Staying healthy despite stress
I'm doing a few things to relieve stress...taking long walks, checking in with friends, "observing" my moods, meditating.
I'll keep trying and keep adding activities that I know are helpful, such as yoga, going to the gym, whatever I can th... Read more
Keeping the Spark Alive
After receiving some kind of icky health news last week, I've been in high gear taking care of this business and as a result have been less present on Spark People. Haven't been tracking either. Yet I haven't gone "off the wagon" with either foo... Read more
Change hurt -- and then it feels good
Just finished a board meeting for an organization I belong to... A great, small, feisty and funky organization. So, at the end of the meeting it turns out that half the board is moving out of town...some of the strongest leadership is leaving.
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10 minute bike bites
I've got a bicycle "on blocks" in my living room... it's attached to a stand that converts it into a stationary bike. It's been there for more than a year, but only recently did I start to use it while watching TV. Ten minute bites on the statio... Read more
I so appreciate the helpful hints I've learned from Spark People. Very helpful in getting through the holidays with minimal problems.
I don't have to feast when I don't want to. I can avoid situations where there's a lot of food.
I can do t... Read more
Yes! I managed to face my fears: how to visit parents without wrecking my health?
I went, I saw, I conquered... I took the time to take care of myself, do whatever it took...and I had a really great time doing it -- going to yoga, cooking deli... Read more
the parent trap
Keeping it real and hopefully healthy on this trip to visit my parents.
Have taken 3 yoga classes in the past 5 days and gone for a long walk. These help diffuse stress, which continues to build.
Have been very careful about what I ... Read more
Slow after Thanksgiving -- 3 days later!
The morning after Thanksgiving, I had a pretty decent yoga class. Three days after Thanksgiving, on Sunday morning, I felt as if my body was "out of it." Teacher confirmed that it can take a while to get past the feast.
Even the most moder... Read more
Good and not bad
Yesterday, even though I didn't track dinner, was not a disaster by any means. I took a 90 minute brisk walk in the early afternoon and didn't overeat at Thanksgiving dinner. The walk no doubt helped a lot. I got to bed fairly early and slept pr... Read more
taking disappointment in stride
That sinking feeling, when things don't go as planned, has in the past also sunk my health plans. When I got to feeling low, I might eat more, exercise less, lose sleep, start hating myself.
Usually I feel pretty upbeat, but today is an exc... Read more
As I was out walking today, an hour minumum with the dog, and hitting my stride, I suddenly realized that this is the first thing I need to be dedicated to each and every day (duh...): taking care of my body.
I've always been a person who p... Read more
On Track and Feeling Good
After my little lapse on Sunday evening, I realized it isn't all that difficult, now, to stay on track. One huge improvement has been cutting way back on carbs (I'm diabetic). Although the amount recommended is kind of moderate, it's still way t... Read more
Mistakes can also shed light
Last night I kind of lost track... snacked before bedtime on pita chips, way too many. Well, I could feel them agitating my stomach, keeping me awake, knew I had gone off track.
And YET.... I suddenly realized that what I pretty much used t... Read more
changing locations is changing a lot
I travel a fair amount, between three locations...the city, the country, and cross country to visit ailing parents.
Came back to the city to vote recently and noticed my sugar immediately went way up, despite modest eating pattern. Alas, m... Read more
Consistent -- easy does it
A little bit each day, day after day, adds up to be a lot! The 10-minute exercise bits are appealing because I can do them anytime. It adds to my self-confidence if I am able to keep doing things consistently, and I see that improving. Spark Coa... Read more