Falling is not failing!
I had a great week of eating healthy and exercise. Then last night we went out for supper and I had a glass of wine and a roll, then ordered the walleye -- which was breaded and I assume deep fried. I had sweet potato fries, which I assume wer... Read more
Sometimes Health Happens!
Two years ago at Easter time I was looking for some healthy recipes more for myself than the rest of the family, so that I could enjoy the holiday without eating things that aren't so healthy. I got some veggies -- celery, carrots, bell peppers... Read more
A Pamper-Me Day
Today was my long-awaited Pamper Me Day - a valentine to myself, you might say. I took a vacation day from work and slept in a little bit. After a good hot, healthy breakfast, I braved the not-so-great highway to drive to my hair appointment a... Read more
A salty revelation
Yesterday I bought 2 bags of water softener salt at the grocery store. As I unloaded my van at home, it was all I could do to wrestle one bag at a time from garage to house, and down the stairs to the basement. They were VERY heavy! While men... Read more
It is so true that sometimes it's not the number of pounds lighter you are that makes you smile, it's those little things that just suddenly hit you. This morning when I was doing my stretches after the bootcamp video, I realized that I can tou... Read more
The Mind's Eye
I was a smoker for over 25 years until I finally quit 11 years ago. Over two years later I was filling out an insurance form and had to check a box -- smoker or non-smoker. It surprised me when I realized that hey, I am a NON-SMOKER! Until th... Read more
I was sparkin', when sparkin' wasn't cool....
If I could sing like Barbara Mandrell, I might be singing that song. SparkPeople seems to be growing so fast, and with the new book, it is going to be like a wildfire! Well, today is my 2-year anniversary of joining SP. I'm so glad I found it... Read more
Stirring the ashes.....
Seems that at this time of year it is so hard to find motivation. The holidays are over, it's cold outside, and face it - treadmilling is BORING. I'd much rather sit with a blanket, book and bag of chips! I need to really stir the ashes to ig... Read more
I don't know why it's so hard for me to write. I've always been a good writer - even a member of a writer's group. Yet I seem to have a never-ending case of writer's block. I know that I need to stop thinking so much about what I want to wri... Read more
New Year - New Goals
Goals for 2010:
1) NUTRITION GOAL:
a) Long term: Increase Omega 3 intake.
b) Short term: Eat fish/seafood twice a week.
2) EXERCISE GOAL:
a) Long term: Increase amount and variety of "other exercises" .
b) Short term: Do the... Read more
Massages v. Therapy
Monday I took the day off work and pampered myself with a massage. As I entered the physical therapy department of our local clinic, where the message therapists are located, I ran into two women I know, both my same age. But both were there f... Read more
Sharing Good Health
I am 56 years old and have never had a broken bone, never had a surgery, never been hospitalized except for the birth of my 2 children. Despite having PCOS, which puts me at risk for such lovely conditions as diabetes, heart disease and various... Read more
1 Year of Maintenance!
On September 1, 2008, I reached a weight loss goal I thought was impossible to achieve. Continuing my healthy lifestyle, I continued to lose an additional 10 pounds. Today marks my 1-year anniversary of maintaining my goal weight. I feel grea... Read more