This change of lifestyle, this re-working of myself, is for me. Just for me. Iím doing this because I got tired of looking in the mirror and hating what I saw. Because I used to be a healthy person. Because Granddaddy had his first heart attack ... Read more
One blog a week. Thatís how low Iíve set my standards, and yet meeting them is hard, hard, harder than I imagined. Keep writing. Just keep writing. The more you write, the better you write. Write one blog a week for your SparkPage. It doesnít ha... Read more
A Simple Thank You
For the past few days Iíve been trying to think of adequate words to thank the people at SparkPeople, and SparkPeople itself, for being there. For giving me the tools to get through a trying time not only in a healthy manner, but continuing to l... Read more
The Return of Bozko
He first came into our lives just over a year ago when the Redbud tree was flush with blooms. Outside the gate he stood, long tongue lolling, long tail wagging, pale eyes smiling. We tried to ignore him. We hoped heíd go away, but he didnít.
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Well, so much for writing a scintillating blog piece every week in an attempt to get back into writing. All I got is this wretched tiredness, and the thought of my husband in the ICU 25 miles away.
That and knowing that I need to get this... Read more
My dear friend,
You have helped me to change my life. You have been a cheerleader, a sounding board, a mentor and a friend. You have shared the nutritional knowledge you gained prior to your gastric bypass surgery with me so that I could make ... Read more
The Immovable Object
I am not an emotional eater. The history of alcoholism in my family makes me think twice about putting anything in my mouth in reaction to how I feel. The minute I think ďI need thisĒ I step back and reassess that thought. Do I need it? Why do I... Read more
The Joys of Buying a Bra
Buying a bra must be one of the most humiliating experiences in the world.
You walk into the dressing room feeling some confidence because you've lost enough weight that your old bras are in danger of sliding up at any moment, releasing yo... Read more
Someone on one of my SparkTeams (Go Missourians!) asked us to "Name one thing that Spark People has started you to do."
A million things popped into my head : Track food, track exercise, connect with other people...but really, one thing cov... Read more
Vanity vs. Truth
I need glasses. Ugh. I HATE to have to wear glasses. Hate, hate, hate it. I didn't even need glasses at all until I was 35, so going so many years without them made it so much harder to have to put them on. When I picture myself I do NOT picture... Read more
Okay, okay, I know it. Everyone keeps telling me that losing one pound after being on vacation is a GOOD thing. And I think it is.
I didn't go crazy; I didn't think : Woo Hoo! I'm on vacation I can pig out; I watched my portions and ate go... Read more
The cost of weight loss
While driving home from my Taiji class a few Fridays ago, I was mentally running through what I would make for supper. I was thinking about how many calories I had eaten already that day, and how many calories I had worked off.
When I got ... Read more
Obese. Ugh. What a positively disgusting word! Week by week, as I tracked my weight, I would come across that word. HOW could I have lost sixty pounds and STILL be obese?
At first I used it as a goal : Get out of the obese range. Move into... Read more
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