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I'm Back from Vacation!
Hi everyone! I've missed you.
I've read emails, and tracked workouts on my app, but that's all the sparking I've done. I am looking forward to touching base with you all again.
Hawaii was wonderful again. My son and DIL are doing a fa... Read more
I have to keep my life kinda low-key to help prevent the mood-swings that come with my bipolar disorder. Keeping stress away is challenging, but I've become quite good at it. I have to consider the stress factor whenever I start anything new in ... Read more
A New Modified Workout Schedule?
Thirteen days later and I still can't take walks. What a nuisance this sprain has become.
I am eating mid-range, which isn't causing any problems with the scale...yet. I could be doing some strength workouts and even chair cardio, which I ... Read more
Comfort or Discomfort?
I'm sitting around this week, nursing that silly sprained ankle. But I want it to heal up nicely so I don't easily re-injure it when I get back to taking walks. The swelling is going down now. I'm trying to keep my mind active so I don't think a... Read more
Being Foolish and Carefree Can Lead to Pain!
Ok. Not such a smart move!
My daughter's family has 4 kids' bikes and a razor scooter. The two kids, my daughter's BF and my hubby and I were fooling around on them. I'm thinking I'd try to burn off a few birthday cake calories. I ended u... Read more
Making a Good Decision
This morning I made a small decision to walk around the block before work. Just as I got going up the block, I found a half-dozen pieces of assorted candy on the ground, which most likely fell out of some kid's bag on halloween. It looked intact... Read more
Looking Back is Inspiring a Good Holiday Season
Yes, I am an avid journal writer. I get everything down on paper. Usually I try to include how I feel about what went on each day. I started a separate journal for my health focused journey, back when I started Sparking. I am not a regular blogg... Read more
My New Life as a Maintainer
Things are going well for me. I'm maintaining and I'm able to keep on tracking workouts and food consumed without being consumed by charts and schedules and checking off goals met.
Don't get me wrong. All those things were implements to he... Read more
Lazy and Rebellious at the Moment. But the Day isn't a Loss.
Ever have one of those rebellious lazy days? I don't want it to turn into a lazy rebellious week, though from experience, I've not had one of those weeks the whole year I've been sparking. Though I've had a lazy attitude, rebellious even, I hav... Read more
Maintenance while Traveling PLUS goal for Holiday Season.
Well, I did it! I managed to stay at my goal weight throughout a trip to Mom and Dad's. I Went to Wisconsin...Had all the treats I mentioned in my Confession blog. Plus I ate Brats, potato salad and baked beans. Had a mixed drink which isn't the... Read more
A True Confession
I am shaky. My heart is racing. Some of you may recognize these feelings...especially in conjunction with consumption of too many calories, including sugar. I just ate around 1550 calories within 45 minutes.
It took courage to sit down and... Read more
Yay, Body Fat Percentage Looks Good!
I thought that since I'm having to lay low with bronchitis, I could take time to write the blog I've been meaning to write for the last week! Sometimes you just have to slow down, even if it's not by choice.
I wanted to record my Body Fat P... Read more
Revisiting my goal BMI/weight
Here I've copied my Profile which I have updated today. I'm not totally sure about the necessity of lowering my goal since my kinesiologist did take my measurement of body fat and told me I was fine where I was at. I like the way I look, I feel ... Read more
Into the trap, out of the trap!
I just fell headlong into a trap my neighbor unwittingly set for me.
A few days ago he brought ove 4 huge pieces of a dreamy yummy looking cake that had all the toppings it could hold. I ate one spoonful and put the rest in the fridge. Las... Read more
Hooping, a Long Walk, and my Star Chart
I have started hooping as a fun way to burn calories! It is fun! I had a hula hoop as a kid and got lots of use out of it. I remember I could keep it up forever. I didn't know then that I was burning calories. I know it varies how much you burn ... Read more