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Setting a different goal
Thursday, February 22, 2018      11 comments

In the years that I have been a member here, I have set a lot of goals. Weight loss, eating the rainbow, running & within the running goal many specific distance & pace goals. I set many mini goals like water consumption, drinking ... Read more
Progress isn't always easy to see
Monday, February 05, 2018      3 comments

February already. Time flies when you're having fun right? LOL So we look for progress and how do we see that when the measures we have, the scale & the tape measure, don't show great change? We need to remember there are many measures o... Read more
9 years? What have I been doing all that time? LOL
Tuesday, January 23, 2018      6 comments

This week marks the anniversary of my finding Sparkpeople. 9 years ago this week. Gosh, how the time has marched on! And so have I according to my fitbit and garmin. LOL Sometimes, I think that others might wonder why I still am so devo... Read more
Tuning in....Turning on
Saturday, January 06, 2018      6 comments

Today I woke up feeling like cooking up some things for my quick grab snacks or meals. The sorts of things that would be met with lots of resistance if they showed up on our shared table. My husband is not crazy about lentils. That's not ... Read more
Can't start a long trek without first tying your shoes! LOL
Thursday, January 04, 2018      4 comments

I awakened this morning and gave my first focused thoughts over to how I would choose to start my day. Would I allow my OCD tinged habit of grabbing the tablet and following my sequenced routine? Would I get up and do those morning str... Read more
It's ALL About Choices
Monday, January 01, 2018      4 comments

The start of a new year and many people make resolutions for the year ahead. I'm not a resolution maker. Statistics show many resolutions only make it a short distance into the year anyway. But I do end each year thinking about where I ... Read more
Thinking like a naughty child
Thursday, December 28, 2017      6 comments

Can you remember being a small child who wants to do something that you knew was not allowed or was bad but you couldn't resist being naughty? Of course you got caught with your hand in the cookie jar and probably got a spanking (if you're my a... Read more
Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud.............
Friday, May 19, 2017      5 comments

My insurance has a reward program for doing the things that are good for our health and I just received the Fitbit Aria scale that I ordered with my points. Such a cool thing to be able to get something like this that I would likely NEVER have ... Read more
Understanding the concept of wanting more....And accepting the concept of less
Thursday, April 06, 2017      5 comments

It's windy out. I mean, it's WINDY! All last night and early this morning I listened to the wind and thought about how today was a run day and that wind sounded so forbidding. Now, at this stage of my return to running, probably the most ... Read more
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      5 comments

Whenever we get ready to climb back up and get on track, we wonder..... Can I do this? Do I want it enough? Do I have what it takes to make this happen? Can I fight the lethargy that keeps trying to pull me back? Most of... Read more
A Mixed Bag
Monday, April 03, 2017      7 comments

Spring may have finally arrived in Northern WI. That provides me with some motivation to change what I can, accept what I can't and find the wisdom to know the difference. Self knowledge. I am so freaking obsessive that when I set my fitb... Read more
Silver Linings
Monday, March 20, 2017      9 comments

As a former nurse and a long time SparkPeople member, there are a lot of things I know I should be incorporating into my healthy lifestyle journey. Woulda Coulda Shoulda.....some of those things, I have not been very good about including on... Read more
Brutal Honesty
Sunday, January 29, 2017      11 comments

I told some friends this morning that I was feeling frustrated. Every time I step on the scale the number is a wobble one way or the other. There's just no movement and while it's "not about the scale" I still want to see a loss. I know... Read more
Is it another week already?
Thursday, January 19, 2017      8 comments

Update time! Down a pound...I should be celebrating...except...I'm still a pound up from my summer weight, and 7 pounds up from my lowest here on SP and 15 pounds away from the dream weight. LOL Good thing it's not about the scale! ... Read more
And Another Week
Thursday, January 12, 2017      6 comments

The second week of January 2017. The severe cold I have had has gotten better. My activity level has returned to nearly normal. That is, I'm meeting and exceeding my step goal, I've added some little Sparks of strength and flexibility e... Read more

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