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Best time to Renew
There couldn't be a better time to get back on track. This is a new year and I will make a new start. Out with the old and in with the new. Out with the cupcakes, candy and chips. In with the veggies, fruits and good fits! Back on the treadm... Read more
Prejudice about Overweight
I have been "blessed" with the opportunities of being slender during certain times of my life and also being quite overweight during times of my life. I can compare those times and while really being the same person on the inside during all tho... Read more
Falling off the wagon and setting a new goal
Yes, I fell off the wagon over the weekend...... One day after the other... Birthdays and Easter. Now, this week I m like a chugging train back on track . My goal is to have good health. My house is emptied of food. It's just me and a cup o... Read more
Knowing good health without the scale
Am I being healthy? Is the scale the only measure of whether or not my lifestyle has become healthier? Without filling myself with toxic foods, I feel so alive and healthy. I have interest in people and doing things other than eating.... Like ... Read more
Envisioning myself in the future
As I plan to clean up some old golf clubs to hit the golf course this spring , I know this dreary snowy winter will all be in the past soon. But I also think even further ahead than just a couple of months. Continuing my weight loss and healt... Read more
I know that goals are very important. Sometimes they can seem overwhelming if I have too many or they seem too challenging. My main goal is to be healthy. Therefore, all the little steps I can take to make this possible will help quite a bit.... Read more
Is this journey painful or adventurous?
That is the question! Well, I would have to say perhaps a little of both. It's painful in that I have had to deal with emotions that are causing me to overeat. A few weeks back, I crashed with sadness and feelings of just being upset. Howev... Read more
Changing my workout routine
I've been doing pretty well with my daily walking. It's been three months. Sometimes it can make things a little more interesting to add a little variety to the workout time. Swimming is a nice possibility. There's a pool nearby and it woul... Read more
Moderation in all things
There are some things we like in life more than others. There are some things in life that we need to do more than others. We need to eat. We need to clean the house. We need to sleep, exercise, make money, have social connections and more. Y... Read more
I won't let the stress of all this get to me
Well, it's been just about 2 full months now. Have I done well? Yes! Have I been perfect? no!
Has it been stressful? Of course! After all, there are so many emotional reasons we may overeat that when we stop that behavior, we have to deal... Read more
Outsmarting the Saboteur
We should be flattered! So many of us may have someone in our lives who often sabotages our weight loss efforts. I do. We must be a fantastic, beautiful and desirable person if someone doesn't really want us to look good. Well, at least this... Read more
Concentrate on how far you have come not how far you have to go!
It's easy to get down on yourself for losing 5 pounds instead of 25 pounds. Thinking too much about how far we have to go on this journey can be discouraging. If we think of the progress we have made... No matter how little then we can feel su... Read more
Cannot forget you ..... Casual friend!
We can have all kinds of friends. Some are close and some are casual. Of course, many are Spark Friends. We can have all different types of relationships. Some people we may talk to everyday and we are happy to do that. Others we may talk t... Read more
What's the excuse for not working out?
Of course there may be excuses for not working out. Disability or even a temporary injury can give a legitimate one. Yet , sometimes we tell ourselves ," I've had a bad day" and give ourselves permission to not work out. That sounds like a ... Read more
New foods... A new awakening!
When we inject ourselves with toxic foods that are not healthy for us, why does the world lose its color and shine? Cookies, cakes, chips and donuts remind us of those childhood birthday parties where we played musical chairs, won a prize and ... Read more