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Staying healthy despite stress

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      2 comments

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

Thursday, January 24, 2013      2 comments

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

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      0 comments

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. ... Read more

10 minute bike bites

Saturday, December 29, 2012      2 comments

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

Holiday cheers

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      2 comments

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

Pearly Victorious

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      2 comments

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

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      3 comments

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!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012      4 comments

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

Friday, November 23, 2012      5 comments

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

Tuesday, November 20, 2012      4 comments

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

Something Special

Sunday, November 18, 2012      4 comments

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      5 comments

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

Monday, November 12, 2012      6 comments

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

Thursday, November 08, 2012      1 comments

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

Sunday, November 04, 2012      2 comments

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


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