This blog post is a year after my last post. Last year at around this time, my husband had a stroke and needed my care for months. That was one rocky year! I was caring for my husband in a state away from relatives and loved ones. I got sick mys... Read more
I just read my blog entry of April 15 (the last time I blogged), and I was amazed at the similarity of that blog to today. Yes, ups and downs continue in life, but in spite of them, can we remain faithful to our commitment toward health?
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We all have ups and downs in life, and I am no different. Situations that have affected my weight loss efforts over the years have included getting a cold or flu, going through a period of not having money (to buy the food I need), or spraining... Read more
I've had a disappointing week - until today. I'm a college instructor, so every day is filled with activity, even on the weekends. This week was Spring break, and when it started last Friday, I was happy and excited. "Finally, I'll get some r... Read more
I feel great! I've been diligently following the Sparkpeople "way" since January, and I feel good. I lost 18 pounds since then, and I have quite a few benefits. I am able to walk up the hill to my job without getting winded. I feel more aler... Read more
Whoo! I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. The past week, I have been feeling what is called the "Imposter Syndrome". I was blessed to get a job teaching and doing research at a university a year and a half ago. But this week... Read more
Sparkcoach asked me to answer the following question: "Think about the last 'mistake' you made that left you feeling upset or off track. Now re-frame that event as a learning opportunity. What did it teach you? How can you be better going forwa... Read more
In Sparkcoach, I was asked to state a new exercise goal... something that is fun and that can motivate me to attempt to attain it on a long-term basis. I have never been a sports lover or an active person, which is why I'm probably in the weigh... Read more
In Sparkcoach, I was asked the following question: "Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal?"
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Whew. It's my third full week of being consistent on Sparkpeople, and this week had so many challenges, now that I look back on it! Early in the week I had a serious stomach flu (so much so that I thought I had food poisoning), so I was pretty... Read more
I was reading a section on Sparkpeople this morning which suggested that I blog about the non-weight loss changes that I have experienced since being consistent on Sparkpeople these two weeks (as self-motivation). As I thought about blogging on... Read more
This is my first blog entry in a long time. I have been amazed, recently, at finding out how creative I can get when procrastinating! Procrastination occurs on so many points:
1. Avoiding thinking about issues that need to be resolved (and ... Read more