I Hurried Too Much!
I found myself just rushing through the daily Spark emails, just to get the "point." Then I realized the REAL "Point" was in the contents of the emails. As I read them, I get new ideas, new encouragement, new information, well, you get the point... Read more
This morning I reviewed my SparkPage and noticed I joined on September 22, 2008 -- two years ago last week. Then I looked at my weight then and now -- and in two years I've gained 10 pounds. That's not where I needed to go! Now I'm 69 pounds too... Read more
Wish I'd Learned When I Was Young!
I'm 75. I'm just now learning several life truths that I wish I'd learned when I was young. Things like:
Nobody will take care of your weight but you. Nobody else CAN! So do it -- stay healthy!
Nobody makes you angry or sad or depresse... Read more
I've made every excuse in the book -- most of them in the past three months. "I'm too busy." "I'm taking care of my ill husband." "I'm too stressed out." "I've just moved." "I just had knee surgery." "I have diabetes and I'm on insulin." Well, y... Read more
I'm Doing It For Me!
I have so many reasons for losing weight -- I have a daughter who is overweight and I would like to be a good example. I have children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and each one of them gives me incentive to be as healthy as I can for as ... Read more
Act As If....
How many times have you said—or thought— "When I lose weight I can/will ...." You can fill in the rest of the sentence. For example, "When I lose weight I will feel more confident." or "... I will eat less." or "... I will be friendlier" or "...... Read more
Thoughts of a Caregiver
I've been very fortunate. My husband had a stroke last week and lost quite a bit of brain function (speech, reading, writing, etc.) but he didn't suffer physically. He is still capable of caring for himself, and those things are so ingrained tha... Read more
Are You Ready?
After reading a post on a Team I'm on, it triggered a thought I'd like to share more publicly.
A person would be SO SMART to be stocking up on the necessities of life. I fear we are in for some rough times, and when the world wakes up, shel... Read more
If You Bite It, Write It
I have wondered why I don't lose more weight. Well, I joined TOPS this past Tuesday, and among other things, we agreed to record everything we put in our mouths. I did, and I did great on Wednesday -- 1346 calorires; Thursday -- 1885 calories (... Read more
Will You Dance With Me?
My daughter sent this to me and it made me think SO MUCH of my life that I want to share it with you.
Will You Dance With Me?
Too many people put off something that brings them joy just because they haven't thought about it, don't... Read more
Do I Love Myself?
I've been trying to lose weight for -- oh, about 36 years now. That's when I met and married my wonderful husband.
Before that I had an exceptionally great figure -- and I flaunted it. I had lost respect for men in general, because it seemed n... Read more
I Can't Rest On My Laurels
On January 1st, I weighed 205 pounds. On January 12 I weigh 198.6 — down 6.4 lbs. I've done that before. Then I go eat to celebrate. And I un-do everything I had accomplished. I'm not going to do that this time! Food has served as a "reward" for... Read more
New Year's Resolutions
You know what? I've made a New Year's resolution for several years now that I would "lose weight this year," and I usually put a number of pounds I wanted to lose. But I'm not going to do that this year. You know why? It's too vague and too easy... Read more
What I Saw in the Mirror Today
As I stepped out of the shower this morning, I glanced in the mirror. There, hanging out in front of me was this big body with folds of skin in the front beneath a large abdomen and hips sticking out in the rear. My first reaction? "I hate this ... Read more
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Be What You Want To Be
Hi Everyone. I've not been around for a few days, but I've gone back and read a lot of the posts. You know, we're all really in the same boat. We all respond to stressful issues by wanting to eat. And why not? We were programmed from birth. If w... Read more