "off". But I started carrying my pedometer for the past week... Read more
My Day got Twisted
I have had a good day so far. When I went to bed last night I got it in my head that i would walk an hour and a half today. I also decided I'd go to the Y for the elliptical workout I want to be doing once a week. I thought I might even swim on ... Read more
A Good Memorial Day Gathering
It was a great day!
Some moms are accustomed to pulling together a meal. I'm not one of those. It's only been since my kids all moved out that I started planning gatherings. Not real frequently, but I'm actually planning them and doing most... Read more
Victory with my motivators
So far the plan to reward myself with a mini-goal reward is helping. I decided to make a chart and mark it with a rubber stamp on each day I eat within range for calories. I've made it 4 out of 4 days, now, and at week's end I will have earned m... Read more
No loss, but no guilt
The only reasons I feel ok about not losing any weight this week, is that, first of all, I followed my chart and I know by looking at it that I did my best in getting my workouts in, which reminds me that I am doing good things for my body. Next... Read more
New tool to help myself get fitness minutes.
Not only did I walk 90 minutes, I remembered to do ST, circuit style, for the second time this week. I've been only doing it once a week and I know that ST is key to helping my fitness level. I start out the week with good intentions, and then a... Read more
Complements are fun to hear!
I am 119 calories away from burning my goal for the week, and it's just Wednesday. If I keep up this pace I'll have to consider upping my calories. But I'll wait and see if I'm feeling more hunger. I'm learning to eat for hunger, not just becaus... Read more
Today was a great Mother's Day!
This morning we picked up my Mom-in-law and drove 3 hours to see my daughter, her boyfriend and her two kids. They cooked us brunch and sent us home 2 hours later with 4 quarts of strawberries. My daughter had just baked ginger snaps, yum, and t... Read more
New goals, new freedom to schedule workouts
Now that I will be having more flexibility in my schedule, more freedom to schedule workouts when I want, I have to set a few goals.
Lately, I've only been swimming once a week, which is the only thing I've been doing at the Y. I want to g... Read more
Changes taking place in my life
After feeling down for quite some time, I realized my job was getting me down, working with a very negative person. I felt poisoned and I'm tempted sometimes to get involved, but not wanting to this time. I also felt more drawn to spend time wit... Read more