Getting Sparked, A New Motivating Motto
I just re-read over the "secrets of success" that Sparked Me. I had forgotten most of them. One that sparked me again today was suggesting to exercise in 10 minute spurts throughout the day, doing a variety of mini workouts, and by the end of th... Read more
No Running for Me, but I'll Walk!
I am so impressed with the ability of the soccer players on the Olympics. How can they run for almost 2 hours straight and kick etc. They must be so fit. I think they have had the most impact on me of all the olympians. Track runners, a close se... Read more
Where has my motivation to work out gone? I've been doing so well. For a whole year I've done well with it. I have been really concentrating on my intake and doing well with that. But I feel I can't have one without the other.
Yesterday I ... Read more
No Magic Pill
I'm happy. I've gotten back on track after babysitting two of my grandkids. I did some baking with them and got into the sweets. I made pink lemonade cookies with Abi, and they both helped me make ice cream that tastes like Wendy's Frostys. I ma... Read more
Planning for a Second Year with SparkPeople
For probably the last half of my first year with SP, I've doubted that I was getting anywhere. I felt like I was spinning my wheels. But when I wrote my last blog and saw that I have changed, and that those changes are largely permanent, I'm fee... Read more
ONE YEAR SPARKIVERSARY!
Well! I've persevered for one year. I've known this day was coming up soon and have thought that I don't have anything profound to write about. I didn't feel like I had any major accomplishment to brag about.
I've lost 16 pounds. I guess s... Read more
Wow, time has flown lately. I haven't much to blog about.
I am doing well with the exercise even though I don't have my once or twice a week Y visit. I've just increased my use of my DVD, walking and biking. I haven't gained any weight. But... Read more
Too many "Shoulds"; self imposed rules.
You know that thing I talked about only sitting for 3 hours a day? Well I wore myself out the next day trying to keep from sitting and threw in the towel the day after that. I decided that something another sparker said made sense; to be sure to... Read more
Feeling kinda "off" today. Have been fighting a bladder infection and a cold. The cold is getting better I think, but the bladder infection is very mild and I'm trying to not take antibiotics. Hoping that the cranberry juice can do the trick. No... Read more
Sitting vs. Moving About
I registered for the summer 5K virtual race on SP. Should be fun. I'll see if I better my time from last time.
I read about how people sit too much during the day. They suggest the best thing for us is to sit only 3 hrs a day! Anywhere more... Read more
Goals for July
Well, tomorrow begins a new month. I never get around to setting goals for myself for the month, but I'd like to see how I do if I have a few goals mapped out this month.
Sometimes I do best with just one or two goals, but tend to get over ... Read more
Well, First of all, thank you all for the hugs and helpful encouragement on my anger blog. I feel the love!
I prayed about it and was able to see and end to the anger. I became proactive and within 18 hours I lined up a few hours of work p... Read more
I am so mad. It's a finances thing. I keep eating cookies trying to stuff my anger. So I thought I'd try writing about it. I can't go into specifics, but let's just say my hubby and I don't agree on how to spend it. (in particular where our grow... Read more
Rough Saturday, Fresh Start Sunday!
What a messed up day yesterday was! I gave in to carbs and sweets. I know now, looking back over the week that I held back since Tuesday, not counting calories, so I was afraid I'd go over and and am so paranoid about having any weight gain, tha... Read more
Progress on the Splenda Front...
Well, cutting out the splenda isn't as hard as I thought it would be! I just dug in and changed what I was doing. I haven't reached in the cupboard for a single splenda packet in 2 days! So far today I only had a smear of sugar free jam on my to... Read more