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Some Road Signs
Special Spark Thanks to Bikecook and Candik48 for their recent encouraging words. You helped bring me back here today.
Things have been going...okay! I had a long hard day for a fibro person, yesterday, but I accomplished stuff. This was th... Read more
Another Day, Another Dip in the Pool
So, I continue my spark streak of posting blog entries to no real purpose. But, I did have a dip in the pool today, despite the creeping exhaustion. Now, I'm sore and tired. And I really need to eat something. But, alas, I have no energy.
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This Morning I Was Mindful
Yesterday, I engaged in a silent meditation for 20 minutes. It was difficult for me to focus on my breathing for 20 minutes, because my mind kept trying to entertain me. It wasn't worrying; it was creating stories and dialogue. And the weird thi... Read more
Woke Up Crazy
Yesterday, I had one of those rare days you get with Fibromyalgia where you wake up in excellent health. I felt good, normal. I had slept, you see, thanks to a cocktail of tryptophan and magnesium taken at just the right time. Timing is critical... Read more
An Important Look at My Habits
Acceptance of the way things actually are is the first step toward change according to many philosophers. So, I need to look at the situation I'm in at the current moment.
I didn't have a difficult night. I had less pain yesterday and I ma... Read more
My absence hasn't been as long this time. I was about to give up on trying though, when I had an email from one of the lovely sparkpeople telling me not to give up on things. And since she had it far harder than I do, I feel I should listen to t... Read more
Still Working On My Streak
Which isn't, technically, a streak, because I've missed a few days. But I am hoping to post every day and complete my meal diary. I think, however, that end of day posting isn't working for me. I might have to post in the morning for a bit to ge... Read more
More Is Accomplished
Once again I did not sleep. This time it was much worse. I only slept 45 minutes total last night. But I had more energy today than yesterday, when I slept nearly 4 hours. Weird! Still, I'm running on fumes and iced coffee now and that doesn't b... Read more
Fibro Kicks My Schedule
Or...how I accomplished nothing today!
So, today I was supposed to go join the gym. Also, I was going to visit my MIL and have lunch. And I had an appointment with a doctor. There was also a laundry to do.
None of this happened. Today... Read more
About My Binging
Last night I had a binge on two-bite brownies. It actually takes me three bites to eat one of them. That's something I thought about during the binge. The problem was that I couldn't stop eating until the box was empty. I have this same problem ... Read more
So, I've returned again to Spark People after reading an inspiring story about someone who lost 130 pounds thanks to using this site. I've been going to TOPS meetings for the last two years and I lost 38 pounds. But recently our branch had a cha... Read more
So, here's my first New Year's Challenge Schedule
Planning and completing Challenge!
Today I'm planning to eat like this: Food I Make Myself
End of day. I did it? Yes/ No
Today I'm planning to do this for my exercise: Walk
End of day. I did it? Yes/No
Today I... Read more
Good News/Bad News
I'm back on SparkPeople! That's some good news. And I've lost 7 lbs in the last 7 weeks. That's even more good news. Weight loss over a feasting holiday season? WOOT! YEAH! GO ME! HEE! My blood work came back fine, my blood pressure was normal a... Read more
Pat Me On The Back
Because I did keep posting my food. Also, I am here making a blog entry and it is the same month as my last blog entry.
What I learned this last week may be the key to my success.
Bad things happen to me when I try to pursue a goal. N... Read more
And I'm back...sooner...
I had been planning on so much, but, as always, life decided to hand me a few lemons. I've been making lemonade for days. Boy, are my squeezers tired!
Car troubles and sick relatives have managed to fill my entire day with troubles. I cou... Read more