Just checking in
Hi Sparkers. It's been a while and I've been taking care of some other things in my life over the past few months.
We moved my mother into an assisted living near me, but she is moving back to one in NJ on Monday. Her physical health is ... Read more
Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.
Where is your cell phone?
Your mother... Read more
This week's goals:
Track food all week.
Weigh myself today (DONE)
Get the water in - at least 8, 8 oz per day.
I'm back and again, approaching things slowly. Saw a few pictures of myself and my butt and I will just do this o... Read more
Trying to wrap my head around things
I'm done. Done reporting that I've tried again and failed. Done giving in to my emotional ups and downs. Done putting others first. Done being someone I'm not.
When I look around me, I live a good life. Good family, great new house, decent ... Read more
Oreos for Breakfast or Pushing that Bike Ride Further - What kind of girl/guy are you?
Sunday was another day of seeing how I fight against myself.
I walked downstairs and my daughter asked for a snack of Oreos (it was about 10 am and I had not eaten yet). I told her after lunch, then proceeded to grab a couple to put in my ... Read more
It's been a while - here's why
Once again, time has gone by and I've had to make choices to take care of others instead of myself. In a nutshell, here's the past few months:
End of April: Finally! A good offer on our house. We found a house we love and make an offer on... Read more
Am I just making excuses?
I've always been the type of person, even when I've had self-confidence issues, who has believed that if you put your mind to it, you will get what you want. (Hate to say it, but part of my "sergeant-attitude" Mom in me!)
So, I struggle wit... Read more
WW is working for me!
Second week into Weight Watchers and I'm down another 3.4 lbs!
I'm aware of what I'm eating, but not obsessing and it hasn't been that hard.
Keeping the faith!... Read more
Update: Continuing on the Journey
Things really have heated up here in my world, but I'm continuing to fight the fight and all that jazz.
I went through a few weeks of being tired again, tired of working hard at EVERYTHING without a break. While I continued to do things lik... Read more
Life is heating up...
My life is getting crazy again, between work, picking out a school for my daughter, an assisted living for my mom, trying to sell our house....
Well, you get the picture.
I'm starting to fall slowly off the wagon, but I'm still holding... Read more
A good kind of sore...
Ah, my biceps, shoulders and triceps are sore today and
IT FEELS GREAT!
I did P90X's arms & shoulders last night and I just LOVE strength training.
I love the power I feel during and after, I love knowing my muscles are building the... Read more
Uh, isn't the scale supposed to go down?
OK, enough is enough. I've been a member of Spark for 3 years now. In that time, my weight has gone UP about 5 lbs.
Something is wrong with this picture!
If you do things the way you always have, you will get the same results...
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It's the time of year when advice about setting goals is in every magazine, on every website, on TV, in my doctor's office, on my iphone, etc., etc. For me, it's gets a bit overwhelming and I tend to ignore even the good advice as I retreat fro... Read more
It's that time of year when I wonder where the past 365 days went. I often think I've done "nothing" all year, but I really wanted to think about it this year and what I've done for myself and those around me.
Here's 25 I came up with - no... Read more