It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...
Monday, September 17, 2012      2 comments

...and that is my best assessment of my first spin class. At the urging of a friend and the offer of a free trial spinning class, I blissfully took on the challenge. Oh the naiveness. It started out well -- the instructor adjusted my bike and s... Read more
Olympians vs Couch Potato
Sunday, August 12, 2012      3 comments

So I have been watching the Olympics and though I have enjoyed them thoroughly, I can't help but feel a little envious of the athletes and the great shape they are in. Of course they are younger and they devote days, months and years on end to b... Read more
Sunday, June 24, 2012      7 comments

It's not everyday I have an epiphany, but today I think I had one. I'm almost sure I did anyway. I have struggled with my weight for some time now and today I wondered if it was due to a lack of self-esteem. Did I not feel I was worthy of lookin... Read more
Have You Seen Me?
Friday, June 22, 2012      3 comments

I went for a walk in the park this afternoon (and it was hot as you-know-what by the way). Walking is not only a great exercise, but also a good time to think and reflect. And so I did today. I walked about one and a half miles very slowly but ... Read more
Hopelessness: The Sequel
Friday, June 15, 2012      6 comments

It's been said that Love makes the world go 'round, but Hope is the fuel that makes it happen. Without Hope, people give up. Nothing matters. 'What's the use' becomes the motto. Hence: hopelessness. Hopelessness is a buzz kill. It is a death kn... Read more
What I am vs What I want to be
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      4 comments

I don't want to be the host of a pity party. I want to say things like, "Way to go," or "You can do it." Yet, I feel pitiful. Not pitiful like I don't have a lot of blessings in my life -- which I do. But pitiful like I can't accomplish the weig... Read more
24 minutes
Sunday, January 15, 2012      4 comments

That's it -- I did 24 minutes of exercise today. Now I know many of you would be saying, "And.........." But for an out of shape newbie like me, that is absolutely, incredibly, definitely fantastic. Well, now that I am done patting myself... Read more
No Excuses....
Friday, January 13, 2012      2 comments

Boy, if I had a dollar for every time I've heard that one. No Excuses. The trick is not to just say it, but truly believe it, then just do it. Yeah, Nike is really on to something .... Just Do It. I'm dropping all my excuses overboard and makin... Read more
One Day At A Time
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      0 comments

I have been on a "diet" rollercoaster for more days than I care to remember. By joining SP, I have made a commitment to myself to stop thinking diet and just start living a hea... Read more