Dear Couch Potato
Do you remember when you pulled your hamstring and you had to crawl up the stairs to your bedroom because it was on the same level as the bathroom? Do you remember being in the hospital with the doctor telling you to your face that there was not... Read more
Movement in the Right Direction
I was a bit stressed going to a meeting today. I was pleasantly surprised on my walk over there (about 10-15 mins from my building) that the walk seemed less strenuous today. I am pretty sure it also took me less time to walk over even though I ... Read more
This or That
I am driven by anxiety. I have tons of it and more, especially when I am not exercising. I am finally getting over some pulled back muscles and hoping to boot the DH out of the living room tonight so I can do my new Zumba Wii disc that just arri... Read more
No Magic Elixir
The more I do to benefit myself and live mindfully, the easier it is to see that there is no magic elixir.
It is simply living as if everything I do matters. There are consequences. The trick is to make the most of your choices, so that th... Read more
Changes in Action
It is thrilling when I see the positive steps I am taking actually make a difference.
I willed myself not to eat after dinner last night, and the resulting payoff was a pre-breakfast 93 blood sugar reading this morning.
That is awesom... Read more
Stopping and Thinking First
We're on the tail end of our vacation, even though we have traveled home already. We went to a restaurant that we really liked that just came to our neck of the woods. They had many things on the menu that fall into my trigger zone, and indeed, ... Read more
Beware of the Maltitol
I knew better. Truly. I was just not paying attention to the label, and I polished off the remaining sugar free caramel popcorn in the bag. Calorie-wise, it could have been much worse, but stomach wise, digestion-wise, and pardon-me, gas-wise, o... Read more
No One Cheers When You Go Back to Bed
This morning, (in the words of my DH), I stalled. Like a motor puttering along. I could not quite decide if I was going to slip back to bed, or stay on my tight timetable and get up and go lift weights.
I hesitated. It would have been mome... Read more
Operation Go Me
I read someone's blog recently about a cheating hubby and it put me in a dark frame of mind. While I did not get cheated on per say, I did have that sense of loss and betrayal. It's behind me now, and it happened over a year ago, and I was very ... Read more
8 Times Over
All I have to do is lose 25 pounds.
Eight times in a row.
Then, I will be golden.
Not saying it is easy, but it does seem less daunting then saying I want to lose 200 lbs. :)
Have a great day, Sparkies!... Read more
Just Turn Around
Turning around things is easier than you think. It is easy to get so overwhelmed at times, that you get ready to throw in the towel, and think you are never going to be able to do it.
All you need to do is an about fac... Read more
Three Best Tips,....please
OK, I am struggling here, mostly because the scale keeps going up. I know why: I AM EATING TOO MUCH, and frequently TOO MUCH of the wrong thing. In some ways, my head is in a good place, but I am easily derailed, and distracted and wonder WTF is... Read more
What Ever Happened To.....
Whoa. I just did a little clean up on my sparkpage, and inventoried (for lack of a better word) my friends. Some people have been MIA for months and I did not know it. I wonder if they got sidetracked, or overwhelmed, or didn't think it was work... Read more
Working the Plan
I recently went on a staff retreat where we determined our personality types through a poker style game. My own preferences and thoughts about myself indicate that I am a "planner" and I do my best when I am working the plan. A-HA! There IS a m... Read more
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Making It Happen
The switch is being flipped and I am working on centering my life around me. DH wanted to go to the store today, and I told him I could go, but I would need to a) go workout first, and b) go pick up some produce. So he went to the store by himse... Read more