Encouragement by my wonderful daughter
This link was sent to me by my daughter, who encouraged me to join a gym and continues to inspire me every day.
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'Think Minuet in G'
Remember The Music Man? Professor Harold Hill was a con man who convinced a community in Iowa to hire him and invest in musical instruments for their children's school band. And because it was a con, Professor Hill, who couldn't read or teach mu... Read more
Achy breaking back
Too much shoveling and maybe not enough bending my knees... I pulled my back out last night and had a difficult time at work today so I thought it best not to go to Zumba class tonight. I got home and decided that I would do easy stretching and... Read more
Pitchers and catchers reported this week which means six weeks until Opening Day. I still look forward to the opening of baseball like I did when I was a kid. Renewal, new possibilities, and boundless optimism are all part of the mystique of S... Read more
I worked up the courage to participate in classes at my gym and--ta da -- I really love it.
The class that first caught my eye is called Shred 55. Ok, so I couldn't help thinking: 'cool, I'll shred 55 lbs- that's right up my alley'. I realiz... Read more
Survived my trip to LA LA land
My challenge this week was a business trip to LA and I was in control for the most part. Not perfect, but in control. I consider that to be a success. I left for the trip in less than optimal conditions (east coast ice storm) - previously the pe... Read more
I lost 1.5 lbs. Why am I disappointed?
Well, lots of reasons. None of them are valid, I know, but they are in my brain nonetheless:
-I’m mad because I still have not taken off the weight that I put on over the holidays.
-I’m impatient because I want to be at my goal weight so... Read more
A step in the right direction
I entered this past weekend with a combination of enthusiasm and anxiety. We had a wonderful engagement party for my son and his fiancée that I have been enthusiastically planning for months. However, major anxiety set in last week as I recogn... Read more
My 'Here's HOW I can do this' list
Ohhh, so that's what that goal board idea means!
Yesterday, I made of list of very specific behavior changes that will help me achieve my goals. Going beyond 'exercise more, eat less', because let's face it, I've eaten with reckless abandon ... Read more
I am not getting on that scale
What a bender...I lost 9 pounds and gained it all back-- and then some. When I reset my intentions after Christmas, I told myself that I was not going to get back on that *#-! scale. Well, I peeked and I'm not even back to my starting point. But... Read more
Why do I want to eat something after my meal is finished?
One of my challenges lately is to stop eating after a meal. I'm not talking about a snack a few hours later--I'm talking about right after. Why?? Well maybe in part because I'm not eating dessert, but it's more likely because I'm just used to... Read more
A children's book says it all
I remember reading my children a book about a 'Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'. I looked it up and found it on Amazon:
That was my day yesterday. Why I can be i... Read more
Today, my head is in the right frame of mind and I am eating healthy food, but I'm not feeling any 'thinner', even though some of my clothes are starting to loosen up a bit. My frustration stems from an annoyance because I have let myself gain... Read more
Calling out for reinforcements
Please read PIXIE-LICIOUS blog today. It was honest, heart wrenching but motivating at the same time. When I first started on SparkPeople - only a month ago- I have been overwhelmed by the extraordinary support, encouragement, sound advice and ... Read more
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I want to make the cut
I'm not one to reflect - I'm more of a 'take action' person in most areas of my life. Except the big D, of course. I can develop a plan, organize an event, schedule a meeting, coordinate my families needs-but these abilities have not extended t... Read more