MY SPARK NEEDS TO BE REKINDLED!
Even though I know the scale does not define me, it still has a lot to do with how I feel about myself! I’m not feeling good right now! (“Good” in any way it can be meant!”)
When I became active again on SP the last week of 09/14, I w... Read more
I’m so thankful for the 5% winter challenge! It has helped me remain focused and get below the 163 pounds I was hovering around for weeks!
I have been so worried about letting the team (Go DETERMINED DAISIES!) down this week because we’ve ... Read more
I was so excited when I saw how many steps I had taken today! My eyes are “leaking,” as my son said when he was a little boy.
I have spent most of my life trying to stay off my feet. I can hardly believe that now at 75 years of age I am tr... Read more
A Former Blog Rewritten :)
I recently read an article (linked from one written by Coach Nicole) that said, “Some research shows that even without changing a person's weight, exercise alone can help people feel better about themselves and improve their confidence.”
T... Read more
THANK YOU, SPARKPEOPLE!
My 80-year-old husband had open-heart surgery six years ago. Since then (although, Thank you, God, he is still with us) he has struggled with extremely low energy, A fib, and extremely low heart rate. All that is in contrast to a very alert, ve... Read more
The TRUTH is FREEING!
Twice in the past when I have lost a considerable amount of weight, certain triggers (words) caused me to deliberately regain it. The first time (many years ago), I lost a lot of weight in TOPS, but when a friend told me that her husband had tol... Read more
STARTING OVER / DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES / NEVER QUITTING!
Several things have come together serendipitously that have encouraged me to start over.
Last Sunday our minister was speaking about making God the number one priority in our lives, and among other things, he said DO WHATEVER IT TAKES! I do... Read more
BEYOND WEIGHT LOSS …
This (first paragraph) is a comment I made on Nancy Howard’s blog, “Is Endurance Exercise the Fountain of Youth?” I have wanted to share these things on SP and this seems to be the perfect time!
I am excited about the changes that exercise ... Read more
What’s gong on here? Oh … THAT!
What’s going on here? I have struggled from the beginning, but was always encouraged by slow changes that were good! I even thought for a while that I was truly being transformed into a self-disciplined, healthy-eating, exercising-regularly old ... Read more
COULDA, SHOULDA, WOULDA
I read Nancy Howard’s blog, EXCUSES GIVE US PERMISSION TO FAIL, and as I promised in my comment, I copied her blog to save to my computer and inserted my own excuses / permissions to fail that did indeed lead to “failure” (NAY! Setbacks that I h... Read more
IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN FEAR AND DESIRE?
When I lose a little weight, I feel so happy and self-respectful ... and also terrified that I cannot keep it off. Then I eat more to prove I can’t. I had forgotten this pattern until my recent success on SP: the joy I felt in losing ten pounds ... Read more
Another 5-Minute Pep-Talk
I'm liking these! I have never talked positively to myself before ... at least not for five minutes!
Today (and yesterday) I thought about how easy it was for me to go up the 28 steps to the second floor of our church building. Just a week ... Read more
Five Minute Pep Talk Challenge
This is a mini challenge (I think!) that I accepted for a streak. At least, I think that's what I did. I know that focusing on the right things will help me do the right things to achieve the right things, but when I sat down to think for five ... Read more
"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves." --- Anonymous
I like this. It reminds me that my intrinsic motivation is what counts ... NOT trying to please others or be what they think I should be (e.g., THINNER)! ... Read more
Over a year ago I was diagnosed with lumbar stenosis with a few other problems thrown in to make it very painful. Physical therapy and spinal injections were prescribed. I'm ashamed to say I did not continue the PT at home, as prescribed, trusti... Read more
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