ELLYEE's Blogs

Reasons on why I want to lose weight
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      1 comments

I just watched Spark Coach talk about motivation. What are the real reasons I want to lose weight? The first reason is my own health. I have significant arthritis. Losing weight will make it easier on my own joints and if I have replacements.... Read more
Reasons to exercise vs reasons not to exercise
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      0 comments

1. I always feel better - I don't feel good enough to go to the gym. Everything hurts 2. I like wearing work out clothes - it takes effort to change 3. I can be careful with my old arthritic joints - I don't want to hurt myself any more 4.... Read more
So easys to get discouraged
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      3 comments

Have slid away from sugar free. Recently traveled to Dominica in the Caribbean and got a travel cold. Ended up with sugary stuff to suppress the cough. Ugh. Also, because I am wheat free, ended up eating a lot of trail mix - so high in sugary ca... Read more
Spring cleaning
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      0 comments

Citrus trees are blooming, an indication its time to shake of the winter, flu, cold doldrums and move. Moving some more, stiff, but able. Love the water. Working to be sugar free. Already gluten free. It makes a difference in how I feel. ... Read more
A bit of a wanderer, then home
Thursday, January 31, 2013      1 comments

I guess I like to wander, you know, meander through the day without coming here - which I call homebase, but I eventually do return, and find that gentle admonition "you seem to be having some trouble with motivation." If I start here each day, ... Read more
Friday, January 18, 2013      0 comments

January 18, 2013 Ihad the flu, a dismal experience. It hit between Christmas and New Year's Day and am just now finding my cough is lessening. So, I am having trouble re-igniting my fitness program. Have been on stationary bike only once. ... Read more
Is this success or what?
Monday, January 07, 2013      1 comments

For the first time, probably in 60 years, I made it through the holidays without a sugar binge. Clothes still fit. Yahoo! How did this happen? Lots of work to this point including work with a psychologist, 12 step program, and Sparkpeople! Succ... Read more
Monday again, so glad
Monday, November 26, 2012      2 comments

So, made it through Thanksgiving with a houseful of grandchildren, family, a trip to the ER with my 91 year old father and a 3 year old punching a scorpion and getting pinched rather than stung. EVENTFUL. Off plan for a few hours on a couple of ... Read more