Deja Vu Ankle
September 27, 2014 I sprained my right ankle badly. We were doing an Oktoberfest Craft Show, that is how I remember the exact date. I came out of Subway, stepped off of the curb, and went down. I tried to get up and couldn't put any weight on... Read more
Made a HUGE decision...now for the consequences.
Friday I put in a 30 day notice for quitting my job. I have NEVER quit a job in my life, so I am feeling like a failure at the moment. My workplace has been good to me, and I do not blame or harbor bad feelings toward any one person. My bigge... Read more
A Wake Up Call... but I want to sleep and dream of candy.
Monday morning at 4am my husband awoke with chest pains, shortness of breath, numbness and tingling in his arm. I drove him to the emergency room where he was immediately surrounded by nurses and hooked up to machinery. I was worried, but feel... Read more
Perhaps there is hope...?
Each day this week I exercised before work. I alternated 1.5 miles biking one day, walking another. Not a sterling exercise program, but one I know I can do consistently. My ankles and arches start to really hurt when I embark on any new exer... Read more
I fought, but Sugar won.
I got serious about weight loss and my health again. I stopped putting creamer in my coffee, at fruit instead of sugary desserts, and started eating outside of my comfort zone (baked sweet potato fries). I started incorporating fitness into my ... Read more
Admitting Failure and Accepting Accountability
I have been putting off writing a blog for a long time.
When I started SP I was in my 150's. Overweight for my height and weighed down by bad eating habits, I was ready for a change. Years have passed, and I have NOT moved forward, I have re... Read more
The Grip Of Addiction
I have had a humdinger of a cold since last Thursday. I stayed home for three days straight but went back to work yesterday. I still feel boogery and miserable. I am trying to soldier through my work days (not much paid time off left). On t... Read more
It's Me Or The Sugar
I have been doing pretty well....until the last few days. I have allowed myself sugar 'here and there' and it has been disastrous. My calories have almost doubled and if I keep this up I will gain back all the weight I lost and then some. Th... Read more
A Bad Day
My workday was bad enough that by the last hour I was too upset to finish out the day. I left and came back an hour later when we were closed and stayed late to finish up. Having some problems with workload and contradicting direction from two... Read more
A Weekend At The Fair
Most of Saturday and Sunday were spent at the fair this weekend. My husband does woodworking, and we were one of the vendors. I feel like I was a complete failure with my goals and my diet.
1. I fixed a protein rich healt... Read more
Sucralose, malitol, the musical fruit, the more you eat, the more you toot.
I am one week into my 2 week goal of being sugar free. The first 2 or 3 days were AWFUL!! The combination of PMS'ing and not being able to eat sugar left me with all kinds of weird symptoms...lethargic, irritable, cold, shaky, tired, weak, you... Read more
Support and a Plan
Today I had a one month follow up appt. with my Dr. At our last appt. I expressed my concern to her about my weight. She suggested some small changes I could make and we set a goal of me losing 5 lbs in a month.
Instead, I gained a couple of ... Read more
I have made some small improvements in the last week:
1. wow...discovered why I go long periods of time not losing and then gain a couple pounds, even when I think I am 'doing good'. Consistent tracking shows I do reasonable all day, but ... Read more
Reasons why I want to lose weight
1. tired of looking and feeling fat.
2. can't fit my clothes
3. Look awful in all my pictures....my husband takes alot of them when we go on camping trips, and they are a big reality check.
How about some reasons that are positive?
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It feels good to wake up and track my food. I love the setup for tracking food...it has changed since last I was here.
Off to another busy day.
1. Drink 4 8 oz glasses of water by noon.
2. Track my food intake.... Read more