I'm Sitting on the Floor!
About three weeks ago, I decided to try the South Beach eating plan. I'm one of those people who - after 40 years of dieting had totally given up on diets and - until now - I'd always figured South Beach was just another fad, but a good friend i... Read more
I Can't Control the World but I Can Make a Change
I have heard from so many fellow Spark people who have read my recent blog and shared their own struggles as well as their stories of triumph. The common denominator is that we're all trying, each and every day, to do our very best...and we're d... Read more
Where did MoJo go?
This morning, when I checked my email, I found that yesterday two different Spark friends visited my page to ask why I was AWOL and whether I was okay. If I'd checked my email last night, I wonder if I'd be writing a different blog this morning... Read more
Personal Goals: 9/1/08-12/31-08
One of my teams suggested that we post our personal goals for the remainder of 2008. I thought I'd better post them here as well so I won't forget!
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Practicing New Habits
I am many miles from home tonight; sitting in a hotel room near the college my son began attending today. It's an emotional time for us both. He's had a restless week - a mixture of excitement and butterflies. I've had a hectic week - making sur... Read more
Breaking the Cycle by Quitting the War
I wasn't a particularly fat child but neither was I a skinny child. I was
"plump," like a good turkey at Thanksgiving. By the time I was a pre-adolescent, however, Twiggy was all the rage, I'd moved into the "Chubettes" department at Sears, a... Read more
What's Really Going On?
I feel tired a lot and, like most people, I could always use another hour or two at night but if I can't get that, however, and a nap is out for whatever reasons, here are some things I can do to help me on those "oh-yeah-baby-a-Snickers(follo... Read more
Quieting the Monkeys in My Head
(Background for this blog: I've just read an inspiring thread on the Members Motivating Members team site called "There's no good in calling yourself 'bad,'" that was started by MMM team member DempC16. She's also posted her original entry as a ... Read more
Headed Home Again
Tomorrow morning my sister and I will take an early morning walk, I'll stop by the health center to kiss momma goodbye, and I'll head back home.
It's been an amazing trip. Time with my mother is increasingly precious. She turns 94 in a few ... Read more
Day 15 and All is Good
I walked for about an hour this morning. It was pretty hot by the time I got going but part of the walk is in the woods where there was a slight breeze. Besides, after missing my walk yesterday, I really wanted/needed to get out there.
Jus... Read more
Time with Momma - Listening More than Moving
I got up this morning planning to walk but instead I scurried around to finish packing, have breakfast, shower, and hit the road – all before 8. First stop - the airport to drop off my sons who are headed off for some adventures of their own. Ne... Read more
Second Bump in the Road
Alas, no weight loss this week but I had a big drop the first week and I did lose inches this week so I'm not frustrated. Well, not too frustrated.
It feels incredibly good to know that I can honestly say I did everything I could do to move... Read more
A Little Mothering Needed
I need to "say" out loud that I didn't get enough sleep last night.
I know "woman of a certain age" often don't get enough sleep but I'd be lying if I blamed my lack of sleep on hormones. No, my problem is -- I had to be out later than usua... Read more
These Spark People Are Wicked Smart
I didn't write this, I just want to remember it! The way I usually avoid overeating when I eat out is to not eat out in the first place -- and that's crazy-making! There are ways to do it and stay sane.
From "Spark Healthy Diet #7"
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Changing Life-long Habits
I just entered this on a Team message board but I'm going to write it again here because I need to keep reminding myself! When it comes to my bad habits with food, I tend to forget that I can change them just as I've changed other bad habits. Th... Read more