always here for me
Trying to lose weight and be healthy has been and continues to be a constant war for me. I am guessing that my genetics and learned habits through the years have had unending issues with my efforts. I have worked very hard and lost about 50 po... Read more
I am accountable
I have been up and down so much in the past 6 months it is incredible. After losing my job and starting a new one in May... after getting burned out from 6 days a week at the gym for 1 and a half hours a day (for over a year and a half)... I de... Read more
nose to the grindstone
I haven't been on Sparkpeople doing my thing in too long a time. I have been exercising along, at least 3 times per week, but not to the extent that I was last year because I got a bit burned out and needed to get so that I enjoyed it again. I ... Read more
Muddy trail to my goals
I haven't blogged in a while because I haven't had anything I needed to tell myself. But, today I do. I have been back actively trying to lose weight and become a happier, healthier, and more energetic me for more than a year now. I had prett... Read more
Treating a Sweet 16 Hangover
This weekend was one of those overly emotional times in a mom's life that can and does lead to unhealthy choices. In my case, it was my youngest daughter turning 16. She had rsvp's from 20 teens who were going to be at our house. She wanted h... Read more
Fall-ing Back? I don't think so!
Every time I have worked at losing weight, I have been strong and consistent for a few months and then got off track and slid back in to my old ways. Either right around Easter time or in August when certain aspects of my lifestyle have gotten ... Read more
Slowly, slowly, step by step...
Slowly, slowly, step by step, I am turning my life around for the better! I have been back exercising for 9 months and actively working hard on myself for 8 months. At first the weight was coming off pretty quickly... but I have hit several pl... Read more
What do I REALLY want to eat?
As I was driving to work this morning, I was thinking about the transformation in my mindset over the last 5 months. One of the things that hit me, was the idea of what I really want to eat when I go out to a restaurant.
When I first start... Read more
So, this is what a million bucks feels like?
I can't even begin to explain how good I feel right now! While the weight isn't coming off as quickly as I would desire, I am making huge progress and improvements in how I feel. Four months ago, my knees bothered me when I went down stairs, i... Read more
I can do anything!
I haven't blogged in a while because I just haven't felt there was anything to say. Nothing new, not having any earth-shattering challenges. Just going along, logging my food, exercising regularly and slowly, but steadily losing weight. My fo... Read more
honoring my commitment
It has now been more than a month since I really committed myself to getting my weight and happiness under control. I have have been exercising (cardio) 5-7 days/week and have not gone to the top of my calorie allotment once! I have lost betwe... Read more
Good things are happening!!!!
It seems that I usually blog when I am frustrated or disappointed with how my weight-loss effort is going, and decided today was a good day to break that spell. I have been strongly focused on losing weight for about a month. I started working... Read more
Hard, but worth it...
I really do not care much for exercise right now....I know it is what I have to do to get back to a more comfortable me, but I am not enjoying my workouts right now. Not to say that I have any intention of stopping, because I don't. I know that... Read more
keeping on, keeping on!
I have been back loggin food and exercise with Sparkpeople for a little over a week. Things have gone relatively well. I did have a couple days when I didn't log all of my food because I wasn't able to figure out how..due to what I ate. But, ... Read more
Never ending cycle
I don't know why it is that I keep "starting over" and getting derailed. I think partly it is because I have allowed my families needs and desires trump my own and partly because I really do not like to diet or exercise. I like the results I g... Read more
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