Shamrock Shuffle - 5K
Today I walked a 5K (in Chicago called "The Shamrock Shuffle" around the lakefront).
Last year I barely made it. This year I could tell the difference in my health and walked much quicker. I was actually passing people up! I walked with ... Read more
The past week or so I had been a little depressed. I think the weather was getting to me - the cold, the snow, etc. Maybe I was going through Seasonal Depression. That and the onset of the flu that has infiltrated my family a few times now. ... Read more
Meditations for the New Year - God's Word
I found this online and thought I'd share:
Begin the New Year meditating on these encouraging Bible verses chosen to inspire a fresh new walk with God and a deeper commitment to living the Christian faith.
New Birth - A Living Hope
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I am so motivated!
I feel so motivated and happy! I am walking on air today. Things are coming together in my life - emotionally, spiritually and physically. I feel content, and as far as my weight-loss journey goes, I'm not even halfway there. Yet I am HAPPY.... Read more
A New Year
I am excited for the New Year. I know that resolutions are so easy to make, and harder to follow through on. But this is my year. I won't have forever to count on to make these changes. The time is now, and I can't avoid it any longer. I wo... Read more
I have been feeling so healthy lately, it's awesome!!! I have been only eating my 3 meals a day with a snack inbetween, and trying to eat more fiber and my goal is to move every day.
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Day 7 of Abstinence
I am working the 12 steps and am on Step 1. I am looking for a sponsor. I am proud to say I have 7 days of abstinence behind me, and with the grace of God, I will remain abstinent tonight, tomorrow, and the next day. But I am getting ahead of... Read more
Day 1 of Abstinence
I went to my first face-to-face (f2f) OA meeting yesterday, 9/5. It was awesome, and had many attendees. I isolate myself so much that I hadn't attended a f2f meeting in over 8 years. I realized and shared with the group that I never had a st... Read more
The End is the Beginning
"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning."
"One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better."
"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand... Read more
Back in the Saddle Again...
Today I was recovering from a little bit of a hangover...drank too much wine last night with my sisters, but it was an awesome time...however after having Lucy, I simply cannot hold my liquor anymore, and suffered the consequences today.
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Returning to OA
I have come to the realization that for me, I am powerless over food. Diets don’t work for me – or they do, but then they don’t, and then I’m back to square one, eating away until I am numb. I have decided to return to Overeaters Anonymous (OA... Read more
Well I am down .5 of a lb., so I'm at 270 now. I feel better about that. Also, I have lost 3 inches since starting SparkPeople, so my clothes are fitting better. Yesterday it was so nice out here, like spring, so went on a walk with hubby and ba... Read more
Back in the 270's...
Well I put off weighing myself last week because I felt like the scale was going to show numbers higher than the week before. I had a relatively good week, I just felt bulkier. I felt like perhaps I had built muscle from the strength training ... Read more
Almost out of 270-ville!
Well I re-weighed myself this week and I did lose last week - although it was only 1/2 a pound, I'll take it. I'm now at 270. I am very hopeful and I know I can do this. It's a lifestyle change, not a diet, and these things don't happen overni... Read more
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Well I weighed myself today and the scale showed I went UP 3 lb. I am not sure how that happened, I had a great week - but I did have 2 glasses of wine at a party last night, and I tend to retain water when I have any alchohol. So I'm going to... Read more