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Inspiration comes from....
.. my fellow Sparkers.
As this month draws to a close, I want to thank my Spark friends.
* When you reach your goal, you inspire me.
* When you stick with your food plan, you inspire me.
* When you do your workouts, you inspire me.
* ... Read more
Day 2 Exercise Report
Pool done 60 min.
I find it easy to just get that Strength Training out of the way instead of repeating to myself that I still have to do it. I can even say to my hubby, "just give me a few" and Git 'er D... Read more
It's been 4 years....
...since I was diagnosed with diabetes. What has changed?
I no longer go barefoot. (thanks to 'Monsters Inside Me')
I now eat breakfast.
I take better care of myself.
I learned to just Breathe to reduce my stress,
I quit smoking.
I... Read more
My Personal Responsibility...
... for the next three weeks (until October 17th) is to follow through on my Autumn Exercise Program. also I have the weekly menu plan.
This is easy.
It is doable. (come on... a 6-Minute Workout. If I cannot do that ... well it's just lame.... Read more
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
At present, I have finished the 21 day vegan kickstart. Normally I would say it was an epic failure, but I learned a lot. It was interesting and I may try it again come January. This week I put my exercise plan into place.... Read more
The eyes have it
When to the Ophthalmologist yesterday... eye were dilated and it got sunny. Yuck!
As far as my vision goes.... well I guess that is just it, it is going. Sucks getting old. She gave me a script for progressives. I don't know... except for re... Read more
Autumn Exercise Program
Next week my water walking class starts again. I have been pretty good about going to the pool on my own. I will be doing two nights of class and two nights with my son, the fish.
I do have to balance that with the strength training and have ... Read more
Wow! Did that just happen???
I got an unsolicited compliment that I was looking good from an acquaintance. It was totally unexpected, but made me reaffirm that I am making progress and on the right path.I felt good getting that outside acknowledgement. Mind you I still hav... Read more
Review of AADE 7 Self-Care Behaviors
Many changes had to be made, no longer can the free spirit do what she will. That spirit found any kind of rules abhorrent and she ran a bit rampant.
Now my body has demanded that I be responsible. Since being diagnosed with diabetes I have ... Read more
21-Day Vegan Kickstart update
This is the last week of the Kickstart.
It is quite a challenge for me with my family. Being vegan means no meat or fish nor other animal products, such as dairy, eggs, and honey. I was able to do many meals, but sometimes it was too difficult... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Healthy Coping
Are your muscles tense?
Some of t... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Reducing Risks
“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding” - Harvey MacKay
Short term problems can turn into long term problems if you do not address it. It is much easier to fix something small, so take the time to know your b... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Problem Solving
“I want to take better care of myself. But life keeps getting in the way.” I have felt this way many times, but it is just an excuse.
Every Day is a New Day. Life situations change and everyone deals with emergencies and daily challenges. ... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Medication
It does not matter if it is over the counter, vitamins or prescription.
The following is what you should know:
* What is it for.
* What it does.
* Side effects. (weight gain, nausea, etc)
* How much to take
* When to take it. (morni... Read more
Self-Care Behaviors - Monitoring
Measuring, monitoring, and managing outcomes, oh my!
Do you do great all week, then blow it on the weekend?
The third in our series is ...
Monitoring is kind of like autopilot, if you see that you are straying from your... Read more