adventures in eating?
I just finished reading the SparkCoach lesson for the day in which I have been encouraged to think about having fun on this weight loss adventure. The problem is, I haven't lost a pound! Well, I've lost a couple and found them again right away... Read more
Back on Board
The holidays are behind us and we've recovered (mostly) from the flu bug that has struck our town. There is a nice blanket of snow on the ground, Mom and Dad have arrrived safely at their winter retreat, and I am anxious to get back into the po... Read more
I am at that age when aging parents have become a focus of concern. My weight loss journey has been interrupted by a long month of focusing on my mom's recovery from a serious surgery. Food wasn't the problem -- fatigue was the problem. I am ... Read more
Back on Track
It's been a trying couple of weeks. Mostly due to pain and a bit of depression. The good news is, I continued to swim everyday. I did have some food issues, but feel better the last couple of days. We're headed into some nasty weather again,... Read more
Seeking Strength . . . again
I seem to be in a bit of a fog, lately. A fog laced with anxiety and worry. September brought with it the busy-ness of the school year, though I am currently not working. And I am worried about not working -- not just because of money reasons... Read more
Just before dinner tonight, I received a phone call that upset me greatly. I am furious that my integrity is being questioned and was furious as I ate my meal. I not only ate too fast, I ate far too much. I ate, furiously! I had prepared som... Read more
Meal Planning isn't the problem!
I have struggled with meal planning in the past, but I have been at this so long, that I know exactly what to prepare for a balanced diet. And lately, since I have a new kitchen with an island and great appliances, I have been enjoying cooking.... Read more
Why is my scale smarter than me?
I finally bought a decent scale, though you have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how it works. I don't know why I thought I needed the scale that computes body fat percentages, muscle mass, water weight, etc. It was on sale.
I st... Read more
I know what to do to lose this weight -- having the strength to stick to a plan is another thing entirely. I cannot rely on myself. And I don't want to rely on others. I think that is what attracts me to SP. I can be sort of anonymous while ... Read more
One year later
I hooked up with SP last January on the advice of a friend. SP did help me get on an exercise regime and I am stronger now than I have been in several years. Swimming is my main activity and I have been on "vacation" from that activity for nea... Read more
Some days are like this -- I get up and things seem okay and then WHAM! All of the sudden, I'm crabby and feeling negative. I think jealousy is at the bottom of it all. I want what I want and when others get it, I get mad. My food is OUT OF ... Read more
Aqua Aerobics- Day 1
I started aqua aerobics this morning and I have to say it was AWESOME! The pool was a little on the warm side, but that felt good on a snowy morning. I am going two mornings a week and now that I know where to go and what to expect, I'm going ... Read more
I'm supposed to weigh in today, but I don't really want to. It hasn't been a great week for food, though I have taken my walk everyday. I got off track while visiting a friend for the weekend. I started off okay, but quickly regressed. Not s... Read more
I am a bit down in the dumps this morning. My RA is flaring in my lower back; this is day three and I'm starting to resent the intrusion of pain. I used heat and gentle exercise yesterday to good effect and will try that again today. Pain is ... Read more