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Marsha, Strong and Healthy
Yesterday at the YMCA I was doing strength training: lat pull downs, squats on leg machine, seated chest press, rows, etc. When I was about give out and thought I couldn't finish a set, a thought just came to me, loud and clear: Marsha, Strong ... Read more
I recently wrote on the At Goal and Maintaining Team message board about a real problem for me at this point in my journey:
I frequently have "relief eating!" I get up for those stressful things and handle them well. Then when it is all ove... Read more
More On the Loving Yourself As You Are Challenge
Day 15 assignment: "Think about how far you've come in the first two weeks of the Challenge. Blog on your progress during the first two weeks of loving yourself as you are now. Support other team members too! Do your choice of Cardio today."
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Challenge: Write a Blog About Your Good Points
For the Polk County SparkTeam's "Love Yourself as you are Now Challenge" I'm to write a blog about my good points. Well, that's going to be very difficult. I'm just so tired. I spent all day getting ready -- cooking and cleaning -- and then put ... Read more
Check Out the Trivia Leaderboard!
No modesty here. I'm up there in the top ten. There it is: OldMom3 at 93% for this month!! Because of SparkPeople, I'm getting more knowledgeable about nutrition and exercise everyday. Isn't that something??... Read more
Recounting My Weight Loss Journey
I weighed in at Weight Watchers weekly, and my weight went up and down, up and down and down, and up and down and down and down. I didn't always feel successful. When I look at the lowest weight of each month rather than the weekly weight, I got... Read more
Did You See the Elephant Blog?
Maybe you can help me. I read it. I went on. But my mind kept coming back to the elephant. Now I can't find it.
It goes something like this: the rider(driver) is the brain; the elephant is the emotions. The rider can keep the elephant goi... Read more
Precise is to Estimate as Obsessed is to Rational.?! Hmm. Maybe, on maintenance anyway.
When I look at the top rack of my dishwasher I used to be able to tell you what my bathroom scale was doing. If my dishwasher was full of measuring cup... Read more
One Down Differently Today
Yesterday when I wrote "One Down" I was talking about finishing the grant proposal that I'd been stressing about. Today my "One Down" is a good one, too. I'm back down the one pound I was over the weight I'm aiming for. I expected it to take 5 d... Read more
One Down; Preparation for Next Time in Order
Well, the grant proposal is in the mail, with all the required forms and signatures. Relief. Natalie is napping and I'm sipping decaf tea. Relax. Relax.
In The Spark, Chris Downie says, "Avoid stupid stress," on page 42. He demonstrates ho... Read more
Focus Vs. Balance
My meditation reward last night was truly restoring. It helped me relax, as I aim to have balance in my life. I tend to focus. Focusing rather than achieving balance has gotten me in a lot of difficulties throughout my life. Like either I'm diet... Read more
Just For Me
Today's Love Yourself Just the Way You Are Challenge: Do the Team walk at Lake Morton, 9:30a.m., this morning. Later, do something special just for YOU. Share what you've done or write a blog about it.
The Team walk was great this morning... Read more
Paquita, Zumba, and Fun!
I did my first Zumba class this morning and found out why so many people have told me that it is great fun. The reason? It is great fun!
Zumba is Latin dancing exercise. Our instructor, Paquita, calls out the steps in an authentic Spanish ... Read more
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five....
It had escaped my attention, obviously for years. I have donated hundreds of items of clothing to a thrift store that supports great programs(literacy/GED, financial stability, basic needs: food pantry and homeless prevention) I have been assoc... Read more
Celebrate Son in Law's New Job! & Listen to Wellness Coach
Celebrate Son in Law's New Job!! He starts March 15th as a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant, more commonly called Optometric Technician. I'm so proud of him!! He has significantly increased his income and taken a lot of pressure off my dear pr... Read more
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