Back to Basics....
I've had a lot of excuses lately why I haven't been taking care of myself, but its time to turn that back around. I'm the heaviest I've been and I don't feel well. I need to be healthier for my husband and my kids, but mostly for me. I know w... Read more
Finding a way to make time for me
Ever feel like everyone else's needs come before your own? That's where I am. I need to find a way to ensure I have time for my meal planning and Sparkpeople/coach time, as well as the little things (like giving myself a pedicure!). Today I be... Read more
July 5 and Fireworks
Today is our community Fourth of July celebration - as there will be the big fireworks show tonight. That means we have a bunch of friends over to celebrate with a cookout and then walk over to the high school where the show will be. I'm lookin... Read more
I just went for my physical yesterday and had to face the fact that I've put on 20 pounds. I just got my new FitBit Flex - which is motivating me to exercise more. But the other thing that I know is causing me to gain is the stress. I need to... Read more
Adding elements of support...
At work an email went out a few weeks ago: Would anyone be interested in joining a WW at Work program? I thought, while I have Sparkpeople for many of my needs, it might be good to add a level of support and do the WW at Work program, so I sig... Read more
Keepin' on, keepin' on....
The early morning walks continue, and the weight continues to eek off of me. I know this isn't a race, but a change in how I live, so it will be gradual. That means it will last. Today will be hot, but I've already completed my exercise and w... Read more
I Outwalk the Dog!
I've been getting up at 4:45 a.m. to walk for an hour every day for the past month. Not only do I feel great and have lots more energy, I'm finding that the dog (our Golden Retriever) can only make it through half of my walk, before he poops ou... Read more
When I went grocery shopping yesterday, I noted a big change in my list and my shopping patterns. I had a lot of fruits and vegetables in my cart, fresh dairy, whole grain breads, but not a lot else. The freezer is well stocked with lean beef ... Read more
Back to School
I'm feeling good about keeping on my plan...and was able to keep things up even during vacation. At a doctor visit on the 9th of August, I weighed 189. Three weeks later, I had lost 4 1/2 pounds, even while on vacation and not able to control ... Read more
Out of town... still working the plan!
I've been away for a couple of days on a business trip and have found some of my new habits have great staying power. I have often pushed away plates of food, before they are clean, as I feel full and don't really want any more food. I have aw... Read more
Confounded by choices....
Okay, so I made a bad choice today. It was a weak moment, I was on my way home, hungry (I was 2:30 p.m. and I hadn't eaten since 7:30 a.m.) and I knew I was going home to a sick child. So, I pulled into McDonald's. I could have ordered a hamb... Read more
Energized by Exercise
While I'll never 'enjoy' getting up before dawn, I am finding that my morning exercise gives me more energy and a positive outlook to my day. My dog, Norman, is always happy to join me, although he is only able to make it through half of my wor... Read more
Getting the facts....
As part of this journey, I try to keep up with my health needs, to ensure that I'm tackling this on all fronts. I've recently been to the eye doctor (all good), the dentist (all good), had my annual mammogram (clear), had a full physical with l... Read more
Getting back on the wagon....
One of my toughest things to overcome is to put myself first, especially when things get so busy at work! I've basically been out of action as far as my own health and physical activity, because work got so hectic! I need to keep in mind that ... Read more
I'm working to do my best and I need to feel satisfaction that I'm making progress. Maybe I don't look like the women in my magazines. Maybe I haven't lost weight at a good pace, but I'm trying to get healthier and do good things for myself an... Read more
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