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Unbelievable health news article
I just read something in the SparkPeople health news that I just cannot believe! Women who have a leadership role in the home tend to not take such a huge leadership role at work. Surprise!
The brilliant researchers that wrote this article ... Read more
Going in the right direction
I just got a call from my son. This is the point where I would normally be really upset and maybe not reaching for the food consciously but certainly very emotional. It can be hard raising teenagers especially when they are leaving home for the ... Read more
Wow, we'll things haven't gone exactly like I thought the would. I failed at maintenance. The 50 pounds I lost are back. There are lots of reasons. Stress from family and job and health lead to emotional eating and just not paying attention. I t... Read more
No Exercising for a Week
My shoulder is still hurting. I have rested it and it got better, but I think that I keep going back to working out too soon. Then, it hurts again.
Soooo, I am going to give myself at least one week. I'm also going to pass on my strength t... Read more
It's (almost) All About Numbers
Being a scientist by training and profession, I like numbers. I understand numbers. I am comfortable with numbers. Give me a spreadsheet and I can analyze the world. In fact, I originally found SparkPeople because I was going to set up my ow... Read more
I will not wish my life away--and other thoughts for the positive
I used to say "I can't wait until Friday", "today is hump day, I will be glad when this week is over", "is it time to go home yet?" and many more. Then I realized something. The only time I am living is NOW. I cannot live in the future and I ... Read more
One Bad Food Day (Is this how maintenance will be?)
Yesterday was not a good nutrition tracking day. Realistically, it was the first really bad day I have had in quite a while. It started off ok with nutritous and appropriate breakfast and lunch. Usually dinner is my downfall.
Well, I dec... Read more
How to Never Fail
Want to know how to never lose a game? How to never feel the sting of defeat? How to avoid feeling bad because someone didn't like the job you did?
I know the answer!
Don't do anything! Never play the game. Never go for your drea... Read more
Addiction is Overused
We are addicted to alcohol, tobacco, drugs (legal and illegal), caffiene, sugar, pornagraphy and the list goes on. I think we may be addicted to addiction.
Before someone goes ballistic on me, yes, I do realize that there are real addictio... Read more
Back on Track (sort of)
Well, I actually exercised today! Forty-five minutes of weed pulling (and I do mean WEEDS after the rainy winter we have had on the Texas gulf coast). I filled 3 lawn bags with weeds and I feel good for having done it--except I need to do at l... Read more
Still Not There
OK, I haven't made it back to my exercise schedule. The food part is going ok, but I'm just not there on the exercise.
To be honest, I'm just tired. I havent' gotten up the energy to really exercise. I'm wimping out, but I am taking one... Read more
So, most of the time I am a pretty planned person. I mostly pack both my breakfast and my lunch. Dinner is at home, cooked by me, on average of 5 to 6 nights per week. The other one to two nights, I might have some prepared entree which I kno... Read more
Two Places At Once
So, my college age son called me. He was in the hospital and needed emergency surgery. I said "I'm on my way". He responded "You don't need to come". Like that was really going to happen--PLEASE!
Anyway, so I am 300ish miles away from h... Read more
To Run (or not)
I really admire all you runners out there. Especially all of you first timers who have worked so hard to lose wait and get into shape. You set yourself a goal of a 5K or even a marathon and I read your blogs when you have done it! The exhilar... Read more
Clouds and Mountains
When I was a teenager, my best friend gave me a plaque that I still have on my bedroom wall. It reads "I'm only moving clouds today. Tomorrow I'll try mountains."
As I have become an adult, I have moved (or tried to move) a great number o... Read more